Manly United FC
|Full name||Manly United Football Club|
|2016||NPL NSW, 3rd |
|Website||Club home page|
Manly United Football Club is an Australian soccer club based in the northern beaches area of Sydney. The club competes in the National Premier Leagues NSW and their home ground is Cromer Park, in the suburb of Dee Why, approximately 15 minutes away from Manly.
Manly United formed from the merger of Manly-North Shore United and Warringah Freshwater as Manly Warringah Dolphins at the close of the 1991 NSW Division 1 season for the start of the upcoming NSW Super League season.
The club changed its named to Manly Warringah from 1960 until it merged with North Shore United in 1991. North Shore United itself was a merger of two clubs Ku-Ring-Gai and North Sydney-Artarmon. This merger took place for the 1989 season. The Manly-North Shore United merger dissolved after the 1991 NSW Division One season, with Manly merging with Warringah Freshwater. North Shore United would continue to send representative teams to tournaments as Ku-Ring-Gai Districts.
Warringah Narrabeen (and from 1986 Warringah Freshwater) was a club that had competed throughout the 1980s in Division Two, even winning the title in 1983. About 1986 Hilton Silva, a Brazilian who turned socceroo, played for the side towards the end of his career.
Manly United formed from the merger of Manly-North Shore United and Warringah Freshwater as Manly Warringah Dolphins at the close of the 1991 NSW Division 1 season for the start of the upcoming NSW Super League season. The club changed its name to Manly United in 2004 following promotion into the NSW Premier League. They have competed there since 2004–05 when they were elevated after winning the Super League Division. Their ground has always been Cromer Park, though a popular local nickname is Hackett Hive in tribute to ex-player Andrew Hackett's notorious "bee-like energy" in midfield (who like Lucas Neill left for English Football, though with less success). Manly United is considered an important side in the NSWPL, as it is based on a geographic area, rather than founded by a single ethnic group like some other ex-NSL clubs.
The Logo of the Club is a collective of an Osprey sea bird, Football & Dolphin joined as one, these three icons represent the local MWFA Association (Osprey), Football & Manly United FC (Dolphin)
The club is the representative arm of the Manly Warringah Football Association (MWFA), the second largest community Football Association in Australia.
- 1992–1996: Super League (NSW Tier 1)
- 1997–1999: Division One (NSW Tier 2)
- 2000: Super League (NSW Tier 1)
- 2001–2004: Winter Super League (NSW Tier 2)
- 2004–2012: NSW Premier League (NSW Tier 1)
- 2013–present: National Premier Leagues NSW (NSW Tier 1)
Lucas Neill Scholarship
Since 2006 ex-Manly junior Lucas Neill to provide opportunities for up and coming footballers from his junior club.  Each year the scholarship was awarded to a different young player from Manly to trial in Europe. The scholarship was discontinued from 2014. 
- As of 4 September 2016
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
- Premiers (1): 1995
- Runners-Up (1): 1992
- Men's Club Champions : 2016
- National Premier Leagues NSW Grand Finals
- Champions (1): 1995
- Runners-Up (0):
- Premiers (1): 2004
- Runners-Up (1): 2002
- National Premier Leagues NSW 2 Grand Finals
- Champions (1): 2001
- Runners-Up (2): 1994, 2004
- "1991 NSW Division 1 Fixtures". www.socceraust.co.uk.
- NPL NSW
- 1959 Federation Division Two
- 1991 NSW Div 1 Fixtures
- 1988 NSW Div 1 Fixtures
- 1983 Division 2 Fixtures
- "Manly United squad".
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