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

Every player rated from the 2016 A-League Grand Final

Every player rated from the 2016 A-League Grand Final

by , 1 May 2016 Video

It was a triumphant day for the home side at the Adelaide Oval as the Adelaide United secured a 3-1 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Three talking points from the A-League Grand Final

Three talking points from the A-League Grand Final

by , 1 May 2016 Video

The 2015/16 A-League season has drawn to a close. Adelaide United hosted the Western Sydney Wanderers in front of a packed crowd at Adelaide Oval, and came up with the championship on their third attempt in a stunning 3-1 win.

Highlights: Adelaide United the A-League champs with 3-1 win over Wanderers

Highlights: Adelaide United the A-League champs with 3-1 win over Wanderers

by , 1 May 2016 Video

Adelaide United have won the 2016 A-League Grand Final in their fourth attempt at a winner’s plate, beating out the Western Sydney Wanderers three goals to one in a thrilling season finale.

Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: Adelaide 2015/16 A-League Champions

Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: Adelaide 2015/16 A-League Champions

by , 1 May 2016 Popular article! Video

It’s Grand Final time! Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers will duke it out this afternoon in the season finale. Catch all the thrilling highlights and action coming out of Adelaide from 4pm (AEST) on The Roar.

2016 A-League Grand Final: Start time, date, TV schedule

2016 A-League Grand Final: Start time, date, TV schedule

by , 1 May 2016 Popular article!

The 2016 A-League Grand Final will be played between Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Adelaide Oval on Sunday May 1 at 3:30pm local time, 4pm AEST.

Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers live stream: How to watch the A-League Grand final online or on TV

Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers live stream: How to watch the A-League Grand final online or on TV

by , 1 May 2016 Popular article!

The A-League will reach its conclusion on Sunday afternoon, when minor premiers Adelaide United host the Western Sydney Wanderers in the Grand Final at the Adelaide Oval.

Four talking points ahead of the A-League grand final

Four talking points ahead of the A-League grand final

by , 1 May 2016

The 2015-16 A-League season has but one game left to play, as Adelaide United host the Western Sydney Wanderers for Championship honours. Here are four talking points ahead of the A-League grand final.

Thompson ends 11yr Victory A-League career

by , 30 Apr 2016

Melbourne Victory’s tearful end to the A-League season continues with the announcement that Archie Thompson will leave the club after 11 years of service.

A-League grand final preview: Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

A-League grand final preview: Adelaide United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

by , 30 Apr 2016 Video

The A-League will see a new champion crowned on Sunday evening, when Adelaide United and the Western Sydney Wanderers face off in the grand final at 4:00pm (AEST).

Grand final victory: A fitting reward for Bruce Djite

Grand final victory: A fitting reward for Bruce Djite

by , 30 Apr 2016

Adelaide United and grand finals have not had the best relationship looking at past history.


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