Port Melbourne SC
|Full name||Port Melbourne Soccer Club|
|Nickname(s)||The Sharks, Nea Ellas|
|Ground||SS Anderson Reserve|
|Website||Club home page|
Port Melbourne SC are an Australian soccer club based in Port Melbourne, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria. The club was formed in 1968 by local Greek Australians, and were promoted over the years to the Victorian Premier League in 1994. They spent the years 1994-2003 in the Victorian Premier League, winning the minor premiership twice, but were unable to secure the title during their time in the VPL. The club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Victoria.
The club was relegated to Victorian State League Division 1 in 2004 and then again to Victorian State League Division 2 after season 2007. After spending two-years in State 2 South East, the FFV unilaterally decided to place them in Division 2 North West in Season 2010. The club was promoted as Champions having lost only one match and having only conceded seven goals all season.
In season 2011 the club lead the league for 21 rounds but failed to gain promotion in the last game of the season where they lost and thus ensured season 2012 will again be played in State League 1. They backed it up in 2012 with an outstanding season, finishing runners up in the State Knockout Cup and went on and secured promotion to the Victorian Premier League in 2013.
Over the years the club has developed and expanded its facilities into one of the best in the inner city. The facilities are considered of sufficient standard to warrant being used as training facilities for both the Commonwealth and Olympic Games and it is hoped they will be utilised in 2015’s Asian Football Championships which will he hosted in Australia.
Port Melbourne’s home strip consists of a red and blue striped jersey.
- Victorian Premier League Minor Premiers 1995, 2001
- Victorian State League Division 1 Champions 1993, Runners Up 2012
- Victorian State League Division 2 Champions 1989, 1992, 2010
- Victorian State League Division 3 Champions 1977, 1987
- Hellenic Cup Champions 1994, 1995
- State Knockout Cup Runner up 2012
Victorian Premier League Coach of the Year
- 1994 - Takis Svigos
- 2001 - Harry Chalkitis
Notable former players
- Mehmet Durakovic (and Coach)
- Andy Vargas (1997–1998)
- Aleksandar Đurić (1995–1996)
- Rodrigo Vargas (1997–1999)
- Daniel Allsopp (1998)
- Kamal Ibrahim (2003- 2005)