List of A-League seasons

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The A-League is the premier professional association football league in Australia. It is currently consists of ten teams; nine based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. The league has been contested since 2005. In its most recent form, the league includes a 27-round regular season and an end-of-season finals series playoff tournament involving the highest-placed teams, culminating in the Grand Final match. The winner of the A-League Grand Final is crowned champions, where as the regular season winners is dubbed premiers.

List of seasons[edit]

The following is a list of all A-League seasons. It contains the number of teams, the number of regular season matches played, the premier, the champions, teams who have gained Asian qualification and the top scorer(s) in regular season matches—winner of the Golden Boot.

(Grand Final)
Teams Matches Premier Champion Asia[nb 1] Top scorer(s)
Player Goals
8 84 Adelaide United Sydney FC Alex Brosque
Bobby Despotovski
Stewart Petrie
Archie Thompson
8 84 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory Adelaide United Daniel Allsopp 11
8 84 Central Coast Mariners Newcastle Jets Joel Griffiths 12
8 84 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory Adelaide United Shane Smeltz 12
10 135 Sydney FC Sydney FC Melbourne Victory Shane Smeltz 19
11 165 Brisbane Roar Brisbane Roar Central Coast Mariners
Adelaide United
Sergio van Dijk 16
10 135 Central Coast Mariners Brisbane Roar Besart Berisha 19
10 135 Western Sydney Wanderers Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Victory Daniel McBreen 17
10 135 Brisbane Roar Brisbane Roar Western Sydney Wanderers
Central Coast Mariners
Adam Taggart 16
10 135 Melbourne Victory Melbourne Victory Brisbane Roar
Western Sydney Wanderers
Marc Janko 16
10 135 Adelaide United Adelaide United Melbourne Victory
Sydney FC
Bruno Fornaroli 23
10 135 Sydney FC Melbourne Victory
Brisbane Roar
Besart Berisha
Jamie Maclaren

Grand Finals[edit]

The A-League Grand Final is the final match of the A-League season, the culmination of the finals series, determining the Champion of the tournament.

Year Date Home Score Away Man of the Match Stadium
2006 5 March Sydney FC 1–0 Central Coast Mariners Dwight Yorke Aussie Stadium
2007 18 February Melbourne Victory 6–0 Adelaide United Archie Thompson Telstra Dome
2008 24 February Central Coast Mariners 0–1 Newcastle Jets Andrew Durante Allianz Stadium
2009 28 February Melbourne Victory 1–0 Adelaide United Tom Pondeljak Telstra Dome
2010 20 March Melbourne Victory 1–1 (2–4 p.s.o) Sydney FC Simon Colosimo Etihad Stadium
2011 13 March Brisbane Roar 2–2 (4–2 p.s.o) Central Coast Mariners Mathew Ryan Suncorp Stadium
2012 22 April Brisbane Roar 2–1 Perth Glory Jacob Burns Suncorp Stadium
2013 21 April Western Sydney Wanderers 0–2 Central Coast Mariners Daniel McBreen Allianz Stadium
2014 4 May Brisbane Roar 1–1 (2–1 a.e.t) Western Sydney Wanderers Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar)
Iacopo La Rocca (Western Sydney Wanderers)
Suncorp Stadium
2015 17 May Melbourne Victory 3–0 Sydney FC Mark Milligan (Melbourne Victory) AAMI Park
2016 1 May Adelaide United 3–1 Western Sydney Wanderers Isaías Adelaide Oval
2017 7 May Sydney FC 1–1 (4–2 p.s.o) Melbourne Victory Daniel Georgievski Allianz Stadium

See also[edit]


  1. ^ In addition to the A-League premiers and champions, teams who also qualify for Asia by virtue of their league position.