|Dates||11 October 2019 - 16/17 May 2020|
2020–21 →All statistics correct as of 25 May 2019.
The 2019–20 A-League will be the 43rd season of national level football in Australia, and the 15th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. The addition of Western United brings the total number of teams to 11. The regular season will commence on 11 October 2019 and conclude on 26 April 2020. 29 rounds will be played where teams will play 26 matches and have 3 byes to account for the odd number of teams. The play-offs begin on 1 May 2020 and will end with the Grand Final on 16–17 May 2020.
|Adelaide United||Adelaide||Coopers Stadium||16,500|
|Brisbane Roar||Brisbane||Suncorp Stadium
|Central Coast Mariners||Gosford||Central Coast Stadium||20,059|
|Melbourne City||Melbourne||AAMI Park||30,050|
|Melbourne Victory||Melbourne||Marvel Stadium
|Newcastle Jets||Newcastle||McDonald Jones Stadium||33,000|
|Perth Glory||Perth||HBF Park||20,500|
|Sydney FC||Sydney||Sydney Cricket Ground
Netstrata Jubilee Oval
|Wellington Phoenix||Wellington||Westpac Stadium||34,500|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Sydney||Bankwest Stadium||30,000|
|Western United||Geelong||GMHBA Stadium||36,000|
Personnel and kits
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Kit sponsor|
|Adelaide United||Gertjan Verbeek||TBD||Macron|
|Brisbane Roar||Robbie Fowler||TBD||Umbro||Actron Air|
|Central Coast Mariners||Alen Stajcic||Matt Simon||Umbro||Masterfoods|
|Melbourne City||Erick Mombaerts||Scott Jamieson||Puma||Etihad Airways|
|Melbourne Victory||Marco Kurz||TBD||Adidas|
|Newcastle Jets||Ernie Merrick||Nigel Boogaard||Viva Sports||O'Neills Tyre & Autocare|
|Perth Glory||Tony Popovic||Diego Castro||Macron|
|Sydney FC||Steve Corica||Alex Wilkinson||Under Armour|
|Wellington Phoenix||Ufuk Talay||TBD||Adidas|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Markus Babbel||TBD||Nike||Centuria|
|Western United||Mark Rudan||TBD||Kappa||Probuild|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position on table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Brisbane Roar||Darren Davies (caretaker)||End of caretaker spell||25 April 2019||Pre-season||Robbie Fowler||23 April 2019|
|Wellington Phoenix||Mark Rudan||Resigned||4 May 2019||Ufuk Talay||4 May 2019|
|Melbourne City||Warren Joyce||End of contract||8 May 2019||Erick Mombaerts||27 June 2019|
|Adelaide United||Marco Kurz||End of contract||10 May 2019||Gertjan Verbeek||23 May 2019|
|Melbourne Victory||Kevin Muscat||Resigned||23 May 2019||Marco Kurz||28 June 2019|
|Western United||Inaugural||Mark Rudan||23 May 2019|
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||Captain||Vice-Captain|
|Central Coast Mariners||Daniel De Silva||None||Matt Simon||None|
|Melbourne City||Jamie Maclaren||None||Scott Jamieson||None|
|Melbourne Victory||None||None||TBD||Leigh Broxham|
|Newcastle Jets||None||None||Nigel Boogaard||Nikolai Topor-Stanley|
|Perth Glory||Diego Castro||Bruno Fornaroli||Diego Castro||None|
|Sydney FC||None||None||Alex Wilkinson||None|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||None||None||TBD||None|
|Western United||Panagiotis Kone||None||TBD||TBD|
|1||Adelaide United||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2021 AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series[a]|
|2||Brisbane Roar||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to 2021 AFC Champions League preliminary round 2 and Finals series[a]|
|3||Central Coast Mariners||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Qualification to Finals series[a]|
|10||Western Sydney Wanderers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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||WU||ADE||BRI||CCM||MCY||MVC||NEW||PER||SYD||WEL||WSW||WU|
|Central Coast Mariners||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming 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 AFC Champions League preliminary round 2|
|Qualification to Finals series|
|1–3 May 2020||3rd||-||6th||TBC|
|1–3 May 2020||4th||-||5th||TBC|
|8–10 May 2020||1st||-||lowest ranked Elimination Final winner||TBC|
|8–10 May 2020||2nd||-||highest ranked Elimination Final winner||TBC|
|16–17 May 2020||highest ranked semi final winner||-||lowest ranked semi final winner||TBC|
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