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

Muscat lauds George, Broxham after Perth win

Muscat lauds George, Broxham after Perth win

by , 14 Jan 2018

In an A-League season where winning hasn’t come easy for Melbourne Victory, coach Kevin Muscat was eager to savour this one.

A-League live scores, blog: Melbourne Victory vs Perth Glory

A-League live scores, blog: Melbourne Victory vs Perth Glory

by , 13 Jan 2018

Match result: Melbourne Victory have added another win to their ledger in a high-scoring affair against Perth Glory.

The Victory shouldn’t be this mediocre, should they?

The Victory shouldn’t be this mediocre, should they?

by , 12 Jan 2018

Played 15, won five, drawn five, lost five, 20 goals scored, 21 goals conceded. Sitting in fifth on 20 points, Melbourne Victory are as close to bottom-placed Wellington as they are to second-placed Newcastle.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 10 Jan 2018

The Wellington Phoenix are cemented to the bottom of the A-League table and will need to turn things around when they return home against the Melbourne Victory. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEDT).

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.

Berisha gets Victory home over Jets

Berisha gets Victory home over Jets

by , 30 Dec 2017

Besart Berisha has powered an effervescent Melbourne Victory past A-League upstarts Newcastle Jets with the decisive goal in a 2-1 win on Friday night.

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 13

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 13

by , 29 Dec 2017

There is a reason why we all love writing for, and interacting with, The Roar. That reason being, the voice of the crowd.

Besart Berisha hoping for Aussie citizenship in early 2018

Besart Berisha hoping for Aussie citizenship in early 2018

by , 27 Dec 2017

Besart Berisha hopes to finally come good on his long-running dream of playing in the A-League as an Australian early next year.

AAMI Park is Melbourne Victory’s not-so-secret weapon

AAMI Park is Melbourne Victory’s not-so-secret weapon

by , 25 Dec 2017

AAMI Park is the best venue in the A-League, and Melbourne Victory will pick up points freely now that they’re playing out of a proper football ground.

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 12

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 12

by , 21 Dec 2017

First of all, may I say Merry Christmas to all irrespective of your faith or beliefs. May it be a restful break for all and a festive weekend of A-League action.


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