Perth SC

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Perth
Perth SC.png
Full name Perth Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Azzurri, Sky Blues
Founded 1987
Ground Dorrien Gardens
Ground Capacity 2,000
President Gary Marocchi
Senior Coach Taki Nicolaidis
League NPL Western Australia
2013 5th
Website Club home page

Perth Soccer Club is a soccer club based in West Perth, Western Australia. It competes in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia.[1]

History[edit]

Perth Italia[edit]

The club was formed in 1987 as a result of a merger of the senior teams of Perth Azzurri (formed 1948), East Fremantle Tricolore (formed 1953 - left merged club in 2004) and Balcatta Etna (formed 1977 - left merged club in 1991). The new club was known as Perth Italia.[2][3] In the 1980s the club registered the name Perth United in anticipation of joining the National Soccer League.[4][5]

Perth Azzurri[edit]

Of the three clubs that merged in 1987, Azzurri was the most successful club having won 11 league titles.[6] The club had its beginnings when a group of boys joined with the initial intention of starting an Australian rules football club.[7][8] The club faced friction from the footballing establishment which disapproved of Azzurri's passionate style of play.[3] Azzurri fully merged with Perth SC in 2002.[9]

East Fremantle Tricolore[edit]

Between 1953 and 1987 Tricolore won six league titles including three straight wins between 1963 and 1965.[6] Since leaving to play in their own right in 2004 they have played in the Football West Social League.

Perth Soccer Club[edit]

In 1995 it was decided to change the name to Perth Soccer Club in order to broaden its appeal to a more mainstream audience.[10][11]

Club awards[edit]

  • Perth Azzurri Champions - 1953, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1981
  • Perth Azzurri Dorsogna Cup - 1960, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1981
  • Perth Azzurri Ampol Night Series Cup - 1962, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1981
  • Perth Azzurri Top Four Cup - 1953, 1960, 1962, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1981
  • Since 1988 Perth Soccer Club
  • Champions - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Top Four Cup - 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008
  • D'Orsogna Cup - 1990, 1993
  • Boral Cup - 2001
  • Night Series - 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Current squad[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 Francis Soale
2 Australia DF Luka Njegich
3 Australia DF Alex Castiello
4 Australia DF Josh Wilkins
5 Australia DF Craig Simpson(Captain)
6 England MF Clark Keltie
8 Australia DF James Marocchi
9 Australia FW Ash Rosindale
10 Australia MF Andreas Theodosiades
11 Australia MF Aden Da Luz
12 Australia MF Robbie Sciascia
13 Wales MF Mark Pritchard
16 Australia FW Nick Ambrogio
17 Sudan MF Friday Zico
19 England MF Mark Doninger
22 Australia MF Dean Apelgren
23 Australia GK Alex Dunn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Perth Soccer Club Inc". Football West. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Perth SC Club Page". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  3. ^ a b Moore, Philip (January 2009). "Soccer in the west: the world game in Australia's western periphery". Soccer & Society 10 (1): 84–95. doi:10.1080/14660970802472684. ISSN 1466-0970. 
  4. ^ Brabazon, Tara (2000). Tracing the Jack. UNSW Press. p. 132. ISBN 0-86840-699-6. 
  5. ^ Howe, Andrew. "History of Perth soccer". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 
  6. ^ a b "Australia - List of Regional Champions". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  7. ^ Moore, David; Miller, William J (1996). "The Lads in Action: Social Process in an Urban Youth Subculture". Journal of contemporary ethnography (Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications) 24 (4). ISSN 0891-2416. 
  8. ^ Krieder, Richard (1996). A Soccer Century. SportsWest Media. p. 52. ISBN 0-646-29376-1. 
  9. ^ "Azzurri Trophy Room". Perth Soccer Club. Retrieved 2009-07-02. 
  10. ^ Azzurri, 1948-1998: 50 Golden Years. Perth Soccer Club. 1998. 
  11. ^ "Welcome to the Perth Soccer Club". Perth Soccer Club. Retrieved 2009-06-26. 

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