2012–13 Melbourne Victory FC season

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Melbourne Victory
2012–13 season
Chairman Anthony Di Pietro
Manager Ange Postecoglou
Stadium Etihad Stadium / AAMI Park
A-League 3rd
Finals Series 3rd
Top goalscorer League: Marco Rojas (12)
All: Marco Rojas (12)
Highest home attendance 42,032 vs Melbourne Heart
(5 October 2012)
Lowest home attendance 17,128 vs Brisbane Roar
(15 December 2012)
Average home league attendance 20,893
Home colours
Away colours

The Melbourne Victory 2012–13 season is Melbourne Victory's eighth A-League season.

Season summary[edit]

At the start of the 2012–13 season Ubay Luzardo and Jean Carlos Solórzano returned to their respective clubs after their loan deals had expired.

In April 2012 Ange Postecoglou was appointed as Melbourne Victory manager.[1] Veterans Grant Brebner and Ante Covic were released from Melbourne Victory.[2] Fabio was then released and signed a two-year contract with archrival Sydney FC.

In May 2012, it was announced that Carlos Hernandez had exited Melbourne Victory after the club couldn't come to agree a new deal with him as they attempted to slash costs to fit him into the salary cap.[3] On 26 May, Matthew Kemp retired from the A-League.

In June 2012 Harry Kewell quit Melbourne Victory to return to England to be with his family due to problems with his mother-in-law's health.

Several signings took place during pre-season period. Ivorian defender Adama Traoré was signed from the defunct Gold Coast United, Sam Gallagher was signed from Central Coast Mariners, Brazilian attacking midfielder Guilherme Finkler was signed from Criciúma Esporte Clube, Mauritian defensive midfield Jonathan Bru was signed from Moreirense F.C., Spase Dilevski was signed from Adelaide United, Theo Markelis was signed from Vicenza Calcio, former Johnny Warren Medal winner Marco Flores was signed from Henan Jianye and Mark Milligan was signed from JEF United Ichihara Chiba after an impressive loan spell with Melbourne Victory under former coach Jim Magilton.

In July 2012 it was announced that the club had agreed to a sponsorship deal for naming rights of the newly formed statewide Victory League based in Tasmania.[4]

On 18 October 2012 Daniel Allsopp announced his retirement from professional football after four games from the new season.[5] while Nathan Coe returned to Australia to sign with Melbourne Victory on a three-year deal.[6] on 24 October 2012.

During January transfer window, Petar Franjic, Isaka Cernak & Julius Davies were released and replaced by Francesco Stella, Jesse Makarounas, Jason Geria & Scott Galloway. Former Adelaide United defender Daniel Mullen was loaned from Dalian Aerbin to replace injured Nicolas Ansell for the rest of the season.

Melbourne Victory finished the season in third place in the ladder and lost to Central Coast Mariners in final series semi final but they are qualified for 2014 Asian Champions League if Australia is given 2.5 slots based on the 2013 AFC Champions League evaluation.[7]

On 18 April 2013, a few days before the previous season ended, Marco Rojas quit Melbourne Victory to pursue his career in Europe after Melbourne Victory was defeated in the final series semi final.[8] On the following day, Tando Velaphi, Diogo Ferreira, Sam Gallagher and Spase Dilevski were released from the club.[9]

Players[edit]

Squad[edit]

As of 28 January 2013. 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 Tando Velaphi
2 Australia DF Matthew Foschini
3 Ivory Coast DF Adama Traoré
5 Australia DF Mark Milligan
6 Australia MF Leigh Broxham
7 Brazil MF Guilherme Finkler
8 Mauritius MF Jonathan Bru
9 Argentina MF Marcos Flores
10 Australia FW Archie Thompson (Vice-captain)
11 New Zealand MF Marco Rojas
13 Australia MF Diogo Ferreira
14 Australia MF Billy Celeski
15 Australia DF Sam Gallagher
16 Australia FW Theo Markelis (Youth)
No. Position Player
17 Australia MF James Jeggo (Youth)
18 Australia MF Francesco Stella
20 Australia GK Lawrence Thomas (Youth)
21 Australia DF Spase Dilevski
22 Australia FW Jesse Makarounas (Youth)
23 Australia DF Adrian Leijer (Captain)
24 Australia DF Nicolas Ansell (Youth)
25 Australia FW Luke O'Dea (Youth)
26 Australia FW Andrew Nabbout (Youth)
27 Australia MF Christopher Cristaldo (Youth)
30 Australia DF Jason Geria (Youth)
31 Australia DF Scott Galloway (Youth)
32 Australia FW Connor Pain (Youth)
39 Australia GK Nathan Coe

