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Newcastle United Jets FC
Newcastle United Jets logo
Full name Newcastle United Jets FC
Nickname(s) Jets
Founded 2000
Ground EnergyAustralia Stadium,
Newcastle
(Capacity: 33,000)
Chairman AustraliaCyprus Con Constantine
Manager Branko Čulina [1]
League A-League
2009-10 6th (league)
TBD (finals)
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Newcastle United Jets FC is a professional football (soccer) club based in Newcastle, New South Wales. The club competes in the A-League and plays its home games at Energy Australia Stadium (EAS). The Jets have won one A-League championship, defeating arch rivals the Central Coast Mariners 1 - 0 in the 2007-08 Grand Final.[2] In 2009 Newcastle Jets played in the AFC Champions League for the first time, reaching the Round of 16.

The club was formed in 2000 when it joined the National Soccer League (NSL) as Newcastle United,[3] and is one of only three former NSL clubs to appear in the A-League.

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History

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Newcastle United

Newcastle United Strip 2000-04

Newcastle United was formed in 2000 by Cypriot-Australian businessman Con Constantine from the remnants of the Newcastle Breakers club.[4] The Breakers were dissolved when Soccer Australia revoked its NSL license at the conclusion of the 1999/2000 season. At the formation of Newcastle United the home ground was moved back to where Newcastle KB United played, now known as EnergyAustralia Stadium.

The Newcastle United club were reasonably successful, competing in two of the last three Final Series and finishing 2nd in the League behind Perth Glory in the 2001-02 season.[5] The clubs colours were Blue and Red, somewhat traditional colours of the region also worn by the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team.

Newcastle United Jets

Newcastle United was renamed as Newcastle United Jets when it joined the A-League in its inaugral 2005-06 season. The club was renamed to project a new image and to prevent confusion with the Coca Cola Championship club Newcastle United F.C.

The name "Jets" is a reference to RAAF Base Williamtown, located just 20 kilometres north of Newcastle. The club's logo depicts three F/A-18 Hornets, which the Royal Australian Air Force has based at Williamtown.

A-League

Newcastle Jets starting line-up for the 2008 Preliminary Final

Former England and Australia manager Terry Venables was reported as favourite to become the team's technical director, including reports from the Jets, but this was confirmed by Venables' agent as a 'no-go'.[6] Instead, the club signed Richard Money for the 2005-2006 season. In 2006 Money was replaced with Nick Theodorakopoulos after Money returned to England to take the manager's job at Walsall. In October 2006 after recording no wins during the Pre-Season Cup and during the first seven rounds of A-League matches, Theodorakopoulos became the first coach to be sacked in the club's A-League's history. His assistant Gary Van Egmond was the caretaker coach for the remainder of the 2006-7 season, and later signed a contract to remain as the coach of the Jets for the next three years.

The club surprised many observers in the Australian game by signing Ned Zelic, a player who was seen to have severed connections with Australia after being dropped from the national team.

Reports suggested the Jets were attempting to bring former Liverpool and England striker Stan Collymore out of retirement.[7] Director of Football Remo Nogarotto confirmed the club had made a bid to lure Collymore to the A-League for a four-match guest stint; however, the move had broken down within 24 hours of it being made public.[8]

With the leadership of Gary Van Egmond Newcastle has achieved the highest amount of points out of all clubs in their last fourteen games and have also scored the most goals. As a result of their good form under Van Egmond, crowds in Newcastle have reached all time highs for football - culminating in a crowd of over 24,000 for their home final against Sydney FC on February 2, 2007.

Newcastle were eventually eliminated in the preliminary final by Adelaide, the game going to penalties after finishing at 1 all. Vaughan Coveny and Stuart Musialik missed their attempts in a shoot-out that ended up at 4-3 in favour of Adelaide, costing Newcastle their place in the grand final and a berth in the Asian Champions League.

