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2010–11 A-League

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A-League
Season2010–11
Dates5 August 2010 – 13 March 2011
ChampionsBrisbane Roar (1st title)
PremiersBrisbane Roar (1st title)
AFC Champions LeagueBrisbane Roar
Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide United
Matches played165
Goals scored434 (2.63 per match)
Top goalscorerSergio van Dijk
(16 goals)
Best goalkeeperMichael Theoklitos
Biggest home winAdelaide United 8–1 North Queensland Fury
(21 January 2011)
Biggest away winCentral Coast Mariners 1–5 Brisbane Roar
(28 November 2010)
Highest scoringAdelaide United 8–1 North Queensland Fury
(21 January 2011)
(9 goals)
Highest attendance32,231
Lowest attendance1,003
Average attendance8,393 ( 1,403)

The 2010–11 A-League was the 34th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the sixth season of the Australian A-League soccer competition since its establishment in 2004. The home and away season began on 5 August 2010 and concluded on 13 February 2011. The addition of Melbourne Heart brought the total number of teams to 11. Brisbane Roar finished Premiers with two games remaining in the season following an Australian record unbeaten run, and later completed the Premiership and Championship double by beating the Central Coast Mariners in the Grand Final.

Rule changes[edit]

A new rule at the start of the season allows for two marquee players to be signed without salary cap restraints so long as one is Australian with a certain number of qualifications to be determined by FFA. This replaces the previous ruling of only one salary cap exempt player in previous seasons.

Clubs[edit]

Team City Home Ground Capacity
Adelaide United Adelaide Hindmarsh Stadium 17,000
Brisbane Roar Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 52,500
Central Coast Mariners Gosford Bluetongue Stadium 20,119
Gold Coast United Gold Coast Skilled Park 27,400
Melbourne Heart Melbourne AAMI Park 30,050
Melbourne Victory Melbourne AAMI Park
Etihad Stadium
30,050
56,347
Newcastle Jets Newcastle EnergyAustralia Stadium 26,164
North Queensland Fury Townsville Dairy Farmers Stadium 26,500
Perth Glory Perth NIB Stadium 20,500
Sydney FC Sydney Sydney Football Stadium 45,500
Wellington Phoenix Wellington Westpac Stadium 36,000

Transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Central Coast Mariners Scotland Lawrie McKinna Reassigned 9 February 2010[1] Pre-season Australia Graham Arnold 10 February 2010[2]
Melbourne Heart Inaugural Netherlands John van 't Schip 12 October 2009[3]
North Queensland Fury Scotland Ian Ferguson Signed by Perth Glory (assistant) 6 April 2010[4] Czech Republic Frantisek Straka 7 June 2010[citation needed]
Adelaide United Australia Aurelio Vidmar Sacked 3 June 2010[5] Netherlands Rini Coolen 5 July 2010[6]
Perth Glory Australia David Mitchell Reassigned, moved to director 12 October 2010 7th Scotland Ian Ferguson 12 October 2010[7]
Melbourne Victory Scotland Ernie Merrick Sacked 12 March 2011[8] Post-season Australia Mehmet Durakovic 21 June 2011[citation needed]

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa foreigner(s) Former player(s)
Adelaide United Argentina Marcos Flores Brazil Cássio Croatia Dario Bodrušić Indonesia Sergio van Dijk Uruguay Francisco Usúcar England Joe Keenan3
Netherlands Andwélé Slory4
Ghana Lloyd Owusu
South Korea Shin In-seob
Brisbane Roar Brazil Henrique Costa Rica Jean Carlos Solórzano Germany Thomas Broich New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses Brazil Reinaldo1
Central Coast Mariners Argentina Patricio Pérez Netherlands Patrick Zwaanswijk New Zealand Michael McGlinchey Scotland Chris Doig Malta John Hutchinson2
Gold Coast United Brazil Anderson Brazil Robson England John Curtis Germany Peter Perchtold Ivory Coast Adama Traoré New Zealand Glen Moss2
South Korea Kim Sung-Kil4
Netherlands Bas van den Brink
Melbourne Heart Brazil Alex Terra Netherlands Gerald Sibon Netherlands Rutger Worm
Melbourne Victory Brazil Ricardinho Costa Rica Marvin Angulo Costa Rica Carlos Hernández England Geoff Kellaway Thailand Surat Sukha Scotland Grant Brebner1
Newcastle Jets China Zhang Shuo England Michael Bridges Italy Marcello Fiorentini New Zealand Jeremy Brockie Iraq Ali Abbas1
Slovenia Tomislav Mišura3
England Francis Jeffers4
North Queensland Fury England Mark Hughes Germany André Kilian Netherlands Antilles Dyron Daal Togo Eric Akoto Uganda Eugene Sseppuya Papua New Guinea Brad McDonald2
Sri Lanka Jack Hingert2
Perth Glory England Robbie Fowler England Andy Todd Netherlands Victor Sikora Serbia Branko Jelić Scotland Steven McGarry
Sydney FC Brazil Bruno Cazarine Finland Juho Mäkelä Japan Hirofumi Moriyasu South Korea Byun Sung-Hwan Switzerland Stephan Keller Northern Ireland Terry McFlynn1
Wellington Phoenix Argentina Toto Cornejo Barbados Paul Ifill Brazil Daniel Brazil Diego Walsh England Chris Greenacre Malta Manny Muscat2

