2012–13 Wellington Phoenix FC season

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Wellington Phoenix
2012–13 season
Chairman Rob Morrison
Manager Ricki Herbert (until round 22)
Stadium Westpac Stadium
Top goalscorer J. Brockie (16)
Highest home attendance 12,057 v Sydney
6 October 2012
Lowest home attendance 3,060 v Melb. Heart
27 February 2013
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012–13 season was the Wellington Phoenix's sixth season in the Hyundai A-League. Many pegged the club to be a strong contender in the 2012–13 season, but the Phoenix finished in last place with points equal toMelbourne Heart, but with an inferior goal difference.


First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Mark Paston
2 Malta DF Manny Muscat
3 New Zealand DF Tony Lochhead
4 Australia MF Isaka Cernak
5 New Zealand DF Michael Boxall
6 United States MF Alex Smith
7 New Zealand MF Leo Bertos
8 Barbados FW Paul Ifill
9 Solomon Islands FW Benjamin Totori
10 Belgium FW Stein Huysegems
11 New Zealand MF Jeremy Brockie
12 New Zealand FW Tyler Boyd (Youth)
14 Australia FW Mirjan Pavlović
14 New Zealand DF Ian Hogg
No. Position Player
15 New Zealand MF Cameron Lindsay (Youth)
16 New Zealand MF Louis Fenton (Youth)
17 Australia MF Vince Lia
18 New Zealand DF Ben Sigmund (Vice Captain)
19 Australia MF Jimmy Downey
20 New Zealand GK Glen Moss
21 Spain MF Dani Sánchez
22 Australia DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23 Australia MF Lucas Pantelis
23 Australia FW Corey Gameiro (on loan from Fulham)
28 Panama FW Ricardo Clarke (on loan from Sporting San Miguelito)
30 Australia GK Griffin McMaster (injury replacement)
39 New Zealand GK Jacob Spoonley (on loan from Auckland City FC)

Reserve squad[edit]

Football School of Excellence players[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
29 New Zealand DF Luke Rowe
30 New Zealand GK Scott Basalaj
31 New Zealand MF Tom Biss
32 New Zealand MF Justin Gulley
No. Position Player
35 New Zealand MF Hamish Watson
36 New Zealand DF Alec Solomons
38 New Zealand MF Tom Doyle
Germany MF Tobias Bertsch

Contract extensions[edit]

No. Pos. Player Contract extension Expires (Season end)
1 GK New Zealand Mark Paston 1 year[2] 2012–13
21 MF Spain Dani Sánchez 1 year[3] 2012–13
6 MF United States Alex Smith 1 year[4] 2012–13
15 MF New Zealand Cameron Lindsay 2 years[5] 2013–14
17 MF Australia Vince Lia 2 years[6] 2013–14
18 DF New Zealand Ben Sigmund 2 Years[7] 2014–15



No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Notes
20 GK New Zealand Moss, GlenGlen Moss Australia Gold Coast United 28 March 2012 three-year contract[8]
11 FW New Zealand Brockie, JeremyJeremy Brockie (Australia Newcastle Jets) 14 May 2012 three-year contract[9]
9 FW Solomon Islands Totori, BenjaminBenjamin Totori Solomon Islands Koloale FC 19 June 2012 one-year contract[10]
5 DF New Zealand Boxall, MichaelMichael Boxall (Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC) 16 July 2012 two-year contract[11]
10 FW Belgium Huysegems, SteinStein Huysegems (Belgium Lierse S.K.) 14 September 2012 two-year contract[12]
12 FW New Zealand Boyd, TylerTyler Boyd New Zealand Waikato FC 17 September 2012 three-year contract[13]
16 MF New Zealand Fenton, LouisLouis Fenton New Zealand Team Wellington 19 September 2012 three-year contract[14]
30 GK Australia McMaster, GriffinGriffin McMaster Australia Bentleigh Greens 30 November 2012 Injury-replacement contract[15]
14 DF New Zealand Hogg, IanIan Hogg (United States Portland Timbers) 7 January 2013 6-month contract[16]
4 MF Australia Cernak, IsakaIsaka Cernak Australia Melbourne Victory 24 January 2013 6-month contract[17]
dagger Brackets round club names indicate the player's contract with that club had expired before he joined Wellington Phoenix.


No. Pos. Player Todagger Date Notes
6 MF New Zealand Brown, TimTim Brown Retired 26 March 2012 [18]
12 MF Australia Ward, NickNick Ward Australia Perth Glory 27 April 2012 [19]
11 MF Brazil , DanielDaniel (Thailand Insee Police United F.C.) 8 May 2012 [20]
13 DF Australia Tsattalios, NikolasNikolas Tsattalios (Australia Sutherland Sharks) 1 June 2012 [21]
20 GK Trinidad and Tobago Warner, TonyTony Warner (Malta Floriana F.C.) 22 June 2012 [22]
9 FW England Greenacre, ChrisChris Greenacre Retired 18 July 2012 [23]
4 DF Australia Griffiths, BrentBrent Griffiths (Australia Central Coast Mariners) 30 July 2012 [24]
14 FW Australia Pavlović, MirjanMirjan Pavlović (Australia Sydney United) 14 November 2012 Contract terminated[25]
28 FW Panama Clarke, RicardoRicardo Clarke Panama Sporting San Miguelito 6 December 2012 Loan terminated[26]
30 GK Australia McMaster, GriffinGriffin McMaster Australia Bentleigh Greens 17 January 2013 Moss back to fitness[27]
dagger Brackets round a club denote the player joined that club after his Wellington Phoenix contract expired.

Loans in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Fromdagger Date Duration
28 FW Panama Clarke, RicardoRicardo Clarke Panama Sporting San Miguelito 22 September 2012 Jan 2013 (opt. to extend or buy)[28]
39 GK New Zealand Spoonley, JacobJacob Spoonley New Zealand Auckland City 11 October 2012 one-game contract[29]
23 FW Australia Gameiro, CoreyCorey Gameiro England Fulham 9 February 2013 Until end of season[30]

Loans out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Todagger Date Duration
14 FW Australia Pavlovic, MirjanMirjan Pavlovic Australia Sydney United FC July 2012 3 Months[31][32]


2012–13 Pre-season friendlies[edit]

2012–13 Hyundai A-League fixtures[edit]


  1. ^ Match rescheduled from 23 March 2013 due to clash with FIFA World Cup qualifying matches

Results by round[edit]

Round 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