Auckland City FC
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|Full name||Auckland City Football Club|
|Nickname(s)||City, The Navy Blues|
|League||New Zealand Football Championship|
|2016-17||1st (Regular Season) 2nd (Playoffs)|
Auckland City Football Club is an association football club based in Auckland, New Zealand. The club competes in the New Zealand Football Championship, which is the highest level of domestic football in the country.
- 1 History
- 2 Seasons
- 3 Current players and staff
- 4 Managers
- 5 Honours
- 6 References
- 7 External links
Auckland City has won the regular season seven times, and the Grand Final six times. They represented the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in the OFC Champions League, which they won most recently in 2017 for the ninth time (seventh in a row). With a third place in 2014 they also became the only OFC team to reach the semi-finals of the FIFA Club World Cup. They are also the only team to win the continental treble three times.
|Season||New Zealand Football Championship||Finals series||Top goalscorer||Managers|
|2006–07||1st||3rd||21||12||6||3||50||30||42||Champions|| Roger Wilkinson
|2007–08||1st||2nd||21||16||2||3||44||16||50||Preliminary Finals||Colin Tuaa|
|2009–10||1st||1st||14||9||4||1||33||13||31||Semi-finals||Jason Hayne||7||Paul Posa|
|2010–11||1st||2nd||14||9||3||2||29||12||30||Runners-up||Daniel Koprivcic||7|| Aaron McFarland
|2011–12||1st||1st||14||11||3||0||43||11||36||Semi-finals||Manel Exposito||9||Ramon Tribulietx|
|2015–16||1st||1st||14||12||2||0||43||12||38||Runners-up||Ryan De Vries||15|
FIFA Club World Cup
|Year||FIFA Club World Cup||Top goalscorer||Managers|
|2009||UAE||3||2||0||1||5||5||5th||Jason Hayne||2||Paul Posa|
|2013||Morocco||1||0||0||1||1||2||7th||Roy Krishna||1||Ramon Tribulietx|
|2014||Morocco||4||1||2||1||3||3||3rd||Three Players||1||Ramon Tribulietx|
|2016||Japan||1||0||0||1||1||2||7th||Kim Dae-wook||1||Ramon Tribulietx|
Auckland City lost their first game 2–0 to African Champions Al Ahly of Egypt on 10 December 2006. Five days later Auckland City played the Asian Champions, Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors of South Korea, in the fifth-place play-off. Auckland City, the only amateur side at the tournament, were defeated 0–3 and finished in sixth place.
Auckland City overcame local champions Al Ahli 2–0 in the opening play-off match with goals by Adam Dickinson and Chad Coombes. In their quarter final clash against CONCACAF Champions Atlante of Mexico the side lost 0–3.
The play-off for fifth and sixth place was described by coach Paul Posa as "the greatest night in the history of Auckland City Football Club" as the team defeated African Champions TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo 3–2. The goal scorers on this special occasion were Jason Hayne (2) and Riki van Steeden.
These historic victories were the first recorded by a New Zealand team at this prestigious tournament and indeed the first by an amateur side at this tournament. They were also the first time a senior men's representative team from New Zealand has recorded a victory at a FIFA World Finals competition.
Auckland City played Japanese champions Kashiwa Reysol in the opening play-off match of the tournament at Toyota Stadium. The final score was 0–2 with Auckland City unable to reproduce their heroics of 2009 in the United Arab Emirates.
For the second year running Auckland City was paired against the Japanese J League Champions – represented by Sanfrecce Hiroshima – in the opening play-off match of the tournament. Auckland City lost 0–1.
Auckland City played Moroccan champions Raja Casablanca in the quarter-finals play-off on 11 December at Stade Adrar. The scores were tied 1–1 at 90 minutes with a second half Roy Krishna goal cancelling out a first half goal from Mouhcine Iajour. Abdelilah Hafidi then scored in the second minute of added time to give the Moroccan champions a 2–1 victory.
Auckland City played Moroccan champions Moghreb Tétouan in a play-off for the quarter-finals on 10 December. The match finished goalless with Auckland winning 4–3 in a penalty shoot-out and qualifying for a quarter-finals against Sétif. In the quarter-finals on 13 December Auckland City defeated ES Sétif 1–0 and advanced to the semi-finals for the first time. Auckland played San Lorenzo in the semis and lost 2–1. They finished their 2014 tournament with a 4–2 penalty win over Cruz Azul in the play-off for third and fourth after a 1–1 draw at full time.
For the third time, Auckland City was paired against the Japanese J League Champions – represented by Sanfrecce Hiroshima – in the opening play-off match of the tournament. Auckland City lost 0–2.
For the fourth time, Auckland City was paired against the Japanese J League Champions – represented by Kashima Antlers – in the opening play-off match of the tournament. Auckland City lost 1–2.
Current players and staff
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head Coach||Ramon Tribulietx|
|Assistant Coach||Ivan Vicelich|
|Goalkeeper Coach||Simone Naddi|
|Technical Analysts||Ryan Faithfull|
|Club Doctor||Dr. Craig Panther|
|Media Manager||Gordon Watson|
- Allan Jones (2004–2006)
- Roger Wilkinson (2006)
- Paul Marshall (2006–2007)
- Colin Tuaa (2007–2008)
- Paul Posa (2008–2010)
- Aaron McFarland & Ramon Tribulietx (2010–2011)
- Ramon Tribulietx (2011–)
- Bronze Medal (1): 2014.
- Champions (1): 2014.
- ASB Charity Cup
- Champions (4): 2011–12, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016-17.
- Champions (1): 2017
- "Raja Casablanca 2–1 Auckland City". Goal.com. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "Moghreb 0 Auckland 0". Goal.com. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
- "Auckland sink Setif to book spot in semis". FIFA.com. FIFA. Retrieved 13 December 2014.
- "ISPS Handa Premiership squads announced". New Zealand Football. 18 October 2017.
- "Premiership Team". Auckland City. Retrieved 22 October 2017.