1984South Melbourne Hellas players, officials and supporters celebrate in Sydney as the club defeats Sydney Olympic 4-2 on aggregate to win its first ever NSL Championship in 1984.

Year League Final Pos. Buffalo Cup Dockerty Cup NSL Cup
1980 NSL Third
(14 teams)
Semi Final
(0-1 v M Croatia)
Semi Final
(0-1 v Preston)
Second Round
(1-2 v Heidelberg)
1981 NSL Second
(16 teams)
Did not play Did not play First Round
(0-2 v Heidelberg)
1982 NSL Sixth
(16 teams)
Champions
(2-1 v Heidelberg)
Did not play First Round
(PL v Heidelberg)
1983 NSL Fourth
(16 teams)
Semi Final
(0-2 v G Gully)
Did not play Semi Finalist
(1-3 v Heidelberg)
1984 NSL Champions
(4-2 v Syd Olympic)
Champions
(3-1 v M Croatia)
Did not play Group Stage
1985 NSL Prelim Final
(PL v Preston)
Group Stage Third Round
(1-2 v Morwell)
First Round
(0-1 v Preston)
1986 NSL Seventh
(Missed finals)
Group Stage Third Round
(2-3 v Caulfield)
Second Round
(1-2 v Croydon)
1987 NSL Sixth
(Missed finals)
Runners-up
(0-2 v M Croatia)
Quarter Final
(0-2 v M Croatia)
Runners-up
(0-2  v S Croatia)
1988 NSL Semi Final
(1-2 v Marconi)
Champions
(3-1 v Preston)
Champions*
(3-4 v M Croatia)
Semi Final
(0-1 v B Juventus)
1989 NSL Eighth
(Missed finals)
Champions
(3-0 v M JUST)
Did not play Semi Final
(0-2 v A City)

 

* PL = Penalty shootout loss
* PW = Penalty shootout win
* In 1988, SMFC were awarded the Dockerty Cup after Melbourne Croatia fielded an ineligible player