Bentleigh Greens

Formed 1986

The club was formed in 1986, by the Greek Cypriot community and currently competes in the National Premier Leagues Victoria. They spent the years 1996–2005 in the Victorian Premier League, becoming finalists 4 times. Bentleigh Greens were promoted back to the Victorian Premier League after finishing 2nd in the 2009 Victoria State League Division 1.

In 2014 they were the most succesful non-professional club in the inaugral FFA Cup, reaching the semi-finals where they were knocked out by the A-League club Perth Glory

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Background

Formed 1986

Around the middle of the year in 1986 a small group of former members of Cypriot Community's Soccer Club, Central City, met at 15–17 Heffernan Lane. This group determined to create a strong Greek Cypriot based team in Melbourne.

There were two previous failed attempts, one in the mid-1950s and secondly Central City from 1977 to 1983 which ran under the control of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria from 1977 to 1980. The "Founders" at this initial meeting were Michael Christopher, Ray Georgiou, Andrew Nicolaou, Michael Iaonnou, Harry Theocharous, Phillip Philippou, Tony Antoniou and Harry Constantinou. After making a huge fund raising effort and gathering together 150 foundation members we were able to take over Greensborough and move it to Victory Park in the City of Moorabbin.

The name of the club was changed to Bentleigh Greens. The club competed in the First Division of the Provisional League in 1987 season. That year the club finished runners up to Chelsea on goal difference. The club has achieved 5 promotions in 9 seasons, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1995 plus a Vic-Health Youth championship in 1993–94. Plus 6 Hellenic Cup wins 1991, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2010

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