Hobart Zebras FC

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Hobart Zebras (Juventus)
Hobart Zebras FC.jpg
Full nameHobart Zebras (Juventus) Football Club
Nickname(s)Zebras, Juve
Founded1956
GroundKGV Park
Capacity4,000
PresidentNick Di Giovanni
Head CoachDavid Smith
LeagueNPL Tasmania
WebsiteClub website

Hobart Zebras Football Club (also known as Tilford Zebras or just Zebras) is an association football club based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The club is one of the biggest and most successful clubs in Tasmania. It competes in competitions run by the governing body Football Federation Tasmania, including the NPL Tasmania. The club uses the colours of Juventus F.C. and have historical ties and links to the club.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1956. The club competed on the national stage in the 1985 and 1986 NSL Cup competitions.

Prior to the decision in 1997 to end ethnic affiliations between Australian football teams, Hobart Zebras were known as "Hobart Juventus". Despite the ban on such affiliations, the club still has strong links to the expatriate Italian community in Hobart.

Hobart Zebras are one of the states most successful sides, having been state champions 8 times, most recently in 1993, and southern champions 9 times, most recently in 2004. 2007 saw the club win the State Premiership, Southern Premiership and the Summer Cup. 2010 saw the club under new management with former player Romeo Frediani. This turned out to be a trophyless year for the club starting a disappointing era under Frediani.

Managers[edit]

  • 2010–2011: Romeo Frediani
  • 2012: Eammon Kelly
  • 2015: Chris Hey
  • 2016–2017: Peter Savill
  • 2017: Tommy Fotak
  • 2017–2018: Gabriel Markaj
  • 2018–present: David Smith

Seasons[edit]

Season League Statewide Cup FFA Cup
Name (national level) Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Tasmanian Finals NPL Finals
2012 South Premier League (2) 21 8 5 8 51 52 -1 29 5th DNQ Didn't Exist Quarter Finals Didn't Exist
2013 Victory League (2) 21 11 6 4 68 41 27 39 3rd Semi Final DNQ Final
2014 Victory League (2) 21 15 2 4 63 20 43 47 2nd Semi Final DNQ Final DNQ
2015 Victory League (2) 21 12 5 4 57 24 33 41 3rd Final DNQ Quarter Final DNQ
2016 NPL Tasmania (2) 21 16 2 3 62 27 +35 50 2nd Semi Final DNQ Quarter Final DNQ
2017 NPL Tasmania (2)   Semi Finals DNQ

Honours[edit]

  • State Championships: 9 times (1969,1971,1972,1973,1983,1984,1985,1993,2007)
  • State Championship Runners-up: 1966,2004
  • Southern Premierships: 10 times (1969,1971,1972,1973,1979,1983,1984,1985,2004,2007)
  • Southern Premiership Runners-up: 6 times (1960,1965,1966,1967,1970,2003)
  • KO Cup Winners: 7 times (1967,1971,1975,1982,1983,2001,2003)
  • KO Cup Runners-up: 7 times (1969,1976,1978,1981,1987,1988,1989)
  • Falkinder Cup Runners-up: 3 times (1963,1966,1967)
  • Falkinder Association Cup Winners: Twice (1970,1973)
  • Summer Cup Winners: 9 times (1971,1972,1978,1981,1984,1986,1987,1989,2007,2008,2009)
  • Summer Cup Runners-up: 7 times (1976,1982,1985,1990,1991,1992,1996)
  • Association Cup Runners-up: Once (1968)
  • Ascot Gold Cup Winners: Once (1960)
  • Ascot Gold Cup Runners-up: Once (1961)
  • DJ Trophy Runners-up: Once (1976)
  • Lloyd Triestino Cup Winners: Once (1974)
  • Cadbury Trophy Winners: 5 times (1984,1987,1989,1990,1991)
  • Cadbury Trophy Runners-up: 3 times (1982,1983,1985)
  • Cadbury Charity Trophy: Once (1992)
  • Cadbury Charity Runners-up: Once (1991)

Notable past players[edit]

List includes players from Hobart Zebras youth or senior teams that have gone on to represent the Australian national team.

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