1970’s

1976-team-photoSouth Melbourne Hellas – 1974 Victorian State League Champions.
Back Row: Ron Smith, Jim Pirzas, Frank Petersen (GK), Marko Fode (GK), Steve Walker (C), John Margaritis (Coach), Jim Armstrong, John Bedford, Kris Kalifatidis, Nobby (Masseur), Ulysses Kokkinos.
Front Row: Ian Marshall, Giovanni Batticciotto, Vasilios Efthimiou, Peter Bourne, Nick Nechvoglod, Andrew Savage, Bill Hasapis, John Daperis.

Year League Final Position Summer Cup Dockerty Cup State League Cup
1970 VSL Fifth
(12 teams)
Champions
(3-2 v JUST)
Runners-Up
(0-2 v Juventus)
Did not qualify
1971 VSL Second
(12 teams)
Semi Finalist
(0-1 v Croatia)
Fifth Round
(1-3 v Keilor)
Runners-Up
(2-3 v Croatia)
1972 VSL Champions
(12 teams)
Group Stage Fifth Round
(0-0 [2-4p] v JUST)
Group Stage
1973 VSL Third
(12 teams)
Group Stage Quarter Finalist
(0-2 v Hakoah)
Group Stage
1974 VSL Champions
(12 teams)
Group Stage Champions
(4-1 v Wilhelmina)
Group Stage
1975 VSL Second
(12 teams)
Runners-Up
(0-1 v JUST)
Champions
(2-1 v Sunshine City)
Group Stage
1976 VSL Champions
(12 teams)
Champions
(4-1 v JUST)
Quarter Finalist
(1-2 v Alexander)
Runners-Up
(1-2 v JUST)
Year League Final Position Summer Cup Dockerty Cup National League Cup
1977 NSL Eleventh
(14 teams)
Did not play Did not play First Round
(0-1 v Mooroolbark)
1978 NSL Third
(14 teams)
Did not play Did not play Quarter Finalist
(1-2 v Alexander)
1979 NSL Fourteenth
(14 teams)
Did not play Did not play First Round
(1-2 v Alexander)


Notes:

VSL: Victorian State League (today known as National Premier League Victoria).

NSL: National Soccer League (former national league now replaced by the A-League).

Summer Cup: Pre-season competition played between the Victorian teams. It was discontinued when the National Soccer League became a summer competition in 1989.

Dockerty Cup: Cup competition played between Victorian sides only.

State League Cup: Post-season competition played between the top four Victorian State League sides from that season. Each club played the other three opponents, with the top two sides playing off in the Championship Final. Sometimes the top four NSW teams were also included, with the competition also known as the Interstate Club Championship.

National League Cup: Cup competition featuring the NSL teams.