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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

An A-League grand final at the MCG would be one for the people

An A-League grand final at the MCG would be one for the people

by , 20 Apr 2015 Video

Now in its tenth season, the A-League has showcased the ultimate football experience with star players, great matches and memorable goals. We now excitedly look forward to the much anticipated finals series as we would with the next course of our already delicious meal.

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Melbourne City highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Perth Glory vs Melbourne City highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 19 Apr 2015 Video

Can the Perth Glory playing group hold together after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the A-League’s short history when they host Melbourne City? Join The Roar from 5pm (AEST) to find out.

Popovic hits back at reports of Bulut’s departure

by , 19 Apr 2015 Video

Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has lashed out at speculation linking controversial striker Kerem Bulut to a move abroad.

[Highlights] Wanderers off the bottom of the table as Adelaide tumble from the top

by , 18 Apr 2015

Western Sydney have thwarted Adelaide United’s chances of securing a coveted top-two A-League spot, upsetting the 10-man Reds 2-1 at Parramatta Stadium on Saturday.

[Highlights] Victory beat Roar to all but seal A-League premiership

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

The champagne is on ice for Melbourne Victory after their 1-0 win over a second-string Brisbane Roar as good as sealed the A-League Premiership.

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

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

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

Following their 2-1 win over Brisbane Roar at Suncorp, Melbourne Victory return in hopes of securing first position on the A-League ladder. Join The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

[VIDEO] Western Sydney Wanderers vs Adelaide United highlights: A-League scores, blog

[VIDEO] Western Sydney Wanderers vs Adelaide United highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

Match result: Adelaide United’s top two – and Premier Plate – challenge is over after losing to the Western Sydney Wanderers 2-1 at Pirtek Stadium in front of 9837 fans.

No “culture of systemic rorting” at Glory: Tony Sage

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

Perth Glory owner Tony Sage is adamant the A-League club doesn’t have a culture of systemic rorting, saying he’s as gutted as anyone that the team has been kicked out of the finals.

Kenny Lowe wants more power at Glory

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

Perth A-League coach Kenny Lowe says the club needs an urgent overhaul of their protocols if they are to avoid a repeat of the salary cap fiasco.

[Highlights] Sydney still in Premier’s Plate race after seven-goal thriller in Newcastle

by , 18 Apr 2015 Video

Sydney FC ensured the race for the Premier’s Plate will go down to the wire after romping to a 4-3 A-League victory over Newcastle on Friday to keep their hopes alive.


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