- Tarki Micallef
Football player infobox
playername = Tarki Micallef
fullname = Constantinous Micallef
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1961|01|24
currentclub = Retired
youthclubs = Cardiff City
years = 1978-1983
clubs = Cardiff City
caps(goals) = 81 (11)
nationalteam = Wales U21
Constantinous "Tarki" Micallef (born
24 January, 1961in Cardiff) is a former Welsh professional footballer.
The son of a Greek restaurateur, Micallef was born in the
Grangetownarea of Cardiffand was a Welsh schoolboy international as a youngster before joining Cardiff City as a trainee, working his way up to the first team, making his debut in December 1978 at the age of seventeen against Sheffield United which was to be his only appearance for the Bluebirds that year. Eventually he established himself in the team during the 1981/82 season but in September 1983 he moved to Newport County as part of a five man swap deal which saw Cardiff players Micallef, John Lewis and Linden Jonesmove to Newport in exchange for Nigel Vaughanand Karl Elsey.
However he only remained at Newport for one year before joining Gillingham on a short term non-contract basis making two appearances before rejoining Cardiff, only playing a handful of games as they were relegated to the third division. He spent one year at Bristol Rovers before moving to non-league football with Barry Town.
After retiring from football after leaving Barry Town, Micallef now works as a technician for the
Wales National Opera.
He lives in
Penylanwith his wife Maria and two children, Antonia and Tiago. [ [http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/footballnation/football-news/tm_headline=tarki-still-prepared-to-go-with-the-flow&method=full&objectid=18006910&siteid=50082-name_page.html "Tarki still prepared to go with the flow"] South Wales EchoRetrieved on 3 February, 2008]
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