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

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

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

by , 25 Mar 2017

Match result Full time: Brisbane Roar 1 – 0 Melbourne Victory

It’s time for the Roar to deal with the club’s coaching culture

It’s time for the Roar to deal with the club’s coaching culture

by , 25 Mar 2017

Another off-field incident has left a cloud hanging over the Brisbane Roar coaching and football operations staff’s culture, in direct contrast to the exceptional team culture maintained by the players and their leaders.

The credibility of punch-gate obscured by chaos

The credibility of punch-gate obscured by chaos

by , 23 Mar 2017

As the farcical sight of Thomas Kristensen, gloved up and awaiting an ill-fitting goalkeepers jersey, perfumed the late-game air of what had been a pedestrian contest, chaos was brewing.

Would a video referee have made a difference in Adelaide?

Would a video referee have made a difference in Adelaide?

by , 20 Mar 2017

Yesterday’s frantic finale at Coopers Stadium was one the craziest finishes in A-League history, and it’s likely to have repercussions far beyond the destination of the three points.

FFA set to hand down decision on Ross Aloisi

by , 20 Mar 2017

Brisbane Roar assistant coach Ross Aloisi will soon find out if he will face charges for allegedly assaulting a rival A-League coach.

Reds upset Roar 2-1

Reds upset Roar 2-1

by , 19 Mar 2017

After a fairly tame first half, it was one of the craziest finishes to an A-League fixture ever seen as Adelaide snatched their fourth victory of the season amidst absolute carnage.

Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

Adelaide United vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

by , 19 Mar 2017

Match result: After a fairly tame first half, it was one of the craziest finishes to an A-League fixture ever seen as Adelaide snatched their fourth victory of the season amidst absolute carnage.

Brisbane Roar cop another spanking in Japan

Brisbane Roar cop another spanking in Japan

by , 15 Mar 2017

Brisbane Roar’s AFC Champions League campaign is hanging by a thread after a deflating 3-0 loss away to Kashima Antlers in Japan.

Roar fit and ready for ACL tie

Roar fit and ready for ACL tie

by , 14 Mar 2017

A nine-day turnaround has John Aloisi confident Brisbane Roar will be up for the fight in Tuesday night’s AFC Champions League soccer clash with Japanese side Kashima Antlers.

Roar beat Jets to stay fourth in A-League

Roar beat Jets to stay fourth in A-League

by , 5 Mar 2017

Brisbane retained fourth place on the A-League ladder after winning 3-1 against a Newcastle side, down a player and their coach for 59 minutes, in a drama-packed Sunday night at McDonald Jones Stadium.


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