Brisbane Roar

Last updated: 22 September, 2016

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.

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Brisbane Roar Articles

WATCH: Phoenix upset tired Roar 2-1 in A-League

WATCH: Phoenix upset tired Roar 2-1 in A-League

by , 25 Feb 2017 Video

Brisbane Roar have missed another chance to move ahead in the battle for third spot on the A-League ladder after an upset 2-1 defeat to Wellington Phoenix.

Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix highlights: A-League live scores, blog

by , 25 Feb 2017 Video

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have missed out on what could’ve been an important win, upset 2-1 by Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

New Brisbane Roar recruit laughs off match-fixing allegations

New Brisbane Roar recruit laughs off match-fixing allegations

by , 23 Feb 2017

Melbourne-born Greek international Avraam Papodopoulos has laughed off the match-fixing allegations that have followed him to the A-League, dismissing them as completely untrue.

Brisbane Roar vs Muangthong United: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

Brisbane Roar vs Muangthong United: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

by , 21 Feb 2017

Brisbane Roar will be looking to kick off the group stage of their Asian Champions League campaign with a win at home against the Thai League champions Muangthong United. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 9pm (AEDT).

Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar Highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Perth Glory vs Brisbane Roar Highlights: A-League live scores, blog

by , 18 Feb 2017

Match result: Perth and Brisbane fought out a high-scoring draw on Saturday night, with the teams unable to split a two goals apiece.

Valkanis furious over dubious refereeing decisions

Valkanis furious over dubious refereeing decisions

by , 13 Feb 2017

An undermanned Melbourne City team has bounced back from last week’s derby loss in vigorous style, coming back from two-nil down to stun a rampant Brisbane Roar, with the game finishing a 2-2 draw.

City, Roar share spoils

City, Roar share spoils

by , 12 Feb 2017

Melbourne City’s second-stringers have shown their wares, earning a point with a gritty comeback to draw 2-2 with the Roar in Brisbane.

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City fight back rewarded with draw

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City fight back rewarded with draw

by , 11 Feb 2017

Match result: A depleted Melbourne City fought their way back from a 0-2 margin to claim a draw with the Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.

Brisbane Roar are ready to take Asia by storm

Brisbane Roar are ready to take Asia by storm

by , 10 Feb 2017

Brisbane Roar’s 2-0 win over Shanghai Shenhua was as good as any since Australia joined the AFC – and it has catapulted the club back into the Asian spotlight.

Aloisi hails finest moment as Roar beat Shanghai Shenhua, and Tevez

Aloisi hails finest moment as Roar beat Shanghai Shenhua, and Tevez

by , 9 Feb 2017

John Aloisi has hailed Brisbane Roar’s AFC Champions League boilover in China as the greatest victory in his tenure at the club.


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