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

Leroy George claims Victory A-League medal

Leroy George claims Victory A-League medal

by , 13 May 2018

Leroy George has capped his sensational first year in Australian football with Melbourne Victory’s player of the year award, the Victory Medal.

VAR: This is what they warned you about

VAR: This is what they warned you about

by , 8 May 2018

I am lucky enough to have a loyal group of readers within Australia, throughout parts of Asia and one that even extends into North America and Europe.

Forget the VAR controversy, the better team won

Forget the VAR controversy, the better team won

by , 8 May 2018

Newcastle fans, I feel your pain. The ambiguity that you feel is justified, but what I’m about to say may hurt just a little more: the best team won on the day.

FFA must be held accountable for VAR debacle

FFA must be held accountable for VAR debacle

by , 8 May 2018

We have been cheated by the FFA’s response to the Video Assistant Referee malfunctioning, potentially costing the Newcastle Jets their first A-League championship since the 2007-08 season.

To the spoilers goes the Victory

To the spoilers goes the Victory

by , 7 May 2018 Video

Melbourne Victory’s fourth A-League title in Saturday’s grand final was achieved by a side that has done it the hard way, coming from fourth place to claim the championship, the first time a team from outside the top two has lifted the A-League trophy.

Christian Theoharous slams Wilkshire tackle which cost him a grand final appearance

Christian Theoharous slams Wilkshire tackle which cost him a grand final appearance

by , 7 May 2018

Melbourne Victory young gun Christian Theoharous says there’s “no place” in the game for tackles like the one from Luke Wilkshire that robbed him of a chance to play in the A-League grand final.

Besart Berisha hints at move abroad

Besart Berisha hints at move abroad

by , 6 May 2018

What more is there for Besart Berisha to win in the A-League after claiming his fourth A-League crown?

How Melbourne won the grand final, and how the Jets lost it

How Melbourne won the grand final, and how the Jets lost it

by , 6 May 2018

Having beaten Sydney – by the skin of their teeth – in extra time last weekend in the semi-final, by playing reactive, counter-attacking football, it was assumed Melbourne would have to modify their game-plan against Newcastle.

Melbourne Victory crowned A-League champions after controversial early goal

Melbourne Victory crowned A-League champions after controversial early goal

by , 5 May 2018

The Melbourne Victory are A-League Champions for 2017-18 after defeating the Newcastle Jets at McDonald Jones Stadium, with a controversial ninth-minute goal to Kosta Barbarouses enough to seal the crown.

2018 A-League Grand Final live scores, blog: Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory

2018 A-League Grand Final live scores, blog: Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory

by , 5 May 2018 Video

Match result: The Melbourne Victory have been crowned A-League champions after a ninth-minute goal to Kosta Barbarouses was enough to seal the deal.


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