2013–14 Wellington Phoenix FC season

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Wellington Phoenix
2013–14 season
Chairman Rob Morrison
Manager Ernie Merrick
Stadium Westpac Stadium
A-League 9th
Top goalscorer Stein Huysegems (11)
Highest home attendance 18,056 vs Adelaide United
2 February 2014
Lowest home attendance 6,339 vs Sydney FC
22 December 2013
Home colours
Away colours

The 2013–14 Wellington Phoenix FC season was the clubs seventh season since its formation in 2007. It competed in the A-League for the seventh time.

Players[edit]

First team squad[edit]

As of 6 March 2014.[1]

Contracted Players
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 Glen Moss
2 Malta DF Manny Muscat
3 Australia DF Reece Caira
4 New Zealand DF Luke Adams (Youth)
5 New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
6 Australia DF Josh Brindell-South (Youth)
7 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos
8 Barbados FW Paul Ifill
9 Costa Rica FW Kenny Cunningham
10 Belgium FW Stein Huysegems
11 New Zealand FW Jeremy Brockie
12 New Zealand FW Tyler Boyd (Youth)
13 Spain MF Albert Riera
14 New Zealand MF Alex Rufer (Youth)
No. Position Player
15 New Zealand MF Jason Hicks
16 New Zealand MF Louis Fenton (Youth)
17 Australia MF Vince Lia
18 New Zealand DF Ben Sigmund (Vice Captain)
19 New Zealand FW Hamish Watson
20 Australia GK Lewis Italiano
21 Costa Rica MF Carlos Hernández
22 New Zealand DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23 New Zealand MF Matthew Ridenton (Youth)
24 Fiji FW Roy Krishna (injury cover)
25 Republic of Ireland DF Shaun Timmins (injury cover)
25 Australia FW Miloš Lujić (international cover)
30 New Zealand GK Jacob Spoonley (short-term injury cover)
40 New Zealand GK James McPeake (international cover)

Reserve squad[edit]

Football School of Excellence players[2]

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

No. Position Player
32 New Zealand MF Justin Gulley
35 New Zealand FW Hamish Watson
No. Position Player
39 Germany MF Tobias Bertsch

Contract extensions[edit]

No. Pos. Player Contract extension Expires (Season end)
7 MF Leo Bertos 1 Year[3] 2013–14
15 MF Jason Hicks 2 Years[4] 2014–15
2 DF Manny Muscat 2 Years[5] 2015–16
20 GK Lewis Italiano 1 Year[6] 2014–15
13 MF Albert Riera 1 Year[7] 2014–15
5 DF Michael Boxall 1 Year[7] 2014–15
17 MF Vince Lia 2 Years[8] 2015–16
24 FW Roy Krishna 2 Years[9] 2015–16

Transfers[edit]

