Melbourne Victory

Melbourne VictoryFounded in 2004, Melbourne Victory claimed their first championship in the 2006-07 season after defeating Adelaide United 6-0 in the Grand Final. Archie Thompson was the hero, scoring five goals.

Following on from that success, the Victory became the first A-League club to win the Premiership-Championship double in 2008-09. After a fifth-placed finish in 2009-10 Melbourne Victory underwent a transitional period that saw the departure of foundation coach Ernie Merrick, with the club unsuccessfully appointing a number of coaches to try and restore the Victory to the top of the table.

The signing of Ange Postecoglou put the Victory on the right path, before his ascension to the Socceroos job paved the way for Kevin Muscat to take the reigns. In Muscat’s first season in 2014-15, the Victory claimed their third Championship by defeating Sydney FC 3-0 in the Grand Final. The club also won its maiden FFA Cup title in 2015.

The club was unable to replicate that success in 2015-16, just scraping into the finals in sixth position before bombing out against the Brisbane Roar in their elimination final, 2-1.

2015-16 season: 6th, lost in elimination finals

2016-17 squad: Lawrence Thomas, Lucas Spinella, Jason Geria, Scott Galloway, Nick Ansell, Daniel Georgievski, Alan Baro, James Donachie, Thomas Deng, Leigh Broxham, Oliver Bozanic, Rashid Mahazi, Carl Valeri, Stefan Nigro, Marco Rojas, Besart Berisha, James Troisi, Mitch Austin, Fahid Ben Khalfallah, George Howard, Jai Ingham

Coach: Kevin Muscat

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

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Melbourne Victory Articles

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 7

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 7

by , 16 Nov 2017

The Crowd was the star last week with three correct selections and my ambitious, upset driven selection strategy continues to fail.

Victory, Roar forced to settle for draw

Victory, Roar forced to settle for draw

by , 11 Nov 2017

The battle between the two teams needing a victory so desperately has ended in a draw that will please neither of their managers.

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

by , 11 Nov 2017

Match result: The battle between the two teams needing a victory so desperately has ended in a draw that will please neither of their managers.

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 6

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 6

by , 9 Nov 2017

Only Daniel Jeffrey and the Crowd managed three successful tips last week in what was a challenging round. This week sees a few more curve balls out there for the panel with which to grapple and in among it all, a Socceroos match.

Victory and Wanderers fight out 1-1 draw

Victory and Wanderers fight out 1-1 draw

by , 7 Nov 2017

A 10-man Melbourne Victory have salvaged a 1-1 draw with Western Sydney in a pulsating A-League clash in front of 21,577 fans at Etihad Stadium.

Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League live scores, blog

Melbourne Victory vs Western Sydney Wanderers: A-League live scores, blog

by , 6 Nov 2017 Video

Last season’s finalists Melbourne Victory remain winless and face another tough challenge at home against a Western Sydney Wanderers outfit keen to get back to winning ways after successive draws. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm AEDT.

The A-League is too good to be this bad

The A-League is too good to be this bad

by , 6 Nov 2017 Popular article!

If an A-League game was played in a multi-purpose venue and no one was there to watch it, was it really a proper football game?

The best team in Melbourne? Right now it’s City

The best team in Melbourne? Right now it’s City

by , 30 Oct 2017

Who would have thought that Bruno Fornaroli getting injured might work out for the best, or that Melbourne City would be the dominant club in Victoria?

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Central Coast Mariners vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 29 Oct 2017

Central Coast Mariners host Melbourne Victory at Central Coast Stadium in Round 4 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage starting from 7pm AEDT.

A football fan with no team

A football fan with no team

by , 26 Oct 2017

“You’ve got to have a team,” the marketing campaign says. Get behind your local club! But what if that does not apply to you?


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