2007–08

Version 3 of the A-League saw a number of Newcastle's biggest stars of the previous season leave the club. Captain Paul Okon retired, fan favourite Milton Rodriguez returned to Colombia and Johnny Warren Medal winner Nick Carle moved to Turkey to link up with Gençlerbirliği S.K.. New recruits included Joel Griffiths' twin brother Adam and previous European Golden Boot winner Mario Jardel. Although significant excitement surrounded the capture of Jardel, as time went by it was obvious he was well past his prime and received little game time. Throughout the season star striker Joel Griffiths broke the record for most goals in a regular season by scoring 12 in 21 rounds.[9]

The Jets started the season well without losing in their first 5 matches. Following this good start the Jets struggled for consistency until the end of the season, often winning against quality opposition but losing some vital home games. Wins in the last three competition rounds saw the Jets move up the ladder to equal points with the Central Coast Mariners, finishing the season in second place due to inferior goal difference. The Jets went on to play the Mariners in the two legged Major Semi Final. The Jets won the first leg at home 2-0 thanks to a first-half header from Adam Griffiths and a late penalty from his brother Joel. The game had its fair share of controversy as Mariners striker John Aloisi had a seemingly legitimate goal dissallowed and also missed a penalty.[10]

Steeled by the defeat in the first leg, the Mariners overturned the 2-0 deficit and led 2–0 at the end of 90 minutes of the second leg thanks to goals from Sasho Petrovski and Adam Kwasnik. Seven minutes into extra time Petrovski scored again to send the Mariners into their second Grand Final in three years.[11]

Newcastle Jets Squadron Banner before the 2007-08 Grand Final

The Jets qualified for their first A-League Grand Final by beating Queensland Roar 3-2 after extra time in the 2008 Preliminary Final on 17 February 2008.[12] The Jets led 1-0 until deep into injury time when the Roar were awarded a penalty which Reinaldo successfully converted, sending the match into extra time. A few minutes into extra time the Jets were awarded a penalty as well, as Song Jin-Hyung was brought down in the box. Joel Griffiths was successful from the spot to restore the 1-goal advantage and a few moments later Tarek Elrich sealed passage into the Grand Final with a well timed shot to score his first A-League goal. Although the Roar received another late penalty it was too late to stop the Jets' march into the Grand Final.

The Jets defeated the Central Coast Mariners in the 2007-08 A-League Grand Final, becoming A-League Champions for the first time.

The game was sealed with a solitary Mark Bridge strike early in the second half.[2] In his last game of professional football Tony Vidmar made a mistake near the halfway line to gift Bridge with an opportunity which he grasped with both hands. The game was marred by a late penalty appeal for handball. Mariners goal keeper Danny Vukovic had come up for the corner and was so infuriated by Mark Shield's clearly incorrect decision that he slapped his hand away, earning himself a lengthy ban and ruling himself out of the early rounds of next season.[13] Both the Jets and Mariners have qualified to take part in the 2009 AFC Champions League.

2008–09

After the success of the 2007-08 season a number of Jets players left the club including Mark Bridge and Stuart Musialik to Sydney FC and Joe Marston Medal winner Andrew Durante and Troy Hearfield to Wellington Phoenix. Although rumours persisted about captain Jade North and Adam Griffiths wishing to leave the club after being a part of the Socceroos squad that faced Singapore and China, both chose to remain with the Jets for the 2008-09 season.[14][15][16]

Most players who left the Jets suggested wage demands as the major issue with Jets owner Con Constantine refusing to allow players to utilise service agreements which would allow more flexibility under the salary cap.[17][18]

Forward Jason Naidovski was the first new player to sign on for the Jets for season 2008-09, arriving from the Australian Institute of Sport followed by right sided midfielder Shaun Ontong from Adelaide United,[19][20] and exciting under 20's Australian representative Kaz Patafta from Benfica.[21] Defender Antun Kovacic soon followed as well as international recruits Jesper Håkansson and Edmundo Zura, who signed as the marquee player for season 2008-09.

The Jets began the season with the Pre Season Cup where two draws and a loss saw them finish third in their group behind Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United.

The regular season proved to be a disaster for the Jets. The Jets won only four out of twenty one matches and were rooted to the bottom of the ladder, missing the finals for the first time and collecting their first wooden spoon. Adding to this were Gary van Egmond's touchline ban after storming on to the pitch following a 2 – 2 draw with Perth[22], marquee signing Edmundo Zura leaving the club after visa issues failed to bring his family from Ecuador[23], suspensions for Joel Griffiths and Mark Milligan[24] and high profile player Adam Griffiths agreeing to terms for season 2009-10 with expansion club Gold Coast United Football Club.[25] The Jets attempted to sign superstar Dwight Yorke to replace Zura as marquee player for the rest of the season but this move was scuppered by his international commitments with Trinidad and Tobago.[26] Jade North had originally agreed to sign for North Queensland Fury for season 2009-10 but instead accepted an offer to play for Korean side Incheon United, meaning that he left at the beginning of the January transfer window,[27] with Joel Griffiths taking over the captaincy.[28] Exciting Youngster James Holland also departed for a lucrative deal at Dutch powerhouse club AZ Alkmaar.[29]. In December 2008, the Jets announced they had signed the 37-year old Spencer Prior for the remainder of the 2008-2009 season.