Winter[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Notes
19 MF Hernández, CarlosCarlos Hernández United SC 13 February 2013 two-year contract[10]
20 GK Italiano, LewisLewis Italiano (Oakleigh Cannons) 18 June 2013 one-year contract[11]
4 DF Adams, LukeLuke Adams (Derby County) 14 July 2013 one-year contract[12]
9 FW Cunningham, KennyKenny Cunningham (The Strongest) 26 July 2013 two-year contract[13]
3 DF Caira, ReeceReece Caira Western Sydney Wanderers 31 July 2013 two-year contract[14]
14 MF Rufer, AlexAlex Rufer Wairarapa United 2 August 2013 three-year contract[15]
6 DF Brindell-South, JoshJosh Brindell-South Moreton Bay United 18 September 2013 one-year contract[16]
13 MF Riera, AlbertAlbert Riera Auckland City 7 October 2013 one-year contract[17]
30 GK Spoonley, JacobJacob Spoonley Team Wellington 10 October 2013 Injury cover (3–4 weeks)[18]
25 MF Hicks, JasonJason Hicks Team Wellington 10 October 2013 Injury cover (3–4 weeks)[18]
40 GK McPeake, JamesJames McPeake Team Wellington 10 October 2013 International cover (one week)[18]
24 FW Watson, HamishHamish Watson Team Wellington 10 October 2013 International cover (one week)[18]
23 MF Ridenton, MatthewMatthew Ridenton Auckland City 17 October 2013 three-year contract[19]
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
1 GK Paston, MarkMark Paston Retired 31 March 2013 [20]
23 FW Gameiro, CoreyCorey Gameiro Fulham 31 March 2013 Loan Return
4 MF Cernak, IsakaIsaka Cernak (Perth Glory) 24 April 2013 [21]
14 DF Ian Hogg (Waitakere United) 24 April 2013 Contract Ended
6 MF Smith, AlexAlex Smith (Oakleigh Cannons) 19 May 2013 [22]
3 DF Lochhead, TonyTony Lochhead (Chivas USA) 9 June 2013 [23]
21 MF Sánchez, DaniDani Sánchez (Tuen Mun) 9 June 2013 [23]
19 MF Downey, JimmyJimmy Downey Released 9 June 2013 [23]
23 MF Pantelis, LucasLucas Pantelis Released 9 June 2013 [23]
9 FW Totori, BenjaminBenjamin Totori Oakleigh Cannons 14 June 2013 [24]
38 MF Doyle, TomTom Doyle (Team Wellington) 2 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[25]
29 DF Rowe, LukeLuke Rowe (Team Wellington) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
31 MF Biss, TomTom Biss (Team Wellington) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
36 DF Solomons, AlecAlec Solomons (Waitakere United) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
15 MF Lindsay, CameronCameron Lindsay (Team Wellington) 25 September 2013 [27]
35 GK Basalaj, ScottScott Basalaj Partick Thistle 26 September 2013 [28]
dagger Brackets round a club denote the player joined that club after his Wellington Phoenix contract expired.

Loans out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Todagger Start Date End Date
5 DF Boxall, MichaelMichael Boxall Oakleigh Cannons 8 May 2013[29] 2 September 2013[30]
11 FW Brockie, JeremyJeremy Brockie Toronto FC 8 May 2013[29] 26 August 2013[30]
20 GK Italiano, LewisLewis Italiano Oakleigh Cannons 18 June 2013 1 September 2013[30]

Summer[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Notes
24 FW Krishna, RoyRoy Krishna Auckland City 7 January 2014 Injury cover (till end of season)[31]
25 FW Lujić, MilošMiloš Lujić Northcote City 7 January 2014 International cover (2 weeks)[31]
19 FW Watson, HamishHamish Watson Team Wellington 5 February 2014 Half-year contract[32]
25 DF Timmins, ShaunShaun Timmins Green Gully 6 March 2014 Injury cover (till end of season)[33]

Out[edit]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
First team Coach Ernie Merrick[34]
Assistant Coach Chris Greenacre[35]
Goalkeeping Coach Jonathan Gould
Strength & Conditioning Coach Lee Spence
High Performance Manager Ed Baranowski
Physiotherapist Wayne Roberts
Masseur Dene Carroll

Statistics[edit]

Appearances[edit]

