Oakleigh Cannons FC

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Oakleigh Cannons
Oakleigh Cannons Logo.gif
Full name Oakleigh Cannons Football Club
Nickname(s) The Cannons
Founded 1972
Ground Jack Edwards Reserve,
Oakleigh, Victoria
Ground Capacity 5,000
Manager Miron Bleiberg
League Victorian Premier League
2013 8th
Current season

Oakleigh Cannons Football Club is a soccer club based in the south-east Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia. The club, established by members of Oakleigh's Greek Australian community, currently competes in the Victorian Premier League.

History[edit]

Established on 12 December 1972 as the South Oakleigh Soccer Club, the club soon changed its name to Oakleigh Soccer Club, under which it gained steady success through the 1970s and 1980s by winning a number of Victorian Provisional, Metropolitan and State League divisional titles. The club was re-branded Oakleigh Cannons S.C. in the 1990s to expand its appeal beyond its predominantly Greek Australian support base. The club changed its name again to Oakleigh Cannons Football Club, gained promotion to the Victorian Premier League in 2003,[1] and continued its successful run by appearing in the Championship finals of 2004 and 2005. It won its first Victorian Premier League Championship in 2006.

The Club is located at the Jack Edward’s Reserve, Edward Street, Oakleigh.

Season 2011[edit]

With the youngest ever VPL Coach and 2011 'VPL Coach of the Year' Arthur Papas at the helm Oakleigh Cannons F.C. finished equal first on points in the Victorian Premier League season and went on to make their first ever VPL Championship Final at AAMI Park, where the team lost 3-2 to Green Gully in extra time.

Papas departed at seasons end to join A-League side Newcastle Jets FC.

Honours[edit]

  • Victorian Premier League Championship 2006
  • Victorian State League Division 1 Championship 1986, 1999, 2003

9 x Victorian State League Premierships

Individual Honours[edit]

VPL Coach of the Year

VPL Goalkeeper of the Year

  • 2004 - Adrian Cagalj

Weinstein Medal

  • 1983 - Con Kiakos

Current squad[edit]

as of May 2013[2] Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
–– Australia Alexander Connell
–– Australia Aristidis Drakos
–– Denmark Casper Andersen
–– Australia MF Dusan Bosnjak
–– Australia Evan Christodoulou
–– Australia MF Frankie Lagana
–– Serbia Goran Zoric
–– England James Cumming
–– Australia FW Jesse Krncevic
–– Australia MF Reece Vittiglia
–– Australia MF Hayden Doyle
–– Australia FW Ricky Diaco
No. Position Player
–– Australia Slavisa Saric
–– Australia Simon Zappia
–– Australia GK Griffin McMaster
–– Australia GK Lewis Italiano
–– New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
–– England Luke Walker
–– Australia Stelios Konstantinidis
–– Republic of Ireland DF Steven Gray
–– Australia Edmon Benjamin
–– United States MF Alex Smith
–– Solomon Islands FW Benjamin Totori

Staff[edit]

[3]

Head coach
  • Miron Bleiberg.

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