2010–11 Gold Coast United FC season

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Gold Coast United
2010–11 season
Chairman Clive Palmer
Manager Miron Bleiberg
A-League 3rd
A-League Finals Preliminary Final
Top goalscorer League: Bruce Djite (9)
All: Bruce Djite (10)
Highest home attendance 14,783 vs Newcastle Jets
(22 January 2011)
Lowest home attendance 1,658 vs Melbourne Heart
(5 December 2010)
Average home league attendance 3,317
(20 February 2011)
Home colours
Away colours

The 2010–11 Gold Coast United season was Gold Coast United's second season in the A-League. They finished the regular season in third place, and were defeated by Central Coast Mariners in the Preliminary Final.

Season review[edit]

Transfers[edit]

Squad[edit]

As of match played 5 March 2011
No. Name Nationality Position Date of birth (Age[N 1]) Signed from Signed in Contract ends Apps. Goals
Goalkeepers
1 Glen Moss Australia GK (1983-01-19)19 January 1983 (aged 28) Melbourne Victory 2010 2012[2] 30 0
20 Scott Higgins Australia GK (1976-06-09)9 June 1976 (aged 34) Wellington Phoenix 2009 12 0
30 Jerrad Tyson Australia GK (1989-09-21)21 September 1989 (aged 21) Brisbane Strikers 2010 1 0
Defenders
3 Michael Thwaite Australia DF (1983-05-02)2 May 1983 (aged 27) Brann 2009 56 0
4 Daniel Piorkowski Australia DF (1984-01-12)12 January 1984 (aged 26) Newcastle Jets 2009 2011[10] 2 0
6 Dino Djulbic Bosnia and Herzegovina DF (1983-02-16)16 February 1983 (aged 28) Rot Weiss Ahlen 2010 40 4
13 Bas van den Brink Netherlands DF (1982-09-11)11 September 1982 (aged 28) Omniworld 2009 50 4
16 Kristian Rees Australia DF (1980-01-06)6 January 1980 (aged 31) Adelaide City 2009 2011[10] 52 2
22 Adama Traoré Ivory Coast DF (1990-02-03)3 February 1990 (aged 21) EF Yéo Martial 2009 42 2
24 John Curtis England DF (1978-09-03)3 September 1978 (aged 32) Northampton Town 2010 2011[1] 19 1
29 Zac Anderson Australia DF (1991-04-30)30 April 1991 (aged 19) QAS 2009 5 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 27) Melbourne Victory 2009 2011[10] 49 1
5 Robson Brazil MF (1986-11-03)3 November 1986 (aged 24) Cabofriense 2009 30 2
7 Zenon Caravella Australia MF (1983-05-17)17 May 1983 (aged 27) Omniworld 2009 2011[10] 52 1
8 Anderson Brazil MF (1983-01-10)10 January 1983 (aged 28) Criciúma 2010 2011[5] 48 0
10 Jason Culina Australia MF (1980-08-05)5 August 1980 (aged 30) PSV Eindhoven 2009 2012[11] 44 8
17 Matthew Osman Australia MF (1983-07-29)29 July 1983 (aged 26) Central Coast Mariners 2009 2011[10] 15 0
18 James Brown Australia MF (1990-02-19)19 February 1990 (aged 21) AIS 2009 2012[12] 21 3
23 Steve Fitzsimmons Australia MF (1976-09-07)7 September 1976 (aged 34) Beenleigh 2009 2010[10] 34 2
26 Ben Halloran Australia MF (1992-06-14)14 June 1992 (aged 18) QAS 2010 2 0
28 Mitch Bevan Australia MF (1991-02-20)20 February 1991 (aged 20) Brisbane Roar 2009 1 0
31 Joshua Brillante Australia MF (1993-03-25)25 March 1993 (aged 17) QAS 2010 5 0
32 Steven Lustica Australia MF (1976-03-18)18 March 1976 (aged 34) Sydney Youth 2010 2 0
33 Peter Perchtold Germany MF (1984-09-02)2 September 1984 (aged 26) loan from 1. FC Nürnberg 2010 2010[6] 10 0
34 Kim Sung-kil South Korea MF (1983-07-08)8 July 1983 (aged 27) Busan Transportation Corporation 2010 1 0
Forwards
9 Shane Smeltz New Zealand FW (1981-09-29)29 September 1981 (aged 29) Gençlerbirliği 2010[4] 38 28
11 Bruce Djite Australia FW (1987-03-25)25 March 1987 (aged 23) Gençlerbirliği 2010[3] 23 10
14 Joel Porter Australia FW (1978-12-25)25 December 1978 (aged 32) Hartlepool United 2009 40 7
15 Tahj Minniecon Australia FW (1989-02-13)13 February 1989 (aged 22) AIS 2009 2012[13] 35 1
19 Andrew Barisic Australia FW (1986-03-22)22 March 1986 (aged 24) Melbourne Knights 2009 2010[14] 17 2
21 Golgol Mebrahtu Australia FW (1990-08-28)28 August 1990 (aged 20) Brisbane Strikers 2009 14 0
25 Chris Broadfoot Australia FW (1981-04-11)11 April 1981 (aged 29) Broadbeach United 2010 5 0
27 Chris Harold Australia FW (1992-07-14)14 July 1992 (aged 18) Brisbane Force 2010 10 1

Competitions[edit]

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 30 18 11 1 58 26 +32 65 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Central Coast Mariners 30 16 9 5 50 31 +19 57
3 Adelaide United 30 15 5 10 51 36 +15 50 2012 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off
4 Gold Coast United 30 12 10 8 40 32 +8 46 2011 A-League 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 Disbanded at end of season

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 2011 A-League Finals Series.
2First place qualifies for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage.
3Winning the 2011 A-League Grand Final automatically earns qualification for the 2012 AFC Champions League Group stage, unless first place are champions.
4Second 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.

