Adelaide Blue Eagles

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Adelaide Blue Eagles
Full name Azzurri Sports Club Inc
Nickname(s) Blue Eagles, Azzurri, ABE
Founded 1958
Ground Marden Sports Complex
Ground Capacity 6,000
Chairman Rep Giordano
League NPL South Australia
2015 NPL South Australia, 2nd
Website Club home page

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.


  • 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.

2015 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 Pedram Sourgani
2 Australia Adam Harris
3 Australia Stephen Annicchiarico
4 Australia Christopher Annicchiarico
5 Australia Christopher Atsikbasis
6 Australia Pietro Piantedosi
7 Cameroon Yvan Boyokino
8 Australia Damien Crettenden
9 Australia Fortunato Filletti
10 Australia Sheikman Hutton-Addy
No. Position Player
13 Eritrea Alemayo Kebede
14 Australia Josef Shyti
16 Australia Matthew Charalambous
17 Australia Matthew Dawber
18 Australia Kym Harris
19 Australia Marco Balsamo
20 Australia Anthony Dimas
22 Slovenia Andrej Rastovac
23 Japan Hirofumi Kochi

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:


U/14 Cup Winners:


U/13 Cup Winners:


U/13 League Winners


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