2016–17 Western Sydney Wanderers FC season

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Western Sydney Wanderers
2016–17 season
ChairmanPaul Lederer
ManagerTony Popovic
StadiumANZ Stadium & Spotless Stadium, Sydney
A-League6th
A-League Finals SeriesElimination-finals
FFA CupQuarter-finals
AFC Champions LeagueGroup stage
Top goalscorerLeague: Brendon Santalab (14 goals)
All: Brendon Santalab (16 goals)
Highest home attendance61,880 vs Sydney FC
8 October 2016
Lowest home attendance8,965 vs Adelaide United
4 March 2017
Average home league attendance17,746[1]

The 2016–17 Western Sydney Wanderers FC season was the club's fifth season since its establishment in 2012. The club participated in the A-League for the fifth time, the FFA Cup for the third time and the AFC Champions League for the third time.

Players[edit]

Squad information[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 Australia GK Jerrad Tyson
2 Australia DF Shannon Cole
3 Australia DF Jack Clisby
5 Australia DF Brendan Hamill
6 Australia MF Mitch Nichols (vice-captain)
7 Australia MF Steven Lustica
8 Spain MF Dimas (captain)
10 Argentina MF Nicolás Martínez (on loan from Olympiacos)
11 Australia FW Brendon Santalab
12 Australia DF Scott Neville
13 Uruguay MF Bruno Piñatares
14 Japan MF Jumpei Kusukami
15 Australia MF Kearyn Baccus
16 Australia FW Jaushua Sotirio
No. Position Player
17 Spain DF Aritz Borda
18 Australia DF Robert Cornthwaite
19 Australia MF Jacob Melling
20 Australia GK Vedran Janjetović
21 Australia MF Mario Shabow
22 Australia DF Jonathan Aspropotamitis
23 Australia FW Lachlan Scott
24 Australia MF Terry Antonis (on loan from PAOK)
25 Australia FW Liam Youlley
26 Australia MF Jackson Bandiera
27 Australia MF Emilio Martinez
28 Australia FW Stefan Zinni
29 Australia FW Ryan Griffiths

From youth squad[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Notes
21 MF Australia Mario Shabow 18 [2]
23 FW Australia Lachlan Scott 19 [2]

Transfers in[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving from
Type
Transfer
window
Ends
Transfer
fee
Source
1 GK Australia Jerrad Tyson 26 Transfer Pre-season 2017 Free [3]
7 MF Australia Steven Lustica 25 Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [4]
13 MF Uruguay Bruno Piñatares 26 Cerro Uruguay Transfer Pre-season 2017 Free [5]
17 DF Spain Aritz Borda 31 Alavés Spain Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [6]
14 MF Japan Jumpei Kusukami 28 Sagan Tosu Japan Transfer Pre-season 2017 Free [7]
18 DF Australia Robert Cornthwaite 30 Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [8]
3 DF Australia Jack Clisby 24 Melbourne City Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [9]
19 MF Australia Jacob Melling 21 Melbourne City Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [9]
9 FW Australia Kerem Bulut 24 Transfer Pre-season 2018 Free [10]
10 MF Argentina Nicolás Martínez 28 Olympiacos Greece Loan Pre-season 2017 Free [11]
27 MF Australia Emilio Martinez 18 Nike Academy England Transfer Pre-season 2017 Free [12]
20 GK Australia Vedran Janjetović 29 Sydney FC Transfer Mid-Season 2018 Free [13]
24 MF Australia Terry Antonis 23 PAOK Greece Loan Mid-Season 2017 Free [14]
29 FW Australia Ryan Griffiths 35 South China Hong Kong Transfer Mid-Season 2017 [15]
28 FW Australia Stefan Zinni 20 South Melbourne Transfer Mid-Season 2017 [16]

Transfers out[edit]

N
Pos.
Nat.
Name
Age
Moving to
Type
Transfer
window
Transfer
fee
Source
17 MF Spain Alberto 31 Released Pre-season [17]
18 MF Spain Andreu 32 Released Pre-season [17]
7 FW Netherlands Romeo Castelen 33 Released Pre-season [17]
14 FW Australia Golgol Mebrahtu 25 Released Pre-season [17]
9 FW Italy Federico Piovaccari 31 Released Pre-season [17]
13 MF Australia Matt Sim 28 Released Pre-season [17]
30 GK Australia Liam Reddy 34 Released Pre-season [18]
33 FW Australia Josh Macdonald 20 Wollongong Wolves Transfer Pre-season Free [19]
19 FW Australia Mark Bridge 30 Chiangrai United Thailand Transfer Pre-season [20]
23 DF Australia Shayne D'Cunha 20 Released Pre-season [21]
31 MF Australia Alusine Fofanah 18 Released Pre-season [21]
32 DF Australia Daniel Alessi 18 Newcastle Jets Transfer Pre-season [21]
10 MF Australia Dario Vidošić 29 Liaoning Whowin China Transfer Pre-season [22]
21 MF Australia Jacob Pepper 24 Released Pre-season [23]
3 DF Australia Scott Jamieson 27 IFK Göteborg Sweden Transfer Pre-season [24]
4 DF Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley 31 Hatta Club United Arab Emirates Transfer Mid-season [25]
9 FW Australia Kerem Bulut 24 Released Mid-season [26]
20 GK Australia Andrew Redmayne 27 Sydney FC Transfer Mid-season [27]

