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 Ahmed Abdaltam
League Southern Premier League
2010 3rd
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 T-League, 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 called the T-League between 2012-2015. In 2015 Glenorchy Knights were unsuccessful in their application to remain within the T-League and will return to lower leagues 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

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