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Founded in 1996, Perth Glory dominated the old NSL in the early 2000s, winning three premierships and two championships. Since joining the A-League, the club’s fortunes have changed, with the once-mighty Glory often near the foot of the table.
A ten-match unbeaten run through the middle of last season saw Perth climb as high as second, but they only won two of their last nine matches to limp into the finals in sixth place. They knocked off Wellington in the first week, but were done in again by Sydney FC in the semis.
That looks to be about where the Glory can expect to finish again this season. They should have the measure of the teams knocking on the door, but it would be a surprise to see them do anything substantial with a finals spot.
Coach: Richard Garcia
Captain: Diego Castro
2019-20 finish: 4th (6th before finals)
2019-20 top scorer: Bruno Fornaroli (13)
2020-21 first team squad
Tando Velahpi, Alex Grant, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, Darryl Lachman, Nicholas Walsh, Luke Bodnar, James Meredith, Bruno Fornaroli, Daniel Stynes, Declan Hughes, Osama Malik, Giordano Colli, Brandon Wilson, Nick Sullivan, Diego Castro (c), Nicholas D’Agostino, Chris Ikonomidis, Tarek Elrich, Joshua Rawlins, Dane Ingham, Carlo Armiento, Bryce Bafford, Mason Tatafu, Liam Reddy, Cameron Cook, Neil Kilkenny, Andy Keogh