The following do not fill a Visa position:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Australian Residency (and New Zealand Residency, in the case of Wellington Phoenix);
2Australian residents (and New Zealand residents, in the case of Wellington Phoenix) who have chosen to represent another national team;
3Injury Replacement Players, or National Team Replacement Players;
4Guest Players (eligible to play a maximum of ten games)

Salary cap exemptions and captains[edit]

Club Australian Marquee International Marquee Junior Marquee Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United None None None Australia Travis Dodd[9] Australia Lucas Pantelis[9]
Brisbane Roar None None None Australia Matt McKay[10][11] Australia Shane Stefanutto[12]
Central Coast Mariners None None Australia Oliver Bozanic[13] Australia Alex Wilkinson[14] Malta John Hutchinson[15]
Gold Coast United Australia Jason Culina[16] None Australia Tahj Minniecon[17][18] Australia Jason Culina[19][20] Australia Michael Thwaite[19][20]
Melbourne Heart Australia Josip Skoko[21][22] Netherlands Gerald Sibon[23][24] None Australia Simon Colosimo[25] None
Melbourne Victory Australia Archie Thompson[26][27] Brazil Ricardinho[28][note 1] None Australia Kevin Muscat[30]
Australia Adrian Leijer[note 2][32]
Australia Adrian Leijer[33]
Newcastle Jets None England Michael Bridges[34][35] None England Michael Bridges[36] Australia Ljubo Milicevic[36]
Australia Kasey Wehrman[36]
North Queensland Fury None None None Australia Ufuk Talay[37] Australia Gareth Edds[37]
Perth Glory Australia Mile Sterjovski[38] England Robbie Fowler[39] None Australia Jacob Burns[40] None
Sydney FC Australia Nick Carle[41] None None Northern Ireland Terry McFlynn[42] Australia Alex Brosque[42]
Australia Hayden Foxe[42]
Wellington Phoenix Australia Jade North[43] None None New Zealand Andrew Durante[44] New Zealand Tim Brown[44]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 30 18 11 1 58 26 +32 65 Qualification for 2012 AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series[a]
2 Central Coast Mariners 30 16 9 5 50 31 +19 57
3 Adelaide United 30 15 5 10 51 36 +15 50 Qualification for 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off and Finals series
4 Gold Coast United 30 12 10 8 40 32 +8 46 Qualification for Finals series
5 Melbourne Victory 30 11 10 9 45 39 +6 43
6 Wellington Phoenix 30 12 5 13 39 41 −2 41
7 Newcastle Jets 30 9 8 13 29 33 −4 35
8 Melbourne Heart 30 8 11 11 32 42 −10 35
9 Sydney FC 30 8 10 12 35 40 −5 34
10 Perth Glory 30 5 8 17 27 54 −27 23
11 North Queensland Fury 30 4 7 19 28 60 −32 19
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champions
Notes:
  1. ^ First place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League group stage.
    Winning the 2011 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2012 AFC Champions League group stage, unless first place are champions.
    Second place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off, unless they qualify for the 2011 A-League Grand Final alongside first place or become A-League Champions, subsequently third place then qualify for the 2012 AFC Champions League qualifying play-off.

