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Melbourne Victory FC

Melbourne Victory FC
Football club information
Full nameMelbourne Victory Football Club
NicknameVictory, Blues
StadiumAAMI Park, Etihad Stadium (capacity : 30,050, 56,000)
ChairmanAnthony Di Pietro
ManagerMehmet Durakovic
2010 115th (league)
Current season2011 12 Melbourne Victory season

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Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional football (soccer) club based in Melbourne, Victoria, that plays in the A-League.

Founded in 2004 after the announcement of a revamped domestic league in Australia, which saw the National Soccer League disbanded in 2003 and replaced by the A-League, Melbourne Victory has led the A-League in attendances every year since the 2006-07 season and is also considered the most successful club domestically in the A-League, having won two A-League Championships and two Premiers Plates.

Melbourne Victory have completed the Premiership-Championship double twice, winning both during the 2006 07 and 2008 09 seasons and is also the first and only A-League club to complete the domestic treble, winning the (now defunct) Challenge Cup, Premiership and Championship, all in the 2008 09 season.

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young gun Leckie out for two months - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald---...- in his left knee with contusion to the surrounding bone after a heavy challenge during the Reds' A-League loss to -Melbourne Victory- on the weekend. ... - Date : Mon, 01 Nov 2010 05:45:13 GMT+00:00
Kevin Muscat wants early results - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--Kevin Muscat will lead a -Melbourne Victory- side minus Archie Thompson this season. Source: Getty Images CAPTAIN Kevin Muscat has cautioned -Melbourne Victory- ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 11:04:59 GMT+00:00
Lavicka broke Victory's spell over Sydney - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald---MELBOURNE VICTORY- might boast one of the league's best records against Sydney -FC- but Adrian Leijer believes the arrival of Vitezslav Lavicka has made the ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 13:56:28 GMT+00:00
A-League Blog: Heart on the right track - Back Page Lead (blog) Tweet this news
Back Page Lead (blog)--The introduction of the -Melbourne- Heart in the Hyundai A-League will provide the competition with its first real derby. The success of -Melbourne Victory- has ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:03:22 GMT+00:00
A-League Blog: winds of change in Gosford - Back Page Lead (blog) Tweet this news
Back Page Lead (blog)--With the -Victory-, Sydney -FC-, Gold Coast and the -Melbourne- Heart all expected to challenge this season, the Central Coast will have to fight it out for one ... - Date : Wed, 04 Aug 2010 12:38:29 GMT+00:00
MP & Silva bring Boca Juniors to Australasia - Tweet this news only match of the tour announced so far is against Australian A-League Championship runners-up, -Melbourne Victory Football Club-, at Etihad Stadium, ... - Date : Tue, 25 May 2010 07:43:23 GMT+00:00
Fixtures nightmare for Melbourne Victory - Herald Sun Tweet this news
Herald Sun--With the A-League finals running from February 18-March 13, -Victory- and champion Sydney -FC- could face a fixture pile-up as they play the first two rounds of ... - Date : Tue, 18 May 2010 11:46:10 GMT+00:00
Ex-Melbourne Victory striker Allsopp hamstrung at DC United - Tweet this news -Melbourne Victory- striker Danny Allsopp is currently out of action for MLS club DC United because of a hamstring injury. The 31-year old has started ... - Date : Wed, 28 Apr 2010 02:30:46 GMT+00:00
Victory skipper in hot water for lashing ACL - Sydney Morning Herald Tweet this news
Sydney Morning Herald--At this stage, -Melbourne- will again participate in the ACL in 2011, alongside Sydney -FC-. ''If Kevin's comments reflect the attitude of the leadership of ... - Date : Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:07:29 GMT+00:00
Kruse feeling good and looking to score for Melbourne Victory - Tweet this news Victory- striker Robbie Kruse says the way the second part of the Asian Champions League group stage has panned out has been much better for him ... - Date : Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:06:17 GMT+00:00

No. Nationality Position Player Other
1AUSGKTando Velaphi
2AUSDFMatthew Foschini
3BRADF[[Fabio Alves
4AUSDFPetar Franjic
6AUSMFLeigh Broxham
7AUSDFMatthew Kemp
8SCOMFGrant Brebner
9CRCFWJean Carlos Solórzano (on loan from LD Alajuelense)
10AUSFWArchie Thompson
11NZLMFMarco Rojas
12AUSDFRodrigo Vargas
13AUSMFDiogo Ferreira
14AUSMFBilly Celeski
15AUSMFTom Pondeljak
16CRCMF[[Carlos Hernández Valverde
17AUSMFJames Jeggo
18AUSFWDanny Allsopp
19AUSMFIsaka Cernak
20AUSGK[[Lawrence Thomas (goalkeeper)
22AUSFWHarry Kewell
23AUSDFAdrian Leijer
25AUSFWLuke O'Dea
26AUSDFNicholas Ansell
30AUSGKAnte Čović

No. Nationality Position Player Other
1AUSGKRani Dowisha
2AUSDFAnthony Selemidis
3AUSMFJason Ricciuti
4AUSDFNicholas Ansell
5AUSMFHernan Espindola
6AUSMFPaulo Retre
7AUSDFDamir Lokvancic
8AUSMFJake Nakic
9NZLFWDaniel Gebreezgiher
10AUSMFRoy Ruea
11AUSFWDavid Stirton
12AUSDFJames Kalafatidis
13AUSFWLuke O’Dea
14AUSMFAndrew Mullet
15AUSDFEmmanuel Deiwal
16AUSMFStephen Hatzikostas
17AUSMFBobby Banicevic Junior
18AUSFWTedros Yabio
20AUSGKAlastair Bray

