Football South Australia

Football South Australia
AbbreviationFSA
PredecessorSouth Australian Soccer Federation
Formation2006
TypeState Sporting Association
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersThebarton, Adelaide
Location
Region served
South Australia, Australia
President
Sam Ciccarello
CEO
Michael Carter
Parent organisation
Football Australia
Revenue
$6.6 m AUD
FundingFootball Australia
Government of South Australia
Websitehttps://www.footballsa.com.au/

The Football South Australia (FSA), formerly known as Football Federation South Australia (FFSA), is the governing body of football (also known as soccer) in South Australia, established in 2006.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Football South Australia are affiliated with Football Australia, the sport's national governing body.[1] The FSA run the highest level of football in the state of South Australia, the semi-professional National Premier Leagues South Australia, below this they run State League 1 and State League 2 which are level 2 and 3 on the state's football league pyramid, and levels 3 and 4 on the national pyramid. The FSA run the South Australian Professional Men's Leagues, the Women's and Juniors Leagues, and the South Australian Junior Premier League (JPL), where teams from under 8s to under 17s play Sundays. The FSA acts as the umbrella organisation for affiliated associations including Junior Associations, Masters' League and Collegiate League.

HistoryEdit

The first South Australian football organistation was the South Australian British Football Association (SABFA), founded in 1902. The first official South Australian football competition was contested in 1903, between the three teams of North Adelaide, South Adelaide and Woodville. In 1924, the name of the association was changed to the South Australian Soccer Football Association (SASFA),[2] In 1961, the association split into SASFA and the South Australian Soccer League (SASL). The next year, they reformed into the South Australian Soccer Federation (SASF).[2] This name remained until 2006 when the current Football South Australia was formed, with the name Football Federation South Australia (FFSA). Following the renaming of Football Federation Australia to Football Australia in 2020, South Australia's federation became Football South Australia.