Home and away season[edit]

The 2010–11 A-League season had each team play 30 matches over 27 rounds. The regular season started on Thursday, 5 August 2010 and ended on Sunday, 13 February 2011. The opening game was played at the new Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Park) and marked the A-League debut of the new franchise, Melbourne Heart. Mid week games were played to accommodate this extra team.[45] The official 2010–11 fixture list was released on 18 May 2010.[46]

Round 1[edit]

5 August 2010 Melbourne Heart 0–1 Central Coast Mariners AAMI Park, Melbourne
Thursday 19:30 EST Report
Summary
Wilkinson 16' Attendance: 11,050
Referee: Chris Beath

Round 2[edit]

14 August 2010 Melbourne Victory 0–2 Perth Glory AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:30 EST Report
Summary
Harnwell 23'
Sterjovski 49'
Attendance: 20,358
Referee: Gerard Parsons

Round 3[edit]

20 August 2010 Adelaide United 3–2 Melbourne Heart Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:30 CST Leckie 2'
Ramsay 52', 88'
Report
Summary
Worm 42'
Babalj 74'
Attendance: 7,370
Referee: Ben Williams
21 August 2010 Perth Glory 1–0 Newcastle Jets nib Stadium, Perth
Friday 15:15 WST Jelić 45+1' Report
Summary
Attendance: 12,031
Referee: Matthew Breeze
21 August 2010 Brisbane Roar 1–0 Sydney FC Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 19:30 EST McKay 53' Report
Summary
Attendance: 10,339
Referee: Chris Beath

Round 4[edit]

29 August 2010 Melbourne Heart 2–2 Perth Glory AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 17:00 EST Sibon 5' (pen.)
Kalmar 37'
Report
Summary
Marrone 20' (o.g.)
Fowler 90+4' (pen.)
Attendance: 5,878
Referee: Kurt Ams

Round 5[edit]

4 September 2010 Sydney FC 1–3 Adelaide United Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:30 EST Keller 58' Report
Summary
van Dijk 9', 53'
Leckie 37'
Attendance: 7,557
Referee: Peter Green
5 September 2010 Perth Glory 2–1 Wellington Phoenix nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 15:00 WST Sterjovski 6'
Fowler 61'
Report
Summary
Sigmund 73' Attendance: 10,844
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 6[edit]

11 September 2010 Wellington Phoenix 2–1 Sydney FC Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 19:15 NZST Ifill 50' (pen.)
Ward 72'
Report
Summary
Cazarine 67' Attendance: 8,453
Referee: Chris Beath
11 September 2010 Adelaide United 2–1 Newcastle Jets Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Saturday 19:00 CST Leckie 22'
Flores 65'
Report
Summary
Rooney 89' Attendance: 9,571
Referee: Ben Williams
12 September 2010 Perth Glory 0–1 Gold Coast United nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 15:00 WST Report
Summary
Culina 23' Attendance: 10,450
Referee: Matthew Breeze

Round 7[edit]

18 September 2010 Brisbane Roar 1–1 Adelaide United Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 19:30 EST Broich 35' Report
Summary
Leckie 28' Attendance: 7,080
Referee: Ben Williams
19 September 2010 Melbourne Heart 2–1 Wellington Phoenix AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 15:00 EST Aloisi 50'
Alex 66'
Report
Summary
Brown 75' Attendance: 5,698
Referee: Peter Green
19 September 2010 Gold Coast United 0–0 Central Coast Mariners Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Sunday 17:00 EST Report
Summary
Attendance: 2,037
Referee: Matthew Gillett
22 September 2010 Gold Coast United 1–0 Newcastle Jets Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Wednesday 19:30 EST Curtis 89' Report
Summary
Attendance: 2,091
Referee: Peter Green

Round 8[edit]

24 September 2010 Adelaide United 2–0 Perth Glory Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:30 CST van Dijk 70', 73' (pen.) Report
Summary
Attendance: 13,310
Referee: Matthew Breeze
26 September 2010 Sydney FC 1–1 Gold Coast United Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 15:00 EST Cazarine 20' Report
Summary
Djite 45+1' Attendance: 9,977
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 9[edit]

1 October 2010 Gold Coast United 3–1 Wellington Phoenix Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Friday 20:00 EST Djite 6', 70'
J. Brown 82'
Report
Summary
Ifill 9' (pen.) Attendance: 2,943
Referee: Matthew Gillett
3 October 2010 Perth Glory 1–2 Brisbane Roar nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 17:00 WST Neville 6' Report
Summary
Reinaldo 2'
Visconte 90+4'
Attendance: 9,758
Referee: Ben Williams
4 October 2010 Sydney FC 1–2 Adelaide United Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Monday 17:00 EDT A. Brosque 40' (pen.) Report
Summary
Cole 57' (o.g.)
Ramsay 90+1'
Attendance: 7,071
Referee: Gerard Parsons

