In the second of the new ‘Scout Report’ feature, MalteseFootball takes a look at Valletta Goalkeeper Henry Bonello.

The 30-year-old is a veteran of the Maltese game having started his career in 2006 with Sliema Wanderers.

During his eight year spell with Sliema, Bonello made over 100 appearances for the club. He spent part of the 2009/10 season on loan at Vittoriosa Stars.

Bonello made his Malta national team debut against Liechtenstein in February 2012. He has since gone on to make a total of seven appearances against sides such as Austria and Ukraine.

During his time with Sliema, Bonello won the 2008/09 Maltese Cup.

Henry Bonello’s Football Manager 2019 stats (Photo by Charlie Russell)

In 2014, the goalkeeper signed for Hibernians where he spent just one season before moving to Maltese giants Valletta. Bonello won the Maltese Premier League for the first time during his short spell with Hibs.

After 52 appearances in all competitions for Valletta, the 30-year-old goalkeeper was on the move again, this time signing for Birkirkara.

However, after just five months with the Stripes, Bonello returned to Valletta in June 2017.

The signing of the goalkeeper was followed by the arrival of Joseph Zerafa and Kyrian Nwoko after the appointment of Zoran Popovic as their new coach.

This season, Bonello has kept nine clean sheets from 16 league appearances making him the leader in the Maltese Premier League clean sheet charts.

The 30-year-old has also featured four times in UEFA competitions this season against FK Kuk√ęsi and HSK Zrinjski Mostar.

Bonello has won the Maltese Premier League on two occasions with Valletta and will be hoping to make it a hat-trick this season as the title chase heats up.

Statistics in all competitions 2018/19

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