|Dates||6 October 2017 – 5 May 2018|
|Champions||Melbourne Victory (4th title)|
|Premiers||Sydney FC (3rd title)|
|Champions League||Sydney FC|
|Goals scored||398 (2.95 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Bobô (27 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Sydney FC 6–0 Perth Glory|
(30 December 2017)
|Biggest away win||Central Coast Mariners 2–8 Newcastle Jets|
(14 April 2018)
|Highest scoring||Central Coast Mariners 2–8 Newcastle Jets|
(14 April 2018)
|Longest winning run||Sydney FC (7 games)|
|Longest unbeaten run||Sydney FC (15 games)|
|Longest winless run||Central Coast Mariners (11 games)|
|Longest losing run||Central Coast Mariners (6 games)|
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Sydney FC
(9 December 2017)
Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne City
(14 April 2018)
The 2017–18 A-League was the 41st season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 13th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. The season began on 6 October 2017 and ended with the Grand Final on 5 May 2018.
- 1 Clubs
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Finals series
- 4 Statistics
- 5 NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award
- 6 End of season awards
- 7 See also
- 8 References
|Adelaide United||Adelaide||Coopers Stadium
|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
|Newcastle Jets||Newcastle||McDonald Jones Stadium||33,000|
|Perth Glory||Perth||nib Stadium||20,500|
|Sydney FC||Sydney||Allianz Stadium||45,500|
|Wellington Phoenix||Wellington||Westpac Stadium||34,500|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Sydney||ANZ Stadium
Personnel and kits
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Kit sponsor|
|Adelaide United||Marco Kurz||Isaías||Macron||IGA|
|Brisbane Roar||John Aloisi||Matt McKay||Umbro||Central Home Loans|
|Central Coast Mariners||Wayne O'Sullivan||Alan Baró||Umbro||Masterfoods|
|Melbourne City||Warren Joyce||Michael Jakobsen||Nike||Etihad Airways|
|Melbourne Victory||Kevin Muscat||Carl Valeri||Adidas||Optislim & Optivite|
|Newcastle Jets||Ernie Merrick||Nigel Boogaard||Viva Sports||Ledman Group|
|Perth Glory||Kenny Lowe||Andy Keogh||Macron||QBE Insurance|
|Sydney FC||Graham Arnold||Alex Brosque||Puma||The Star|
|Wellington Phoenix||Chris Greenacre||Andrew Durante||Adidas||Huawei|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Josep Gombau||Mark Bridge||Nike||NRMA Insurance|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position on table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Newcastle Jets||Mark Jones||Sacked||16 April 2017||Pre-season||Ernie Merrick||9 May 2017|
|Adelaide United||Guillermo Amor||Resigned||10 May 2017||Marco Kurz||16 June 2017|
|Melbourne City||Michael Valkanis||End of contract||10 May 2017||Warren Joyce||19 June 2017|
|Wellington Phoenix||Des Buckingham||End of contract||19 May 2017||Darije Kalezić||7 June 2017|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Tony Popovic||Resigned||1 October 2017||Hayden Foxe (Caretaker)||3 October 2017|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Hayden Foxe (Caretaker)||End of caretaker spell||1 November 2017||4th||Josep Gombau||1 November 2017|
|Wellington Phoenix||Darije Kalezić||Sacked||7 March 2018||10th||Chris Greenacre (Caretaker)||7 March 2018|
|Central Coast Mariners||Paul Okon||Resigned||20 March 2018||9th||Wayne O'Sullivan (Caretaker)||20 March 2018|
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);
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 fourteen games)
Salary cap exemptions and captains
|Club||First Marquee||Second Marquee||Mature Age Rookie||Captain||Vice-Captain|
|Adelaide United||Baba Diawara||None||None||Isaías||Jordan Elsey|
|Brisbane Roar||Brett Holman||Massimo Maccarone||Brendan White||Matt McKay||Jade North|
|Central Coast Mariners||None||None||None||Alan Baró||None|
|Melbourne City||Bruno Fornaroli||Marcin Budziński||None||Michael Jakobsen||None|
|Melbourne Victory||Besart Berisha||None||None||Carl Valeri||Leigh Broxham|
|Newcastle Jets||Ronald Vargas||None||None||Nigel Boogaard||None|
|Perth Glory||Diego Castro||None||None||Andy Keogh||None|
|Sydney FC||Bobô||Miloš Ninković||None||Alex Brosque||None|
|Wellington Phoenix||None||None||None||Andrew Durante||None|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Oriol Riera||Álvaro Cejudo||None||Mark Bridge||None|
|1||Sydney FC||27||20||4||3||64||22||+42||64||Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series|
|2||Newcastle Jets||27||15||5||7||57||37||+20||50||Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series|
|3||Melbourne City||27||13||4||10||41||33||+8||43||Qualification to Finals series|
|4||Melbourne Victory (C)||27||12||5||10||43||37||+6||41||Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series|
|5||Adelaide United||27||11||6||10||36||38||−2||39||Qualification to Finals series|
|7||Western Sydney Wanderers||27||8||9||10||38||47||−9||33|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||27||4||8||15||28||49||−21||20|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
|Home \ Away||ADE||BRI||CCM||MCY||MVC||NEW||PER||SYD||WEL||WSW||ADE||BRI||CCM||MCY||MVC||NEW||PER||SYD||WEL||WSW|
|Central Coast Mariners||1–2||1–2||2–2||1–1||1–5||1–0||2–0||0–0||0–2||2–8||1–2||1–0||1–2|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||1–1||0–2||2–2||2–1||0–3||2–2||2–1||0–5||4–0||2–3||3–0||1–1||4–1|
Updated to games played on 15 April 2018.
