2013–14 Melbourne Heart FC season

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Melbourne Heart
2013–14 season
Chairman Peter Sidwell
Manager John Aloisi
(until 28 December 2013)
John van 't Schip
(from 30 December 2013)
Stadium AAMI Park
A-League 10th
Top goalscorer David Williams (12)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 Melbourne Heart FC season was the clubs fourth since its establishment in 2009. The club participated in the A-League for the fourth time.

Players[edit]

Squad information[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Since
App
Goals
Ends
Transfer fee
Notes
1 GK  AUS Andrew Redmayne 25 2012 32 0 2016 Free
2 DF  AUS Jeremy Walker 21 2011 16 0 2014 Youth system
3 DF  NED Rob Wielaert 35 2013 19 0 2014 Free Visa player
4 MF  NED Orlando Engelaar 34 2013 4 1 2014 Free International marquee
5 DF  AUS Sam Mitchinson 21 2012 10 0 2014 Youth system
6 DF  LBR Patrick Gerhardt 28 2012 38 1 2014 Free Visa player
7 MF  AUS Iain Ramsay 26 2013 18 1 2014 Free
8 MF  AUS Massimo Murdocca 29 2013 19 0 2015 Free
10 MF  AUS Harry Kewell (captain) 35 2013 11 1 2014 Free
13 MF  ARG Jonatan Germano 26 2011 38 5 2014 Free Visa player
15 FW  AUS David Williams 26 2011 57 15 2014 Free Domestic marquee
16 DF  AUS Aziz Behich 23 2010 84 1 2014 Free
17 MF  AUS Jason Hoffman 25 2010 58 1 2014 Free
18 DF  AUS David Vranković 20 2012 13 0 2014 Free
19 MF  AUS Ben Garuccio 19 2012 9 0 2015 Free
20 GK  AUS Tando Velaphi 27 2013 0 0 2014 Free
21 MF  AUS Stefan Mauk 18 2012 10 0 2014 Youth system
22 MF  AUS Nick Kalmar 26 2010 63 6 2014 Free
23 FW  AUS Mate Dugandžić 24 2011 48 9 2014 Free
24 DF  AUS Patrick Kisnorbo 33 2013 13 2 2014 Free
25 MF  ITA Andrea Migliorini 26 2014 9 0 2014 Free Injury replacement
  • Last updated: 18 February 2014
  • Source:[citation needed]
  • The squad could change until the summer transfer end in 31 August 2014.

From youth squad[edit]

N
P
Nat.
Name
Age
Notes
26 GK  AUS Marko Stevanja
27 MF  AUS Luke O'Dea 24
28 MF  AUS Paulo Retre 21
29 MF  AUS Alexander Dao
30 MF  AUS Ross Archibald 19

Transfers in[edit]

Name Position Moving from Notes
Australia Jeremy Walker Defender Australia Melbourne Heart Youth 1 year contract[1]
Australia Sam Mitchinson Defender Australia Melbourne Heart Youth 1 year contract[2]
Australia Stefan Mauk Midfielder Australia Melbourne Heart Youth 1 year contract
Australia Iain Ramsay Midfielder Australia Adelaide United 1 year contract[2]
Australia Massimo Murdocca Midfielder Australia Brisbane Roar 2 year contract[3]
Australia Harry Kewell Midfielder Qatar Al-Gharafa 1 year contract[4]
Netherlands Rob Wielaert Defender Netherlands Roda JC Kerkrade 1 year contract[5]
Australia Aziz Behich Defender Turkey Bursaspor 1 year loan [6]
Australia Tando Velaphi Goalkeeper Australia Melbourne Victory 1 year contract [6]
Netherlands Orlando Engelaar Midfielder Netherlands PSV Eindhoven 1 year contract[7]
Australia Patrick Kisnorbo Defender England Leeds United 1 year contract [8]
Malta Michael Mifsud Striker Malta Valletta 1 year contract[9]
Italy Andrea Migliorini Midfielder Slovenia Koper 3 month injury replacement[10]
Australia Luke O'Dea Midfielder Australia Melbourne Victory Youth player[11]

Transfers out[edit]

Name Position Moving to Notes
Australia Vince Grella Midfielder Retired Retired[12]
Republic of Ireland Steven Gray Defender Free agent Released[13]
Australia Matt Thompson Midfielder Australia Sydney FC Released[2]
Australia Clint Bolton Goalkeeper Retired Released[2]
Brazil Fred Midfielder Free agent Released[2]
Australia Simon Colosimo Defender India Dempo Released[2]
Australia Cameron Edwards Midfielder Australia Perth Glory Released[2]
Australia Jamie Coyne Defender Free agent Released[2]
Netherlands Marcel Meeuwis Midfielder Netherlands FC Eindhoven Released[2]
Croatia Josip Tadić Striker Croatia HNK Rijeka Released
Australia Eli Babalj Striker Netherlands AZ Alkmaar Transfer[14]
Australia Richard Garcia Midfielder Australia Sydney FC Released[15]
Australia Dylan Macallister Forward Hong Kong Eastern Salon Released[16]
Australia Golgol Mebrahtu Forward Free agent Released[17]
Malta Michael Mifsud Forward Free agent Released[18]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Netherlands John van 't Schip
Assistant Manager Spain Gerard Nus
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Peter Zoïs
Strength & Conditioning Coach Australia
Physiotherapist Australia Belinda Pacella

