Blacktown City FC
|Full name||Blacktown City Football Club|
|Ground||Lily Homes Stadium|
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 the 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 miraculous 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 the 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 the 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 29 June 2017
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.
|1973||NSW Inter Suburban 2nd Div||20||16||3||1||74||28||35||1st||Champions|
|1974||NSW Inter Suburban 1st Div||22||17||5||0||66||16||39||1st||Champions|
|1975||NSW Division 3||22||16||4||2||61||19||36||1st||Champions|
|1976||NSW Division 2||22||5||6||11||33||40||16||9th|
|1978||NSW Division 1||26||10||6||10||31||31||26||7th|
|1979||NSW State League||26||13||5||8||45||36||31||4th|
|1980||NSW State League||28||12||11||5||57||39||35||5th|
|1982||NSW State League||26||16||6||4||50||28||38||3rd||N/A|
|1983||NSW Division 1||24||17||1||6||54||24||35||3rd||N/A|
|1987||NSW Division 1||26||19||1||6||60||19||39||3rd|
|1990||NSW Division 1||9th|
|1992||NSW Super League||3rd|
|1996||NSW Super League (Stage 1)||8th|
|1996||NSW Super League (Stage 2)||12th|
|1997||NSW Super League||4th|
- 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.
- Ampol Cup
- Champions (1): 1985
- Johnny Warren Cup
- Champions (1): 2006
- Champions (8): 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2016
- Runners-Up (7): 1992, 1993, 1995, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2006
- "Club history". bcfc.com.au. Archived from the original on 10 June 2011. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
- 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.
- 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.
- Staff Writer (2017-08-29). "AS IT HAPPENED: Westfield FFA Cup Rd of 16 MD2". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- 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.
- Greco, John (2016-09-21). "Sydney FC end Blacktown's FFA Cup run". Retrieved 2017-09-20.
- "Blacktown City squad".