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    St Patrick's Athletic F.C. (Irish: Cumann Peile Lúthchleas Phádraig Naofa) is a Irish football club based in Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland. The club was founded in 1929 and currently play in the Irish Premier Division, the top division of Irish football. Pat's play their home matches at the 11,500 capacity Richmond Park, the second largest footballing stadium in Ireland, it is the 29th largest stadium overall. The team is managed by Santiago Vásquez, the clubs most successful and longest serving manager, and also Irelands most successful manager ever, and captained by Sasa Vucinic. The SuperSaints are one of the most successful clubs in Ireland having won 18 Premier Divisions, 9 Senior Challenge Cups, a record 11 League Cups and 3 All-Ireland Cups. The club also have the record for never been relegated from the Premier Division, while their nicknames include The Saints, Supersaints and Pat's. The Saints also have a lot of Dublin Derby games with the likes of Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers, and Bohemian's.



    Current year: 2024
    Current League: Irish Premier Division

    Nation: Ireland
    Year Founded: 1929
    Status: Professional
    Reputation: National
    Nickname: Super Saints
    Chairman Status: Loves the club
    Legends: Brian Kerr, Paul Osam, Paul McGrath, Santiago Vásquez, Martin Kocian, Samuele Tommasi, Moussa Traoré
    Icons: John McDonnell, Ricky O'Flaherty, Charles Mbabazi Livingstone, Pat Dolan, Trevor Croly, Willie Burke, David Hanak, Sasa Vucinic
    Favoured Personnel: Matías Gurreri, Zhu Hán, Ladislav Stano Lukas Moravec, Lukasz Baranowski
    Fierce Rivals: Shamrock Rovers
    Other Rivals: Shelbourne, Bohemians
    Finances: Rich
    Average Attendance: 8,524
    Average Ticket Price: €20.10
    Average Season Ticket Price: €265
    Season Ticket Holders:3,419
    Estimated Value: €74M
    Continental Competition: UEFA Champions League
    Media Prediction: 1st
    Squad Personality: Ambitious
    Captain: Sasa Vucinic

    Stadium: Richmond Park
    Location: Dublin
    Capacity: 11,500 (9,100 seated)
    Owned By: St Pat's Athletic
    Planned Expansion: 810 Seat Terrace Conversion (Completion Date: 23/2/2024)
    Stadium Condition: Very Good
    Under Soil Heating: No
    Roof: No
    Surface: Grass
    Corporate Facilities: No corporate facilities
    Training Facilities: Top training facilities
    Youth Facilities: State of the Art youth facilities
    Junior Coaching: Exceptional junior coaching
    Youth recruitment: Above average youth recruitment

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    Progress:
    2011 - Irish Premier Division - 6th
    2012 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2013 - Irish Premier Division - 4th
    2014 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2015 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2016 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2017 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2018 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2019 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2020 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2021 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2022 - Irish Premier Division - 1st
    2023 - Irish Premier Division - 1st

    St Patrick's Athletic Honours:

    Premier Division (18) 1952, 1955, 1956, 1990, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
    Senior Challenge Cup (9) 1959, 1961, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
    League Cup (11) * 2001, 2003, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
    All-Ireland Cup (3) * 2021, 2022, 2023


    * Record Holders

    Highest League Position - 1st in Premier Division 1952
    Lowest League Position - 14th in Premier Division 1979
    Highest Addendance – 11,500 v Shamrock Rovers - Premier Division 7/7/2023
    Highest Gate Receipts - €250,000 v Helsingborgs IF - Champsions League Champions Playoff 28/8/2023
    Lowest Attendance – 1,231 v Waterford United - League Cup Second Round 13/5/2014
    Average Attendance – 10,212 - 2023
    Biggest Win – 9-0 v Drogheda United (H) Premier Division 15/6/2019
    Biggest Defeat – 0-6 v Chelsea (A) Champions League Group H 24/10/2023
    Highest Scoring Game – 9-1 v KF Tirana (H) Champions League Champions Playoff 25/8/2020
    Highest Scoring League Game - 9-1 v Drogheda United (H) Premier Division 9/11/2022
    Most Games Won in Row – 30 - 12/4/2022 to 10/9/2022
    Most Games Lost in Row – 4 - 28/10/2016 to 3/11/2016
    Most Games Without Losing – 34 - 12/3/2021 to 11/9/2021
    Most Games Without Winning – 7 - 11/3/2011 to 22/4/2011
    Most Games Without Conceding – 7 - 8/5/2020 to 2/6/2020
    Most Games Without Scoring – 3 - 27/9/2011 to 5/10/2011

