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 membership and attendances and is also the most successful, having won three Championships and three Premierships.
Melbourne Victory is the only club to complete the Premiership-Championship double three times, winning both titles in 2006/07, 2008/09 and 2014/15. It is also the first and only club to complete the domestic treble, winning the Pre-Season Cup, Premiership and Championship in 2008/09.
In 2015, Melbourne Victory won its first Westfield FFA Cup . That result saw Melbourne Victory become the first club in Australian football history to hold all three major trophies – the Premiership, Championship and FFA Cup – in the same calendar year.
Melbourne Victory was originally based at Olympic Park Stadium, where it played all home matches during the inaugural Hyundai A-League 2005/06 season and the average crowd 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 huge success in terms of attendance, with 39,730 on hand for that first game, paving the way for the club to move to the venue 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 Melbourne Victory still plays games at Etihad Stadium, AAMI Park is the club's permanent home and is where its office and administration are located.
Melbourne Victory celebrated its 10th anniversary during the Hyundai A-League 2014/15 season, culminating with the club's 3-0 Grand Final win over Sydney FC in front of an AAMI Park record crowd of 29,843.