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

Glory dealt blow as Danny Vukovic leaves

by , 26 May 2015 Video

Goalkeeper Danny Vukovic insists Perth Glory’s salary cap woes weren’t the reason behind his decision to leave the A-League club.

No contract extension for Janko at Syd FC

No contract extension for Janko at Syd FC

by , 25 May 2015

Departing Sydney FC international marquee Marc Janko has fired a shot at the A-League club after it refused to extend his deal, claiming the Sky Blues didn’t handle his situation with “honesty and respect”.

Zeljko Kalac quits Sydney FC

by , 23 May 2015

Sydney FC have agreed to release goalkeeping coach Zeljko Kalac from the final year of his contract to pursue another opportunity.

A-League must be pieced together in off-season

A-League must be pieced together in off-season

by , 22 May 2015

Winter is coming, and the impending storm has potential to rattle House A-League. A decade on since the A-League’s inception, progress should be the go-to word.

Gallop faces a tenure-defining six months as FFA chief executive

Gallop faces a tenure-defining six months as FFA chief executive

by , 22 May 2015

Season 10 of the A-League was supposed to be a lot smoother. On the back of Asian Cup success, record-breaking membership numbers and one of the most competitive campaigns to date David Gallop would have been looking forward to toasting a job well done.

If you were a football dictator, how would you change the game?

If you were a football dictator, how would you change the game?

by , 22 May 2015

With the A-League grand final in the past and that other great competition the Eurovision Song contest front and centre in our thoughts, now seems like an opportune time to reflect on the basic tenets of our great game – the rules and regulations.

Transfers we could see come July (Part II)

Transfers we could see come July (Part II)

by , 22 May 2015

In the last episode, we had a look at some of the biggest players in football who could be on the move. Here are some more who could be transferred across Europe during the summer.

Dundee United boss keen on Newcastle Jets

by , 21 May 2015

Scottish giants Dundee United have confirmed club chairman Stephen Thompson has been in talks with the Newcastle Jets after the A-League club had its licence revoked.

A-League grand finalists set to be dismantled

A-League grand finalists set to be dismantled

by , 21 May 2015

This season’s A-League grand finalists face perhaps the greatest challenge of all over the coming weeks.

Dundee ready to swoop after Tinkler’s messy break-up with Jets

by , 21 May 2015

Scottish giants Dundee United are in the frame to own the Newcastle Jets after Nathan Tinkler’s messy break-up with the A-League club.


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