From the youth system[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
24 Australia DF Nicolas Ansell
25 Australia FW Luke O'Dea
26 Australia FW Andrew Nabbout
No. Position Player
27 Australia MF Christopher Cristaldo
30 Australia DF Jason Geria

Transfers[edit]

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Ivory Coast DF Adama Traoré (Free Transfer from Australia Gold Coast United)
5 Australia DF Mark Milligan (Free Transfer from Japan JEF United Ichihara Chiba)
7 Brazil MF Guilherme Finkler (Free Transfer from Brazil Criciúma)
8 Mauritius MF Jonathan Bru (Free Transfer from Portugal Moreirense)
9 Argentina MF Marcos Flores (Free Transfer from China Henan Jianye)
15 Australia DF Sam Gallagher (Free Transfer from Australia Central Coast Mariners)
No. Position Player
16 Australia FW Theo Markelis (Free Transfer from Italy Vicenza)
21 Australia DF Spase Dilevski (Free Transfer from Australia Adelaide United)
22 Australia FW Julius Davies (Free Transfer from Germany TSG 1899 Hoffenheim)
39 Australia GK Nathan Coe (Free Transfer from Denmark SønderjyskE)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
3 Brazil DF Fábio (Free Transfer to Australia Sydney FC)
7 Australia DF Matthew Kemp (Free Transfer to Australia West Adelaide)
8 Scotland MF Grant Brebner (Free Transfer to Australia Moreland Zebras)
9 Costa Rica FW Jean Carlos Solórzano (Loan Return to Costa Rica Alajuelense)
12 Australia DF Rodrigo Vargas (Free Transfer to Australia Green Gully)
15 Australia MF Tom Pondeljak (Free Transfer to Australia St Albans Saints)
No. Position Player
16 Costa Rica MF Carlos Hernández (Free Transfer to India Prayag United)
18 Australia FW Danny Allsopp (Retired)
21 Australia GK Ante Čović (Free Transfer to Australia Western Sydney Wanderers)
22 Australia FW Harry Kewell (Released)
28 Spain DF Ubay Luzardo (Loan Return to Hong Kong Kitchee)

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
18 Australia MF Francesco Stella (Free Transfer from Scotland Rangers)
22 Australia FW Jesse Makarounas (Free Transfer from Australia Perth Glory)
30 Australia DF Jason Geria (Free Transfer from Australia Brisbane Roar Youth)
31 Australia DF Scott Galloway (Free Transfer from Australia AIS)
33 Australia DF Daniel Mullen (Loan from China Dalian Aerbin)

Out[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
4 Australia DF Petar Franjic (Released)
19 Australia MF Isaka Cernak (Free Transfer to New Zealand Wellington Phoenix)
22 Australia FW Julius Davies (Free Transfer to Australia Brisbane Roar)

Post-season[edit]

Out[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 Tando Velaphi (Released)
11 Australia FW Marco Rojas (Free transfer to GermanyVfB Stuttgart)
13 Australia DF Diogo Ferreira (Released)
15 Australia DF Sam Gallagher (Released)
21 Australia DF Spase Dilevski (Released)
33 Australia DF Daniel Mullen (Loan return to China Dalian Aerbin)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Staff
Manager Australia Ange Postecoglou
Assistant manager Australia Kevin Muscat
Coach Northern Ireland Chris O'Loughlin
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Steve Mautone
Fitness Coach Australia Adam Basil
Sports Scientist Australia Anita Pedrana
Physiotherapist Australia Sam Bugeja
Physiotherapist Australia Daniel Jones
Physiotherapist Australia Sharbil Wehbe
Personal Trainer Australia Andrew Brown
Club Doctor Australia Dr. Anik Shawdon