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

N P Nat. Name Total A-League
Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK Australia Andrew Redmayne 24 0 2 0 0 24 0 2 0 0
2 DF Australia Jeremy Walker 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
3 DF Netherlands Rob Wielaert 23 0 6 0 0 23 0 6 0 0
4 MF Netherlands Orlando Engelaar 11 4 1 0 1 10+ 1 4 1 0 1
5 DF Australia Sam Mitchinson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Liberia Patrick Gerhardt 17 0 5 0 0 11+ 6 0 5 0 0
7 MF Australia Iain Ramsay 24 1 5 0 0 20+ 4 1 5 0 0
8 MF Australia Massimo Murdocca 25 0 4 0 0 25 0 4 0 0
9 FW Australia Dylan Macallister 1 0 0 1 0 0+ 1 0 0 1 0
10 MF Australia Harry Kewell 15 2 1 0 0 10+ 5 2 1 0 0
11 FW Malta Michael Mifsud 14 1 2 0 0 12+ 2 1 2 0 0
13 MF Argentina Jonatan Germano 8 2 4 0 0 7+ 1 2 4 0 0
14 FW Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 12 0 0 0 0 6+ 6 0 0 0 0
15 FW Australia David Williams 24 11 2 0 0 20+ 4 11 2 0 0
16 DF Australia Aziz Behich 22 1 5 0 0 22 1 5 0 0
17 MF Australia Jason Hoffman 20 0 4 0 0 20 0 4 0 0
18 DF Australia David Vranković 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 MF Australia Ben Garuccio 10 0 1 0 0 4+ 6 0 1 0 0
20 GK Australia Tando Velaphi 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
21 MF Australia Stefan Mauk 13 0 2 0 0 1+12 0 2 0 0
22 MF Australia Nick Kalmar 19 1 0 0 0 7+12 1 0 0 0
23 FW Australia Mate Dugandžić 24 3 2 0 0 21+ 3 3 2 0 0
24 DF Australia Patrick Kisnorbo 19 2 4 0 1 18+ 1 2 4 0 1
25 MF Italy Andrea Migliorini 9 3 2 0 0 8+ 1 3 2 0 0
28 MF Australia Paulo Retre 4 0 0 0 0 2+ 2 0 0 0 0
30 MF Australia Ross Archibald 1 0 0 0 0 0+ 1 0 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Total Player Goals per Game
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
12 Australia David Williams 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1
5 Netherlands Orlando Engelaar 1 1 1 1 1
4 Australia Mate Dugandžić 2 1 1
3 Italy Andrea Migliorini 1 2
2 Australia Patrick Kisnorbo 1 1
Australia Harry Kewell 1 1
Argentina Jonatan Germano 1 1
1 Malta Michael Mifsud 1
Australia Nick Kalmar 1
Australia Iain Ramsay 1
Australia Aziz Behich 1
Australia Jason Hoffman 1
Goal Own goal 1
36 TOTAL 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 2 2 2 5 1 4 0 2 1 1 2 2
A goal was scored from a penalty kick
2 were scored from penalty kicks

Home attendance[edit]

Round Opponent Attendance
2 Central Coast Mariners 8,734
5 Western Sydney Wanderers 8,070
6 Sydney FC 8,941
8 Adelaide United 6,002
10 Melbourne Victory 26,491
12 Wellington Phoenix 6,486
15 Newcastle Jets 5,046
17 Sydney FC 7,674
18 Perth Glory 7,218
20 Brisbane Roar 7,816
21 Melbourne Victory 25,546
23 Wellington Phoenix 5,614
24 Central Coast Mariners 5,480
26 Western Sydney Wanderers 10,003
Total Attendance 139,121
Average Attendance 9,937

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 10th 12 October 2013 12 April 2014
National Youth League 5th 26 October 2013 2 March 2014

A-League[edit]

Main article: 2013–14 A-League

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 27 16 4 7 43 25 +18 52 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 11 9 7 34 29 +5 42
3 Central Coast Mariners 27 12 6 9 33 36 −3 42 2015 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off 1
4 Melbourne Victory 27 11 8 8 42 43 −1 41 2014 A-League Finals Series
5 Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 40 38 +2 39
6 Adelaide United 27 10 8 9 45 36 +9 38
7 Newcastle Jets 27 10 6 11 34 34 0 36
8 Perth Glory 27 7 7 13 28 37 −9 28
9 Wellington Phoenix 27 7 7 13 36 51 −15 28
10 Melbourne Heart 27 6 8 13 36 42 −6 26

