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MELBOURNE CITY
FOOTBALL CLUB

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MELBOURNE CITY
FOOTBALL CLUB

ABOUT THE CLUB

Year Founded

2009

Joined City Football Group

2014

Location

Melbourne, 

Australia

ACHIEVEMENTS

1 A-League Men’s Championship

2020/21

3 A-League Men’s Premierships

2022/23, 2021/22, 2020/21

2 A-Leagues Club Championships Men’s and Women’s Combined

2022/23, 2021/22

1 Australia Cup (formerly FFA Cup)

2015/16

4 A-League Women’s Championships

2019/20, 2017/18, 2016/17, 2015/16

3 A-League Women’s Premierships

2023/24, 2019/20, 2015/16

2 National Youth Leagues

2016/17, 2014/15

CLUB STORY

Melbourne City is a member of the A-League Men’s in Australia and joined the City Football Group family as its third member in 2014. 


Formerly known as Melbourne Heart, the Club was established in 2009, inspired by a vision for a community team celebrating cultural diversity and sporting passion through football. The name change came in 2014 after Melbourne City became wholly owned by the CFG.


Home is AAMI Park, a 30,000-capacity stadium in the centre of Melbourne’s sporting precinct. Since its inception, the Club has built a reputation as one of Australia’s best, both on and off the pitch, with a proud history of youth development and sporting success.


Melbourne City quickly established themselves as a powerhouse on the field, wrapping up a hat-trick of A-League Premiership wins in 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 – securing the Championship trophy after the first of those successes with a Grand Final win over Sydney FC. They lifted the FFA Cup in 2016, also against Sydney FC.


Melbourne City have shown huge ambition off the pitch, too, opening the City Football Academy Melbourne in the suburb of Bundoora in 2015. At the time, this investment in infrastructure was a statement of intent from Australia’s newest football club, with the facility soon becoming the inspiration for all future CFG academy developments outside of Manchester.


With a bold vision for the future, Melbourne City waved goodbye to their home at Bundoora after 6 years and established a state-of-the-art football and administrative centre at Casey Fields in the City’s south east. The all-new City Football Academy Melbourne features advanced training pitches for all its teams, dedicated community pitches, world-class medical and sports science facilities, and expansive office space. It is also CFG’s centre for football operations in the Asia Pacific. 


Melbourne City Women could not have had a more significant impact since their inaugural season. The 2015/16 campaign saw them win 12 consecutive league games to become the Invincibles. They made more history by adding the 2016 Grand Final to the Premiers Plate. In 2017, they entered the record books again when they won the Grand Final for a second consecutive year, the first team in the competition to win back-to-back titles. 


In 2018, Melbourne City Women went one further, entering the realms of the sporting elite in completing a fairytale ‘three-peat’ under the direction of former Melbourne City captain Patrick Kisnorbo, who went on to lead the men’s team to two Premierships and a Championship.


In 2020, Melbourne City Women rewrote history again under coach Rado Vidošić, becoming the first team to win four Championship titles, incredibly producing their second invincible season. 


Melbourne City’s Academy was introduced in 2016 when two additional development squads were established to provide a pathway for talented young Victorians. The Club’s youth system includes the National Youth League, National Premier Leagues Seniors and U20 teams. 


At the same time, the Academy squads for Under-11 – Under-19 players are provided with training, coaching and development opportunities within a professional environment at the CFA. The National Youth League team delivered the Club’s first trophy in February 2015, winning the title on the season's final day. Two years later, they won the trophy for the second time.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brad Rowse

SPORTING DIRECTOR

Michael Petrillo

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