Canberra Olympic FC

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Canberra Olympic FC
Logo: Canberra Olympic FC
Full name Canberra Olympic Football Club
Founded 1955
Ground O'Connor Enclosed
Chairman John Efkarpadis
Senior Mens Manager Frank Cachia
League National Premier Leagues Capital Football
2016 1st
Website Club home page

Canberra Olympic FC is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in the suburb of O'Connor in the north of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. The club was founded in 1955, and currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Capital Football.

History[edit]

Olympic was founded in the early 1950s by the local Greek community of Canberra.[1] Formally the name Olympic was decided in a General Meeting of players and committee member in 1955. The names proposed for the team was either Olympic or AEK.

Olympic have won the ACT top division premiership on six occasions under the names Canberra Olympic, Olympic and Downer Olympic. The most recent title was the ACT Premier League in 2016.[2]

In addition to this, Olympic have won six grand finals. The most recent was the 2016 National Premier Final, defeating Canberra FC 3 – 0.

In 1980, as Downer Olympic, the club won the premiership ahead of Croatia Deakin by one goal. Both clubs finished on 32 points after scoring 53 goals each.

The club won 'the double' in 1993 and repeated this achievement in 1994.

On 1 June 2016, Canberra Olympic qualified for their debut in the FFA Cup with a victory over Cooma. In the Round of 32, Olympic met Gold Coast Premier League side Surfers Paradise Apollo Soccer Club, winning 1–0 through a Philippe Bernabo-Madrid goal at Deakin Stadium in Canberra in front of 1,253 people.[3] In the Round of 16, Olympic defeated NPL Queensland side Redlands United FC 2–0, who, in the Round of 32, knocked out reigning Australian champions Adelaide United. The match was again played in front of over 1,000 people at Deakin Stadium with two penalties to the home side settling the tie.[4]

Current squad[edit]

As of 3 August 2016[5]

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 Angelo Konstantinou
2 Australia Timothy Bobolas
3 Australia Joshua Calabria
4 Australia Daniel Colbertaldo
5 Australia Phillip Yarnold
6 Australia Jeremy Habtermariam
7 Australia Patrick Ross-Magee
8 Mauritius Bernard Rene
9 Colombia Philippe Bernabo-Madrid
10 Australia FW Robert Cattanach
11 Australia Michael Reeve
12 Australia Adam Rogic
No. Position Player
13 Australia Benjamin Basser-Silk
14 Australia Callum Smith
15 Australia Thomas McLachlan
16 Australia Adam Neou
17 Australia Nicholas Bobolas
18 Australia Jordan Tsekenis
19 Australia Joel Valtonen
20 Australia GK Jack Pettit
21 Australia GK George Kazolis
23 Switzerland Oliver Wiederkher
24 Australia Daniel Giovinazzo
99 Brazil Victor Yanes

Honours[edit]

Premiers (6): ACT Division One – 1975, 1980; ACT Premier League – 1993, 1994, 2006, 2016
Champions (6): ACT Division One – 1958; ACT Premier League – 1993, 1994; National Premier League (ACT) – 2013, 2014, 2016
Winners (6): 1979, 1981, 1983, 1997, 1999, 2016

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