2011 Victorian Premier League
|Champions||Green Gully (Champions)
Green Gully (Premiers)
|Relegated||Springvale White Eagles
St Albans Saints
The 2011 Victorian Premier League (known as the Alanic Premier League for sponsorship reasons) was the ninety-ninth season of the Victorian Premier League since the first season in 1909 (1916-18 not played because of World War I). The home and away season began 15 February 2011 and concluded 7 August 2011. Green Gully were the defending champions.
The concept of a youth development squad was reintroduced in 2010 with the National Training Centre team playing in midweek fixtures throughout the season but not for competition points. In 2011 the team, mostly comprising players from the Melbourne Victory youth squad, was renamed Victorian Training Centre Football and was eligible to score competition points for its matches but ineligible to qualify for the finals series or be relegated.
Green Gully won the double, winning both the premiership and the Grand Final, defeating Oakleigh Cannons. Green Gully surpassed South Melbourne FC and Brunswick Juventus as the club with the most Victorian championships with nine in total.
- Bentleigh Greens
- Dandenong Thunder SC
- Green Gully
- Heidelberg United
- Hume City FC
- Melbourne Knights
- Northcote City
- Oakleigh Cannons
- Richmond SC
- South Melbourne FC
- Springvale White Eagles
- St Albans Saints
- VTC Football
Promotion and relegation
Teams promoted from Victorian State League Division 1:
(After the end of the 2010 season.)
Teams relegated to Victorian State League Division 1:
(After the end of the 2010 season.)
The Victorian Premier League 2011 season was played over 22 rounds, concluding on the 7th of August 2011, followed by the final series.
||Qualification or relegation
|1||Green Gully||24||13||4||7||51||23||+28||43||2011 Victorian Premier League Finals|
|11||Springvale White Eagles||24||3||6||15||24||62||−38||15||Relegation to Victorian State League Division 1|
|12||St Albans Saints||24||3||4||17||27||58||−31||13|
Updated to games played on Aug 7, 2011.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
*Heidelberg Utd was given a 3 point deduction as a result of Tribunal Case TA11004, arising from their Round 3 match against Hume City. South Melbourne lost 6 points as a result of Tribunal Case TA11012 from their Round 9 fixture against Bentleigh Greens.
|Qualifying Finals||Semi Final||Preliminary Final||Grand Final|
|1||Green Gully Cavaliers||3|
|A||Hume City FC||0||F||Green Gully Cavaliers||3|
|2||Oakleigh Cannons||3||D||Hume City FC||0 (3)||G||Oakleigh Cannons||2|
|3||Hume City FC||4||E||Oakleigh Cannons||0 (4)|
|4||South Melbourne FC||1||C||South Melbourne FC||0|
Finals Week 1
|14 Aug 2011 Elimination Final||South Melbourne FC||1 - 0||Heidelberg United||SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne|
|3:00PM||Krnčević 66' (pen.)
|14 Aug 2011 Qualifying Final||Oakleigh Cannons||3 - 4||Hume City FC||Jack Edwards Reserve, Oakleigh|
|6:45PM||Diaco 34', ?' (pen.)
Own Goal 52'
Ofli 88', 89'
|Referee: Shaun Evans
Finals Week 2
|20 Aug 2011 Major Semi Final||Green Gully Cavaliers||3 - 0||Hume City FC||Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs|
|21 Aug 2011 Minor Semi Final||Oakleigh Cannons||1 - 0||South Melbourne FC||Jack Edwards Reserve, Oakleigh|
Finals Week 3
|27 Aug 2011 Preliminary Final||Hume City FC||0 - 0 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4 p)
|Oakleigh Cannons||SS Anderson Reserve, Port Melbourne|
3 Sep 2011
|Green Gully Cavaliers||3 - 2 (a.e.t.)||Oakleigh Cannons|
Basma 52' 95'
|1||Richard Cardozzo||Hume City||19||1|
|2||Saso Aleksovski||Heidelberg United||16||0|
|3||Trent Rixon||Northcote City||15||2|
|4||Luke Sherbon||Dandenong Thunder||14||2|
|5||Jason Hayne||Green Gully||13||1|
|6||Osagie Ederaro||Heidelberg United||12||1|
|7||James Kalifatidis||Northcote City||11||0|
|8||Jacob Colosimo||Melbourne Knights||10||1|
|Jesse Krncevic||South Melbourne||10||0|
|Mathew J Sanders||Green Gully||10||0|
|Goran Zoric||Springvale White Eagles||8||0|