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. Melbourne Victory are the defending champions after defeating Sydney FC in the 2015 grand final. The A-League reaches its 11th season in 2015/16.

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 season, the Wanderers captured the premiership plate in their first attempt.

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

2015/16 A-League fixture and draw

A League Articles

A-League introduces full season guest players, allows Melbourne City to change their colours

A-League introduces full season guest players, allows Melbourne City to change their colours

by , 27 Jun 2016

In a big day for Melbourne City fans, FFA have announced the introduction of full season guest players to the A-League, and have also announced that they will finally allow Melbourne City to change their playing strip from red and white to ‘City Blue’.

Vidosic leaves Wanderers for China

by , 25 Jun 2016

Dario Vidosic has officially left A-League club Western Sydney, signing instead with Chinese Super League side Liaoning Whowin.

Williams turns to Glory to revive career

by , 24 Jun 2016

Forgotten Socceroo Rhys Williams has put his international dreams on the backburner while he attempts to reignite his stalled career at Perth in the A-League.

ANZ Stadium is letting us all down

ANZ Stadium is letting us all down

by , 21 Jun 2016

I want to preface this piece by making it clear that I am a fee-paying member of ANZ Stadium and have been for the last few years.

Tim Cahill set to sign with Melbourne City: Reports

Tim Cahill set to sign with Melbourne City: Reports

by , 17 Jun 2016

Tim Cahill could put pen to paper with Melbourne City as soon as Monday.

The hidden danger of football in Australia

The hidden danger of football in Australia

by , 17 Jun 2016

In a stunning exposé, a much respected newspaper intends to reveal information it has that will rock the world of football much more than corrupt FIFA executives, match fixing, crowd trouble or pre-game face offs have in the past.

Don’t get too excited about an Aaron Mooy move to Manchester City

Don’t get too excited about an Aaron Mooy move to Manchester City

by , 16 Jun 2016

I have no idea whether reports about Manchester City being interested in Aaron Mooy are true but there is a certain buzz around him. This Australian winter is going to be a long one for Melbourne City if they are hoping to keep their star midfielder.

Irregularity at the margins shouldn’t be football’s narrative

Irregularity at the margins shouldn’t be football’s narrative

by , 15 Jun 2016

Front pages like the incendiary, end-of-days stuff on football fans with flares trotted out last Wednesday morning are perfect bait for those who splash in the shallows.

A-League Jets to get Chinese owner

by , 13 Jun 2016

Newcastle are about to come off Football Federation Australia’s books, with the A-League club’s long-anticipated sale to millionaire Chinese businessman Martin Lee set to be announced on Tuesday.

Analysing the winners and losers of the A-League draw

Analysing the winners and losers of the A-League draw

by , 13 Jun 2016

The Round 1 clash between Western Sydney and Sydney FC at Homebush should easily set the record for the highest-ever attendance at a domestic football game.


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