Queanbeyan City FC

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Queanbeyan City FC
Queanbeyan City FC Crest.png
Full name Queanbeyan City Football Club
Nickname(s) The Lions, QCFC
Founded 1966
Ground Riverside Stadium, Queanbeyan
Ground Capacity 1700
Ground Coordinates 35°20′53″S 149°14′15″E / 35.34806°S 149.23750°E / -35.34806; 149.23750Coordinates: 35°20′53″S 149°14′15″E / 35.34806°S 149.23750°E / -35.34806; 149.23750
Chairman Zmejko Trajkovski
Manager Goran Josifoski
League ACT Capital League
2017 7th
Website Club website
Current season

Queanbeyan City Football Club is an Australian amateur association football club based in the NSW city of Queanbeyan, Australia. The club was founded in 1966 and currently competes in ACT competitions including the ACT Capital League.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1966 as Queanbeyan Makedonia by Done Dimov, Angelo Hadzis and Vic Tsalakos. The club registered with the ACT Soccer Federation on 17 March 1966 and entered the ACT Second Division. However, Hungaria was forced to fold and Queanbeyan was chosen to replace the club in the first division.[1]

The Lions spent a number of years in the first division with the club finishing runner-up in the league in both 1969 and 1970.[2] Queanbeyan was ten minutes from claiming the 1969 championship with the club 2-1 up over Olympic with ten minutes to play. The match was abandoned after eighty minutes due to fighting and the ACT Soccer Federation chose not to replay the match.[3]

Macedonia won its first titles in the 1970’s with two second division league premierships in 1973 and 1978 as well as the ‘78 finals championship.[4][5]

QCFC enjoyed considerable success in the ACT Second Division in the 1980’s as well as when the completion was re-branded State League One in the 90’s. A number of titles were lifted including three premierships in 1988, 1993 and 1995 as well as two championships in 1990 and 95.[6]

In 2013, Capital Football introduced a revamped second division of men’s football in the ACT, coinciding with the introduction of the National Premier Leagues (NPL) as the overhauled top divisions nationwide. The revamped second division was named the Capital League.[7] Queanbeyan City was a founding member of the Capital League, which in 2013 consisted of two groups of six teams. The Lions finished its maiden Capital League season as runner-up in group B, qualifying for the finals series. City beat Lanyon United 3-0 in the quarter finals and then White Eagles 3-2 in the semi finals before losing to Narrabundah 3-5 on penalties in the grand final.[8]

February 2016, Queanbeyan City, Queanbeyan’s longest running football club, celebrated its fifty year anniversary with a gala night and a mini football tournament attended by City along with clubs from Sydney, southern NSW and the ACT.[1]

Club identity[edit]

Macedonian Heritage[edit]

Queanbeyan City was estblished by the local Macedonian community with Macedonian players, staff and members comprising the majority of the club. QCFC has participated regularly in the national annual Macedonian cup tournament, the Maso Cup, with other clubs around Australia with links to Macedonia including Broadmeadow Magic, Altona Magic and Wollongong United amoung others.[9]

Colours and crest[edit]

               The Lions colours of red, yellow and black draw inspiration from the club's Macedonian heritage.

Club name[edit]

The club was founded as Queanbeyan Makedonia in 1966 by the local Macedonian community which settled in Queanbeyan. After three years the club name was updated to Queanbeyan Macedonia in 1969. Finally, in 1973 the club changed its name to Queanbeyan City, which it has retained as its name since that point.

Club Name Changes
# Name From To
1 Queanbeyan Makedonia 1966 1968
2 Queanbeyan Macedonia 1969 1972
3 Queanbeyan City 1973 Current

Junior Program[edit]

Queanbeyan City run an extensive junior and youth program with boys and girls teams ranging from miniroos (u5s to u10) to juniors (u12 - u16s).[10]

Current squad[edit]

As of 17 December 2017 [11]

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 Alexander Lazarov
2 Australia Andrew Mcgurgan
3 Australia Anthony Dimoski
4 Australia Anthony Pulciani
5 Australia Brenden Dimeski
6 Australia Brian Chigondo
7 Australia Bruno Ramos
8 Australia Bryan Balthazar
9 Australia Chandar Shekhar Nair
10 Australia Dean Quarisa
11 Australia Fernando Jorquera
12 Australia Htoo Htoo
13 Australia Igor Nedeski
14 Australia Ismaila Jarju
15 Australia Ivan Pucoski
16 Australia Jesse Browning
17 Australia Jovanco Naumovski
18 Australia Mark Walker
No. Position Player
19 Australia Mathew Ryan
20 Australia Mitko Aleksoski
21 Australia Nasim Haydari
22 Australia Nathan Walker
23 Australia Nebojsa Aleksic
24 Australia Nick Levanat
25 Australia Nikolce Noveski
26 Australia Omar Fofanah
27 Australia Omari Kenda
28 Australia Osazuwa Akioya
29 Australia Peter Eldoko
30 Australia Steven Srbinoski
31 Australia Suraj Deo
32 Australia Thomas Nikolovski
33 Australia Vasko Petrovski
34 Australia Vele Dukoski
35 Australia Zachariah Knight

Honours[edit]

Premiers (0):
Runner-up (2): 1969, 1970
Champions (0): 1969 Final was abandoned due to fighting after 80 mins with Queanbeyan 2-1 up over Olympic at the time. Cup was not awarded.[12]
Premiers (6): 1973, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1995, 2006
Runner-up (5): 1991, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013
Champions (5): 1978, 1990, 1995, 2006, 2010
Runner-up (4): 2005, 2012, 2013, 2016
Winners (1): 1969

Season-by-season results[edit]

The below table is updated with the statistics and final results for Queanbeyan City FC following the conclusion of each ACT Capital League season.

Queanbeyan City Season-by-Season Results
Season GP W D L GF GA GD PTS League Finals
2013 14 10 2 2 41 28 +13 32 Runner-Up Runner-Up
2014 18 9 4 5 38 25 +13 31 4th Lost Semi Final
2015 16 4 5 7 20 31 -11 17 6th Did Not Qualify
2016 17 9 3 5 48 31 +17 30 3rd Runner-Up
2017 18 5 1 12 18 40 -22 16 7th Did Not Qualify

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Varcoe, Gemma (2016-02-18). "Queanbeyan City FC celebrates it's 50th Birthday". The Queanbeyan Age. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  2. ^ "ACT First Division Winners". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  3. ^ "ACT Division One 1969". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  4. ^ "ACT Division Two 1973". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  5. ^ "ACT Division Two 1978". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  6. ^ "ACT Second Division Winners". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  7. ^ Melanie, Luksa (2017-08-29). "2013 Capital Football Annual Report: State League Report (p.22)". Capital Football. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  8. ^ "Capital Football - Capital League 2013". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  9. ^ Haigh, Paul (2015-01-21). "Rockdale City Suns go all out to grasp Maso Cup glory". The Leader. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  10. ^ "Juniors". qcfc.com.au. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 
  11. ^ "Queanbeyan City - CL Players". www.sportstg.com. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 
  12. ^ "ACT Division One 1969". www.socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-12-18. 

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