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

Victory next to cop FFA’s wrath over fans

Victory next to cop FFA’s wrath over fans

by , 15 Feb 2016

Melbourne Victory are the next A-League club in FFA’s firing line, and will have to explain their troublesome fans this week to avoid punishment similar to that dealt to Western Sydney.

Arsenal vs Leicester City: Premier League live scores

Arsenal vs Leicester City: Premier League live scores

by , 14 Feb 2016 Video

A season-defining contest at the Emirates today sees title contenders Arsenal host current Premier League leaders Leicester City. Join The Roar for live scores from 11:00pm AEDT.

WATCH: Adelaide United stay on roll with 3-2 win

by , 14 Feb 2016 Video

A rampant Adelaide United have jumped from sixth to third on the A-League table after coming from behind to score a 3-2 win over Central Coast in Gosford on Sunday.

WATCH: Five-star Phoenix shock Wanderers

by , 14 Feb 2016 Video

A brilliant Blake Powell has fired in four goals to punish a misfiring Western Sydney 5-2 and stop the A-League’s high fliers reclaiming the competition lead.

Central Coast vs Adelaide United highlights: Reds in third after 3-2 win

Central Coast vs Adelaide United highlights: Reds in third after 3-2 win

by , 14 Feb 2016 Video

Match result: Adelaide United have come out on top against a valiant Mariners outfit in what was quite an entertaining end to the round.

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: Nix shock Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: Nix shock Wanderers

by , 14 Feb 2016 Video

Match result: A bad week for the Western Sydney Wanderers got worse on Sunday as they suffered a shock loss to the Wellington Phoenix and missed their chance to return to the top of the A-League table.

WATCH: Victory, City combine for 2-2 classic

by , 13 Feb 2016 Video

Melbourne Victory twice replied to Bruno Fornaroli’s goals as the two A-League clubs shared a 2-2 draw in another riveting Melbourne derby.

WATCH: Perth send Sydney to sobering 2-1 defeat

by , 13 Feb 2016 Video

Surging Perth are two points shy of the A-League’s top six, after sending Sydney FC to a sobering 2-1 defeat on Saturday.

Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory highlights: Derby ends in 2-all draw

Melbourne City vs Melbourne Victory highlights: Derby ends in 2-all draw

by , 13 Feb 2016 Video

Match result: It was an incredible game of football at AAMI Park, and in the end, perhaps unfairly, both sides were forced to share the spoils.

Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Glory upset Sydney, boost top-six chances

Sydney FC vs Perth Glory: Glory upset Sydney, boost top-six chances

by , 13 Feb 2016

Match result: Perth Glory have given their chances of a finals berth a significant boost with an upset 2-1 win over Sydney FC on Saturday.


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