2009–10 Gold Coast United FC season

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Gold Coast United
2009–10 season
Chairman Clive Palmer
Manager Miron Bleiberg
A-League 3rd
A-League Finals Semi Final
Top goalscorer League: Shane Smeltz (19)
All: Shane Smeltz (19)
Highest home attendance 10,024 vs Brisbane Roar
(26 December 2009)
Lowest home attendance 2,616 vs North Queensland Fury
(31 October 2009)
Average home league attendance 5,434
(20 February 2010)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2009–10 season was Gold Coast United's inaugural season in the A-League, becoming one of two new expansion clubs in the Australian state of Queensland.

Season review[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Squad[edit]

As of match played 20 February 2010
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age[N 1]) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Jess Vanstrattan Australia GK (1982-07-19)19 July 1982 (aged 27) Verona 2008 2010[1] 18 0
20 Scott Higgins Australia GK (1976-06-09)9 June 1976 (aged 33) Wellington Phoenix 2009 10 0
Defenders
3 Michael Thwaite Australia DF (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 26) Brann 2009 28 0
4 Daniel Piorkowski Australia DF (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 26) Newcastle Jets 2009 2011[6] 2 0
13 Bas van den Brink Netherlands DF (1982-09-11)11 September 1982 (aged 27) Omniworld 2009 27 1
16 Kristian Rees Australia DF (1980-01-06)6 January 1980 (aged 30) Adelaide City 2009 2011[6] 26 2
22 Adama Traoré Ivory Coast DF (1990-02-03)3 February 1990 (aged 20) EF Yéo Martial 2009 11 0
36 Dino Djulbic Bosnia and Herzegovina DF (1983-02-16)16 February 1983 (aged 27) Rot Weiss Ahlen 2010 8 0
Zac Anderson Australia DF (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 (aged 18) QAS 2009 3 0
Ben Wearing Australia DF (1989-05-08)8 May 1989 (aged 20) Musgrave 2009 1 0
Midfielders
2 Steve Pantelidis Australia MF (1983-08-17)17 August 1983 (aged 26) Melbourne Victory 2009 2011[6] 20 0
5 Robson Brazil MF (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 23) Cabofriense 2009 2010[5] 11 1
7 Zenon Caravella Australia MF (1983-05-17)17 May 1983 (aged 26) Omniworld 2009 2011[6] 24 1
8 Jefferson Brazil MF (1982-03-28)28 March 1982 (aged 27) 2009 2010[5] 1 0
10 Jason Culina Australia MF (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 29) PSV Eindhoven 2009 2012[11] 26 3
11 Charlie Miller Scotland MF (1976-03-18)18 March 1976 (aged 33) Brisbane Roar 2009 2010[12] 10 1
17 Matthew Osman Australia MF (1983-07-29)29 July 1983 (aged 26) Central Coast Mariners 2009 2011[6] 15 0
18 James Brown Australia MF (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 20) AIS 2009 2012[7] 9 1
21 Richard Greer Australia MF 2009 0 0
23 Steve Fitzsimmons Australia MF (1976-09-07)7 September 1976 (aged 33) Beenleigh 2009 2010[6] 19 2
24 Anderson Brazil MF (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 27) Loan from Criciúma 2009 2010[15] 26 0
Mitch Bevan Australia MF (1991-02-20)20 February 1991 (aged 19) Brisbane Roar 2009 1 0
Forwards
9 Shane Smeltz New Zealand FW (1981-09-29)29 September 1981 (aged 28) Wellington Phoenix 2008 2012 26 19
14 Joel Porter Australia FW (1978-12-25)25 December 1978 (aged 31) Hartlepool United 2009 24 5
15 Tahj Minniecon Australia FW (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 21) AIS 2009 2012[9] 17 1
19 Andrew Barisic Australia FW (1986-03-22)22 March 1986 (aged 23) Melbourne Knights 2009 2010[8] 6 1
26 Golgol Mebrahtu Australia FW (1990-08-28)28 August 1990 (aged 19) Brisbane Strikers 2009 6 0
Left during the season
6 Adam Griffiths Australia FW (1979-08-21)21 August 1979 (aged 30) Newcastle Jet 2009 2012[3] 1 0
11 Milson Brazil FW (1977-11-24)24 November 1977 (aged 32) Tombense 2009 2010[8] 9 0
27 Mark Byrnes Australia DF (1982-02-08)8 February 1982 (aged 28) APIA Leichhardt Tigers 2009 2009[16] 1 0

Friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Sydney FC (C) 27 15 3 9 35 23 +12 48 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Melbourne Victory 27 14 5 8 47 32 +15 47
3 Gold Coast United 27 13 5 9 39 35 +4 44 2010 A-League Finals Series
4 Wellington Phoenix 27 10 10 7 37 29 +8 40
5 Perth Glory 27 11 6 10 40 34 +6 39
6 Newcastle Jets 27 10 4 13 33 45 −12 34
7 North Queensland Fury 27 8 8 11 29 46 −17 32
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 7 9 11 32 29 +3 30
9 Brisbane Roar 27 8 6 13 32 42 −10 30
10 Adelaide United 27 7 8 12 24 33 −9 29

Source: the-AFC.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
1First place through to sixth place qualify for the 2010 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2010 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2011 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second place qualifies for the 2011 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2010 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2011 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off.

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 13 5 9 39 35  +4 44 9 2 3 25 11  +14 4 3 6 14 24  −10

Last updated: 13 February 2010.
Source: See Results

Results by matchday[edit]

Results[edit]

A-League Finals[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played 20 February 2010

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total A-League A-League Finals
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Australia Jess Vanstrattan 18 0 17 0 1 0
2 MF Australia Steve Pantelidis 20 0 17+3 0 0 0
3 DF Australia Michael Thwaite 28 0 27 0 1 0
4 DF Australia Daniel Piorkowski 2 0 2 0 0 0
5 MF Brazil Robson 11 1 8+2 1 1 0
7 MF Australia Zenon Caravella 24 1 20+3 1 1 0
8 MF Brazil Jefferson 1 0 1 0 0 0
9 FW New Zealand Shane Smeltz 26 19 25 19 1 0
10 MF Australia Jason Culina 26 3 25 3 1 0
11 MF Scotland Charlie Miller 10 1 7+2 1 1 0
13 DF Netherlands Bas van den Brink 27 1 26 1 1 0
14 FW Australia Joel Porter 24 5 21+2 5 1 0
15 FW Australia Tahj Minniecon 17 1 7+10 1 0 0
16 DF Australia Kristian Rees 26 2 24+1 2 1 0
17 MF Australia Matthew Osman 15 0 5+9 0 0+1 0
18 MF Australia James Brown 9 1 2+6 1 0+1 0
19 FW Australia Andrew Barisic 6 1 1+5 1 0 0
20 GK Australia Scott Higgins 11 0 10+1 0 0 0
22 DF Ivory Coast Adama Traoré 11 0 11 0 0 0
23 MF Australia Steve Fitzsimmons 19 2 10+9 2 0 0
24 MF Brazil Anderson 26 0 18+7 0 1 0
25 MF Australia Steven Lustica 2 0 1+1 0 0 0
26 FW Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 6 0 2+4 0 0 0
36 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Djulbic 8 0 5+2 0 0+1 0
DF Australia Zac Anderson 3 0 2+1 0 0 0
MF Australia Mitch Bevan 1 0 0+1 0 0 0
DF Australia Ben Wearing 1 0 1 0 0 0
Players who left Gold Coast United during the season:
6 DF Australia Adam Griffiths 1 0 1 0 0 0
11 FW Brazil Milson 9 0 1+8 0 0 0
27 DF Australia Mark Byrnes 1 0 0+1 0 0 0

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name A-League A-League Finals Total
1 FW New Zealand 9 Shane Smeltz 19 0 19
2 FW Australia 14 Joel Porter 5 0 5
3 MF Australia 10 Jason Culina 3 0 3
4 DF Australia 16 Kristian Rees 2 0 2
MF Australia 23 Steve Fitzsimmons 2 0 2
6 MF Brazil 5 Robson 1 0 1
FW Australia 19 Andrew Barisic 1 0 1
DF Netherlands 13 Bas van den Brink 1 0 1
MF Scotland 11 Charlie Miller 1 0 1
FW Australia 15 Tahj Minniecon 1 0 1
MF Australia 18 James Brown 1 0 1
MF Australia 7 Zenon Caravella 1 0 1
Own goal 1 0 1
Total 39 0 39

Disciplinary record[edit]

Position Nation Number Name A-League A-League Finals Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
2 Australia MF Steve Pantelidis 12 0 0 0 12 0
3 Australia DF Michael Thwaite 3 0 1 0 4 0
5 Brazil MF Robson 5 0 1 0 6 0
7 Australia MF Zenon Caravella 4 0 0 0 4 0
9 New Zealand FW Shane Smeltz 5 1 0 0 5 1
10 Australia MF Jason Culina 5 0 0 0 5 0
11 Scotland MF Charlie Miller 4 0 0 0 4 0
13 Netherlands DF Bas van den Brink 3 0 0 0 3 0
16 Australia DF Kristian Rees 2 1 0 0 2 1
18 Australia MF James Brown 2 0 0 0 2 0
19 Australia FW Andrew Barisic 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 Australia GK Scott Higgins 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 Ivory Coast DF Adama Traoré 1 0 0 0 1 0
23 Australia MF Steve Fitzsimmons 3 1 0 0 3 1
24 Brazil MF Anderson 3 0 0 0 3 0
36 Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Dino Djulbic 1 0 0 0 1 0
Australia DF Zac Anderson 1 0 0 0 1 0
Total 56 3 2 0 58 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Age as of the end of the season

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