Redlands United FC

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Redlands United Football Club
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Full nameRedlands United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Red Devils
Founded1918
GroundCleveland Showgrounds Compass Grounds
ChairmanAndy Bradley
ManagerJordan Manning
LeagueNational Premier Leagues Queensland
202010th
WebsiteClub website

Redlands United Football Club is an association football club based in Cleveland, Brisbane, Queensland. The club, formed in 1918, is one of the oldest soccer clubs in Queensland. It re-entered the top tier, Brisbane Premier League (BPL), in 2010 after merging with former Queensland State League (QSL) side Redland City Devils. In 2013 Redlands United gained a five-year licence for the new National Premier Leagues (NPL) competition which was renewed in 2018.

History[edit]

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Redlands started the 2010 season relatively well, including a 7–0 thumping of Brisbane City at Spencer Park. However, due to a number of injuries the team struggled with consistency and found themselves in a relegation battle. The club, improved their form by end of the season and they finished well clear of danger in 8th place of the Brisbane Premier League.

Redlands were tipped by many to be one of the stronger sides in the 2011 Brisbane Premier League but once again were unable to fulfill their potential, eventually finishing in ninth place on 33 points. Although injuries played a part in their poor season, ultimately their inability to beat sides above them cost them dearly with the highlight probably being a 1–0 win away at Olympic FC.

In 2012, Redlands United finally fulfilled their potential, finishing top of the Brisbane Premier League by a point with two Wolves FC who won the competition in 2011. It was the first time the Devils had finished top of the table in a history that stretches back to 1918. Scottish midfielder Graham Fyfe scored twenty-nine goals for the season, which won him the Golden Boot award for top scorer in the league.[1]

A frustrating first season in the National Premier Leagues Queensland in 2013 saw the Red Devils miss out on the play-offs by 3 points finishing 5th in the league. Injuries to key players saw the depth of the squad tested, with many of the younger players given the opportunity to cement their place in the team.

Redlands qualified for the 2016 FFA Cup, their first ever FFA Cup appearance, after defeating Pine Rivers United Sports Club, Brisbane City FC and Rochedale Rovers FC in the 2016 FFA Cup preliminary rounds. In their first ever FFA Cup match, Redlands stunned defending A-League champions and 2014 FFA Cup winners Adelaide United 2–1, in front of a crowd of 1,564 at Perry Park.[2] The victory was lauded as the biggest upset in FFA Cup history.[3][4] Redlands were eliminated in the FFA Cup Round of 16, following a 2–0 loss to Canberra Olympic.[5]

Redlands are one of relatively few state league teams to eliminate an A-League team in the FFA Cup, which they did in 2016.[6]

Football Staff[edit]

Position Name
Director of Football Graham Harvey
Football Brisbane Director Gabriel Hawash
NPL Head Coach Jordan Manning
NPL Assistant Coach Nick Dibbs
NPL Assistant Coach Redha Alrikabi
NPL Goalkeeping Coach TBC

Current squad[edit]

As of 05:13, Tuesday, January 26, 2021 (UTC)

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Australia AUS Charles Jensen Griffin
3 DF Australia AUS Gabriel Hawash
4 DF Australia AUS Robert Kramer
5 MF Australia AUS Jackson Hart-Phillips
6 MF Australia AUS Noah Hitchcock
7 MF Australia AUS Godfrey Debele
8 DF Australia AUS Tom Ross (c)
9 FW Japan JPN Shuto Kuboyama
10 FW England ENG Rory Smith
11 FW Australia AUS Kado Aoci
12 FW Australia AUS Kimba Kibombo
14 MF Australia AUS Tomas Ross
15 MF Australia AUS Luke Hendrix
16 DF Australia AUS Ryan Hughes
17 MF Australia AUS Johnathan Mueller
20 GK Australia AUS James Harkin
21 GK Australia AUS Joel D'Cruz

Honours[edit]

  • 2016 - Queensland National Premier League Premiers
  • 2012 - Brisbane Premier League Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ResultsVault Football: Goal Scorers". Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Live: FFA Cup 2016 Round of 32 matchday three". Fox Sports Australia. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup wrap: Round of 32 MD 3". FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  4. ^ Flynn, Michael. "Redlands Stun A-League Champs". National Premier Leagues. Fox Sports Pulse. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Canberra Olympic v Redlands United". The FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup wrap: Round of 32 MD 3". FFA Cup. Football Federation Australia. Retrieved 4 August 2016.

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