2014–15 A-League

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A-League
A-League text logo.svg
Season2014–15
Dates10 October 2014 – 17 May 2015
ChampionsMelbourne Victory (3rd title)
PremiersMelbourne Victory (3rd title)
Champions LeagueMelbourne Victory
Sydney FC
Adelaide United
Matches played135
Goals scored401 (2.97 per match)
Top goalscorerMarc Janko
(16 goals)
Best goalkeeperEugene Galekovic
Biggest home winAdelaide United 7–0 Newcastle Jets
(24 January 2015)
Biggest away winNewcastle Jets 0–4 Brisbane Roar
(14 November 2014)
Central Coast Mariners 1–5 Sydney FC
(24 January 2015)
Highest scoringSydney FC 5–4 Brisbane Roar
(15 March 2015)
Longest winning runPerth Glory
Wellington Phoenix (4)
Longest unbeaten runMelbourne Victory
Perth Glory (10)
Longest winless runWestern Sydney Wanderers (13)
Longest losing runBrisbane Roar
Western Sydney Wanderers (4)
Highest attendance43,729
Lowest attendance4,162
Average attendance12,514

The 2014–15 A-League was the 38th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 10th season of the A-League since its establishment in 2004. Brisbane Roar were both the defending A-League Premiers and Champions. The regular season commenced on 10 October 2014 and concluded on 26 April 2015. The 2015 Grand Final took place on 17 May 2015. The season was suspended from 9–24 January in order to avoid a clash with the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, which was hosted by Australia.[1]

The 2015 Grand Final took place on 17 May 2015, with Melbourne Victory claiming their third Championship with a 3–0 win against Sydney FC.

The season marked the first year that the team formerly known as Melbourne Heart competed as Melbourne City after the club's renaming in June 2014.

Clubs[edit]

Team City Home Ground Capacity
Adelaide United Adelaide Coopers Stadium
Adelaide Oval
17,000
53,583
Brisbane Roar Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 52,500
Central Coast Mariners Gosford Central Coast Stadium 20,119
Melbourne City Melbourne AAMI Park 30,050
Melbourne Victory Melbourne Etihad Stadium
AAMI Park
56,347
30,050
Newcastle Jets Newcastle Hunter Stadium 33,000
Perth Glory Perth nib Stadium 20,500
Sydney FC Sydney Allianz Stadium 45,500
Wellington Phoenix Wellington Westpac Stadium 36,000
Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney Pirtek Stadium 21,487

Personnel and kits[edit]

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit partner
Adelaide United Spain Josep Gombau Australia Eugene Galekovic Kappa Veolia
Brisbane Roar Netherlands Frans Thijssen Australia Matt McKay Umbro The Coffee Club
Central Coast Mariners Australia Tony Walmsley
(Head Coach)
Malta John Hutchinson
(Player/Coach)
Kappa Masterfoods
Melbourne City Netherlands John van 't Schip Australia Patrick Kisnorbo Nike Etihad
Melbourne Victory Australia Kevin Muscat Australia Mark Milligan Adidas Community Training Initiatives (h)
Oliana Foods (a)
Newcastle Jets England Phil Stubbins Australia Taylor Regan BLK Castle Quarry Products
Perth Glory England Kenny Lowe Australia Michael Thwaite Macron QBE Insurance
Sydney FC Australia Graham Arnold Australia Alex Brosque Adidas Webjet
Wellington Phoenix Scotland Ernie Merrick New Zealand Andrew Durante Adidas Huawei
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia Tony Popovic Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley Nike NRMA Insurance

Transfers[edit]

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Sydney FC Australia Frank Farina Sacked[2] 23 April 2014 Pre-season Australia Graham Arnold[3] 8 May 2014
Newcastle Jets Australia Clayton Zane (interim) End of contract 5 May 2014 Pre-season England Phil Stubbins[4] 5 May 2014
Brisbane Roar England Mike Mulvey Mutual Consent[5] 23 November 2014 8th Netherlands Frans Thijssen (Caretaker) 24 November 2014
Central Coast Mariners Australia Phil Moss Sacked[6] 6 March 2015 8th Australia Tony Walmsley (Caretaker Head Coach)
Malta John Hutchinson (Caretaker Player/Coach)
6 March 2015

