Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 15 7 8
Wins 4 1 3
Draws 5 2 3
Losses 6 4 2
Goals for 21 7 14
Goals against 35 19 16
Clean sheets 2 1 1
Failed to score 4 4 0

Wikipedia - Brunswick City SC

Brunswick City Soccer Club is a soccer club from Brunswick West, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The club was formed in 1970 by local Greek Australians as Thornbury Soccer Club and today has teams playing in Senior Men's, Senior Women's and Junior competitions. Brunswick City currently participates in the National Premier Leagues Victoria.

History

Brunswick City's foundations can be traced to the early 1970 when a group of Greek migrants got together for a friendly game of soccer in Thornbury. Eventually a club was established, which due to the Victorian Soccer Federation regionalisation policy, was initially known as Thornbury Soccer Club. In 1980 a new base was formed in Brunswick where the club took on its new name of Brunswick City "Leonidas" Soccer Club inspired by the Spartan Warrior.

The team initially played all home games from Royal Park, oval no.9. A move was made to Balfe Park in East Brunswick. With the development of a Junior program came the need for bigger and better facilities, hence the move to Dunstan Reserve, Brunswick West.

The club's first president was Nick Koutoulis, a key early member who saw the team play in a Sunday league division. The club gained entry into the District League and was eventually promoted through the divisions of the Provisional League right through to State League 1.

State League Era

The defining moment for Brunswick City arguably came in 2001 when the club gained promotion into the Victorian State League System. The promotion into the State Leagues was typically a tipping point for clubs to pay players and become more professional in their administration and competition intent.

As well as the key promotion Brunswick quickly moved up the Victorian football pyramid winning promotion three times in four years in what can be considered the club's golden era. The club has since been able to sustain itself at this level of competition and has never since played below the 3rd level of State competition.

National Premier League Era

Brunswick City SC had their bid for a place in the National Premier Leagues Victoria accepted early on in 2014 and were placed into the NPL1 competition, the second tier of football in Victoria. The 2014 season was a difficult one for City, finishing bottom of the inaugural 14 team NPL1 campaign, managing just 10 points from 26 games.

The following season, the NPL1 was split into an East and West conference following the inclusion of six more teams. Brunswick were placed into the West conference for the 2015 season. It faced teams within this conference twice. It also competed against the 10 team East conference, facing each team once. The club had another disappointing campaign, finishing bottom of the NPL1 West conference, but avoided relegation despite consecutive bottom place finishes by virtue of no relegation out of the NPL1.

George Karkaletsis was appointed as head coach for the 2016 campaign where Brunswick were moved from the Western conference into the East. An overhaul occurred which saw a new team built and was an instant success as George Karkaletsis led his side to 5th, just a single point behind 3rd and 4th positions in the East conference.

The season that followed saw the club reverted into the Western conference. During the 2017 campaign the club had endured mixed results, with key personnel missing for extended periods of season along with player departures including the club's top goalscorer in the NPL era, Adam Wright. This saw an injection of young players, and despite fielding an relatively young team, Brunswick concluded the season in 6th position.

After consecutive losses to Werribee City in the Catch-Up Round and Round 26 in 2018, the Spartans and Karkaletsis parted ways. Director of Football Riccardo Marchioli took over on an interim basis until Ricardo Martinez took over on a permanent basis heading into the last round of the 2018 season, with Brunswick sitting in 8th place.

Divisional History

Season League Position Wins Draws Losses Points Cup
2017 National Premier League Victoria 2 West 6th 10 6 12 36 Round 4
2016 National Premier League Victoria 2 East 5th 11 11 6 43 Round 4
2015 National Premier League Victoria 1 West 10th 5 4 19 19 Round 5
2014 National Premier League Victoria 1 14th 3 1 22 10 Round 4
2013 Victorian State League 2 North-West 4th 13 4 5 43 Round 3
2012 Victorian State League 2 North-West 3rd 11 5 6 38 N/A
2011 Victorian State League 2 North-West 3rd 14 3 5 42 Round 2
2010 Victorian State League 2 North-West 8th 9 4 9 30 N/A
2009 Victorian State League 2 North-West 6th 6 8 8 26 N/A
2008 Victorian State League 2 North-West 5th 9 7 6 34 N/A
2007 Victorian State League 1 9th 6 6 10 24 N/A
2006 Victorian State League 1 9th 6 6 10 24 N/A
2005 Victorian State League 1 6th 8 7 7 31 N/A
2004 Victorian State League 2 North-West 1st 16 3 3 51 Round 4
2003 Victorian State League 2 North-West 5th 8 5 9 29 N/A
2002 Victorian State League 3 South-East 1st 14 6 2 48 N/A
2001 Victorian Provisional League 1 South-East 2nd 15 5 2 50 N/A
2000 Victorian Provisional League 1 South-East 3rd 14 2 6 44 N/A
  • Competition information up to 2011 was sourced from OzFootball
  • Brunswick City was deducted 3 points in the 2011 season
  • Brunswick City did not play one game in the 2010 season. The result was recorded as a 0–0 draw with no points awarded to either team
  • There was no cup competition from 1996–2011, with the exception of 2004
  • Brunswick City did not play one game in the 2016 season. The result was recorded as a 0–0 draw with no points awarded to either team