2010–11 in Australian soccer

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The 2010–11 season is the 128th season of competitive soccer in Australia.

The season began on 27 February 2010 for the New South Wales Premier League.[1] Most other state leagues started within two weeks.

The 2010–11 A-League season kicked off on 5 August 2010.[2]

Promotion and relegation (pre-season)[edit]

Teams promoted to the A-League 2010-11

Teams promoted to the New South Wales Premier League 2010

Teams demoted to the New South Wales Super League

Teams promoted to the Victorian Premier League 2010

Teams demoted to the Victorian State League Division One

Managerial changes[edit]

A-League[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment Table
CentralCoastColours 2.png Central Coast Mariners Lawrie McKinna Reassigned 9 February 2010[3] 8th (09–10) Graham Arnold 10 February 2010[4] Pre-season
MelbourneHeartColours.png Melbourne Heart
N/A (New Club)
John van 't Schip[5] 12 October 2009 Pre-season
NorthQueenslandColours.png North Queensland Fury Ian Ferguson Moved to Perth Glory (asst.) 6 April 2010[6] 7th (09-10) Frantisek Straka 7 June 2010 Pre-season
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United Aurelio Vidmar Promoted to Olyroos coach & Socceroos assistant coach 3 June 2010[7] 10th (09–10) TBA TBA Pre-season

New South Wales Premier League[edit]

Team Outgoing Manner Date Incoming Date
Sydney United FC Ante Milicic Mutual Agreement 18 November 2009[8] David Zdrilic 4 December 2009[9]
Blacktown City Demons FC Ken Schembri Resigned 15 October 2009[10] Aytek Genc 15 October 2009
Manly United Phil Moss Moved to CCM as assistant coach to Graham Arnold. 14 May 2010[11] Craig Midgley 14 May 2010

Victorian Premier League[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

  • 6th: North Queensland Fury manager Ian Ferguson announces he will be leaving the club as head manager and joining the Perth Glory following a turbulent season which saw him come under much scrutiny following results, players chosen as well as off field issues, including a public spiff with marquee player Robbie Fowler, who also signed with Perth Glory in the off season.[18]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Retirements[edit]

  • 11 February 2010: Steve Corica, 37-year-old Sydney FC midfielder after sustaining a hamstring injury in the final game of the season against Melbourne Victory which required surgery, thus ending his season. Corica represented Australia 32 times, scoring 5 times.[36]

National team[edit]

  • Home team is on the left, away team on the right.

International Friendlies[edit]

24 May 2010
Australia  2 – 1  New Zealand
Dario Vidošić Goal 56'
Brett Holman Goal 90+3'
Report Chris Killen Goal 16'
MCG, Melbourne
Attendance: 55,659
Referee: Ricardo Salazar (United States)
1 June 2010
Australia  1–0  Denmark
Kennedy Goal 71' Report
Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Gauteng,South Africa
Attendance: 6,000
5 June 2010
Australia  1–3  United States
Cahill Goal 17' Buddle Goal 4'31'
Gomez
Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Attendance: 6,000
11 August 2010
UTC+2
Slovenia  2–0  Australia
Dedic Goal 78'
Ljubijankic Goal 90+1'
Report
3 September 2010
UTC+2
Switzerland  0 – 0  Australia
Report
AFG Arena, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Attendance: 14, 660
Referee: Thomas Einwaller (Austria)
7 September 2010
UTC+2
Poland  1 – 2  Australia
Lewandowski Goal 18' Report Brett Holman Goal 13'
Wilkshire Goal pen' (26)
9 October 2010
UTC+2
Australia  1 – 0  Paraguay
Carney Goal 53' Report[dead link]
Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Attendance: 25,210
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)
17 November 2010
UTC+2
Egypt  3 – 0  Australia
TBA, Cairo, Egypt

2011 Asian Cup Qualifiers[edit]

6 January 2010
Kuwait  2 – 2  Australia
Bandar Goal 40'
Naser Goal 44'
Report[dead link] Wilkshire Goal 2'
Heffernan Goal 4'
3 March 2010
Australia  1 – 0  Indonesia
Milligan Goal 42' (Report)[dead link]
Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 20,422
Referee: Kenji Ogiya (Japan)

