List of Australian soccer champions

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The Australian soccer champions are the winners of the highest league in Australian association football (soccer), which is currently the A-League. As is the case in most Australian sports, the winners of a post-season playoffs competition, known as the finals, has traditionally been crowned champion, unlike the first-past-the-post system used in many other countries. The team that finished first-past-the-post was often referred to as the Minor Premiers while the finals winning team was awarded the Premiership. In an attempt to create more prestige around the first-past-the-post title, it was renamed the Premiership and the finals winning team is now awarded the Championship. Both the Champions and Premiers are awarded direct entry into the Asian Champions League each season.

Background[edit]

In 1962, the national governing body for association football in Australia was established, known as the Australian Soccer Federation (ASF). The ASF organised the first national club tournament that same year when a knockout cup competition named the Australia Cup was first held. The Australia Cup was abolished in 1968 when the growing issue of interstate travel became untenable. A national league was first discussed in 1974 when the Australian national team made its inaugural World Cup appearance. In 1977, the Australian Soccer Association established the National Soccer League (NSL) of Australia,[1] which included teams from Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. The competition ran a promotion-relegation system for its entire lifespan as well as a knockout cup competition.

For the first seven seasons, the NSL awarded the championship to the team that finished first-past-the-post and was dominated by Sydney-based teams. By the mid-80s, the league had introduced a post-season playoffs competition that would crown the champions and the title was shared more evenly around the nation. Seasons initially ran over the winter months until 1989 when it was changed to the summer months to avoid conflicts with Australian rules football and the two rugby codes. By 2000, each major capital city had secured at least one NSL title outside of Perth. The Perth Glory made history in 2002–03 when they were crowned champions and the victory meant the five major cities of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney had all secured at least one NSL title over the duration of the league's history.

The National Soccer League was disbanded in 2004 and an 8-team A-League competition was established in 2005, which included a salary cap and no promotion-relegation. Adelaide, Newcastle and Perth were the only NSL teams retained in the new competition. It included one team from each of the major capital cities, two regional teams and a team from New Zealand. As is the case in many sporting leagues in Australia, a New Zealand-based team has been allowed entry into the top tiered Australian league since 1999. The decision to retain a New Zealand-based team in the top league has proved problematic in recent years due to Football Federation Australia's decision to move from the Oceania Football Confederation to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006. As a result, a New Zealand-based team can be crowned Premiers and/or Champions of Australia but is ineligible to compete in the Asian Champions League.[2] In 2014, Football Federation Australia reintroduced a national knockout cup competition known as the FFA Cup.

Marconi Stallions, Melbourne Victory, Sydney City and South Melbourne hold the record for most top flight Championships with four while the Melbourne Knights and South Melbourne hold the record for most top flight Premierships with four. Out of the three iterations of national cup competitions in Australia; Adelaide City, APIA Leichhardt and Sydney City hold the record for most national cup titles with three.

National League Champions[edit]

Key
Champions also won the Premiership that season
Champions also won the NSL/FFA Cup that season
Champions also won the Premiership and NSL/FFA Cup that season
Champions also won the OFC/AFC Champions League that season

National Soccer League[edit]

