Hibs FC mourns the loss of ‘one of the best forwards’ they’ve ever had, Jimmy Mizzi
Rest in peace.
Hibernians FC is mourning the loss of a former player of theirs, Jimmy Mizzi who passed away overnight. Jimmy, 79, was regarded as “one of the best forwards at Hibernians FC.”
“In 1961, Hibs won the first ever Premier League championship. After a very tight title race with Valletta, a head to head match was played on 28th May. The Paolites won 2-1 with Jimmy scoring both goals and led the way for our team to secure the first-ever Premier League title,” the local football club shared in a statement on Facebook.
“In season 1961-62, Hibernians became winners of the Schembri Shield, the Cassar Cup and the FA Trophy. Mizzi was also an asset to this squad as he scored the winning goal in the Cassar Cup Final against Sliema Wanderers. He also forced Valletta's Irish goalkeeper Tommy Taylor to make an own goal after a powerful strike at the FA Trophy final.”
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The football club also shared that Jimmy was also part of the team that played against Atletico Madrid on 7th November 1962. “Rest in peace Jimmy,” they share, thanking him.
Along with Hibs, Kristu Sultan Paola also offered their condolences. “The Ghaqda Socjali Muzikali salutes the memory of Mr Jimmy Mizzi. Thank you, Jimmy for all that you did with the society. Rest in peace.”
Condolences to the family & friends of Mr Jimmy Mizzi.