2019–20 Melbourne City W-League season

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Melbourne City W-League
2019–20 season
ManagerRado Vidošić
StadiumABD Stadium
CB Smith Reserve
AAMI Park
W-League1st
Top goalscorerEmily van Egmond
Milica Mijatović
(3 goals)

The 2019–20 Melbourne City FC W-League season is the club's fifth season in the W-League, the premier competition for women's football in Australia. The team is based at the City Football Academy at La Trobe University and play home games at AAMI Park, CB Smith Reserve and ABD Stadium. Rado Vidošić was head coach of the club for the second consecutive year.[1]

Players[edit]

As of 24 November 2019

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 Lydia Williams
2 Japan DF Yukari Kinga
3 United States DF Lauren Barnes
4 Australia DF Chelsea Blissett
6 Australia MF Aivi Luik
7 Australia DF Steph Catley (captain)
8 Australia MF Nia Stamatopoulos
9 Scotland FW Claire Emslie (on loan from Orlando Pride)
10 Australia MF Emily van Egmond
No. Position Player
11 Australia FW Rhali Dobson
13 Australia DF Rebekah Stott
15 Australia DF Emma Checker
16 Australia MF Sofia Sakalis
17 Australia FW Kyah Simon (on loan from Houston Dash)
19 Australia DF Tyla-Jay Vlajnic
20 Serbia FW Milica Mijatović
21 Australia DF Ellie Carpenter (on loan from Portland Thorns)
23 Australia GK Melissa Barbieri

Source: Melbourne City FC W-League Players

Notable signings[edit]

No. Position Player Transferred from Type/fee Contract length Date Ref
10 MF Emily van Egmond United States Orlando Pride Undisclosed 1 year 26 September 2019 [1][2]
21 DF Ellie Carpenter United States Portland Thorns Loan 1 year 29 October 2019 [1][3]
9 FW Scotland Claire Emslie United States Orlando Pride Loan 1 year 3 November 2019 [1][4]
20 FW Serbia Milica Mijatović Norway Arna-Bjørnar Undisclosed 1 year 11 November 2019 [1][5]
13 DF New Zealand Rebekah Stott Norway Avaldsnes IL Undisclosed 1 year 20 November 2019 [6]
6 MF Aivi Luik Norway Avaldsnes IL Undisclosed 1 year 20 November 2019 [6]

W-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne City 9 8 1 0 16 3 +13 25 Qualification to Finals series and 2020 AFC Women's Club Championship
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 8 6 1 1 19 8 +11 19 Qualification to Finals series
3 Sydney FC 9 6 1 2 16 8 +8 19
4 Brisbane Roar 9 4 2 3 14 12 +2 14
5 Melbourne Victory 8 4 2 2 11 9 +2 14
6 Canberra United 9 3 1 5 10 20 −10 10
7 Newcastle Jets 8 1 1 6 7 14 −7 4
8 Perth Glory 8 0 2 6 7 16 −9 2
9 Adelaide United 8 0 1 7 6 16 −10 1
Updated to match(es) played on 19 January 2020. Source: W-League Ladder
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

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
8 7 1 0 14 3  +11 22 4 0 0 7 0  +7 3 1 0 7 3  +4

Last updated: 15 January 2020.
Source: Competitive Matches

Results by round[edit]

Round1234567891011121314
GroundAAHAHHBAHHBAAH
ResultDWWWWWWW
Position432211211
Updated to match(es) played on 15 January 2020. Source: Competitive Matches
A = Away; H = Home; B = Bye; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Fixtures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "W-League 2019-20 season preview: team-by-team guide". The Guardian. 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Van Egmond inks deal with Melbourne City for upcoming W-League season". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Matildas teen sensation Ellie Carpenter signs for City's W-League side". The Sydney Morning Herald. 29 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Claire Emslie: Scotland forward joins Melbourne City on loan from Orlando Pride". BBC Sport. 4 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Serbian playmaker Milica Mijatovic signs for City ahead of W-League opener". Talking City. 11 November 2019.
  6. ^ a b "Melbourne City FC welcomes back Aivi Luik and Rebekah Stott". Melbourne City FC. 20 November 2019.

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