Donald Buhagiar Obituary, Death – Donald Buhagiar, a former striker for Siiewi, Floriana, Senglea Athletic, Siiewi, and Malta Youths, passed away this morning at the age of 65. It is with profound regret that we share the news of his passing. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family on their loss.
Donald Buhagiar hailed from Siewi, and even at a young age, he was already demonstrating his talent in front of goal. In fact, he showed such prowess that he was already playing for Siiewi in the Second Division during the season 1972-1973, when he was only 15 years old. His goals at regular intervals at the Schreiber did not go unnoticed, and as a result, national team coach Terrenzio Polverini chose him to play for the Malta Youths in the 1976 UEFA Youth Tournament, in which we were drawn to play against France.
His goals at regular intervals at the Schreiber were so impressive that they led to his selection. During that time period, he was enrolled at the Paola Technical Institute as a student. In point of fact, Donald Buhagiar participated in both of Malta’s matches against France U/18 and scored his country’s lone goal in their 3-1 loss at their home stadium, The Stadium. The score of the second leg, played in France, was 1-0 against Malta.
It was time to make a change because major clubs were interested in signing him. In point of fact, Floriana was the team that was successful in inking the promising Siiewi player on Friday, September 3, 1976. Despite the fact that the drawn-out negotiations prevented Buhagiar from participating in the upcoming UEFA Cup matches between lsk Wrocaw of Poland because he was registered after the 15th of August deadline, Floriana was still able to sign Buhagiar.
In spite of this, he made his debut a few weeks later when he came in as a substitute to replace Ray “au” Farrugia in the team’s 3-1 victory over Senglea Athletic.