Manningham United FC

Manningham United Blues Football Club is an Australian soccer club from Templestowe, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The club was formed in 1965 by local Italian Australians and was formerly known as Fawkner Blues.

Manningham United
Full nameManningham United Blues Football Club
Nickname(s)Blues
Founded1965 (1965) as Fawkner
GroundPark Avenue Reserve
Capacity1,500
PresidentMark Giuliani
ManagerAlfredo Constantino
LeagueNational Premier Leagues Victoria 1
20181st (promoted)
WebsiteClub website

In 2010, Fawkner SC split from the club. Manningham United plays their senior games at Park Avenue Reserve while the majority of their junior games are played at Timberidge.

History

In 1999, the club, originally known as Manningham Juniors Soccer Club, had just three junior teams, with a committee led by Paul Martinello and Tari Mallia.

Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues

In 2004 Fawkner Blues merged with Whittlesea Stallions to form Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues. Their home games were played at Whittlesea's home stadium Epping Stadium. The merge only lasted until 2006. The club played in the 2005 and 2006 Victorian Premier League. In 2005 they finished fourth[1] but only six points from first. The following year, the final year before Fawkner-Whittlesea dissolved, it finished 10th.[2] At the end of 2006, Fawkner opted to go back to being a stand-alone club and Whittlesea forming a partnership with Bulleen Lions to form the Whittlesea Zebras, who have been known as Moreland Zebras FC since 2011.

In 2013, Manningham were playing in the Victorian State League 5 and had finished 5th.[3] Fawkner on the other hand playing in State League 1 would finish dead last, below Eastern Lions by 6 points.[4]

The season before the merger, Manningham had just escaped the bottom of the ladder finishing above Brandon Park who only managed one win in the entire season. Manningham ended the season on 19 points with 6 wins and 1 draw.[5] In the 2014 season Fawkner finished 3rd behind Preston Lions and Moreland City.[6]

Manningham United Blues

On 27 November 2014 it was announced that Manningham United, a then Victorian State League 4 team would merge with Fawkner Blues, a State League 1 team, and Manningham United Blues Football Club was born. In 2014 they fielded 30 junior teams and have grown to be the biggest community club in Manningham. They moved from CB Smith Reserve which Fawkner SC now plays at to play at Mannigham's ground Timberidge or alternatively Wilson Road Reserve. In its inaugural season Manningham finished a disappointing 10th. In 2016, it finished in fifth.

In the first season of the merger, Manningham United Blues would finish 10th.[7]

Manningham's seniors had a relatively slow start to the season with only two wins in the first five matches. however form hit when they won six matches in a row from round 7–12 and were only stopped by eventual winners Mornington SC. It looked at that point even though there was a loss to Mornington there was still a good chance of a high place finish or even the title. However, with one win in the last five matches including a 3–3 draw to bottom side Frankston Pines FC a fifth-place finish[8] would ultimately be disappointing for Manningham.

In 2018, Manningham achieved promotion from State League 1 to the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 with a league championship.[9] Dean Lorenzi finished as the club's and league's top goalscorer with 21 goals.[10]

National Premier Leagues Victoria

Manningham United reached an agreement with the Veneto Club in Bulleen, Victoria to play its senior home games for the 2019 season.

Fawkner's original logo has not been touched except for their brief merge with Whittlesea Stallions in 2004 which would eventually end in 2006. After Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues dissolved Fawkner changed back to their original logo. When they would eventually merge with Manningham it would stay relatively the same, however that cannot be said for Manningham.

Manningham started off in 1999 with a soccer ball as the foundation of their logo with blue pentagons and blue and white stripes on it. In 2011 a name change and a new logo as well the ball still featured heavily but

instead of blue and white it would be blue and black to match their new colours. This new logo would only last three years because in 2014 Manningham and Fawkner would merge and the logo stayed relatively the same

and it so happened that a soccer ball once again featured heavily on the logo.