Despite the Jets winning their last home game against Perth Glory a number of fans were involved in an ugly incident with club chairman Con Constantine who took offense to two actions from fans. Firstly, the Squadron fan group hung their banners upside down as a silent protest of the poor season, and secondly, an unaffiliated fan had a banner stating "Newcastle Jets: We've been Conned", insinuating that the club's poor performances on the field are a direct result of the chairman's management of the club. In response Constatine ordered five of the senior members of the Squadron up to his private box and verbally abused them, even threatening to throw Squadron president, Tim Verschelden off the balcony and banning him and others from future Jets games. The FFA are currently conducting a probe into the incident, although regardless of the outcome it seems that relationships between management and fans was at an all time low by the end of the season.[30][31]

Asian Champions League

In order to rebuild the team for the Champions League the Jets, very much in need of several new players, signed Perth defender Nikolai Topor-Stanley in early January 2008.[32] But the signing of Topor-Stanley would prove to be the Jets' sole gain on the transfer market for several weeks, and fans grew even more disgruntled as the Jets were confirmed as the 2009 A-League "Wooden Spooners" with a 2-0 loss to Adelaide United in mid-January. An encouraging 2-1 win over Perth Glory in the Jets' final home game of the A-League 2008-09 season lightened the mood somewhat, but when the Jets crashed in a 4-0 capitulation at the Sydney Football Stadium the following week, things were looking grim. And the picture only grew bleaker as the notorious player exodus continued and the club lost Socceroos defender Mark Milligan to Shanghai Shenhua,[33] along with Jesper Hakansson, who left the club after agreeing to a mutual termination.[34] Talisman and captain Joel Griffiths also agreed to move to Asia, although only on a one-year loan to Beijing Guoan.[35]

The first ten days of February saw the Jets engage in a surprisingly successful flurry of transfer activity to bolster their squad for the impending Champions League before the February 11 date by which clubs are required to submit their squad lists. Acting on an urgent need to improve their attacking stocks, the Jets announced simultaneously the signing of Dutchman Donny de Groot from De Graafschap along with former Sydney FC and Mariners striker Sasho Petrovski.[36] Next, the Jets reinforced their shaky defence by obtaining the signatures of talented former FC Thun and Victory defender Ljubo Miličević[37], who had been battling depression since being released by the Victory, veteran centre-back Angelo Costanzo from Adelaide United, and young Sydney FC left-back Nikolas Tsattalios.[38] These signings were followed by the surprise announcement that the Jets had secured the services of former S.S. Lazio forward Fabio Vignaroli on a six-month contract.[39] In a further boost for the depth of its squad, the club signed three local footballers on six-month deals with the option for an extension into the A-League 2009-10 season: former Newcastle United midfielder Mitchell Johnson and strikers Peter Haynes and Joel Wood.[40]

After the departure of high performance manager Ian Crook, the Jets signed former Sydney FC boss Branko Culina as their new Technical Director.[41]

The Jets got off to a bad start, losing 2-0 to Beijing Guoan in Beijing. However, they rebounded with a 2-0 defeat of Ulsan Hyundai Horang-i back in Newcastle. After a heroic 1-1 draw in Japan against Nagoya Grampus, they lost 1-0 in the return fixture. Then, on May 6, the Jets grabbed two goals in the last two minutes to defeat Beijing in Newcastle 2-1. The Jets qualified for the last 16 by defeating Ulsan Hyundai 1-0 away from home with Jason Hoffman scoring his debut goal to seal the win. The Jets faced Pohang Steelers in their round of 16 fixture on June 24, crashing out of the competitioon 6-0 at the hands of the South Koreans.

2009–10

Preparations for the new season were thrown into turmoil when championship winning manager Gary van Egmond left the club for a lucrative job with the AIS. This has subsequently created a public rift between the club and FFA over the possible FFA's involvement in inducing Van Egmond to break his contract to take up the new position. The relationship between owner and FFA fell to the point where the club has threatened legal action against both Van Egmond and the FFA for breach of contract.[42] Former club Technical Director Branko Čulina was named as his replacement on 30 June 2009.[1]

The club began the season with a victory for the first time, downing Wellington Phoenix at home, followed by string of good results including being the first team to defeat A-League newcomers Gold Coast United. Following this victory though a run of poor results followed. The Jets were able to dominate large portions of matches but were unable to translate that dominance to the scoreboard.

