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Adelaide United joined the A-League in its inaugural 2005-06 season, after being formed at the beginning of the final NSL season. They are regarded as one of the more consistent A-League clubs, securing two championships and a record two FFA Cup triumphs.
The Reds recovered from a rough start to the season – where they won just one of their first six matches – to qualify for the A-League finals in fifth position. They struck first in their elimination final with Melbourne Victory, but two late goals to the home side saw them run out 2-1 victors and bring Adelaide’s season to a close.
With quality acquisitions in the offseason offset by some big-name departures, the South Australians are predicted to be a finals contender – but the jury is out as to whether they can do any more damage than that.
Coach: Marco Kurz
2017-18 finish: 5th
2017-18 top scorer: Johan Absalonsen (8)
Championships: 2005-06, 2015-16
Daniel Margush, Michael Marrone, Scott Galloway, Ryan Strain, Taylor Regan, Vince Lia, Ryan Kitto, Isaias (c), Baba Diawara, Ken Ilso, Craig Goodwin, George Blackwood, Nathan Konstandopoulos, Nikola Mileusnic, Lachlan Brook, Paul Izzo, Michael Jakobsen, Jordan Elsey, Pacifique Niyongabire, Aladin Irabona, Ben Halloran, Louis D’Arrigo, Kristin Konstandopoulos, Paul Wilson, Isaac Richards, Mirko Boland, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos