Iron Ore Cup

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The Iron Ore Cup
The Cup
City or region

Perth and Gold Coast Australia

Teams involved Perth Glory and Gold Coast United
First contested 13 September 2009
Most wins Gold Coast United (4)

The Iron Ore Cup is an Australian soccer trophy that was contested by Perth Glory and Gold Coast United of the Hyundai A-League. Billed as the 'Iron Ore Cup' in honour of mining magnates Clive Palmer and Tony Sage, who own United and Perth respectively. The rivalry is represented by a solid gold trophy donated by Clive Palmer, and the trophy is contested each time the two teams meet.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

It is considered a minor rivalry match by Perth Glory and Gold Coast supporters. It is now defunct following the removal of Gold Coast United from the competition.

League matches[edit]

Season # Date Home Team Score Away Team Home Goals Away Goals Venue Attendance
2009-10 I [7] 13 September 2009 Perth Glory PerthGloryColours.png
2 – 2
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast Utd Jelić Goal 14', Sikora Goal 16' Burns Goal 51' (o.g.), Smeltz Goal 90+1' ME Bank Stadium 9,408
II [8] 18 October 2009 Gold Coast Utd GoldCoastColours.png
2 – 1
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory Neville Goal 13' (o.g.), Smeltz Goal 56' Howarth Goal 55' Skilled Park 4,509
III [9] 20 December 2009 Gold Coast Utd GoldCoastColours.png
2 – 0
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory Smeltz Goal 3', Miller Goal 76' Skilled Park 4,310
2010-11 IV [10] 12 September 2010 Perth Glory PerthGloryColours.png
0 – 1
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast Utd Culina Goal 23' nib stadium 10,450
V [11] 3 January 2011 Gold Coast Utd GoldCoastColours.png
0 – 0
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory Skilled Park 2,931
VI[12] 6 February 2011 Perth Glory PerthGloryColours.png
1 – 2
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast Utd Taggart Goal 75' Smeltz Goal 33' (pen.)55' (pen.) nib Stadium 6,617
2011-12 VII [13] 3 December 2011 Perth Glory PerthGloryColours.png
2 – 0
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast Utd Sterjovski Goal 19' (pen.), Smeltz Goal 53' (pen.) nib Stadium 6,484
VIII [14] 6 February 2012 Perth Glory PerthGloryColours.png
4 – 0
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast Utd McGarry Goal 17', Miller Goal 52', Dodd Goal 66', Traore Goal 84' (o.g.) nib Stadium 7,681

Head to Head[edit]

Team Wins Goals
GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast United 4 9
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory 2 6
Draws 2

Leading Goalscorers[edit]

Total Player Team
6 New Zealand Shane Smeltz GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast United

PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory

1 Australia Jason Culina GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast United
Australia Todd Howarth PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Serbia Branko Jelić PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Scotland Charlie Miller GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast United
Australia Adam Taggart PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Australia Mile Sterjovski PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Scotland Steven McGarry PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Australia Travis Dodd PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Republic of Ireland Liam Miller PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory

Own Goals[edit]

Total Player Team
1 Australia Scott Neville PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Australia Jacob Burns PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory
Ivory Coast Adama Traore GoldCoastColours.png Gold Coast United
  • Bold indicates player still active for that club.
  • Smeltz has played and scored for both teams in this rivalry.

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