ClubsEdit

National Premier Leagues South Australia[3]
Team Suburb Home Ground Founded Joined Chmp Prem Cup Head coach
Adelaide City Oakden Adelaide City Park 1946 1946 19 3 18 Paul Pezos
Adelaide Comets Gepps Cross ServiceFM Stadium 1994 2006 0 2 1 Barney Smith
Adelaide Olympic Angle Park APEX Football Stadium 1978 1981 0 0 2 Yianni Stamatelopoulos
Adelaide United Youth Gepps Cross ServiceFM Stadium 2008 2015 0 0 N/A Airton Andrioli
Campbelltown City Newton Steve Woodcock Sports Centre 1963 1964 6 2 2 Michael Matricciani
Croydon FC Regency Park Regency Park 1950 1952 6 1 7 Travis Dodd
FK Beograd Woodville West Frank Mitchell Park 1949 1950 2 1 5 Damian Mori
Modbury Jets Ridgehaven Smith Partners Stadium 1964 1966 0 0 1 Maurice Natale
North Eastern MetroStars Klemzig T.K. Shutter Reserve 1994 1999 3 9 5 Robbie Saraceno
South Adelaide Panthers O'Sullivan Beach O'Sullivan Beach Sports Complex 1997 1999 0 0 0 Andrew Calderbank
Sturt Lions Eden Hills Karinya Reserve 2003 2011 0 0 0 Lino Fusco
West Adelaide West Beach West Beach Parks Football Centre 1962 1963 11 1 3 Jim Tsekinis
State League One South Australia[3]
Team Suburb Home Ground Founded Joined Chmp Prem Cup Head coach
Adelaide Blue Eagles Marden Marden Sports Complex 1958 1959 10 5 7 Andrej Rastovac
Adelaide Cobras Plympton Pro Paint and Panel Oval 1972 1989 0 0 0 Robert di Troia
Adelaide Croatia Raiders Gepps Cross Croatian Sports Centre 1952 1953 4 1 10 Phil Stubbins
Adelaide Victory Blair Athol Rushworth Reserve 2006 0 0 0 Rick Cerracchio
Cumberland United Clarence Gardens A.A. Bailey Reserve 1943 1943 2 0 3 Neil Young
Eastern United Athelstone Athelstone Recreation Reserve 2013 2013 0 0 0 Gabriel Markas
Fulham United West Beach West Beach Parks Football Centre 1970 2016 0 0 0 Tony Galanopoulos
Para Hills Knights Para Hills West The Paddocks 1964 1966 0 0 0 Theo Tsiounis
Playford City Patriots Edinburgh North Ramsay Park 1956 1958 0 0 1 Ben Moore
Port Adelaide Pirates Taperoo Ngarrpadla Josie Agius Reserve 1903 1903 1 2 4 Lewis Vallelonga
Vipers FC Angle Park APEX Football Stadium 2006 2016 0 0 0 Maged Ibrahim
West Torrens Birkalla Novar Gardens Jack Smith Park 1933 1933 1 2 1 Jason Trimboli
State League Two South Australia[3]
Team Suburb Home Ground Founded Joined Chmp Prem Cup Head coach
Adelaide Hills Hawks Woodside Hawks Nest 1991 1998 0 0 0 Gareth von Duve
Adelaide University North Adelaide University Oval 2017 0 0 0 Stav Gelekis
Gawler Eagles Evanston Gardens Karbeethan Reserve 1978 2006 0 0 0 Andrew Burgess
Modbury Vista Wynn Vale Newspot Stadium 1969 2017 0 0 0 Jonathan Negus
Mount Barker United Mount Barker Summit Summit Sport and Recreation Park 1982 2016 0 0 0 Nathan Fleetwood
Noarlunga United Morphett Vale Wilfred Taylor Reserve 1963 2007 0 0 0 Colin Bolto
Northern Demons Port Pirie Byrne Park 1951 1999 0 0 0 Michael Roros
Pontian Eagles Paralowie Yalumba Drive Reserve 1992 2020 0 0 0 Tony Sacca
Salisbury United Burton Steve Jarvis Park 1954 1955 1 0 0 Matthew Gaston
Seaford Rangers Port Noarlunga South Karingal Reserve 1974 1978 0 0 0 Steve Reed
The Cove Trott Park Southern Sports Facility 1983 2009 0 0 0 Matt Prodanovski
Western Strikers Royal Park Carnegie South Reserve 1980 2006 0 0 1 Daniel Blanco
Junior Premier/State Leagues[4]
Team Suburb Home Ground
Adelaide Atletico Paradise Charles Campbell College
Adelaide Khukuri Adelaide Parklands Park 19
Adelaide Thunder Adelaide Parklands Park 21
Barossa United Nuriootpa Hoffman Oval
Elizabeth Grove Elizabeth North Dauntsey Road Reserve
Ghan Kilburn City Blair Athol Blair Athol Reserve
Northern Wolves Penfield Eyre Sports Park
Parafield Gardens Parafield Gardens Bradman Oval
Plympton Bulldogs Plympton Park Plympton Sports and Recreation Club
Salisbury Inter Salisbury North Underdown Park
Southern Breakers Port Elliot Port Elliot Oval
Tea Tree Gully Surrey Downs Tilley Reserve
UniSA Magill Magill Sports Centre
West Beach Lockleys Lockleys Oval