Contract extensions[edit]

Name Position Duration Contract Expiry Notes
Australia Jaushua Sotirio Winger 2 years 2019 [28]
Australia Lachlan Scott Forward 2 years 2019 [29]

Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head Coach Australia Tony Popovic
Assistant Coach Spain Andrés Carrasco
Assistant Coach Australia Hayden Foxe
Goalkeeping Coach Australia Zeljko Kalac
Strength & Conditioning Coach Australia Scott Smith
Physiotherapist Australia Ian Austin

Statistics[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

N Pos. Nat. Name Total A-League FFA Cup AFC Champions League
Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Apps Goals Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK Australia Jerrad Tyson 7 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2 DF Australia Shannon Cole 10 0 1 0 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 0+3 0 0 0 0 3+1 0 1 0 0
3 DF Australia Jack Clisby 30 0 8 0 0 25 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 0
5 DF Australia Brendan Hamill 22 1 2 0 0 6+8 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 4+1 0 2 0 0
6 MF Australia Mitch Nichols 31 3 2 0 0 24 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3+1 1 0 0 0
7 MF Australia Steven Lustica 12 2 1 0 0 4+3 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0
8 MF Spain Dimas 31 4 9 0 0 20+4 3 9 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 3+1 0 0 0 0
10 MF Argentina Nicolás Martínez 33 4 2 0 0 22+5 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3+3 0 0 0 0
11 FW Australia Brendon Santalab 26 16 8 1 0 12+9 14 8 1 0 0+2 2 0 0 0 1+2 0 0 0 0
12 DF Australia Scott Neville 30 2 7 1 0 23 0 5 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 0
13 MF Uruguay Bruno Piñatares 21 1 3 0 0 12+7 1 2 0 0 1+1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 MF Japan Jumpei Kusukami 35 5 1 0 0 22+5 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4+2 2 0 0 0
15 MF Australia Kearyn Baccus 35 0 9 0 0 18+8 0 6 0 0 2+1 0 2 0 0 6 0 1 0 0
16 FW Australia Jaushua Sotirio 26 5 4 1 0 10+11 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3+1 2 1 0 0
17 DF Spain Aritz Borda 20 1 3 0 2 14 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
18 DF Australia Robert Cornthwaite 21 2 2 0 0 18+1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
19 MF Australia Jacob Melling 1 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 GK Australia Vedran Janjetović 20 0 2 0 0 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0
21 MF Australia Mario Shabow 2 0 1 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 1 0 0
22 DF Australia Jonathan Aspropotamitis 31 0 3 0 0 24 0 3 0 0 2+1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
23 FW Australia Lachlan Scott 22 5 2 0 0 8+8 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3+1 2 0 0 0
24 MF Australia Terry Antonis 14 3 2 0 0 10+1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0
25 FW Australia Liam Youlley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Australia Jackson Bandiera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 MF Australia Emilio Martinez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 FW Australia Stefan Zinni 2 0 0 0 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 FW Australia Ryan Griffiths 7 0 0 0 0 1+4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0
40 GK Australia Nicholas Suman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
42 MF Australia Keanu Baccus 3 0 1 0 0 0+2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0
49 FW Australia Abraham Majok 3 0 0 0 0 0+1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1+1 0 0 0 0
Players no longer at the club:
4 DF Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Australia Kerem Bulut 7 0 3 0 0 5+1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 GK Australia Andrew Redmayne 11 0 1 0 0 7+1 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pre-season and friendlies[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Overall[edit]

Competition Started round Final
position / round
First match Last match
A-League 6th 8 October 2016 15 April 2017
A-League Finals Elimination-finals Elimination-finals 21 April 2017 21 April 2017
FFA Cup Round of 32 Quarter-finals 2 August 2016 21 September 2016
AFC Champions League Group stage Group stage 21 February 2017 10 May 2017

A-League[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC (C) 27 20 6 1 55 12 +43 66 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Melbourne Victory 27 15 4 8 49 31 +18 49
3 Brisbane Roar 27 11 9 7 43 37 +6 42 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
4 Melbourne City 27 11 6 10 49 44 +5 39 Qualification to Finals series
5 Perth Glory 27 10 9 8 53 53 0 39
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 8 12 7 35 35 0 36
7 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 8 6 13 41 46 −5 30
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 6 5 16 31 52 −21 23
9 Adelaide United 27 5 8 14 25 46 −21 23
10 Newcastle Jets 27 5 7 15 28 53 −25 22
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.

