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

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An interview with Bruce Kamau: “City’s ambition was the reason I moved”

by , 19 Sep 2017

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Sky Blues end cup reign of lacklustre City

Sky Blues end cup reign of lacklustre City

by , 14 Sep 2017

Melbourne City’s reign as FFA Cup holders ended in lacklustre fashion as Sydney FC eased to a 2-0 quarter-final victory at Leichhardt Oval on Wednesday.

Sydney FC might be even better this season

Sydney FC might be even better this season

by , 14 Sep 2017

On a perfectly palatable Leichhardt Oval pitch, on a night sinking into a premature summer balm, the FFA Cup quarter finals staged a rematch of last season’s FFA Cup final.

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City highlights: FFA Cup scores, blog

Sydney FC vs Melbourne City highlights: FFA Cup scores, blog

by , 13 Sep 2017 Video

Sydney FC entertain Melbourne City in the quarter final of the FFA Cup at Leichhardt Oval in Sydney. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7.30pm (AEST).

Melbourne City hoarding Australian attackers is a great thing

Melbourne City hoarding Australian attackers is a great thing

by , 27 Jul 2017

The last few champion A-League teams – Sydney last season, Adelaide the season before, the great Victory and Brisbane teams – have all had at their creative hearts a foreign playmaker.

Melbourne City sign Stefan Mauk, wait on James Troisi

Melbourne City sign Stefan Mauk, wait on James Troisi

by , 27 Jul 2017

Melbourne City have signed midfielder Stefan Mauk but are playing a waiting game on Socceroo James Troisi as the A-League club look to build a squad to challenge for the title.

What an expansion team looks like

What an expansion team looks like

by , 21 Jun 2017

With the announcement of the FFA’s expansion plan and their final decision still two years away, anticipation grows and the critics circle.

Former Manchester United youth coach appointed at Melbourne City

Former Manchester United youth coach appointed at Melbourne City

by , 19 Jun 2017

Former Manchester United youth and reserve team coach Warren Joyce has been named as Melbourne City’s new A-League boss.

City poach Galekovic for upcoming A-League season

by , 16 Jun 2017

Melbourne City have signed former Adelaide United goalkeeper and skipper Eugene Galekovic to a two-year deal.

Sydney FC are A-League champions, just as they deserve to be

Sydney FC are A-League champions, just as they deserve to be

by , 8 May 2017 Video

The beautiful game can be cruel sometimes, as an A-League grand final for the ages was settled by a couple of missed penalty kicks.


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