City Football Group and Melbourne City FC Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, has praised Melbourne City FC’s history-making season and reflected on the continued growth of the City Football Group in Part 2 of his 2023 interview.
Melbourne City FC became the first team in A-League Men’s history to win three consecutive premierships when Head Coach Rado Vidosic’s team were crowned Premiers in 2022/23.
In Part 2 of the Chairman’s 2023 interview, Khaldoon Al Mubarak said:
“A third straight again. You look at it in a wage controlled environment, our ability to show consistent success just again is a testament to the management and the philosophy we have as a Group.”
“A great team. You know that in any competition to win three in a row and to be there for three in a row. Of course, we weren’t successful in the Grand Final last week. But you know, that’s football. Finals are 90 minutes and it’s different than when you’re playing a league. In a league, inevitably, the best team wins over 38 games, 24 games, whatever the number of games. Most of the time, the best team wins.
“In a final, it’s 90 minutes. Sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn’t. And when it does, it’s great. And when it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Melbourne, unfortunately, over the season were the most consistent team, but in the grand final they weren’t successful.”
On the growth of the City Football Group, he said:
“It’s always about growth and it’s about, you grow, you pause, you get things in order, and then you start the next step. And it’s one step at a time, one step at a time.”
“We’re not going to stop. We’re going to keep going and we’re going to keep investing and we’re going to keep growing value and we’re going to keep bringing happiness to every community and every club we have in the world and hopefully we’ll keep bringing success in every club and team we have around the world.
“It’s been a great journey over the last 15 years, but I’m excited about the future and it’s about now, the next ten, 15 years too.”