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Melbourne Victory Home Jersey History

Melbourne Victory Home Jersey History

Article by: Mitchell Grimes

Tue, Oct 04.22

Melbourne Victory Home Jersey History

Melbourne Victory has had some iconic kits since the start of the A-League. Read along as we run through each home kit since it all began back in 2005.

2005/06 

The first season A-League men's season was a disappointing one for Melbourne Victory, having gone in with high expectations with Kevin Muscat & Archie Thompson returning from Europe, the club finished 7th and missed out on finals. 

The home kit this season was a plain navy blue with white details down the side with no white V across the chest. 

 

2006/07 

Victory more than made up for a disappointing first season, winning the Premiership, the Championship & qualifying for the Asian Champions League. They smashed Adelaide 6-0 in the final with Archie Thompson bagging 15 for the season. 

The club kept the same home kit from the first season, giving it the success it deserved. 

2007/08 

The A-League was at an all-time high with record crowds & Victory had a membership base of over 20,000. They started the season strong going undefeated in the first 7 games however injuries to key players took their toll with the club just missing out on finals. 

The home kit this season saw the birth of the famous V across the chest. 

2008/09 

It was deja vu in season 4 for Melbourne Victory winning the Premiership & the Championship, beating Adelaide in the Grand Final for the 2nd time. 

The club kept the same home & away kits from the previous season. 

2009/10 

Victory had a strong season the following year finishing 2nd in the league behind rivals Sydney FC. The club made the Grand Final again but fell just short of a 3rd Championship, missing out on penalties to Sydney FC. 

The club had a new home kit this season, a fairly plain Reebok navy jersey with the white V across the chest. 

2010/11 

In 2010/11 the club finished 5th in the league, making finals for 3rd consecutive season. However the club were knocked out in the first week by a 91st minute Gold Coast United winner. 

The club again kept the same home kit as last season. 

2011/12 

The 2011/12 campaign was the most disappointing season yet for Victory, finishing 8th, missing out on finals for the first time in 4 seasons. Carlos Hernandez finished top scorer with 10 goals for the season. 

Victory switched to adidas for the kits this season, introducing the three strips to the sleeves of the kit with a white collar to go along with the traditional navy kit.

2012/13 

Victory bounced straight back the next season, finishing 3rd in the league & returning to finals under Ange Postecoglou. The club were knocked out by the Central Coast Mariners in the semi-final with Marco Rojas finishing with 12 goals for the season. 

The club kept the same home kit from the 2011/12 Season 

2013/14 

Victory were firing again under Ange Postecoglou finishing 4th in the league & making finals but again fell just short of another Grand Final appearance. James Troisi finished top scorer with 12 goals & Ange went on to coach the Socceroos with Kevin Muscat coming in to replace him. 

The club received new kits this season, similar to last but with a deeper blue base a new sponsor & less white detailing. 

2014/15 

In the 10th A-League season under Kevin Muscat Victory won the double for the third time, finishing top of the league and beating Sydney FC 3-0 in the final. The club also reached the quarter-final of the FFA Cup with Besart Berisha scoring 18 goals in all competitions. 

The club kept the same home & away shirts as the previous season. 

2015/16

Kevin Muscat again led the club to finals for the 4th consecutive year with Berisha again leading the scorers with 27 in all competitions. The club was knocked out in the first week of finals to Brisbane Roar however they did claim silverware that year, beating Perth Glory in the FFA Cup final.

The club had a new home kit this season featuring a re-designed chevron pattern and a lower white V across the stomach. 

2016/17 

The club had a frustrating season in 2016/17, finishing 2nd in the league, losing on penalties in the Grand Final, and being knocked out in the Semi-finals of the FFA Cup. The club did however make a 5th consecutive finals appearance with Berisha scoring 19 league goals. 

The home kit this season was a smart navy kit with a chevron V across the chest. 

2017/18 

Kevin Muscat led the team to finals again in 17/18, finishing 4th in the league. Although they finished 23 points behind Sydney FC they knocked their rivals out 3-2 in the semi-final & went on to win the Championship. 

The club kept the same home kit as the previous season. 

2018/19 

Another year, another finals appearance for the boys in blue in 2018/19, finishing 3rd in the league. The Semi-finals is where the journey ended for Victory again though, losing to Adelaide United. 

The club went with a modern barcode-style chevron on the usual navy home kit. 

2019/20 

With Kevin Muscat no longer at the club it was a slide down the ladder in 2019/20 in what was a very disappointing season for Victory, finishing 2nd bottom on 23 points. 

The club kept the same home it as the previous year.

2020/21 

2020/21 could not have gone worse for Victory, finishing dead bottom this time on 19 points with the top goal-scorer finishing on 5 for the season. The average home attendance was a disappointing 5,000. 

The home kit this season featured a subtle graphic pattern with thick white collar and a more traditional white V. 

2021/22 

With Tony Popovic at the helm victory were back in a big way in 2021/22, finishing 2nd in the league. The club also went on to win the FFA Cup final for the 2nd time in their history, and were knocked out by Western United in the Semi-Finals. 

It was the clubs first season with Macron who gave Victory a fairly traditional home kit with a subtle sash pattern.



2022/23 

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