On this Day: City’s FFA Cup success


It was 12 months ago Melbourne City lifted its first piece of men’s silverware in the Westfield FFA Cup on a special night at AAMI Park.

Tim Cahill’s 53rd minute header was enough to separate the sides in the third edition of the national cup competition as 18,751 fans witnessed John van’t Schip and Bruno Fornaroli lift the trophy on the ground’s east wing.

The significance of the win extended further than the Club’s first piece of silverware as van’t Schip won his first trophy with a Club as well as first domestic competition titles for a number of players including Tim Cahill and Thomas Sorensen.

The FFA Cup was also more importantly the first for City fans to celebrate and one that we hope is the first of many.