Season Premiers
(number of titles)
League runners-up Finals winner Finals runners-up Top goalscorer Goals
1977 Eastern Suburbs (1) Marconi Fairfield Finals not held Scotland Dixie Deans (West Adelaide) 16
1978 West Adelaide (1) Sydney City Sydney City1 Marconi Fairfield Australia Ken Boden (Newcastle KB United)
Australia Clive Eaton (Western Suburbs)
14
1979 Marconi Fairfield (1) Heidelberg United Sydney City1 Brisbane City Australia Mark Jankovic (Marconi Fairfield) 18
1980 Sydney City (2) Heidelberg United Heidelberg United1 Sydney City Australia Gary Cole (Heidelberg United) 21
1981 Sydney City (3) South Melbourne Finals not held Australia Gary Cole (Heidelberg United) 16
1982 Sydney City (4) St. George-Budapest St. George-Budapest1 Sydney City Australia John Kosmina (Sydney City) 23
1983 St. George-Budapest (1) Sydney City Finals not held Australia Doug Brown (South Melbourne) 16
From 1984 the Premiership was no longer awarded to the table topping team and was instead given to the winner of the finals series. The table topping team was given the Minor Premiership.[citation needed]
Season Premiers
(number of titles)
Finals runners-up Minor Premiers
(number of titles)
League runners-up Top goalscorer Goals
1984 South Melbourne (1) Sydney Olympic Sydney City (1) Sydney Olympic Australia Doug Brown (South Melbourne) 22
1985 Brunswick Juventus (1) Sydney City Sydney City (2) Sydney United Australia Charlie Egan (South Melbourne) 21
1986 Adelaide City (1) Sydney Olympic Sydney United (1) Sydney Olympic Australia Graham Arnold (Sydney United) 15
1987 St. George-Budapest (2) APIA Leichhardt APIA Leichhardt (1) Preston Makedonia Australia Frank Farina (Marconi Fairfield) 16
1988 Marconi Fairfield (2) Sydney United Wollongong Wolves (1) Sydney United Australia Frank Farina (Marconi Fairfield) 16
1989 Marconi Fairfield (3) Sydney Olympic Marconi Fairfield (1) St. George-Budapest Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zlatko Nastevski (Marconi Fairfield) 20
1989–90 Sydney Olympic (1) Marconi Fairfield Marconi Fairfield (2) South Melbourne Australia David Seal (Sydney United) 15
1990–91 South Melbourne (2) Melbourne Knights Melbourne Knights (1) South Melbourne Australia David Seal (Marconi Fairfield) 19
1991–92 Adelaide City (2) Melbourne Knights Melbourne Knights (2) Sydney Olympic Hong Kong Tim Bredbury (Sydney Olympic)
Australia Kimon Taliadoros (South Melbourne)
15
1992–93 Marconi Fairfield (4) Adelaide City South Melbourne (1) Marconi Fairfield Australia Francis Awaritefe (South Melbourne) 19
1993–94 Adelaide City (3) Melbourne Knights Melbourne Knights (3) South Melbourne Australia Mark Viduka (Melbourne Knights) 16
1994–95 Melbourne Knights (1) Adelaide City Melbourne Knights (4) Adelaide City Australia Mark Viduka (Melbourne Knights) 18
1995–96 Melbourne Knights (2) Marconi Fairfield Marconi Fairfield (3) Melbourne Knights Australia Damian Mori (Adelaide City) 31
1996–97 Brisbane Strikers (1) Sydney United Sydney United (2) Brisbane Strikers Australia David Zdrilic (Sydney United) 21
1997–98 South Melbourne (3) Carlton SC South Melbourne (2) Carlton SC Australia Damian Mori (Adelaide City) 19
1998–99 South Melbourne (4) Sydney United Sydney United (3) South Melbourne Australia Mile Sterjovski (Sydney United) 18
1999–00 Wollongong Wolves (1) Perth Glory Perth Glory (1) Wollongong Wolves Australia Damian Mori (Adelaide City) 22
2000–01 Wollongong Wolves (2) South Melbourne South Melbourne (3) Wollongong Wolves Australia Saso Petrovski (Wollongong Wolves) 21
2001–02 Sydney Olympic (2) Perth Glory Perth Glory (2) Newcastle Jets Australia Damian Mori (Perth Glory) 17
2002–03 Perth Glory (1) Sydney Olympic Sydney Olympic (1) Perth Glory Australia Damian Mori (Perth Glory) 24
2003–04 Perth Glory (2) Parramatta Power Perth Glory (3) Parramatta Power Australia Ante Milicic (Parramatta Power) 20

A-League[edit]

Season Champions
(number of titles)
Finals runners-up Premiers
(number of titles)
League runners-up Top goalscorer Goals
2005–06 Sydney FC (1) Central Coast Mariners Adelaide United (1) Sydney FC Australia Alex Brosque (Brisbane Roar)
Australia Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory)
Australia Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)
Scotland Stewart Petrie (Central Coast Mariners)
8
2006–07 Melbourne Victory (1) Adelaide United Melbourne Victory (1) Adelaide United Australia Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory) 15
2007–08 Newcastle Jets (1) Central Coast Mariners Central Coast Mariners (1) Newcastle Jets Australia Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets) 12
2008–09 Melbourne Victory (2) Adelaide United Melbourne Victory (2) Adelaide United New Zealand Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix) 12
2009–10 Sydney FC (2) Melbourne Victory Sydney FC (1) Melbourne Victory New Zealand Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United) 19
2010–11 Brisbane Roar (1) Central Coast Mariners Brisbane Roar (1) Central Coast Mariners Netherlands Sergio van Dijk (Adelaide United) 16
2011–12 Brisbane Roar (2) Perth Glory Central Coast Mariners (2) Brisbane Roar Albania Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar) 19
2012–13 Central Coast Mariners (1) Western Sydney Wanderers Western Sydney Wanderers (1) Central Coast Mariners Australia Daniel McBreen (Central Coast Mariners) 17
2013–14 Brisbane Roar (3) Western Sydney Wanderers Brisbane Roar (2) Western Sydney Wanderers Australia Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets) 16
2014–15 Melbourne Victory (3) Sydney FC Melbourne Victory (3) Sydney FC Austria Marc Janko (Sydney FC) 16
2015–16 Adelaide United (1) Western Sydney Wanderers Adelaide United (2) Western Sydney Wanderers Uruguay Bruno Fornaroli (Melbourne City) 23
2016–17 Sydney FC (3) Melbourne Victory Sydney FC (2) Melbourne Victory Kosovo Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory)
Australia Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar)
19
2017–18 Melbourne Victory (4) Newcastle Jets Sydney FC (3) Newcastle Jets Brazil Bobô (Sydney FC) 27
1^ The finals competition was not considered the overall winner of the NSL season. It is historically viewed as a post-season exhibition competition.[citation needed]

