vicfootball - 1991-2018

vicfootball 1991-2018  
   
Welcome to vicfootball, the home of Victorian association football. The purpose of this archive is to catalogue the records of players, clubs and referees that have participated in the state's elite competition since 1991, the season which gave birth to the inaugural Victorian Premier League. Primarily compiled by Tony Persoglia, with significant contributions from John Punshon, you can immerse yourself in each area of the archive by clicking on any one of the links below. The first four sections are available throughout the archive via the top-level menu and you can return to this page at any point by clicking on the vicfootball logo. A passion project to say the least, many hours have been poured into these pages (over 300 upon release), so please credit the archive if you choose to use any of the information contained within. All photographs appear courtesy of John Punshon, please contact him directly should you wish to acquire any of his outstanding work.
   
Complete season records for all 3,218 players that have appeared in the Victorian Premier League and National Premier Leagues Victoria since 1991. Includes direct links to Aussie Footballers for players that have appeared in the National Soccer League and A-League. Also includes links to players that appear in the photo gallery.
   
An expanded look at 31 clubs that have appeared in 100+ league matches since 1991, including summaries on players with the most appearances and goals, links to every player that has appeared for the club in the top flight, head coach statistics, head-to-head club records and records at every venue played.
   
A detailed summary of 129 referees that have been appointed to matches in Victoria’s premier competition since 1991, with particular focus on referees with 20 appointments or more and an overview of the clubs where they have most featured.
   
Photographs of 92 elite players that have graced the competition during this era, as taken by John Punshon who has covered the game as a photo-journalist for over four decades. All photos are subject to copyright so please contact John should you wish to acquire any photographs from his extensive collection.
   
An overview of every season, champion, premier, best-and-fairest winner and leading goalscorer since 1991. 28 seasons in all, 4,788 matches in total. Includes links to the Victorian league season match files meticulously compiled by John Punshon as part of the State League archive on OzFootball.
   
A summary of how this archive came to fruition, with an introduction by creator Tony Persoglia, an explanation of some of the sources used spanning the era covered and a summary of known anomalies found in an extensive review of 28 seasons of top flight football in Victoria.