MELBOURNE VICTORY: Eugene Galekovic - Left Victory in 2007 to join Adelaide where he is currently the skipper. Went to both the 2010 and 2014 World Cups with the Socceroos and remains one of the best keepers in the league at 34.
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Carl Recchia - The versatile Recchia only spent the one season at Victory. Has played most of the last decade in the PS4 NPL Victoria, most recently with Pascoe Vale.
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Geoffrey Claeys - The Belgian was a popular figure at Victory, known as 'Gentleman Geoff'. He retired from professional football in 2007 and became a youth coach at Belgium club K.M.S.K. Deinze FC in 2012.
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Adrian Leijer - The Dubbo-born defender went on to become a skipper of the club, leaving in 2015 after more than 170 appearances. Now playing in Korea with Suwon FC after a spell in Chinese Super League.
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Kevin Muscat - Retired as a player in 2011 before taking over as head coach two years later. Led the club to the title last season in his first full campaign in charge.
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Michael Ferrante - The hard-working midfielder spent a couple of seasons at Victory before having a short stint with Wellington Phoenix. Played last season with Pascoe Vale in the PS4 NPL Victoria.
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Steve Pantelidis - A real hardman of Victory’s midfield, Pantelidis also turned out for Gold Coast and Perth in the A-League. Turned out for PS4 NPL club Oakleigh Cannons last season, which made the last eight of the Westfield FFA Cup.
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Kristian Sarkies - Went on to score the sixth and final goal of the club’s grand final win in 2007. Also had stints with Adelaide and Heart and was in the Olyroos. Last seen playing in the PS4 NPL with Bulleen Lions.
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Andy Vlahos - Played in the old NSL and had the one season with Victory in the inaugural A-League campaign. Reportedly joined Fitzroy City SC for 2016 as head coach in the Victorian State 2 North West League.
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Danny Allsopp - The well-travelled had two stints with Victory, leaving the club in 2011 after making more than 100 appearances for the club. Had a brief 'marquee' stint in Tasmania last year.
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Archie Thompson - Archibald is still doing his thing with Victory in the A-League at the ripe old age of 37. Scored in the very first Big Blue and loves nothing more than a clash with the Sydney FC.
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SYDNEY FC: Clint Bolton - Won two titles with the Sky Blues before joining Victory’s fierce rivals in Melbourne Heart in 2011. Now an ambassador with Melbourne City after his playing career finished.
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Andrew Packer - The full-back joined the Australian defence force and was part of the 6th Battalion. Became a fitness coach as well, working with Newcastle Jets but was sacked by Nathan Tinkler over a year ago. Current whereabouts unknown.
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Iain Fyfe - Went on to have an excellent career in the A-League with the Sky Blues and Adelaide. Spent time abroad in Scotland, Korea and Iran but last know playing back with an NPL club in Adelaide.
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Mark Rudan - "The Big Blue" man was club captain of the Sky Blues back in that inaugural season. Currently coaching PS4 NSW NPL club Sydney United 58 and doing excellent work as part of Fox Sports’ A-League coverage.
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Alvin Ceccoli - Went on to play in Japan, then back in the A-League for a couple of stints. Moved back to Wollongong where he’s a mainstay with Dapto Dandaloo. Now in his 40s continues to play and was last working for an oil company.
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Ufuk Talay - After an excellent playing career both in the A-League and abroad, Talay retired in 2011 while at the now-defunct North Queensland Fury. Now coaching in the national team set-up, most recently with the Joeys.
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Terry McFlynn - One of the Sky Blues favourite sons, making more than 200 appearances over nine seasons. Still involved at the club as part of the coaching staff managing player welfare. Still as passionate about the club as the day he arrived.
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Steve Corica - Scored the winning goal in the first-ever A-League decider and retired after the grand final win over Victory in 2010. Now part of Graham Arnold’s coaching staff with the Sky Blues and has coached their NYL side.
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David Zdrilic - Another player who has gone into punditry since his retirement, currently working as a presenter with football coverage on SBS.
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Dwight Yorke - The ex-Man U and Villa striker scored in that first Big Blue but left to play with Sunderland a year later. Works as pundit and has management ambitions. This month, had a legal stoush related to his Island 'Vibe' fete in Tobago.
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Sasho Petrovski - One of the great Sky Blue strikers, he went on to bang goals in for the Mariners and Jets before moving back to Wollongong to play for Wolves and Dapto. Turns 41 next week.