1987 National Soccer League

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NSL 1987
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1987
Number of teams 13
NSL season
Champions APIA Leichhardt Tigers
Top scorer Frank Farina (16)
National Soccer League seasons

The National Soccer League 1987 season was the 11th season of the National Soccer League in Australia. The season saw the format returned to a single league of fourteen teams instead of the two-conference system. Sydney City SC withdrew from the competition after round 1, reducing the competition to 13 teams. The finals series was also removed with the championship determined by a first past the post, won by APIA Leichhardt.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 APIA Leichhardt Tigers (C) 24 13 9 2 39 21 +18 35 1987 National Soccer League Champions
2 Preston Makedonia 24 11 7 6 32 22 +10 29
3 St George-Budapest 24 12 5 7 31 24 +7 29
4 Marconi Fairfield 24 11 5 8 41 25 +16 27
5 Sydney Croatia 24 10 6 8 31 25 +6 26
6 South Melbourne 24 9 7 8 32 34 −2 25
7 Sydney Olympic 24 7 9 8 29 32 −3 23
8 Brunswick Juventus 24 9 5 10 18 23 −5 23
9 Melbourne Croatia 24 9 5 10 22 30 −8 23
10 Adelaide City 24 6 10 8 29 23 +6 22
11 Footscray JUST 24 7 8 9 17 27 −10 22
12 Sunshine George Cross 24 3 9 12 26 42 −16 15
13 Heidelberg United (R) 24 3 7 14 25 44 −19 13 Relegated to the 1988 Victorian Premier League
14 Sydney City (R) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Withdrew

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Individual awards[edit]

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