2009–10 Melbourne Victory FC season

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Melbourne Victory
2009-10 season
Manager Ernie Merrick
A-League 2nd
Pre-Season Cup N/A
AFC Champions League Group Stage
Top goalscorer Carlos Hernandez (13)
Highest home attendance 30,668 vs Sydney FC (9 October 2009)
Lowest home attendance 15,168 vs Newcastle Jets (3 September 2009)
Average home league attendance 20,750
Home colours
Away colours

The Melbourne Victory 2009-10 season was Melbourne Victory's fifth A-League season.

Season Summary[edit]

From the 2009–10 season, Greek gambling giant Intralot became the Melbourne Victory's new major sponsor to replace Samsung in a two-year deal valued at $2 million.[1] Their logo subsequently featured on the front of Melbourne Victory's strip.[1]

The Victory made some off-season changes by releasing Steve Pantelidis and Michael Thwaite to Gold Coast United,[2][3] Sebastian Ryall was transferred to Sydney FC,[4] and veteran goalkeeper Michael Theoklitos ended his contract and later joined Norwich City F.C..[5] Moreover, José Luis López Ramírez's loan spell was terminated from Deportivo Saprissa[6] and Daniel Allsopp moved to Al Rayyan.[7]

Several new signings were made, bringing New Zealand international goalkeeper Glen Moss from Wellington Phoenix,[8] Thai midfielder Surat Sukha from Chonburi FC,[9] the promotion of Mathew Theodore and Matthew Foschini from the youth squad[10][11] and the permanent signing of veteran Carlos Hernández from L.D. Alajuelense for three years (after his two-year loan).[12]

Meanwhile, Mate Dugandžić was signed from Melbourne Knights,[13] Robbie Kruse from Brisbane Roar,[13] Marvin Angulo from Club Sport Herediano[14] and Sutee Suksomkit was signed as a nine match guest player.[15]

On 1 December 2009, it was announced that Ney Fabiano was leaving Melbourne and had signed a contract with Thai Premier League team Bangkok Glass FC for the 2010 season.[16]

The Victory finished second to Sydney FC on the ladder and lost the 2010 A-League Grand Final to Sydney 4–2 on penalties.[17]

Melbourne Victory were drawn into Group E in the 2010 AFC Champions League along with Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma, Beijing Guoan and Kawasaki Frontale.[18] With key players Archie Thompson, Matthew Kemp and Billy Celeski sidelined for long term injuries,[19][20][21] Victory finished bottom of Group E.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Mitchell Langerak
2 Australia DF Kevin Muscat (Captain)
3 Australia MF Mate Dugandžić (Youth)
5 Thailand DF Surat Sukha
6 Australia MF Leigh Broxham
7 Australia DF Matthew Kemp
8 Scotland MF Grant Brebner
10 Australia FW Archie Thompson (Marquee)
11 Costa Rica MF Marvin Angulo
12 Australia DF Rodrigo Vargas (Vice-Captain)
13 Australia FW Nathan Elasi (Youth)
No. Position Player
14 Australia MF Billy Celeski
15 Australia MF Tom Pondeljak
16 Costa Rica MF Carlos Hernández
17 Australia DF Matthew Foschini (Youth)
18 Australia MF Mathew Theodore
19 Australia DF Evan Berger
20 New Zealand GK Glen Moss
21 Australia FW Robbie Kruse
22 Australia MF Nick Ward
23 Australia DF Adrian Leijer
29 Australia FW Nik Mrdja (Injury replacement player)

Transfers[edit]

In

Player From League Fee Date
New Zealand Glen Moss Wellington Phoenix Australia A-League Free March 2009
Australia Mathew Theodore Melbourne Victory Australia A-League National Youth League Free April 2009
Costa Rica Carlos Hernández L.D. Alajuelense Costa Rica Primera División de Costa Rica Not Disclosed May 2009
Thailand Surat Sukha Chonburi Thailand Thai Premier League $57,000 May 2009
Australia Matthew Foschini Melbourne Victory Australia A-League National Youth League Free August 2009
Australia Adrian Leijer Fulham England Premier League Not Disclosed August 2009
Australia Robbie Kruse Brisbane Roar Australia A-League Not Disclosed September 2009
Australia Mate Dugandzic Melbourne Knights FC Australia Victorian Premier League Not Disclosed September 2009
Thailand Sutee Suksomkit Tampines Rovers Singapore S-League Guest Contract September 2009

