2013–14 Melbourne Victory FC season

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Melbourne Victory
2013–14 season
Chairman Anthony Di Pietro
Manager Ange Postecoglou
(until 31 October 2013)
Kevin Muscat
(from 31 October 2013)
Stadium Etihad Stadium, AAMI Park
A-League 4th
A-League Finals series Semi-finals
AFC Champions League Group stage
Top goalscorer James Troisi (12)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2013–14 Melbourne Victory season is the ninth A-League season for the club.

History[edit]

The 2013–14 season is Melbourne Victory's ninth season in the A-League. On Monday 13 May 2013, Melbourne Victory announced their first signing of the season by signing Brisbane Roar Mitch Nichols on two-year deal, reuniting him with his former Roar manager Ange Postecoglou.[1] He became Postecoglou's first new signing ahead of the 2013/14 A-League season. On 9 June it was speculated that Melbourne Victory is the prime club looking to sign Greek national team captain, Giorgos Karagounis,[2][3][4][5] after it was confirmed he was to be released by Premier League club Fulham.[6] After it was confirmed the Karagounis talks had come to a halt, Fulham then had second thoughts about the release and decided to pursue Karagounis' signature, which in the end they did.[7][8][9] Argentine Marque player Marcos Flores was released with mutual consent on 5 July.[10][11] Following Flores' departure to Central Coast Mariners, Victory attempted to sign Italian international Fabrizio Miccoli as their marquee player[12][13] however he signed with Lecce.[14] Following these two disappointments for the Melbourne Victory stakeholders, the victory hosted one of the most notable sporting events in Australian Sporting history. This event was Melbourne Victory against Liverpool at the MCG in front of 95,446 spectators. The full Liverpool squad was brought to Melbourne, including stars such as Steven Gerrard, Luis Suárez, Kolo Touré, Simon Mignolet, and Brad Jones. Melbourne lost the game 0–2 in what was considered a 'thriller', and has since sparked rumours of the development of a sister club relationship.[15][16][17] Following the Liverpool match, Kosta Barbarouses was signed on a 3-year deal.[18][19] On 17 September, Adrian Leijer handed over the captaincy role to Mark Milligan.[20][21] On 23 October 2013, it was revealed that Ange Postecoglou will coach the Socceroos and it was rumoured that Kevin Muscat will take over as coach of Melbourne Victory.[22][23] On 31 October 2013, Muscat was officially appointed as Melbourne Victory's coach.[24]

Players[edit]

Senior squad[edit]

As of 21 January 2014.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Nathan Coe
2 Chile DF Pablo Contreras
3 Ivory Coast DF Adama Traoré
4 Australia DF Nick Ansell
5 Australia MF Mark Milligan (Captain)
6 Australia MF Leigh Broxham (Vice-Captain)
7 Brazil MF Guilherme Finkler
9 New Zealand FW Kosta Barbarouses
10 Australia FW Archie Thompson
11 Australia FW Connor Pain
13 Australia FW Andrew Nabbout
14 Australia MF James Troisi (On loan from Atalanta)
No. Position Player
16 Australia MF Rashid Mahazi
17 Australia MF James Jeggo
18 Australia MF Francesco Stella
20 Australia GK Lawrence Thomas
21 Australia MF Tom Rogić (On loan from Celtic)
22 Australia FW Jesse Makarounas
23 Australia DF Adrian Leijer (2nd Vice-Captain)
24 Australia DF Scott Galloway
25 Australia DF Jason Geria
26 Australia MF Jordan Brown
27 Australia MF Christopher Cristaldo
31 Australia DF Dylan Murnane

Players With Multiple Nationalities[edit]

Player 1. Nationality 2. Nationality
Kosta Barbarouses New Zealand New Zealand Greece Greece
Pablo Contreras Chile Chile Spain Spain
Christopher Cristaldo Australia Australia Argentina Argentina
James Jeggo Australia Australia Austria Austria
Andrew Nabbout Australia Australia Lebanon Lebanon
Connor Pain Australia Australia Hong Kong Hong Kong
Archie Thompson Australia Australia New Zealand New Zealand
Adama Traoré Ivory Coast Ivory Coast Australia Australia

Trial players[edit]

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

No. Position Player
28 Australia MF Andreas Govas
Australia FW Brent McGrath
No. Position Player
- Australia FW Anthony Proia

Transfers[edit]

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

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

No. Position Player
15 Australia MF Mitch Nichols (Free transfer from Australia Brisbane Roar)[1]
9 New Zealand FW Kosta Barbarouses (Free transfer from Russia Alania Vladikavkaz)[18][19]
2 Chile DF Pablo Contreras (Free transfer from Greece Olympiacos)[25]
14 Australia FW James Troisi (Loan from Italy Atalanta)[26]
16 Australia MF Rashid Mahazi (Free transfer from Australia Northcote City)[27]