Foreign players[edit]

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa Foreigner
Adelaide United Argentina Marcelo Carrusca Spain Sergio Cirio Spain Miguel Palanca Spain Isaías Spain Pablo Sánchez
Brisbane Roar Costa Rica Jean Carlos Solórzano Germany Thomas Broich Germany Jérome Polenz Serbia Andrija Kaluđerović Brazil Henrique1
England Jamie Young2
Central Coast Mariners Hungary Richárd Vernes Portugal Fábio Ferreira Scotland Nick Montgomery Malta John Hutchinson2
New Zealand Storm Roux2
Melbourne City Argentina Jonatan Germano Republic of Ireland Damien Duff Netherlands Rob Wielaert Slovenia Robert Koren Netherlands Kew Jaliens3
Martinique Harry Novillo3
Melbourne Victory Albania Besart Berisha Brazil Guilherme Finkler France Matthieu Delpierre New Zealand Kosta Barbarouses Tunisia Fahid Ben Khalfallah North Macedonia Daniel Georgievski2
Newcastle Jets Ecuador Edson Montaño South Korea Lee Ki-Je Serbia Enver Alivodić
Perth Glory Brazil Sidnei Sciola Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh Netherlands Youssouf Hersi Serbia Nebojša Marinković Slovenia Denis Kramar Germany Dragan Paljić3
Sydney FC Austria Marc Janko Senegal Jacques Faty Senegal Mickaël Tavares Serbia Miloš Dimitrijević Serbia Nikola Petković Croatia Vedran Janjetović1
Iraq Ali Abbas1
New Zealand Shane Smeltz2
Wellington Phoenix Costa Rica Kenny Cunningham Fiji Roy Krishna Netherlands Roly Bonevacia Spain Albert Riera Spain Alex Rodriguez Malta Manny Muscat2
Western Sydney Wanderers Croatia Mateo Poljak Italy Iacopo La Rocca Japan Yojiro Takahagi Japan Yūsuke Tanaka Netherlands Romeo Castelen

The following do not fill a Visa position:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Australian citizenship (and New Zealand citizenship, in the case of Wellington Phoenix);[7]
2Australian citizens (and New Zealand citizens, 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 Domestic Marquee International Marquee Junior Marquee player Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United Australia Eugene Galekovic[8] Argentina Marcelo Carrusca[8] None Australia Eugene Galekovic[9] Australia Nigel Boogaard
Brisbane Roar Australia Matt McKay[10] Germany Thomas Broich[11] None Australia Matt McKay[12] Australia Shane Stefanutto[13]
Central Coast Mariners None None None Malta John Hutchinson[14] Scotland Nick Montgomery
Melbourne City Australia Josh Kennedy[15] Slovenia Robert Koren[16] None Australia Patrick Kisnorbo[17] None
Melbourne Victory Australia Mark Milligan[18] Albania Besart Berisha[19] None Australia Mark Milligan[20] Australia Leigh Broxham[21]
Newcastle Jets None None None Netherlands Kew Jaliens[22]
Australia Taylor Regan[note 1][24]
Australia Joel Griffiths[22][note 2]
Perth Glory Australia Michael Thwaite[26] Serbia Nebojša Marinković[26] None Australia Michael Thwaite[27] None
Sydney FC Australia Alex Brosque[28] Austria Marc Janko[29] None Australia Alex Brosque[30] Australia Saša Ognenovski
Serbia Nikola Petković[30]
Wellington Phoenix None None None New Zealand Andrew Durante[31] New Zealand Ben Sigmund
Western Sydney Wanderers Australia Matthew Spiranovic[32] None None Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley[33] None