Round 10[edit]

16 October 2010 Melbourne Victory 3–0 Sydney FC Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday 18:45 EDT Vargas 20'
Hernández 49'
Kruse 90'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 17,299
Referee: Ben Williams
16 October 2010 Brisbane Roar 1–1 Newcastle Jets Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 19:45 EST Reinaldo 77' Report
Summary
M. Smith 18' (o.g.) Attendance: 10,191
Referee: Jarred Gillett

Round 11[edit]

22 October 2010 Adelaide United 3–0 Wellington Phoenix Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:30 CDT van Dijk 70'
Flores 72'
Dodd 76'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 11,206
Referee: Alan Milliner
23 October 2010 Melbourne Heart 0–0 Gold Coast United AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:00 EDT Report
Summary
Attendance: 6,105
Referee: Chris Beath
24 October 2010 Perth Glory 0–3 Sydney FC nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 16:00 WST Report
Summary
Cazarine 25', 78'
A. Brosque 53'
Attendance: 8,870
Referee: Ben Williams

Round 12[edit]

3 November 2010 Perth Glory 0–0 Melbourne Heart nib Stadium, Perth
Wednesday 19:00 WST Report
Summary
Attendance: 5,745
Referee: Chris Beath

Round 13[edit]

6 November 2010 Brisbane Roar 4–0 Adelaide United Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 20:15 EST Reinaldo 43' {
M. Smith 55'
Barbarouses 61', 66'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 13,248
Referee: Matthew Breeze
7 November 2010 Sydney FC 1–0 Newcastle Jets Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 EDT Cazarine 76' Report
Summary
Attendance: 8,512
Referee: Chris Beath
10 November 2010 Adelaide United 2–0 Perth Glory Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Wednesday 18:30 CDT Fyfe 64'
van Dijk 90+1'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 10,023
Referee: Ryan Shepheard

Round 14[edit]

12 November 2010 Gold Coast United 3–1 Sydney FC Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Friday 19:30 EST J. Porter 15', 54'
Culina 44'
Report
Summary
Cazarine 58' Attendance: 2,536
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
13 November 2010 Newcastle Jets 3–1 Adelaide United EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 19:45 EDT Topor-Stanley 4'
Jesic 13', 52'
Report
Summary
Fyfe 79' Attendance: 8,278
Referee: Kurt Ams
14 November 2010 Perth Glory 3–1 Melbourne Victory nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 16:00 WST Fowler 13', 64', 71' Report
Summary
Dugandžić 79' Attendance: 6,217
Referee: Chris Beath

Round 15[edit]

19 November 2010 Melbourne Heart 0–2 Adelaide United AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 20:00 EDT Report
Summary
Cornthwaite 5'
Bolton 73' (o.g.)
Attendance: 6,538
Referee: Chris Beath
20 November 2010 Brisbane Roar 1–1 North Queensland Fury Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 20:15 EST Franjic 85' Report
Summary
Edds 9' Attendance: 10,126
Referee: Alan Milliner
21 November 2010 Sydney FC 2–0 Perth Glory Parramatta Stadium, Sydney[Note 2]
Sunday 15:00 EDT Cole 75'
A. Brosque 81'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 6,654
Referee: Peter Green
21 November 2010 Central Coast Mariners 2–3 Gold Coast United Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Sunday 17:00 EDT Simon 42'
Kwasnik 71'
Report
Summary
Djulbic 45'
Pantelidis 69'
Barisić 73'
Attendance: 9,732
Referee: Matthew Gillett
24 November 2010 Wellington Phoenix 2–0 Melbourne Heart Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Wednesday 19:00 NZDT Ifill 62', 73' Report
Summary
Attendance: 4,700
Referee: Jarred Gillett
24 November 2010 Brisbane Roar 3–2 Perth Glory Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane[Note 4]
Wednesday 20:00 EST Solórzano 41', 76' (pen.)
M. Smith 58'
Report
Summary
Fowler 66' (pen.)
Pellegrino 83'
Attendance: 6,836
Referee: Matthew Gillett

Round 16[edit]

27 November 2010 Melbourne Heart 0–0 Sydney FC AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 20:15 EDT Report
Summary
Attendance: 5,128
Referee: Alan Milliner

Round 17[edit]