In The 2009/10 Season The Newcastle Jets qualified for The Finals Series, coming 6th in the regular season. In the first week of the finals the Jets came up against Gold Coast United at Skilled Stadium. The Jets unexpectidy defeated Gold Coast in a Penalty Shoot Out 6 goals to 5 with the Full Time Score being 0-0. In the second week they were up against Wellington Pheonix at Westpac Stadium. The Full Time Score was 1-1 bringing the match into extra-time. In Extra Time Paul Iffil scored the match winner for Wellington followed by a goal from Eugene Dadi. This put the Jets out of the competition.

Colours and badge

Newcastle United's jersey for the 2009-10 season will retain the gold colour jersey, with navy socks and shorts and red trimming. The alternate jersey will, however, revert to something a little more historic, in light of the club's 10th year celebrations in 2010. The clash jersey will feature blue and red, with white and blue shorts and socks, in line with the old Newcastle United strips.

Stadium

Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC at EnergyAustralia Stadium

EnergyAustralia Stadium is the home ground of the Newcastle United Jets and the Newcastle Knights. It has a capacity of 26,164.

The record crowd for a football match in Newcastle was set at EnergyAustralia Stadium on February 2, 2007 in the second leg of the A-League 2006-07 minor semi final against Sydney FC, in front of 24,338 people.[43] This broke the record set earlier that season on New Years Day, where a crowd of 20,980 turned up to see a 2-0 loss against the same opposition.[44] Prior to that game the football attendance record for a match in Newcastle stood for 52 years, set when Australia played Rapid Vienna.

In the next few years, EAS will be turned into a modern, state-of-the-art 33,000-seat ground.[45] This upgrade is as a result of plans to hold the 2015 AFC Asian Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup in Australia. Newcastle may be one of the venues for these event, and minimum standards set by FIFA mean EAS is inadequate for this role. The next upgrade will involve demolishing the western grandstand and replacing it with one similar to the east, as well as placing seated areas on the hill at either end of the ground. This upgrade will cost around $60 Million dollars, of which $50 million is being provided by the State Government.[46] This upgrade means the Jets attendance figures can grow immensely, and will also qualify the Jets to host any Grand Finals they reach in the future.

Supporters

Ante Čović in front of The Squadron, Round 2 of the 2007-08 season

The main supporter base of the Newcastle Jets is known as the Squadron, which was formed in anticipation of the first ever A-League game between Newcastle and Adelaide United. The Squadron begun standing behind the goals on the Southern Hill, however because of the layout of the stadium, they moved to Bay 2 of the Eastern Grandstand at EnergyAustralia Stadium, in a successful attempt to increase group co-ordination and noise level. Standard songs/chants include, “We go by land and sea”, “The Newy Boys go one by one” and “When The Jets Go Flying In”. The Squadron have also started a new tradition of singing the chorus to the INXS song “Never Tear Us Apart” before the start of the game and second half. As the club's performances improved throughout the 2006-07 season the Squadron grew rapidly and continued to grow throughout the 2007-08 season.

Rivalries

Due to its geographical proximity, Newcastle shares a strong rivalry with both NSW A-League clubs.