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Melbourne Victory (C) 27 15 8 4 56 31 +25 53 Qualification to Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Sydney FC 27 14 8 5 52 35 +17 50
3 Adelaide United 27 14 4 9 47 32 +15 46 Qualification to Champions League qualifying play-off and Finals series
4 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 14 4 9 45 35 +10 46 Qualification to Finals series
5 Melbourne City 27 9 8 10 36 41 −5 35
6 Brisbane Roar 27 10 4 13 42 43 −1 34
7 Perth Glory[b] 27 14 8 5 45 35 +10 50
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 5 8 14 26 50 −24 23
9 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 4 6 17 29 44 −15 18
10 Newcastle Jets 27 3 8 16 23 55 −32 17
Updated to match(es) played on 26 April 2015. Source: A-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.
  2. ^ Perth Glory disqualified from the Finals series and given a compulsory 7th-place finish due to salary cap violations.[34]


Results[edit]

Home \ Away[1] ADE BRI CCM MBC MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW ADE BRI CCM MBC MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW
Adelaide United 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–1 7–0 2–0 0–0 2–1 2–0 2–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–1
Brisbane Roar 1–2 6–1 1–3 1–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–2 1–4
Central Coast Mariners 0–2 3–3 2–0 0–3 1–0 0–1 1–5 1–2 1–0 2–1 0–2 1–0 1–1
Melbourne City 1–2 1–0 2–2 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 2–1 3–1 1–0 4–0 0–0
Melbourne Victory 3–2 1–0 2–1 5–2 1–0 1–2 3–3 2–0 4–1 3–1 3–0 0–1 1–1 2–3
Newcastle Jets 2–1 0–4 1–1 2–5 2–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–0 3–4
Perth Glory 1–2 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–3 2–1 1–3 2–1 2–1 2–2 2–0 0–3 1–2 3–2
Sydney FC 0–3 5–4 2–0 1–1 0–0 0–0 1–2 0–2 3–2 0–1 4–2 0–1 3–3
Wellington Phoenix 2–0 3–0 1–1 5–1 0–3 4–1 1–2 0–3 1–0 3–2 0–0 2–2 1–2 1–0
Western Sydney Wanderers 2–1 0–1 0–0 3–2 1–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–0 0–0 1–1 0–3 1–2 3–4

Updated to games played on 26 April 2015.
Source: aleague.com.au
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
Melbourne Victory121123322222233222243221111
Sydney FC532234444455555555532335222
Adelaide United243342233333442333355553453
Wellington Phoenix754555555544324444421114544
Melbourne City577766676766666677676666665
Brisbane Roar7999108887677777766767777776
Perth Glory215411111111111111114442337
Central Coast Mariners466677768888888888888888888
Western Sydney Wanderers101099910101010101010101010101010109910991099
Newcastle Jets988889999999999999910109101091010
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to Finals series
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Notes:
  • Adelaide United were tied with Perth Glory at the end of Round 1, as were Melbourne City and Sydney FC along with Brisbane Roar and Wellington Phoenix.
  • Brisbane Roar were tied with Western Sydney Wanderers at the end of Round 3.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Central Coast Mariners had a game in hand between Rounds 3 and 6, with their Round 3 game played before the start of Round 7 on Wednesday 19 November.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar had a game in hand between Rounds 4 and 8, with their Round 4 game played before the start of Round 9 on Wednesday 3 December.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City have a game in hand between Rounds 10 and 20, with their Round 10 game to be played before the start of Round 21 on Wednesday 11 March.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Brisbane Roar have a game in hand between Rounds 11 and 22, with their Round 11 game to be played before the start of Round 23 on Wednesday 25 March.
  • Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory have a game in hand between Round 18 and 25, with their Round 18 game to be played before the start of Round 26 on Wednesday 15 April.
  • Perth Glory were disqualified from the finals series on Friday 10 April, with their spot on the ladder to be adjusted to 7th after the final game.[34]

Finals series[edit]

Elimination-finals   Semi-finals   Grand Final
                   
      Melbourne Victory 3  
Wellington Phoenix 0     Melbourne City 0  
Melbourne City 2       Melbourne Victory 3
    Sydney FC 0
      Sydney FC 4
Adelaide United 2     Adelaide United 1  
Brisbane Roar 1  

