Blacktown City FC
|Full name||Blacktown City Football Club|
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.
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.
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. 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. This equals the Demons best finish in the FFA Cup, which they first achieved in 2016 when they lost to Sydney FC.
- As of 1 September 2018
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
Players included in this section have either represented their nation or have had their careers progress by playing or coaching in the A-League.
- Note 1: Charlton played one game for Blacktown in 1980, scoring a goal. It was his last professional match.
|Season||League||Waratah Cup||NPL Finals
NSL Cup / FFA Cup
|1973||NSW Inter Suburban 2nd Div||20||16||3||1||74||28||35||1st||W||Not held|
|1974||NSW Inter Suburban 1st Div||22||17||5||0||66||16||39||1st||W||unknown|
|1975||NSW Division 3||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||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||28||12||11||5||57||39||35||5th||–||Not held|
|1980||NSL||26||9||3||14||34||55||21||11th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – R16|
|1981||NSL||30||6||9||15||32||47||21||15th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – PR|
|1982||NSW State League||26||16||6||4||50||28||38||3rd||SF||Not held|
|1983||NSW Division 1||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 Cup – GS|
|1985||NSL (Nth Conf.)||22||7||4||11||30||34||18||8th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – 1R|
|1986||NSL (Nth Conf.)||22||8||4||10||24||36||20||9th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – QF|
|1987||NSW Division 1||26||19||1||6||60||19||39||3rd||PF||Not held|
|1988||NSW Division 1||26||18||4||4||55||17||40||1st||RU||Not held|
|1989||NSL||26||5||9||12||28||50||19||12th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – R16|
|1989–90||NSL||26||4||4||18||30||55||12||14th||–||Not held||NSL Cup – QF|
|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|
|2014||NPL NSW||22||14||2||6||51||22||44||3rd||W||W||FFA Cup – R32|
|2015||NPL NSW||22||15||5||2||54||23||50||1st||RU||RU||NPL Finals – W, FFA Cup – R32|
|2016||NPL NSW||22||14||3||5||47||26||45||2nd||W||SF||FFA Cup – QF|
|2017||NPL NSW||22||14||5||3||45||22||47||2nd||SF||SF||FFA Cup – QF|
- 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
- Ampol Cup
- Champions (1): 1985
- 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
- Champions (1): 2015
- "Club history". bcfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- 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.
- 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.
- Staff Writer (29 August 2017). "AS IT HAPPENED: Westfield FFA Cup Rd of 16 MD2". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- 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.
- Greco, John (21 September 2016). "Sydney FC end Blacktown's FFA Cup run". Retrieved 20 September 2017.
- "Blacktown City squad".