Total Championships won[edit]

Teams in bold compete in the A-League as of 2017–18 season.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Sydney City
4
3
1977, 1980, 1981, 1982
Marconi Stallions
4
3
1979, 1988, 1989, 1992–93
South Melbourne
4
2
1984, 1990–91, 1997–98, 1998–99
Melbourne Victory
4
2
2006–07, 2008–09, 2014–15, 2017-18
Adelaide City
3
2
1986, 1991–92, 1993–94
Sydney FC
3
1
2005–06, 2009–10, 2016–17
Brisbane Roar
3
0
2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
Sydney Olympic
2
4
1989–90, 2001–02
Melbourne Knights
2
3
1994–95, 1995–96
Perth Glory
2
3
2002–03, 2003–04
St. George
2
0
1983, 1987
Wollongong Wolves
2
0
1999–2000, 2000–01
Central Coast Mariners
1
3
2012–13
Adelaide United
1
2
2015–16
West Adelaide
1
0
1978
Brunswick Zebras
1
0
1985
Brisbane Strikers
1
0
1996–97
Newcastle Jets
1
0
2007–08

By State/Territory[edit]

Region Number of titles Clubs
New South Wales New South Wales
19
Marconi Stallions (4), Sydney City (4), Sydney FC (3), St. George (2), Sydney Olympic (2), Wollongong Wolves (2), Central Coast Mariners (1), Newcastle Jets (1)
Victoria (Australia) Victoria
11
Melbourne Victory (4), South Melbourne (4), Melbourne Knights (2), Brunswick Zebras (1)
South Australia South Australia
5
Adelaide City (3), West Adelaide (1), Adelaide United (1)
Queensland Queensland
4
Brisbane Roar (3), Brisbane Strikers (1)
Western Australia Western Australia
2
Perth Glory (2)
Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory Northern Territory
Tasmania Tasmania
New Zealand New Zealand

By City[edit]

City Number of titles Clubs
Sydney
15
Marconi Stallions (4), Sydney City (4), Sydney FC (3), St. George (2), Sydney Olympic (2)
Melbourne
11
Melbourne Victory (4), South Melbourne (4), Melbourne Knights (2), Brunswick Zebras (1)
Adelaide
5
Adelaide City (3), West Adelaide (1), Adelaide United (1)
Brisbane
4
Brisbane Roar (3), Brisbane Strikers (1)
Perth
2
Perth Glory (2)
Wollongong
2
Wollongong Wolves (2)
Gosford
1
Central Coast Mariners (1)
Newcastle
1
Newcastle Jets (1)

Total Premierships won[edit]

Teams in bold compete in the A-League as of 2015–16 season.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
Melbourne Knights
4
1
1990–91, 1991–92, 1993–94, 1994–95
South Melbourne
3
5
1992–93, 1997–98, 2000–01
Sydney United
3
2
1986, 1996–97, 1998–99
Sydney FC
3
2
2009–10, 2016–17, 2017–18
Marconi Stallions
3
1
1989, 1989–90, 1995–96
Melbourne Victory
3
1
2007–08, 2008–09, 2014–15
Perth Glory
3
1
1999–2000, 2001–02, 2003–04
Adelaide United
2
2
2005–06, 2015–16
Central Coast Mariners
2
2
2007–08, 2011–12
Brisbane Roar
2
1
2010–11, 2013–14
Sydney City
2
0
1984, 1985
Sydney Olympic
1
3
2002–03
Western Sydney Wanderers
1
2
2012–13
Wollongong Wolves
1
2
1988
APIA Leichhardt
1
0
1987

