2017 FFA Cup

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2017 FFA Cup
Country Australia
 New Zealand
Teams735
ChampionsSydney FC (1st title)
Runners-upAdelaide United
Matches played31
Goals scored118 (3.81 per match)
Attendance85,472 (2,757 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Bobô (8 goals)
2016
2018

The 2017 FFA Cup was the fourth season of the FFA Cup, the main national soccer knockout cup competition in Australia. 32 teams began competing in the competition proper (from the Round of 32), including the 10 A-League teams and 21 Football Federation Australia (FFA) member federation teams determined through individual state qualifying rounds, as well as the reigning National Premier Leagues Champion (Sydney United 58 from NSW).

Round and dates[edit]

Round Draw date Match date Number of fixtures Teams New entries this round
Preliminary rounds Various 10 February–24 June 2017 703 + 25 byes 735 → 32 724
Round of 32 29 June 2017 26 July–9 August 2017 16 32 → 16 11
Round of 16 9 August 2017 23–29 August 2017 8 16 → 8 none
Quarter-finals 29 August 2017 13–20 September 2017 4 8 → 4 none
Semi-finals 20 September 2017 11–24 October 2017 2 4 → 2 none
Final 26 October 2017 21 November 2017 1 2 → 1 none

Prize fund[edit]

The prize fund is unchanged from the 2016 event.[1]

Round No. of Clubs
receive fund
Prize fund
Round of 16 8 $2,000
Quarter-finalists 4 $5,000
Semi-finalists 2 $10,000
Final runners-up 1 $25,000
Final winner 1 $50,000
Total $131,000

In addition, a further $2,500 was donated from sponsor NAB to Member Federation clubs for each goal scored by them against an A-League opposition.[2] Clubs to receive donations are Blacktown City ($12,500), Hakoah Sydney City East ($5,000), Heidelberg United ($2,500) and South Melbourne ($2,500).

Preliminary rounds[edit]

FFA member federations teams will compete in various state-based preliminary rounds to win one of 21 places in the competition proper (Round of 32). All Australian clubs are eligible to enter the qualifying process through their respective FFA member federation, however only one team per club is permitted entry in the competition. All nine FFA member federations are expected to take part in the tournament.

Federation Competition Round of 32 Qualifiers
Australian Capital Territory Federation Cup 1
New South Wales Waratah Cup 5
Northern New South Wales 2
Northern Territory Sports Minister's Cup 1
Queensland 4
South Australia Federation Cup 1
Tasmania Milan Lakoseljac Cup 1
Victoria Dockerty Cup 4
Western Australia State Cup 2

The preliminary rounds will operate within a consistent national structure whereby club entry into the competition is staggered in each state/territory, ultimately leading to round 7 with the winning clubs from that round gaining direct entry into the round of 32. The first matches of the preliminary rounds began in February 2017, and the final matches of the preliminary rounds in June 2017.

Teams[edit]

A total of 32 teams will participate in the 2017 FFA Cup competition proper, ten of which will come from the A-League, one being the 2016 National Premier Leagues Champion (Sydney United 58), and the remaining 21 teams from FFA member federations, as determined by the qualifying rounds. A-League clubs represent the highest level in the Australian league system, whereas member federation clubs come from Level 2 and below. The current season tier of member federation clubs is shown in parentheses.

A-League clubs
Adelaide United Brisbane Roar Central Coast Mariners Melbourne City
Melbourne Victory Newcastle Jets Perth Glory Sydney FC
Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers
Member federation clubs
Australian Capital Territory Canberra Olympic (2) New South Wales APIA Leichhardt Tigers (2) New South Wales Bankstown Berries (3) New South Wales Blacktown City (2)
New South Wales Hakoah Sydney City East (2) New South Wales Hills Brumbies (3) New South Wales Sydney United 58 (2) New South Wales Broadmeadow Magic (2)
New South Wales Edgeworth FC (2) Northern Territory Darwin Rovers (2) Queensland Far North Queensland (2) Queensland Gold Coast City (2)
Queensland Moreton Bay United (2) Queensland Peninsula Power (3) South Australia North Eastern MetroStars (2) Tasmania Olympia (2)
Victoria (Australia) Bentleigh Greens (2) Victoria (Australia) Heidelberg United (2) Victoria (Australia) Hume City (2) Victoria (Australia) South Melbourne (2)
Western Australia Sorrento FC (2) Western Australia Western Knights (3)

Bracket[edit]

Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
Moreton Bay United (a.e.t.) 4
Broadmeadow Magic 2 Moreton Bay United 0
Gold Coast City 3 Gold Coast City (a.e.t.) 1
Western Knights 1 Gold Coast City 0
South Melbourne 1 South Melbourne 6
Edgeworth FC 0 South Melbourne 4
Sorrento FC 1 Sorrento FC 1
Canberra Olympic 0 South Melbourne 1
Bankstown Berries 2 Sydney FC 5
North Eastern MetroStars 1 Bankstown Berries 0
Darwin Rovers 0 Sydney FC 3
Sydney FC 8 Sydney FC 2
Hills Brumbies 3 Melbourne City 0
Hakoah Sydney City East (a.e.t.) 6 Hakoah Sydney City East 2
Peninsula Power 0 Melbourne City 3
Melbourne City 2 Sydney FC (a.e.t.) 2
Blacktown City 3 Adelaide United 1
Central Coast Mariners 2 Blacktown City 3
Olympia 0 APIA Leichhardt Tigers 1
APIA Leichhardt Tigers 5 Blacktown City 2 (2)
Hume City 1 (1) Western Sydney Wanderers (p) 2 (4)
Bentleigh Greens (p) 1 (4) Bentleigh Greens 0
Western Sydney Wanderers (a.e.t.) 1 Western Sydney Wanderers 4
Wellington Phoenix 0 Western Sydney Wanderers 1
Sydney United 58 7 Adelaide United 2
Far North Queensland 2 Sydney United 58 1 (3)
Heidelberg United 1 Heidelberg United (p) 1 (4)
Perth Glory 0 Heidelberg United 0
Adelaide United 1 Adelaide United 3
Newcastle Jets 0 Adelaide United 3
Brisbane Roar 1 Melbourne Victory 0
Melbourne Victory 5

Round of 32[edit]

The Round of 32 draw took place on 29 June 2017,[3] with match information confirmed on 3 July.[4]

The lowest ranked sides that qualified for this round were Bankstown Berries, Hills Brumbies, Peninsula Power and Western Knights. They were the only level 3 teams left in the competition.

All times listed below are at AEST

Round of 16[edit]

The Round of 16 draw took place on 9 August 2017, immediately following Matchday 4 of the Round of 32,[5] with match information confirmed on 11 August.[6]

The lowest ranked side that qualified for this round was Bankstown Berries. They were the only level 3 team left in the competition.

All times listed below are at AEST

Quarter-finals[edit]

The Quarter-finals draw took place on 29 August 2017, immediately following the final matchday of the Round of 16,[7] with match information confirmed on 31 August.[8]

The lowest ranked sides that qualified for this round were Blacktown City, Gold Coast City, Heidelberg United and South Melbourne. They were the only level 2 teams left in the competition.

All times listed below are at AEST

Semi-finals[edit]

The Semi-finals draw took place on 20 September 2017, immediately following the final matchday of the Quarter-finals,[9] with match information confirmed on 25 September.[10]

The lowest ranked side that qualified for this round was South Melbourne. They were the only level 2 team left in the competition.

All times listed below are at AEDT

Final[edit]

All times listed below are at AEDT

Sydney FC2–1 (a.e.t.)Adelaide United
Report
Attendance: 13,452

Top goalscorers[edit]

Rank Player Club Goals
1 Brazil Bobô Sydney FC 8
2 Australia Joey Gibbs Blacktown City 4
Australia Milos Lujic South Melbourne
Australia Nikola Mileusnic Adelaide United
Spain Oriol Riera Western Sydney Wanderers
6 Australia Jarrod Kyle Gold Coast City 3
Australia Sean Symons APIA Leichhardt Tigers
8 Denmark Johan Absalonsen Adelaide United 2
Australia James Andrew Blacktown City
New Zealand Kwabena Appiah Central Coast Mariners
Kosovo Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory
Australia Alex Brosque Sydney FC
Netherlands Jordy Buijs Sydney FC
Australia David Carney Sydney FC
Australia Nick Epifano South Melbourne
Scotland Neil Jablonski Hakoah Sydney City East
Australia Matthew Millar South Melbourne
Australia Leigh Minopoulos South Melbourne
Serbia Miloš Ninković Sydney FC
Japan Yutaro Shin Sydney United 58
Australia Matt Simon Sydney FC
Australia Adrian Vranic Sydney United 58

Note: Goals scored in preliminary rounds not included.

Broadcasting rights[edit]

The live television rights for the competition were held by the subscription network Fox Sports. In addition to live updates and crosses at concurrent matches, the following matches were broadcast live:

Round Live broadcast matches
Round of 32 South Melbourne vs. Edgeworth FC
Heidelberg United vs. Perth Glory
Blacktown City vs. Central Coast Mariners
Hume City vs. Bentleigh Greens
Round of 16 Sydney United 58 vs. Heidelberg United
Bentleigh Greens vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
Quarter-finals Sydney FC vs. Melbourne City
Blacktown City vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
Semi-finals and Final All matches

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FFA Cup 2017 Competition Regulations" (PDF). Football Federation Australia. p. 60. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 April 2017. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32: MD2 Preview". Football Federation Australia. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  3. ^ "FFA Cup minnows to face champions Melbourne City". The World Game. SBS. 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Round of 32 fixture details announced". Football Federation Australia. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Details for Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 draw". Football Federation Australia. 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Round of 16 fixture details". Football Federation Australia. 11 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Details for Westfield FFA Cup Quarter Final draw". Football Federation Australia. 29 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Quarter Finals fixture details". Football Federation Australia. 31 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Westfield FFA Cup Semi Final fixtures confirmed". Football Federation Australia. 20 September 2017.
  10. ^ "FFA confirms Westfield FFA Cup 2017 Semi Final details". Football Federation Australia. 25 September 2017.

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