2011–12 Wellington Phoenix FC season

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Wellington Phoenix FC
2011–12 season
CEO Nathan Greenham
Manager Ricki Herbert
A-League 4th
Finals Second round
Top goalscorer Paul Ifill
8 Goals
Highest home attendance 20,078 v Adelaide
19 November 2011
Lowest home attendance 3,898 v Perth
8 January 2012
Home colours
Away colours

The 2011–12 season was the Wellington Phoenix's fifth season in the Hyundai A-League. After placing 4th at the conclusion of the regular season, the Phoenix's title hopes came to an end in the second round of the finals series, losing 3-2 to Perth in extra time.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 13 January 2012.[1]

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 Malta MF Manny Muscat
3 New Zealand DF Tony Lochhead
4 Australia DF Brent Griffiths (Youth)
6 New Zealand MF Tim Brown (Vice-Captain)
7 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos
8 Barbados FW Paul Ifill
9 England FW Chris Greenacre
11 Brazil MF Daniel
12 Australia MF Nick Ward
13 Australia DF Niko Tsattalios (Youth)
No. Position Player
14 Australia FW Mirjan Pavlovic
15 New Zealand DF Cameron Lindsay (Youth)
17 Australia MF Vince Lia
18 New Zealand DF Ben Sigmund
19 Australia DF Jimmy Downey
20 Trinidad and Tobago GK Tony Warner
21 Spain MF Dani Sánchez
22 Australia DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23 Australia MF Lucas Pantelis
24 United States FW Alex Smith

Contract extensions[edit]

No. Pos. Name Extension Contract end
8 FW Barbados Paul Ifill 2 years 2014[2]
22 DF Australia Andrew Durante 3 years 2015[3]
24 MF United States Alex Smith 1/2 year 2012[4]
2 MF Malta Manny Muscat 2 years 2014[5]

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Notes
19 DF Australia Jimmy Downey Australia Oakleigh Cannons 5 May 2011 [6]
22 DF Australia Andrew Durante Australia Sydney FC 10 May 2011 Loan Return[7]
23 FW Australia Lucas Pantelis Australia Adelaide United 15 May 2011 [8]
13 DF Australia Nikolas Tsattalios Australia Sutherland Sharks 19 July 2011 [9]
20 GK Trinidad and Tobago Tony Warner England Tranmere Rovers 17 August 2011 [10]
21 MF Spain Dani Sánchez (Scotland Inverness CT) 5 September 2011 [11]
4 DF Australia Brent Griffiths (Australia Perth Glory) 30 September 2011 [12]
12 MF Australia Nick Ward Greece Iraklis Thessaloniki 3 October 2011 [13]
15 DF New Zealand Cameron Lindsay England Blackburn Rovers Academy 5 October 2011 [14]
24 FW United States Alex Smith Australia Sydney Olympic 7 October 2011 [15]
30 GK England Phil Imray New Zealand Team Wellington 15 October 2011 Short-term injury cover[16]
dagger Brackets round club names indicate the player's contract with that club had expired before he joined Wellington Phoenix.

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Todagger Date Notes
19 GK Australia Danny Vukovic Australia Perth Glory 14 November 2010 [17]
13 DF Australia Troy Hearfield Australia Central Coast Mariners 17 February 2011 [18]
15 DF Australia Jade North Japan F.C. Tokyo 20 February 2011 [19]
21 MF New Zealand Marco Rojas Australia Melbourne Victory 11 March 2011 [20]
10 MF Argentina Oscar Roberto Cornejo (Argentina Atlético Santa Rosa) 29 June 2011 [21]
23 FW Australia Dylan Macallister Iceland Breiðablik 29 June 2011 [22]
5 MF Brazil Diego (United States Charleston Battery) 29 June 2011 [23]
12 DF New Zealand James Musa (New Zealand Team Wellington) 29 June 2011 [24]
20 GK Australia Reece Crowther Released 29 June 2011 [25]
4 MF Australia Nick Ward (Greece Iraklis Thessaloniki) 29 June 2011 [26]
dagger Brackets round a club denote the player joined that club after his Phoenix contract expired.

Loans Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Todagger Date Duration
22 DF Australia Andrew Durante Australia Sydney FC 21 February 2011 3 Months[27]

Matches[edit]

2011-12 Pre-season friendlies[edit]

2011-12 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

2011-12 Finals Series[edit]