Melbourne City FC has made A-League Men’s history, becoming the first team to win three consecutive Premiers Plates.
It has been a weekend full of trophies for City who also claimed the A-Leagues Club Championship on Saturday for the second year running.
Currently sitting on 49 points, City has equalled its highest-ever points tally in a season, matching the past two Premiership winning campaigns with two games remaining.
Boasting a star-studded attack, City is now just two goals away from matching its highest-scoring season (2020/21).
A team effort
Melbourne City FC Director of Football, Michael Petrillo, said he couldn’t be prouder of the players and staff.
“To become a champion is hard, to remain a champion is harder, but to do it in three consecutive seasons is a great achievement,” Petrillo said.
“Beginning with Eric Mombaerts, then PK (Patrick Kisnorbo) and now Rado (Vidosic), we’ve had a great group of coaches and a great captain in Scott Jamieson that have been able to keep the players humble and disciplined while working harder than any other team in this competition.
“We’ve approached every off-season with the intent to work even harder than the season before and that attitude has borne fruit in the results that followed.”
Melbourne City FC CEO, Brad Rowse, said he was delighted for all of the hard-working staff within the club and thrilled to be able to share the achievement with fans once again.
“Having worked in professional sport for over 20 years, I know how difficult it is to win,” Rowse said.
“Many players, coaches and staff often don’t get the chance to win trophies in their careers and to win the Premiers Plate in the A-Leagues is so incredibly difficult.
“It’s the sum total of so many factors that have to gel together; the right players, coaches, culture, leadership, mindset, injuries, sports science, the right medical and rehab plus a touch of luck.
“To do it year after year is even more arduous. I couldn’t be prouder of this group and our football staff headed by Michael Petrillo.
“To dominate an era was our goal 4 years ago and to see that coming to fruition is incredibly rewarding.”
Join us for the celebrations
City fans will have the opportunity to celebrate this historic achievement when City lift the Premiers Plate following their final home match of the season against Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday 28 April.
City will now host a home semi-final at AAMI Park. Fixture details to be confirmed.