Melbourne Victory FC Youth

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Melbourne Victory Football Club Youth is the youth system of Melbourne Victory based in Melbourne, Victoria. The team players in the National Premier Leagues, the second level of Australia's soccer pyramid in Australia. The club also competes in the under-23s Y-League competition.

Melbourne Victory Youth
Full nameMelbourne Victory Football Club Youth
Nickname(s)Victory, Victory NYL
Short nameMVC
GroundEpping Stadium
ChairmanAnthony Di Pietro
LeagueNPL Victoria 3
WebsiteClub website
Active teams of Melbourne Victory
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Youth team historyEdit

The team was founded in 2008, as a Melbourne Victory representative team for the inaugural season of the National Youth League competition, along with six other youth squads, and finished a disappointing sixth. The development side has had three managers, Mehmet Durakovic, who was promoted to manager of the senior squad in 2011, and current managers Darren Davies and John Aloisi. Davies led the youth side to its first silverware victory in winning the premiership plate, finishing first on the National Youth League ladder in the 2012-13 season. It would be current club chairman Anthony Di Pietro's first silverware victory as well. On 7 November 2014, it was confirmed that the team would compete in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 1 competition for 2015 season onwards.[1] Victory managed promotion at their first attempt, placing second in the NPL1 East division, going on to beat Moreland Zebras FC in the qualification playoff and then North Geelong Warriors FC in the promotion playoff. For the club's first season in the top tier of football in Victorian state football, Matt Hennessey and Ryan Lambert were signed from Hume City FC and Richmond SC respectively.[2]

Youth/NPL current squadEdit

As of 28 April 2019

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   AUS Matthew Sutton
3 DF   AUS Aaron Anderson
6 DF   AUS Jack Marth
7 FW   AUS Thiel Iradukunda
10 FW   AUS Yazid Said
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF   AUS Daniel Aye
13 DF   MKD Matthew Bozinovski
15 DF   AUS Aydin Mustedanagic
16 MF   AUS Jack Morton
18 MF   AUS Stefan Ristic
19 FW   AUS Jack Palazzolo
20 FW   AUS Liston Diaz
22 GK   AUS Branko Skocic

Current staffEdit

Position Staff
Team Manager   Ryan Timmins
Coach Vacant
Assistant Coach   Vaughan Coveny
Goalkeeping Coach   Dean Anastasiadis
Physiotherapist   Michael Giakoumis

Source: "Y-League: Players & Staff". Melbourne Victory FC. 10 November 2014.


  • La Ionica Community Cup
Winners (1): 2015

National Premier Leagues Victoria Premiership

    • Runners-up (1): 2015

National Premier Leagues Victoria U-18 Premiership


The team play their home matches at Epping Stadium in Melbourne's northern suburb of Epping. The stadium has a total capacity of 10,000, with a single grandstand of approximately 1,000 seats. Past venues used as a home ground by the club have been South Melbourne FC home ground Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park, Bentleigh Greens' Kingston Heath in Cheltenham and Northcote City's John Cain Memorial Reserve in Thornbury; however, with the side now competing the top division of Victorian football, along with all three of these sides, ground-sharing with any of the sides was not a preferred option, with Epping Stadium providing the club with the facilities required. The team has also played competitive matches at Victory's senior team home venues, AAMI Park and Etihad Stadium.

Former playersEdit

This is a list of former Melbourne Victory Youth players, who have played at least 20 A-League competitive matches for the first team.

As of 8 August 2018
Name Nationality Position Melbourne career Appearances Goals
Nick Ansell   Australia Defender 2011–17, 2018– 71 1
Thomas Deng   Australia Defender 2015– 34 1
Mate Dugandzic   Australia Forward 2009–11 36 7
Diogo Ferreira   Australia Midfielder 2010–13 52 2
Matthew Foschini   Australia Defender 2009–13 53 0
Petar Franjic   Australia Defender 2010–13 31 0
Scott Galloway   Australia Defender 2013–16 54 1
Jason Geria   Australia Defender 2012–18 107 0
James Jeggo   Australia Midfielder 2011–14 30 2
Mitchell Langerak   Australia Goalkeeper 2007–10 21 0
Dylan Murnane   Australia Defender 2013–16 24 0
Andrew Nabbout   Australia Forward 2012–15 37 5
Sebastian Ryall   Australia Defender 2007–09 24 0
Connor Pain   Australia Forward 2013–16 53 3
Stefan Nigro   Australia Midfielder 2015– 23 0
  • Bold denotes players still playing in Melbourne Victory
  • Appearances only consist of competitive domestic league appearances

Managerial historyEdit

Dates Name Notes Honours
2008 – 12 March 2011    Mehmet Durakovic Inaugural manager
First dual-nationality manager
First manager to be directly promoted to manager of the senior squad
20 March 2011 – 30 May 2016   Darren Davies[3] First official foreign manager
First manager to earn honours
2012–13 NYL Premiership[4]
30 May 2016 – 22 February 2020[5]    Gareth Naven[6]

See alsoEdit


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