Brisbane Roar

Brisbane RoarThe Brisbane Roar are one of the more successful teams in A-League history. Originally known as Queensland Roar, they were forced to change their name following the introduction of the North Queensland Fury and Gold Coast United to the A-League.

Despite making back-to-back preliminary finals in 2007-08 and 2008-09, a transitional period under new manager Ange Postecoglou saw the team slip to ninth by the end of 2009-10. However, 2010-11 brought about a change in fortune as the club went on the greatest undefeated streak in Australian football history, starting a 36-matche unbeaten streak which ran right the way up to the grand final, which they won on penalties against the Central Coast Mariners.

Once the streak was over, Brisbane went on a five-match losing streak, but turned their fortunes around by claiming their second-straight grand final victory against the Perth Glory in 2012.

Once Postecoglou left to coach the Melbourne Victory, the Roar still enjoyed success, winning the 2014 grand final 2-1 against the Western Sydney Wanderers under new manager Mike Mulvey.

Brisbane is currently coached by John Aloisi, who led them to a third-placed finish in 2015-16 before losing their semi-final against the Wanderers in extra-time, 5-4.

2015-16 season: 3rd, lost in semi-finals

2016-17 squad: Michael Theo, Jamie Young, Luke DeVere, Daniel Bowles, Corey Brown, Jade North, Jack Hingert, Matt McKay, Thomas Broich, Dimitri Petratos, Jamie Maclaren, Shannon Brady, Tommy Oar, Brandon Borrello.

Coach: John Aloisi

The full 2016-17 A-League draw can be found here.

Think you know your A-League? Test your skills in our tipping competition.

Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Brisbane Roar Articles

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: A-League preview and prediction

Brisbane Roar vs Newcastle Jets: A-League preview and prediction

by , 24 Feb 2018

As we exit the split rounds and head back into a full roster of A-League action, Saturday’s exciting tripleheader begins when Brisbane Roar host the Newcastle Jets at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 5:35pm AEDT.

Our football is only as good as the support we give it

Our football is only as good as the support we give it

by , 23 Feb 2018

Sydney FC’s 2-2 draw with Shanghai Shenhua was a reminder that for all the problems in Australian football, the game itself remains as exhilarating as ever.

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 21

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 21

by , 23 Feb 2018

Well, well, well. It took twenty weeks but it’s my time to gloat. Two from three last week with the crystal ball predictions of the Wanderers versus Jets draw and the Wellington win pulled me closer to the pointy end of the tipping pyramid.

Six talking points from the first half of A-League Round 20

Six talking points from the first half of A-League Round 20

by , 11 Feb 2018

A split round of Australian domestic football sees only two A-League games this weekend. Let’s have a look at some of the round’s big issues thus far, and even one or two other A-League talking points.

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City: W-League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Melbourne City: W-League live scores, blog

by , 11 Feb 2018

Match result: It’ll be Sydney FC and Melbourne City in next week’s W-League grand final after the visitors rolled the Brisbane Roar 2-0 on Sunday.

Roar defend valiantly to hand the Victory a third straight defeat

Roar defend valiantly to hand the Victory a third straight defeat

by , 10 Feb 2018

Victory began the game by immediately fashioning a chance as fluid and technically clean as has been crafted by any team this season.

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

Melbourne Victory vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

by , 9 Feb 2018 Video

The Melbourne Victory return to AAMI Park for a Friday night fixture against top-six hopefuls Brisbane Roar, with both teams coming off a loss. Join The Roar for live updates from 7:50pm (AEDT).

The A-League needs expansion before it’s too late

The A-League needs expansion before it’s too late

by , 9 Feb 2018

“Do you think Phil is going to come out and see his shadow?” “Punxsutawney Phil!” “That’s right, woodchuck chuckers it’s… Groundhog Day!”

I’m done trying to understand VAR, says Aloisi

I’m done trying to understand VAR, says Aloisi

by , 5 Feb 2018

A jaded John Aloisi has given up trying to understand the video assistant referee.

City hold on for 2-1 win over Brisbane

City hold on for 2-1 win over Brisbane

by , 4 Feb 2018

Melbourne City have defeated the Brisbane Roar at Suncorp Stadium in an enthralling encounter that swayed both ways over the course of the ninety minutes.


Older Articles »