Source:[citation needed]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started Round Current
position / round
Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 3rd 5 October 2012 31 March 2013
A-League Final series Elimination Final Semi Finals 3rd 5 April 2013 14 April 2013
National Youth League Premiers 20 October 2012 3 March 2013
W-League 3rd 20 October 2012 13 January 2013
W-League Final series Semi-finals Grand Final Runners-Up 20 January 2013 27 January 2013

A-League[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Finals Series[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 13 5 9 48 45  +3 44 8 3 3 29 18  +11 5 2 6 19 27  −8

Last updated: 27 August 2013.
Source:[citation needed]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 18 3 6 41 21 +20 57 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Central Coast Mariners (C) 27 16 6 5 48 22 +26 54
3 Melbourne Victory 27 13 5 9 48 45 +3 44 2014 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off[a]
4 Adelaide United 27 12 5 10 38 37 +1 41 2013 A-League Finals Series
5 Brisbane Roar 27 10 5 12 33 29 +4 35
6 Perth Glory 27 9 5 13 29 31 −2 32
7 Sydney FC 27 9 5 13 41 51 −10 32
8 Newcastle Jets 27 8 7 12 30 45 −15 31
9 Melbourne Heart 27 8 3 16 31 40 −9 27
10 Wellington Phoenix[b] 27 7 6 14 31 49 −18 27
Updated to match(es) played on 30 March 2013. Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winner of 2013 A-League Grand Final (Central Coast Mariners) qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 3rd placed team qualified for the qualifying play-off of 2014 AFC Champions League.
  2. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2014 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

National Youth League[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Melbourne Victory Youth (C) 18 12 1 5 57 20 +37 37
2 Central Coast Mariners Academy 18 12 1 5 38 28 +10 37
3 Newcastle Jets Youth 18 10 1 7 54 36 +18 31
4 Brisbane Roar Youth 18 9 3 6 39 34 +5 30
5 Perth Glory Youth 18 8 1 9 45 45 0 25
6 Melbourne Heart Youth 18 8 1 9 32 34 −2 25
7 Western Sydney Wanderers Youth 18 7 4 7 29 41 −12 25
8 Adelaide United Youth 18 6 4 8 35 42 −7 22
9 Sydney FC Youth 18 6 3 9 41 46 −5 21
10 AIS Football Program 18 2 1 15 23 58 −35 7
Updated to match(es) played on 3 March 2013. Source: au.soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
18 12 1 5 57 20  +37 37 6 0 3 34 15  +19 6 1 2 23 5  +18

Source:[citation needed]

League Goalscorers by round[edit]

Total Player Goals per Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
9 Australia Chris Cristaldo 1 1 1 1 3 2
7 Australia Luke O'Dea 1 1 2 2 1
6 Australia Theo Markelis 1 1 1 1 2
5 Australia John Buceto 2 1 1 1
4 Australia Connor Pain 1 2 1
3 Australia Isaka Cernak 1 1 1
Australia Julius Davies 2 1
Australia Andrew Nabbout 1 1 1
Australia Francesco Stella 3
2 Australia Jake Nakic 1 1
Australia Luc Jeggo 1 1
Australia James Jeggo 2
Australia Sam Gallagher 2
1 Australia Matthew Foschini 1
Australia Spase Dilevski 1
Australia Hernan Espindola 1
Australia Jesse Makarounas 1
Australia Dylan Murnane 1
Own goal 1
57 Total 3 1 7 1 2 3 2 5 1 2 8 3 3 7 6 3

W-League[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Finals Series[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
12 7 2 3 26 14  +12 23 4 1 1 12 4  +8 3 1 2 14 10  +4

Source:[citation needed]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Brisbane Roar 12 8 2 2 28 15 +13 26 Qualification to Finals series
2 Perth Glory 12 7 3 2 34 20 +14 24
3 Melbourne Victory 12 7 2 3 26 14 +12 23
4 Sydney FC (C) 12 6 2 4 30 24 +6 20
5 Canberra United 12 5 3 4 25 20 +5 18
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 12 4 1 7 19 23 −4 13
7 Newcastle Jets 12 1 3 8 15 33 −18 6
8 Adelaide United 12 2 0 10 12 40 −28 6
Updated to match(es) played on 13 January 2013. Source: au.soccerway.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.