3 December 2010 Melbourne Victory 3–3 Brisbane Roar AAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 20:00 EDT Kruse 63', 77'
A. Thompson 71'
Report
Summary
Kemp 30' (o.g.)
Solórzano 45+1'
McKay 90+4'
Attendance: 11,886
Referee: Peter Green
4 December 2010 Central Coast Mariners 4–0 Sydney FC Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 19:00 EDT Kwasnik 1', 23'
Simon 5'
Ryall 46' (o.g.)
Report
Summary
Attendance: 7,160
Referee: Matthew Breeze
8 December 2010 Melbourne Heart 0–2 Newcastle Jets AAMI Park, Melbourne
Wednesday 19:00 EDT Report
Summary
Jeffers 12'
Jesic 18'
Attendance: 2,754
Referee: Alan Milliner

Round 18[edit]

10 December 2010 Adelaide United 2–0 North Queensland Fury Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:30 CDT Flores 5'
van Dijk 16'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 8,786
Referee: Matthew Gillett
11 December 2010 Melbourne Heart 1–3 Melbourne Victory AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:00 EDT Sibon 17' Report
Summary
Kruse 12', 28'
Leijer 54'
Attendance: 23,059
Referee: Chris Beath
11 December 2010 Gold Coast United 2–0 Wellington Phoenix Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Saturday 20:15 EST van den Brink 21'
J. Brown 66'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 1,716
Referee: Alan Milliner
12 December 2010 Sydney FC 0–1 Brisbane Roar Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 EDT Report
Summary
Barbarouses 41' Attendance: 7,554
Referee: Jarred Gillett

Round 19[edit]

18 December 2010 Melbourne Victory 2–0 Perth Glory AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:00 EDT A. Thompson 45+4'
Vargas 64'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 12,124
Referee: Matthew Breeze
22 December 2010 Perth Glory 4–2 Adelaide United nib Stadium, Perth
Wednesday 19:00 WST J. Coyne 6'
Sterjovski 35'
Fowler 67', 77' (pen.)
Report
Summary
Keenan 22'
van Dijk 51'
Attendance: 7,193
Referee: Chris Beath

Round 20[edit]

23 December 2010 Sydney FC 0–1 Melbourne Heart Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Thursday 19:00 EDT Report
Summary
Zahra 86' Attendance: 6,639
Referee: Ben Williams
29 December 2010 Adelaide United 2–0 Sydney FC Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Wednesday 19:30 CDT van Dijk 35'
Foxe 58' (o.g.)
Report
Summary
Attendance: 16,429
Referee: Gerard Parsons

Round 21[edit]

3 January 2011 Newcastle Jets 1–2 Sydney FC EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle
Monday 17:00 EDT Haliti 66' Report
Summary
Moriyasu 36'
Cazarine 45+1'
Attendance: 12,118
Referee: Matthew Gillett

Round 22[edit]

7 January 2011 Brisbane Roar 1–1 Perth Glory Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 19:30 EST Nichols 63' Report
Summary
Sterjovski 31' Attendance: 11,574
Referee: Jarred Gillett
8 January 2011 Sydney FC 2–0 Gold Coast United Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:00 EDT Petratos 32'
Mäkelä 90+2'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 6,135
Referee: Chris Beath
9 January 2011 Melbourne Victory 1–4 Adelaide United AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 15:00 EDT Dugandžić 90+4' Report
Summary
Flores 12'
van Dijk 57', 78'
Barbiero 74'
Attendance: 18,558
Referee: Peter Green

Round 23[edit]

14 January 2011 Gold Coast United 4–0 North Queensland Fury Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Friday 19:30 EST Djite 22', 43'
Smeltz 52'
Harold 82'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 2,514
Referee: Matthew Gillett
15 January 2011 Sydney FC 1–1 Melbourne Victory Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:30 EDT Makela 90+1' Report
Summary
Allsopp 52' Attendance: 11,387
Referee: Matthew Breeze
15 January 2011 Perth Glory 1–1 Melbourne Heart nib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 WST Howarth 34' Report
Summary
Alex 70' Attendance: 7,962
Referee: Gerard Parsons
19 January 2011 Melbourne Heart 1–1 Gold Coast United AAMI Park, Melbourne
Wednesday 20:00 EDT Alex 17' Report
Summary
Djite 40' Attendance: 5,187
Referee: Strebre Delovski
19 January 2011 Perth Glory 1–2 Central Coast Mariners nib Stadium, Perth
Wednesday 19:00 WST Howarth 38' Report
Summary
McBreen 22'
Simon 23'
Attendance: 6,828
Referee: Ryan Shepheard

Round 24[edit]

