2008–09 Central Coast Mariners FC season

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The 2008-09 season is the Central Coast Mariners FC's 4th season since the inception of the A-League. And due to finishing atop of the ladder for the 2007-08 A-League season, the Mariners will also be competing in the AFC Asian Champions League for the first time, at season's end.

Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Matthew Trott
2 Australia MF André Gumprecht
4 Australia DF Predrag Bojić
5 Australia MF Brad Porter
6 Australia DF David D'Apuzzo
7 Malta MF John Hutchinson
8 Australia DF Dean Heffernan
9 Australia FW Nik Mrdja
10 Australia MF Adrian Caceres
11 Australia FW Dylan Macallister
12 Australia MF Greg Owens
13 Australia DF Paul O'Grady
No. Position Player
15 Australia DF Andrew Clark
16 Australia DF Nigel Boogaard
17 Australia MF Matthew Osman
18 Australia DF Alex Wilkinson (captain)
19 Australia FW Matt Simon
20 Australia GK Danny Vukovic
21 Australia MF Ahmad Elrich
22 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski
23 Australia MF Mile Jedinak
26 Australia MF Chris Tadrosse **
30 Australia GK Andrew Redmayne
40 Australia GK Mark Bosnich *
  • Played 5 matches of a 7 match Guest stint with the club, from August–September 2008.
  • Signed as a short term injury replacement for Dean Heffernan, from Round 7 to Round 11.

Coaching staff[edit]

Squad changes for 2008-09 season[edit]


In
Player From League Date
Australia Adrian Caceres Melbourne Victory Australia A-League 7 February 2008
Australia Ahmad Elrich Wellington Phoenix Australia A-League 10 March 2008
Out
Player To League Date
Australia Alvin Ceccoli Adelaide United FC Australia A-League
Australia Tony Vidmar retired
Australia Tom Pondeljak Melbourne Victory Australia A League
Australia John Aloisi Sydney FC Australia A League

Pre-season[edit]

Fixtures TBA

Hyundai A-League 2008-09 fixtures[edit]

2008-09 Finals series[edit]

Home-and-Away Season[edit]

# Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Melbourne Victory 21 12 2 7 39 27 +12sm=n 38
2 Adelaide United 21 11 5 5 31 19 +12sm=n 38
3 Queensland Roar 21 10 6 5 36 25 +11sm=n 36
4 Central Coast Mariners 21 7 7 7 35 32 +3sm=n 28
5 Sydney FC 21 7 5 9 33 32 +1sm=n 26
6 Wellington Phoenix 21 7 5 9 23 31 -8sm=n 26
7 Perth Glory 21 6 4 11 31 44 -13sm=n 22
8 Newcastle Jets 21 4 6 11 21 39 -18sm=n 18


AFC Asian Champions League[edit]

Champions League squad[edit]

Players in bold have represented their country at senior international level. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Australia GK Matthew Nash
2 Germany MF André Gumprecht
3 Australia DF Shane Huke (ACL)
4 Australia DF Predrag Bojić
5 Australia MF Brad Porter
6 Australia DF David D'Apuzzo
7 Australia MF John Hutchinson
8 Australia DF Dean Heffernan
9 Australia FW Nik Mrdja
10 Australia MF Adrian Caceres
11 Australia FW Dylan Macallister
12 Australia MF Greg Owens
13 Australia DF Paul O'Grady
15 Australia DF Andrew Clark
No. Position Player
16 Australia DF Nigel Boogaard
17 Australia MF Matthew Osman
18 Australia DF Alex Wilkinson (captain)
19 Australia FW Matt Simon
20 Australia GK Danny Vukovic
21 Australia MF Ahmad Elrich
22 Australia MF Nick Rizzo (ACL)
23 Australia FW Adam Kwasnik (ACL)
24 Italy MF Andrea Merenda
25 Australia DF Nathan Sherlock (ACL/youth)
26 Australia FW Brady Smith (ACL/youth)
27 Australia MF Matthew Lewis (ACL/youth)
30 Australia GK Andrew Redmayne (youth)

Long Term Injuries (not in ACL Squad)[edit]

  • None

Squad changes for champions league[edit]

In:

Out:

Group H Table[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
South Korea Pohang Steelers 6 3 3 0 7 3 +4 12
Japan Kawasaki Frontale 6 3 1 2 10 7 +3 10
China Tianjin Teda 6 2 2 2 6 5 1 8
Australia Central Coast Mariners 6 0 2 4 5 13 -8 2

Fixtures[edit]

