Marconi Stallions FC

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Marconi Stallions
Logo of "Marconi Stallions"
Full name Marconi Stallions Football Club
Nickname(s) The Stallions
Founded 1958
Ground Marconi Stadium
Bossley Park, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Ground Capacity 9,000
Chairman Vince Foti
Head Coach Paul Carter
League National Premier Leagues NSW 2
Website Club home page

The Marconi Stallions Football Club is an Australian semi-professional football club based in Fairfield, Sydney, New South Wales. The club won the National Soccer League title a record four times, along with South Melbourne and Sydney City SC. The club is one of only two clubs to have competed in every season of the NSL.

The club is a member of the National Premier Leagues NSW 2, playing their home games out of Marconi Stadium, in Bossley Park.


The club was formerly known as Marconi Fairfield; the name comes from Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of the radio, and Fairfield (New South Wales), the city in which the club plays. The club was founded in 1958 by an Italian social club called Club Marconi, and was primarily backed and supported by Italians and Italian-Australians living in Sydney. However, the club and team have since established themselves as one of the top sports and social clubs in the Western Sydney / Fairfield area (which is known as the premier region for football in Sydney and Australia. This has seen the team gain recognition as one of Australia's top football entities, with one of the highest rated youth academies in Australian football, and a support that has grown well beyond the Italian community in Sydney.

In 2009, Marconi had a very strong season in the NSW Premier League. The Stallions finished 2nd in the league, with Sydney United picking up the premiership title. In the finals series, Marconi overcame Manly United and Sydney United, but lost 4-1 to Sutherland Sharks in the grand final.

In 2012, Marconi Stallions were the Champions of the NSW Premier League. After a third placed league finish, Marconi beat Sydney Olympic 2-0 in the qualification final, then lost to Bonnyrigg White Eagles FC 2-0 in the semi-final, but made the grand final after a 4-2 win over Blacktown City Demons. In the Grand Final, they came up against hot favourites Bonnyrigg, who had won the league by 15 points and had already beaten Marconi once in the finals series, but Marconi came away with the championship title after a 2-0 win over the White Eagles.

Marconi Stallions made the finals series of the NSW Premier League again in 2013, clinching the last finals spot with their fifth place league position. Unfortunately, the Stallions were bundled out of the finals at the first hurdle, going down to Rockdale City Suns FC on penalties.

National Premier Leagues NSW Years[edit]

Marconi Stallions were accepted into the newly formed National Premier Leagues NSW in late 2013. The NPL NSW replaced the previous NSW Premier League. In their first season in the NPL NSW, Marconi finished in 8th place in the 12 team division.

Marconi was relegated on the 16th of August, 2015, after enduring the worst season in their history and for the first time ever will compete below the top division in 2016. The Stallions earned just seven points all season and after a mass player exodus, ended the season with ten consecutive defeats.


Sydney Olympic

Marconi vs Olympic has always been one of the biggest rivalries in Australian football, constantly involved in big and important matches multiplied by the fact that both clubs were backed by large migrant populations of Italians (Marconi) and Greeks (Olympic).

Sydney United

Marconi has a rivalry with Sydney United due to closeness of the two clubs. Sydney United is located in Edensor Park and play out of King Tomislav Club which is only 1 km south of Club Marconi. The Croatian club have been rivals of the Stallions since 1970 when Marconi were promoted to the State League.

A.P.I.A Leichhardt

The Stallions and the Tigers have a friendly rivalry. These two clubs are the two Italian backed clubs in New South Wales. The two clubs compete every season in the Italian Derby.


  • NSL Champions – 1979, 1988, 1989, 1992–93
  • NSL Minor Premiers – 1989, 1989–90, 1995–96
  • NSL Cup Winners – 1980
  • NSW 1st Division Champions – 1972, 1973, 2012
  • National Youth League Champions: – 1988, 1995–96
  • Brad Maloney won the Johnny Warren medal while playing for Marconi.

Divisional History[edit]

  • 1962-1963 NSW Federation Amateurs
  • 1964-1969 NSW Second Division
  • 1970-1976 NSW First Division
  • 1977-2003/4 National Soccer League
  • 2004/5 – 2012 NSW Premier League
  • 2013-2015 NPL NSW
  • 2016-present NPL NSW 2

Former players[edit]

2013 squad[edit]

First grade[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
2 Australia MF Andrew Mailer
3 Australia MF Ali Haydar
4 Australia DF Umut Tokdogan
5 Australia DF Adel El-Jamal
6 Australia DF Shane Webb
8 Australia MF Sean O'Connell
9 Republic of Ireland FW Keith Shevlin
11 Australia FW Nathan Elasi
12 Australia GK Simon Valastro
14 Australia DF Sam Conway
15 Australia DF Wade Oostendorp
No. Position Player
18 Australia MF Jamie McMaster
22 Australia GK James Chronopoulos
23 Australia DF Christopher Nunes
26 Argentina MF Nahuel Arrarte (C)
40 Australia DF Lachlan Tibbles
99 Australia MF Daniel Severino
Australia Daniel Ott
Australia Matt Gordon
Australia Graz Trimboli
Australia Milorad Simonovic

External links[edit]

Preceded by
West Adelaide
NSL Champions
Succeeded by
Sydney City
Preceded by
APIA Leichhardt
NSL Champions
Succeeded by
Sydney Olympic
Preceded by
Adelaide City
NSL Champions
Succeeded by
Adelaide City