1 ^ 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
|Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage|
|Qualification to Finals series|
- Adelaide United were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 1.
- Perth Glory were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 2.
- Melbourne Victory were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 3.
- Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix had a game in hand from Rounds 7 and 20, with their Round 7 game played during Round 20 on 11 February 2018.
- Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory played their Round 23 game in the middle of Round 22 on 4 March 2018.
|Melbourne Victory||2||Melbourne Victory (a.e.t.)||3|
|Adelaide United||1||Newcastle Jets||0|
|Melbourne City||2||Melbourne City||1|
|20 April 2018||Melbourne City||2−0||Brisbane Roar||Melbourne|
|19:50 AEST||Report||Stadium: AAMI Park|
Referee: Jarred Gillett
|22 April 2018||Melbourne Victory||2−1||Adelaide United||Melbourne|
||Stadium: AAMI Park|
Referee: Chris Beath
|27 April 2018||Newcastle Jets||2−1||Melbourne City||Newcastle|
|19:50 AEST||Report||Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium|
Referee: Shaun Evans
|28 April 2018||Sydney FC||2–3 (a.e.t.)||Melbourne Victory||Sydney|
|19:50 AEST||Report||Stadium: Allianz Stadium|
Referee: Kurt Ams
|5 May 2018||Newcastle Jets||0−1||Melbourne Victory||Newcastle|
|19:50 AEST||Report||Barbarouses 9'||Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium|
Referee: Jarred Gillett
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.
- As of matches played on 15 April 2018.
|Western Sydney Wanderers||13||11,924||36,433||6,612||155,017|
|Central Coast Mariners||13||7,194||12,044||4,973||93,525|
|Round||Total||Games||Avg. Per Game|
|Central Coast Mariners||7,124|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||19,007|
Last updated: 15 April 2018.
- As of matches played on 15 April 2018
|Roy O'Donovan||Newcastle Jets||Central Coast Mariners||5–1||7 October 2017|||
|Bobô||Sydney FC||Wellington Phoenix||1–4||23 December 2017|||
|Bobô||Sydney FC||Perth Glory||6–0||30 December 2017|||
|Besart Berisha||Melbourne Victory||Central Coast Mariners||5–2||18 March 2018|||
|Riley McGree||Newcastle Jets||Central Coast Mariners||2–8||14 April 2018|||
- As of matches played on 15 April 2018
- As of matches played on 15 April 2018
During the season each club is given fair play points based on the number of cards they received in games. A yellow card is worth 1 point, a second yellow card is worth 2 points, and a red card is worth 3 points. At the annual awards night, the club with the least number of points wins the Fair Play Award.
|Central Coast Mariners||50||3||3||65|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||61||3||2||73|
Last updated: 15 April 2018.
NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award
The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be awarded to the finest performance of an under-23 player from Australia or New Zealand throughout the season. Each month one player is rewarded with a monthly nomination. At the end of the season a panel of experts vote for an overall winner using a 3-2-1 points basis. The winner receives a $10,000 personal investment portfolio and a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with meeting their financial goals.
|October 2017||Bruce Kamau||Melbourne City|
|November 2017||Daniel De Silva||Central Coast Mariners|
|December 2017||Joe Champness||Newcastle Jets|
|January 2018||Daniel Arzani||Melbourne City|
|February 2018||Chris Ikonomidis||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|March 2018||Thomas Deng||Melbourne Victory|
End of season awards
The following end of the season awards were announced at the 2017–18 Dolan Warren Awards night on 30 April 2018.
- Johnny Warren Medal – Adrian Mierzejewski, Sydney FC
- NAB Young Footballer of the Year – Daniel Arzani, Melbourne City
- Nike Golden Boot Award – Bobô, Sydney FC (27 goals)
- Goalkeeper of the Year – Jamie Young, Brisbane Roar
- Coach of the Year – Graham Arnold, Sydney FC
- Fair Play Award – Sydney FC
- Referee of the Year – Jarred Gillett
- Goal of the Year – Andrew Nabbout, Newcastle Jets (Western Sydney Wanderers v Newcastle Jets, 16 February 2018)
- 2017–18 Adelaide United FC season
- 2017–18 Brisbane Roar FC season
- 2017–18 Central Coast Mariners FC season
- 2017–18 Melbourne City FC season
- 2017–18 Melbourne Victory FC season
- 2017–18 Newcastle Jets FC season
- 2017–18 Perth Glory FC season
- 2017–18 Sydney FC season
- 2017–18 Wellington Phoenix FC season
- 2017–18 Western Sydney Wanderers FC season
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