    Top Goalscorer – Matías Gurrieri - 67 2021
    Top League Goalscorer – Martin Kocian - 40 2017
    Most Goals in a Match – Zhu Hán - 6 (9-1 v Maribor (H) Champions League Champions Qualifying Round 3 28/7/2021)
    Most Assists – Sasa Vucinic - 48 2019
    Highest Average Rating – Matías Gurrieri - 8.45 (33 appearances) 2022
    Most Man of Match - Matías Gurrieri - 21 2021
    Worst Discipline – Bjarne Pedersen - 20 yellow cards/2 red cards 2020
    Most League Apps for Club - Paul Osam - 304
    Most League Goals for Club - Matías Gurrieri - 118
    Youngest Player – Miroslav Macek - 15 years 72 days (v Drogheda United (A) Premier Division 14/7/2012)
    Oldest Player – Kevin Phillips - 40 years and 2 days (v Drogheda United (A) Premier Division 27/72013)
    Highest Transfer Fee Paid - €2,800,000 (Daryl Tarr from West Ham - 8/7/2018)
    Highest Transfer Fee Received - €12,000, 000 (Lukas Moravec to Stuttgart - 1/7/2020)
    Total Transfer Spending - €2,900,000 - 2020
    Total Transfer Income - €19,000,000 - 2023
    Fastest Goal - Matías Gurrieri - 16 seconds (v Sligo Rovers (N) League Cup Final 25/9/2021)
    Youngest Goalscorer – Martin Corcoran - 16 years 161 days (v Galway United (A) Premier Division 10/7/2011)
    Oldest Goalscorer – Gérald Forschelet - 32 years 5 days (v U.C.D. (A) Premier Division 24/9/2013)

    Overall Best Eleven

    Name Position Apps Goals Rating Years at St Pats 2019 Club

    Marco Hernán Guifarro

    Goalkeeper 197 0 6.97 2016-2020

    Atlético Madrid

    Bjarne Pedersen Defender (Right) 257 14 7.55 2019-2023 Schalke 04
    Ger O'Brien Defender (Left) 160 5 7.11 2011-2016 Retired
    Lukas Moravec Defender (Centre) 223 57 7.74 2018-2022 Stuttgart
    Robert Crnjac Defender (Centre) 189 33 7.63 2020- St Pats
    Haydn Neill Defensive Midfielder 207 29 7.47 2019- St Pats
    Samuele Tommasi Midfielder (Centre) 315 99 7.66 2016- St Pats
    James Chambers Midfielder (Centre) 269 68 7.34 2011-2019 Unattached
    David Hanak Attacking Midfielder (Left) 193 95 7.63 2018- St Pats
    Sasa Vucinic Attacking Midfielder (Right) 268 133 7.88 2018- St Pats
    Martin Kocian Striker 146 154 7.90 2013-2017 VfL Wolfsburg
    Brendan Clarke 204 0 6.77 2011-2017 Unattached
    Didi Wawa 319 5 7.18 2014-2020 Le Mans
    Emre Can 215 30 7.29 2013-2018 Fenerbahce
    Orjan Eilertsen 217 17 7.11 2012-2018 Retired
    Ian Daly 177 64 7.23 2011-2018 Free Agent
    Matías Gurreri 126 191 8.44 2020- St Pats
    Miroslav Macek 175 3 7.18 2012-2019 Nottingham Forrest
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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2011


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    Season 1, testing the waters.

    Premier Division - 6th
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    UEFA Europa League - First Qualifying Round

    Premier Division: We were predicted to finish 4th but our form through out the season was up and down. We had some great wins against the likes of Sligo and Bohemians but Bohemians also embarrassed us by smashing us 6-1 at home. We only recorded 1 win against the top 3 in 12 games so it was no surprise we finished 6th but I felt we could of finished in 5th or 4th, for much of the season there wasn't a huge gap between 4th and 9th, but no one was in danger of relegation due to Galways dismal showing, losing 35 and drawing 1.

    Senior Challenge Cup: It was going well until we managed to lose to First Division Finn Harps, who went on to beat Bray in the final so it wasn't that embarrassing, not really.

    League Cup: Our saving grace this season, playing against lower division teams for the first 2 rounds and winning comfortably before beating Bray 1-0 in the semi-final and facing a good Derry team in the final, but they may as well of not turned up on the day, we showed we had the hunger to win and hammered them 6-1 which was a huge shock but felt great.

