Springvale White Eagles

Springvale White Eagles
Springvale White Eagles emblem
Full name Springvale White Eagles Soccer Club
Nickname(s) Beli Orlovi, Eagles, Centar
Founded 1975
Ground Serbian Sports Centre, (Centar)
(Capacity: 5000)
Manager Bojo Jevdjevic
League Victorian Premier League
SLD1 2nd
Home colours
Away 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.

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History

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.

Divisional History

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

Achievements

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

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

Notable players

International players

Australia U-20

  • Miloš Lujić

Australia U-17

  • Miloš Lujić

Individual awards

Bill Fleming Medal - Media voted VPL Player of the Year

  • 1999 - Zlatko Mihajlović

Rivalries

Melbourne Knights

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.

Head-to-Head

  • 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

Stadium

White Eagles play at the Serbian Sports Centre (Srpski Sportski Centar).

Current squad

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 Serbia GK Bojo Jevdjević
2 Australia DF Adam Ewin
4 Serbia DF Boris Bajić
6 Serbia DF Gojko Ponjević
7 Serbia MF Tome Racunica
8 Serbia MF Gordan Mrdić
9 Serbia FW Miloš Lujić
10 Serbia MF Dejan Radojičić
11 Serbia FW Radoš Tomić
12 Serbia MF Dušan Nikolić
14 Romania MF Paul Maghiar
16 Italy MF Dominic D'Angelo
17 Serbia MF Zoran Vukas
19 Serbia FW Goran Zorić
22 Serbia MF Stojan Milojević
23 Australia GK Scott Agustin
24 Greece MF Lewis Karanicolas

Squad correct as per 29th May 2011.

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