Melbourne Victory

Team details
A-League
Rank Club GP W D L GS GC GD PTS Previous matches H2H

Remarks:


Team statistics
Get statistics
Player Number Position
Universal Player Grid
Players Stats
Rat. Pos. No. Player
Season Guide
2020/2021

Melbourne Victory

In


Max Crocombe (gk) Brisbane Roar; Nick Ansell (def) Gyeongnam; Ryan Shotton (def) Leek Town; Dylan Ryan (def) Willem II – on loan; Jake Brimmer (mid) Perth Glory; Jacob Butterfield (mid) free agent; Callum McManaman (mid) free agent; Rudy Gestede (att) free agent; Ben Folami (att) Ipswich U23 – on loan; Gianluca Iannucci (att) Melbourne City;

Out


James Donachie (r) (def) Goa (IND); Migjen Basha (r) (mid) Neuxatel Xamax; Andrew Nabbout (r) (att) Melbourne City; Anthony Lesiotis (sp) (def) Western Sydney Wanderers; Giancarlo Gallifuoco (sp) (mid) released; Josh Hope (sp) (mid) released; Kenny Athiu (sp) (att) released; Matthew Sutton (gk) Melbourne City; Benjamin Carrigan (def) released;

Last season was historically poor for Victory and, after the bruising experience, the Royal Blues would be pumped up to bounce back strong. In 2019/20 missed out on the play-offs for first time in 8 years, had the fewest points, the most defeats and the longest winless run in the club history too. All this prompted the steady release of players from very early in the season and Victory started rebuilding their squad as early as last January when they let several regulars go. Also, for the post-lockdown fixtures in June-July appointed Grant Brebner as permanent manager. Brebner did well to steady the ship and give many teenagers senior debuts. Now for his first full season in charge he’ll be looking to implement his ideas and high-pressing style of play even better. In the off-season Victory parted ways with 3 more regulars, 1 from each position on the field, and only then they started rebuilding the squad based on Brebner’s liking. From the 10 new signings at least 8 are expected to be starting regularly and it would definitely be a much different Victory this term. Crocombe comes with the potential to become the team’s new number 1, while Ansell returns from unsuccessful spell in South Korea and he has a point to prove. Probably the most important new singing is centre forward Gestede who will be the main hope for goals up front. Brebner also spent many hours during off-season working with Traore, Rojas and Kruse so they avoid the long-term injuries that ruined their previous campaign. All-in-all the squad is small, but if everyone stays fit looking pretty strong. With no Asian Champions League to think about either, Victory will be fully focused on the A-League.

Target


Place in the play-offs is a must, with Victory probably having enough talent to challenge for top 4 finish.

Season Review
2019/2020

№10: Melbourne Victory

This was extremely difficult campaign for the proud Victory team that is used to challenge for silverware and not to scramble to avoid the wooden spoon. It turned out to be historically weak season for the Royal Blues who never have had so few wins and so few points in their history. From the start things didn’t look right with the new coach Marco Kurz and Victory opened the season with just 2 wins in the first 10 rounds (D3 L5). Kurz was eventually sacked in early January after 2:3 defeat vs. bottom-dwellers Mariners, but his replacement Salvachua couldn’t change anything and even before the COVID-break several regulars left the sinking ship. Salvachua himself and more star players departed during the 4-month break, including top scorer Toivonen and main goalkeeper Thomas. With 5 of those that were regulars early in the season no longer there when things resumed in July, Victory could hardly save any dignity under their caretaker coach Brabner. Eventually Victory finished 10 points adrift from the nearest team above them after losing 4 of the 5 matches since the restart. Chaotic running of the club, lack of quality amongst the youngsters given plenty of playing time, poor health for stars like Kruse and Nabbout all amongst main reasons for this awful campaign. Victory were quick to appoint Brabner permanently and give him incentive to start building new squad. With Kruse hoping to be back after missing the entire last campaign injured and after positive impact made by winter arrival Rojas Victory have pieces around which they can build decent team and it is hard to see next season being as poor as this one. The hunger to return to the play-offs will be huge too!


