Blacktown City FC

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Blacktown City
BlacktownDemonsLogo.png
Full nameBlacktown City Football Club
Nickname(s)The Demons
Founded1953
GroundLily Homes 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 Australia DF Giorgio Speranza
4 Australia DF Roberto Speranza
5 Australia MF Grant Lynch
6 Australia DF Matthew Lewis (captain)
7 Australia DF Devante Clut
8 Australia MF Daniel Araujo
9 Australia FW Joey Gibbs
10 Australia MF Connor Evans
No. Position Player
11 South Korea MF Danny Choi
14 Australia FW Mitchell Mallia
16 Australia DF Mark Rodic
17 Australia MF Dakota Askew
18 Australia MF Mason Versi
19 Australia DF Zachary Cairncross
20 Australia GK Stevan Savicic
22 Australia DF Yianni Spyrakis
23 Australia MF Daniel Bragg

Head Coach: Australia Mark Crittenden


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 Kevin Keegan (63 national caps, England manager, various EPL clubs as player and manager)

Seasons[edit]

Season League Waratah Cup FFA Cup Top scorer
Div Pld W D L GF GA Pts Position Finals Player(s) Goals
1973 NSW Inter Suburban 2nd Div 20 16 3 1 74 28 35 1st Champions Not held
1974 NSW Inter Suburban 1st Div 22 17 5 0 66 16 39 1st Champions unknown
1975 NSW Division 3 22 16 4 2 61 19 36 1st Champions unknown
1976 NSW Division 2 22 5 6 11 33 40 16 9th unknown
1977 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 Round of 16
1981 30 6 9 15 32 47 21 15th Not held Preliminary Round
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
(Northern Conference)
28 12 6 10 43 48 3 0 5th EF Not held GS
1985 22 7 4 11 30 34 18 8th Not held First Round
1986 22 8 4 10 24 36 20 9th Not held QF
1987 NSW Division 1 26 19 1 6 60 19 39 3rd PF Not held
1988 26 18 4 4 55 17 40 1st RU Not held
1989 NSL 26 5 9 12 28 50 19 12th Not held Round of 16
1989–90 26 4 4 18 30 55 12 14th Not held QF
1990 NSW Division 1 16 7 2 7 25 22 16 9th unknown
1991 22 10 7+1 4 32 17 45 2nd Winners
1992 NSW Super League 22 10 3+3 6 30 24 39 3rd QF
1993 26 16 7+0 3 48 20 62 1st Winners
1994 22 9 3+4 6 33 29 37 4th unknown
1995 26 16 4+2 4 42 18 58 2nd R6
1996 NSW Super League (Stage 1) 13 5 4 4 17 11 19 8th unknown
1996 NSW Super League (Stage 2) 13 3 3 7 19 20 12 12th
1997 NSW Super League 20 7 6 7 29 26 27 4th unknown
1998 22 13 5 4 46 25 44 2nd Not held
1999 22 14 2 6 48 25 44 2nd Not held
2000 26 19 4 3 73 26 61 1st Not held
2000–01 NSW Premier League 18 12 3 3 47 28 39 1st RU Not held
2001–02 22 13 5 4 51 26 44 3rd RU Not held
2002–03 22 14 3 5 48 23 45 1st RU Not held
2003–04 22 11 4 7 48 28 37 4th SF Not held
2004–05 22 13 6 3 38 28 41 3rd SF QF, R4
2006 18 14 2 2 47 15 44 1st RU Winners
2007 18 11 5 2 38 19 38 1st Winners SF
2008 22 3 7 12 14 40 16 12th R4
2009 22 7 7 8 29 31 28 7th SF
2010 22 12 4 6 42 27 40 2nd Winners SF Tolgay Ozbey 23
2011 22 11 4 7 35 22 37 4th PF R4 Travis Major 7
2012 22 9 5 8 40 34 32 5th PF QF
2013 NSW NPL1 22 10 6 6 44 32 36 6th R4
2014 22 14 2 6 51 22 44 3rd Winners Winners Round of 32
2015 22 15 5 2 54 23 50 1st RU RU Round of 32
2016 22 14 3 5 47 26 45 2nd Winners SF QF
2017 22 14 5 3 45 22 47 2nd SF SF QF
2018 22 9 7 6 27 20 34 4th QF R7

Source [1]

Note 1: During 1984 to 1986, the league was split into two conferences – Blacktown City played in the Northern Conference and the position in the table reflects position in the conference.

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 (2017-08-03). "FFA Cup live stream Round of 32: Central Coast Mariners v Blacktown City, Sydney FC v Darwin Rovers". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  3. ^ McMurtry, Andrew (2017-08-03). "Blacktown City FC through to FFA Cup round of 16 after 3-2 win over Central Coast Mariners". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  4. ^ Staff Writer (2017-08-29). "AS IT HAPPENED: Westfield FFA Cup Rd of 16 MD2". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  5. ^ Harrington, Anna (2017-09-21). "Mark Bosnich says Blacktown City's FFA Cup performance justifies the need for a national second division". Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  6. ^ Greco, John (2016-09-21). "Sydney FC end Blacktown's FFA Cup run". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  7. ^ "Blacktown City squad".

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