1980’s

1983South Melbourne Hellas team photo at Olympic Park in 1983.
Back Row: Bobby Russell, Branko Buljevic, Steve Blair, Peter Laumets (GK), Oscar Crino, Steve Kakantonis.
Front Row: Carl Halford, Ken Murphy, Charlie Egan, John Yzendoorn (C), Doug Brown, Steve Wooddin.

Year League Final Position Summer Cup Dockerty Cup National League Cup
1980 NSL Third
(14 teams)
Semi Finalist
(0-1 v M Croatia)
Semi Finalist
(0-1 v Preston)
Second Round
(1-2 v Alexander)
1981 NSL Second
(16 teams)
Did not play Did not play First Round
(0-2 v Alexander)
1982 NSL Sixth
(16 teams)
Champions
(2-1 v Alexander)
Did not play First Round
(0-0 [4-5p] v Alexander)
1983 NSL Fourth
(16 teams)
Semi Finalist
(0-2 v Green Gully)
Did not play Semi Finalist
(1-3 v Alexander)
1984 NSL Champions*
(12 teams)
Champions
(3-1 v M Croatia)
Did not play Group Stage
1985 NSL Third
(12 teams)
Group Stage Third Round
(1-2 v Morwell)
First Round
(0-1 v Preston)
1986 NSL Seventh
(12 teams)
Group Stage Third Round
(2-3 v Caulfield)
Second Round
(1-2 v Croydon)
1987 NSL Sixth
(13 teams)
Runners-Up
(0-2 v M Croatia)
Quarter Finalist
(0-2 v M Croatia)
Runners-Up
(0-2 agg v S Croatia)
1988 NSL Third
(14 teams)
Champions
(3-1 v Preston)
Champions*
(M Croatia forfeit)
Semi Finalist
(0-1 v Juventus)
1989 NSL Eighth
(14 teams)
Champions
(3-0 v JUST)
Did not play Semi Finalist
(0-2 v Adelaide City)

 

Notes:

* 1984: South Melbourne defeated Sydney Olympic 4-2 on aggregate over two legs in the NSL Grand Final.

* 1988: Melbourne Croatia won the match 4-3 but was disqualified after playing an ineligible player.