Player of the Season: Leigh Broxham

TEAMS
Teams
AC Ajaccio
ADO Den Haag
AFC Wimbledon
AIK
AJ Auxerre
AS Nancy Lorraine
AZ Alkmaar
Aalesund
Aberdeen
Accrington Stanley
Adelaide United
Admira Wacker
Airdrieonians
Ajax
Akhmat Grozny
Alanyaspor
Alaves
Albion Rovers
Alloa Athletic
Altach
Amiens SC
Angers SCO
Annan Athletic
Antalyaspor
Arbroath
Arminia Bielefeld
Arsenal
Arsenal Tula
Aston Villa
Atalanta
Athletic Bilbao
Athletico Paranaense
Atlanta United
Atletico Goianiense
Atletico Madrid
Atletico Mineiro
Augsburg
Austria Vienna
Ayr United
BB Erzurumspor
BK Hacken
Barnsley
Barrow
Basaksehir
Basel
Bayer Leverkusen
Bayern Munchen
Beerschot
Belenenses SAD
Benevento
Besiktas JK
Birmingham City
Blackburn Rovers
Blackpool
Boavista FC
Bochum
Bodø/Glimt
Bologna
Bolton Wanderers
Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Monchengladbach
Botafogo FR
Bournemouth
Bradford City
Brann
Brechin City
Brentford
Brighton and Hove Albion
Brisbane Roar
Bristol City
Bristol Rovers
Burnley
Burton Albion
Busan IPark
CD Nacional
CD Tondela
CR Flamengo
CR Vasco da Gama
CS Maritimo
CSKA Moscow
Cadiz
Cagliari
Cambridge United
Cardiff City
Carlisle United
Caykur Rize
Ceara
Celta Vigo
Celtic
Central Coast Mariners
Cercle Brugge
Chambly
Chamois Niortais FC
Charlton Athletic
Chateauroux
Chelsea
Cheltenham Town
Chicago Fire
Clermont Foot
Club Brugge
Clyde
Colchester United
Colorado Rapids
Columbus Crew
Coritiba FC
Cove Rangers
Coventry City
Cowdenbeath
Crawley Town
Crewe Alexandra
Crotone
Crystal Palace
DC United
Daegu FC
Denizlispor
Derby County
Dijon FCO
Dinamo Moscow
Djurgarden
Doncaster Rovers
Dumbarton
Dundee
Dundee United
Dunfermline Athletic
EA Guingamp
EC Bahia
East Fife
Edinburgh City
Eibar
Eintracht Braunschweig
Eintracht Frankfurt
Elche
Elfsborg
Elgin City
Erzgebirge Aue
Eupen
Everton
Excel Mouscron
Exeter City
FC Barcelona
FC Cincinnati
FC Dallas 96
FC Emmen
FC Famalicão
FC Groningen
FC Heidenheim
FC Metz
FC Pacos de Ferreira
FC Porto
FC Seoul
FC Twente
FC Utrecht
FSV Mainz
Falkenbergs FF
Falkirk
Fatih Karagumruk
Fenerbahce
Feyenoord
Fiorentina
Fleetwood Town
Fluminense FC
Forest Green Rovers
Forfar Athletic
Fortaleza EC
Fortuna Dusseldorf
Fortuna Sittard
Fulham
Galatasaray
Gangwon FC
Gaziantep FK
Genclerbirligi
Genoa
Getafe
Gil Vicente FC
Gillingham
Girondins de Bordeaux
Goias EC
Goztepe
Granada CF
Gremio FBPA
Grenoble Foot 38
Greuther Furth
Grimsby Town
Gwangju FC
Hamburger SV
Hamilton Academical
Hammarby
Hannover
Harrogate Town
Hartberg
Hatayspor
Haugesund
Hearts
Hellas Verona
Helsingborg
Heracles Almelo
Hertha BSC
Hibernian
Hoffenheim
Holstein Kiel
Houston Dynamo
Huddersfield Town
Huesca
Hull City
IFK Gothenburg
IFK Norrkoping
Incheon United
Inter Miami
Internazionale
Inverness CT
Ipswich Town
Jahn Regensburg
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors
Juventus
KAA Gent
KV Kortrijk
KV Mechelen
KV Oostende
Kalmar
Karlsruher SC
Kasimpasa
Kayserispor
Khimki
Kilmarnock
Koln
Konyaspor
Krasnodar
Kristiansund
LASK Linz
Lausanne
Lazio
Le Havre AC
Leeds United