2010 FIFA World Cup (South Africa)[edit]

13 June 2010
20:30 UTC+2
Germany  4 – 0  Australia
Podolski Goal 8'
Klose Goal 26'
Müller Goal 67'
Cacau Goal 70'
Report[dead link]
19 June 2010
16:00 UTC+2
Ghana  1 – 1  Australia
Gyan Goal 25' (pen.) Report[dead link] Holman Goal 11'
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Attendance: 34,812
Referee: Roberto Rosetti (Italy)
23 June 2010
20:30 UTC+2
Australia  2–1  Serbia
Cahill Goal 69'
Holman Goal 73'
Report[dead link] Pantelić Goal 84'
Mbombela Stadium
Attendance: 37,836
Referee: Jorge Larrionda (Uruguay)

Goal scorers[edit]

Player Goals
Brett Holman 4
Tim Cahill 2
Luke Wilkshire 2
Dean Heffernan 1
Mark Milligan 1
Dario Vidošić 1
Joshua Kennedy 1
David Carney 1

League Tables[edit]

2010–11 Hyundai A-League[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 30 18 11 1 58 26 +32 65 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Central Coast Mariners 30 16 9 5 50 31 +19 57
3 Adelaide United 30 15 5 10 51 36 +15 50 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
4 Gold Coast United 30 12 10 8 40 32 +8 46 2011 A-League Finals Series
5 Melbourne Victory 30 11 10 9 45 39 +6 43
6 Wellington Phoenix 30 12 5 13 39 41 −2 41
7 Newcastle Jets 30 9 8 13 29 33 −4 35
8 Melbourne Heart 30 8 11 11 32 42 −10 35
9 Sydney FC 30 8 10 12 35 40 −5 34
10 Perth Glory 30 5 8 17 27 54 −27 23
11 North Queensland Fury 30 4 7 19 28 60 −32 19 Disbanded at end of season

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 2011 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2011 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2011 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.

2010 NSWPL[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Bonnyrigg White Eagles 17 10 2 5 33 16 +17 32 Top 5 to Qualify for Finals
2 Sydney United 58 17 9 3 5 30 16 +14 30
3 Marconi Stallions 17 10 5 2 22 17 +5 35
4 Blacktown City 17 9 4 4 29 20 +9 31
5 Sutherland Sharks 17 8 7 2 26 18 +8 31
6 Bankstown City 17 6 8 3 29 28 +1 26
7 Rockdale City Suns 16 4 3 9 17 18 −1 15
8 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 16 6 7 3 23 31 −8 25
9 South Coast Wolves 17 4 9 4 20 34 −14 21
10 Sydney Olympic 17 4 10 3 25 31 −6 22
11 Manly United 14 3 8 3 14 22 −8 17
12 West Sydney Berries FC 16 2 9 5 13 34 −21 15

Source: NSW Premier League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

2010 VPL[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Richmond 16 9 2 5 24 20 +4 29 Victorian Premier League Finals
2 Oakleigh Cannons 15 8 3 4 24 18 +6 27
3 Green Gully 16 7 2 7 22 18 +4 020*
4 Hume City 15 7 4 4 26 22 +4 25
5 Dandenong Thunder 16 7 3 6 18 22 −4 24
6 Northcote City 15 6 2 7 28 23 +5 20
7 Bentleigh Greens 14 5 3 6 17 24 −7 18
8 South Melbourne 15 6 4 5 26 21 +5 22
9 Melbourne Knights 16 5 4 7 21 23 −2 19
10 Heidelberg United 14 4 6 4 24 25 −1 18
11 Sunshine George Cross FC 15 4 3 8 15 27 −12 012* Relegation to Vic State League Div 1
12 Altona Magic 15 3 4 8 28 30 −2 010*

Source:[citation needed]
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Trophy & League Champions[edit]

Competition Winner Details Match Report
Hyundai A-League Premiers
Hyundai A-League Champions
New South Wales Premier League Bonnyrigg White Eagles (Premiers)
Blacktown City Demons (Champions)
Premiers Report
Championship Report
Victorian Premier League
NSW Waratah Cup Marconi Stallions 0–0 (7–6 penalties) Report

Australian clubs in international competition[edit]

Summary[edit]

Club Competition Final round
Melbourne Victory 2011 AFC Champions League Group Stage
Sydney FC 2011 AFC Champions League Group Stage

      Win       Tie       Loss

Melbourne Victory[edit]

Sydney FC[edit]

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