2015–16 Melbourne Victory FC season

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Melbourne Victory
2015–16 season
Chairman Anthony Di Pietro
Manager Kevin Muscat
Stadium AAMI Park, Melbourne
A-League 6th
A-League Finals Series Elimination-finals
FFA Cup Champions
AFC Champions League Round of 16
Top goalscorer League: Besart Berisha (17 goals)
All: Besart Berisha (27 goals)
Highest home attendance 40,217 vs Melbourne City
(17 October 2015)
Lowest home attendance 14,383 vs Newcastle Jets
(20 March 2016)
Average home league attendance 23,112
Home colours
Away colours

The 2015–16 Melbourne Victory FC season was the club's 11th season since its establishment in 2004. The club participated in the A-League for the 11th time, the FFA Cup for the second time, as well as the AFC Champions League for the fifth time.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 7 January 2016.

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 Danny Vukovic
2 Australia DF Jason Geria
3 Australia DF Scott Galloway
4 Australia DF Nick Ansell
5 Republic of Macedonia DF Daniel Georgievski
6 Australia MF Leigh Broxham (vice-captain)
7 Brazil MF Gui Finkler
8 Albania FW Besart Berisha
9 New Zealand FW Kosta Barbarouses
10 Australia FW Archie Thompson
11 Australia FW Connor Pain
13 Australia MF Oliver Bozanic
No. Position Player
14 Tunisia FW Fahid Ben Khalfallah
15 Australia DF Giancarlo Gallifuoco
16 Australia MF Rashid Mahazi
17 France DF Matthieu Delpierre
18 Australia DF Dylan Murnane
19 Australia FW George Howard (Youth)
20 Australia GK Lawrence Thomas
21 Australia MF Carl Valeri (Captain)
23 Australia FW Jai Ingham
22 Australia MF Jesse Makarounas
24 Australia DF Thomas Deng (Youth)
30 Australia GK Lucas Spinella (Youth)

From youth squad[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Notes
19 FW Australia George Howard 18 [1]
24 DF Australia Thomas Deng 18
30 GK Australia Lucas Spinella 18

Transfers in[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK Australia Danny Vukovic 30 Perth Glory Mutual termination Pre-season 2018 Free [2]
13 MF Australia Oliver Bozanic 26 Free agent Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [3]
15 DF Australia Giancarlo Gallifuoco 21 Swansea City Wales Transfer Pre-season 2016 Free [4]
23 FW Australia Jai Ingham 22 Hume City Transfer Round 14 2017 Free [5]

Transfers out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK Australia Nathan Coe 30 Free agent Released Pre-season [6]
13 FW Australia Andrew Nabbout 22 Free agent Released Pre-season [6]
26 MF Australia Jordan Brown 18 Free agent Released Pre-season [6]
5 MF Australia Mark Milligan 29 Baniyas SC United Arab Emirates Transfer Pre-season [7]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Australia Kevin Muscat
Assistant Manager Australia Rado Vidošić
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Dean Anastasiadis
Youth Team Manager Wales Darren Davies
Youth Team Assistant Manager Scotland Grant Brebner
Youth Team Assistant Manager Australia Brian Vanega
Youth Team Developmental Manager New Zealand Vaughan Coveny
Strength & Conditioning Coach Australia Anthony Crea
Physiotherapist Australia Travis Maude