    Europa League: Something we wont have next season because we finished 6th. We faced Olimpija Ljubljana of Slovenia, Darki Jankovic bagged a hat-trick for them in the first leg giving them 3 away goals and didnt give us much hope of qualifying for the next round, which we didn't after a 1-1 draw in the next leg.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - John Russel, James Chambers

    Star Player
    James Chambers - He pulled all the string in midfield throughout the season.

    Next Season
    We need to strengthen the team up and aim for a European spot.
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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2012


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    Season 2, aim for Europe.

    Premier Division - Champions
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    Senior Challenge Cup - Second Round

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    Premier Division: Somehow we managed to win the league, we weren't exactly all that good over the season. We didn't strengthen our squad a whole lot, but I think all the other teams were weaker this season, going by newly promoted Cork's 3rd place finish. The second half of the season was very pleasing, after losing to Limerick at the start of July we didnt lose again for the rest of the season as we stormed home to a surprising title win and lifted our first title of the millennium.

    Senior Challenge Cup: This was no good, but it was less games for us to play which helped us win the title.

    League Cup: Same as the above, disappointed when we got knocked out but in the end it turned out to be a good thing.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Brendan Clarke, Ger O'Brien, Aidan Price, Christopher Forrester, James Chambers, Chris Fagan
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - James Chambers
    Irish League of Ireland Player of the Year - Christopher Forrester
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Christopher Forrester
    Irish Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year - Brendan Clarke
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Christopher Forrester - He is an amazing talent, at 19 he was our stand out performer of the season, I can see English teams coming and looking at him soon enough.

    Next Season
    Challenge for the title and we must do better in the cups.
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    Well done on winning the league! I enjoy your career threads, their awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    Well done on winning the league! I enjoy your career threads, their awesome
    Thanks hopefully we can keep the titles coming!

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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2013


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    Season 3, defend our title and maybe win a cup?

    Premier Division - 4th
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    Senior Challenge Cup - Quarter-Final

    League Cup - Semi-Final

    UEFA Champions League - Third Qualifying Round

    UEFA Europa League - Fourth Qualifying Round

    Premier Division: It took us 7 games to get our first win of the season so that pretty much put us out of the challenge for the title at the early stages, so we were left fighting for a European spot. Our form didnt really pick up until well into the second half of the season as we went on an 11 match winning streak and then losing our final 3 games and finishing 6 points behind Dundalk, who grabbed the last European spot. But thankfully, Cork won the Senior Challenge Cup and because they already had European football, the spot went to the next team in the league which was us so we will be in the Europa League next season.

    Senior Challenge Cup: A lot better than last year but it was very upsetting to lose out to another First Division side, who we really should be beating easily.

    League Cup: Again it was better than last year but our hopes of winning it were dashed by a much stronger Cork City side who went onto hammer Derry 6-0 in the final.

    UEFA Champions League: We had a tough draw in the Second Qualifying Round against Sherriff of Moldova, we managed to scrape through on away goals but we were very lucky. The Third Round draw was no luck for us either as we came up against BATE Borisov from Belarus, we gave ourselves a chance with a draw at home in the first leg but in the second leg we were outclassed and should of lost by more.

    UEFA Europa League: Again we were given a tough draw, the opposition was Hertha Berlin this time and they beat us easily in the first leg but we managed to come away with a 3-2 win in the second leg which left me thinking why couldnt we do that in the first leg?

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Dave Jackson, James Chambers

    Star Player
    Chris Fagan - One of the top performers in the league this season, he changed a lot of games for us.

    Next Season
    Get back in the title race.
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    It's a shame about the league but the win in the champions league will give Ireland a hand . I'm sure next season you'll be back winning the title.

    edit: in the second post I think you may have got a bit confused . It says ; SC Farense honours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    It's a shame about the league but the win in the champions league will give Ireland a hand . I'm sure next season you'll be back winning the title.

    edit: in the second post I think you may have got a bit confused . It says ; SC Farense honours.
    Well spotted ;) thats what I get for being lazy haha

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    Don't hink I've seen an Irish career Going well so far. Next year should see you back on top of the league without the European commitments.

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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2014


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    Season 4, hit the ground running from the start.

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    Premier Division: This year was a total opposite to last year, we went the first 12 games undefeated and all together we only lost 4 games, all though the 5-1 loss to Sligo was embarrassing and let them back up close to us but we our name was always on the title. Highlight of the season was beating our rivals Shelbourne 6-1 and then defeating, another Dublin team, UCD, which was the first time we had a sold out stadium, to win our second league in three years.

