Carlton SC

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Full nameCarlton Soccer Club
GroundPrinces Park, Melbourne
ChairmanJack Reilly
CoachEddie Krnčević

Carlton Soccer Club is a defunct Australian association football (soccer) club. It participated in the National Soccer League from the 1997–98 season until round eight of the 2000–01 season, after which it folded.[1] The club was strongly linked to the Australian rules football club Carlton, and suffered from poor crowds. It was suspected that these ties stopped crowds from growing as supporters of other Australian rules teams would not support the Carlton Soccer Club.

On the field, Carlton had a successful debut season, coming runner-up to South Melbourne.[2] They were unable to make the finals the next year,[3] but bounced back in season 1999–2000, being beaten in the Preliminary Final by eventual champion Wollongong.[4] This would prove to be their last full season, as Carlton's financial woes forced the withdrawal of the side from the 2000–01 season after eight rounds.

Former players include former Socceroos team members Mark Bresciano, Vince Grella, Archie Thompson, Joshua Kennedy, Simon Colosimo, Andrew Marth, Dean Anastasiadis, John Markovski, Steve Horvat and A-League players Daniel Allsopp, Robbie Middleby and Andrew Packer.

It was once reported that the former owners of the club, headed by sports agent Peter Jess, were still receiving significant payments when former Carlton players transferred between clubs in Europe.[5][6]

Like their sister AFL club, the club was sponsored by American sportswear company Nike.[7]



  • Record Games Holder: Australia Dean Anastasiadis – 92
  • Record Goals Holder: Brazil Alex Moreira – 27


  1. ^ "Carlton Divisional History".
  2. ^ "1998 National Soccer League Playoff results".
  3. ^ "Australian Soccer".
  4. ^ "2000 National Soccer League Playoff results".
  5. ^ Timms, Daryl (22 June 2006). "Carlton cashes in on fab four". Herald Sun.
  6. ^ "Bresciano money wrangle". 25 February 2003.
  7. ^ "Untitled".