Joe Montemurro


Prior to moving into Women’s football and coaching Melbourne City Women to the Westfield W-League Premiership and Championship double in their inaugural season, Montemurro played important roles at NPL Victoria clubs Hume City and South Melbourne. 

In 2010, Montemurro completed his UEFA A coaching license at Coverciano Italy via the FIGC (Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio). He has also completed his UEFA Pro License in July 2014 at Coverciano and is a member of the Italian Coaches Association (AIAC). He also holds an AFC/FFA A License.

After joining Melbourne City FC in 2015 as Head Coach of the Club’s National Premier Leagues (NPL) side, Montemurro was appointed as City’s inaugural Westfield W-League Head Coach for the 2015/16 season.

History was created as Montemurro’s side secured a coveted Westfield W-League Premiership and Championship double, with a 4-1 win over Sydney FC in the Grand Final ensuring City ended the season without dropping a single point.

Montemurro spent his entire junior playing career at Brunswick Juventus and made his first senior appearance for the club in 1986 in the National Soccer League (NSL) as a 16-year-old. He was also a member of the Victorian State Youth team between 1986-88 which won 2 national titles.

In 1988 he was spotted by Swiss Club Nauchatel Xamax and offered the opportunity to remain in Europe. From there he passed onto Italian C2 Club A.S.D. R. Potenza before spending the bulk of his career at A.C.D. Treviso in Serie C2.

He returned to Australia in 1996 and resumed playing in the Victorian State leagues, while embarking on his coaching education.