Adrian Zahra is the new hot prospect of Melbourne Heart

Friday, October 22, 2010, 11:46

by Gordon Attard –

Born in 1990 of Maltese roots, Adrian Zahra is surely a name to take note of as this young kid has made his debut this season with the Melbourne outfit.

Although Adrian Zahra has never been called up with the Australian National Youths team, he can be another player Malta can take a look at. The 20 year old 5 ft 6 1/2 inch diminutive player resembles Malta’s captain Michael Mifsud in his play ,and during his 5 week’s loan spell with the Hyundai A-League 2nd Melbourne side, the Melbourne Heart, he is certainly proving himself to be able to fulfill his dream to play professionally sooner rather than later.

Debutant midfielder Adrian Zahra has proven his strength and blistering pace during the match against Wellington Phoenix in which he showed why Melbourne Heart snapped up this young talent. He will be useful in helping the club aim for in the Australian Hyundai A-League in the coming matches. Melbourne Heart are currently occupying the 7th position from 11 teams.

Zahra started his career in the youth system of the Melbourne Knights before progressing to the senior side during 2007. He played in nearly every game for the Melbourne Knights in 2008 but was loaned out to Western Suburbs SC in 2009 in the inferior league, the State League Division 1. Early this year Adrian Zahra returned to the Melbourne Knights and capped off a sensational year with the 2010 Victorian Premier League U21 Player of the year award.

It was Melbourne Heart who monitored this youngster and offered him a short term contract that could be renewed in the coming weeks as his performances are turning out to be very positive. The Maltese/Aussie player Adrian Zahra is looking forward to make the most out of his short spell and hopefully more opportunities can open the doors for him. Maybe a call up from Malta U21 coach can be one of those opportunities that Adrian Zahra will embrace.

Ironically, in the highlights of the match between Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Heart, it was Malta International player Manny Muscat who fouled Adrian Zahra in the box, with the Heart’s penalty being converted by their veteran striker John Aloisi…Watch the match highlights

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