Stirling Lions SC

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Stirling Lions
Stirling Lions emblem
Full name Stirling Lions Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Stirling Macedonia
Founded 1971
Ground Macedonia Park
Ground Capacity 5,000
Chairman Cane Spaseski
Manager Rob Milevski
League NPL Western Australia
2016 7th
Website Club website

Stirling Lions Soccer Club (formerly West Perth Macedonia, Stirling Macedonia) is an Australian soccer club based in Perth, Australia currently compete in the National Premier Leagues Western Australia which is one grade lower than the Australian A-League.[1]

History[edit]

Stirling Lions Soccer Club evolved with the history of the Macedonian Australian community of Western Australia. The Club has been through a number of name changes and directions in its forty-year history. Known as West Perth Macedonia in the 1970s and early 1980s, winning the League Title in its third year of State League.

In 1986, the Club changed its name to Stirling Macedonia with a move to Macedonia park. That year, the Club represented the Soccer Federation of Western Australia against Adelaide City in the NANDA Cup in front of a crowd of approximately 5,000 people. During the 1980s and 1990s, they were one of the most powerful soccer clubs in Western Australia winning six league premierships.

In 1999, they changed the name to the Stirling Lions Soccer Club, a move which allowed themselves to embrace the whole of the Stirling district.

In October 2014, Cane Spaseski (Also known as Sani) (Macedonian: Цане Спасески) was appointed club predident.

Honours[edit]

  • State League Premiers – 1983 1984 1985 1987 1994 1995 2013
  • State League Runners Up – 1986 1990 1992 1996 2006 2010
  • Top Four/Five Cup Winners – 1983 1986 1994 1995 1996
  • Top Four/Five Cup Runners Up −1984 1988 2013
  • State Cup Winners – 1980 1992 1996 2006 2007 2010
  • State Cup Runners Up – 1987 1993 1994 1997
  • Night Series Winners – 1986 1988 1991 1994 1995 1996
  • Night Series Runners Up – 1983 1984 1990 1993 2006

Current squad[edit]

As of 16 February 2017 [2]

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

No. Position Player
3 Australia DF Michael Pugliese
7 Australia MF Miki Vujacic (c)
10 Australia MF David Micevski
Australia Daniel Micevski
23 Australia William Kessell
Australia Alex Suleski
Australia Alexander Tanevski
Australia Blamo Qua Qua
Australia Dejan Spaseski
Australia Graham Doran
No. Position Player
Australia Jason Rubidge
Australia John Perkins
Australia Lance Alavakis
Australia Lucas de Lima
Australia Michaelde Lima
Australia Mathiang Mathiang
Australia Shane Cassidy
Australia Steve Sokol
Australia William Kessel

Staff[edit]

  • First Team Coach: Rob Milevski
  • Reserves Coach: Keegan Ashley
  • Under 18s Coaches: David Galbraith
  • Technical Director: Richard Changadzo
  • Physio: Rebecca Brest & Ashley Burns
  • Team Manager – Johnny Alavakis

Notable past players[edit]

List includes players from Stirling Lions youth or senior teams that have gone on to represent the Australian national team, or have amassed over 100 games with Perth Glory FC.

In addition, Australia Nick Ward has made a total of 116 appearances in the A-League for 5 different clubs, and 46 appearances for Perth Glory FC (some of which when they were competing in the NSL).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Australia
  2. ^ "National Premier Leagues Season Preview". Football West. 16 February 2017. Retrieved 17 February 2017. 

External links[edit]