Adelaide Blue Eagles FC
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|Full name||Azzurri Sports Club Inc|
|Nickname(s)||Blue Eagles, Azzurri, ABE|
|Ground||Marden Sports Complex|
|League||NPL South Australia|
|2013||NPL South Australia, 2nd|
|Website||Club home page|
Adelaide Blue Eagles is a soccer club based at the Marden Sports Complex, South Australia. Blue Eagles is a participant in the recently formed South Australian Super League. ABE is a predominantly Italian Australian-supported club. This is evident as the club has been known in the past as both Azzurri and Napoli.
- The club was founded under the name Napoli SC but played as Eastern Districts due to the South Australian Soccer Association's ruling of only allowing one Italian named club in the local competition. The Azzurri later merged with Seacliff Austria in 1968, securing promotion to the South Australian First Division.
- The club entered a team in the Metropolitan League in 1959 and played its first game against Edinburgh losing 11-1. At first all home games were played at the Victoria Park Racecourse then South Park, Park Terrace Goodwood, followed by Adey Reserve Firle. The club moved to the new facilities at Marden in 2000.
- In 1962 the club played under the name of Eastern Districts Napoli and in 1966 adopted the name Eastern Districts Azzurri. In 1968 the club amalgamated with Seacliff Austria which enabled them to acquire a place in the 1st division. In 1993 the club changed its name to Adelaide Blue Eagles.
- Since its inception the club has been very successful particularly in the last decade. It has established itself as one of the leaders of local football both on and off the field.
- They currently run a side, which competes in the Amateur League, called MSSC Blue Eagles. MSSC stands for Molinara Sports & Social Club.
- They are the current holders of the 2010 Federation Senior and Reserves Cup after defeating Metro Stars 3-2 and Salisbury 2-1 respectively.
- Adelaide Blue Eagles are current champions of the Devine Homes Super League after defeating Adelaide City FC 6-5 on penalties. The game finished 0-0 AET. This is the clubs 10th league title, 2nd most in South Australian 1st division history.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
1st Division Champions: 10
1981, 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2011
Federation Cup Winners: 6
1984, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1998 & 2010
1st Division Minor Premiers: 6
1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2001 & 2002
Coca Cola Cup Winners: 3
1981, 1982 & 1990
Reserves Cup Winners: 3
1993, 1996 & 2010
Reserves Minor Premiers: 2
1993 & 1997
U/19 Champions: 6
1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000 & 2011
U/19 Minor Premiers: 6
1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 & 2011
U/16 League Winners:
U/14 Cup Winners:
U/13 Cup Winners: