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

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Brisbane Roar Articles

Brisbane Roar can thank Jade North for their two dropped points

Brisbane Roar can thank Jade North for their two dropped points

by , 5 Dec 2016 Video

Jade North got exactly what he deserved on Saturday night, costing Brisbane Roar an important two points courtesy of an outrageous piece of play-acting.

Highlights: City, Roar share points

Highlights: City, Roar share points

by , 3 Dec 2016

An under-strength Melbourne City have paid the price for their FFA Cup exertions, limping to a 1-1 A-League draw with Brisbane.

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City and Brisbane share the points

Melbourne City vs Brisbane Roar highlights: City and Brisbane share the points

by , 3 Dec 2016

Match result: Neither side came out the victory when Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar met on Saturday night, with the final score being a 1-1 tie.

Aloisi rules out signing Robbie Keane

Aloisi rules out signing Robbie Keane

by , 2 Dec 2016

John Aloisi has officially ruled Brisbane Roar out of the running for the signature of Irish star Robbie Keane.

Maclaren’s contract saga entirely Brisbane’s fault

Maclaren’s contract saga entirely Brisbane’s fault

by , 26 Nov 2016

The Brisbane Roar, who have suffered under their fiscally unreliable owners the Bakrie Group for some years now, are currently thrashing out contract re-negotiations with their star striker Jamie Maclaren.

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Brisbane Roar highlights: A-League scores, blog

by , 25 Nov 2016

Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar will renew their rivalry when they face off in tonight’s A-League fixture at Spotless Stadium. Join The Roar for live commentary and scores from 7:50pm (AEDT).

Highlights: Roar end Sky Blues’ winning streak with 1-all draw

Highlights: Roar end Sky Blues’ winning streak with 1-all draw

by , 19 Nov 2016

The Brisbane Roar have denied Sydney FC a seventh straight win as they held them to a 1-1 draw at Suncorp.

Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC highlights: Sky Blues held by Roar

Brisbane Roar vs Sydney FC highlights: Sky Blues held by Roar

by , 19 Nov 2016

Match Review: Brisbane Roar have denied Sydney FC a seventh straight win as they held them to a 1-1 draw at Suncorp.

Brisbane ready for heated clash with Sydney

Brisbane ready for heated clash with Sydney

by , 18 Nov 2016

John Aloisi reckons Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold is worried a maroon-clad Brisbane Roar will end their unbeaten A-League run on Saturday. Arnold attempted to play down the significance of Brisbane’s State of Origin-inspired maroon jerseys, which they will wear as a one-off instead of their usual orange strip at Suncorp Stadium in an attempt […]

It’s time we put some fun back into the A-League

It’s time we put some fun back into the A-League

by , 18 Nov 2016

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Brisbane is the best city in Australia to live in, and its football club has the potential to be the biggest in the A-League.


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