Melbourne Hakoah

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Melbourne Hakoah
Full name Melbourne Hakoah
Nickname(s) Hakoah
Founded 1927
Dissolved 1983
Ground Middle Park
Ground Capacity 18,000
League Victorian State League

Melbourne Hakoah is a defunct Australian sports club which had a predominantly Jewish Australian supporter base[citation needed], akin to Hakoah Vienna[citation needed]. The club's best known arm was its soccer club.[citation needed]


The club was founded in 1927, and within a decade was one of the leading sides in the Victorian First Division.[citation needed] The club broke ground by becoming the first successful non-Anglo migrant backed club in the state, laying the foundation for the dominance of other migrant run clubs after World War II[citation needed]. While the club was unable to win a league title post-war, it still managed several victories in the Dockerty Cup, including four consecutive titles in the 1950s[citation needed]. Gradually, the club's supporter base dwindled due to assimilation and lack of renewal from younger supporters, and it eventually merged with South Melbourne's Victorian league reserve side in the early 1980s[citation needed].


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