Melbourne Victory Football Club is an Australian professional soccer club based in Melbourne, Victoria. Competing in the country’s premier competition, the A-League, under licence from Football Federation Australia, Victory entered the competition in the inaugural season as the only Victorian-based club in the newly revamped domestic Australian league.
Recognised as the most supported, and currently the most successful club in the league to date, Victory has won three A-League Championships, three A-League Premierships, one Pre-Season Challenge Cup and one FFA Cup, the only club to have won all four Australian domestic trophies. They have also previously competed in the AFC Champions League on five occasions, achieving their furthest placement in the 2016 campaign, where they were knocked out in the Round of 16.
Although Victory are supported across the whole Melbourne metropolitan area, as well as regional cities in the state, it is based primarily in the city centre. The club’s home ground is the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, playing a majority of home matches at the venue, with the larger Docklands Stadium utilised for matches such as derbies and finals. As well as this, the club has an agreement to play a single match at Kardinia Park in Geelong every season. The club operates two other football departments, with youth & reserves team competing in the National Youth League and National Premier Leagues Victoria 2 respectively, and a women’s team competing in the W-League. The NYL/NPL, and W-League home matches are played at various locations across Melbourne, including Lakeside Stadium, Kingston Heath Soccer Complex as well as the senior team’s various venues.