2006 A-League Grand Final

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2006 A-League Grand Final
A-League logo
Event 2005–06 A-League
Date 5 March 2006
Venue Aussie Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Man of the Match Dwight Yorke, Sydney FC
Referee Mark Shield
Attendance 41,689
2007

The 2006 A-League Grand Final took place at Aussie Stadium in Sydney on 5 March 2006. Sydney FC had the home ground advantage after beating Adelaide United over 2 semifinal legs. Sydney FC would eventually go on to take the honours of being crowned the first ever A-League Champions, defeating the Central Coast Mariners. Steve Corica scored the only and winning goal in the 62nd minute after a pass from Sydney captain Dwight Yorke.

Route to the final[edit]

  Semi-finals Preliminary-final Grand Final
    L1 L2    
    February 10 & 17                        
1  Adelaide United 2 1     5 March
2  Sydney FC 2 2     26 February          Sydney FC 1
       Adelaide United 0      Central Coast Mariners 0
  February 12 & 19      Central Coast Mariners 1  
3  Central Coast Mariners 1 1
4  Newcastle Jets 0 1  

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

5 March 2006
17:00 AEDT
Sydney FC 1 – 0 Central Coast Mariners
Corica Goal 62' (Report)
Aussie Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 41,689
Referee: Mark Shield
Sydney FC
Central Coast Mariners
GK 1 Australia Clint Bolton
DF 3 Australia Alvin Ceccoli
DF 4 Australia Mark Rudan Substituted off 72'
DF 8 Australia Matthew Bingley
MF 10 Australia Steve Corica
FW 11 Australia Sasho Petrovski Substituted off 90'
MF 12 Australia David Carney
MF 14 Australia Andrew Packer
MF 15 Northern Ireland Terry McFlynn
DF 17 Australia Jacob Timpano Substituted off 81'
FW 19 Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke (c)
Substitutes:
GK 20 Australia Justin Pasfield
DF 2 Australia Iain Fyfe Substituted in 72'
MF 7 Australia Robbie Middleby Substituted in 90'
FW 23 Australia Ruben Zadkovich Substituted in 81'
Manager:
Germany Pierre Littbarski


Joe Marston Medal: Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke

Assistant Referees: Nathan Gibson, Ben Wilson.
Fourth Official: Matthew Breeze.

Sydney V Central Coast.svg
GK 20 Australia Danny Vukovic
DF 2 Republic of Ireland Wayne O'Sullivan
MF 4 Australia Noel Spencer (c) Booked 57'
DF 5 Australia Michael Beauchamp
MF 6 Germany Andre Gumprecht
DF 8 Australia Dean Heffernan
MF 10 Australia Tom Pondeljak
MF 11 Australia Damien Brown Substituted off 68'
FW 12 Scotland Stewart Petrie Substituted off 73'
FW 15 Australia Andrew Clark
DF 18 Australia Alex Wilkinson Substituted off 84'
Substitutes:
GK 30 Australia Matthew Trott
DF 17 Australia Matthew Osman Substituted in 68'
MF 3 Australia Paul O'Grady Substituted in 84'
FW 19 Australia Adam Kwasnik Substituted in 73'
Manager:
Scotland Lawrie McKinna


A-League
2006 Champions
Australia
Sydney FC
First Title

Statistics[edit]

Sydney Central Coast
Attempts at goal 15 15
Attempts on target 6 5
Attempts off target 9 10
Attempts - Woodwork 0 0
Keeper saves 4 3
Ball possession 50% 50%
Corners 4 9
Fouls committed 20 16
Offsides 4 3
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

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