Canberra FC

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Canberra
Canberra FC.png
Full name Canberra Football Club
Nickname(s) HOPE, Croatia, Deakin
Founded 1958
Ground Deakin Stadium
Ground Capacity 1,500
League NPL ACT
2013 1st
Website Club home page

Canberra Football Club is a soccer club based in Canberra, Australia. The club competes in the ACT competitions including the ACT Premier League. The club was founded in 1958 as Canberra Croatia by local Croatian Australians, later taking the names HOPE, Croatia Deakin, Canberra Metro and Canberra Deakin, before becoming Canberra FC. The club has competed in the top level ACT league every year since 1960, and also had a successful stint in NSW State League from 1988-1994.

History[edit]

Canberra FC has an impressive record in the ACT Premier league. In 2011, the Croatian-based club almost won their first premiership, narrowly losing 5-2. This consistent dominance in the ACT premier league has made them the standard-bearers for football in the nation’s capital and has earned them a great deal of respect.

Colours and badge[edit]

The club colours are red and white reflecting the club's Croatian heritage. The badge depicts the flagpole of Parliament House, a symbol of Canberra, over red and white check reflecting the Coat of arms of Croatia.

Notable former players[edit]

Honours[edit]

  • NSW State League Grand Final Runner-Up: 1989, 1990, 1991
  • NSW State League Regular Season Runner-Up: 1989, 1990
  • NSW State League Finalists: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • NSW Challenge Cup Champions: 1989-1990
  • ACT First Division / Premier League League Champions: 1962 - 1963 - 1966 -1969 - 1973 - 1979 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1995 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011- 2013
  • ACT First Division / Premier League Premiers (Grand-Final winners): 1962 - 1963 - 1966 - 1967 - 1973 - 1978 - 1979 - 1987 - 1988 - 1995 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2007 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011
  • ACT Federation Cup Champions: 1962 - 1964 - 1972 - 1974 - 1978 - 1984 - 1985 -1986 - 1995 - 2002 - 2004 - 2006 - 2007 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012
  • ACT Club Championship: 1977 - 1979 - 1980 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1995 - 2002 - 2004 - 2005
  • Ampol Cup Champions: 1963 - 1972 - 1973 - 1987 - 1988
  • Robertson Cup Champions: 1962
  • National Youth League Champions: 2004
  • Australian-Croatian Soccer Tournament Champions: 1975 - 1986 - 1992 - 1994 - 2001 - 2005
  • Argentina Cup: 1983-1984

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