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Marconi Stallions

"Stallions Football Club" redirects here. For United Football League club, see Stallion FC.

Marconi Stallions FC
Logo of "Marconi Stallions"
Full name Marconi Stallions Football Club
Nickname(s) The Stallions
Founded 1958
Ground Marconi Stadium
Bossley Park, Sydney
New South Wales, Australia
Ground Capacity 12,000
Chairman Vincenzo Foti
Coach Jean-Paul de Marigny
League NSW Premier League
2012 Champions
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

The Marconi Stallions Football Club is an Australian semi-professional soccer club based in Fairfield, Sydney, New South Wales. The club won the National Soccer League title a record four times, along with South Melbourne and Sydney City SC. The club is one of only two clubs to have competed in every season of the NSL. The club is a member of the New South Wales Premier League, playing their home games out of Marconi Stadium, in Bossley Park.

History

The club was formerly known as Marconi Fairfield; the name comes from Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of the radio, and Fairfield (New South Wales), the city in which the club plays. The club was founded in 1958 by an Italian social club called Club Marconi, and was primarily backed and supported by Italians and Italian-Australians living in Sydney. However, the club and team have since established themselves as one of the top sports and social clubs in the Western Sydney / Fairfield area (which is known as the premier region for football in Sydney and Australia. This has seen the team gain recognition as one of Australia's top football entities, with one of the highest rated youth academies in Australian football, and a support that has grown well beyond the Italian community in Sydney.

Rivalries

Sydney Olympic

Marconi vs Olympic has always been one of the biggest rivalries in Australia Football, constantly involved in big and important matches multiplied by the fact that both clubs were backed by large migrant populations of Italians (Marconi) and Greeks (Olympic).

Sydney United

Marconi has a rivalry with Sydney United due to closeness of the two clubs. Sydney United is located in Edensor Park and play out of King Tomislav Club which is only 1 km south of Club Marconi. The Croatian club has been rivals with the Stallions since 1970 when Marconi got promoted to the State League.In this rivalry there have been some highs and lows but all in all the matches between the two clubs have been entertaining.

Marconi beat Sydney United in 1988 grand final in a match that went to a penalty shoot-out.

Marconi Stallions and Sydney United compete for the Capitol Hill Cup each year, which is played over two legs. Sydney United won the cup in 2009 but Marconi got them back to go to the 2009 nsw premier league grand final.

A.P.I.A Leichhardt

The Stallions and the Tigers have a friendly rivalry. These two clubs are the two Italian backed clubs in New South Wales. The two clubs compete every season in the Italian Derby

Bonnyrigg White Eagles

Marconi has a rivalry with the Serbian backed Bonnyrigg White Eagles due to the closeness of the two clubs. Marconi and Avala first met in a cup fixture in the late 80s and would meet each other again in 2005 after the demise of the National Soccer League. In the 2012 New South Wales Premier League season the Eagles managed to defeat the Stallions three times, They met in the Grand Final and Marconi defeated the Eagles at the Bonnyrigg Sports Ground thanks to a brace from former Bonnyrigg star Nathan Elasi

Honours

  • NSL Champions – 1979, 1988, 1989, 1992–93
  • NSL Minor Premiers – 1989, 1989–90, 1995–96
  • NSL Cup Winners – 1980
  • NSW 1st Division Champions – 1972, 1973, 2012
  • National Youth League Champions: – 1988, 1995–96
  • Brad Maloney won the Johnny Warren medal while playing for Marconi.

Former players

Current squad

First grade

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

No. Position Player
2 Australia MF Andrew Mailer
3 Australia MF Ali Haydar
4 Australia DF Umut Tokdogan
5 Australia DF Adel El-Jamal
6 Australia DF Shane Webb
8 Australia MF Sean O'Connell
9 Republic of Ireland FW Keith Shevlin
11 Australia FW Nathan Elasi
12 Australia GK Simon Valastro
14 Australia MF Joel Grennell
15 Australia DF Wade Oostendorp
No. Position Player
18 Australia MF Jamie McMaster
22 Australia GK James Chronopoulos
23 Australia DF Christopher Nunes
26 Argentina MF Nahuel Arrarte (C)
40 Australia DF Lachlan Tibbles
99 Australia MF Daniel Severino
Australia Daniel Ott
Australia Matt Gordon
Australia Graz Trimboli
Australia Milorad Simonovic
Australia Evan Berger

External links

  • Club official website
Preceded by
West Adelaide
NSL Champions
1979
Succeeded by
Sydney City
Preceded by
APIA Leichhardt
NSL Champions
1988–1989
Succeeded by
Sydney Olympic
Preceded by
Adelaide City
NSL Champions
1992/93
Succeeded by
Adelaide City

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