South Melbourne Hellas Crowned Victoria Champions

southboysHistoric Greek football team South Melbourne Hellas were crowned champions of the Victorian National Premier League (NPLV).

The Greek-Australian team, founded in 1959, has won the Victorian championship while it has also won four national championships.

South Melbourne Hellas, representing Oceania, had participated in the 2010 FIFA Club World Championship in Brazil, where it was crowned Oceania’s top team of the century.

Many important football players and coaches have worked in South Melbourne Hellas such as soccer player Kostas Nestoridis who also served as the team’s coach, Ferenc Puskás who led the club to its second national championship in 1991 and current manager of the Australian national team, Angelos Postecoglou, who has won four championships with South Melbourne Hellas, two as a player and two as coach.

The Greek-Australian team recently signed an agreement with the state government, which gave the Lakeside Stadium to the team for the next 40 years.

The awarding of the Champions Cup will be held on Sunday before the game of South Melbourne Hellas with Oakleigh Cannons, who came second in NPLV.