Melbourne Victory Squad 2014

Melbourne Victory
Full name Melbourne Victory F.C Pty. Ltd
Nickname(s) Melbourne, Dark Blues, Victory
Founded 2004
Ground AAMI Park / Etihad Stadium
 Capacity 30,050 / 56,347
Chairman Anthony Di Pietro
Head Coach Kevin Muscat
League A-League
2012-13 3rd (League)
3rd (Finals)

Players

Senior Squad

As of 30 August 2013.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 GK Nathan Coe
2 DF Pablo Contreras
3 DF Adama Traoré
4 DF Nick Ansell
5 MF Mark Milligan (captain)
6 MF Leigh Broxham (vice-captain)
7 MF Guilherme Finkler
9 FW Kosta Barbarouses
10 FW Archie Thompson
11 FW Connor Pain
13 FW Andrew Nabbout
14 MF James Troisi (On loan from Atalanta)
16 MF Rashid Mahazi
 
No. Position Player
17 MF James Jeggo
18 MF Francesco Stella
20 GK Lawrence Thomas
21 MF Tom Rogić (On loan from Celtic)
22 FW Jesse Makarounas
23 DF Adrian Leijer (2nd vice-captain)
24 DF Scott Galloway
25 DF Jason Geria
26 MF Jordan Brown
27 MF Christopher Cristaldo (Youth)
31 DF Dylan Murnane (Youth)
32 DF Milos Ridesić (Youth)

Players With Multiple Nationalities

Player 1. Nationality 2. Nationality
Pablo Contreras Chile Spain
James Jeggo Australia Austria
Andrew Nabbout Australia Lebanon
Archie Thompson Australia New Zealand

Youth squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
27 FW Christopher Cristaldo
28 MF Luc Jeggo
29 MF John Buceto
30 GK Keegan Coulter
31 DF Dylan Murnane
32 DF Milos Ridesic
 
No. Position Player
40 GK Gian Tapia
-- DF James Karvelis
-- MF Anthony Duzel
-- FW Damien Miskulin
-- FW Anthony Proia

Personnel

Board Members

  • Chairman: Anthony Di Pietro
  • Managing Director: Ian Robson
  • Director: Mario Biasin
  • Director: Florin Burhala
  • Director: John Harris
  • Director: Ian McLeod
  • Director: Harry Stamoulis
  • Director: Richard Wilson

Current technical staff

Position Staff
Football Operations Manager Paul Trimboli
Head Coach Kevin Muscat
First Assistant Coach Jean-Paul de Marigny
Second Assistant Coach Darren Davies
Goalkeeping Coach Steve Mautone
Strength and Conditioning Coach Peter Cklamovski
Sports Science Amber Rowell
Doctor Dr Andrew Jowett
Doctor Dr Krishant Naidu
Physiotherapist Travis Maude
HAL Rehabilitation and Injury Prevention Coordinator Domenic Trimboli
Assistant HAL Physiotherapist & NYL Physiotherapist Ryan Florence-Rieniets
NYL Coach Darren Davies
NYL Assistant Coach Vaughan Coveny
NYL Goalkeeping Coach Dean Anastasiadis
Assistant HAL and NYL Conditioning Coach Aaron D'Antino
Women's Head Coach Dave Edmondson

Director of Football

Dates Name Notes
2005 – 12 April 2011 Gary Cole Football Operations Manager
21 June 2011 – 22 November 2011 Francis Awaritefe Director of Football
25 June 2012 – present Paul Trimboli Football Operations Manager

Managerial History

Dates Name Notes Honours
20 December 2004 – 12 March 2011 Ernie Merrick Inaugural head coach and first dual-nationality head coach 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 Mehmet Durakovic Caretaker head coach  
21 June 2011 – 6 January 2012 Mehmet Durakovic First head coach who previously represented Socceroos  
6 January 2012 – 7 January 2012 Kevin Muscat Caretaker head coach for one match  
7 January 2012 – 1 April 2012 Jim Magilton First foreign head coach  
26 April 2012 – 26 October 2013 Ange Postecoglou First head coach to progress from the club directly to the Socceroos  
31 October 2013 - present Kevin Muscat First former club captain & club player appointed as head coach  

Club captains

Dates Name Notes
5 May 2005 – 16 February 2011 Kevin Muscat Inaugural club captain
16 February 2011 – 17 September 2013 Adrian Leijer
17 September 2013 – present Mark Milligan

Affiliated clubs

  • Liverpool (de facto sister club relationship)
  • Tasmanian Victory League (sponsored and supported by Melbourne Victory)
  • Tianjin Teda (sister club relationship)

Competition timeline

Competition 2005–
06
2006–
07
2007–
08
2008–
09
2009–
10
2010–
11
2011–
12
2012–
13
2013–
14
A-League 7th 1st 5th 1st 2nd 5th 8th 3rd
A-League Finals Series DNQ W DNQ W R/U EF DNQ SF
FFA Cup Competition Not Held
AFC Champions League Did Not Qualify GS DNQ GS GS DNQ

Honours

Domestic

League

  • A-League:
    • Champions (2): 2006–07, 2008–09
      • Runners-Up (1): 2009–10
    • Premiership (2): 2006–07, 2008–09
      • Runners-Up (1): 2009–10
    • Finals Series Appearances (5): 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13

Cups

  • A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup:
    • Winners (1): 2008-09