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

N Pos. Nat. Name Total A-League FFA Cup AFC Champions League
Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK Australia Danny Vukovic 30 0 0 0 0 23+0 0 0 0 0 4+0 0 0 0 0 3+0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Australia Jason Geria 30 1 7 1 0 17+1 0 6 1 0 3+1 1 0 0 0 7+1 0 1 0 0
3 DF Australia Scott Galloway 16 0 5 0 0 9+2 0 4 0 0 2+0 0 0 0 0 2+1 0 1 0 0
4 DF Australia Nick Ansell 14 1 0 0 0 4+3 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 7+0 1 0 0 0
5 DF Republic of Macedonia Daniel Georgievski 34 1 12 0 0 19+4 0 10 0 0 4+0 1 0 0 0 7+0 0 2 0 0
6 MF Australia Leigh Broxham 38 0 5 1 0 25+0 0 3 1 0 5+0 0 1 0 0 8+0 0 1 0 0
7 MF Brazil Gui Finkler 29 5 6 0 0 26+0 4 6 0 0 3+0 1 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
8 FW Albania Besart Berisha 39 27 4 0 1 26+0 18 4 0 1 5+0 5 0 0 0 8+0 4 0 0 0
9 FW New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses 36 10 7 0 0 23+1 6 5 0 0 4+0 3 1 0 0 8+0 1 1 0 0
10 FW Australia Archie Thompson 23 2 1 0 0 2+11 1 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 8+0 1 1 0 0
11 FW Australia Connor Pain 19 1 3 0 0 1+11 0 3 0 0 2+1 1 0 0 0 0+4 0 0 0 0
13 MF Australia Oliver Bozanic 38 5 4 0 0 25+2 4 2 0 0 3+0 1 2 0 0 7+1 0 0 0 0
14 FW Tunisia Fahid Ben Khalfallah 31 6 6 0 1 26+0 5 4 0 1 3+2 1 2 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
15 DF Australia Giancarlo Gallifuoco 6 0 1 0 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 1+0 0 1 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0
16 MF Australia Rashid Mahazi 31 0 11 0 0 16+7 0 10 0 0 1+3 0 0 0 0 2+2 0 1 0 0
17 DF France Matthieu Delpierre 38 0 8 0 0 26+0 0 6 0 0 4+0 0 0 0 0 8+0 0 2 0 0
18 DF Australia Dylan Murnane 13 0 0 0 0 8+3 0 0 0 0 2+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
19 FW Australia George Howard 15 2 1 0 0 2+8 1 0 0 0 0+2 1 0 0 0 0+3 0 1 0 0
20 GK Australia Lawrence Thomas 11 0 1 0 0 5+0 0 1 0 0 1+0 0 0 0 0 5+0 0 0 0 0
21 MF Australia Carl Valeri 14 0 2 1 0 5+2 0 1 0 0 3+0 0 0 1 0 4+0 0 1 0 0
22 MF Australia Jesse Makarounas 24 3 5 0 0 2+12 0 4 0 0 3+0 2 0 0 0 1+6 1 1 0 0
23 FW Australia Jai Ingham 11 1 5 0 0 3+4 0 2 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 3+1 1 3 0 0
23 MF Australia Kieran Dover 1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Australia Thomas Deng 17 0 2 0 0 10+3 0 2 0 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0
30 GK Australia Lucas Spinella 0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
32 MF Australia Stefan Nigro 3 0 1 0 0 3+0 0 1 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0
33 FW Australia Joey Katebian 2 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0+0 0 0 0 0

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 6th 9 October 2015 9 April 2016
A-League Finals Elimination-finals Elimination-finals 15 April 2016 15 April 2016
FFA Cup Round of 32 Champions 4 August 2015 7 November 2015
AFC Champions League Group stage Round of 16 24 February 2016 24 May 2016

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Adelaide United (C) 27 14 7 6 45 28 +17 49 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 14 6 7 44 33 +11 48
3 Brisbane Roar 27 14 6 7 49 40 +9 48 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
4 Melbourne City 27 13 5 9 63 44 +19 44 Qualification to Finals series
5 Perth Glory 27 13 4 10 49 42 +7 43
6 Melbourne Victory 27 11 8 8 40 33 +7 41
7 Sydney FC 27 8 10 9 36 36 0 34
8 Newcastle Jets 27 8 6 13 28 41 −13 30
9 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 7 4 16 34 54 −20 25
10 Central Coast Mariners 27 3 4 20 33 70 −37 13
Source: A-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2017 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

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 11 8 8 40 33  +7 41 7 5 1 21 9  +12 4 3 7 19 24  −5

Last updated: 9 April 2016.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Results by round[edit]

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
GroundAHAHAAHHAAAHAAHHAHAHHAAHHAH
ResultDWLWLWWWLLLDWDWWLDDLDWLDWWD
Position626443212455555444555566666
Updated to match(es) played on 9 April 2016. Source: ultimatealeague.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Finals series[edit]

FFA Cup[edit]

AFC Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 China Shanghai SIPG 6 4 0 2 10 8 +2 12 Knockout stage
2 Australia Melbourne Victory 6 2 3 1 7 7 0 9
3 South Korea Suwon Samsung Bluewings 6 2 3 1 7 4 +3 9
4 Japan Gamba Osaka 6 0 2 4 4 9 −5 2
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

Round of 16[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]