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Rockington Central
Rockington Central FC logo
Full name Rockington Central Football Club
Nickname(s) The Central
Founded 1957
Stadium Bay Arena
Stadium
capacity
67,000
Chairman Waves Flag Final Flag of New Zealand Luca Merrick
Manager Waves Flag Final Tino Brezzi
League National League One
1st
Rockington Central is a professional association football club based in the Bay Area of Rockington, San Agia. The club participates in the National League One, the top tier of Agian football. Rockington Central play their home games at the Bay Arena. They traditionally play in a red, white and blue kit.

The club have competed in the top division for a record 59 seasons, missing League One for only one season (1970–71) since The Football League was created in 1957. Rockington Central has won the League Championship eight times (3rd most as of 2016–17), and the FA Cup 9 times (2nd most).

The club's traditional home colours are red, white and blue.

History

Rockington Central, a founding member of the  National League, was formed as Central Rockington City Football Club in 1957 after a meeting held at the Paulet Arms public house in Lancaster Street, Rockington.

In 1959, the club rented land at Rockington Park which became their ground until 1969 when they relocated to their present home, Bay Arena in the Bay Area of the city.

Honours

  • League One:
    • Champions (8): 1980–81, 1994–95, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2014–15, 2016–17
  • League Two:
    • Winners (1): 1970–71
  • FA Cup:
    • Winners (9): 1960–61, 1962–63, 1965–66, 1983–84, 1994–95, 1997–98, 2007–08, 2013–14, 2014–15

Ownership and finances

Rockington Central is a private limited company with approximately 10 million shares in issue. The club has been in private hands since 2008, when the major shareholders agreed to sell their holdings to Casey Merrick's Merrick Holdings. 

The wealth of the new owners meant that in the summer of 2009, the club was able to finance the purchase of several experienced international players prior to the new season, spending more than any other club in League One. 

Squad

Player Position Nationality Age
Tim Gates GK United States Flag 24
José Fiore DF Flag of Spain 26
Anthony Garay DF Waves Flag Final 35
Fulvio Rampini DF Waves Flag Final 24
Juan Avio DF Waves Flag Final 22
Gustavo Rawson MF Waves Flag Final 28
Aldo Alsford MF Waves Flag Final 30
Sam Wilson MF Flag of England 33
Claudio Gurney MF Waves Flag Final 37
Paolo Gei FW Waves Flag Final 20
Paul Spence FW Waves Flag Final 21
Luis Elliott GK Waves Flag Final 32
Alberto Trivellini DF Flag of Italy 35
Arcadio Caracciolo DF Waves Flag Final 27
Juan Norman DF Waves Flag Final 24
William Fantoni MF Waves Flag Final 31
Néstor González MF Waves Flag Final 33
Paul Lovati MF Waves Flag Final 32
Jermaine Galderisi MF Waves Flag Final 35
Alberto Dewhurst FW Waves Flag Final 37
Sidney Buck FW Flag of Australia 23

Personnel

Position Staff
Head Coach Tino Brezzi
Assistant manager Stuart Johnson
Coaching assistant Roberto Zabaleta
Fitness coach Hugo Bedin
Goalkeeping coach Giancarlo Albertini
Head of scouting Nigel Moscardini
Physiotherapist Onja Tarantini
Director of football Henry Scopelli
Head of youth football Ezequiel Mario González

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