  • Central Coast Mariners: Newcastle's biggest rival, with matches between the clubs currently considered to represent the only true "derby" in the A-League. The two teams fought out a tough semi-final tie in the inaugural A-League season's Finals competition, when star Mariners striker Nik Mrdja broke the leg of Newcastle defender Andrew Durante,[47] earning him a tag as Newcastle's "hate-boy". In the 2007-08 season, the Newcastle Jets beat the Mariners 2-0 in the first leg of the Major Semi-Final, before being beaten 3-0 in extra time in the second leg at Bluetongue Stadium.[48] After beating Queensland Roar 3-2 in the Preliminary Final, the Jets then went on to defeat the Mariners 1-0 in the 2007/08 A-League Grand Final. In round 17 of the 2008/09 season, the Jets and Mariners faced each other at Energy-Australia Stadium. The Mariners won the game 2-1 courtesy of a Matt Simon goal in the 80th minute. After the full time whistle, star Jets striker Joel Griffiths grabbed Mariners midfielder John Hutchinson around the neck causing players from both sides to intervene. Referee Peter O'Leary red carded Mariners' striker Dylan Macallister for abusive language. This was the most fiery meeting in the F3 Derby's short history.
  • Sydney FC: Originally only considered rivals due to their locations, the two clubs are now bitter competitors. The Jets set their all-time record attendance of more than 24,000 at the home leg of the semi-final tie between the two in the competition's second season. In the A-League 2007-08 season, Sydney won all three games with close 1-0 victories. The two teams battled to secure a 0-0 draw in Newcastle in Round Four of the A-League 2008-09 season.
  • Gold Coast United: This is the biggest rivalry between two teams where Gold Coast's captain Jason Culina versing his father, Branko Culina who is a coach of Newcastle Jets. In 2 meetings at Newcastle, Newcastle defeated them 1-0 and 3-2 at EnergyAustralia Stadium. However, they went down to Gold Coast 2-0 at Skilled Park. Recently, on 20th February, Gold Coast lost to Newcastle in penalty shootouts at Skilled Park. Jason Culina refuses to shake hands with his father for the win.

Current senior squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Ben Kennedy
2 Australia DF Angelo Costanzo
3 Australia DF Adam D'Apuzzo (Junior Marquee)
4 Australia DF Nikolai Topor-Stanley
5 Australia DF Ljubo Miličević
6 Australia MF Ben Kantarovski (Youth)
7 South Korea MF Song Jin-Hyung
8 Australia MF Matt Thompson (Captain)
9 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski
11 Australia MF Tarek Elrich
12 Australia MF Jobe Wheelhouse
13 Australia DF Shaun Ontong
14 England FW Michael Bridges
15 Australia FW Sean Rooney (Youth)
No. Position Player
16 Australia MF Jason Hoffman (Youth)
17 Italy MF Fabio Vignaroli (Marquee)
18 Australia FW Marko Jesic (Youth)
19 Australia FW Jason Naidovski (Youth)
20 Australia GK Neil Young
21 Australia FW Brodie Mooy (Youth)
22 Australia MF Kaz Patafta
25 Australia FW Labinot Haliti
26 Iraq MF Ali Abbas Al-Hilfi
27 Australia DF Scott Balderson (Youth)
29 Croatia FW Mirjan Pavlović (Youth)
30 Australia GK Dion Shaw (Youth)
31 Australia MF Taylor Regan

National Youth League team

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Robbie Kolak
2 Australia DF Jon Griffiths
3 Australia DF Jarrad Ross
4 Australia DF Matt Sim
5 Australia DF Scott Balderson
6 Australia MF Taylor Regan (C)
7 Croatia MF Mario Šimić
8 Australia FW Brodie Mooy
9 Australia FW William Angel
No. Position Player
10 Australia MF Jesse Pinto
11 Australia MF James Virgili
12 Croatia FW Mirjan Pavlovic
13 Australia MF Fabian Iacovelli
14 Australia FW Damian Brosque
15 Australia MF Adrian Karakolevski
16 Australia DF Umut Tokdogan
20 Australia GK Dion Shaw
21 Australia FW Alex Lowles
+ up to four over-age players

Former notable players

See also:List of Newcastle United Jets FC players

Australia

Brazil

Colombia

Denmark

Ecuador

Netherlands

New Zealand

Uruguay

Captains

Managers

Staff

[49]

Administration

  • Australia Craig Deans: Football Operations Manager
  • Australia Neville Bajzath: Events & Membership Manager
  • Australia Andrew Licata: Commercial Manager
  • Australia Aaron Abela: Chief Financial Officer
  • Australia Rob Brooks: Media and Communications
  • Australia Rachel Stunell: Administration Manager/Ticketing
  • Australia Brent Anderson: NYL Operations/Ticketing

Football department

  • Australia Remo Nogarotto: Director of Football
  • Australia Mark Jones: Assistant Coach
  • New Zealand Clint Gosling: Goalkeeping Coach
  • Australia Brad Funnell: Sports Trainer
  • Australia Paul Nancarrow: Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Australia Chad Ralston: Gear Steward
  • Australia Craig Deans: National Youth League Coach[50]
  • Australia Gary Phillips: Women's W-League Coach[51]

Medical

  • Australia Adam Leslie: Physiotherapist
  • Australia Dr. Matthew McDonald: Club Doctor

Honours

Year by year history

A-League

Brackets indicate statistics including A-League finals.