Season winnersEdit

Year Men's Champions[5][6] Men's Premiers[5][6] Women's Champions[7]
2022 Adelaide City Adelaide City West Adelaide
2021 Adelaide City Adelaide Comets Salisbury Inter
2020 Campbelltown City Adelaide Comets Metro United
2019 Campbelltown City Campbelltown City Adelaide City
2018 Campbelltown City Campbelltown City Adelaide City
2017 Croydon Kings North Eastern MetroStars[a] Adelaide City
2016 Campbelltown City Adelaide City Metro United
2015 West Adelaide West Adelaide Metro United
2014 Croydon Kings North Eastern MetroStars Adelaide City
2013 Campbelltown City North Eastern MetroStars Adelaide City
2012 North Eastern MetroStars Croydon Kings Adelaide City
2011 Adelaide Blue Eagles North Eastern MetroStars Metro United
2010 Adelaide City North Eastern MetroStars Adelaide City
2009 North Eastern MetroStars North Eastern MetroStars Adelaide City
2008 Adelaide City Adelaide City Sturt Marion
2007 Adelaide City Fulham United
2006 Adelaide City Fulham United
Prior to Football Federation South Australia
2005 Adelaide City North Eastern MetroStars Fulham United
2004 North Eastern MetroStars North Eastern MetroStars Fulham United
2003 Adelaide Blue Eagles North Eastern MetroStars Adelaide City
2002 Adelaide Raiders Adelaide Galaxy Adelaide City
2001 Adelaide Blue Eagles Adelaide Blue Eagles North Eastern MetroStars
2000 Adelaide Blue Eagles Adelaide Blue Eagles N.A.B.
1999 Cumberland United Port Adelaide Lion Adelaide City
1998 West Torrens Birkalla West Torrens Birkalla Modbury Northern All Blacks
1997 Adelaide Raiders Adelaide Raiders Sturt Marion
1996 Adelaide Blue Eagles White City Woodville Sturt Marion
1995 Adelaide Blue Eagles Adelaide Blue Eagles Sturt Marion
1994 Adelaide Blue Eagles Port Adelaide Lion Sturt Marion
1993 White City Woodville Adelaide Blue Eagles Modbury Vista
1992 Eastern Districts Azzurri Eastern Districts Azzurri Modbury Jets
1991 West Adelaide Hellas Brahma Lodge
1990 West Adelaide Hellas Adelaide College
1989 West Adelaide Hellas
1988 Adelaide Croatia Adelaide College
1987 West Adelaide Hellas Adelaide University Dinamo
1986 Campbelltown City Adelaide University Dinamo
1985 Salisbury United Adelaide University Dinamo
1984 Adelaide Croatia Adelaide University Dinamo
1983 Polonia Adelaide Adelaide Croatia
1982 Eastern Districts Azzurri Adelaide Croatia
1981 Eastern Districts Azzurri Adelaide College
1980 Adelaide Croatia Salisbury United
1979 Beograd Woodville Adelaide College
1978 Cumberland United Salisbury United
1977 Polonia Adelaide
1976 West Adelaide Hellas
1975 Polonia Adelaide
1974 Adelaide Juventus
1973 West Adelaide Hellas
1972 Adelaide Juventus
1971 West Adelaide Hellas
1970 Adelaide Juventus
1969 West Adelaide Hellas
1968 West Adelaide Hellas
1967 Adelaide Juventus
1966 West Adelaide Hellas
1965 USC Lion
1964 Adelaide Juventus
1963 Adelaide Juventus
1962 Burnside Budapest
1961 Burnside Budapest
1960 Burnside Budapest
1959 Adelaide Juventus
1958 Adelaide Juventus
1957 Adelaide Juventus
1956 Adelaide Juventus
1955 Polonia Adelaide
1954 Adelaide Juventus
1953 Adelaide Juventus
1952 Birkalla Rovers
1951 Birkalla Rovers
1950 Birkalla Rovers
1949 Sturt
1948 Birkalla Rovers
1947 Birkalla Rovers
1946 Kingswood
1945 Birkalla Rovers
1944 Birkalla Rovers
1943 Northumberland & Durham
1942 Not held
1941 West Torrens
1940 Sturt
1939 West Torrens
1938 Northumberland & Durham
1937 Port Thistle
1936 West Torrens
1935 Port Thistle
1934 Port Thistle
1933 Kingswood
1932 West Torrens
1931 Port Adelaide
1930 West Adelaide
1929 West Torrens
1928 West Torrens
1927 Port Adelaide
1926 Port Adelaide
1925 West Torrens
1924 Hindmarsh
1923 Cheltenham
1922 North Adelaide
1921 Cheltenham
1920 Cheltenham
1919 North Adelaide
1918 Not held
1917
1916
1915 Cheltenham
1914 North Adelaide
1913 Hindmarsh
1912 Port Adelaide
1911 Port Adelaide
1910 Cambridge
1909 Hindmarsh
1908 Hindmarsh
1907 Hindmarsh
1906 North Adelaide
1905 Hindmarsh
1904 Woodville
1903 North Adelaide
  1. ^ Following a sanction by the independent Disciplinary Committee, Adelaide City had 18 competition points removed, resulting in the loss of the League Premiers title.[8]

