1997–98 National Soccer League

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NSL 1996-97
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1997-98
Number of teams 14
NSL season
Champions South Melbourne
Top scorer Damian Mori (19)
National Soccer League seasons

The 1997–98 National Soccer League season, was the 22nd season of the National Soccer League in Australia.

Overview[edit]

It was performed in 14 teams, and South Melbourne won the championship. First year Carlton SC competed.

Regular season[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 South Melbourne (C) 26 13 9 4 56 41 +15 48 1997-98 National Soccer League Champions
2 Carlton SC 26 12 9 5 44 24 +20 45 1998 National Soccer League Finals
3 Adelaide City 26 13 4 9 45 30 +15 43
4 Sydney United 26 11 10 5 37 26 +11 43
5 Marconi Stallions 26 12 7 7 33 25 +8 43
6 Wollongong Wolves 26 13 3 10 51 33 +18 42
7 Melbourne Knights 26 11 6 9 37 35 +2 39
8 Perth Glory 26 10 6 10 35 40 −5 36
9 Sydney Olympic 26 10 5 11 37 43 −6 35
10 West Adelaide 26 10 4 12 32 38 −6 34
11 Gippsland Falcons 26 8 7 11 28 36 −8 31
12 Brisbane Strikers 26 6 5 15 23 40 −17 23
13 Newcastle Breakers 26 4 9 13 30 50 −20 21
14 Canberra Cosmos 26 3 8 15 29 56 −27 17

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

Finals[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

16 May 1998
20:00 AEST
South Melbourne 2 – 1 Carlton SC
Anastasiadis Goal 9'
Boutsianis Goal 87'
(report) Stergiopoulos Goal 78'
Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne
Attendance: 16,000
Referee: Eugene Brazzale
SOUTH MELBOURNE:
GK 1 Australia Michael Petkovic
MF 2 Australia Steve Iosifidis
DF 3 Australia Fausto De Amicis
DF 5 Australia Con Blatsis
MF 6 Australia David Clarkson
MF 7 Australia Steve Panopoulos
FW 9 Australia Paul Trimboli (c)
MF 11 Australia Bill Damianos
MF 15 Australia Goran Lozanovski Substituted off 74'
DF 16 Australia Tansel Başer
FW 17 Australia John Anastasiadis Substituted off 85'
Substitutes:
FW 8 New Zealand Vaughan Coveny Substituted in 74'
FW 10 Australia Michael Curcija
MF 12 Australia Con Boutsianis Substituted in 85'
MF 19 Australia George Goutzioulis
Manager:
Australia Ange Postecoglou
Joe Marston Medal:
Australia Fausto De Amicis
CARLTON SC:
GK 1 Australia Dean Anastasiadis
DF 2 Australia Rob Trajkovski
DF 5 New Zealand Sean Douglas (c)
MF 7 Australia Krešimir Marušić
MF 10 Australia Lupo Lapsansky
FW 11 Australia Andrew Vlahos Substituted off 65'
DF 12 Australia Simon Colosimo
FW 14 Australia John Markovski
DF 15 Australia David Cervinski Substituted off 78'
MF 17 New Zealand Mark Atkinson
MF 23 Australia Mark Bresciano
Substitutes:
MF 3 Australia Marcus Stergiopoulos Substituted in 78'
FW 9 Australia Alex Josifovski
DF 18 Australia David Della Rocca
FW 25 Australia Adrian Cervinski Substituted in 65'
Manager:
Australia Eddie Krnčević

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