Out

Player To League Fee Date
Australia Steve Pantelidis Gold Coast United Australia A-League Free March 2009
Australia Michael Thwaite Gold Coast United Australia A-League Free March 2009
Australia Sebastian Ryall Sydney FC Australia A-League Free March 2009
Australia Michael Theoklitos Norwich City England Football League One End of Contract June 2009
Costa Rica José Luis López Deportivo Saprissa Costa Rica Primera División de Costa Rica Contract Terminated June 2009
Australia Daniel Vasilevski South Melbourne FC Australia Victorian Premier League Contract Terminated August 2009
Australia Daniel Allsopp Al-Rayyan Sports Club Qatar Qatari League Not Disclosed September 2009
Brazil Ney Fabiano Bangkok Glass Thailand Thai Premier League Contract Terminated December 2009
Thailand Sutee Suksomkit Bangkok Glass Thailand Thai Premier League End of Contract December 2009

Matches[edit]

2009-10 pre-season friendlies[edit]

2009-10 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2009-10 finals series[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Goals[edit]

Total Player Goals per Round
 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 SF1 SF2 GF
13 Costa Rica Carlos Hernández 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1
11 Australia Archie Thompson 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1
5 Australia Robbie Kruse 1 3 1
4 Australia Kevin Muscat 1 1 1 1
3 Australia Adrian Leijer 1 1 1
2 Australia Mate Dugandžić 2
2 Australia Nick Ward 1 1
2 Australia Tom Pondeljak 1 1
2 Australia Matthew Kemp 1 1
1 Australia Danny Allsopp 1
1 Scotland Grant Brebner 1
1 Brazil Ney Fabiano 1
1 Australia Rodrigo Vargas 1
1 Australia Nik Mrdja 1 1

Ladder[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sydney FC (C) 27 15 3 9 35 23 +12 48 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Melbourne Victory 27 14 5 8 47 32 +15 47
3 Gold Coast United 27 13 5 9 39 35 +4 44 2010 A-League Finals Series
4 Wellington Phoenix 27 10 10 7 37 29 +8 40
5 Perth Glory 27 11 6 10 40 34 +6 39
6 Newcastle Jets 27 10 4 13 33 45 −12 34
7 North Queensland Fury 27 8 8 11 29 46 −17 32
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 7 9 11 32 29 +3 30
9 Brisbane Roar 27 8 6 13 32 42 −10 30
10 Adelaide United 27 7 8 12 24 33 −9 29

Source: the-AFC.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to sixth place qualify for the 2010 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2010 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2011 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2010 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2011 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.

Finals[edit]

  Semi Finals Week 1 Semi Finals Week 2 Preliminary Final Grand Final
    A - 18 February       D - 7 March               G - 20 March  
  1  Sydney FC  1  Sydney FC  2    Melbourne Victory  1 (2)
  2  Melbourne Victory  2  Melbourne Victory (a.e.t.)  2              Sydney FC (p.s.o)  1 (4)
                    F - 13 March          
    B - 20 February                Sydney FC  4        
  3  Gold Coast United  0 (5)              Wellington Phoenix  2        
  6  Newcastle Jets (p.s.o)  0 (6)     E - 7 March                  
             Wellington Phoenix (a.e.t.)  3                
    C - 21 February        Newcastle Jets  1                
  4  Wellington Phoenix (p.s.o)  1 (4)                        
  5  Perth Glory  1 (2)                        

AFC Champions League[edit]

