From humble beginnings
At Adelaide Olympic is a club that is steeped in history.
The club was originally founded in 1978 under the name of Adelaide Asteras. After many decades and several name changes, the Adelaide Olympic you see and experience today is a family orientated club and strives to be an asset to the community.
Throughout its many years of operation, its passion for developing players has not waivered and remains its strong focus into the future.
Our club history
1978 - 1981
The club was originally founded in 1978 under the name of Adelaide Asteras.
The club played its first game in 1979 in the 6th division of the Amateur league winning the 6th division with 104 goals including a 15-0 win over West End United.
SASF Metro League
In 1981 the club joined the SASF Metro League and won the league in its first season.
They were promoted to the 2nd division, finished last and relegated back to the Metro League in 1982.
In 1982 the club changed its name to Thebarton Asteras.
In 1983 they finished second and were promoted back up to the 2nd division. The club struggled in the 2nd division for the next eight years.
Greek Orthodox Association of South Australia (GOASA)
The club was taken over by the GOASA Incorporated. In 1989 the club then changed its name to Olympians.
The GOASA relinquished the Olympians soccer Club, which merged with SAASL Club “Adelaide Rodos Soccer Club”, while keeping the name Olympians.
Olympians amalgamated with the Regency Lions Sports and Social Club with SAASL (Playing Name Adelaide Hellenic Soccer Club).
2000 - 2001
In 2000, the name was changed to Olympic Football Club. In 2001, the club adopted its current name of Adelaide Olympic.
Second on the Premier League table
Once again they finished 2nd on the Premier League table and making the finals, where they were defeated by Adelaide City in the semifinal.
At the end of season the club was unfortunately relegated due to the loss of many players and an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the board.
2007 - 2009
Return to First Division
This time was spent languishing mid-table in the second division and a large amount of debt accumulated. A new board was elected and got on top of the clubs finances.
2013 saw the club moving from strength to strength with a strong commitment to the development of their Juniors and a policy centred round the promotion of young players.
Federation Cup Winners
Adelaide Olympic won the FFA Cup SA Qualifying Final,
overcoming Adelaide City 3-2. This was Olympic’s first win over Adelaide City in fourteen years, and it was worth the wait.
The club was back on track.
Federation Cup Winners once again
On the back of a heroic goalkeeping performance from Lewis Moss, Adelaide Olympic were crowned Federation Cup Winners for 2021.
Inaugural U9 Girls Team
In 2021 Olympic launched its inaugural U9 girls team with great success. The girls had a great season and set the tone for the clubs appetite of growth in its girls football programs.
AOFC become tenants of newly named APEX Football Stadium
After handover from Football SA, AOFC become proud tenants of the spectacular stadium located in Angle Park.
Strength to Strength
Today, AOFC is stronger than ever. The club remains focused on the development of its young players and has its eyes set on growth in the future.