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SENIOR MEN STATISTICS: 1960-2016

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Biggest League Wins (includes Finals)
10-1 v Moonee Ponds, Middle Park (30 April 1960)
9-1 v Unione Triestina, Olympic Park (25 July 1965)
9-1 v Melbourne University, Middle Park (9 April 1960)
9-0 v Corio, Middle Park (10 September 1960)

Biggest League Defeats (includes Finals)
0-7
v Marconi Fairfield, Parramatta Stadium (2 May 1993)
0-6 v Sydney Olympic, Belmore Sports Ground (23 January 2000)
0-6 v Marconi Fairfield, Marconi Stadium (22 April 1979)

Most Goals Scored in a League Match (includes Finals)
10 v Moonee Ponds (10-1 win), Middle Park (30 April 1960)
9 v Unione Triestina (9-1 win), Olympic Park (25 July 1965)
9 v Melbourne University (9-1 win), Middle Park (9 April 1960)
9 v Corio (9-0 win), Middle Park (10 September 1960)

Most Goals Conceded in a League Match (includes Finals)
7 v Ringwood City (7-7 draw), Jubilee Park (19 August 1973)
7 v Marconi Fairfield (0-7 loss), Parramatta Stadium (2 May 1993)
v Richmond Eagles (3-6 loss), Kevin Bartlett Reserve (24 March 2016)
6 v Sydney Olympic (0-6 loss), Belmore Sports Ground (23 January 2000)
6 v Marconi Fairfield (0-6 loss), Marconi Stadium (22 April 1979)

Record League Sequences
Longest sequence of wins –
14 (14 May 1960 to 8 April 1961)
Longest sequence of draws – 5 (18 June 1989 to 16 July 1989)
Longest sequence of losses – 6 (27 October 1995 to 2 December 1995)
Longest sequence undefeated – 21 (12 August 1984 to 28 April 1985)
Longest sequence winless – 9 (29 October 1994 to 27 December 1994)
Longest sequence of clean sheets – 11 (6 May 1972 to 23 July 1972)
Longest sequence without scoring – 4 (12 October 2001 to 10 November 2001)

Record League Season Starts
Longest winning start –
11 (13 March 2014 to 1 June 2014)
Longest drawing start – 3 (1 Feb 1988 to 15 Feb 1988 / 28 Feb 2010 to 13 March 2010)
Longest losing start – 3 (11 March 1979 to 26 March 1979)
Longest undefeated start – 21 (2 April 1960 to 8 April 1961)
Longest winless start – 7 (11 March 1979 to 22 April 1979)
Longest clean sheet start – 3 (1 April 1973 to 15 April 1973 / 21 February 2016 to 4 March 2016) 
Longest start without scoring – 3 (11 March 1979 to 26 March 1979)

Most League Games Played (includes Finals)
430 –
Paul Trimboli (1988 to 2004)
338 – Steve Blair (1979 to 1993)
295 – Vaughan Coveny (1995 to 2006, 2009)
235 –
Steve Panopoulos (1993 to 2003)
231 – Mehmet Durakovic (1989 to 1995, 2000 to 2004)
230 – John Bedford (1962 to 1974)*
216 –
Con Boutsianis (1989 to 1995, 1998, 2000 to 2004)
213 –
Peter Laumets (1979 to 1987)
202 – Paul Wade (1987 to 1995)
193 – Ange Postecoglou (1984 to 1993)
* Approximate number of matches played due to incomplete records prior to NSL.

Most League Goals Scored (includes Finals)
115 – Paul Trimboli (1988 to 2004)
102 – Vaughan Coveny (1995 to 2006, 2009)
91 – Jim Armstrong (1970 to 1976)
75 – Antonis Hatzieleftheriou (1960 to 1963)
74 – Con Boutsianis (1989 to 1995, 1998, 2000 to 2004)
73 – Charlie Egan (1982 to 1987)
60 – Michael Curcija (1995 to 2000, 2004)
58 – Ernie Ackerley (1964 to 1971)
55 – Milos Lujic (2014 onwards)
53 – Fernando De Moraes (2005 to 2013)

Most Individual League Goals in a Season (includes Finals)
50+ – Tony Hatzieleftheriou (1960)
23 – Milos Lujic (2015)
23 – Milos Lujic (2014)


22 –
Doug Brown (1984)
22 – Jim Armstrong (1974)
21 – Charlie Egan (1985)
21 – Con Nestoridis (1966)
20 – Charlie Egan (1982)
20 – Jim Armstrong (1972)
20 – Antonis Karagiannis (1960)

Most Individual Goals in a League Match (includes Finals)
Note: Tony Hatzieleftheriou scored over 50 League goals in 1960 and would regularly score between 2-6 goals per match. Nine other SMFC players have scored 4 League goals in a match:

Gianni De Nittis v Hume City, Broadmeadows Valley Park (25 April 2010)
Goran Zoric v Preston Lions, Connor Reserve (15 March 2009)
Michael Curcija v Football Kingz, Lakeside Stadium (30 November 2003)
Con Boutsianis v Northern Spirit, Lakeside Stadium (29 April 2001)
Ivan Kelic v Wollongong, Lakeside Stadium (29 December 1995)
Kimon Taliadoros v West Adelaide, Hindmarsh Stadium (19 January 1992)
Charlie Egan v Newcastle, Middle Park (22 July 1984)
Tom Clarke v Box Hill, Middle Park (7 August 1971)
Ernie Ackerley v Melbourne Hungaria, Olympic Park (15 May 1966)

Most League Games Coached (includes Finals)
154 – John Margaritis (1974-75, 1977, 1979-82, 1986)
140 – Manny Poulakakis (1961-63, 1969, 1972-73, 1976-77)
127 – Ange Postecoglou (1996-2000)
91 – John Anastasiadis (2005-08)
87 – Ferenc Puskás (1989-92)
84 – Chris Taylor (2013 onwards)
78 – Brian Garvey (1987-89)
73 – Len McKendry (1983-85)
58 – Jim Pyrgolios (1973, 1992-94)
58 – Frank Arok (1994-96)

Best Home Crowds (excludes Finals)
23,860
v George Cross (1-1 draw), Olympic Park (5 August 1962)
20,000 v Melbourne Juventus (1-0 win), Middle Park (10 April 1966)
20,000 v Maribyrnong Polonia (1-2 loss), Olympic Park (21 July 1963)
18,500 v JUST (1-1 draw), Olympic Park (26 May 1963)
17,228 v Marconi Fairfield (0-3 loss), Middle Park (23 April 1978)

 

Please Note: 
This page was last updated on 30 May 2016.

South Melbourne FC endeavours to have its club records and statistics as accurate as possible, however there may be inaccurate information due to incomplete records (especially prior to the NSL in 1977).

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