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 The Western Sydney Wanderers adopted the ‘Wanderers’ nickname with historical reference to the Wanderers team who played King’s School team at Parramatta Common in 1888, the first recorded match of Association Football in Australia.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

Western Sydney Wanderers Articles

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 19 Jan 2018

The Western Sydney Wanderers will welcome the Melbourne Victory to ANZ Stadium in Round 17 of the A-League. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 7:50pm AEDT.

A-League live scores: Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers

A-League live scores: Wellington Phoenix vs Western Sydney Wanderers

by , 13 Jan 2018

Match result: Wellington had 14 more shots than the Western Sydney Wanderers but the two sides fought out a 1-all draw on Saturday.

Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United: A-League live scores, blog

Western Sydney Wanderers v Adelaide United: A-League live scores, blog

by , 10 Jan 2018

The Western Sydney Wanderers return home on a two-game winning streak up against fellow finals contender Adelaide United, who got the job done out west last week. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEDT).

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

by , 10 Jan 2018

The Wellington Phoenix are cemented to the bottom of the A-League table and will need to turn things around when they return home against the Melbourne Victory. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEDT).

Resurgent Wanderers cut through beleaguered Brisbane 2-0 at Suncorp

Resurgent Wanderers cut through beleaguered Brisbane 2-0 at Suncorp

by , 6 Jan 2018

Astronomically insignificant a marker though it may be, the new year nonetheless provides a nice, agreed-upon point where, en masse, the slate might be wiped clean.

Merciless Sydney eviscerate Wanderers 5-0 in derby

Merciless Sydney eviscerate Wanderers 5-0 in derby

by , 10 Dec 2017

A revolution can’t occur without a violent reset. The slate must be harshly wiped clean for a new regime to stand stable and secure.

Arnold ‘flattered’ by Wanderers approaches

Arnold ‘flattered’ by Wanderers approaches

by , 8 Dec 2017

Graham Arnold says he’s “nervous for the families” of Western Sydney defenders after confirming the club made a pre-derby approach to sign his Sydney FC first-team backline.

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

by , 8 Dec 2017

With so much news around Australian football at the moment, let’s not forget the intriguing round that will unravel over the weekend.

What is going wrong for Western Sydney Wanderers?

What is going wrong for Western Sydney Wanderers?

by , 5 Dec 2017

Disorganised. Unpassionate. Insipid. Those are the words used by former Adelaide United and Sydney FC coach, and Fox Sports pundit John Kosmina to describe the Western Sydney Wanderers.

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

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

by , 2 Dec 2017

Match result: The Brisbane Roar have taken an important win on the road against the Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium, recording a 2-0 victory on Saturday.


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The Crowd Says (1)

  • August 24th 2014 @ 1:01pm
    clary said | August 24th 2014 @ 1:01pm | ! Report

    i think the whole team is amazing and should continue playing soccer for years to come. I certainly enjoy watching the team play either in a stadium or at home on the TV, either way they are wonderful soccer players.
    🙂

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