2001–02 National Soccer League

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NSL 2001-02
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 2001-2002
Number of teams 13
NSL season
Champions Olympic Sharks
Top scorer Damian Mori (17)
National Soccer League seasons

The 2001–02 National Soccer League season, was the 26th season of the National Soccer League in Australia. Prior to the start of the season, Canberra Cosmos and Eastern Pride were removed from the competition, reducing the league to 13 teams. The league premiership was won by Perth Glory and the championship won by Olympic Sharks.

Regular season[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Perth Glory 24 16 7 1 52 23 +29 55 2002 National Soccer League Finals
2 Newcastle United 24 10 12 2 33 21 +12 42
3 Olympic Sharks (C) 24 12 4 8 37 24 +13 40 2001–02 National Soccer League Champions
4 Brisbane Strikers 24 10 7 7 40 34 +6 37 2002 National Soccer League Finals
5 South Melbourne 24 10 6 8 30 22 +8 36
6 Melbourne Knights 24 11 3 10 41 40 +1 36
7 Parramatta Power 24 10 4 10 34 30 +4 34
8 Northern Spirit 24 9 7 8 36 39 −3 34
9 Marconi Fairfield 24 8 6 10 33 36 −3 30
10 Wollongong Wolves 24 6 7 11 28 43 −15 25
11 Sydney United 24 6 6 12 27 37 −10 24
12 Adelaide City 24 4 8 12 27 39 −12 20
13 Auckland Kingz 24 3 5 16 28 58 −30 14
Updated to match(es) played on 7 April 2002. Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.

Finals[edit]

Elimination Final 1[edit]

Leg Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance Date
1 South Melbourne 2-0 Brisbane Strikers Bob Jane Stadium 8,450 14 April 2002
2 Brisbane Strikers 1-2 South Melbourne Ballymore 5,391 21 April 2002

Elimination Final 2[edit]

Leg Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance Date
1 Melbourne Knights 0-0 Olympic Sharks Knights Stadium 3,421 14 April 2002
2 Olympic Sharks 6-2 Melbourne Knights Toyota Park 5,850 21 April 2002

Major Semi Final[edit]

Leg Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance Date
1 Perth Glory 4-1 Newcastle United Subiaco Oval 31,963 20 April 2002
2 Newcastle United 2-0 Perth Glory Energy Australia Stadium 17,503 26 April 2002

Minor Semi Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance Date
Olympic Sharks 2-1 South Melbourne Marconi Stadium 6,341 28 April 2002

Preliminary Final[edit]

Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance Date
Newcastle United 0-1 Olympic Sharks Energy Australia Stadium 17,708 5 May 2002

Grand final[edit]

Perth Glory 0 – 1 Olympic Sharks
(report) Miličić Goal 48'
Attendance: 42,735
Referee: Mark Shield

Individual awards[edit]

References[edit]