Marconi Stallions

Marconi Stallions

Football club infobox
clubname = Marconi
current = New South Wales Premier League 2008


fullname = Marconi Stallions Football Club
nickname = The Azzurri, The Stallions
founded = 1956
ground = Marconi Stadium,
Fairfield, New South Wales
capacity = 11,500
chairman = Tony Campolongo
mgrtitle = Head Coach
manager = Brian Brown
league = New South Wales Premier League
season = NSWPL 2005
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The Marconi Stallions are an Australian football (soccer) club from Sydney, Australia. The club was playing in the National Soccer League when it ended in 2004 and now play in the New South Wales Premier League. The club's home uniform is coloured sky blue, and is currently Errea's 'Project' model.

The Marconi Stallions play their home games at Marconi Stadium, located at Bossley Park in south-western Sydney. During their time in the National Soccer League, Marconi Stallions won the premiership a record four times, equal with South Melbourne and Sydney City who also won four premierships. Marconi were crowned premiers in 1979, 1988, 1989 and the 1992/93 seasons. Along with South Melbourne, Marconi was one of only two clubs to compete in every season of the NSL.

Founding

The club was formerly known as Marconi Fairfield; the name comes from Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor of the radio, and Fairfield (New South Wales), the suburb in which the club plays. The club was founded in 1956 by an Italian social club called Club Marconi, and was primarily backed and supported by Italians and Italian-Australians living in Sydney. However, the club and team have since established themselves as one of the top sports and social clubs in the Western Sydney / Fairfield area (which is known as the premier region for soccer in Sydney and Australia). This has seen the team gain recognition as one of Australia's top soccer entities, with one of the highest rated youth academies in Australian soccer, and a support that has grown well beyond the Italian community in Sydney.

In 2008, it is 7 games into the regular season and the Stallions multi million dollar side has yet to record a win. An amazing feat considering they boast two of the finest strikers in the game in Tallan Martin and Tolgay Ozbey.

Honours

*Australian Champions 1979, 1988, 1989, 1993
*NSL Cup Winners 1980

Former players

*Jimmy Cant
*Francis Awaritefe
*Michael Beauchamp
*flagicon|LIB Buddy Farah
*Nick Carle
*Steve Corica
*Ante Covic
*Frank Farina
*Andy Harper
*Danny Invincibile
*Harry Kewell
*Eddie Krnčević
*Jean-Paul de Marigny
*Paul Okon
*Gary van Egmond
*Mark Schwarzer
*Ufuk Talay
*Archie Thompson
*Michael Thwaite
*Christian Vieri
*Georg Ohm
*Roberto Vieri
*Alex Brosque
*George Harper
*Marshall Soper
*Angelo Costanzo
*Craig Foster
*Peter Sharne
*Les Pogliacomi
*flagicon|England Marcus Phillips (footballer) (1998-99) 22 apps 1 goal

Current players

*Wade Oostendorp

External links

* [http://www.marconifc.com Official website]


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