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

Un-Herd-of: Star striker backflips on Glory deal

by , 28 Jul 2016

Perth Glory’s hopes of title success have been dealt an unexpected blow, with star signing Chris Herd performing a major backflip by opting out of his contract with the A-League club.

What the A-League needs to bring to the table in 2016-17

What the A-League needs to bring to the table in 2016-17

by , 26 Jul 2016

With just over two months until the start of the twelfth A-League season it might be time to think about the things that could make it one of the best ever.

Juve clash shows how far Victory have come

Juve clash shows how far Victory have come

by , 26 Jul 2016

A lot has been said about Melbourne’s 1-1 (4-3) victory against mighty Juventus’ mostly youth contingent and there’s a lot of contrasting opinions floating around about the significance of the win.

Djite’s exit worsens A-League striker drought

by , 26 Jul 2016

Adelaide United has joined a host of A-League clubs on the hunt for a new line-leading striker with Bruce Djite set for an imminent transfer to South Korea.

Looking up: The A-League’s fortunes are turning around

Looking up: The A-League’s fortunes are turning around

by , 20 Jul 2016

If the last one was the off-season of discontent, then this offseason is the off-season of hope.

Sick son sees Danny Vukovic sign with Sydney FC

by , 19 Jul 2016

Melbourne Victory have granted a compassionate release to A-League goalkeeper Danny Vukovic, who is relocating to Sydney FC so he can care for his sick child in his hometown.

Ambitious A-League predictions: Archie to …where?!

Ambitious A-League predictions: Archie to …where?!

by , 19 Jul 2016

If anyone predicted the onslaught of footballing upsets this season, they’re either lying or have travelled through time Back to the Future style to witness something that hasn’t been seen since it was so great.

Stellas and ciggies: RBB members show how hard and scary they are

Stellas and ciggies: RBB members show how hard and scary they are

by , 15 Jul 2016 Video

Australia’s most controversial fan group, the Western Sydney Wanderers-supporting Red and Black Bloc, have taken aim at their A-League enemies in a provocative video clip.

FFA drafts in Greg O’Rourke as new A-League boss

FFA drafts in Greg O’Rourke as new A-League boss

by , 14 Jul 2016

Australia’s premier football competition has a new boss, with the FFA announcing Greg O’Rourke will take over as the head of the A-League.

Josh Brillante signs with Sydney FC after stint in Serie A

by , 13 Jul 2016

Josh Brillante has sealed his A-League homecoming, signing a three-year deal with Sydney FC.


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