Preceded by
Adelaide United
Challenge Cup Winners
Succeeded by
Was Not Held
Preceded by
Adelaide United
A-League Premiers
Succeeded by
Central Coast Mariners
Preceded by
Central Coast Mariners
A-League Premiers
Succeeded by
Sydney FC
Preceded by
Sydney FC
A-League Champions
Succeeded by
Newcastle Jets
Preceded by
Newcastle Jets
A-League Champions
Succeeded by
Sydney FC

Rivalries :
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
2005 2009 Reebok Samsung
2009 2011 Intralot
2011 Adidas Adecco

Rivalries :

Rivalries :

Rivalries :

Rivalries :

Youth squad :

Youth squad :
Dates Name Notes
2005 - 12 April 2011 Australia Gary Cole Football Operation Manager
21 June 2011 Present AU Francis Awaritefe Director of Football

Youth squad :
Dates Name Notes Honours
20 December 2004 12 March 2011 ScotlandAustralia Ernie Merrick Inaugural manager 2006-07 A-League Premiership
2008 09 A-League Premiership
2009-10 A-League Premiership Runner Up
2006-07 A-League Championship
2008-09 A-League Championship
2009-10 A-League Championship Runner Up
2008 A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup
A-League Coach of the Year 2006-07
A-League Coach of the Year 2009-10
12 March 2011 20 June 2011 AU Mehmet Durakovic Caretaker manager
21 June 2011 present AU Mehmet Durakovic First manager that represented the Socceroos

Youth squad :
Dates Name Notes
5 May 2005 16 February 2011 AU Kevin Muscat Inaugural club captain
16 February 2011 present AU Adrian Leijer

Melbourne League history>
Melbourne League history
Youth squad :
Season Teams Pre-Season Premiership Ladder
Final Ladder
ACL Qualification ACL Placing
2005 06 8 Semi-Final 7th DNQ 7th DNQ DNQ
2006 07 8 5th Premiers Qualified Champions Qualified for 2008 DNQ
2007 08 8 8th 5th DNQ 5th DNQ Group Stage (2nd)
2008 09 8 Winners Premiers Qualified Champions Qualified for 2010 DNQ
2009 10 10 N/A 2nd Qualified 2nd Qualified for 2011 Group Stage (4th)
2010 11 11 N/A 5th Qualified 5th DNQ Group Stage (4th)

Records : Most appearances
Name Years A-League Finals ACL Total
1 Australia Rodrigo Vargas 2006-        
2 Australia Kevin Muscat 2005 2011        
3 Australia Archie Thompson 2005-        
4 Australia Grant Brebner 2006-        
5 Costa Rica Carlos Hernández 2007-        

: Leading scorers
Name Years A-League Finals ACL Total Games per goal
1 Australia Archie Thompson 2005-         2.20
2 Australia Danny Allsopp 2005 2009, 2011-         2.38
3 Australia Kevin Muscat 2005 2011         4.00
4 Costa Rica Carlos Hernández 2007-         3.92
5 Australia Robbie Kruse 2009 2011         2.88

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HomeEtihad Stadium, Melbourne, Victoria
Seasons2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
RivalriesThe City Derby, Adelaide United, Melbourne Heart
RecordsRecords and statistics

AFC Club Football seasons

AFC Champions League seasons
Asian Champion
Club Tournament
1967, 1969, 1970, 1971
Asian Club
1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02
Champions League
Seasons2002 03, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Finals2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
AFC Cup seasons
AFC President's Cup seasons
Other defunct tournaments
Asian Cup Winners Cup1990-1991, 1991-1992, 1992-1993, 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002
Asian Super Cup1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Association football in Australia

National teamsMen's (Socceroos) , Women's (Matildas) , Men's U23 (Olyroos) , Men's U20 (Young Socceroos), Women's U20 (Young Matildas) , U18 Australian Youth Olympic team , Men's U17 (Joeys)
Current National LeaguesA-League , Youth League , W-League
Former LeaguesNational Soccer League , National Soccer Youth League , Women's National Soccer League

Sporting teams based in Melbourne

Association Football (soccer)A-League: Melbourne Heart FC * Melbourne Victory FC * W-League: Melbourne Victory
Australian FootballAFL: Carlton * Collingwood * Essendon * Hawthorn * Melbourne * North Melbourne * Richmond * St Kilda * Western Bulldogs
BaseballClaxton Shield: Victoria Aces
BasketballNBL: Melbourne Tigers * WNBL: Bulleen Boomers * Dandenong Rangers
CricketSheffield Shield/50 overs/20 overs: Victorian Bushrangers WNCL: Victorian Spirit
Field HockeyAHL: Victorian Vikings mens division, Victorian Vipers womens division
Ice hockeyAIHL: Melbourne Ice
MotorsportV8 Supercar: Ford Performance Racing * Garry Rogers Motorsport * Holden Racing Team * Kelly Racing * Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport * Rod Nash Racing * Tony D'Alberto Racing * Walkinshaw Racing
NetballANZ Championship: Melbourne Vixens
Rugby LeagueNRL/NYC: Melbourne Storm
Rugby UnionSuper 15: Melbourne Rebels
Water PoloAustralian National Water Polo League: Victoria Tigers

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