Updated to games played on 13 April 2014
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Since the winner of 2014 A-League Grand Final (Brisbane Roar) qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 2nd and 3rd placed teams qualified for the group stage and the qualifying play-off of 2015 AFC Champions League.
*Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 6 8 13 36 42 −6 26 5 3 6 23 22 +1 1 5 7 13 20 −7

Last updated: 12 April 2014.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
Ground A H A A H H A H A A H H A A H A H H A H H A H H A A H
Result D D L L L L L D D L L L D L W D W W W W W L D L L D L
Position 6 5 8 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 9 10 10

Last updated: 12 April 2014.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.
      Win       Draw       Loss
Ground: A = Away; H = Home

Matches[edit]

National Youth League[edit]

Matches[edit]

League table[edit]

P Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Sydney FC Youth 18 13 2 3 49 29 50+20 41
2 Newcastle Jets Youth 18 11 4 3 50 29 51+21 37
3 Melbourne Victory Youth 18 9 4 5 50 36 44+14 31
4 Adelaide United Youth 18 9 3 6 41 36 35+5 30
5 Melbourne Heart Youth 18 8 4 6 40 30 40+10 28
6 Western Sydney Wanderers Youth 18 7 2 9 37 33 34+4 23
7 Brisbane Roar Youth 18 6 5 7 41 45 26−4 23
8 AIS Football Program 18 6 3 9 32 47 15−15 21
9 Perth Glory Youth 18 5 0 13 35 67 -2−32 15
10 Central Coast Mariners Youth 18 1 3 14 20 43 7−23 6


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
18 8 4 6 40 30 +10 28 5 1 3 29 18 +11 3 3 3 11 12 −1

Last updated: 2 March 2014.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Ground A A A A A H A A H A H H A H H H H H
Result W W L D L L L D L W W D D L W W W W
Position 2 2 4 4 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 7 5 5

      Win       Draw       Loss
Ground: A = Away; H = Home

League Goalscorers per Round[edit]

Total Player Goals per Round
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
5 Australia Marcus Schroen 1 1 1 1 1
Australia Alexander Dao 1 1 2 1
4 Malta Michael Mifsud 3 1
Australia Hernan Espindola 1 2 1
3 Australia Ben Garuccio 1 1 1
Australia Ersin Kaya 1 1 1
Australia Luke O'Dea 1 2
2 Australia Mate Dugandžić 2
Australia Paulo Retre 1 1
1 Australia Ross Archibald 1
Australia Andrew Cartanos 1
Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 1
Argentina Jonatan Germano 1
Australia Stefan Mauk 1
Australia Stipo Andrijasevic 1
Australia Joseph Katebian 1
Australia Jeremy Walker 1
40 TOTAL 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 2 3 0 0 1 5 8 7 4

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walker signs professional contract". Football Federation Australia. 15 March 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Melbourne Heart release Simon Colosimo, Matt Thompson, Fred and Clint Bolton, sign Iain Ramsey". Fox Sport. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Melbourne Heart FC signs Massimo Murdocca". Football Federation Australia. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Heart confirms Kewell signing". Football Federation Australia. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Heart strengthens defence with Dutchman". Football Federation Australia. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Heart Welcome Back Behich". Football Federation Australia. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Melbourne Heart FC agree terms with Orlando Engelaar". Football Federation Australia. 9 August 2013. Retrieved 9 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Melbourne Heart FC signs Patrick Kisnorbo". Football Federation Australia. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mifsud joins Melbourne Heart FC". Football Federation Australia. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Migliorini latest Red and White recruit". Football Federation Australia. 23 September 2013. Retrieved 23 September 2013. 
  11. ^ Sutherland, Donald (4 October 2013). "Former Victory skipper headlines new-look Heart youth squad". mfootball. 
  12. ^ "Grella hangs up the boots". Football Federation Australia. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Tadic, Mitchinson join injured list, Gray Released and Coyne joins". Football Federation Australia. 6 February 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Babalj signs with AZ Alkmaar". Football Federation Australia. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sydney FC signs Socceroo Richard Garcia". Football Federation Australia. 16 August 2013. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  16. ^ "Melbourne Heart FC release Macallister". Football Federation Australia. 17 January 2014. 
  17. ^ "Melbourne Heart release Mebrahtu". Football Federation Australia. 2 February 2014. 
  18. ^ "Williams Re-Signs with Melbourne Heart FC". Football Federation Australia. 21 March 2014. 
  19. ^ Connellan, Matthew (2 December 2013). "Team of the Week - Round Eight". Football Federation Australia. 
  20. ^ Moore, David (20 January 2014). "Team of the Week - Round 15". Football Federation Australia. 

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