White City FC

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White City
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Full name Beograd Woodville Sports And Social Club Inc
Nickname(s) Beograd, Warriors
Founded 1949
Ground Frank Mitchell Park
Manager Sergio Melta
League NPL South Australia
2014 8th
Website Club home page

White City Football Club is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Woodville, Adelaide, South Australia. Founded in 1949 by the Serbian Australian community, the club currently competes in the National Premier Leagues South Australia. White City was formerly coached by former Australian international Milan Ivanović. They are currently coached by former Adelaide City player Sergio Melta who was appointed as head coach for the 2015 season.

History[edit]

The Beograd Sports and Social club was formed on 19 November 1949 and a meeting arranged at the railway lawns, North Terrace, Adelaide. The first Committee was: President Ilija Ilic, Vice President Miodrag Zivkovic, Secretary Danilo Cukic, Treasurer  Nikola Kleut and committee members Dusan Naumovic, Vaso Kekovic, Stanoje Vukovic and Peter Nikolich.

Beograd played its first league game on 15 April 1950 at its home ground in the South Parklands against Prospect, winning the game 5-2. Beograd moved to its current home of Frank Mitchell Park in 1956. In 2006, the Club celebrated its 50th anniversary.

In 1979 Beograd won the State League First Division Championship for the first time. This milestone also coincides with the year Beograd changed its playing colours from blue, white and red to the Serbian colours of Red, blue and white. In addition, flood lights were also installed in 1979 by Branko Petakovic and the president was Milan Stepanovic.

In 1992 Beograd changed its name to White City Woodville and still plays under this name today. The name of the ground at Woodville West was changed to Frank Mitchell Park in honour of the Club's servant who devoted many years of his life to the White City and its juniors.[1]

First-team squad[edit]

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 GK Joshua Negrean
2 Australia DF Matthew Canny
3 Australia DF Paul Wilson
4 Australia DF Miloš Tošić
5 Australia DF John Atkinson
7 Australia MF Nikola Mileusnić
8 Australia MF Michael Keens (Captain)
9 Australia FW Hermann Fombason
10 Australia FW Chad Bugeja
11 Australia MF Miki Petković
No. Position Player
12 Australia FW Julio Abadia
13 Australia DF Lachlan Barr
16 Australia FW Joseph Zawko
17 Australia DF Chahine Noujaim
18 Japan MF Yudai Yamaguchi
20 Australia MF Srđan Semiz
21 Japan GK Toshiro Hara
22 Australia FW Stefan Glusčević
25 Australia FW James Wilson
30 Australia GK Hamish Wilson

Notable Players[edit]

Honours[edit]

1st Division Champions: 1979, 1983 & 1993

1st Division Minor Premiers: 1996

2nd Division Champions: 1955, 1967, 1971, 1989 & 1994

Federation Cup Winners: 1980, 1983, 1993, 1996 & 2005

U/23 Cup Winners: 1997, 2003

U/23 Cup Finalist: 2002

U/19 Premier League Champions: 1999, 2003, 2006

U19 Cup Winners: 1999

U19s Federation Cup Winners: 2006

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Club History". Beograd Woodville Sports & Social Club Inc. Archived from the original on 20 July 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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