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 The Western Sydney Wanderers adopted the ‘Wanderers’ nickname with historical reference to the Wanderers team who played King’s School team at Parramatta Common in 1888, the first recorded match of Association Football in Australia.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

Gombau and Lowe: A tale of two sackings

Gombau and Lowe: A tale of two sackings

by , 21 Apr 2018

Well, as is often the case with the four A-League teams who fail to make the finals, the culling has begun.

Josep Gombau out as Wanderers coach

Josep Gombau out as Wanderers coach

by , 19 Apr 2018

The Western Sydney Wanderers have announced the immediate departure of coach Josep Gombau, following the club’s disappointing seventh-placed finish this season.

Josep Gombau denies Wanderers unrest speculation

Josep Gombau denies Wanderers unrest speculation

by , 16 Apr 2018

Western Sydney coach Josep Gombau has played down rumours of dressing room unrest, after the club missed the A-League finals for only the second time in their history.

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

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

by , 15 Apr 2018

Match result: The Western Sydney Wanderers’ season is over after a final-round loss confirms they’ll miss out on the top six.

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

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

by , 7 Apr 2018

Match result: Western Sydney’s finals dreams are still alive after they took a dominant 3-nil win against the Brisbane Roar.

Red and Black Bloc boycott remainder of A-League season

Red and Black Bloc boycott remainder of A-League season

by , 6 Apr 2018

The A-League’s most notorious active support group, the Red and Black Bloc, have announced they won’t be attending any more matches this season, including any potential finals matches for the Western Sydney Wanderers.

How the West was won, and maybe lost

How the West was won, and maybe lost

by , 2 Apr 2018

It seems like only a short while ago, FFA were delving into the many areas that make up what is popularly referred to as Western Sydney.

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

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

by , 31 Mar 2018

A few weeks ago it would have seemed that these two teams were worlds apart – but with three matches to go, only five points separates fourth-placed Melbourne Victory and the finals fighting Western Sydney Wanderers. AAMI Park is the stage for these two giants to square up in the race for the top six.

Wanderers walloped by Melbourne City

Wanderers walloped by Melbourne City

by , 24 Mar 2018

A-League golden boot winner Bruno Fornaroli has returned to his regular goalscoring ways, netting and assisting in Melbourne City’s 3-0 win over Western Sydney.

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

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

by , 24 Mar 2018

Match result: A-League golden boot winner Bruno Fornaroli has returned to his regular goalscoring ways, netting and assisting in Melbourne City’s 3-0 win over Western Sydney.


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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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