Saturday, 19 December 2020

2021 SMFC senior men's squad roster as of 19/12/2020

In an attempt at serving my now even tinier audience - which is mostly my fault, because I have just about given up trying to do anything of value on this site - I have attempted to figure out the status of our senior men's squad as we come to the close of the calendar year.

A good chunk of this is wild guesswork on my part because I don't do facial recognition too good, which makes the following list even less useful than would normally be the case. All corrections and updates are thus quite welcome, via the comments section below.

Named in official South Melbourne FC social media during what might be called the 2020 post-season/2021 pre-season, and thus one might assume that they are on the senior men's roster for 2021:

  • Luke Adams (played in pre-season friendly, and interviewed following one of those games)
  • Zac Bates (played in pre-season friendly, and interviewed following one of those games))
  • Lirim Elmazi (was wished a happy birthday, distinctive head spotted in other social media content)
  • Perry Lambropoulos (was wished a happy birthday)
  • Mathew Loutrakis (interviewed post friendly)
  • Jake Marshall (played in pre-season friendly
  • Brad Norton (scored goal in pre-season friendly)
  • Luke Pavlou (some sort of mention in a social media gimmick video or something)
  • Marcus Schroen (was interviewed in that video about South Melbourne;s new blind football team)
  • Gerrie Sylaidos (scored goal in pre-season friendly, also easily recognisable thanks to trademark bandana)
Decamped to Queensland once it became clear that there wasn't going to be any more soccer played in Victoria in 2020, and we assume they'll be back but who knows?
  • Daniel Clark
  • Pierce Clark
  • Harrison Sawyer

Maybe they've been shot into the sun, or maybe they're still around, and just maybe they've been in photos but who can be bothered squinting at Facebook on a crappy laptop to make out the differences between one disposable NPL player and another, with no offence meant to anyone who might fall into this category:
  • Melvin Becket
  • Ben Djiba
  • Josh Dorron
  • Chris Irwin
  • Amadu Koroma
  • Nick Krousoratis
  • Josh Meaker
  • Esad Saglam
  • Giorgi Zarbos
Youth team players named as part of social media guff from a recent friendly played with a "youthful side":
  • Sasha Murphy

  • Marco Jancovic
  • Josh Wallen
  • Stephen Folan (returned to Ireland in mid-2020)
  • Nikola Roganovic (retired, again)
  • Peter Skapetis (Kingston City)


  1. What about the womens first team?

    1. It's a failing on my part, but I'm not on top of the details of the senior women at this point of the pre-season at all.


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