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
ChairmanBen Brock
ManagerRichard Greer
LeagueNPL Queensland
202112th of 14 (Relegated)
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 Emilie Rochelet
NPL Head Coach Richard Greer
NPL Assistant Coach Nick Dibbs
NPL Assistant Coach Anthony Rudkin
NPL Goalkeeping Coach TBC

Current squad[edit]

As of 02:47, Saturday, June 25, 2022 (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 Joel D'Cruz
2 DF Australia AUS Dylan Brent
3 DF Australia AUS Luke Behan
4 DF Australia AUS James Piercy
5 DF Australia AUS Declan Robinson
6 MF Australia AUS Sam Langley
7 FW Australia AUS Guil Santana
8 MF Australia AUS Gabriel Hawash
9 FW Japan JPN Shuto Kuboyama
10 FW Japan JPN Ryo Emoto
11 FW Australia AUS Carlton Westerdale
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF Australia AUS Craig Peck
13 DF Australia AUS Angus Broderick
14 MF Australia AUS Jesse Gibbs
15 MF Australia AUS Ryan Hughes
16 FW Australia AUS Salomon Lukonga
17 DF Australia AUS Connor Mather
18 MF Australia AUS James Bonomi
19 MF Australia AUS Jamie Dibbs
20 GK Australia AUS Duncan Short
21 MF Australia AUS Jackson Hall

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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