11 March 2009
20:00
Central Coast Mariners Australia 0 – 0 South Korea Pohang Steelers
Report

18 March 2009
20:00
Tianjin Teda China 2 – 2 Australia Central Coast Mariners
Éber Luís Goal 37'
Wu Wei'an Goal 66'
Report Caceres Goal 49'
Simon Goal 62'
TEDA Football Stadium, Tianjin
Attendance: 27,005
Referee: Abdul Bashir (Singapore)

8 April 2009
20:00
Central Coast Mariners Australia 0 – 5 Japan Kawasaki Frontale
Report Chong Tese Goal 8'
Taniguchi Goal 22'
Júnior Goal 37'
Nakamura Goal 49'
Renatinho Goal 70'
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Attendance: 9,419
Referee: Irmatov Ravshan (Uzbekistan)

21 April 2009
19:00
Kawasaki Frontale Japan 2 – 1 Australia Central Coast Mariners
Juninho Goal 46'
Renatinho Goal 81'
Report Simon Goal 59'
Todoroki Athletics Stadium, Kawasaki
Attendance: 8,419
Referee: Fareed Al-Marzouqi (United Arab Emirates)

5 May 2009
13:00
Pohang Steelers South Korea 3 – 2 Australia Central Coast Mariners
Denilson Goal 8', Goal 77', Goal 88' Report Kwasnik Goal 54',Goal 57'
Steelyard Stadium, Pohang
Attendance: 11,539
Referee: Masoud Hasanali (Iran)

19 May 2009
19:00
Central Coast Mariners Australia 0 – 1 China Tianjin Teda
Report Mao Goal 64'
Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Attendance: 5,843
Referee: Mohsen Basma (Syria)

Player details[edit]

General player statistics[edit]

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition

No. Nat Pos Player Total 2008-09 A-League Finals 2008 Pre-Season Cup 2009 AFC Champions League
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 Australia GK Matthew Nash 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Germany MF Andre Gumprecht 17 1 5 + 6 1 1 0 2 0 2 + 1 0
3 Australia MF Shane Huke 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 + 1 0
4 Australia DF Pedj Bojic 27 0 20 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
5 Australia DF Brad Porter 32 1 20 + 1 0 2 0 3 1 3 + 3 0
6 Australia DF David D'Apuzzo 10 0 2 + 6 0 0 0 1 + 1 0 0 0
7 Malta MF John Hutchinson 31 2 20 2 2 0 3 0 6 0
8 Australia DF Dean Heffernan 14 0 5 + 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 0
9 Australia FW Nik Mrdja 22 4 3 + 11 2 0 + 2 1 0 + 3 1 3 0
10 Australia MF Adrian Caceres 29 3 17 + 3 2 1 + 1 0 3 0 2 + 2 1
11 Australia FW Dylan Macallister 26 5 12 + 5 4 2 0 3 1 2 + 2 0
12 Australia MF Greg Owens 1 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Australia DF Paul O'Grady 9 0 3 + 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
15 Australia DF Andrew Clark 18 0 7 + 4 0 1 + 1 0 2 0 3 0
16 Australia DF Nigel Boogaard 18 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 5 0
17 Australia MF Matthew Osman 27 0 13 + 4 0 2 0 2 + 1 0 5 0
18 Australia DF Alex Wilkinson 32 0 21 0 2 0 3 0 6 0
19 Australia FW Matt Simon 25 13 16 + 3 11 2 0 0 0 4 2
20 Australia GK Danny Vukovic 27 0 16 0 2 0 2 + 1 0 6 0
21 Australia MF Ahmed Elrich 9 1 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 + 3 0
22 Australia FW Sasho Petrovski 25 7 16 + 4 6 0 + 2 0 3 1 0 0
22 Australia MF Nick Rizzo 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 + 1 0
23 Australia MF Mile Jedinak 15 6 15 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Australia MF Adam Kwasnik 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 + 1 2
24 Italy MF Andrea Merenda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 Australia FW Brady Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
25 Australia DF Nathan Sherlock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Australia MF Chris Tadrosse 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Australia MF Matthew Lewis 1 0 0 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Australia GK Andrew Redmayne 2 0 1 + 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
40 Australia GK Mark Bosnich 6 0 4 0 0 0 1 + 1 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Last updated 20 February 2009

Name Pre-Season A-League Finals Total
Australia Matt Simon 0 11 0 11
Australia Mile Jedinak 0 06 0 06
Australia Sasho Petrovski 0 06 0 06
Australia Dylan Macallister 0 04 0 04
Australia Nik Mrdja 0 02 1 03
Australia Adrian Caceres 0 02 0 02
Malta John Hutchinson 0 02 0 02
Australia Matthew Osman 0 01 0 01
Australia Andre Gumprecht 0 01 0 01

References[edit]

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