Sergio Melta
Personal information
Full name Sergio Melta
Date of birth (1954-03-16) 16 March 1954 (age 68)
Place of birth Glenelg, South Australia
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Adelaide City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1995 Adelaide City 446 (65)
National team
1986 Australia 1 (0)
Teams managed
2011–2012 Birkalla
2013 Adelaide United (asst)
2015 White City
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 November 2006
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 27 November 2006

Sergio Melta (born 16 March 1954), is a former Australian footballer, who had an extensive career in Australia's National Soccer League, spent entirely with Adelaide City.[1]

Playing career

Club

Melta won the NSL's player of the year award in 1984.[2]

International

Melta was given his international debut by Frank Arok but ultimately played just once for the Australian national team, a friendly against Czechoslovakia played at Hindmarsh Stadium in his home city of Adelaide in 1986. Melta was substituted off after 57 minutes during the 0–1 loss.[3]

Coaching career

Melta took over the head coaching role of West Torrens Birkalla in the FFSA Premier League. On 5 February 2013 he was appointed as assistant coach for A-League club Adelaide United.[4] He is the current coach/manager of White City which competes in National Premier Leagues South Australia.

Career statistics

Club

Source:[5]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals
Adelaide City 1977 National Soccer League 22 1 22 1
1978 National Soccer League 8 1 8 1
1979 National Soccer League 8 0 8 0
1980 National Soccer League 24 2 24 2
1981 National Soccer League 29 5 29 5
1982 National Soccer League 29 5 29 5
1983 National Soccer League 29 4 29 4
1984 National Soccer League 27 7 27 5
1985 National Soccer League 17 2 17 2
1986 National Soccer League 27 8 27 8
1987 National Soccer League 23 3 23 3
1988 National Soccer League 25 9 25 9
1989 National Soccer League 26 6 26 6
1989–90 National Soccer League 25 3 25 3
1990–91 National Soccer League 25 4 25 4
1991–92 National Soccer League 21 2 21 2
1992–93 National Soccer League 26 3 26 3
1993–94 National Soccer League 31 0 31 0
1994–95 National Soccer League 24 2 24 2
Career total 446 65 446 65

International

Source:[6]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Australia 1986 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours

With Adelaide City:

Personal honours:

References

  1. ^ "Australian Player Database - MC".
  2. ^ "The Australian National Soccer League".
  3. ^ "Socceroo 1986 Matches".
  4. ^ Sergio Melta lends a hand at United Herald Sun
  5. ^ Sergio Melta OzFootball Australian player database
  6. ^ Sergio Melta OzFootball Australian player database