Name

The club that is now Manningham United Blues originally was founded in 1965 under the name Fawkner however in 1994 they changed their club name to Fawkner Blues, with a brief change to Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues after a merge with Whittlesea in 2004 which ended in 2006.

merge with Manningham United in 2014 as Manningham adopted the blues to become Manningham United Blues. Manningham have also had several name changes. Beginning as Manningham Junior Soccer Club in 1999

the club swapped out the soccer for a more traditional football. The name and logo lasted only three years after a merge with Fawkner in 2014 and they adopted part of their name and majority of their badge.

Kit Provider and Sponsor

Period Kit Provider Shirt Sponsor
2008 Covo
2009
2010
2011 Nike
2012
2013
2014 Janev Building & Painting
2015 Legea United Petroleum
2016 Stanno AL-KO
2017
2018
2019
2020 Konqa AUSREO

Specialed Fire Protection

FFA Cup Record

Each team is entered at a different stage of the competition depending on the division that they play in, in 2014 before Manningham's official merge with Fawkner SC they were still playing in Victorian State League Division 4 and so they were drawn in the 1st round. Since the merge they are now drawn in the 3rd round along with the other Victorian State League Division 1.

Overall

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
FFA Cup 13 7 0 5 34 27 +7

Matches

Season Competition Round Club Score Win/Loss
2014 FFA Cup 1P Manningham vs Brimbank Stallions FC 2–1(AET) Loss
4P Fawkner Blues vs Eltham Redbacks 4–2 Win
5P Fawkner Blues vs Beaumaris 1–0 Win
6P Fawkner Blues vs South Springvale 0–1 Loss
2015 FFA Cup 3P Heatherton United SC 1–0 Win
4P North Geelong Warriors FC 6–1 Loss
2016 FFA Cup 3P Sydenham Park SC 2–3 Win
4P Oakleigh Cannons FC 0–5 Loss
2017 FFA Cup 3P Mazenod United FC 3–1 Win
4P FC Bulleen Lions 4–1 Loss
2018 FFA Cup 3P Tatura 13-0 Win
4P Mooroolbark 6-2 Win
5P Kingston City FC 3-1 Loss

Records

Biggest Win

Manningham United 13-0 Tatura SC

BIggest Defeat

North Geelong Warriors FC 6–1 Manningham United FC

Manningham United FC 0–5 Oakleigh Cannons FC

Best Result

Sixth Round Preliminary, 2014

Top Goalscorer

Billy Romas: (4)

Most Appearances

David Lorenzi (8)

Notes
Manninham's score is always in bold

P: Preliminary Round

Dockerty Cup Record

From 2014 onwards, the Dockerty Cup is also a qualifying completion for the FFA Cup.

Which is why the results are the same as the FFA Cup.

Overall

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
Dockerty Cup 61 31 5 25 115 105 +10

Matches

Season Competition Round Club Score Win/Loss
1972 Dockerty Cup AFL1 Geelong SC 2–6 Loss
1973 Dockerty Cup PR Melton 1–3 Loss
1974 Dockerty Cup PL2 Frankston Pines FC 0–3 Loss
1975–78 Results Not Available
1979 Dockerty Cup P2 Ballarat 1–3(AET) Win
P3 Frankston Pines FC 2–0 Loss
1980 Dockerty Cup P1 Morwell Falcons 2–4 Loss
1981 Dockerty Cup P2 Dandenong City SC 4–0 Win
R1 Prahan 1–1 Loss
1982 Dockerty Cup P1 Morwell Falcons 1–2 Loss
1983 Dockerty Cup R1 Western Suburbs SC 3–0 Win
QF Box Hill United SC 3–1 Loss
1984 Dockerty Cup R1 North Dandenong 1–0 Win
R2 Karingal United 0–6 Win
QF St Albans 2–1 Win
SF Western Suburbs SC 4–1 Win
F Maribyrnong Polonia 2–3 Champions
1985 Dockerty Cup R1 Holland Park 2–2† Win
R2 Croydon City 2–3 Loss
1986 Dockerty Cup R1 Broadmeadows City 1–0 Win
R2 North Dandenong 0–0† Win
R3 Brunswick Juventus 0–1 Win
QF Green Gully SC 0–5 Loss
1987 Dockerty Cup R1 Doveton SC 5–1 Win
R2 Northcote City FC 2–3 Win
R3 Brunswick Juventus 7–0 Loss
1988 Dockerty Cup R1 Lalor United 4–0 Win
R2 Maribyrnong Polonia 1–4 Loss
1989 Dockerty Cup R1 Brighton 0–1 Loss
1990–92 Results Not Available
1993 Dockerty Cup R1 Springvale United 7–1 Win
R2 Doncaster Rovers S.C. 0–2 Win
R3 Broadmeadows City 2–3 Loss
1994 Dockerty Cup R1 Fitzroy City SC 3–1 Win
R2 Werribee City FC 3–1 Win
R3 Thomastown Devils 1–2 Win
R4 FC Bulleen Lions 0–0† Loss
1995 Dockerty Cup Group