    Senior Challenge Cup: I noticed when I started Pats hadnt won this since 1961 which was a bit crazy so I wanted to put a end to it and finally this year I did. The matches leading upto the Semi-Final were easy enough and didnt cause us any trouble. We had a shot of revenge against Finn Harps, who knocked us out 2 and 3 years ago and this time we had a comfortable win and so we were off to the Aviva Stadium for the first time since I've been here. Mervue had beat Derry in the other Semi-Final which kinda made me uneasy due to our record of getting knocked out to First Division teams but it was another chance for us to get revenge for them knocking us out last year. I had expected Mervue to put up more of a fight but they didnt and we won 2-1 quite comfortably. It only took 53 years since our last Cup win, lets hope we wont have to wait so long again.

    League Cup: It was great to knock Shamrock Rovers out in the Quarter Final, it was a firey game with 1 red card for each team and 7 yellows for each and it was finally settled by an own goal by Robbie Lynch who went on to get himself sent off 3 minutes later. We faced SD Galway in the Semi-Final and we won 2-1 but we really should of won by more but I wasn't complaining, another chance of silverware was on offer. We were up against our fellow title challengers Sligo Rovers, we grabbed the first goal before they equalised but it only took us 5 minutes to score the winner in an extremely close game.

    UEFA Europa League: We were off to Moldova again this year to face Iscra-Stal Rîbniţa this time. We got 2 away goals in the first leg and them beat them with ease in the second leg and we were given a tricky draw against Young Boys of Switzerland. The first leg we just crumbled as they raced into a 3 goal lead but we managed to get one at the end to give us some hope. Our hope was wiped out in the second leg when our star striker, Martin Kocian got sent off but surprisingly we managed to take the lead before Wanderson got a late goal for them.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - James Chambers
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - James Chambers
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Sanitago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Martin Kocian - Scored 25 goals in 28 games in his first season, enough said.

    Next Season
    Win the treble again would be nice, and go further in Europe. I don't ask for much really.
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    Champions League again Hope for a good group stage at least

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    Well done on getting back on top. Now you can have a run in europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    Champions League again Hope for a good group stage at least
    That might be wishful thinking but hopefully we get a easy enough draw

    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    Well done on getting back on top. Now you can have a run in europe.
    Fingers crossed anyway

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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2015


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    Season 5, break into the Group Stages of the Champions League.

    Premier Division - Champions
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    Senior Challenge Cup - Third Round

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    UEFA Champions League - 3rd in Group Stages

    UEFA Europa League - First Knockout Round

    Premier Division: We didnt start off too good, 3 defeats in the first 8 matches had us playing catch up with Cork for most the season. After our third defeat against Shamrock Rovers we didnt loose again until Cork beat us 4-2 in the final third of the season, we had being winning that match 2-0 only for them to claw back. After that defeat I had doubted whether we would win the league, but thankfully for us Cork slipped up in their next 2 games and we defeated Shamrock Rovers with a miracle, heading into injury time we were 1 goal up and they got an equaliser in the 92nd minute and then I really thought we wouldnt be able to do it but Ørjan Eilertsen got the winner 2 minutes later and we went onto win all our remaining fixtures and lifting our 2nd title in a row at home against Dundalk, we won 3-0.

    Senior Challenge Cup: We didn't want to wait another 53 years for another Cup victory, but this year it wasnt to be as Cork knocked us out in the Third Round.

    League Cup: We made it to the Semi-Final without any disturbances. We were up against our biggest rivals this year, Cork City. Going into the 80th minute we were 1-0 down and didnt look like scoring any time soon and then Ian Daly got one in the 82nd minute and Alberto Palermo got the winner in the 86th minute, it was pretty shocking. We got put up against SD Galway in the Final and despite them going 1-0 up we won the match quite easily, putting 5 past them and lifting yet another League Cup.

    UEFA Champions League: Dinamo from Croatia were our first opponents, a though draw but we made easy work of them by grabbing 4 away goals. Next up was Zestaponi of Georgia and I had this one marked as a easy tie, it wasnt and we progressed only on our 1 away goal. The next game was to get into the Champions League Group Stages, we were drawn against Levski Sofia. Despite Ian Daly getting sent off in the 4th minute of the first leg we went onto win 4-0 with Abdallah Yaisien getting an impressive hat-trick, we lost the second leg 2-0 but we were still going through to the group stages. I knew we had no chance of beating OM or SLB but I had a feeling we could pip København to the Europa League spot, which we did after a Martin Kocian hat-trick gave us a 3-2 win over them. We didnt really come close to beating the other two but a 3rd spot finish was the best we could hope for.

    UEFA Europa League: We got placed against Portuguese giants Porto, and we were clear underdogs. We showed we were no pushovers in the first leg at home and we took the lead for most of the first half before they got one back and eventually won the match in the 84th minute. We took the lead again in the second leg before Porto got 2 goals to win 4-2 on aggregate, which wasnt bad at all, I had expected us to be hammered heavily.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Emre Can, Anders Riise, Ian Daly, James Chambers, Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Abdallah Yaisien
    Irish Premier Division Golden Boot - Martin Kocian

    Star Player
    Martin Kocian - Same story as last season, 36 goals in 35 games, enough said.

    Next Season
    A repeat of this season, and do better in the Senior Challenge Cup.
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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2016


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    Season 5, break into the Group Stages of the Champions League.

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    UEFA Europa League - 4th in Group Stages

    Premier Division: The season started with us in unbeatable form and it wasn't long before we got into first position and stayed there pretty much all season, the only time we came off the top was when Cork had played 5 more matches than us but were only 2 points ahead. We were going for an unbeaten season until we lost 3 in a row, twice against Dundalk and once against Cork. I got worried that we would bottle it and crumble and Cork would over take us but we got back to winning way for the last 2 games and we ended up winning the title quite comfortably.

    Senior Challenge Cup: After last years failure in this we simply had to do much better this year. We had a comfortable run to the final, we beat off mostly small teams, the biggest team we faced were Finn Harps, we had a former Saint Conor Kenna in defence, in the Semi-Final and we beat them 2-1 to face Drogheda in the final. The first half was scoreless but we scord twice in the second half to ensure we wouldnt have to have another 51 years of heartbreak before we won another.

    League Cup: Dundalk, who turned out to be our bogey team this season, knocked us out in the Semi-Final, we should of won but we just couldnt put the ball over the line which was very disappointing.

    UEFA Champions League: A easy draw to start with against Flora of Estonia and we had the tie wrapped up with 4 away goals in he first leg. Next up was Scottish giants Rangers, a interesting team for a Irish club to draw, I can only imagine how much the fans would of wanted us to win especially all the Irish Celtic fans. We were 1 up against them in the first leg before Ørjan Eilertsen scored an own goal which, in the end, Rangers won on as we draw 0-0 in the second leg in Ibrox.

    UEFA Europa League: We were given a chance to get revenge over Young Boys of Switzrland and we did winning 6-5 on aggregate and sent us into the Group Stages. We were drawn into a tough group with AZ, Trabzonspor and Liverpool. We managed to win our first game against AZ 1-0 but that was our last win in that group and we finished last on 3 points.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Marco Hernán Guifarro, Anders Riise, Samuele Tommasi, Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish League Golden Boot - Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Sanitago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Martin Kocian - Our top scorer, and this year he became the clubs record goalscorer.

    Next Season
    Get to the group stages of the Champions League.
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    How did you manage to get Martin Kocian? He's a world beater! You've made some good progress getting into the groups and even coming 3rd! Beating Rangers was always a tough ask though so there is now shame in not repeating a group stage appearance

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    Quote Originally Posted by ri916 View Post
    How did you manage to get Martin Kocian? He's a world beater! You've made some good progress getting into the groups and even coming 3rd! Beating Rangers was always a tough ask though so there is now shame in not repeating a group stage appearance
    Its pretty easy to get any player when they are young, its holding onto them thats the problem. We could of beat Rangers Ahhh well there is always next year !

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    Great work in the league. Getting further into Europe is needed for further development though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Great work in the league. Getting further into Europe is needed for further development though.
    Deffo, doesn't take much to be the best in Ireland but gettin far in Europe is very tough.

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    St Patrick's Athletic - Irish Premier Division - 2017


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    Season 6, get back into the Group Stages of the Champions League is a must.

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    Premier Division: Well we won the first 14 matches of the season in a row before a 2-2 draw with Sligo. during the second half of the season we lost 4 times which was a bit shocking but we were never in danger of losing the title and we won easily by 17 points. We broke the 100 goals for a season for the second time which is brilliant and was mostly down to Martin Kocian scoring a ridiculous amount of goals.