Round Date Home Team Score Away Team Crowd Stadium
Group Stage 23 February 2010 Beijing Guoan 1-0 Melbourne Victory 31,000 Workers Stadium
Group Stage 9 March 2010 Melbourne Victory 0-2 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 7,899 Etihad Stadium
Group Stage 23 March 2010 Kawasaki Frontale 4-0 Melbourne Victory 9,728 Todoroki Athletics Stadium
Group Stage 31 March 2010 Melbourne Victory 1-0 Kawasaki Frontale 6,011 Etihad Stadium
Group Stage 14 April 2010 Melbourne Victory 0-0 Beijing Guoan 6,394 Etihad Stadium
Group Stage 28 April 2010 Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 3-2 Melbourne Victory 502 Tancheon Sports Complex







Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma 6 5 0 1 11 6 +5 15
China Beijing Guoan 6 3 1 2 7 5 +2 10
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 2 0 4 8 8 0 6
Australia Melbourne Victory 6 1 1 4 3 10 −7 4

W-League[edit]

2009-10 Westfield W-League fixtures[edit]

Round 1


3 October 2009
16:45 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 2 – 0 Perth Glory
Enza Barilla Goal 34'
Katie Thorlakson Goal 71'
Selin Kuralay Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 79', 90'
Report

Round 2


10 October 2009
18:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 0 – 1 Brisbane Roar
Report Ellen Beaumont Goal 84'
Epping Soccer Stadium

Round 3


17 October 2009
14:30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 0 – 2 Melbourne Victory
Report Katrina Gorry Goal 29'
Selin Kuralay Goal 81'

Round 4


24 October 2009
14:30 UTC+10:30
Canberra United 2 – 0 Melbourne Victory
Tseng Shu-o Goal 27'49' Report
McKellar Park, A.C.T.

Round 5


31 October 2009
14:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 2 – 1 Newcastle Jets
Katrina Gorry Goal 45'
Deanna Niceski Goal 91'
Report Renee Cartwright Goal 62'
Veneto Club

Round 6


7 November 2009
19:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 1 – 1 Sydney FC
Julianne Sitch Goal 62' Report Maika Ruyter-Hooley Goal 90+5' (o.g.)
Deakin Reserve, Shepparton

Round 7


14 November 2009
19:00 UTC+11
Brisbane Roar 1 – 1 Melbourne Victory
Clare Polkinghorne Goal 49' Report Kara Mowbray Goal 88'

Round 8


21 November 2009
17:45 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners 2 – 0 Melbourne Victory
Michelle Heyman Goal 27'52' Report

Round 9


28 November 2009
15:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 1 – 0 Canberra United
Katie Thorlakson Goal 87' Report

Round 10


5 December 2009
18:00 UTC+11
Perth Glory 2 – 0 Melbourne Victory
Lisa De Vanna Goal 81'
Katie Gill Goal 87'
Report
Clipsal Stadium, Ingelwood

2009-10 W-League fixtures[edit]

Round Date Home Team Score Away Team Stadium
1 3 October 2009 Melbourne Victory 2-0 Perth Glory FC Etihad Stadium
2 10 October 2009 Melbourne Victory 0-1 Brisbane Roar Epping Stadium
3 17 October 2009 Adelaide United 0-2 Melbourne Victory Hindmarsh Stadium
4 24 October 2009 Canberra United 2-0 Melbourne Victory McKellar Park, A.C.T.
5 31 October 2009 Melbourne Victory 2 - 1 Newcastle Jets Veneto Club
6 7 November 2009 Melbourne Victory 1 - 1 Sydney FC Deakin Reserve, Shepparton
7 14 November 2009 Brisbane Roar 1 - 1 Melbourne Victory Ballymore Stadium
8 21 November 2009 Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Melbourne Victory Leichhardt Oval
9 28 November 2009 Melbourne Victory 1 - 0 Canberra United Bob Jane Stadium
10 5 December 2008 Perth Glory FC 2 - 0 Melbourne Victory Clipsal Stadium, Ingelwood

References[edit]

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Preceded by
Central Coast Mariners
A-League Premiers
2008/09
Succeeded by
Sydney FC
Preceded by
Newcastle Jets
A-League Champions
2008/09
Succeeded by
Incumbent