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

A-League’s Roar players set to be paid

by , 1 Jul 2015

Brisbane Roar players are set to be delivered their overdue wages in the next 24 hours but the embattled A-League club is not out of the woods yet.

Stability and expansion can co-exist for A-League

Stability and expansion can co-exist for A-League

by , 30 Jun 2015 Video

In a way, the A-League is the most stable it’s been since its inception. The league will begin its fourth consecutive year with the same 10 clubs in October, though it seems immature to celebrate another year without a club going bust – just.

A-League fixtures provide early excitement

A-League fixtures provide early excitement

by , 30 Jun 2015 Video

The fixtures for the 2015-16 A-League season have been released and it’s going to be an exciting opening weekend of football, kicking off on October 8.

A-League grand final date ‘crystal clear’ with AFL

by , 30 Jun 2015

There won’t be a repeat of last season’s A-League grand final scheduling debacle in season 11.

FFA struggle to meet PFA on A-League salaries

by , 30 Jun 2015

Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia remain at loggerheads over the new collective bargaining agreement, just one day before the current one expires.

Jones given A-League performance role at Jets

by , 30 Jun 2015

Newcastle have appointed former assistant coach Mark Jones as head of performance at the A-League club.

Fixture announced for 2015/16 A-League season

Fixture announced for 2015/16 A-League season

by , 29 Jun 2015

The countdown for the 2015/16 A-League season has officially begun, with Football Federation Australia releasing the fixture for the League’s 11th season on Monday.

FFA at loggerheads with A-League players over pay

by , 26 Jun 2015

A-League players are “considering legal and industrial” avenues after a major breakdown in talks over a pay deal for next season.

Brisbane Roar facing backlash after NPL forfeits

by , 26 Jun 2015

Cash-strapped A-League club Brisbane Roar faces a fierce backlash from the wider Queensland soccer community after forfeiting two games in the state’s National Premier League competition.

Milligan leaves Victory for Abu Dhabi

by , 24 Jun 2015

One month after leading Melbourne Victory to a historic A-League double, Mark Milligan has bid goodbye to the club.


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