Eight

Waverly City 4–1 Win
Seaford United 0–3 Win
Brunswick City SC 0–4 Win
R2 Bentleigh Greens SC 2–2† Loss
1996 Dockerty Cup Group

Ten

East Richmond 1–0 Loss
Endeavour Hills w/o Win
Stonnington City 2–3 Loss
1997–2003 Not Played
2004 Crazy John's Cup R5 Western Suburbs SC 1–2 Win
R6 Heidelberg United FC 1–2 Win
QF Northcote City FC 2–1 Win
SF St Albans 0–6 Win
F Green Gully SC 0–1 Runners Up
2005–2010 Not Played
2011 Mirabella Cup R4 Moreland City 3–2 Loss
2012 FFV State Knockout Cup R1 Old Trinity Grammarians 3–0 Loss
2013 FFV State Knockout Cup R2 Moreland City vs Fawkner Blues 3–0 Loss
Old Carey vs Manningham 3–1 Loss
2014 Dockerty Cup R1 Brimbank Stallions FC vs Manningham 2-1(AET) Loss
R1 Fawkner Blues vs Eltham Redbacks 4–2 Win
R2 Fawkner Blues vs Beaumaris 1–0 Win
R3 Fawkner Blues vs South Springvale 0–1 Loss
2015 Dockerty Cup R1 Heatherton United SC 1–0 Win
R2 Oakleigh Cannons FC 0–5 Loss
2016 Dockerty Cup R1 Sydenham Park SC 2–3 Win
R2 Oakleigh Cannons FC 0–5 Loss
2017 Dockerty Cup R1 Mazenod United FC 3-1 Win
R2 FC Bulleen Lions 4-1 Loss

1995 Dockerty Cup Group Eight

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Fawkner Blues 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 9 Advance to Round Two
2 Waverly City 3 2 0 1 12 5 +7 6
3 Seaford United 3 1 0 2 2 7 −5 3
4 Brunswick City SC 3 0 0 3 0 12 −12 0

1996 Dockerty Cup Group Ten

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Stonnington City 3 2 1 0 4 3 +1 7 Advance to Round Two
2 East Richmond 3 2 1 0 2 1 +1 7
3 Fawkner Blues 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2 3
4 Endeavour Hills 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0

Records

Biggest Win

Karingal United 0–6 Fawkner (14 October 1984)

Fawkner 7–1 Springvale United (27 February 1993)

St Albans 0–6 Fawkner Blues (31 August 2004)

Biggest Defeat

Brunswick Juventus 7–0 Fawkner (17 October 1987)

Notes

Manninham's score is always in bold

AFL1: Affiliated Leagues Round One

PR: Provisional League Preliminary Round

PL2: Provisional League Second Round

P1: First Preliminary Round

P2: Second Preliminary Round

P3: Third Preliminary Round

R: Round

QF: Quarter Final

SF: Semi Final

F: Final

AET: After Extra Time

†: Match Went to Penalties

ALL INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED FROM OZFOOTBALL.NET VICTORIAN STATE LEAGUE ARCHIVE[11]

State knockout cup

The State knockout cup also known as the "Team app cup is an annual women's cup which was introduced in 2012 under the name Women's State Knockout Cup, Manningham first competed in 2017 entering in the qualifying round.

