Brisbane Roar

Brisbane RoarThe Brisbane Roar are the defending champions of the A-League. 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, last season brought about a change in fortune as the club went on the greatest undefeated streak in Australian football history. Following their dramatic penalty-shootout victory over the Central Coast Mariners in the Grand Final, the club extended their unbeaten run to a record 28 matches, and went onto defeat Perth Glory in the 2011/12 Grand Final for consecutive Championship victories.

The Roar are now guided by former Gold Coast coach Mike Mulvey, who led them to the 2013/14 title with a 2-1 victory over the Western Sydney Wanderers in the grand final. As a result of their success in the 2013-14 season the Roar qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League group stage.

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Brisbane Roar Articles

Brisbane Roar’s on-field regeneration could already be doomed

Brisbane Roar’s on-field regeneration could already be doomed

by , 3 Jul 2015

Unpaid player wages, snubbing competitive football matches, an uncertain financial future and corporate sponsors fleeing. No, Gold Coast United have not returned to the A-League, welcome to the current daily existence of the Brisbane Roar.

Roar in grind as A-League sponsor plunges

by , 3 Jul 2015

Embattled A-League club Brisbane have taken another hit, with long-time backers The Coffee Club opting not to renew their major sponsorship.

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.

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.

PFA calls for review of Roar ownership

by , 24 Jun 2015

Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) have joined Football Federation Australia in slamming the non-payment of Brisbane Roar players.

The A-League needs to invest in advertising

The A-League needs to invest in advertising

by , 12 Jun 2015

Football’s popularity has increased within the space of 10 years and it is now a dominant force within our sporting landscape.

Is Brisbane capable of a second A-League team?

Is Brisbane capable of a second A-League team?

by , 7 Jun 2015

Ever since the introduction of the Western Sydney Wanderers back in 2012, expansion has been a hot topic among football fans.

Thijssen says he’s leaving Aloisi the A-League title favourites

by , 3 Jun 2015

Departing Brisbane Roar interim coach Frans Thijssen believes the squad John Aloisi will inherit deserves to be seen as “favourites” for next season’s A-League title.

Aloisi has Ange to thank for Roar job

by , 30 May 2015

Ange Postecoglou’s influence on Australian football knows no bounds, with the Socceroos supremo playing a vital role in John Aloisi’s appointment as the new coach of Brisbane Roar.

Huge test awaits Australian playing stocks as clubs face rebuild

Huge test awaits Australian playing stocks as clubs face rebuild

by , 29 May 2015

Australia’s growth as a football nation is often assessed through the performance of the Socceroos, the improving standard of the A-League, and the increasing participation and attendance figures.


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