Rank Player Minutes Played Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 App. GS Substituted in Substituted off Min.
1 Ben Sigmund 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 17 17 0 0 1,530
Vince Lia 90 90 Substituted off72 Substituted off74 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 17 17 0 2 1,496
Stein Huysegems Substituted off84 Substituted off31 Substituted off81 Substituted off73 Substituted off80 Substituted off68 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off79 90 90 Substituted off71 17 17 0 8 1,377
Albert Riera Substituted in35 Substituted in3 Substituted in45 Substituted off67 Substituted off66 Substituted in18 Substituted off67 Substituted off73 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 [36] 17 13 4 4 1,184
5 Andrew Durante 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Glen Moss 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Manny Muscat 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Jason Hicks 90 Substituted in59 Substituted in18 Substituted in23 Substituted in45 Substituted off58 Substituted off58 Substituted in19 Substituted in19 Substituted off63 Substituted in22 Substituted in12 Substituted off45 Substituted in18 Substituted off79 Substituted in26 16 6 10 5 654
9 Jeremy Brockie Substituted off87 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off68 90 Substituted in51 Substituted off72 90 Substituted off58 Substituted in9 Substituted off68 Substituted in19 15 12 3 5 1,062
10 Kenny Cunningham Substituted off55 Substituted off45 Substituted in9 Substituted in22 90 Substituted off78 Substituted off71 Substituted off74 Substituted off68 Substituted off59 Substituted off64 Substituted off72 90 Substituted off82 14 12 2 10 879
11 Carlos Hernández 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off64 90 Substituted off85 Substituted off78 90 Substituted off52 90 13 13 0 4 1,089
12 Paul Ifill Substituted in35 Substituted in45 Substituted off45 Substituted in17 Substituted in24 Substituted in32 Substituted in32 Substituted off71 Substituted in22 Substituted in27 Substituted off49 11 3 8 3 399
13 Louis Fenton 90 Substituted off45 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off41 10 10 0 2 806
Tyler Boyd Substituted in6 Substituted in10 Substituted in23 Substituted in16 Substituted in18 Substituted in26 Substituted in32 Substituted off81 Substituted off45 Substituted off64 10 3 7 3 321
15 Reece Caira 90 90 90 90 90 Substituted off72 90 Substituted in11 8 7 1 1 623
16 Michael Boxall 90 Substituted in26 Substituted in49 90 90 90 90 7 5 2 0 525
Leo Bertos 90 90 Substituted in16 Substituted in12 Substituted in5 Substituted in31 Substituted in45 [36] 7 2 5 0 289
18 Matthew Ridenton Substituted in17 Substituted in45 Substituted in38 3 0 3 0 100
Roy Krishna Substituted in11 Substituted in22 Substituted in8 3 0 3 0 41
20 Jacob Spoonley 90 1 1 0 0 90
Luke Adams Substituted off55 1 1 0 1 55
22 Josh Brindell-South 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Rufer 0 0 0 0 0
Lewis Italiano 0 0 0 0 0
James McPeake 0 0 0 0 0
Hamish Watson 0 0 0 0 0

      Player Started      Player Subbed In      Player Suspended      Player Injured/sick      Player on International Duty      Player Left Club/Not Signed/Loan Expired

Goal scorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Stein Huysegems 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
2 Kenny Cunningham 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
3 Carlos Hernández 1 2 1 1 1 6
4 Jeremy Brockie 1 1 1 1 1 |5
5 Paul Ifill 1 1 2
Tyler Boyd 1 1 2
7 Andrew Durante 1 1
Roy Krishna 1 1
Jason Hicks 1 1

      Goal scored from penalty kick

Goal assists[edit]

Rank Player Assists per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Carlos Hernández 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8
2 Jeremy Brockie 1 1 1 3
Stein Huysegems 1 1 1 3
4 Tyler Boyd 1 1 2
Reece Caira 1 1 2
Kenny Cunningham 1 1 2
Vince Lia 1 1 2
Manny Muscat 1 1 2
9 Michael Boxall 1 1
Paul Ifill 1 1
Louis Fenton 1 1
Albert Riera 1 1

      Assist earned by winning penalty kick

Discipline[edit]

Rank Player Cards per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Red card.svg
1 Manny Muscat Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg Yellow card.svg 7 1
2 Kenny Cunningham Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 6
Michael Boxall Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 6
4 Andrew Durante Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 5
5 Albert Riera Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 4
Jeremy Brockie Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 4
Carlos Hernández Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 4
8 Ben Sigmund Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow-red card.svg 2 1
9 Louis Fenton Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 3
10 Leo Bertos Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
Vince Lia Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
Roy Krishna Yellow card.svg Yellow card.svg 2
13 Jacob Spoonley Yellow card.svg 1
Tyler Boyd Yellow card.svg 1