Out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Tando Velaphi (Released)[28]
2 Australia DF Matthew Foschini (Free transfer to India Salgaocar)[29]
9 Argentina MF Marcos Flores (Free transfer to Australia Central Coast Mariners)[10][11]
11 Australia FW Marco Rojas (Free transfer to Germany VfB Stuttgart)[30]
13 Australia DF Diogo Ferreira [28]
14 Australia MF Billy Celeski (Transfer to United Arab Emirates Al Shaab)[31]
15 Australia DF Sam Gallagher (Released)[28]
16 Australia FW Theo Markelis (Released)[32]
21 Australia DF Spase Dilevski (Released)[28]
25 Australia MF Luke O'Dea (Transfer to Australia Melbourne Heart Youth)[33]
33 Australia DF Daniel Mullen (Loan return to China Dalian Aerbin)[34]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

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

No. Position Player
21 Australia MF Tom Rogić (Loan from Scotland Celtic)[35]

Out[edit]

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

No. Position Player
8 Mauritius MF Jonathan Bru (Released)[36]
15 Australia MF Mitch Nichols (To Japan Cerezo Osaka)[37]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 4th 12 October 2013 12 April 2014
AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off Group stage 15 February 2014 22 April 2014
National Youth League 3rd 26 October 2013 1 March 2014

Pre-season[edit]

A-League[edit]

Main article: 2013–14 A-League

Matches[edit]

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 11 8 8 42 43 −1 41 7 3 3 22 19 +3 4 5 5 20 24 −4

Last updated: 13 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 H A H H A A H A H H A H H A A H A A H H A H A A H A A
Result D D W W L L W D L W W D L D L L D W W W L W W L D D W
Position 6 5 4 3 3 6 5 4 6 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3/4[A] 3 5 3 2 3 5 5 4

Last updated: 13 April 2014.
Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.
      Win       Draw       Loss

  1. ^ Round 19 was played early (between rounds 14 and 15) due to clash with ACL games. The first position (3) is after the round 19 match. The second position (4) is after the rest of round 19 matches.

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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
12 Australia James Troisi 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
8 Australia Archie Thompson 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Brazil Guilherme Finkler 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
4 New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses 1 1 1 1
Australia Mark Milligan 1 2 1
3 Australia Mitch Nichols 1 2
1 Ivory Coast Adama Traoré 1
Australia Andrew Nabbout 1
Australia James Jeggo 1
42 TOTAL 0 2 1 3 2 0 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 3 4 0 3 2 0 1 2 4

AFC Champions League[edit]

Qualifying play-off[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
China Guangzhou Evergrande 6 3 1 2 10 8 +2 10
South Korea Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors 6 2 2 2 8 7 +1 8
Australia Melbourne Victory 6 2 2 2 9 9 0 8
Japan Yokohama F. Marinos 6 2 1 3 7 10 −3 7

Goalscorers[edit]

3 goals
2 goals
1 goal


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 9 4 5 50 36 +14 31 7 1 1 32 13 +19 2 3 4 18 23 −5

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 H H H A A H H A H A A H A H A H A
Result D W W W L L L W W W L W D L W D W D
Position 4 3 2 2 2 4 5 4 4 3 3 2 3 4 3 3 3 3

      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
11 Australia Andrew Nabbout 2 2 1 1 2 3
9 Australia Anthony Proia 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
8 Australia Christopher Cristaldo 1 1 1 1 1 3
5 Australia James Jeggo 1 2 1 1
Australia Francesco Stella 1 1 1 1 1
4 Australia Jesse Makarounas 1 1 2
3 Australia Damien Miskulin 1 2
1 Australia James Karvelis 1
Australia Anthony Duzel 1
Australia Dylan Murnane 1
Australia John MacLean 1
Australia Connor Pain 1
50 TOTAL 3 4 2 4 1 2 1 4 4 5 1 2 2 2 5 2 5 1

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Orr, Michael (9 June 2013). "Giorgos Karagounis in talks with Melbourne Victory". SB Nation. 
  3. ^ Gatt, Ray (9 June 2013). "Victory lures Greek champion Giorgos Karagounis". The Australian. 
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  5. ^ Davutovic, David (10 June 2013). "Socceroo Tim Cahill hopes strong local support will help cheer Australia to victory over Jordan". The Daily Telegraph. 
  6. ^ "Fulham duo to leave". Football365. 19 May 2013. 
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  8. ^ France-Presse, Agence (9 July 2013). "Giorgos Karagounis extends Fulham stay by one year". NDTV. 
  9. ^ "Melbourne Victory have lost out on securing Greek international Giorgos Karagounis". Fox Sports. 10 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b Orr, Michael (5 July 2013). "Marcos Flores joins Central Coast Mariners". SB Nation. 
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  12. ^ Hassett, Sebastien (7 July 2013). "Former Palermo captain Miccoli linked with Melbourne Victory". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
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  14. ^ "Transfer news: Lecce sign Fabrizio Miccoli after Palermo release". Sky Sports. 15 July 2013. 
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  32. ^ "Theo Markelis released". Football Federation Australia. 31 July 2013. 
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  38. ^ Ormond, Aidan (31 March 2014). "Team of the Week – Round 25". Football Federation Australia. 

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