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 8 12 7 35 35  0 36 4 7 3 15 17  −2 4 5 4 20 18  +2

Last updated: 15 April 2017.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Results by round[edit]

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GroundHAHHAAHHAHAAHAAHAAHHAHHHAHA
ResultLWDDDLDDWLDDDLDWLWLWLDWWWDD
Position1056767676677678786766666566
Updated to match(es) played on 16 April 2017. Source: ultimatealeague.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

Finals series[edit]

FFA Cup[edit]

AFC Champions League[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Japan Urawa Red Diamonds 6 4 0 2 18 7 +11 12[a] Round of 16
2 China Shanghai SIPG 6 4 0 2 15 9 +6 12[a]
3 South Korea FC Seoul 6 2 0 4 10 15 −5 6[b]
4 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers 6 2 0 4 10 22 −12 6[b]
Source: AFC
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head results: Shanghai SIPG 3–2 Urawa Red Diamonds, Urawa Red Diamonds 1–0 Shanghai SIPG (Urawa Red Diamonds won on away goals).
  2. ^ a b Head-to-head results: FC Seoul 2–3 Western Sydney Wanderers, Western Sydney Wanderers 2–3 FC Seoul (tied on head-to-head results, ranked on total goal difference).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/attendance/aus-a-league-2016-2017/1/
  2. ^ a b "Wanderers sign Academy products to first team". Western Sydney Wanderers. 11 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Fan favourite returns to Western Sydney". Western Sydney Wanderers. 19 May 2016.
  4. ^ "Midfielder signs for Western Sydney Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. 23 May 2016.
  5. ^ Bossi, Dominic (29 June 2016). "Western Sydney Wanderers sign Uruguayan midfielder for upcoming A-League season". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  6. ^ "Wanderers sign Spanish defender". Western Sydney Wanderers. 5 July 2016.
  7. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (14 July 2016). "Wanderers sign Japanese midfielder Jumpei Kusukami". The World Game. SBS.
  8. ^ "Wanderers sign defender". Western Sydney Wanderers. 14 July 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Wanderers sign departing City duo Melling and Clisby". The World Game. SBS. 12 August 2016.
  10. ^ "Kerem Bulut back with Western Sydney Wanderers in A-League". ESPN FC. 24 August 2016.
  11. ^ Smithies, Tom (6 September 2016). "Western Sydney Wanderers sign Argentine attacker Nicolas Martinez as marquee for upcoming A-League season". The Daily Telegraph.
  12. ^ "Wanderer earns ultimate 18th gift". FourFourTwo. 28 September 2016.
  13. ^ "Janjetovic officially signs with Wanderers". FourFourTwo. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Antonis back in A-League with Western Sydney Wanderers". The World Game. SBS. 30 December 2016.
  15. ^ Lewis, Dave (27 January 2017). "EXCLUSIVE: Wanderers land Griffiths to bolster attacking stocks". The World Game. SBS.
  16. ^ "Wanderers bolster attack with youngster Zinni". Western Sydney Wanderers. 1 February 2017.
  17. ^ a b c d e f "Wanderers Announce Player Departures". Western Sydney Wanderers. 5 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Goalkeeper departs Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. 9 May 2016.
  19. ^ "MacDonald joins the Wollongong Wolves". Illawarra Mercury. 17 May 2016.
  20. ^ "Club Legend departs Wanderers". Western Sydney Wanderers. 27 May 2016.
  21. ^ a b c "Wanderers Announce Player Departures". Western Sydney Wanderers. 1 June 2016.
  22. ^ "Vidosic to Chinese Super League club". Football Federation Australia. 23 June 2016.
  23. ^ "Wanderers part ways with midfielder". Western Sydney Wanderers. 29 June 2016.
  24. ^ Lewis, Dave (11 August 2016). "Jamieson agrees to go wandering in Gothenburg". The World Game. SBS.
  25. ^ Lewis, Dave (13 October 2016). "Topor-Stanley jets off to Dubai to join Hatta Club". The World Game. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  26. ^ Bossi, Dominic (28 December 2016). "Western Sydney Wanderers release Thai-bound Kerem Bulut". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  27. ^ "Redmayne departs Western Sydney Wanderers for Sydney FC". The World Game. SBS. 2 January 2017.
  28. ^ "Winger re-signs for two seasons". Western Sydney Wanderers. 13 October 2016.
  29. ^ "Lachlan Scott extends Wanderers stay". Western Sydney Wanderers. 21 November 2016.

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