Canberra Olympic FC

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Canberra Olympic FC
Logo: Canberra Olympic FC
Full name Canberra Olympic Football Club
Founded 1955
Ground O'Connor Enclosed
Owner Unknown
Chairman John Efkarpadis
Senior Mens Manager Frank Cachia
League NPL ACT
2014 3rd

Canberra Olympic FC is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The club was founded in 1955, and currently competes in the National Premier Leagues ACT.


Olympic was founded in the early 1950s. Formally the name Olympic was decided in a General Meeting of players and committee member in 1955. The names proposed for the team was either Olympic or AEK. Olympic appears to have played in competitive games in Grade 2 in 1955. Biggest Win was 25-0 against Cooma in Division 2 on May 23, 1971 Biggest Loss has been 8-0 against RMC in 9 October 1955 playing in Grade 2, in the Competition Finals. The 1956 season was split into three Divisions, a vast improvement on the 5 teams that existed only 3 years before. The first Division was cut down from 10 teams to 8 teams. There was a Second Division which initially was set to have 9 teams, but the Naples club withdrew their team from the Division. A Reserve Grade was created and although there was promise for a number of teams to play, eventually only 4 existed. In the Second Division, Olympic won convincingly taking maximum points from the games played. This won them promotion to the 1957 Division 1 with last placed team Dnipro being relegated.

Olympic always represented the region with players in the rep squads as shown below from a representative game in 13 May 1960.

ACT 7 (Exharos 3, Pethes 2, G. Jorbuzovic, Kams) v St.George Budapest 1 (Schauman)

Tom Exarhos not only has honoured the colours of Olympic and the ACT, but has been a member of Committees since the 1970s.[1]


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