21 January 2011 Adelaide United 8–1 North Queensland Fury Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:30 CDT Flores 4', 37', 87'
T. Dodd 28'
Ramsay 42'
van Dijk 46', 67', 83'
Report
Summary
Nikas 71' Attendance: 10,986
Referee: Peter Green
22 January 2011 Melbourne Victory 2–2 Melbourne Heart Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday 19:00 EDT Allsopp 10'
Hernández 31'
Report
Summary
Aloisi 45+2', 51' Attendance: 32,231
Referee: Chris Beath
22 January 2011 Gold Coast United 5–1 Newcastle Jets Skilled Park, Gold Coast
Saturday 20:15 EST Traoré 9'
Djite 36', 79', 87'
Smeltz 61'
Report
Summary
Zhang 75' Attendance: 14,783
Referee: Matthew Breeze
23 January 2011 Central Coast Mariners 2–2 Sydney FC Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Sunday 17:00 EDT Pérez 49'
Simon 57'
Report
Summary
Petratos 17', 27' Attendance: 10,546
Referee: Strebre Delovski

Round 25[edit]

29 January 2011 Perth Glory 0–2 Sydney FC nib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 WST Report
Summary
Carle 9'
Cazarine 53'
Attendance: 5,576
Referee: Gerard Parsons
30 January 2011 Melbourne Victory 2–0 Gold Coast United AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 17:00 EDT Allsopp 25', 56' Report
Summary
Attendance: 8,287
Referee: Peter Green

Round 26[edit]

6 February 2011 Perth Glory 1–2 Gold Coast United nib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 17:00 WST Taggart 75' Report
Summary
Smeltz 33' (pen.), 55' (pen.) Attendance: 6,617
Referee: Jarred Gillett
9 February 2011 Sydney FC 2–0 Wellington Phoenix Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
Wednesday 19:00 EDT Ward 54' (o.g.)
Gan 69'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 4,732
Referee: Peter Green
10 February 2011 Newcastle Jets 4–0 Perth Glory EnergyAustralia Stadium, Newcastle
Thursday 19:30 EDT Haliti 13'
Brockie 55'
Petrovski 68' (pen.), 69'
Report
Summary
Attendance: 7,286
Referee: Matthew Breeze

Round 27[edit]

12 February 2011 Melbourne Heart 2–2 Sydney FC AAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:00 EDT Worm 41'
Aloisi 62'
Report
Summary
Carle 34' (pen.), 88' Attendance: 6,019
Referee: Ben Williams
Notes
  1. ^ Game was moved to stop a clash with the AFL grand final replay [1] Archived 4 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Game was moved due to resurfacing of Sydney Football Stadium
  3. ^ a b Game was moved due to an exhibition match between Newcastle Jets and Los Angeles Galaxy which also resulted in the postponement of the F3 Derby.
  4. ^ Game was moved due to a U2 concert at Suncorp Stadium.
  5. ^ a b Roar matches against Phoenix and Heart were originally scheduled at Suncorp Stadium for 16 and 26 January, respectively, but were postponed and relocated due to the floods in Brisbane and throughout Queensland. [2][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Game was postponed and shifted from Dairy Farmers Stadium due to the impact of Cyclone Yasi.
  7. ^ Originally scheduled for 19 December 2010, this round 19 fixture was cancelled in the 20th minute due to the poor playing condition of the pitch. It was later replayed in week 26.

Table of results[edit]

