Wellington Phoenix

Wellington PhoenixThe Wellington Phoenix was founded in 2007 after the withdrawal of the New Zealand Knights from the A-League. Enjoying much greater success than their predecessors, the club made history in 2009/10 by becoming the first New Zealand team to make the finals of an Australian football competition, and backed up that up with consecutive top-six finishes in the two seasons that followed. However a poor 2012/13 season saw the departure of foundation coach Ricki Herbert, with Ernie Merrick taking the reigns at the commencement of the 2013/14 season.

The club hasn’t enjoyed much success in recent years, and only the Central Coast Mariners had a worse season than the Phoenix in 2015-16. The Wellington-based club won just seven games for the season and finished in ninth spot, only narrowly missing out on the wooden spoon.

However, the signings of Gui Finkler and Kosta Barbarouses have the side poised for an improved performance in 2016-17.

2015-16 season: 9th

2016-17 squad: Lewis Italiano, Glen Moss, Oliver Sail, Dylan Fox, Thomas Doyle, Louis Fenton, Marco Rossi, Andrew Durante, Matthew Ridenton, Alex Rufer, Roly Bonevacia, Alex Rodriguez, Michael McGlinchey, Vince Lia, James McGarry, Gui Finkler, Kosta Barbarouses, Hamish Watson, Roy Krishna, Logan Rogerson.

Coach: Ernie Merrick

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

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Last updated: 22 September, 2016

Wellington Phoenix Articles

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

Wellington Phoenix vs Melbourne City: A-League live scores

by , 14 Apr 2018

The final round of the A-League continues with what is essentially a dead rubber as the Wellington Phoenix play host to a Melbourne City outfit primed for the finals. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEST).

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores

Melbourne Victory vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores

by , 8 Apr 2018

Match result: Melbourne got the Victory on Sunday, defeating Wellington 2-1.

Adelaide United continue march to finals with thumping win over Phoenix

Adelaide United continue march to finals with thumping win over Phoenix

by , 31 Mar 2018

Adelaide United have continued their march towards finals football with a comprehensive 3-1 win over the Wellington Phoenix at Coopers Stadium.

Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

Adelaide United vs Wellington Phoenix: A-League live scores, blog

by , 30 Mar 2018

Match result: Adelaide United have added another win to their ledger on Friday night, defeating the Wellington Phoenix 2-1.

Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

Wellington Phoenix vs Brisbane Roar: A-League live scores, blog

by , 25 Mar 2018

Match result: Wellington and Brisbane fought out a 2-all draw on Sunday afternoon.

Nix nice, Newcastle nicer

Nix nice, Newcastle nicer

by , 17 Mar 2018

Wellington have put in a performance belying their bottom of the table position, to push the high flying Jets all the way in a game that resulted in a 1-nil win to Newcastle.

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

Wellington Phoenix vs Newcastle Jets: A-League live scores, blog

by , 17 Mar 2018 Video

Match result: Wellington have put in a performance belying their bottom of the table position, to push the high flying Jets all the way in a game that resulted in a 1-nil win to Newcastle.

Greenacre confident of Phoenix revival

Greenacre confident of Phoenix revival

by , 11 Mar 2018

Interim Wellington Phoenix coach Chris Greenacre says he’s not in any rush to land a permanent head coaching position, but insists the perennial A-League battlers can recapture the success of his playing days.

Wanderers whack Wellington 4-1

Wanderers whack Wellington 4-1

by , 10 Mar 2018

The Western Sydney Wanderers have consolidated their place in the top six with an ultimately comprehensive performance over a team that played as if they have nothing to play for, the home side running out comfortable 4-1 winners.

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

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

by , 10 Mar 2018

Match result: The Western Sydney Wanderers have consolidated their place in the top six with an ultimately comprehensive performance over a team that played as if they have nothing to play for, the home side running out comfortable 4-1 winners.


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