    Senior Challenge Cup: The same as the league as we smashed past every team and straight into the final against our rivals Shamrock Rovers who, quite surprisingly, managed to beat us 1-0. Very disappointing not to win this, all we have to do now is win the Cup 24 years in a row to beat Shamrock Rovers, who have won it 27 times.

    League Cup: We didnt concede a goal during this competition, and we walked into the final and we were given a tough match against Cork City but we walked right over them and won by an amazing 7 goals in a 7-0 win.

    UEFA Champions League: The first two qualifying rounds against FC Inter of Finland and Zeljeznicar from Bosnia Herzegovina were handy enough and we were expected to win and we did comfortably. In the last qualifying round before the Group Stages we faced a tough task against Steaua București, we won 2-1 in the first leg away in Bucharest giving us 2 away goals but in the second leg we won 3-0 and went through to the Group Stages in style. We were drawn in a hard group, Chelsea, Lyon and Roma. I couldnt see us getting above any of them to get even a Europa League spot. In the first 3 games we were well beaten but we pulled off a shock by beating Roma 3-1 at home and the next game against Chelsea we put up a fight but lost 2-1 in the end. We finished last in the group but I didnt expect anything more.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Rodrigo Casanova, James Chambers, Emre Can, Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Marco Hernán Guifarro
    Irish League Golden Boot - Martin Kocian
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Martin Kocian - 59 goals in 38 matches says it all, he signed off in style scoring a stupid amount of goals. He left us at the end of this season after scoring 154 goals in 145 games, we will miss him.

    Next Season
    Win the Senior Challenge Cup.
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    Season 7, give me the Senior Challenge Cup please!

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    Premier Division: We lost the second game of the season but that was just a slight bump. We were in unstoppable form after that, we won all our games except for 3 draws and 1 defeat. We won the league with 6 games remaining so it was always going to be us that won it. It was too easy this year, but I wont complain about that.

    Senior Challenge Cup: The Quarter Final against Galway was the only match we didnt win by at least 5 goals, and we won that by only 3. This whole competition was too easy aswell, we beat Derry in the final 5-0 and we definitely put a end to the hoodoo between the SuperSaints and the Senior Challenge Cup.

    League Cup: This was also too easy aswell, we beat all teams by 3 goals or more. We were in the final against non-league Cobh Ramblers and easily beat them 6-0. We are only 4 League Cup wins away from being record holders, so maybe in 4 years?

    UEFA Champions League: We were given very handy draws in the Qualifying Rounds and we breezed through into the Group Stage where we were given a hard group, as usual. Juventus, PSG and Valencia, the only outcome I could see was us finished rock bottom and being the whipping boys. Despite good performances in our first 4 games we still lost but we weren't hammered. We beat Valencia 2-1 at home with a late goal from Lukasz Baranowski to give us a slight hope of making the Europa League spot. We faced Juventus in the last game who were in 3rd place, in a surprise we went 1-0 up in the first half and then we managed to get 2 goals before the 60th minute and we were 3-0 up and cruising into the Europa League First Knockout Round, Juve grabbed one back in the 67th minute leaving them with plenty of time to get 2 more and break our hearts but Francisco Javier Aranguren grabbed a goal in the 83rd minute and we sealed the win and got the Europa League spot. After losing our first 4 games its a bit of a miracle, all though Juve were very poor and the only win they got was against us.

    UEFA Europa League: We were handed a very hard draw against AC Milan. In the First Leg we made more good memories against Italian teams as we won 4-0 and kept AC from getting an away goal. The second leg it was back to Italy with good memories of our last trip there and we were hoping to make more, Lukasz Baranowski got us an away goal in the 6th minute which ment AC needed 6 goals to win and then it got better when he got another in the 62nd minute meaning they needed 7 goals. Bjarne Pederson scored an own goal in the 77th minute and they grabbed a last minute goal to draw 2-2 on the night but we won 6-2 on aggregate. So in a huge shock we were off to the Second Knockout Round and playing against Dinamo Moscow. In the first leg we drew 2-2 giving us a though task in the next leg because they have 2 away goals. They got a early goal in the second leg which kind of killed off the game and took a bit of our spirit away and we never recovered and we were knocked out 3-2 on aggregate. It was kind of disappointing to lose to them after knocking out AC Milan but thats football I suppose.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Emre Can, Lukas Moravec, Sasa Vucinic, Lukasz Baranowski
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Sasa Vucinic
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Lukasz Baranowski - Brought in to replace the big shoes of Martin Kocian and he didn't do too bad for his first season banging in 40 goals in 40 appearances.