Overall

Competition Pld W D L GF GA GD
Team App Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1

Matches

Season Competition Round Team Score Win/Loss
2017 Team App Cup QR Ringwood City 1-2 Loss
2018 Did not enter

Notes

Manninham's score is always in bold

QR: Qualifying Round

Competition Timeline

As Fawkner
League Finals Dockerty Cup FFA Cup Top Goalscorer
Season Division Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Player/s Goals
1970 Victorian District Premier League 22 9 2 11 45 37 +8 20 8th
1971 Victorian District Premier League 22 14 3 5 49 30 +19 31 3rd
1972 Victorian Provisional League 20 9 4 7 33 25 +8 22 5th AFL1
1973 Victorian Provisional League 22 14 6 2 52 22 +31 34 2nd PR
1974 Victorian Provisional League 22 14 4 4 62 28 +34 32 3rd PL2
1975 Victorian Provisional League 22 17 2 3 70 37 +33 36 2nd
1976 Victorian Provisional League 22 14 3 5 45 23 +22 31 3rd
1977 Victorian Provisional League Division 1 22 14 5 3 66 31 +35 33 2nd
1978 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 4 22 18 3 1 81 16 +65 39 1st
1979 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 3 22 12 4 6 46 27 +19 28 3rd P3
1980 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 3 22 13 6 3 51 26 +25 32 2nd P1 Frank Fragale 14*
1981 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 2 22 12 7 3 51 26 +25 31 1st R1 Bruno Sabidussi 14
1982 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 1 26 22 2 2 73 27 +46 46 1st P1 Emilio Anselma 16
1983 Victorian State League 26 10 5 11 38 50 -12 25 8th QF Bruno Cozzella 10
1984 Victorian State League 26 15 6 5 61 35 +26 36 3rd Champions Bruno Cozzella

Ian Tuffield

15
1985 Victorian State League 26 9 7 10 41 36 +5 25 7th R2 Bruno Cozzella 10
1986 Victorian State League 26 12 6 8 28 24 +4 30 6th QF Bruno Cozzella 10
1987 Victorian State League 28 16 6 6 45 24 +21 38 3rd R3
1988 Victorian State League 30 9 6 15 28 35 -7 24 14th R2 Doug Brown 8
1989 Victorian State League 30 8 5 17 28 47 +19 21 14th R1 David Hanna 8
1990 Victorian State League 34 16 8 10 53 19 +34 40 5th David Hanna 9
1991 Victorian Premier League 26 10 9 7 33 30 +3 29 6th David Hanna 10
1992 Victorian Premier League 26 13 5 8 30 27 +3 31 5th Minor Semi-Final Danny Gnjidic 10
1993 Victorian Premier League 26 14 5 7 49 31 +18 33 2nd Runners Up R1 Carlos Retre 23
1994 Victorian Premier League 26 4 13 9 25 37 -12 21 9th R4 Carlos Retre 6
1995 Victorian Premier League 26 9 5 12 25 35 -10 32 8th R2 Danny Gnjidic 9
1996 Victorian Premier League 26 4 7 15 24 49 -25 19 13th Group Stage Marco di Sauro,

Tony Ujgunovski

4
1997 Victorian Premier League 26 6 9 11 37 47 -10 27 12th Peter Psarros 10
1998 Victorian Premier League 26 12 7 7 40 28 +12 43 6th Santo Emmanuele 17
1999 Victorian Premier League 26 14 4 8 48 33 +15 46 4th Santo Emmanuele 11
2000 Victorian Premier League 22 6 9 7 28 27 +1 27 7th Peter Psarros 13
2001 Victorian Premier League 22 8 8 6 36 22 +14 32 6th Santo Emmanuele 7
2002 Victorian Premier League 22 11 8 3 38 21 +17 41 1st Runners Up Henry Fa'arodo 8
2003 Victorian Premier League 22 9 4 9 31 35 -4 31 8th Chimaobi Nwaogazi 8
2004 Victorian Premier League 22 6 5 11 34 29 +5 23 9th Runners Up Tony Sterjovski,

