Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City Football Club is a professional football club based in Cranbourne East, Melbourne, Australia, that plays in the A-League, the top level of Australian football, under license from Australian Professional Leagues (APL).

Founded in 2009 as Melbourne Heart, the club competed under that name from its inaugural 2010–11 season until they were rebranded in mid-2014 by the City Football Group (CFG), in partnership with Holding M.S. Australia. In August 2015, City Football Group bought out the Holding M.S. Australia consortium to have 100% ownership of the club.

Since forming in 2009, Melbourne City has claimed one A-League premiership and championship (both in 2020–21) and one FFA Cup title (in 2016).

Melbourne City is run from the City Football Academy, a facility in the northern suburb of Bundoora near La Trobe University. The club plays home matches at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, commercially known as AAMI Park, a 30,050 seat multi-use venue in Melbourne’s City Centre. The club also has an affiliated youth team which competes in both the National Youth League and the third division of the NPL Victoria league, and a senior women’s team which competes in the W-League.


After the dissolution of the National Soccer League in 2003, brought about by the Crawford Report, plans were drawn up for a new revamped national competition to begin the following season. Despite the calls for the new competition to feature two clubs from Melbourne, in 2004 Football Federation Australia, opting for a “one city, one team” policy, announced that the Melbourne Victory had won the license to be the only Melbourne club to compete in the new national competition, known as the A-League. A 5-year moratorium was also established preventing any other expansion sides from the eight original A-League teams’ areas entering the competition until the 2010–11 season, allowing Victory five seasons to establish itself in the Melbourne market.

On 1 March 2008, former Carlton Football Club vice-president and businessman Colin DeLutis expressed his interest in a second Melbourne A-League side, with an approach to the FFA to become sole owner of the second license with the bid name of ‘Melbourne City’. FFA chief executive Ben Buckley raised the possibility of expanding the A-League from eight to 12 teams in May 2008, in readiness for the 2009–10 season. Buckley also revealed the existence of a third Melbourne bid tentatively known as ‘Melbourne Heart’ backed by Peter Sidwell, to compete with the two other bids of Southern Cross FC and Melbourne City.

On 25 July 2008, the Melbourne City bid dropped out of the bidding process leaving the Melbourne Heart and Southern Cross FC bids as the last two bids standing. By September 2008, the Melbourne Heart bid was awarded exclusive negotiating rights for the league’s 11th license, beating out the South Melbourne-backed Southern Cross FC bid. Negotiations continued until Sidwell’s group was awarded the license to join the A-League’s 2010–11 season by the FFA on 12 June 2009.

Heart started its inaugural season against Central Coast Mariners on 5 August 2010, at their home ground AAMI Park, losing 1–0. The club’s first ever goal was an own goal scored by Ben Kantarovski in the Heart’s second league game, a 1–1 draw against Newcastle Jets. Melbourne Heart’s first win was a 1–0 victory over North Queensland Fury, which came in the fifth round of their first A-League season on 4 September 2010. They contested the first ever Melbourne Derby against Melbourne Victory on 8 October 2010, and won 2–1. Heart finished their first season on equal points with Newcastle Jets, but behind on goal difference in eighth position. They failed to make it into the top six teams to reach the finals, despite sitting in sixth position for majority of the season.

After a moderately more successful second season, Melbourne Heart finished 6th on the ladder, enough to make the finals. Heart’s first finals game was against Perth Glory, where they were defeated 3–0 at nib stadium. Wins over local rivals continued to occur over the following two seasons, though the club failed to finish above the bottom two places and claimed the wooden spoon in 2013/14. (Wikipedia)

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