2008 was South Melbourne Hellas' 49th season of senior men's competition.
League: Victorian Premier League (aka the Foxtel Cup)
Finishing Position: 9th of 14 (missed finals)
Captain: Dean Anastasiadis
Best and Fairest: Steven O'Dor
Leading Goalscorer: Fernando De Moraes (9)
President: Leo Athanasakis
Major sponsor: Miroamer
Apparel sponsor: Kelme
Membership slogan: Passion is everything
Match results and season summary
Following the disappointment of the 2007 season, South expected to return to the finals immediately. Instead, five losses from the first seven matches saw John Anastasiadis resign as coach. His replacement, Michael Michalakopoulos, managed to pull together a brief mid-season revival, but the side faltered during the final leg of the home and away season, finishing five points outside the finals.
Southern Cross bid
On 14 February 2007, South Melbourne announced their interest in becoming the second Victorian club in the A-League. In June 2008 South Melbourne FC sent a letter of interest to join the league and lodged an application for the second Melbourne licence as part of the Southern Cross consortium.
On 26 September 2008 Football Federation Australia announced it was commencing exclusive negotiations with the rival 'Melbourne Heart' bid which went on to join the competition for the 2010-11 A-League season.
|Melbourne Knights||Chaplin Reserve||3-1|
Hellenic Cup matches
|Group||Port Melbourne||The Grange Reserve||1-0|
|Group||South Springvale Aris||The Grange Reserve||2-0|
|Group||South Springvale Serres||The Grange Reserve||2-0|
|Quarter Final||Bentleigh Greens||The Grange Reserve||0-1|
Victorian Premier League season
|Australian Institute of Sport||26||10||6||10||41||35||36|
|Fernando De Moraes||25||9|
|Gianni De Nittis||23||8|
|Tony La Verde||17||1|
|Adam Van Dommele||22||0|
- ↑ http://www.smfc.com.au/south-kick-off-2015-social-calendar-with-highly-successful-jersey-night/
- ↑ http://www.smfc.com.au/michalakopoulos-re-appointed-coach-for-200910/
- ↑ http://www.smfc.com.au/odor-re-signs-for-two-more-seasons/
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20140102192442/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/450/investors-chase-south-melbourne-fc-for-a-league-bid/
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20140102192245/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/661/melbourne-a-league-bid/
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20090203060943/http://www.smfc.com.au/news/677/southern-cross-fc-bid-rejected-by-ffa/