Mark Tsiorlas

6
2005 Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues
2006
2007 Victorian Premier League 26 9 6 11 26 28 -2 33 11th Mark Tsiorlas 9
2008 Victorian Premier League 26 6 3 17 22 59 -37 21 13th Joey Youssef 6
2009 Victorian State League Division 1 22 10 5 7 33 27 +6 35 5th Robert Dolevski 7
2010 Victorian State League Division 1 26 11 5 6 36 26 +7 28 3rd Robert Dolevski

Ridvan Saglam

12
2011 Victorian State League Division 1 22 6 3 13 21 27 -6 21 11th R4 Robert Dolevski 11
2012 Victorian State League Division 2 22 14 5 3 49 20 +29 47 1st Jamie Meehan 7
2013 Victorian State League Division 1 22 3 5 14 12 38 -26 14 12th R2 Josip Loncaric 4
2014 Victorian State League Division 1 22 12 2 8 46 31 +15 38 3rd R3 6P Franc Carafa,

Nathan Jones

8
As Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues
League Finals Dockerty Cup FFA Cup Top Goalscorer
Season Division Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Player/s Goals
2005 Victorian Premier League 26 12 7 7 47 37 +10 43 4th Elimination Final Zoran Petrevski

Mark Tsiorlas

10
2006 Victorian Premier League 26 10 1 15 38 51 -13 31 10th Mark Tsiorlas 13
As Manningham
League Finals Dockerty Cup FFA Cup Top Goalscorer
Season Division Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Player/s Goals
2009 Victorian Metropolitan League South-East 18 3 1 14 31 49 -18 10 7th Roberto Rositano 7
2010 Victorian Provisional League South-East 22 4 3 15 28 53 -25 15 12th Roberto Rositano 14
2011 Victorian Metropolitan League Central 20 12 1 7 57 36 +21 37 3rd Tiago Da Silva 15
2012 Victorian Metropolitan League Central 20 12 2 6 53 28 +25 38 3rd R1 Tiago Da Silva 17
2013 Victorian State League Division 5 21 10 4 7 46 39 +7 34 5th R2 Roberto Rositano 12
2014 Victorian State League Division 4 22 6 1 15 25 44 -19 19 11th R1 1P Jordan Cirianni 4
2015 Victorian State League Division 1 22 6 3 13 30 44 -14 21 10th R2 4P Zane Sole 10
2016 Victorian State League Division 1 22 12 3 7 43 35 +8 39 5th R2 4P Vojtěch Engelmann 11
2017 Victorian State League Division 1 22 8 6 8 26 29 -3 30 7th R2 4P Lucas Johns 4
2018 Victorian State League Division 1 21 17 1 3 61 18 43 52 1st 1st R5 5P Dean Lorenzi 18

Club Theme Song

Lyrics

Oh we're from Manningham,

A fighting fury,

We're from Manningham,

In any weather you will see us with a grin,

Risking head and shin,

If we're behind then never mind,

We'll fight and fight and win.

For we're from Manningham,

We never weaken till the final whistles blown

Like the B-oys of old,

We're strong and we're bold,

For we're from Manning...

The blue and the black

We're from Man-ning-ham

Records

Individual Records

Most Appearances- (485) Tony Schipano (1980-1983, 1985-1992, 1994-2003)

Top Goalscorer- (45) Bruno Cozzella (1983-1986, 1988)

Team Records

Highest League Position: 1st Victorian Premier League (2002)[12]

Lowest League Position: 7th Victorian Metropolitan League South-East (2009)[13]

Most Wins In A Single Season: 22, (1982)[14]

Most Draws In A Single Season: 13, (1994)[15]

Most Losses In A Single Season: 17, (1989 and 2008)[16][17]

Most Points In A Single Season: 46, (1982, and 1999)[14][18]

Most Goals Scored In A Single Season: 81, (1978)[19]

Most Goals Conceded In A Single Season: 59, (2008)[17]