Continental

Asia

  • Asian Champions League Appearances: 3
    • 2008 — Group Stage (2nd)
    • 2010 — Group Stage (4th)
    • 2011 — Group Stage (3rd)

Worldwide

Youth

  • National Youth League:
    • Champions (1): 2012-13
      • Runners-Up (0):
    • Premiership (0):
      • Runners-Up (0):
    • Finals Series Appearances (1): 2010–11

Doubles and Trebles

  • Domestic Treble(1): 2008-09
  • Premiership & Championship Double(2): 2006-07, 2008-09
  • Premiership & Cup Double(1): 2008-09
  • Championship & Cup Double(1):2008-09

Individual honours

  • Johnny Warren Medal (2):
    • Carlos Hernandez (2009–10)
    • Marco Rojas (2012–13)
  • Joe Marston Medal (2):
    • Archie Thompson (2006–07)
    • Tom Pondeljak (2008–09)
  • A-League Golden Boot (2):
    • Archie Thompson (2005–06)
    • Danny Allsopp (2006–07)
  • A-League Coach of the Year (2):
    • Ernie Merrick (2006–07)
    • Ernie Merrick (2009–10)
  • A-League Foreign Player of the Year (1):
    • Carlos Hernandez (2009–10)
  • A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (2):
    • Michael Theoklitos (2006–07)
    • Michael Theoklitos (2007–08)
  • Young Footballer of the Year (2):
    • Adrian Leijer (2006–07)
    • Marco Rojas (2012–13)
  • A-League Goal of the Year (3):
    • Carlos Hernandez (2009–10)
    • Carlos Hernandez (2011–12)
    • Marcos Flores (2012–13)
  • AFC Champions League: Team of the Week (4):
    • Mitch Langerak (2010) - Matchday 4
    • Mitch Langerak (2010) - Matchday 5
    • Matthew Kemp (2008) - Matchday 1
    • Carlos Hernandez (2008) - Matchday 6

Records and statistics

Records

  • Record Win: 6–0 vs Adelaide United, 2007 A-League Grand Final, 18 February 2007
  • Record Defeat: 5–0 vs Brisbane Roar, 13 October 2012, Brisbane Roar v Melbourne Victory
  • Record Home Defeat: 0–4 vs Central Coast Mariners, 7 November 2009
  • Record High Attendance: 95,446 vs Liverpool, MCG, Melbourne, 24 July 2013
  • Record High Attendance (Season): 50,333 vs Sydney FC, Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, 8 December 2006 (A-League record)
  • Most Goals by a Player in a Game: 5 – Archie Thompson, 2007 A-League Grand Final, 18 February 2007 (A-League record)
  • Most Wins in a Row: 8 – 4 February 2006 – 8 October 2006
  • Highest Season Average Attendance: 27,728 – 2006–07 A-League (A-League record)
  • Most Goals in a Regular Season: Marco Rojas – 15 goals, 2012–13 A-League
  • Longest Period Without Conceding a Goal: 475 minutes – 11 January 2009 – 6 August 2009 Goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos
  • Most Hat-Tricks: 1 – Archie Thompson, Robbie Kruse

Most appearances

Archie Thompson holds the record for most league appearances with 150 (including finals) as of January 2013

Last updated 14 January 2013

# Name Years A-League Finals ACL Total
1 Archie Thompson 2005– 150 (4) 9 (2) 10 (2) 169 (8)
2 Adrian Leijer 2005–2007, 2009- 122 (1) 11 (0) 9 (0) 142 (1)
3 Rodrigo Vargas 2006–2012 118 (1) 10 (0) 14 (0) 142 (1)
4 Kevin Muscat 2005–2011 113 (0) 9 (0) 16 (0) 138 (1)
5 Leigh Broxham 2006– 108 (24) 10 (1) 10 (0) 128 (25)

Leading scorers

Archie Thompson holds the record for most league goals with 55 (including finals) as of January 2013.

Last updated June 2011

# Name Years A-League Finals ACL Total Games per goal
1 Archie Thompson 2005– 46 (101) 7 (9) 1 (7) 54 (121) 2.20
2 Danny Allsopp 2005–2009, 2011–2012 38 (91) 3 (7) 4 (11) 45 (109) 2.38
3 Kevin Muscat 2005–2011 28 (113) 0 (9) 6 (16) 34 (138) 4.00
4 Carlos Hernández 2007–2012 23 (85) 3 (9) 2 (11) 28 (112) 3.92
5 Robbie Kruse 2009–2011 15 (36) 1 (3) 0 (8) 16 (47) 2.88

INTERNATION PLAYERS/SHOULD BE

Club Pld W D L GF GA GD
Melbourne Victory Tom Rogic (on loan) 4 1 2 1 5 5 0
Brisbane Roar Ivan Franjic 4 0 1 3 5 12 −7
Perth Glory Shane Smeltz 2 0 1 1 0 1 −1
Adelaid UTD Jeronimo Neuman 2 1 0 1 1 4 −3
[[Melbourne Victory Archie Thompson] 2 1 0 1 4 4 0
Brisbane Roar Dimitri Petratos 2 0 0 2 2 5 −3
Template:Country data PAustralia Adelaid UTD Osama Malik 2 1 1 0 3 1 2
Melbourne Victory James Troisi 2 0 1 1 2 3 −1