Joseph Mbong

Joseph Mbong




Country: Malta/Nigeria

Date of birth: 15/07/1997 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lagos (Nigeria)

Height: 1,73m

Youth career: Hibernians FC

Senior career: Hibernians FC

Squad number: 15

Current national team: Malta U-17

Position: winger, secondary striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by — 

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Similar type of player: combined playing styles of Gervinho & Andre Schurrle



– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– balance Untitled

– finishing Untitled

– ability to lose his markers Untitled

– flair Untitled


Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– likes to cut inside

– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible

– often uses his speed and skill to take on defenders

– likes to dribble


He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-2-3-1.







League summary:

No senior team appearances yet.



Joseph Mbong was born in Nigeria, but he moved to Malta when he was just 2 years old. His father, Essien ‘Papa’ Mbong was a former Julius Berger FC [Lagos] midfielder. Joseph is already a part of the senior squad at Hibernians and he was recently given a chance to play in the Europa League first qualifying round against Spartak Trnava, where he replaced Jean Paul Farrugia in the last minute. He was given a Maltese passport recently, which enabled him to play in the UEFA U-17 Championship 2014 for Malta very recently. He played very well, scoring against Holland, and was perhaps the best player of Malta. Currently he plays for the U-19 squad.



“On the pitch, I see myself as a leader and I work very hard for the good of the team. I am strong, a fast dribbler, quite pacy, has good ball control. I need to work hard on shielding the ball from the opponents.”

(Joseph Mbong)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10   BallBallBallBallBallBall

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.






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