Geelong Rangers FC

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Geelong Rangers Football Club is an Australian soccer club based in Geelong, Australia. The club currently competes in the Victorian State League Division 2 North-West, the regionalized fifth division of the Australian soccer league system.

Geelong Rangers FC
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Full nameGeelong Rangers Football Club
Nickname(s)Rangers, Dark Blues
Founded1955
GroundMyers Reserve, Bell Post Hill, Victoria
ChairmanKylie Chapman
CoachStuart Begg
LeagueState League 2 Nth-West
20176th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

Geelong Rangers claimed the 2008 Victorian State League Division 3 championship with 43 points, five points clear of second placed Sydenham Park, and were promoted to the Victorian State League Division 2 for the 2009 season.[1]

Upon the club's relegation from the Victorian State League Division 2 North-West to the Victorian State League Division 3 North-West in 2010, the club appointed former South African footballer Dale Harris as the first-team coach.[2][3][4]

 
Lelo Sejean played for the club before going through Paraguay's fourth, third and second tier leagues.[5][6]

Rangers finished the 2011 season in bottom place of the Victorian State League Division 3 table and were relegated to Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West for the 2012 season.[7]

The club debuted in the FFV State Knockout Cup in the 2012 tournament, where Rangers defeated Warrnambool Wolves in a 5–2 home victory in a second round fixture on 17 March.

Divisional historyEdit

  • Victorian State League Division 4 (1989–1994)
  • Victorian League Division 3 (1988)
  • Victorian State League Division 2 (1985–1987)
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 3 (1984)
  • Victorian Metropolitan League Division 4 (1982–1983)
  • Victorian Provisional League Division 1 (1977–1981)
  • Victorian Provisional League (1973–1976)
  • Victorian State League Division 2 North-West (2016–)
  • Victorian State League Division 3 North-West (2014–2016
  • Victorian State League Division 4 West (2013)
  • Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West (2012)
  • Victorian State League Division 3 North-West (2011)
  • Victorian State League Division 2 North-West (2009–2010)
  • Victorian State League Division 3 North-West (2006–2008)
  • Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West (2001–2005)
  • Victorian State League Division 3 North-West (1997–2000)
  • Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West (1995–1996)

Recent seasonsEdit

Year Division Position Points Goal difference Top goalscorers
2005 Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West 1st   47 +29   Troy Hardy 22   David Valys 9
2006 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 5th 32 +1   Troy Hardy 14   Darren McCallum 5
2007 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 7th 29 -3   Troy Hardy 12   Drew Corry 5   David Valys 5
2008 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 1st   43 +20   Troy Hardy 20   James Blackburn 18
2009 Victorian State League Division 2 North-West 8th 25 -5   Troy Hardy 11   James Blackburn 10
2010 Victorian State League Division 2 North-West 12th   8 -54   Steven Perinac 3   Daniel Early 1   Ryan Calder 1
2011 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 12th   10 -52   James Blackburn 7   David Valys 3
2012 Victorian Provisional League Division 1 North-West 5th 39 +32   James Blackburn 27
2013 Victorian State League Division 4 West 3rd   44 +25   Andrew Husband 7
2014 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 7th 26 -4   Jack Banks 4
2015 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 10th 20 -13   Thomas Robb 5
2016 Victorian State League Division 3 North-West 1st   50 +25   Arran Maclean 9   James Blackburn 9

HonoursEdit

International representativesEdit

AustraliaEdit

ScotlandEdit

Current squadEdit

First-teamEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
  GK Troy Hardy
  GK Hayden Van Der Chys
  DF Col Hamilton
  DF Andy Mclean
  DF Lars Halse
  DF Michael Bothwell
  DF Eros Markoulis
  DF Max Waugh
  DF Ash Knowles
  MF Ryan Supple
  MF John Cox
  MF Alex Timms
  MF Christian Macindoe
  MF Ryan Calder
  MF Matt Humpfries
  MF Zac Harry
  MF Jordan Swaney
  FW Ryan Opperman
  FW Paddy Colliar
  FW Nathan Salvalaggio
  FW Theo Ballis
  FW Conner Reddan
  FW Carlin Mccloskey
  FW Danny Earley

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