Western Sydney Wanderers

The much-anticipated addition of a second Sydney team was realised in 2012, with the FFA announcing that Western Sydney Wanderers would enter the A-League in the 2012/13 season. The Western Sydney Wanderers adopted the ‘Wanderers’ nickname with historical reference to the Wanderers team who played King’s School team at Parramatta Common in 1888, the first recorded match of Association Football in Australia.

The Wanderers’ have been coached since their inception by Socceroo legend and former Sydney FC defender Tony Popovic. The team’s home playing colours are comprised of red, black and white.

The Wanderers proved to be heavy hitters in the competition from the outset, winning the premiership in their first season in the competition, but losing to the Central Coast Mariners in the grand final. The Wanderers again made the season decider in 2014, but went down to premiers Brisbane 2-1 in extra time after holding the lead until the 84th minute.

2014, however, wasn’t all disappointment for Western Sydney. On November 1, 2014 the side won the 2014 AFC Champions League final, defeating Saudi-Arabian club Al-Hilal FC 1-0 on aggregate at the end of a two-game finals series. Western Sydney are the only Australian club to win the competition thus far.

2015-16 continued the Wanderers’ poor grand final record, as they were easily cast aside by Adelaide United 3-1 in the season’s final match.

2015-16 season: 2nd, lost in grand final

2016-17 squad: Jerrad Tyson, Andrew Redmayne, Shannon Cole, Jack Clisby, Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Brendan Hamill, Scott Neville, Aritz Borda, Robert Cornthwaite, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Jackson Bandiera, Mitch Nichols, Steve Lustica, Dimas, Nicolás Martinez, Bruno Piñatares, Kearyn Baccus, Jacob Melling, Mario Shabow, Liam Youlley, Kerem Bulut, Brendon Santalab, Jumpei, Jaushua Sotirio, Lachlan Scott.

Coach: Tony Popovic

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

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

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Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix: FFA Cup live scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix: FFA Cup live scores, blog

by , 1 Aug 2017

The Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix will kick off their charge towards the new A-League season with their opening games of the 2017 FFA Cup. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 7:30pm (AEST).

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Football live scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Arsenal: Football live scores, blog

by , 15 Jul 2017 Popular article! Video

Match result: Arsenal have comfortably beaten the Western Sydney Wanderers on Saturday night at ANZ Stadium, but the Wanderers did at least manage a goal of their own against the visiting EPL giants.

Wanderers’ firm message may not reach their bad apples

Wanderers’ firm message may not reach their bad apples

by , 15 Jul 2017

This week Western Sydney Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas sent a letter out to club members. The statement, reinforced with a deliberately stern tone, was aimed at a troublesome minority.

Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers live stream: How to watch the game on online and on TV

Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers live stream: How to watch the game on online and on TV

by , 15 Jul 2017 Popular article!

Arsenal will play their second match in Australia against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Alliance Stadium on Saturday, 15th of July.

Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers kick-off time: Pre-season friendly start time, squads, broadcast details and match information

Arsenal vs Western Sydney Wanderers kick-off time: Pre-season friendly start time, squads, broadcast details and match information

by , 15 Jul 2017

English football giants Arsenal will continue their lead up to the English Premier season with their second match in Australia against the Western Sydney Wanderers.

Arsenal unveil star-laden squad for Sydney tour

Arsenal unveil star-laden squad for Sydney tour

by , 10 Jul 2017

Arsenal’s most expensive signing in history is poised to debut at ANZ Stadium this week after Alexandre Lacazette was named in the 25-man squad to play Sydney FC and Western Sydney.

Wanderers sign Spanish marquee striker

Wanderers sign Spanish marquee striker

by , 5 Jul 2017

Western Sydney have signed La Liga striker Oriol Riera on a two-season A-League marquee contract.

SBS confirm broadcast of Arsenal’s Australian tour

SBS confirm broadcast of Arsenal’s Australian tour

by , 4 Jul 2017

It has been confirmed that SBS will broadcast both of Arsenal’s Australian tour games in July.

Wanderers restore Australian football pride with Shanghai win

Wanderers restore Australian football pride with Shanghai win

by , 11 May 2017

Western Sydney have salvaged some pride from their dead-and-buried Asian Champions League campaign, defeating big-spending Shanghai SIPG 3-2 in their final group game.

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

Urawa Red Diamonds vs Western Sydney Wanderers: Asian Champions League live scores, blog

by , 26 Apr 2017

The Western Sydney Wanderers are on the brink of elimination in the Asian Champions League as they face a Urawa Red Diamonds side looking to lock in their passage to the next round. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 8:30pm (AEST).


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