Abbreviation and Color Key:
  • Win
  • Loss
  • Draw
  • Home
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Adelaide United NJ CCM MH NQF SFC NJ BR PG SFC GCU WP MV BR PG NJ MH GCU WP NQF MH PG CCM SFC BR MV NQF CCM GCU WP MV
0–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–2 0–0 3–0 2–1 4–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 2–1 2–0 1–2 4–2 2–0 2–0 0–1 1–4 8–1 1–2 0–0 0–1 2–1
Brisbane Roar GCU SFC WP NJ MV AU MH PG NJ CCM MV SFC WP AU MH NJ NQF PG CCM MV SFC NQF GCU AU PG CCM WP MH NQF GCU
0–0 1–0 1–0 0–0 3–0 1–1 4–0 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 1–1 1–4 4–0 1–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–5 3–3 0–1 0–2 2–2 0–1 1–1 3–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 4 –0
Central Coast Mariners MH AU WP SFC MV MH GCU NQF BR PG NQF WP MV GCU NJ BR SFC PG NQF AU MV WP BR NJ PG SFC AU MH GCU NJ
0–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 5–0 0–1 0–3 2–2 2–3 1–1 1–5 4–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 1–0 3–3 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–0
Gold Coast United BR WP MV PG CCM NJ SFC WP AU MH NQF MV SFC CCM AU NQF MH WP NJ BR PG SFC NQF MH NJ MV AU PG CCM BR
0–0 3–3 0–1 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–1 3–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–1 3–1 2–3 2–1 1–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 5–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 1–3 4–0
Melbourne Heart CCM NJ AU PG NQF CCM WP BR MV WP GCU NJ PG NQF BR AU WP SFC GCU NJ MV AU SFC NQF PG GCU MV BR CCM SFC
0–1 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–0 1–0 2–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 0–0 0–2 0–0 2–3 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–0 3–0 0–2 1–3 1–2 0–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 1–1 2–2
Melbourne Victory SFC PG NQF GCU CCM BR WP NQF NJ MH SFC BR AU GCU PG CCM WP BR MH PG NJ CCM WP AU SFC MH NQF GCU NJ AU
3–3 0–2 2–2 0–1 2–0 3–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 2–1 3–0 2–1 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–3 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–2 0–3 2–0 2–0 2–1
Newcastle Jets AU MH PG BR AU PG GCU MV BR MH SFC AU BR WP CCM NQF MH GCU WP MV SFC NQF NQF CCM GCU WP MV SFC PG CCM
0–0 1–1 1–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 3–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 2–1 1–2 1–3 1–0 0–2 5–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–0
North Queensland Fury PG SFC MV AU MH MV WP SFC CCM PG GCU CCM MH BR PG GCU NJ AU SFC BR CCM WP MH NJ NJ GCU AU MV BR WP
3–3 2–1 2–2 2–3 1–0 0–0 2–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 1–2 0–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–0 4–0 8–1 0–3 1–2 3–1
Perth Glory NQF MV NJ MH WP GCU NJ AU BR NQF SFC CCM MH WP AU MV SFC BR NQF CCM MV AU GCU BR MH CCM WP SFC GCU NJ
3–3 0–2 1–0 2–2 2–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–3 5–0 0–0 0–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 4–0 0–2 1–2 4–0
Sydney FC MV NQF BR CCM AU WP GCU NQF AU MV PG BR NJ GCU PG MH WP CCM BR NQF MH AU NJ GCU MV CCM PG NJ WP MH
3–3 2–1 1–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–0 0–3 1–1 1–0 3–1 2–0 0–0 3–1 4–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2
Wellington Phoenix GCU CCM BR PG SFC MV MH NQF GCU MH AU BR PG CCM NJ MH MV SFC AU GCU NJ NQF MV CCM PG BR NJ AU SFC NQF
3–3 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–2 3–0 1–4 0–1 0–3 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 4–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 3–1


Finals series[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

26 February 2011 Brisbane Roar 2–2 Central Coast Mariners Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
19:00 EST
Report
Summary
Attendance: 25,168
Referee: Peter Green

Preliminary final[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

Season statistics[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

As of end of regular season
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Indonesia Sergio van Dijk Adelaide United 16
2 New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses Brisbane Roar 11
Australia Robbie Kruse Melbourne Victory
Australia Matt Simon Central Coast Mariners
Costa Rica Jean Solórzano Brisbane Roar
6 Brazil Bruno Cazarine Sydney FC 9
Australia Bruce Djite Gold Coast United
England Robbie Fowler Perth Glory
Australia Adam Kwasnik Central Coast Mariners
10 Australia John Aloisi Melbourne Heart 8
Argentina Marcos Flores Adelaide United
England Chris Greenacre Wellington Phoenix

Own goals[edit]

Player Club Against Round
Australia Ben Kantarovski Newcastle Jets Melbourne Heart 2
Australia Brett Studman North Queensland Fury Adelaide United 4
Australia Michael Marrone Melbourne Heart Perth Glory 4
Australia Daniel McBreen Central Coast Mariners North Queensland Fury 9
Australia Shannon Cole Sydney FC Adelaide United 9
Australia Matt Smith Brisbane Roar Newcastle Jets 10
Australia Naum Sekulovski Perth Glory Central Coast Mariners 12
Australia Rodrigo Vargas Melbourne Victory Gold Coast United 13
Australia Clint Bolton Melbourne Heart Adelaide United 15
Australia Alex Wilkinson Central Coast Mariners Brisbane Roar 16
Australia Matthew Kemp Melbourne Victory Brisbane Roar 17
Australia Sebastian Ryall Sydney FC Central Coast Mariners 17
Australia Wayne Srhoj Melbourne Heart Melbourne Victory 18
Indonesia Sergio van Dijk Adelaide United Central Coast Mariners 20
Australia Hayden Foxe Sydney FC Adelaide United 20
Australia Adrian Leijer Melbourne Victory Central Coast Mariners 21
Australia Tando Velaphi Perth Glory Wellington Phoenix 24
Australia Nick Ward Wellington Phoenix Sydney FC 26

