Sunshine George Cross FC

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Sunshine George Cross
Sunshine George Cross FC emblem
Full name Sunshine George Cross Football Club
Nickname(s) The Georgies
Founded 1947
Ground Chaplin Reserve,
Sunshine, Victoria, Australia
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Malta Darren Farrugia
Manager Malta Tony Ciantar
League State League Division 1
2012 8th
Website Club home page

Sunshine George Cross Football Club is an Australian soccer club from Sunshine, a western suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and plays in the Victorian State League Division 1. Sunshine George Cross have played at Chaplin Reserve after agreement was reached with Sunshine City Soccer Club to share the venue in 1981. The club was founded by Maltese immigrants. Having been one of eight Victorian clubs to have participated in Australia's National Soccer League, the club's best achievement was reaching the playoffs as finalists in the 1986 season. Winners of the Australian Cup in 1964, Sunshine George Cross were named champions of the 1977 Victorian State League and were also runners up on 9 occasions.[1] Producing 5 Weinstein Medalists and three Bill Fleming Medalists throughout its history, the club was once home to John Markovski, Craig Foster, Kevin Muscat, Emmanuel Muscat and Andrew Nabbout. Sunshine George cross wear Red and white stripes for home colours, the colours on the Maltese flag.

Rivalries[edit]

Rivalries of the club include Victorian former NSL clubs South Melbourne, Melbourne Knights, Green Gully, Heidelberg United and the Preston Lions. Other rivalries include Victorian club's that are based in Melbourne's west, such as St Albans Saints, Western Suburbs and Altona Magic.

Affiliated clubs[edit]

Sunshine George Cross FC has a sister club relationship with Maltese-founded and Western Melbourne based club Green Gully Cavaliers. It is believed that both clubs adopted their familiar stripes from the Maltese club Floriana.

Current squad[edit]

As of 15 June 2014.[2] 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 Robert Santilli
2 Australia DF Eddie Cetkin
3 Australia DF Nejdet Sadin
5 Australia DF Christopher Dib
7 Australia MF Brandon Zaffina
8 Australia MF Delfin Mosibe
9 Australia FW Bobby Lojanica
10 Australia MF Adrian Logozzo
11 Australia MF Muhamad Chawk
12 Australia DF Mohamed Mohamed
No. Position Player
13 Australia FW Sami Nour
14 Australia FW Anthony Cassar
15 Australia MF Mohamed Ahmed
17 Australia DF Jacob Attard
18 Australia MF Lewis Shannon
19 Australia FW Emmanuel Sadic

Former players[edit]

For details of former players, see Category:Sunshine George Cross FC players.

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

State[edit]

  • Victorian State League (VPL) Champions: 1977[1]
  • Victorian State League (VPL) Runners Up: 1959, 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1978[1]
  • State League Cup (Top 4 Series) Winners: 1959, 1973, 1977
  • Victorian State League Division 1 Champions: 2008[1]
  • Victorian State League Division 2 Champions: 1954, 1957, 2003[1]
  • Victorian State League Division 3 Champions: 1949, 1953[1]
  • Ampol Cup Winners: 1961, 1965, 1974[1]
  • Dockerty Cup Winners: 1959, 1962, 1978[1]
  • Federation Cup Winners: 2003[1]
  • Armstrong Cup Winners: 1976, 1994

Individual Honours[edit]

  • Bill Fleming Medal
  • 1961 - Fred Falzon[1]
  • 1962 - Fred Falzon[1]
  • 1972 - John Gardiner[1]
  • Victorian Premier League Top Goalscorer Award
  • 1977 - Ken Reed[1]
  • 1997 - Sasha Markovski[1]
  • Weinstein Medal
  • 1986 - John Markovski[1]
  • 1988 - Lorenz Kindter[1]
  • 1990 - Kevin Muscat[1]
  • 1997 - Sasha Markovski[1]
  • 1998 - Anthony Magnacca[1]
  • National Youth Player of the Year
  • 1989 - John Markovski[1]
  • State League First Division Player of the Year
  • 2008 - George Papadopoulos[1]

International Representatives[edit]

Australia[edit]

Socceroos[edit]

Australia U-23[edit]

 

Australia U-20[edit]

Australia U-17[edit]

Malta[edit]

Malta national football team[edit]


Notable coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

Australian football (soccer) league system

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Honours". Sunshine George Cross Football Club. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  2. ^ 2014 Senior Squad
  3. ^ Quinn, Philip (26 November 1999). "Morley seeking new goals". Independent.ie. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Schwab, Laurie (17 December 1989). "Leading Players". The Age. Retrieved 9 February 2010. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Damian Mori playing for Sunshine George Cross in 1990 at Skinner Reserve in Sunshine". Sunshine George Cross website. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "How Our Boys Will Line Up". Canberra Times. 28 November 1997. 
  7. ^ Schwab, Laurie (7 April 1986). "Markovski goals in 'Cross' win". The Age. 
  8. ^ "Football Federation Victoria 2006 Annual Awards". Whittlesea Leader. 27 September 2006. 
  9. ^ "Sunshine George Cross youths roll on". Brief History of Sunshine George Cross Football Club. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Jonas Salley Adelaide United profile". Adelaide United website. 
  12. ^ "Sunshine Georgies". Oakleigh Monash/Springvale Dandenong Leader. 1 February 2006. 
  13. ^ Schwab, Laurie (14 February 1985). "Morwell in Cup semis". The Age. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  14. ^ Lynch, Michael (3 March 2003). "Final whistle blows for a Socceroo stalwart". The Age (Melbourne). Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  15. ^ Gliddon, Greg (15 May 2007). "Montemurro walks". Brimbank Leader. 
  16. ^ Schwab, Laurie (31 January 1977). "Six losses but still a win". The Age. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  17. ^ "Championship at last". Brief History of Sunshine George Cross Football Club. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 

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