Biggest League Win: Fawkner 11-0 South Dandenong, Victorian Provisional League 10 September 1977

Biggest League Defeat: Fawkner Blues 0-6 Heidelberg United, Victorian Premier League 13 July 2008

Highest Scoring League Game: Fawkner 11-0 South Dandenong, Victorian Provisional League 10 September 1977

Manningham 4-7 Albert Park, Victorian Metropolitan League Central 9 April 2011

Attendances

Highest ever attendance: 6,500 vs Preston Lions at Bob Jane Stadium, Victorian Premier League Grand Final, 25 August 2002

Highest home attendance: 4,750 vs Preston Lions at Epping Stadium, Victorian Premier League 4 July 2005

Highest away attendance: 2,000 vs Maribyrnong Polonia at Olympic Park, Victorian State League 15 May 1983

vs South Melbourne at Bob Jane Stadium 12 February 2006

vs Preston Lions at B.T. Connor Reserve 11 March 2007

Lowest home attendance: 168 vs Springvale White Eagles at CB Smith Reserve, Victorian Premier League 26 August 2007

Lowest away attendance: 150 vs Kingston City at The Grange Reserve, Victorian Premier League 8 July 2007

Highest cup attendance: 2,000 vs Western Suburbs at Olympic Park, Dockerty Cup semi-final 28 October 1984

vs Morwell Falcons at CB Smith Reserve, Victorian State League Cup semi-final 30 September 1984

Lowest cup attendance: 500 vs Box Hill at Crinigan Reservse, Victorian State League Cup third place play-off 7 October 1984

vs Brunswick Juventus at Olympic Park, Dockerty Cup third round 25 September 1986

Honours

League

  • Victorian Premier League (Victorian second tier)
Minor Premiers(1) 2002
Runners Up(1) 1993
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 1 (Victorian third tier)
Champions(1) 1982
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 2/State League 1(Victorian fourth tier)
Champions(2) 1981, 2018
Runners Up(1) 2010
Champions(1)2012
Runners Up(1) 1980
  • Provisional League/Victorian Metropolitan League Division 4 (Victorian sixth tier)
Champions(1) 1978
Runners Up(3) 1973,1975,1977
  • Metropolitan League 5 South-East
Champions(1) 2017

Cup

Winners(1) 1984
Runners Up(1) 2004

Individual Honours

FFV Best and Fairest

  • 2011 Mens Metro Central Steven Dimitriovski

VPL Player of the Year

Bill Fleming Medal

VPL Goalkeeper of the Year

  • 2007 Steve Tilovski

VPL Coach of the Year

VPL Under 21 Player of the Year

  • 2002 Steven Panebianco

Wienstein Medal

Jimmy Rooney Medal

  • 1993 Adrian Pender

Current squad

2018 Senior squad

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Luke Gallo
31 GK Stefan Taleski
52 DF Michael Godfrey
3 DF Daniel Sotiropoulos
16 DF Dylan Facci
2 DF Kaiki Saito
17 MF Samuel Wong
8 MF Travis Chalk-Hatton
12 MF James Newman
14 MF Dylan Bresolin
10 MF David Lorenzi
No. Position Player
19 MF David Morovic
7 FW Daniel Polazzon
9 FW Billy Romas
11 FW Jhoan Barrero
13 FW Franc Carafa

2018 Reserve squad

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

No. Position Player
1 GK Marco Mazzoni
2 DF Evan Monev
5 DF Joshua Monev
6 DF Vitaly Leschen
7 DF Sam Mehmet
8 DF Matt Vernes
12 DF Paul Papadopoulos
13 MF Rohit Patil
14 MF Jack Levis
4 MF Keith Maramba
10 MF Jerry Soliman
33 MF Dan Hughes
? MF Daniel Primerano
15 FW Timothy Deetlefs
No. Position Player
9 FW Danny Stefanakis
18 FW Karl Faraj
23 FW Roberto Sernio

Ex-Players

Ex-Managers

See also

Fawkner-Whittlesea Blues

References

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