Blacktown City FC

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Blacktown City
BlacktownDemonsLogo.png
Full nameBlacktown City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Demons
Founded1953
GroundGabbie Stadium
Capacity7,500
CoachMark Crittenden
LeagueNPL NSW
20184th
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Blacktown City Football Club is an Australian semi-professional football club based in Blacktown, New South Wales. Founded in 1953, the club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues NSW. Blacktown City's home ground is Lily Homes Stadium in the suburb of Seven Hills. Blacktown City are one of six state league teams to have eliminated an A-League team in the FFA Cup, along with Heidelberg United FC, Redlands United FC, Green Gully SC, Adelaide City FC and Bentleigh Greens SC.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1953 as Toongabbie Soccer Club and changed their name to Blacktown City in 1979. The club competed in the National Soccer League in 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1989 and 1990. Since then they have competed in the highest level in New South Wales, the NSW Premier League, where they have finished Premiers (1st in the League) in 2001, 2002/03, 2004/05, 2006 and 2008.

The Blacktown City Demons took out the double in 2007 winning both the Premiership and then staging a comeback from 1–1 with ten men to defeat Bankstown City 3–1 and claim the Championship. The team was known as Blacktown City Demons and owned by The Demons Sports Club until 2009 when the club went into liquidation. The demon image was retained in the logo but dropped from the name.[1]

On 2 August 2017, Blacktown City defeated Central Coast Mariners 3-2 in the Round of 32 of the 2017 FFA Cup, becoming the fifth state-level side in FFA Cup history to defeat A-League opposition.[2][3] Blacktown make it to the competition's quarter-finals, having defeated APIA Leichhardt Tigers in the Round of 16, where they would be eliminated on penalties by the Western Sydney Wanderers.[4][5] This equals the Demons best finish in the FFA Cup, which they first achieved in 2016 when they lost to Sydney FC.[6]

Current squad[edit]

As of 1 September 2018[7]

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 Tristan Prendergast
3 England DF Daniel Collins
4 Australia DF Yianni Spyrakis
5 Australia DF Grant Lynch
6 Australia DF Matthew Lewis (captain)
7 Australia MF Devante Clut
8 Australia MF Daniel Araujo
9 Australia FW Joey Gibbs
10 Cyprus FW James Demetriou
11 Australia FW Mani Gonzalez
12 Australia DF Lachlan Campbell
No. Position Player
14 Australia DF Henry Davies
15 Australia MF Mason Versi
17 Australia MF Dakota Askew
18 Australia MF Joshua Bartolotto
19 Australia MF Adam Berry
20 Australia GK Dylan Niski
21 Australia DF William Mutch
22 Fiji FW Leroy Jennings
23 Australia MF Daniel Bragg
24 Australia DF Jackson Bandiera

Notable former players[edit]

Players included in this section have either represented their nation or have had their careers progress by playing or coaching in the A-League.

Australia
  • Australia Travis Major (Hong Kong Pegasus FC)
  • Australia Mathew Ryan (current Socceroo)
  • Australia Bernie Ibini (2 national caps)
  • Australia Adam Berry (Central Coast Mariners)
  • Australia Jacob Poscoliero (Central Coast Mariners, Perth Glory)
  • Australia Kearyn Baccus (Melbourne City)
  • Australia Mitch Malia (Sydney FC, Perth Glory)
  • Australia Keanu Baccus (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Peru
Scotland
England
  • England Bobby Charlton (106 national caps, Manchester United)1
  • England Kevin Keegan (63 national caps, England manager, various EPL clubs as player and manager)
  • Note 1: Charlton played one game for Blacktown in 1980, scoring a goal. It was his last professional match.

Seasons[edit]

