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A-League

A-LeagueThe A-League is Australia’s premier national football competition, having replaced the defunct NSL in 2004. Kicking off its inaugural season in 2005-06, the A-League currently features ten teams from Australia and one from New Zealand. The Brisbane Roar are the defending champions after defeating the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 in extra time in the 2014 grand final. The A-League reaches its 10th season in 2014/15.

The A-League commenced its ninth season in October 2013 with the league scaled back to ten teams after the removal of North Queensland Fury, two years after expansion saw both the Fury and Gold Coast United enter the A-League, and Melbourne Heart following the year after. Melbourne Heart have since been renamed Melbourne City after their takeover by the owners of English Premier League club Manchester City. The Western Sydney Wanderers were the latest team to be added to the league, in 2012/13. In what was one of the sporting stories of the Summer, the Wanderers captured the premiership plate in their first attempt.

Previous winners of the A-League include Sydney (twice), Melbourne Victory (twice), Newcastle Jets and Brisbane Roar (three times). Currently, the two highest-ranked teams gain entry into the group phase of the Asian Champions League.

2014/15 A-League fixture and draw

A League Articles

Popa’s poor player recruitment punishing the Wanderers

Popa’s poor player recruitment punishing the Wanderers

by , 31 Mar 2015 Video

Tony Popovic had done a wonderful job in turning the Western Sydney Wanderers into a formidable opponent in such a short space of time.

The great race: Five A-League clubs jostle for top spot

by , 31 Mar 2015 Video

Five clubs are seeking breathing space on the most suffocating A-League ladder ever.

Bulut’s football destiny is in his own hands

by , 31 Mar 2015 Video

Strikers are the players everyone grows up dreaming to be. To score the winning goal in the last minute of a match it’s what every kid wants to do when they’re out kicking a ball with their friends at the park.

Can Australia produce a Harry Kane?

Can Australia produce a Harry Kane?

by , 30 Mar 2015 Video

The international debut of Harry Kane could hardly have gone any better, with the Spurs starlet netting within 80 seconds of taking the Wembley pitch against Lithuania.

[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Newcastle Jets vs Adelaide United highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 29 Mar 2015 Video

Last time these sides together, Adelaide United won 7-0 at Hindmarsh. Will the Reds match that feat, or will the Newcastle Jets get revenge? Join us for live scores, commentary and a bit of a chin wag from 5pm (AEDT).

[VIDEO] Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Wellington Phoenix vs Sydney FC highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 29 Mar 2015 Video

Wellington Phoenix will be looking for a winning return to the Cake Tin when they play host to Sydney FC on Sunday. Join The Roar from 3.00pm (AEDT) for live score updates and debate in our live blog.

Risdon stunner lifts Glory to 3-2 win

by , 29 Mar 2015 Video

Perth Glory defender Josh Risdon produced a 23-yard thunderbolt to inspire his side to a thrilling 3-2 win over Western Sydney in Saturday night’s A-League clash in Perth.

City claim tense win over Brisbane

by , 29 Mar 2015

Melbourne City have taken control of their A-League finals destiny with a 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park.

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

by , 28 Mar 2015 Video

Perth Glory will be desperate to end their nine game winless streak when they host Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 9:30pm (AEDT).

[VIDEO] Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 28 Mar 2015 Video

Melbourne City host Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park in a must-see match that could end the game of ‘ladder leapfrog’ between these two that started in Round 9. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).


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