Elimination-finals[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Grand Final[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Austria Marc Janko Sydney FC 16
2 Australia Nathan Burns Wellington Phoenix 14
3 Albania Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory 13
4 Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh Perth Glory 12
5 Australia Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory 10
6 Fiji Roy Krishna Wellington Phoenix 9
Australia Jamie Maclaren Perth Glory
8 Brazil Henrique Brisbane Roar 8
Spain Pablo Sánchez Adelaide United
New Zealand Shane Smeltz Sydney FC

Last updated: 26 April 2015.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Own goals[edit]

Player Club Against Round
Australia James Donachie Brisbane Roar Adelaide United 1
New Zealand Tom Doyle Wellington Phoenix Central Coast Mariners 2
Australia Vedran Janjetović Sydney FC Western Sydney Wanderers 2
Australia Jade North Brisbane Roar Melbourne Victory 7
Australia Nigel Boogaard Adelaide United Melbourne Victory 8
Spain Sergio Cirio Adelaide United Melbourne Victory 8
Australia Allan Welsh Newcastle Jets Brisbane Roar 16
Australia Ante Covic Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney FC 19
Malta Manny Muscat Wellington Phoenix Sydney FC 23
Australia Daniel Bowles Brisbane Roar Central Coast Mariners 24
New Zealand Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix Melbourne Victory 24
Australia Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United Brisbane Roar 25

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Republic of Ireland Andy Keogh Perth Glory Brisbane Roar 3–2[35] 19 October 2014
Albania Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory Melbourne City 5–2[36] 25 October 2014
Brazil Henriquedagger Brisbane Roar Newcastle Jets 4–0[37] 14 November 2014
Australia Nathan Burns Wellington Phoenix Melbourne City 5–1[38] 30 November 2014
Australia Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory Sydney FC 3–3[39] 13 December 2014
Slovenia Robert Koren Melbourne City Newcastle Jets 5–2[40] 30 December 2014
Austria Marc Janko Sydney FC Brisbane Roar 5–4[41] 15 March 2015
Australia Steven Lustica Brisbane Roar Central Coast Mariners 6–1[42] 2 April 2015
Australia Jamie Maclaren Perth Glory Melbourne City 3–1[43] 19 April 2015

dagger Player came on as substitute.

Clean sheets[edit]

Rank Player Club Clean Sheets
1 Australia Vedran Janjetović Sydney FC 9
2 Australia Tando Velaphi Melbourne City 8
3 Australia Nathan Coe Melbourne Victory 7
Australia Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United
New Zealand Glen Moss Wellington Phoenix
Australia Liam Reddy Central Coast Mariners
7 England Jamie Young Brisbane Roar 5
8 Australia Danny Vuković Perth Glory 4
9 Australia Ante Covic Western Sydney Wanderers 3
Australia Ben Kennedy Newcastle Jets

Last updated: 26 April 2015.
Source: ultimatealeague.com


NB - Additional clean sheets were kept by Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory, however these are not listed due to goalkeeper substitutions.

Attendances[edit]

By club[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 14 25,388 43,729 18,205 355,436
Sydney FC 13 17,406 41,213 11,280 226,276
Adelaide United 14 12,644 33,126 7,767 177,012
Western Sydney Wanderers 14 12,520 19,484 7,239 175,284
Brisbane Roar 13 11,660 17,131 6,813 151,586
Melbourne City 13 10,374 26,372 5,867 134,859
Perth Glory 14 9,540 12,271 5,821 133,564
Newcastle Jets 13 8,968 11,884 4,162 116,587
Wellington Phoenix 14 8,583 13,248 6,236 120,168
Central Coast Mariners 13 7,585 12,102 4,508 98,605
{{{T11}}} 0 0 0 0 0
{{{T12}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 135 12,514 43,729 4,162 1,689,377

By round[edit]

