I speak to Hibernians goalkeeper, Rudy Briffa about some of the first things which have happened in his career.
The 19-year-old is a product of the Hibs Youth Academy and played against PSV earlier on this season.
First game you saw live?
Hibernians vs Birkirkara (2001-2002). It was the final match of The Championship. Hibs were crowned champions, I remember the celebrations held after the game.
First footballing hero?
Oliver Kahn. My Grandfather told me about him. He is a big fan of the Bundesliga. Every weekend we would watch him play. I kept following him until he retired.
First pair of boots?
They were Black Diadora’s, actually they were my brothers but I always wanted what he had so he gave them to me.
It was a Hibs goalkeeper shirt in navy blue, I kept it after we won a tournament.
First senior game?
It was in the Gozo cup, I came on in the second half when we played against the Gozo XI.
First shirt number?
I can’t remember it for sure but I think my first shirt number was the number one shirt.
First penalty save?
We were in the Semi-Final’s of the Under 9’s Cup. The game went to a penalty shoot-out. I saved three penalties.
First experience against a larger reputation side?
It was a friendly against PSV, we won 2-1. It was a great experience playing against a top side and it was a great success when we managed to win the game.