Springvale White Eagles
Springvale White Eagles Full name Springvale White Eagles Soccer Club Nickname(s) Beli Orlovi, Eagles, Centar Founded 1975 Ground Serbian Sports Centre, (Centar)
Manager Bojo Jevdjevic League Victorian Premier League SLD1 2ndHome coloursAway colours
Springvale White Eagles Soccer Club is an Australian association football (soccer) club based in Melbourne, Victoria currently playing in Victorian State League Division 1. Predominantly supported by Serbian Australians, they play at the Serbian Sports Centre in Keysborough, Victoria.
They were founded in 1975 and were in the Victorian Premier League from 1997–99 before being relegated and falling all the way down to State League 2 SE. They won two successive promotions in 2005 and 2006 to re-enter the VPL in 2007.
Springvale White Eagles was formed in 1975 at the Yugoslav Workers Club under the name Springvale United. For the 1995 season they changed their name to Springvale White Eagles.
In 2002 White Eagles got into the State League Cup Final where they lost 4-2 to Westvale. The first half was 1-1 draw with White Eagles Ricky Diaco scoring the first goal from a penalty kick in the 21st minute. The second half saw Westvale scoring 3 more goals giving them a 4-1 lead. Eric Styczen scored a goal for White Eagles in the 91st minute to make the score 4-2.
In June 2007, the coach Leon Gardikiotis resigned less than a month after taking the reins from Zoran Trajceski. The club president Zoran Stojanovic also resigned.
For the 2008 Season Springvale White Eagles have appointed former Frankston Pines coach Stan Webster. Webster who guided Pines to promotion to the Victorian Premier League and is hoping to have a similar success with Springvale White Eagles. Webster has a good mixture of youth and experience in the team, 2008 saw the arrival of former players such as Eric Styczen, Igor Stojanac, William Armour, Dejan Rikanovic and captain Miroslav Karac.
2011 Victorian Premier League 2008 - 2010 Victorian State League 1 2007 Victorian Premier League 2006 Victorian State League Division 1 2003–2005 Victorian State League Division 2 Sth-East 2000–2002 Victorian State League Division 1 1997–1999 Victorian Premier League 1996 Victorian State League Division 1 1993–1995 Victorian State League Division 2 1985–1992 Victorian State League Division 3 1984 Victorian Metropolitan League Division 4 1981-1983 Victorian District League Division 3 1975-1980 Amateur League
Division Champions Runners Up VIC State League 1st Division (x2) 1996, 2010 (x1) 2006 VIC State League 2nd Division SE (x1) 2005 VIC State League 2nd Division (x1) 1995 VIC State League 3rd Division (x1) 1992 VIC Metropolitan League Division 4 (x1) 1984 VIC Buffalo Provisional League Division 3 (x1) 1983 VIC Provisional League Division 4 (x1) 1982 VIC District League Division 3 (x1) 1981
Cup Champions Runners Up Victorian State League Cup - (x1) 2002 Karadjordje Cup (x5) 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 (x2) 2000, 2006,
Victorian Premier League
- Highest finish: 6th in 1997
- Season Appearances: 5 Seasons
- Greatest home win: 8-2 against Melton Reds in 1997
- Greatest away win: 6-0 against Westvale in 1999
Club Top Goal Scorers
- 2011 - Goran Zoric - 8
- 2010 - Nenad Pavasovic - 8
- 2009 - Zoran Vukas - 6
- 2008 - Grujo Mrdić - 7
- 2007 - Goran Zorić - 5
- 2006 - Nikolaos Papadopoulos - 11
- 2005 - Sastre Teyedor Juan - 11
- 2004 - Zlatko Mihajlović - 9
- 2003 - Ricky Diaco - 12
- 2002 - Eric Styczen - 9
- 2001 - Nebojsa Kozlica - 6
- 2000 - Eric Styczen - 6
- 1999 - Zlatko Mihajlović - 10
- 1998 - Sasha Nikolić - 4
- 1997 - Danny Gnjidić - 14
- 1996 - Zlatko Mihajlović - 16
- 1995 - Micheal Michalakopoulos - 14
- 1994 - Zlatko Mihajlović - 7
- 1993 - Zlatko MIhaljović - 11
- 1992 - Zlatko Mihaljović - 12
- 1991 - Kerezovic - 9
- Michael Michalakopoulos (played for South Melbourne)
- Ricky Diaco (played for Melbourne Victory)
- Zlatko Mihajlović (played for Marconi Stallions)
- Miloš Lujić
- Damir Gnjidić
- Vladimir Zorić
- Sam Poutakidis
- Nikola Roganovic
- Miloš Lujić
- Miloš Lujić
Bill Fleming Medal - Media voted VPL Player of the Year
- 1999 - Zlatko Mihajlović
This was a short rivalry because Springvale White Eagles were relegated at the end of the 2007 season. SWE have been promoted to the Victorian Premier League and will face Melbourne Knights in the 2011 season.
- Games: 4
- White Eagles wins: 0
- Knights wins: 3
- Draws: 1
- White Eagles goals: 3
- Knights goals: 12
St Albans Saints
These 2 clubs first met in the Victorian Premier league on March 22, 1997. The game was played in the Serbian Sports Centre where White Eagles recorded a 3-1 win. In that match St Albans took the lead in the 43 minute with a goal by Idriz Pelja. White Eagles Jim Gacovski leveled the score in the 83rd minute. Anthony Burlak scored in the 89th minute and Nick Kovacevic in the 90th minute to give White Eagles a memrable 3-1 victory.
Head-to-Head VPL and VIC Division 1 (from 1997 to present)
- Games: 16
- White Eagles wins: 5
- St Albans wins: 5
- Draws: 6
- White Eagles goals: 25
- St Albans goals: 29
White Eagles play at the Serbian Sports Centre (Srpski Sportski Centar).
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player 1 GK Bojo Jevdjević 2 DF Adam Ewin 4 DF Boris Bajić 6 DF Gojko Ponjević 7 MF Tome Racunica 8 MF Gordan Mrdić 9 FW Miloš Lujić 10 MF Dejan Radojičić 11 FW Radoš Tomić 12 MF Dušan Nikolić 14 MF Paul Maghiar 16 MF Dominic D'Angelo 17 MF Zoran Vukas 19 FW Goran Zorić 22 MF Stojan Milojević 23 GK Scott Agustin 24 MF Lewis Karanicolas
Squad correct as per 29th May 2011.
Soccer in Australia National teams Current national leagues Former leagues Cup competitionsAustralian Cup (defunct) • FFA Cup (proposed) Domestic leagues Soccer in Australia by state and territory 2010 Victorian Premier League 2010 Victorian State League Division 1 2010 Victorian State League Division 2Eastern Lions · 2010 Victorian State League Division 3
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