Melbourne Victory Football Club is a professional football club in Australia's Hyundai A-League, based in Melbourne, Victoria. Established in 2004, the club leads the Hyundai A-League in attendances and is also considered the one of the most successful, having won two Championships and two Premierships.
Melbourne Victory is the only club to complete the Premiership-Championship double twice, winning both in 2006/07 and 2008/09. It is also the first and only club to complete the domestic treble, winning the Pre-Season Cup, Premiership and Championship, all in 2008/09.
Melbourne Victory was originally based at Olympic Park, where it played all home matches during the inaugural 2005/06 Hyundai A-League season. The stadium only had seated areas on the wings, with standing-room terraces at the north and south ends. The average crowd during this first year was a healthy 14,158.
On September 2, 2006, Melbourne Victory played Sydney FC at the 56,000-capacity Telstra Dome (now Etihad Stadium). The match was a runaway success in terms of crowds, with 39,730 in attendance for that first game, paving the way for the club to move to the stadium on a permanent basis.
The move to such a large stadium was viewed with scepticism by many, but proved to be an outstanding success, with that season's Grand Final also held there. The average attendance rose to 27,728 for the 2006/07 season, 10,000 above the next highest in the Hyundai A-League.
On May 23, 2007, the club announced it had signed as a founding co-tenant of a new stadium to be known as AAMI Park which was built specifically for football and accommodates a maximum of 30,050 spectators. While the club will still play fixtures at Etihad Stadium, AAMI Park is Melbourne Victory's permanent home and is where the club's office and administration are located.
In the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season, Melbourne Victory will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The club will host many special events during this season, including a members' match, as well as a players' match, celebrating the 100-plus players who have represented the club since 2005.
Board and Management
Melbourne Victory is a non-listed public company trading as Melbourne Victory Ltd.
Anthony Di Pietro - Chairman
John Harris - Company Secretary
Chief Executive Officer - Ian Robson
Executive Assistant to CEO - Natasha Campbell
General Manager Finance and Administration - Shane Doyle
Accounts Assistant - Erica Duncan
General Manager Commercial - Jim Christo
Sponsorship Manager - Perri Thane
Business Development Executive - Michael Laszczyk
General Manager Community - Stella Smith
Community Football Manager - Jamie Monteith
General Manager Operations - Trent Jacobs
Operations Coordinator - Jessica Dent
Operations Assistant - Franco Saladino
Marketing Manager - Arthur Gillion
Media and Communications Manager - Andrew Holmes
Digital Media and Publications Editor - Damien Souness
Head of Consumer Business - Monica Dinh
Membership Supervisor - Renata Lazarovska
CRM Sales Analyst - Caroline Staniec
Head Coach - Kevin Muscat
Assistant Coach - Jean-Paul de Marigny
Youth Head Coach - Darren Davies
Football Operations Manager - Paul Trimboli
Goalkeeping Coach - Steve Mautone
Youth Development Coach - John Aloisi
Head of High Performance - Anthony Crea
Head of Physiotherapy - Travis Maude
Hyundai A-League Physiotherapist - Ryan Florence-Rieniets
Youth Physiotherapist - Michael Giakoumis
Head of Video Analysis - Aaron D'Antino
Sports Scientist - Amber Rowell
Doctor - Dr Andrew Jowett
Doctor - Dr Krishant Naidu
Equipment Manager - Guido Chayan
MVFC Football Academy Committee
Anthony Di Pietro