2014–15 A-League Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Round 1 90,013 5 18,003
Round 2 106,082 5 21,216
Round 3 91,836 5 18,367
Round 4 73,547 5 14,709
Round 5 58,437 5 11,687
Round 6 62,752 5 12,550
Round 7 62,977 5 12,595
Round 8 72,856 5 14,571
Round 9 47,373 5 9,475
Round 10 64,067 5 12,813
Round 11 67,924 5 13,585
Round 12 63,190 5 12,638
Round 13 72,186 5 14,437
Round 14 53,727 5 10,745
Round 15 52,157 5 10,431
Round 16 75,844 5 15,169
Round 17 53,339 5 10,668
Round 18 49,016 5 9,803
Round 19 67,338 5 13,468
Round 20 57,301 5 11,460
Round 21 47,703 5 9,541
Round 22 53,237 5 10,647
Round 23 50,305 5 10,061
Round 24 39,366 5 7,873
Round 25 53,630 5 10,726
Round 26 42,233 5 8,447
Round 27 61,841 5 12,368
Elimination Final 30,326 2 15,163
Semi Final 77,656 2 38,828
Grand Final 29,843 1 29,843

Top 10 season attendances[edit]

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
50,873 SF 8 May 2015 Melbourne Victory 3–0 Melbourne City Etihad Stadium Friday Night
43,729 3 25 October 2014 Melbourne Victory 5–2 Melbourne City Etihad Stadium Saturday Night
41,213 2 18 October 2014 Sydney FC 3–2 Western Sydney Wanderers Allianz Stadium Saturday Night
40,042 16 7 February 2015 Melbourne Victory 3–0 Melbourne City Etihad Stadium Saturday Night
33,126 2 17 October 2014 Adelaide United 1–1 Melbourne Victory Adelaide Oval Friday Night
30,083 1 10 October 2014 Melbourne Victory 4–1 Western Sydney Wanderers Etihad Stadium Friday Night
29,843 GF 17 May 2015 Melbourne Victory 3–0 Sydney FC AAMI Park Sunday Night
26,783 SF 9 May 2015 Sydney FC 4–1 Adelaide United Allianz Stadium Saturday Night
26,372 11 20 December 2014 Melbourne City 1–0 Melbourne Victory AAMI Park Saturday Night
25,525 1 11 October 2014 Sydney FC 1–1 Melbourne City Allianz Stadium Saturday Night

Last updated: 9 May 2015.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Club membership[edit]

2014–15 A-League membership figures
Club Members
Adelaide United 9,429
Brisbane Roar 12,113
Central Coast Mariners 6,242
Melbourne City 11,741
Melbourne Victory 24,200
Newcastle Jets 10,003
Perth Glory 6,296
Sydney FC 11,508
Wellington Phoenix 4,183
Western Sydney Wanderers 18,706
Total 114,421
Average 11,442

Last updated: 26 April 2015.
Source: aleague.com.au

NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award[edit]

The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be awarded to the finest U/23 player talent throughout the Hyundai A-League 2014–15 competition. One nominee is announced per month and all nominees will qualify to be named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year at the conclusion of the season.

Nominees[edit]

Month Player Club
October 2014 Australia Terry Antonis[44] Sydney FC
November 2014 Australia Tomi Juric[45] Western Sydney Wanderers
December 2014 Australia James Jeggo[46] Adelaide United
January 2015 Not awarded due to 2015 Asian Cup
February 2015 Australia Connor Chapman[47] Melbourne City
March 2015 Australia Brandon Borrello[48] Brisbane Roar
April 2015 Australia Jamie Maclaren[49] Perth Glory

End of season awards[edit]

The following end of the season awards were announced at the Hyundai A-League & Westfield W-League 2014–15 Awards night held at the Carriageworks in Sydney on 11 May 2015.[50]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Regan replaced Jaliens as captain mid-season, after his contract was mutually terminated in February 2015.[23]
  2. ^ Griffiths was vice-captain until his contract was mutually terminated mid-season in February 2015.[25]

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