Paola Hibernians Football Club are one of the most successful and best supported clubs in the history of Maltese football. So successful in fact they they are the only team to have spent their entire career in the highest division. They were also the first Maltese club to play in a major European tournament when they played Servette of Switzerland in the UEFA Cup in 1961.
Paola - although can trace an ancestry in the town's football to as far back as 1894. They were the first team in the whole of Malta to have their own dedicated stadium, when their 1500 capacity Hibernians Ground was opened in 1998. However despite this lovely facility, they play most of their home games in the National Stadium in Ta’ Qali, as the majority of Premier League games are played there.
The Paola Boys Hibs Ultras have only been going since 2007, but in that time have proved to be a lively and excitable addition to the Maltese football scene. They can also count the great Stanley Matthews as their most famous former managers, although Arsenal and Ipswich old boy Brian Talbot also put in a successful stint in the 1990.
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