2008–09 Wellington Phoenix FC season

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Wellington Phoenix FC
2008–09 season
CEO Tony Pignata
Manager Ricki Herbert
A-League 6th
Preseason Cup 2nd
Finals Did not qualify
Top goalscorer Shane Smeltz
12 Goals
Highest home attendance 10,516 v Queensland
17 August 2008
Lowest home attendance 5,500 v Newcastle
23 November 2008
Home colours
Away colours

The 2008–09 season was Wellington Phoenix's second season in the A-League.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Mark Paston
2 New Zealand DF Jeremy Christie
3 New Zealand DF Tony Lochhead
4 Australia DF Jon McKain
5 Australia DF Karl Dodd
6 New Zealand MF Tim Brown (Vice-Captain)
7 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos
8 New Zealand FW Vaughan Coveny
9 New Zealand FW Shane Smeltz
10 Australia MF Michael Ferrante
11 Brazil MF Daniel
12 Australia MF Richard Johnson
13 Australia MF Troy Hearfield
No. Position Player
15 Australia FW Adam Kwasnik
16 New Zealand DF David Mulligan
17 Australia MF Vince Lia
18 New Zealand DF Ben Sigmund
19 New Zealand FW Greg Draper
20 New Zealand GK Glen Moss
21 China MF Leilei Gao
22 Australia DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23 New Zealand FW Kosta Barbarouses
25 Malta DF Manny Muscat
26 Brazil MF Fred
30 Australia GK Scott Higgins

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player From Notes
4 DF Australia Jon McKain Romania FCU Politehnica Timişoara
7 MF New Zealand Leo Bertos Australia Perth Glory
13 MF Australia Troy Hearfield Australia Newcastle Jets
16 DF New Zealand David Mulligan England Port Vale
21 MF China Leilei Gao Finland MyPa
22 DF Australia Andrew Durante Australia Newcastle Jets
25 DF Malta Manny Muscat Australia Green Gully Cavaliers
26 MF Brazil Fred United States DC United On loan
30 GK Australia Scott Higgins Australia Adelaide United Short term injury cover

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player From Notes
4 DF Brazil Cleberson Contract terminated
13 DF Australia Steven Old AustraliaMacarthur Rams
14 DF Australia Steven O'Dor Released
15 MF Brazil George Contract terminated
16 DF Australia Kristian Rees Released
18 MF Australia Ahmad Elrich Australia Central Coast Mariners
21 MF Brazil Felipe Poland Wisla Krakow
22 FW Australia Royce Brownlie Released
26 MF Brazil Fred United States DC United Loan expired
30 GK New Zealand Jacob Spoonley New Zealand Auckland City FC

Matches[edit]

2008 Pre-Season Cup fixtures[edit]

Table Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
Wellington Phoenix 3 2 1 0 5 3 7
Central Coast Mariners 3 2 0 1 5 2 6
Sydney FC 3 1 0 2 4 7 3
Queensland Roar 3 0 1 2 3 5 1

2008-09 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Ground H H A H A H A A H A A H H A H H A H A H A
Result D L L D L W D W L L W W W L D W L W L D L
Position 2 8 8 7 8 7 7 7 7 8 6 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 6

Source: Matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 21 12 2 7 39 27 +12 38 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Adelaide United 21 11 5 5 31 19 +12 38
3 Queensland Roar 21 10 6 5 36 25 +11 36 2009 A-League Finals Series
4 Central Coast Mariners 21 7 7 7 35 32 +3 28
5 Sydney FC 21 7 5 9 33 32 +1 26
6 Wellington Phoenix 21 7 5 9 23 31 −8 26
7 Perth Glory 21 6 4 11 31 44 −13 22
8 Newcastle Jets 21 4 6 11 21 39 −18 18

Source: the-AFC.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to sixth place qualify for the 2009 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2009 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2010 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2010 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2010 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.


Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Minutes Played per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 App. GS Substituted in Substituted off Min.
1 New Zealand Tony Lochhead 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off63 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 21 21 0 1 1,863
2 New Zealand Shane Smeltz 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off83 90 90 90 90 Substituted off89 90 90 90 20 20 0 2 1,792
3 Australia Michael Ferrante 90 90 90 90 Substituted in21 Substituted in24 Substituted in26 Substituted in23 90 90 Substituted off81 90 Substituted off73 Substituted off75 Substituted off61 Substituted off77 Substituted off80 Substituted in10 90 19 14 5 6 1,181
4 Australia Jon McKain 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off88 Substituted off78 18 18 0 2 1,606
5 Australia Karl Dodd Substituted off89 Substituted in16 Substituted off87 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted in22 90 90 90 90 90 90 17 15 2 2 1,384
New Zealand Tim Brown Substituted in3 Substituted in6 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off72 90 90 90 90 90 Yellow-red card.svg51 17 15 2 1 1,302
Brazil Daniel Substituted off72 Substituted off61 Substituted in29 Substituted off72 90 Substituted in18 Substituted in16 Substituted in18 Substituted in16 Substituted in2 Substituted in18 Substituted in17 Substituted in24 90 Substituted in44 Substituted off74 Substituted off67 17 7 10 5 728
8 Australia Andrew Durante 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Yellow-red card.svg90 Substituted off46 Substituted in8 16 15 1 1 1,314
New Zealand Leo Bertos 90 90 Substituted in10 Substituted in44 Substituted off72 Substituted off89 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 14 2 2 1,125
10 New Zealand Ben Sigmund Substituted in18 Substituted in5 90 Substituted off66 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off68 90 90 90 15 13 2 2 1,147
11 Malta Manny Muscat 90 Substituted off74 90 90 Substituted off69 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 14 14 0 2 1,223
Australia Troy Hearfield Substituted in18 90 90 Substituted off74 Substituted off70 Substituted off78 Substituted in21 Substituted in7 Substituted in27 90 Substituted off66 Substituted off71 Substituted off89 Red card.svg64 14 10 4 7 855
13 New Zealand Glen Moss 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted in44 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 13 12 1 0 1,124
14 Australia Adam Kwasnik 90 90 Substituted off55 Substituted in20 90 Substituted off72 Substituted off80 Substituted off46 Substituted in19 Substituted in1 Substituted in16 Substituted in23 12 7 5 4 602
15 New Zealand Jeremy Christie Substituted in16 Substituted in21 Substituted in24 Substituted in9 Substituted in15 Substituted in29 Substituted in13 Substituted in10 Substituted in2 Substituted in12 10 0 10 0 151
16 New Zealand Mark Paston 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off46 9 9 0 1 766
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny Substituted in29 Substituted in35 90 Substituted off69 Substituted off66 Substituted off64 Substituted off74 Substituted off66 Substituted in1 9 6 3 5 494
18 China Leilei Gao Substituted off61 Substituted in16 90 Substituted off69 90 90 90 Substituted off67 8 7 1 3 573
19 Australia Richard Johnson Substituted in1 90 Substituted off74 90 Substituted off84 90 90 7 6 1 2 519
20 New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses Substituted in24 Substituted in12 Substituted in1 Substituted off80 Substituted off82 5 2 3 2 199
21 New Zealand David Mulligan 90 90 Substituted off85 3 3 0 1 265
Brazil Fred Substituted off74 Substituted off88 90 3 3 0 2 252
23 New Zealand Greg Draper 0 0 0 0 0
Australia Vince Lia 0 0 0 0 0

      Player Started           Player Subbed In           Player Suspended           Player Injured

Goal scorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 New Zealand Shane Smeltz 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 12
2 New Zealand Tim Brown 1 1 1 3
3 Australia Troy Hearfield 1 1 2
New Zealand Leo Bertos 1 1 2
5 Brazil Fred 1 1
Australia Karl Dodd 1 1
New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses 1 1
Own goal 1 1

      Goal scored from penalty kick           2 goals scored from penalty kick    

Goal assists[edit]

Rank Player Assists per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
1 New Zealand Leo Bertos 1 1 1 1 1 1 6
2 Australia Troy Hearfield 1 2 3
3 Brazil Daniel 1 1 2
New Zealand Tony Lochhead 1 1 2
Australia Jon McKain 1 1 2
6 New Zealand Tim Brown 1 1
New Zealand Vaughan Coveny 1 1
China Leilei Gao 1 1
New Zealand Ben Sigmund 1 1
New Zealand Shane Smeltz 1 1

Discipline[edit]

Rank Player Cards per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg
1 Australia Jon McKain Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 7
2 Australia Troy Hearfield Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Red card.svg 2 1
New Zealand Tim Brown Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg 3 1
Australia Karl Dodd Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 5
5 Australia Andrew Durante Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg 2 1
6 Australia Michael Ferrante Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 3
China Leilei Gao Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 3
Malta Manny Muscat Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 3
9 New Zealand Leo Bertos Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
New Zealand Tony Lochhead Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
Australia Richard Johnson Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
New Zealand Shane Smeltz Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
13 New Zealand Vaughan Coveny Yellow card.svg 1
Brazil Daniel Yellow card.svg 1
New Zealand David Mulligan Yellow card.svg 1
New Zealand Ben Sigmund Yellow card.svg 1
Australia Adam Kwasnik Yellow card.svg 1
Brazil Fred Yellow card.svg 1

Goal times[edit]

Times in which goals have been scored in the 2008-09 season
nth Min.   Goals for Wellington Phoenix     Goals against Wellington Phoenix  
01-05
1
0
06-10
0
1
11-15
1
2
16-20
0
3
21-25
1
1
26-30
1
0
31-35
2
1
36-40
0
3
41-45
1
1
46-50
1
4
51-55
3
0
56-60
2
3
61-65
2
0
66-70
1
4
71-75
0
1
76-80
2
3
81-85
1
1
86-90
4
3

Home attendance[edit]

Date Round Attendance Opposition Stadium
17 August 2008 Round 1 10,516 QueenslandRoarColours.png Queensland Roar Westpac Stadium
24 August 2008 Round 2 6,110 MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory
14 September 2008 Round 4 6,926 CentralCoastColours 2.png Central Coast Mariners
28 September 2008 Round 6 6,729 SydneyFCColours.png Sydney FC
26 October 2008 Round 9 6,543 QueenslandRoarColours.png Queensland Roar
23 November 2008 Round 12 5,500 NewcastleJetsColours.png Newcastle Jets
28 November 2008 Round 13 7,953 MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory
14 December 2008 Round 15 6,362 PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
19 December 2008 Round 16 6,722 CentralCoastColours 2.png Central Coast Mariners
4 January 2009 Round 18 7,520 NewcastleJetsColours.png Newcastle Jets
18 January 2009 Round 20 8,241 AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United
Total 79,122
Average 7,193

Club[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

  • First team Coach: New Zealand Ricki Herbert
  • Assistant Coach: New Zealand Stu Jacobs
  • First team Physiotherapist: New Zealand Adam Crump
  • Masseur: New Zealand Dene Carroll
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach: England Ed Baranowski

Kit[edit]

Supplier: Reebok
Sponsor(s): Sony

Home
Away

End of Season Awards[edit]

See also List of Wellington Phoenix FC End of Season Awards

References[edit]

External links[edit]