Adelaide Blue Eagles

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Adelaide Blue Eagles
Adelaideblueeagles.jpg
Full nameAzzurri Sports Club Inc
Nickname(s)Blue Eagles, Azzurri, ABE
Founded1958
GroundMarden Sports Complex
Capacity6,000
ChairmanRep Giordano
LeagueState League 1
2017NPL South Australia, 11th of 12 (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Adelaide Blue Eagles is a soccer club based at the Marden Sports Complex, South Australia. Blue Eagles is a participant in the recently formed South Australian Super League. ABE is a predominantly Italian Australian-supported club. This is evident as the club has been known in the past as both Azzurri and Napoli.

History[edit]

  • The club was founded under the name Napoli SC but played as Eastern Districts due to the South Australian Soccer Association's ruling of only allowing one Italian named club in the local competition. The Azzurri later merged with Seacliff Austria in 1968, securing promotion to the South Australian First Division.
  • The club entered a team in the Metropolitan League in 1959 and played its first game against Edinburgh losing 11–1. At first all home games were played at the Victoria Park Racecourse then South Park, Park Terrace Goodwood, followed by Adey Reserve Firle. The club moved to the new facilities at Marden in 2000.
  • In 1962 the club played under the name of Eastern Districts Napoli and in 1966 adopted the name Eastern Districts Azzurri. In 1968 the club amalgamated with Seacliff Austria which enabled them to acquire a place in the 1st division. In 1993 the club changed its name to Adelaide Blue Eagles.
  • Since its inception the club has been very successful particularly in the last decade. It has established itself as one of the leaders of local football both on and off the field.
  • They currently run a side, which competes in the Amateur League, called MSSC Blue Eagles. MSSC stands for Molinara Sports & Social Club.

Current squad[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 Benjamin Jackson
5 Australia Christopher Annicchiarico
6 Australia Brylon Nthoane
7 Australia Sheikman Hutton-Addy
8 Australia Damien Crettenden
9 Italy Emanuele Testardi
10 Italy Gianmarco Mancini
11 Australia Evan Kounavelis
13 Eritrea Alemayo Kebede
14 Australia Stefan Gluscevic
No. Position Player
15 Australia Christian D'Angelo
16 Australia Hamish McCabe
17 Australia Liam McCabe
20 Australia Julian Spadavecchia
21 Australia Simon Mitchell
22 Slovenia Andrej Rastovac
23 Australia Antoni Panagoulias
24 Australia Adrian Barone
25 Australia Jack Vanderhaak

Club honours[edit]

1st Division Champions: 10

1981, 1982, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2003 & 2011

Federation Cup Winners: 6

1984, 1986, 1995, 1997, 1998 & 2010

1st Division Minor Premiers: 6

1992, 1993, 1995, 2000, 2001 & 2002

Coca-Cola Cup Winners: 3

1981, 1982 & 1990

Reserves Cup Winners: 3

1993, 1996 & 2010

Reserves Minor Premiers: 2

1993 & 1997

U/19 Champions: 6

1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000 & 2011

U/19 Minor Premiers: 6

1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997 & 2011

U/16 League Winners:

2010

U/14 Cup Winners:

2011

U/13 Cup Winners:

2010

U/13 League Winners

2016

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