Leicester City
Levante
Leyton Orient
Lille OSC
Lincoln City
Liverpool
Livingston
Lokomotiv Moscow
Lorient
Los Angeles FC
Los Angeles Galaxy
Lugano
Luton Town
Luzern
MKE Ankaragucu
Macarthur
Malmo
Manchester City
Manchester United
Mansfield Town
Melbourne City
Melbourne Victory
Middlesbrough
Milan
Millwall
Milton Keynes Dons
Minnesota United
Mjallby AIF
Mjøndalen
Molde
Monaco
Montpellier HSC
Montreal Impact
Montrose
Morecambe
Moreirense FC
Morton
Motherwell
Nantes
Napoli
Nashville SC
New England Revolution
New York City FC
Newcastle United
Newcastle United Jets
Newport County
Nice
Nimes Olympique
Northampton Town
Norwich City
Nottingham Forest
Nurnberg
OH Leuven
Odd
Oldham Athletic
Olympique Lyonnais
Olympique Marseille
Orebro
Orlando City SC
Osasuna
Osnabrück
Ostersunds
Oxford United
PEC Zwolle
PSV Eindhoven
Paderborn
Paris FC
Paris St Germain
Parma
Partick Thistle
Pau FC
Perth Glory
Peterborough United
Peterhead
Philadelphia Union
Plymouth Argyle
Pohang Steelers
Port Vale
Portimonense SC
Portland Timbers
Portsmouth
Preston North End
QPR
Queen of the South
Queen's Park
RB Leipzig
RC Strasbourg
RKC Waalwijk
RSC Anderlecht
RSC Charleroi
Racing Club de Lens
Racing Genk
Raith Rovers
Rangers
Rapid Vienna
Reading
Real Betis
Real Madrid
Real Salt Lake
Real Sociedad
Real Valladolid
Red Bull Bragantino
Red Bull New York
Red Bull Salzburg
Reims
Ried
Rio Ave FC
Rochdale
Rodez AF
Roma
Rosenborg
Ross County
Rostov
Rotherham United
Rotor
Royal Antwerp
Rubin Kazan
SC Braga
SC Corinthians
SC Farense
SC Freiburg
SC Heerenveen
SC Internacional
SE Palmeiras
SL Benfica
SM Caen
SV Darmstadt 98
SV Sandhausen
SV Zulte Waregem
Saint Etienne
Salford City
Sampdoria
San Jose Earthquakes
Sandefjord
Sangju Sangmu FC
Santa Clara
Santos FC
Sao Paulo FC
Sarpsborg 08
Sassuolo
Schalke
Scunthorpe United
Seattle Sounders
Seongnam FC
Servette
Sevilla
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Shrewsbury Town
Sint-Truiden
Sion
Sirius
Sivasspor
Sochaux
Sochi
Southampton
Southend United
Sparta Rotterdam
Spartak Moscow
Spezia
Sport Recife
Sporting CP
Sporting Kansas City
St Johnstone
St Mirren
St. Gallen
St. Pauli
St. Polten
Stabæk
Stade Brestois
Stade Rennais
Standard Liege
Start
Stenhousemuir
Stevenage
Stirling Albion
Stoke City
Stranraer
Strømsgodset
Sturm Graz
Sunderland
Suwon Samsung Bluewings FC
Swansea City
Swindon Town
Sydney FC
Tambov
Torino
Toronto FC
Tottenham Hotspur
Toulouse
Trabzonspor
Tranmere Rovers
Troyes
USL Dunkerque
Udinese
Ufa
Ulsan Hyundai
Union Berlin
Ural
VFB Stuttgart
VVV-Venlo
Vaduz
Valencia
Valenciennes
Vancouver Whitecaps
Varberg BoIS
Viking
Villarreal
Vitesse
Vitoria de Guimaraes
Vålerenga
WSG Swarovski Tirol
Waasland-Beveren
Walsall
Watford
Wellington Phoenix
Werder Bremen
West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
Western Sydney Wanderers
Western United
Wigan Athletic
Willem II
Wolfsberger AC
Wolfsburg
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Wurzburger Kickers
Wycombe Wanderers
Yeni Malatyaspor
Young Boys Bern
Zenit
Zurich