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

Newcastle seize the moment and fly into the A-League grand final

Newcastle seize the moment and fly into the A-League grand final

by , 28 Apr 2018

Jason Hoffman blew a wide open header from four metres out seven minutes into the match. Nikolai Topor-Stanley rolled in an own-goal after 14 minutes. Jack Duncan blew out his right thigh as the half-hour mark approached.

As good as it Jets! Newcastle through to A-League decider

As good as it Jets! Newcastle through to A-League decider

by , 27 Apr 2018

Now that folks, is something special. The Newcastle Jets are into the A-League Grand Final after beating Melbourne City two goals to one.

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City: A-League semi-final live scores, blog

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City: A-League semi-final live scores, blog

by , 27 Apr 2018 Video

The Newcastle Jets and Melbourne City meet in a match to decide the first team through to the A-League grand final. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City: Who’s going to win the first A-League semi-final and why

Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne City: Who’s going to win the first A-League semi-final and why

by , 27 Apr 2018

The A-League semi-finals get underway tonight with the Newcastle Jets hosting Melbourne City, with a place in the grand final up for grabs.

The champs are ready, is anyone else?

The champs are ready, is anyone else?

by , 24 Apr 2018 Video

Round 27 did little else but confirm the fact that Sydney FC are ready to launch a compelling case for back-to-back titles.

Joyce demands City improvement for Jets semi

Joyce demands City improvement for Jets semi

by , 21 Apr 2018

Melbourne City are one win from their first grand final but there is no celebrating at the A-League club.

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar: A-League Elimination Final live scores, blog

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar: A-League Elimination Final live scores, blog

by , 20 Apr 2018

The first of five A-League finals matches starts with Melbourne City hosting Brisbane Roar in an elimination final. Join The Roar for live scores and updates from 7:50pm (AEST).

It’s time for Melbourne City to make their mark on the A-League

It’s time for Melbourne City to make their mark on the A-League

by , 20 Apr 2018

Melbourne City could be the club we all love to hate, but their brief history has largely been marked by indifference. Is tonight the night that all changes?

Defenders named as City’s club champions

by , 17 Apr 2018

International defenders Bart Schenkeveld and Lauren Barnes have won Melbourne City’s A-League and W-League player of the year awards.

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

by , 14 Apr 2018

The final round of the A-League continues with what is essentially a dead rubber as the Wellington Phoenix play host to a Melbourne City outfit primed for the finals. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEST).


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