2012–13 Wellington Phoenix FC season

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Wellington Phoenix
2012–13 season
Chairman Rob Morrison
Manager Ricki Herbert (until round 22)
Stadium Westpac Stadium
Top goalscorer J. Brockie (16)
Highest home attendance 12,057 v Sydney
6 October 2012
Lowest home attendance 3,060 v Melb. Heart
27 February 2013
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was the Wellington Phoenix's sixth season in the Hyundai A-League. Many pegged the club to be a strong contender in the 2012–13 season, but the Phoenix finished in last place with points equal toMelbourne Heart, but with an inferior goal difference.

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 Malta DF Manny Muscat
3 New Zealand DF Tony Lochhead
4 Australia MF Isaka Cernak
5 New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
6 United States MF Alex Smith
7 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos
8 Barbados FW Paul Ifill
9 Solomon Islands FW Benjamin Totori
10 Belgium FW Stein Huysegems
11 New Zealand MF Jeremy Brockie
12 New Zealand FW Tyler Boyd (Youth)
14 Australia FW Mirjan Pavlović
14 New Zealand DF Ian Hogg
No. Position Player
15 New Zealand MF Cameron Lindsay (Youth)
16 New Zealand MF Louis Fenton (Youth)
17 Australia MF Vince Lia
18 New Zealand DF Ben Sigmund (Vice Captain)
19 Australia MF Jimmy Downey
20 New Zealand GK Glen Moss
21 Spain MF Dani Sánchez
22 Australia DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23 Australia MF Lucas Pantelis
23 Australia FW Corey Gameiro (on loan from Fulham)
28 Panama FW Ricardo Clarke (on loan from Sporting San Miguelito)
30 Australia GK Griffin McMaster (injury replacement)
39 New Zealand GK Jacob Spoonley (on loan from Auckland City FC)

Reserve squad[edit]

Football School of Excellence players[1]

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

No. Position Player
29 New Zealand DF Luke Rowe
30 New Zealand GK Scott Basalaj
31 New Zealand MF Tom Biss
32 New Zealand MF Justin Gulley
No. Position Player
35 New Zealand MF Hamish Watson
36 New Zealand DF Alec Solomons
38 New Zealand MF Tom Doyle
Germany MF Tobias Bertsch

Contract extensions[edit]

No. Pos. Player Contract extension Expires (Season end)
1 GK New Zealand Mark Paston 1 year[2] 2012–13
21 MF Spain Dani Sánchez 1 year[3] 2012–13
6 MF United States Alex Smith 1 year[4] 2012–13
15 MF New Zealand Cameron Lindsay 2 years[5] 2013–14
17 MF Australia Vince Lia 2 years[6] 2013–14
18 DF New Zealand Ben Sigmund 2 Years[7] 2014–15

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Notes
20 GK New Zealand Moss, GlenGlen Moss Australia Gold Coast United 28 March 2012 three-year contract[8]
11 FW New Zealand Brockie, JeremyJeremy Brockie (Australia Newcastle Jets) 14 May 2012 three-year contract[9]
9 FW Solomon Islands Totori, BenjaminBenjamin Totori Solomon Islands Koloale FC 19 June 2012 one-year contract[10]
5 DF New Zealand Boxall, MichaelMichael Boxall (Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC) 16 July 2012 two-year contract[11]
10 FW Belgium Huysegems, SteinStein Huysegems (Belgium Lierse S.K.) 14 September 2012 two-year contract[12]
12 FW New Zealand Boyd, TylerTyler Boyd New Zealand Waikato FC 17 September 2012 three-year contract[13]
16 MF New Zealand Fenton, LouisLouis Fenton New Zealand Team Wellington 19 September 2012 three-year contract[14]
30 GK Australia McMaster, GriffinGriffin McMaster Australia Bentleigh Greens 30 November 2012 Injury-replacement contract[15]
14 DF New Zealand Hogg, IanIan Hogg (United States Portland Timbers) 7 January 2013 6-month contract[16]
4 MF Australia Cernak, IsakaIsaka Cernak Australia Melbourne Victory 24 January 2013 6-month contract[17]
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
6 MF New Zealand Brown, TimTim Brown Retired 26 March 2012 [18]
12 MF Australia Ward, NickNick Ward Australia Perth Glory 27 April 2012 [19]
11 MF Brazil , DanielDaniel (Thailand Insee Police United F.C.) 8 May 2012 [20]
13 DF Australia Tsattalios, NikolasNikolas Tsattalios (Australia Sutherland Sharks) 1 June 2012 [21]
20 GK Trinidad and Tobago Warner, TonyTony Warner (Malta Floriana F.C.) 22 June 2012 [22]
9 FW England Greenacre, ChrisChris Greenacre Retired 18 July 2012 [23]
4 DF Australia Griffiths, BrentBrent Griffiths (Australia Central Coast Mariners) 30 July 2012 [24]
14 FW Australia Pavlović, MirjanMirjan Pavlović (Australia Sydney FC) 14 November 2012 Contract terminated[25]
28 FW Panama Clarke, RicardoRicardo Clarke Panama Sporting San Miguelito 6 December 2012 Loan terminated[26]
30 GK Australia McMaster, GriffinGriffin McMaster Australia Bentleigh Greens 17 January 2013 Moss back to fitness[27]
dagger Brackets round a club denote the player joined that club after his Wellington Phoenix contract expired.

