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 season 11 is not that far away

A-League season 11 is not that far away

by , 1 Sep 2015 Video

A-League fans have an interesting season approaching. There are few big-name marquees in the teams these days, we are coming off the FFA Cup and Perth are in recovery phase after last season’s salary cap woes.

Speculation builds over Bozanic signing

Speculation builds over Bozanic signing

by , 31 Aug 2015 Video

It’s that time of year again, European leagues are kicking off, teams are finding their feet, transfer periods are coming to a close, and clubs across the world are all scrambling to finalise the squad they believe can bring them the most success.

The right mix needed in A-League ownership

The right mix needed in A-League ownership

by , 29 Aug 2015

There remains no news as to whether Brisbane Roar owners the Bakrie Group have been successful in finding a buyer for their franchise license.

Roar owners on final FFA warning

by , 29 Aug 2015

The owners of Brisbane Roar have been given a reprieve by Football Federation Australia – but they will lose control of the embattled A-League club if its financial problems are not immediately addressed.

FFA’s ownership model is in the balance

FFA’s ownership model is in the balance

by , 28 Aug 2015

Brisbane Roar’s ownership is “in the balance” according to FFA chief executive David Gallop, and today the Bakrie Group may finally find themselves stripped of their A-League license. Yet even though FFA’s intervention would bring a welcome end to the farce in Queensland, it could pose problems for future investment.

Mooy flying ahead of Socceroos dates

by , 28 Aug 2015

Melbourne City star Aaron Mooy says his dynamic FFA Cup form is down to a revitalised fitness regime at the A-League club.

The FFA Cup’s quest for an upset

The FFA Cup’s quest for an upset

by , 26 Aug 2015

Thomas Love slaloming through the Western Sydney Wanderers defence was a watershed moment for the FFA Cup. The youngster showed no fear to his professional opponents, he only saw an opportunity to put his name up in lights.

Depending on large TV deals pose systemic risks

Depending on large TV deals pose systemic risks

by , 22 Aug 2015

There are interesting times ahead for sports fans and chattering classes as the $2.5 billion AFL deal and the $925 million-plus NRL deal and their structures are dissected.

Time for football to negotiate a bumper broadcast deal

Time for football to negotiate a bumper broadcast deal

by , 21 Aug 2015

In Gill we trust. So tweeted the Adelaide Crow’s Patrick Dangerfield after AFL boss Gillon McLachlan secured a $2.5 billion media rights deal.

City sign former EPL stopper Sorensen

by , 21 Aug 2015

Melbourne City have reportedly signed veteran Danish goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen on a two-year deal.


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