North Eastern MetroStars SC

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North Eastern MetroStars
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Full name North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Metro
Founded 1994
Ground T.K. Shutter Reserve
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Andrew Perrone
Manager Michael Pirone
League NPL South Australia
2014 NPL South Australia, 1st
Website Club home page
Current season

North Eastern MetroStars Soccer Club, commonly known as MetroStars, is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1994, the club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues South Australia, with matches played at the T.K. Shutter Reserve in the north-eastern suburb of Klemzig. It has generally been a strong club and has dominated in the top division of South Australian Football.

History[edit]

The club was initially known as the "Metro Knights" before a name change to the North Eastern MetroStars in 1998.

It started playing in division 2 of the Saturday Amateur league in 1995, won promotion into Division 1, and quickly became the dominant side in the league.

The club entered the SASF State League in 1999 and won promotion to the Premier League in its first season.

MetroStars has subsequently cemented its position in the top South Australian football league and has developed into one of the league's leading clubs. During the formation of the FFSA and the Super League, MetroStars supported the federation, and in early 2006 was the first club to become a member.

They have recently become a more dominant force in the Super League over the last few years winning in both the senior and reserves squads. They have also produced young talents such as Jason Spagnuolo, Fabian Barbiero and Francesco Monterosso, all who have been recruited by Adelaide United F.C. Whilst Adriano Pellegrino and Shane Smeltz have gone onto other A-League clubs books.

On 25 August 2012 they won the Federation Cup final against Para Hills Knights for the third time.

In September 2012, the club won its third League championship. MetroStars won back to back National Premier League SA Minor Premierships in 2013 and 2014.

In October 2014, MetroStars defeated New South Wales outfit Bonnyrigg White Eagles 1-0 to claim the National NPL Championship.

Club officials[edit]

President

  • Sam Settecasi (1995-2006)
  • Tony Taormina (2007-2012)
  • Andrew Perrone (2013-present)

Senior Coach

  • Mario Boffa (1999-2002)
  • Mike Barnett (2003-2009)
  • David Terminello (2010-2011)
  • Rick Cerracchio (2012)
  • Ivan Karlovic (2013-2014)
  • Michael Pirone (2014- )

Senior Captain

  • Daniel Sabatino (1999-2003)
  • David Menechella (2004)
  • Bill Misailidis (2005)
  • Ivan Karlovic (2006-2010)
  • Lee Robertson (2011-2013)
  • Adam Van Dommele (2014-present)

Notable former players[edit]

* List of professional footballers who have played for the club.