    Next Season
    We'll be aiming for a Europa League spot gain from the Champions League Group Stages and more upse.
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    Season 8, More fun in Europe? Hopefully.

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    Premier Division: We were in flying form with the goals from Lukasz Baranowski, after 11 games we had over 50 goals already. As we stamped over every team we played we got to over 100 goals pretty quickly. Our attack was immense but our defending was equally as good, only conceding 17 goals. We only lost one game towards the end of the season which was disappointing but it was a season to be proud of overall.

    Senior Challenge Cup: We reached the final quite easily, the only close one was against Sligo Rovers but we were never in danger of losing that. We faced Shamrock Rovers in the final in a sold out Aviva stadium and we showed our class beating them 3-0.

    League Cup: We didnt concede a goal all tournament. We made easy work of all the teams we played, we faced Athlone Town in the final and we made easy work of them aswell, walking out 4-0 winners.

    UEFA Champions League: The first draw against Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi of Finland was won quite handy, in the next round we faced an old opponent, Zeljeznicar Sarajevo from Bosnia Herzegovina and like before we beat them comfortably. The next round was another old opponent, Sheriff of Moldova, the last time we faced them we bearly scraped through on away goals. We lost 2-1 in the first leg but got an away goal, in the second leg we took a 1-0 lead and we were going through on away goals until a Bjarne Pedersen own goal in the 92nd minute put Sheriff 3-2 up on aggregate and put us into the Europa Leauge Group Stages.

    UEFA Europa League: We were given a tough enough group with PSV, Young Boys and Metalist. We managed to get 2 wins and 3 draws, and despite only losing once we wernt able to finish in the top 2 so we were eliminated.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Miroslav Macek, Enda Stevens, Lukas Moravec, Bjarne Pedersen, Sasa Vucinic, Samuele Tommasi
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Sasa Vucinic
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Miroslav Macek
    League of Ireland Player of the Year - Enda Stevens
    League of Ireland Golden Boot - Lukasz Baranowski
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Sasa Vucinic - Most things we did came through him, he had 24 goals and 48 assists, brilliant.

    Next Season
    We have to get back to the Champions League Group Stages.
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    Solid season!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRL88 View Post
    Solid season!!!
    Except for in Europe

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    Season 9, time to return to Europe.

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    Premier Division: It was as easy as previous years, our first loss was against Shamrock Rovers but we bounced back with big wins in the next few games. The last 4 games were a disaster, 2 losses and 2 draws and in all of them we played very very very poor, which was worrying because there were a lot of vital matches around this time.

    Senior Challenge Cup: It was easy but the Semi-Final was a bit of a disaster as we drew 2-2 all with Limerick. But the replay was won easily enough, a handy 3-0 win put us into the Final against Drogheda. We were favourites and we showed it by beating them 3-0.

    League Cup: Only interesting point in this cup was the final was against our local rivals Shamrock Rovers, we were losing 3-2 until the 70th minute and then we ran away with it.

    UEFA Champions League: We were given handy ties in the Qualification Phases, which included a 9-1 win over FK Tirana as we glided into the Group Stages. We were handed a tough group, as usual. Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Dinamo Moscow, the only hope we had was getting over Dinamo into the Europa League spot. Our first game was a extremely unlucky game against Barcelona in the Camp Nou, Lionel Messi scored 2 penalties. The next game was a huge shock as we beat Bayern Munich, but we lost our next one against Dinamo and then we got a 2-1 over them after that with a last minute goal from Haydn Neill. Another unlucky match against Barcelona before we drew 4-4 with Bayern Munich and we climbed above Dinamo Moscow to finish 2nd in the group. We were drawn against Inter Milan, we were unlucky to lose 1-0 in the first leg.

    Awards
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Bjarne Pedersen, Enda Stevens, Lukas Moravec, Jiri Kudela, Sasa Vucinic, Francisco Javiar Aranguren, Haydn Neill, Moussa Traoré
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Sasa Vucinic
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Lukas Moravec
    Irish League Player of the Year - Enda Stevens
    Irish League Golden Boot - Moussa Traoré
    African Player of the Year - Mohamed Farouk
    African Young Footballer of the Year - Mohamed Farouk
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Matías Gurrieri - Only joined us in the middle of the season, and made a massive impact with 28 goals in 22 games.

    Next Season
    Next season will see the All-Ireland Cup introduced, so lets hope we can win that!
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    Season 10, get further in Europe.

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    Premier Division: Our first undefeated season, very easy.