Season League Waratah Cup NPL Finals
NSL Cup / FFA Cup
Top scorer
Div Pld W D L GF GA Pts Pos Finals Player(s) Goals
1973 NSW Inter Suburban 2nd Div promoted 20 16 3 1 74 28 35 1st W Not held
1974 NSW Inter Suburban 1st Div promoted 22 17 5 0 66 16 39 1st W unknown
1975 NSW Division 3 promoted 22 16 4 2 61 19 36 1st W unknown
1976 NSW Division 2 22 5 6 11 33 40 16 9th unknown
1977 NSW Division 2 promoted 22 16 5 1 59 19 37 2nd SF Not held
1978 NSW Division 1 26 10 6 10 31 31 26 7th Not held
1979 NSW State League 26 13 5 8 45 36 31 4th SF Not held
1980 NSW State League promoted 28 12 11 5 57 39 35 5th Not held
1980 NSL 26 9 3 14 34 55 21 11th Not held NSL CupR16
1981 NSL relegated 30 6 9 15 32 47 21 15th Not held NSL CupPR
1982 NSW State League 26 16 6 4 50 28 38 3rd SF Not held
1983 NSW Division 1 promoted 24 17 1 6 54 24 35 3rd SF Not held
1984 NSL (Nth Conf.) 28 12 6 10 43 48 3 0 5th EF Not held NSL CupGS
1985 NSL (Nth Conf.) 22 7 4 11 30 34 18 8th Not held NSL Cup1R
1986 NSL (Nth Conf.) relegated 22 8 4 10 24 36 20 9th Not held NSL CupQF
1987 NSW Division 1 26 19 1 6 60 19 39 3rd PF Not held
1988 NSW Division 1 promoted 26 18 4 4 55 17 40 1st RU Not held
1989 NSL 26 5 9 12 28 50 19 12th Not held NSL CupR16
1989–90 NSLrelegated 26 4 4 18 30 55 12 14th Not held NSL CupQF
1990 NSW Division 1 16 7 2 7 25 22 16 9th unknown
1991 NSW Division 1 22 10 7+1 4 32 17 45 2nd W
1992 NSW Super League 22 10 3+3 6 30 24 39 3rd QF
1993 NSW Super League 26 16 7+0 3 48 20 62 1st W
1994 NSW Super League 22 9 3+4 6 33 29 37 4th unknown
1995 NSW Super League 26 16 4+2 4 42 18 58 2nd 6R
1996 NSW Super League (S. 1) 13 5 4 4 17 11 19 8th unknown
NSW Super League (S. 2) 13 3 3 7 19 20 12 12th
1997 NSW Super League 20 7 6 7 29 26 27 4th unknown
1998 NSW Super League 22 13 5 4 46 25 44 2nd Not held
1999 NSW Super League 22 14 2 6 48 25 44 2nd W Not held
2000 NSW Super League 26 19 4 3 73 26 61 1st W Not held
2000–01 NSW Premier League 18 12 3 3 47 28 39 1st RU Not held
2001–02 NSW Premier League 22 13 5 4 51 26 44 3rd RU Not held
2002–03 NSW Premier League 22 14 3 5 48 23 45 1st RU Not held
2003–04 NSW Premier League 22 11 4 7 48 28 37 4th SF QF
2004–05 NSW Premier League 22 13 6 3 38 28 41 3rd SF 4R
2006 NSW Premier League 18 14 2 2 47 15 44 1st RU W
2007 NSW Premier League 18 11 5 2 38 19 38 1st W SF
2008 NSW Premier League 22 3 7 12 14 40 16 12th 4R
2009 NSW Premier League 22 7 7 8 29 31 28 7th SF
2010 NSW Premier League 22 12 4 6 42 27 40 2nd W SF Tolgay Ozbey 23
2011 NSW Premier League 22 11 4 7 35 22 37 4th PF 4R Travis Major 7
2012 NSW Premier League 22 9 5 8 40 34 32 5th PF QF
2013 NPL NSW 22 10 6 6 44 32 36 6th 4R
2014 NPL NSW 22 14 2 6 51 22 44 3rd W W FFA CupR32
2015 NPL NSW 22 15 5 2 54 23 50 1st RU RU NPL FinalsW, FFA CupR32
2016 NPL NSW 22 14 3 5 47 26 45 2nd W SF FFA CupQF
2017 NPL NSW 22 14 5 3 45 22 47 2nd SF SF FFA CupQF
2018 NPL NSW 22 9 7 6 27 20 34 4th QF 7R

Source [1]

Note 1: During 1984 to 1986, the league was split into two conferences – APIA played in the Northern Conference and the position in the table reflects position in the conference.
P Draws went to penalty shoot-outs during the 1993–1995 seasons (2 points for win, 1 point for loss).
     = Premiers (premiership positions) or Champions (finals series)
     = Runners-up (premiership or finals series)
PR = Preliminary Round
1R, 2R, 3R...7R = 1st Round, 2nd Round, 3rd Round...7th Round
R32 = Round of 32
R16 = Round of 16
QF = Quarter-final
SF = Semi-final
EF = Elimination Final
PF = Preliminary Final
PO = Playoff Final

Honours[edit]

Regional[edit]

  • Ampol Cup
Champions (1): 1985
Champions (5): 1991, 1993, 1996, 2006, 2014
Runners-Up (1): 2015
  • Johnny Warren Cup
Champions (1): 2006
Premiers (8): 1988, 1993, 2000, 2000–01, 2002–03, 2006, 2007, 2014
Champions (8): 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016
Runners-Up (7): 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006

Domestic[edit]

Champions (1): 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club history". bcfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  2. ^ Puterflam, Michael (3 August 2017). "FFA Cup live stream Round of 32: Central Coast Mariners v Blacktown City, Sydney FC v Darwin Rovers". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ McMurtry, Andrew (3 August 2017). "Blacktown City FC through to FFA Cup round of 16 after 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners". Archived from the original on 21 September 2017. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  4. ^ Staff Writer (29 August 2017). "AS IT HAPPENED: Westfield FFA Cup Rd of 16 MD2". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  5. ^ Harrington, Anna (21 September 2017). "Mark Bosnich says Blacktown City's FFA Cup performance justifies the need for a national second division". Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  6. ^ Greco, John (21 September 2016). "Sydney FC end Blacktown's FFA Cup run". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Blacktown City squad".

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