Attendance[edit]

These are the attendance records of each of the teams at the end of the home and away season. The table does not include finals series attendances.

Team Hosted Average High Low Total
Melbourne Victory 15 15,234 32,321 8,287 228,517
Adelaide United 15 11,552 21,083 7,370 173,286
Brisbane Roar 15 9,279 20,831 3,522 139,182
Perth Glory 15 8,488 16,019 5,576 127,322
Newcastle Jets 15 8,429 13,463 3,114 126,439
Melbourne Heart 15 8,315 25,897 2,754 124,725
Wellington Phoenix 15 7,981 14,108 4,700 119,716
Central Coast Mariners 15 7,713 12,409 5,373 115,695
Sydney FC 15 7,656 12,106 4,012 114,834
North Queensland Fury 15 4,245 7,195 1,003 63,681
Gold Coast United 15 3,434 14,783 1,658 51,505
{{{T12}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 165 8,393 32,321 1,003 1,384,902

Updated to the end of season.

  • A Gold Coast United match held on 19 December 2010 was postponed due to the poor playing surface of the pitch and torrential rain after the 21st minute of the game had been played. Spectators were allowed free entry prior to the postponement, of which there were 10,146 in attendance of the 21,000+ who applied for the free tickets. The abandoned game's attendance is not taken into account.

Top 10 Attendances[edit]

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
50,168 GF 13 March 2011 Brisbane Roar 2–2 (4–2 pen.) Central Coast Mariners Suncorp Stadium Sunday Afternoon
32,321 24 22 January 2011 Melbourne Victory 2–2 Melbourne Heart Etihad Stadium Saturday Night
25,897 9 8 October 2010 Melbourne Heart 2–1 Melbourne Victory AAMI Park Friday Night
25,168 SF Leg 2 26 February 2011 Brisbane Roar 2–2 Central Coast Mariners Suncorp Saturday Night
23,059 18 11 December 2010 Melbourne Heart 1–3 Melbourne Victory AAMI Park Saturday Night
21,083 27 11 February 2011 Adelaide United 2–1 Melbourne Victory Adelaide Oval Friday Night
20,831 27 12 February 2011 Brisbane Roar 4–0 Gold Coast United Suncorp Saturday Night
20,358 2 14 August 2010 Melbourne Victory 0–2 Perth Glory AAMI Park Saturday Night
18,558 22 9 January 2011 Melbourne Victory 1–4 Adelaide United AAMI Park Sunday Afternoon
17,299 10 16 October 2010 Melbourne Victory 3–0 Sydney FC Etihad Stadium Saturday Night

Discipline[edit]

The Fair Play Award will go to the team with the lowest points on the fair play ladder at the conclusion of the home and away season. It was awarded to Premiers Brisbane Roar who beat last year's Champions Sydney FC by 6 points.

1 point Yellow Card
2 points Second Caution Red Card
3 points Direct Red Card
Team Points
Brisbane Roar 37 2 0 41
Sydney FC 45 1 0 47
Central Coast Mariners 45 2 0 49
Adelaide United 42 1 2 50
Wellington Phoenix 56 1 0 58
Gold Coast United 52 1 2 60
Newcastle Jets 52 2 3 65
North Queensland Fury 54 1 3 65
Melbourne Heart 56 4 1 67
Melbourne Victory 67 1 1 72
Perth Glory 62 5 5 87
Sydney Rovers 0 0 0 0
Totals 568 21 17

Updated to End of Week 27 (End of Regular Season)

Awards[edit]

End-of-season awards[edit]

Source:[47][48]

All-Star team[edit]

Formation: 4–3–3

See also[edit]

Team season articles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ricardinho was loaned out to Paraná on 22 March 2011.[29]
  2. ^ Leijer replaced Muscat as captain mid-season, on 16 February 2011 following Muscat's retirement[31]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Vidmar appointed Assistant Socceroos and Olyroos Coach Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
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