    Senior Challenge Cup: Didn't concede a goal, very easy. The final was a handy 3-0 win over Finn Harps.

    League Cup: Conceded 1 goal, we didn't deserve to win it because of that but we did, beating Sligo 7-0 in the final.

    All-Ireland Cup: First time playing in this and it was as easy as the other ones, we beat Limerick 6-1 in the final.

    UEFA Champions League: Qualification was handy as we pulverised Maribor and Videoton. We only got wins over Basel in the Group Stages so into the Europa League we went.

    UEFA Europa League: Maccabi Tel-Aviv were easy to beat, followed by a shock win over Zenit St. Petersburg. The next game against CSKA was tough, we could only have 2 players on the bench and the rest were injured or susspended and we were well beaten in both legs.

    Awards
    Irish Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Tarcísco, Bjarne Pedersen, Lukas Moravec, Robert Crnjac, Sasa Vucinic, Samuele Tommasi, Daryl Tarr, Matías Gurrieri
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Sasa Vucinic
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Lukas Moravec
    Irish Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year - Tarcísco
    Irish League of Ireland Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish League Golden Boot - Matías Gurrieri
    Asian Young Player of the Year - Zhu Hán
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Matías Gurrieri - 67 goals in 47 games, kinda just ridiculous.

    Next Season
    Do better in the Group Stages and aim for a top 2 finish.
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    boooooooooooooooooo

    Shamrock Rovers fan here ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeLikeFM View Post
    boooooooooooooooooo

    Shamrock Rovers fan here ;)
    Boooooooooooooooo

    Get out of here ;)

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    Just tuning back in. This has been a stellar career so far! Surely the dominant club of Ireland. Has Ireland or the Irish league moved up in reputation much since the start of this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    Just tuning back in. This has been a stellar career so far! Surely the dominant club of Ireland. Has Ireland or the Irish league moved up in reputation much since the start of this?
    Honestly I haven't really been looking haha but we did go up in the qualification places and the Irish Premier Division is currently 19th in Europe, it was up at 14th last year.

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    Good run in the Europa League.

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    Season 11, finish in the top two in the Group Stages.

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    Premier Division: Won all 33 games, easy easy easy.

    Senior Challenge Cup: Easy aswell,

    League Cup: Another easy competition,

    All-Ireland Cup: Yet another easy one,

    UEFA Champions League: Not so easy, so close to finished second but it wasn't to be.

    UEFA Europa League: Tough draw against Roma, and we wern't good enough to beat them.

    Awards
    Irish Player of the Year - Samuele Tomassi
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Tarcísio, Kenneth Polo, Bjarne Pedersen, Robert Crnjac, Moussa Traoré, David Hanak, Mohamed Farouk, Matías Gurrieri, Zhu Hán
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Moussa Traoré
    Irish Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year - Tarcísio
    Irish League Golden Boot - Matías Gurrieri
    Asian Player of the Year - Zhu Hán
    Asian Young Player of the Year - Zhu Hán
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Matías Gurrieri - Another phenomenal season from him.

    Next Season
    Keep our unbeaten domestic run going.
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    Domestically dominant

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerud View Post
    Domestically dominant
    Cant see any other team catching us to be honest

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    Season 12, we must qualify from the Group Stages this year!

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    Premier Division: Won all 33 games again, simple.

    Senior Challenge Cup: Got to the final easily enough but shockingly lost 3-2 to Drogheda.

    League Cup: Could only field 4 first team players against Avondale, everyone else was unavailable! Could of beat them but wasn't to be.

    All-Ireland Cup: This was easy, beat Limerick in the final for the third year running.

    UEFA Champions League: Beat Bayern to qualify from the Group Stages but Inter were just better. A lot better.

    Awards
    Irish Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish Premier Division Team of the Year - Atef Zetchi, Bjarne Pedersen, Robert Crnjac, Sasa Vucinic, Samuele Tommasi, Haydn Neill, Matías Gurrieri
    Irish Premier Division Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish Premier Division Young Player of the Year - Bjarne Pedersen
    Irish Premier Division Goalkeeper of the Year - Atef Zetchi
    League of Ireland Player of the Year - Samuele Tommasi
    Irish League Golden Boot - Matías Gurrieri
    African XI of the Year - Mohamed Farouk
    Asian Player of the Year - Zhu Hán
    Irish Premier Division Manager of the Year - Santiago Vásquez

    Star Player
    Matías Gurrieri - Missed a lot of the season but still finished top goalscorer.

    Next Season
    Get back to our dominant ways.

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