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Full name  David Cluett
Name  David Cluett
Place of birth  Malta
Role  Football player
Place of death  England
Position  Goalkeeper
Playing position  Goalkeeper

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Date of birth  (1965-08-02)2 August 1965
Date of death  17 July 2005(2005-07-17) (aged 39)
Died  July 17, 2005, England, United Kingdom

David Cluett (2 August 1965 – 17 July 2005) was a Maltese professional football goalkeeper.


Cluett is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in Maltese football. His best years were those at Floriana F.C. with whom he won a number of honours.

Melita FC

Cluett started his career with St Julians side Melita F.C., in 1979. Cluett spent one season there.

Floriana FC

In 1986, he moved to Floriana F.C. During his time with the Greens' Cluett fast became a fan favorite, his dominating figure between the posts helped lead the club to a new era of honours. During his 13-year spell with Floriana he went on to win all domestic honours. His best phase with the club was most definitely between 1992-1994 winning the triple crown in the first season. The following season Cluett went on to set a national record, 736 minutes without conceding a goal, Floriana went on to win three domestic honours that season.

Last Footballing Years

After Floriana, David Cluett had two short spells with Birkirkara F.C. and Gozo F.C. before returning to play for Floriana. Following his retirement from football Cluett worked with Msida Saint-Joseph F.C. as a goalkeeping coach.

National team

On 29 March 1987 he made his international debut in a 2-2 draw against Portugal. In total Cluett won 69 caps for Malta, the last on being on the 27 March 1996 in 1-0 away defeat to Macedonia.


On 17 July 2005 Cluett lost his long battle against a serious illness and died in a hospital in England several weeks short of his 40th birthday. He will be dearly missed by the Maltese Football community.

Floriana F.C.

  • Premier League: 1992-93
  • F.A. Trophy: 1992-93, 1993–94
  • Super Cup: 1992-93
  • Super 5 Cup: 1993-94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1997–98
  • Lowenbrau Cup: 1993-94
  • Individual

  • National Record: 736 Minutes without conceding a goal.
  • References

    David Cluett Wikipedia

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