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

Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

Adelaide United vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

by , 23 Aug 2017 Popular article!

Match result: In a phenomenal performance for an Adelaide team looking to re-ignite their fan base after a very disappointing 2016/17, they Reds have strutted into the quarter finals with a dominant second half display against the Melbourne Victory.

Victory’s system arranged around a robust trunk

Victory’s system arranged around a robust trunk

by , 11 Aug 2017

It seems unkind, and a little cheap, to label Joe Caletti and Matt McKay’s performances in their 5-1 FFA Cup loss to the Melbourne Victory as lightweight, considering the modest stature of the two.

Victory beat Roar in lopsided FFA Cup tie

Victory beat Roar in lopsided FFA Cup tie

by , 10 Aug 2017

The arrival of ex-Italian international Massimo Maccarone could not stop Melbourne Victory thrashing Brisbane Roar 5-1 in their FFA Cup Round of 32 clash at Perry Park.

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne Victory: FFA Cup live scores, blog

by , 9 Aug 2017

The Brisbane Roar are looking to break the Round of 32 in the FFA Cup for the first time in three years when they take on A-League grand finalists Melbourne Victory. Catch all the live scores, highlights and blog on The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST).

Troisi spurns City, re-signs with Victory

Troisi spurns City, re-signs with Victory

by , 28 Jul 2017

Socceroos midfielder James Troisi insists Melbourne Victory was always his preferred home after signing on with the A-League runner-ups.

Melbourne Victory set to lose another star attacker ahead of 2017-18 season

Melbourne Victory set to lose another star attacker ahead of 2017-18 season

by , 26 Jul 2017

Melbourne Victory star Marco Rojas is unlikely to be playing in the upcoming A-League season, with the winger set for a second stint in Europe.

It’s time for A-League badges to join the 21st century

It’s time for A-League badges to join the 21st century

by , 20 May 2017

This week Sydney FC officially changed their team badge, releasing images of a spangly new crest, one chairman Scott Barlow felt better emphasised Sydney FC’s place as “an iconic club in an iconic city”.

Melbourne Victory sign a Socceroo

Melbourne Victory sign a Socceroo

by , 15 May 2017

Melbourne Victory have bolstered their squad for the next A-League season by signing Australian defender Rhys Williams from Perth Glory.

George Calombaris charged with assault after A-League grand final incident

George Calombaris charged with assault after A-League grand final incident

by , 10 May 2017 Video

Police have charged Masterchef judge George Calombaris with assault following video footage which appeared on social media showing him pushing a man after the A-League grand final on Sunday.

The classic A-League finale has thrust football into the mainstream

The classic A-League finale has thrust football into the mainstream

by , 9 May 2017 Video

Attempting to write this piece without a goofy smile – as worn by all Sydney FC fans in the aftermath of the A-League grand final – will be tricky.


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