Loans in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Duration
28 FW Panama Clarke, RicardoRicardo Clarke Panama Sporting San Miguelito 22 September 2012 Jan 2013 (opt. to extend or buy)[28]
39 GK New Zealand Spoonley, JacobJacob Spoonley New Zealand Auckland City 11 October 2012 one-game contract[29]
23 FW Australia Gameiro, CoreyCorey Gameiro England Fulham 9 February 2013 Until end of season[30]

Loans out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Todagger Date Duration
14 FW Australia Pavlovic, MirjanMirjan Pavlovic Australia Sydney United FC July 2012 3 Months[31][32]

Matches[edit]

2012–13 Pre-season friendlies[edit]

2012–13 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Match rescheduled from 23 March 2013 due to clash with FIFA World Cup qualifying matches

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 22 23 24 25 26 27
Ground H A H A A H A A H H A H H A A H A H H A A H H H A A H
Result W D D L L L W D W L L D W L L L L D W L L D L W L W L
Position 1 2 4 6 8 9 7 7 5 6 7 7 6 7 8 10 10 10 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

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

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 18 3 6 41 21 +20 57 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Central Coast Mariners (C) 27 16 6 5 48 22 +26 54
3 Melbourne Victory 27 13 5 9 48 45 +3 44 2014 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off 1
4 Adelaide United 27 12 5 10 38 37 +1 41 2013 A-League Finals Series
5 Brisbane Roar 27 10 5 12 33 29 +4 35
6 Perth Glory 27 9 5 13 29 31 −2 32
7 Sydney FC 27 9 5 13 41 51 −10 32
8 Newcastle Jets 27 8 7 12 30 45 −15 31
9 Melbourne Heart 27 8 3 16 31 40 −9 27
10 Wellington Phoenix 27 7 6 14 31 49 −18 27

Updated to games played on 30 March 2013
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Since the winner of 2013 A-League Grand Final (Central Coast Mariners) qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 3rd placed team qualified for the qualifying play-off of 2014 AFC Champions League.
*Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2014 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Minutes Played Total
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 26 23 24 25 27 App. GS Substituted in Substituted off Min.
1 Australia Andrew Durante 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off46 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 26 26 0 1 2,296
New Zealand Louis Fenton Substituted off77 90 Substituted off70 Substituted off63 Substituted off65 90 Substituted off80 Substituted off79 Substituted in14 Substituted in35 90 90 90 Substituted off70 Substituted off77 90 Substituted in21 90 Substituted in28 Substituted off78 90 Substituted off81 Substituted off64 Substituted in6 Substituted in8 Substituted in8 26 19 7 11 1,644
3 New Zealand Ben Sigmund 90 90 Red card.svg76 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 24 24 0 0 2,146
Malta Manny Muscat 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off76 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 24 24 0 1 2,146
New Zealand Leo Bertos 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off75 Substituted off87* 90 90 90 90 Substituted off75 90 90 90 90 90 90 24 24 0 2 2,127
New Zealand Jeremy Brockie 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off89 90 90 90 Substituted off70 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off88 Substituted off70 90 90 90 90 90 90 24 24 0 4 2,117
New Zealand Tyler Boyd Substituted in13 Substituted in18 Substituted in20 Substituted in17 Substituted in34 Substituted in3 Substituted in1 Substituted in11 Substituted in5 Substituted in35 Substituted in29 Substituted off77 90 Yellow-red card.svg64 Substituted off64 90 Substituted off76 Substituted in2 Substituted in29 90 Substituted in9 Substituted in26 Substituted in21 Substituted in1 24 7 17 3 825
8 New Zealand Tony Lochhead 90 90 90 90 Substituted off74 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off80 90 Yellow-red card.svg72 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off63 23 23 0 3 1,999
Australia Vince Lia 90 Substituted in8 Substituted in39 Substituted in25 Substituted in16 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off70 Substituted off84 90 90 Substituted off74 90 90 90 90 Substituted off75 Substituted off71 90 90 23 19 4 5 1,542
Belgium Stein Huysegems Substituted off89 90 Substituted off61 Substituted off73 Substituted off56 Substituted off72 Substituted in8 Substituted off85 Substituted off55 Substituted off68 Substituted in13 Substituted in20 Substituted off68 90 Substituted off65 Substituted off62 Substituted off61 Substituted in28 Substituted in15 Substituted in10 Yellow-red card.svg85 Substituted off89 90 23 17 6 12 1,377
11 Barbados Paul Ifill Substituted in29 90 90 90 Substituted off56 Substituted off87 Substituted off89 Substituted off82 90 Substituted off70 Substituted off61 Substituted in25 90 90 90 Substituted off62 90 Substituted off80 Substituted off84 Substituted off82 Substituted off82 Substituted off82 22 20 2 12 1,691
12 New Zealand Mark Paston 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 20 20 0 0 1,800
13 United States Alex Smith 90 90 Substituted off82 Substituted off51 90 90 90 90 Substituted off76 Substituted off55 Substituted in44 Substituted in20 Substituted in6 Substituted in14 Substituted in13 Substituted in16 90 90 18 12 6 4 1,097
14 Spain Dani Sánchez 90 90 90 Substituted off68 90 90 Substituted off69 Substituted off82