      Player Suspended

Goal times[edit]

Times in which goals have been scored in the 2013–14 season
nth Min.   Goals for Wellington Phoenix   Goals against Wellington Phoenix  
01-05
1
0
06-10
0
1
11–15
0
0
16–20
0
3
21–25
4
1
26–30
0
3
31–35
2
2
36–40
3
1
41–45
4
0
46–50
2
3
51–55
0
0
56–60
1
1
61–65
0
1
66–70
1
0
71–75
2
1
76–80
1
0
81–85
3
1
86–90
2
5

Home attendance[edit]

Date Round Attendance Opposition Stadium
13 October 2013 Round 1 8,239 BrisbaneRoarColours.png Brisbane Roar Westpac Stadium
27 October 2013 Round 3 9,020 NewcastleJetsColours.png Newcastle Jets McLean Park
9 November 2013 Round 5 9,671 PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory AMI Stadium
1 December 2013 Round 8 7,147 SydneyWanderersColours.png Western Sydney Wanderers Westpac Stadium
14 December 2013 Round 10 6,374 BrisbaneRoarColours.png Brisbane Roar
22 December 2013 Round 11 6,339 SydneyFCColours.png Sydney FC
12 January 2014 Round 14 7,000 CentralCoastColours.png Central Coast Mariners
18 January 2014 Round 15 6,813 MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory
1 February 2014 Round 17 18,056 AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United Eden Park
16 February 2014 Round 19 9,767 MelbourneHeartColours.png Melbourne Heart Westpac Stadium
9 March 2014 Round 22 6,401 PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
29 March 2014 Round 25 6,453 AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United
12 April 2014 Round 27 5,336 MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory
Total 106,616
Average 8,201

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 27 16 4 7 43 25 +18 52 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage 1
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 11 9 7 34 29 +5 42
3 Central Coast Mariners 27 12 6 9 33 36 −3 42 2015 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off 1
4 Melbourne Victory 27 11 8 8 42 43 −1 41 2014 A-League Finals Series
5 Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 40 38 +2 39
6 Adelaide United 27 10 8 9 45 36 +9 38
7 Newcastle Jets 27 10 6 11 34 34 0 36
8 Perth Glory 27 7 7 13 28 37 −9 28
9 Wellington Phoenix 27 7 7 13 36 51 −15 28
10 Melbourne Heart 27 6 8 13 36 42 −6 26

Updated to games played on 13 April 2014
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1 Since the winner of 2014 A-League Grand Final (Brisbane Roar) qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 2nd and 3rd placed teams qualified for the group stage and the qualifying play-off of 2015 AFC Champions League.
*Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2015 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 7 7 13 36 51 −15 28 3 5 5 14 18 −4 4 2 8 22 33 −11

Last updated: 12 April 2014.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

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 H A H A H A H A A H H A H A H A A H A A H A H
Result L D D L D L L D L L W W W D W L W W L W L D D L L L L
Position 8 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 8 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9

Last updated: 12 April 2014.
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.
      Win       Draw       Loss

Matches[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Match rescheduled due to clash with FIFA World Cup Qualifying match

References[edit]

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  32. ^ "Tears of Joy for Young Striker". Football Federation Australia. 5 February 2014. 
  33. ^ "Phoenix Sign Defensive Cover". Football Federation Australia. 6 March 2014. 
  34. ^ "Phoenix Appoint A-League's Most Successful Coach". Football Federation Australia. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013. 
  35. ^ "Greenacre Appointed Assistant Coach". Football Federation Australia. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013. 
  36. ^ a b "Riera possibly out for a month". New Zealand Herald. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014. 

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