Melbourne City

Melbourne-City-FC-logo-badge-crest-600wMelbourne City were introduced into the A-League for season 2010/11 as a rival club for Melbourne Victory, although they were originally known as Melbourne Heart.

Despite the club finishing in the lower half of the competition, their inaugural season was a success due to solid crowd attendances and the forging of an exciting rivalry with the Victory. The Heart rebranded to Melbourne City in June of 2014 following a takeover by the group which owns English Premier League giant Manchester City, and are now coached by John Van’t Schip.

City had quite a successful season in 2015-16, finishing just five points off the top ladder position led by the outstanding play of Socceroos midfielder Aaron Mooy and Uruguayan striker Bruno Fornaroli, who took home the golden boot award with 23 goals for the season. Unfortunately for City, their strong form didn’t continue into the post-season, as they were dispatched 4-1 by Adelaide United in their semi-final.

With Mooy now playing in England, City pulled off a major coup by announcing the signing of Aussie legend Tim Cahill for the 2016-17 season.

2015-16 season: 5th, lost in semi-finals

2016-17 squad: Thomas Sorensen, Dean Bouzanis, Ivan Franjic, Connor Chapman, Osama Malik, Manny Muscat, Ruon Tongyik, Josh Rose, Paulo Retre, Anthony Caceres, Daniel Arzani, Luke Brattan, Neil Kilkenny, Bruno Fornaroli, Corey Gameiro, Steve Kuzmanovski, Nick Fitzgerald, Bruce Kamau, Fernando Brandan, Tim Cahill.

Coach: John Van’t Schip

The full 2016-17 A-League draw can be found here.

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Melbourne City Articles

Sunday is alright when it comes to the A-League

Sunday is alright when it comes to the A-League

by , 15 Jan 2018 Video

The football over the weekend was absorbing – not for the first time this season – and best of all it was on when fans might actually watch it.

A-League live scores: Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City

A-League live scores: Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne City

by , 14 Jan 2018

Match result: Central Coast and Melbourne City fought out a 2-all draw at Central Coast Stadium on Sunday.

City sink Glory after McCormack double

City sink Glory after McCormack double

by , 10 Jan 2018

Melbourne City whiz kid Daniel Arzani was public enemy No.1 as Ross McCormack scored a double to guide his team to a 2-0 victory over Perth Glory at nib Stadium.

Perth Glory vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

Perth Glory vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

by , 9 Jan 2018

Pressure on the Perth Glory seems to be increasing with every passing game, but things won’t get much easier when they host a slightly out of sorts Melbourne City. Join The Roar for live scores from 10pm (AEDT).

Arzani’s A-League magic works for City

by , 7 Jan 2018

Teenage whizkid Daniel Arzani has climbed off the bench to change Melbourne City’s fortunes, setting up a Ross McCormack double in City’s comeback 2-1 A-League win.

Is Melbourne City heeding the lessons of Guardiola and Postecoglou?

Is Melbourne City heeding the lessons of Guardiola and Postecoglou?

by , 3 Jan 2018

Manchester City have dominated the Premier League this season, but their influence extends globally, all the way to Melbourne.

Benched Budzinski City’s latest mystery

Benched Budzinski City’s latest mystery

by , 3 Jan 2018

Marquee players are at a premium in the A-League, so why did Warren Joyce keep Marcin Budzinski on the bench as his Melbourne City side slumped to defeat at Western Sydney?

Melbourne scorcher causes havoc with A-League plans

Melbourne scorcher causes havoc with A-League plans

by , 2 Jan 2018

A-League chiefs are anxiously watching the weekend’s weather forecast in Melbourne, with a re-think needed ahead of a bumper day of football.

Confidence not the issue for City: Joyce

Confidence not the issue for City: Joyce

by , 2 Jan 2018

Melbourne City coach Warren Joyce is convinced confidence isn’t an issue for his out-of-sorts A-League team.

City’s McCormack cleared of ACL injury

City’s McCormack cleared of ACL injury

by , 17 Dec 2017

Melbourne City are breathing a sigh of relief after star striker Ross McCormack was cleared of a season-ending knee injury – but the Scotsman still may have played his last game in the A-League.


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