Melbourne Thistle FC

The Melbourne Thistle Football Club was an Australian Anglo-Celtic backed association football (soccer) club based in Melbourne, presumably in the suburb of Albert Park.[1] The club was founded in 1912[2] and spent most of its existence in the first division league of the Victorian soccer system.[3][4] The club won seven titles within the state's tier one and tier two leagues, including the Dockerty Cup three times.[5][6][7]

Melbourne Thistle
Full nameMelbourne Thistle Football Club
Founded1912; 111 years ago (1912)
Dissolved1935; 88 years ago (1935)
GroundMiddle Park (presumed)

Off the field, little is known about the club itself other than a handful of recorded home games were played at the former Middle Park ground in the neighboring suburb of Albert Park.[8][9] The club was dissolved after resigning from the Victorian First Division mid-season in July 1935.[10]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soccer". emelbourne.net.au. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ "BRITISH ASSOCIATION". The Herald. Victoria, Australia. 19 April 1912. p. 2. Retrieved 26 January 2020 – via Trove.
  3. ^ "Victorian Football Club Archive - Maccabi to Mulgrave". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Melbourne Thistle Divisional History". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Dockerty Cup Winners & Runners-Up". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Australia - List of Regional Cup Winners". rsssf.com. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Victoria Division One Champions". socceraust.co.uk. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  8. ^ "1934 Dockerty Cup - Results". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
  9. ^ "The Story of Football in Victoria - Roy Hay & Ian Syson.pdf - Google Drive". drive.google.com. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  10. ^ "HAKOAH-CALEDONIANS MATCH MAY DECIDE SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP". The Herald. Victoria, Australia. 19 July 1935. p. 3. Retrieved 26 January 2020 – via Trove.