2008–09 New Zealand Football Championship

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NZFC 2008-09
League New Zealand Football Championship
Sport Association football
Duration 2008-2009
Number of teams 8
NZFC season
Champions Auckland City FC
Premiers Waitakere United
Top scorer Luis Corrales (12)
Youth League
Champions Auckland City FC
NZFC seasons

The NZFC 2008-09 season is the fifth season of the New Zealand Football Championship competition.

The previous seasons champion, Waitakere United, and second-ranked club Auckland City FC will also be competing in the 2008-09 O-League which will run alongside the NZFC season.

Changes for 2008/09[edit]

Team locations[edit]

Participating clubs[edit]

Club Name Home City Stadium 2008-09 Placing Notes
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC Auckland Kiwitea Street 2nd 2008-09 Championship
O-League 2009-10
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United Christchurch English Park 8th 2008-09 Wooden Spoon
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United Napier Bluewater Stadium 5th
Otagocolours.png Otago United Dunedin Sunnyvale Park 7th
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington Wellington Newtown Park 4th Lost in semifinals to Waitakere United
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC Ngaruawahia Centennial Park 6th
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United Waitakere City Douglas Field 1st 2008-09 Premiership
O-League 2009-10
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu Palmerston North Memorial Park 3rd Lost in semi-finals to Auckland City FC

2008-09 Season Standings[edit]

Position Team Played Won Drawn Lost F A GD Points
1 Waitakere United 14 10 3 1 30 12 +18 33
2 Auckland City 14 8 1 5 27 15 +12 25
3 YoungHeart Manawatu 14 7 2 5 22 19 +3 23
4 Team Wellington 14 7 2 5 28 28 0 23
5 Hawke's Bay United 14 7 1 6 24 17 +7 22
6 Waikato 14 6 1 7 19 22 -3 19
7 Otago United 14 2 2 10 16 32 -16 8
8 Canterbury United 14 2 2 10 11 32 -21 8

Competition Schedule[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 0 – 1 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 8 November 2008 English Park (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 2 – 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 9 November 2008 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 – 1 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 9 November 2008 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 2 – 4 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 9 November 2008 Newtown Park (Report)

Round 2[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 – 3 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 15 November 2008 Centennial Park (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 3 – 0 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 15 November 2008 Memorial Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 2 – 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 15 November 2008 Sunnyvale Park (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 0 – 1 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 16 November 2009 Douglas Field (Report)

Round 3[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 1 – 2 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 23 November 2008 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 2 – 3 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 23 November 2008 Sunnyvale Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 0 – 1 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 23 November 2008 English Park (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 1 – 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 26 November 2008 Kiwitea Street (Report)

Round 4[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 – 2 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 29 November 2008 Memorial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1 – 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 29 November 2008 Douglas Field (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 2 – 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 29 November 2008 Newtown Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 3 – 1 Otagocolours.png Otago United 30 November 2008 Centennial Park (Report)

Round 5[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 3 – 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 6 December 2008 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 2 – 0 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 7 December 2008 Centennial Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 2 – 2 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 7 December 2008 English Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 2 – 3 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 22 February 2009 Sunnyvale Park (Report)

Round 6[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 1 – 2 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 14 December 2008 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 1 – 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 14 December 2008 Newtown Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 2 – 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 26 January 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 0 – 0 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 21 February 2009 Memorial Park (Report)

Round 7[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 3 – 0 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 21 December 2008 Douglas Field (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 2 – 0 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 21 December 2008 Centennial Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 – 3 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 21 December 2008 Sunnyvale Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 2 – 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 21 December 2008 English Park (Report)

Round 8[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 4 – 0 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 10 January 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 0 – 1 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 11 January 2009 Centennial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 2 – 0 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 11 January 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 0 – 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 11 January 2009 Sunnyvale Park (Report)

Round 9[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 3 – 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 17 January 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 0 – 0 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 18 January 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 3 – 2 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 18 January 2009 Newtown Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 – 2 Otagocolours.png Otago United 18 January 2009 English Park (Report)

Round 10[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 2 – 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 24 January 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 4 – 2 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 24 January 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 3 – 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 24 January 2009 Centennial Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 2 – 5 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 25 January 2009 Newtown Park (Report)

Round 11[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 1 – 3 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 31 January 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 – 3 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 February 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 3 – 3 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 February 2009 Sunnyvale Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 0 – 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1 February 2009 English Park (Report)

Round 12[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 3 – 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 6 February 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 0 – 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 6 February 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 1 – 0 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 14 February 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 3 – 1 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 22 February 2009 Newtown Park (Report)

Round 13[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 3 – 0 Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 8 February 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 2 – 1 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 8 February 2009 Centennial Park (Report)
Otagocolours.png Otago United 2 – 4 WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 8 February 2009 Sunnyvale Park (Report)
Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 0 – 4 Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 8 February 2009 English Park (Report)

Round 14[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 5 – 0 Cantabcolours.png Canterbury United 1 March 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 2 – 2 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1 March 2009 Memorial Park (Report)
Hawkesbaycolours.png Hawke's Bay United 2 – 0 Otagocolours.png Otago United 1 March 2009 Bluewater Stadium (Report)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 4 – 1 Waikatocolours.png Waikato FC 1 March 2009 Newtown Park (Report)

Semi-Final - 1st Leg[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 0 – 1 Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 14 March 2009 Newtown Park (Report)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 3 – 1 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 15 March 2009 Memorial Park (Report)

Semi-Final - 2nd Leg[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 5 – 0
(agg. 6 – 0)
WellingtonPhoenixColours.png Team Wellington 21 March 2009 Douglas Field (Report)
Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 3 – 0
(agg. 4 – 3)
Yhmcolours.png YoungHeart Manawatu 22 March 2009 Kiwitea Street (Report)

Grand final[edit]

Home Score Away Match Information
Date Venue Reports
Waitakcolours.png Waitakere United 1-2 Aucklandcolours.png Auckland City FC 29 March 2009 Douglas Field (Report)

External links[edit]