Glenorchy Knights FC

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Glenorchy Knights
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Full name Glenorchy Knights Football Club
Founded 1957
Ground KGV Park
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Zarko Baltic
Manager Franco Previdi
League Southern Championship
Website Club home page

Glenorchy Knights Football Club is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Glenorchy, Tasmania. Founded in 1957, the club currently competes in the Southern Championship, with matches played at KGV Park.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1957 as Glenorchy Croatia, and experienced almost immediate success, winning the state title for the first time in 1963. They experienced their best success in the 1970s, winning three titles, before having a league lull in the 1980s. However, re-branded as the Glenorchy Knights, they have slowly established a new sense of self, culminating in winning the State Championship for the first time in 13 years in 2005, and narrowly missing out on back to back state titles by losing a penalty shoot-out to Somerset in 2006. In 2010, Glenorchy Knights finished in 3rd Position in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League.[1]

In 2012 Glenorchy Knights were accepted with a license to participate in a new Tasmanian statewide league NPL Tasmania between 2012–2015. In 2015 Glenorchy Knights were unsuccessful in their application to remain within the NPL Tasmania and returned to lower Southern Championship in 2016.[2]

Honours[edit]

  • State Championship: 6 times (1970,1974,1975,1992,1999,2005)
  • State Championship Runners-up: 4 times (1978, 1980, 1998, 2006)
  • Southern Premierships: 7 times(1970,1974,1975,2000,2004,2005,2006)
  • Southern Premier Runners-up: (9 times) 1967,1971,1972,1973,1977,1985,1986,1998,2002
  • KO Cup Winners: (6 times) 1963,1969,1970,1978,2000,2005
  • KO Cup Runners-up: (4 times) 1968,1974,2001,2003
  • Summer Cup Winners: (5 times) 1979,1982,1983,1993,2003
  • Cadbury Charity Cup Winners: (once)1993
  • Cadbury Trophy Winners: (3 times) 1978,1985,1992
  • Falkinder and Association Cup Winners: (once)1964
  • Falkinder and Association Cup Runners-up: (5 times) 1962,1963,1966,1970,1973
  • Lloyd Triestino Cup Winners: (2 times) 1972,1973

Seasons[edit]

Season League Statewide Cup FFA Cup
Name (national level) Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Tasmanian Finals NPL Finals
2013 Victory League (2) 21 4 4 13 30 56 −26 16 7th DNQ DNQ Semi Finals Did not yet exist
2014 Victory League (2) 21 3 2 16 28 66 −38 11 7th DNQ DNQ Round of 16 DNQ
2015 Victory League (2) 21 2 0 19 15 148 −133 6 8th DNQ DNQ Round of 16 DNQ
2016 Southern Championship (3) 16 13 2 1 66 11 +55 41 1st Quarter Finals N/A Round of 16 DNQ

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