Monday, 28 November 2011 11:01 PM
South Melbourne FC would like to congratulate both the Brisbane Roar and SMFC Hall of Fame members, Ange Postecoglou and Paul Trimboli, in the team’s outstanding achievement.
The Roar’s 4-0 defeat over the Perth Glory saw it reach 36 matches without a loss, surpassing the 74-year record held by Eastern Suburbs of the New South Wales Rugby League.
Head Coach Ange Postecoglou played 10 seasons at South, and played in the first two of the Club’s NSL Championships. In a successful coaching stint at the Club, he lead South to back to back NSL Championships in 1998 and 1999, 1999 Oceania Confederation Club Championship, and coached South at the inaugural FIFA World Club Championship in 2000.
General Manager of Football, Paul Trimboli, lead a distinguished career at South, with many football pundits saying he was one of South’s best ever players. Paul played 17 seasons, with a career spanning 430 NSL matches and 115 NSL goals. He was a member of the 1991, 1998, 1999 NSL Championship sides, and captained the side in the 1999 Oceania Confederation Club Championship and FIFA World Club Championship in 2000.
See the Paul Trimboli tribute video produced by smfcTV