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
30 12 10 8 40 32  +8 46 7 5 3 23 9  +14 5 5 5 17 23  −6

Last updated: 12 February 2011.
Source: See Results

Results by matchday[edit]

Results[edit]

A-League Finals[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

As of match played 5 March 2011

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Pos Nat Player Total A-League A-League Finals
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK New Zealand Glen Moss 30 0 27 0 3 0
2 MF Australia Steve Pantelidis 29 1 17+9 1 3 0
3 DF Australia Michael Thwaite 28 0 25 0 3 0
5 MF Brazil Robson 19 1 13+6 1 0 0
6 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Djulbic 32 4 29 3 3 1
7 MF Australia Zenon Caravella 28 0 22+3 0 3 0
8 MF Brazil Anderson 22 0 17+2 0 3 0
9 FW New Zealand Shane Smeltz 12 9 9 7 3 2
10 MF Australia Jason Culina 18 5 18 5 0 0
11 FW Australia Bruce Djite 23 10 20 9 3 1
13 DF Netherlands Bas van den Brink 23 3 19+2 3 2 0
14 FW Australia Joel Porter 16 2 8+5 2 0+3 0
15 FW Australia Tahj Minniecon 18 0 8+7 0 3 0
16 DF Australia Kristian Rees 26 0 19+6 0 0+1 0
18 MF Australia James Brown 12 2 9+3 2 0 0
19 FW Australia Andrew Barisic 11 1 2+8 1 0+1 0
20 GK Australia Scott Higgins 2 0 2 0 0 0
21 FW Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 8 0 4+4 0 0 0
22 DF Ivory Coast Adama Traoré 31 2 28+1 2 1+1 0
23 MF Australia Steve Fitzsimmons 15 0 7+8 0 0 0
24 DF England John Curtis 19 1 12+5 1 0+2 0
25 FW Australia Chris Broadfoot 5 0 0+5 0 0 0
26 MF Australia Ben Halloran 5 0 2+3 0 0 0
27 FW Australia Chris Harold 10 1 2+7 1 0+1 0
29 DF Australia Zac Anderson 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
30 GK Australia Jerrad Tyson 1 0 1 0 0 0
31 MF Australia Joshua Brillante 2 0 2 0 0 0
32 MF Australia Steven Lustica 2 0 0+2 0 0 0
33 MF Germany Peter Perchtold 10 0 7 0 3 0
34 MF South Korea Kim Sung-kil 1 0 1 0 0 0
Players who left Gold Coast United during the season:

Goal scorers[edit]

Place Position Nation Number Name A-League A-League Finals Total
1 FW Australia 11 Bruce Djite 9 1 10
2 FW New Zealand 9 Shane Smeltz 7 2 9
3 MF Australia 10 Jason Culina 5 0 5
4 DF Bosnia and Herzegovina 6 Dino Djulbic 3 1 4
5 DF Netherlands 13 Bas van den Brink 3 0 3
6 DF Australia 18 James Brown 2 0 2
DF Ivory Coast 22 Adama Traoré 2 0 2
FW Australia 14 Joel Porter 2 0 2
MF Brazil 5 Robson 2 0 2
10 DF England 24 John Curtis 1 0 1
MF Australia 2 Steve Pantelidis 1 0 1
FW Australia 19 Andrew Barisic 1 0 1
FW Australia 27 Chris Harold 1 0 1
Own goal 1 0 1
Total 40 4 44

Disciplinary record[edit]

Position Nation Number Name A-League A-League Finals Total
YC Red card YC Red card YC Red card
1 New Zealand GK Glen Moss 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 Australia MF Steve Pantelidis 8 0 2 0 10 0
3 Australia DF Michael Thwaite 5 0 0 0 5 0
5 Brazil MF Robson 1 0 0 0 1 0
6 Bosnia and Herzegovina Df Dino Djulbic 5 0 0 0 5 0
7 Australia MF Zenon Caravella 2 0 0 0 2 0
8 Brazil MF Anderson 1 0 0 0 1 0
9 New Zealand FW Shane Smeltz 1 0 1 0 2 0
10 Australia MF Jason Culina 1 0 0 0 1 0
11 Australia FW Bruce Djite 2 0 1 0 3 0
13 Netherlands DF Bas van den Brink 5 0 1 0 6 0
15 Australia FW Tahj Minniecon 1 0 0 0 1 0
16 Australia DF Kristian Rees 5 0 0 0 5 0
18 Australia MF James Brown 5 1 0 0 5 1
19 Australia FW Andrew Barisic 2 0 0 0 2 0
22 Ivory Coast DF Adama Traoré 4 0 0 0 4 0
23 Australia MF Steve Fitzsimmons 1 1 0 0 1 1
24 England DF John Curtis 2 1 0 0 2 1
31 Australia MF Joshua Brillante 1 0 0 0 1 0
33 Germany MF Peter Perchtold 2 0 0 0 2 0
Total 55 3 5 0 60 0

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Age as of the end of the season
  2. ^ Match was cancelled in the 20th minute on 19 December 2010 due to poor playing condition of the pitch. Replayed occurred on 9 February 2011
  3. ^ Match was cancelled in the 20th minute on 19 December 2010 due to poor playing condition of the pitch. Replayed occurred on 9 February 2011

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