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The South Melbourne club that was formed in 1884 is the earliest known soccer club to bear the name South Melbourne. The club was part of what was then called the Anglo-Australian Football Association. The main trophies played for were the George and George Challenge Cup and the Beaney Cup.

Games were played at the following venues:

During this era soccer in Melbourne appears to be largely confined to the South Melbourne/Prahran/Albert Park region, with the exception of Carlton. Like other Melbourne soccer clubs, and formal Melbourne soccer fixtures in general, it appears to cease operations after 1890, although improvements in digital newspaper databases are shedding new light on this part of Melbourne's soccer history.

What links, if any, this club has with later soccer clubs also named South Melbourne remains unclear.

Season by season record Edit

Year P W D L N/A F A George and George Challenge Cup Beaney Cup
1884
1885
1886
1887
1888
1889
1890

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