All Time First Division LadderEdit

The following shows all existing team's record in the first division, from 1903 up to and including 2022. Teams in bold are competing in the first division in 2023.[9]

Pos Team Seasons Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Adelaide City[a] 57 1,114 634 211 269 2,555 1,366 +1,189 1,690
2 Adelaide Croatia Raiders[b] 57 1,145 493 252 400 1,830 1,619 +211 1,452
3 Croydon FC[c] 61 1,200 500 266 434 1,957 1,728 +229 1,431
4 Adelaide Blue Eagles[d] 51 1,030 456 241 333 1,753 1,362 +391 1,410
5 West Torrens Birkalla[e] 60 1,145 513 214 418 2,390 1,922 +468 1,409
6 Campbelltown City[f] 44 886 357 220 309 1,323 1,264 +59 1,197
7 FK Beograd[g] 53 1,036 383 231 422 1,674 1,726 –52 1,128
8 Port Adelaide Pirates[h] 64 1,080 426 181 473 1,994 2,103 –109 1,099
9 Cumberland United 53 998 333 190 475 1,557 1,922 –365 940
10 North Eastern MetroStars 24 490 275 101 114 962 540 +422 934
11 West Adelaide[i] 29 568 333 109 126 1,222 679 +543 834
12 Para Hills Knights 31 638 205 152 281 858 1,029 –171 660
13 Modbury Jets 24 480 143 121 216 592 821 –229 506
14 Adelaide Olympic[j] 19 382 123 102 157 583 655 –72 466
15 Playford City Patriots[k] 26 507 132 128 247 595 924 –329 440
16 Adelaide Comets 12 250 123 38 89 453 384 +69 407
17 Salisbury United[l] 18 379 135 97 147 516 571 –55 385
18 Adelaide United Youth 8 154 54 30 70 251 289 –38 192
19 South Adelaide Panthers 8 162 41 34 87 234 353 –119 157
20 Western Strikers 6 124 38 24 62 163 215 –52 138
21 Sturt Lions 3 66 21 14 31 87 126 –39 75
22 Adelaide Cobras 2 44 10 6 28 51 101 –50 36
23 Noarlunga United 3 54 10 14 30 64 102 –38 34
24 Adelaide Hills Hawks 2 40 4 6 30 42 112 –70 18
  1. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Adelaide Juventus
  2. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former names, Adelaide Croatia and Adelaide Raiders
  3. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former names, Adelaide Polonia and Croydon Kings
  4. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Eastern Districts Azzurri
  5. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former names, Adelaide Galaxy and Birkalla Rovers
  6. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Campbelltown Budapest
  7. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former names, Beograd Woodville and White City Woodville
  8. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Port Adelaide Lion
  9. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, West Adelaide Hellas
  10. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Olympians
  11. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former names, Elizabeth City and Elizabeth Town
  12. ^ Includes statistics from the club under its former name, Central Districts APAC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Who we are". Football SA. 2 March 2021. Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b Harlow, Denis (2003). History of Soccer in South Australia. pp. 8–31. ISBN 0975060902.
  3. ^ a b c "2022 Senior Men's Directory" (PDF). January 2022.
  4. ^ "2022 Junior Boy's Directory" (PDF). January 2022.
  5. ^ a b "South Australia Champions". Retrieved 29 October 2022.
  6. ^ a b Peppas, Dimitri. "First Division Champions & Premiers". Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  7. ^ Peppas, Dimitri. "Women's First Division Champions & Premiers". Retrieved 9 November 2022.
  8. ^ "Adelaide City FC Outcome". FFSA. 23 December 2018.
  9. ^ Peppas, Dimitri (9 November 2022). "2023 First Div Statistical Guide". Retrieved 9 November 2022.

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