Newcastle United Jets A-League History
Season P W D L F A Teams Minor Ladder
Position
Finals
Position
ACL Qualification ACL Placing
2005-06 21 (23) 9 (9) 4 (5) 8 (9) 27 (28) 29 (31) 8 4th Minor Semi-Final DNQ n/a
2006-07 21 (24) 8 (9) 6 (6) 7 (9) 32 (36) 30 (33) 8 3rd Preliminary Final DNQ DNQ
2007-08 21 (25) 9 (12) 7 (7) 5 (6) 25 (31) 21 (26) 8 2nd Champions Qualified for 2009 DNQ
2008-09 21 4 6 11 21 39 8 8th DNQ DNQ Round of 16
2009-10 19 8 4 7 25 27 10 6th TBA TBA DNQ

Newcastle Jets along with Sydney FC, were the only clubs to qualify for every finals series in the first three seasons of the A-League. However this run has been ended by both clubs' failure to qualify for the 2008-09 finals series.

Pre Season Cup

Newcastle United Jets Pre Season Cup History
Season P W D L F A Teams Placing
2005-06 3 0 2 1 3 4 8 7th
2006-07 6 0 2 4 5 10 8 4th
2007-08 5 3 0 2 5 7 8 5th
2008-09 3 0 2 1 1 2 8 5th

AFC Champions League

Newcastle United Jets AFC Champions League History
Season P W D L F A Placing
2009 7 3 1 3 6 11 Round of 16

National Soccer League

The Jets competed in the last four seasons of the National Soccer League under the name Newcastle United

Brackets indicate statistics including NSL finals.

Newcastle United NSL History
Season P W D L F A Teams Minor Ladder
Position
Finals
Position
2000-01 28 5 9 14 37 56 15 14th DNQ
2001-02 24 (27) 10 (11) 12 (12) 2 (4) 33 (36) 21 (26) 13 2nd Preliminary Final
2002-03 24 (33) 10 (12) 7 (8) 7 (13) 37 (46) 25 (42) 13 4th 6th †
2003-04 24 6 6 12 18 33 13 11th DNQ

† For season 2002-03 a round robin contest between the top six was undertaken to see who would be Grand Finalists. Newcastle were placed sixth and last in this competition, although a washed out game against Northern Spirit was never played as it did not affect the outcome of the top two.

Records

(All records as of round 19 2009-10)

Club

  • A-League Streaks (Including Finals)
    • Winning Streak: 4
      • Round 19 2007-08 (January 4, 2008) - Major Semi Final (leg 1) 2007-08 (January 27, 2008)
      • Round 16 2009-10 (November 29, 2009) - Round 20) 2009-10 (December 20, 2009) - Note: Round 19 played at a later date.
    • Losing Streak: 3
      • Round 5 2005-06 (September 25, 2005) - Round 7 2005-06 (October 8, 2005)
      • Round 17 2008-09 (December 26, 2008) - Round 19 2008-09 (January 9, 2009)
      • Round 6 2009-10 (September 12, 2009) - Round 8 2009-10 (September 25, 2009)
    • Games without losing: 7 Round 8 2005-06 (October 14, 2005) - Round 14 2005-06 (November 25, 2005)
    • Games without winning: 11 Round 20 2005-06 (January 26, 2006) - Round 7 2006-07 (October 8, 2006)
  • A-league Regular Season Placings
  • A-League Regular Season Attendance: 20,980 (vs Sydney FC – January 1, 2007)
  • A-League Finals Series Attendance: 24,338 (vs Sydney FC – February 2, 2007)
  • Record Average Regular Season Attendance: 13,209 (A-League 2007-08)
  • Record Regular Season Total Attendance: 145,303 (A-League 2007-08)

Player

Top goal scorers

Name Goals Games Average Years
1 Australia Joel Griffiths 28 59 0.47 2006-present
2 Australia Matt Thompson 15 111 0.14 2005-present
3 Australia Mark Bridge 12 47 0.26 2005–2008
4 AlbaniaKosovo Labinot Haliti 10 45 0.30 2005-present
5 New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 8 36 0.22 2005–2007
6 Australia Ante Miličić 7 20 0.35 2005–2006
7 Colombia Milton Rodriguez 7 2 0.33 2006–2007
8 Australia Nick Carle 7 43 0.16 2005–2007

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Melbourne Victory
A-League Champions
2007/08
Succeeded by
Melbourne Victory

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