League Goalscorers by round[edit]

Total Player Goals per Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 SF GF
7 United States Jessica McDonald 1 1 2 2 1
5 Australia Laura Špiranović 1 1 1 1 1
4 Australia Enza Barilla 1 1 2
3 Sweden Petra Larsson 1 1 1
2 Australia Stephanie Catley 1 1
Wales Jessica Fishlock 1 1
Australia Amy Jackson 1 1
1 New Zealand Rebekah Stott 1
Australia Maika Ruyter-Hooley 1
United States Danielle Johnson 1

Statistics[edit]

Squad stats[edit]

A-League Finals Total Stats
Games played 27 2 29
Games won 13 1 14
Games drawn 5 0 5
Games lost 9 1 10
Goals scored 48 2 50
Goals conceded 45 2 47
Goal difference +3 0 +3
Clean sheets 5 0 5
Red cards 2 0 2

Last updated: 26 August 2013
Source:[citation needed]

Player stats[edit]

No. Pos. Name A-League Finals Total Discipline
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Yellow card.svg Red card.svg
1 GK Australia Tando Velaphi 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2 DF Australia Matthew Foschini 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 0
3 DF Ivory Coast Adama Traoré 11 0 0 0 11 0 1 0
4 DF Australia Petar Franjic 7 0 0 0 7 0 1 0
5 DF Australia Mark Milligan 9 3 0 0 9 3 3 0
6 MF Australia Leigh Broxham 1(7) 0 0 0 1(7) 0 2 0
7 MF Brazil Guilherme Finkler 10 0 0 0 10 0 2 0
8 MF Mauritius Jonathan Bru 5(6) 0 0 0 5(6) 0 2 0
9 MF Argentina Marcos Flores 11 1 0 0 11 1 3 1
10 FW Australia Archie Thompson 8 4 0 0 8 4 2 0
11 MF New Zealand Marco Rojas 11 7 0 0 11 7 0 0
13 MF Australia Diogo Ferreira 8 0 0 0 8 0 3 0
14 MF Australia Billy Celeski 10(1) 0 0 0 10(1) 0 3 0
15 DF Australia Sam Gallagher 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
16 FW Australia Theo Markelis (5) 0 0 0 (5) 0 0 0
17 MF Australia James Jeggo 1(6) 0 0 0 1(6) 0 2 0
19 MF Australia Isaka Cernak 1(2) 0 0 0 1(2) 0 0 0
20 GK Australia Lawrence Thomas 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
21 MF Australia Spase Dilevski 1(1) 0 0 0 1(1) 0 1 0
22 MF Australia Julius Davies 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 DF Australia Adrian Leijer 12 0 0 0 12 0 4 0
24 DF Australia Nick Ansell 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
25 FW Australia Luke O'Dea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 FW Australia Andrew Nabbout 5(4) 4 0 0 5(4) 4 0 0
27 MF Australia Christopher Cristaldo (1) 0 0 0 (1) 0 0 0
28 MF Australia Kwabena Boahene 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 MF Australia John Buceto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 DF Australia Jason Geria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 MF Australia Jake Nakic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
32 GK Australia Phillip Petrovski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 MF Australia Dylan Murnane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF Australia Luc Jeggo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
35 DF Australia Connor Pain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
36 GK Australia Luke Radonich 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 MF Australia Jordan Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
39 GK Australia Nathan Coe 9 0 0 0 9 0 1 0
Own goals 0 0 0

Awards[edit]

Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Goal scorer
6 Australia Andrew Nabbout
9 New Zealand Marco Rojas
11 Australia Mark Milligan
12 Australia Archie Thompson
13 New Zealand Marco Rojas

Save of the Week[edit]

Week Goalkeeper
9 Australia Nathan Coe
12 Australia Nathan Coe

References[edit]

External links[edit]