By State/Territory[edit]

Region Number of titles Clubs
New South Wales New South Wales
17
Marconi Stallions (3), Sydney United (3), Sydney FC (3), Central Coast Mariners (2), Sydney City (2), APIA Leichhardt (1), Sydney Olympic (1), Western Sydney Wanderers (1), Wollongong Wolves (1)
Victoria (Australia) Victoria
10
Melbourne Knights FC (4), South Melbourne FC (3), Melbourne Victory (3)
Western Australia Western Australia
3
Perth Glory (3)
Queensland Queensland
2
Brisbane Roar (2)
South Australia South Australia
2
Adelaide United (2)
Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory Northern Territory
Tasmania Tasmania
New Zealand New Zealand

By City[edit]

City Number of titles Clubs
Sydney
14
Marconi Stallions (3), Sydney United (3), Sydney FC (3), Sydney City (2), APIA Leichhardt (1), Sydney Olympic (1), Western Sydney Wanderers (1)
Melbourne
10
Melbourne Knights (4), South Melbourne (3), Melbourne Victory (3)
Perth
3
Perth Glory (3)
Adelaide
2
Adelaide United (2)
Brisbane
2
Brisbane Roar (2)
Gosford
2
Central Coast Mariners (2)
Wollongong
1
Wollongong Wolves (1)

National Cup winners[edit]

Key
Cup Winner also won the NSL/A-League Championship that season
Cup Winner also won the NSL/A-League Premiership that season
Cup Winner also won the NSL/A-League Championship and Premiership that season

Australia Cup[edit]

Season Cup Winner
(number of titles)
Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating Higgest placed non top-division club Top goalscorer Goals
1962 Sydney Yugal (1) 8–1 St. George Budapest 16 N/A3 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Tiko Jelisavcic (Yugal)[3] 6
1963 Slavia Melbourne (1) 0–0
3–2
Polonia Melbourne 24 N/A3 Wales Des Palmer (Slavia Melbourne)[3] 6
1964 George Cross (1) 3–2 (a.e.t.) APIA Leichhardt unknown N/A3 Australia John Giacometti (APIA Leichhardt)[3] 7
1965 Sydney Hakoah (1) 1–1 (13–13 p)
2–1 (replay)
APIA Leichhardt 13 N/A3 Argentina Hugo Rodriguez (St George Budapest)[3] 6
1966 APIA Leichhardt (1) 2–0 Sydney Hakoah 16 N/A3 Australia John Giacometti (APIA Leichhardt)
Australia Herbert Ninaus (Sydney Hakoah)[3]
4
1967 Melbourne Hungaria (1) 4–3 APIA Leichhardt 16 N/A3 Australia Attila Abonyi (Melbourne Hungaria)
Australia Johnny Watkiss (APIA Leichhardt)[3]
6
1968 Sydney Hakoah (2) 3–0
3–1
Melbourne Hakoah unknown N/A3 unknown
3^ No national competition established until 1977.

NSL Cup[edit]

Season Cup Winner
(number of titles)
Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating Higgest placed non top-division club Top goalscorer Goals
1977 Brisbane City (1) 1–1 (5–3 p) Marconi Fairfield 14 N/A4 unknown
1978 Brisbane City (2) 2–1 Adelaide City 32 Essendon Croatia (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1979 Adelaide City (1) 3–1 St. George-Budapest 32 Eastern Districts Azzurri (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1980 Marconi Fairfield (1) 0–0 (a.e.t.)
3–0 (Replay)
Heidelberg United 32 Spearwood Dalmatinac (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1981 Brisbane Lions (1) 3–1 West Adelaide 36 St Kilda Hakoah (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1982 APIA Leichhardt (2) 2–1 Heidelberg United 16 N/A4 unknown
1983 Sydney Olympic (1) 1–0
1–0
Heidelberg United 16 N/A4 unknown
1984 Newcastle Rosebud (1) 1–0 Melbourne Knights 24 N/A4 unknown
1985 Sydney Olympic (2) 2–1 Preston Makedonia 32 Adelaide Croatia (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1986 Sydney City (3) 3–2 (a.e.t.) West Adelaide 32 Croydon City (2)
(Quarter Finals)
unknown
1987 Sydney United (1) 1–0
1–0
South Melbourne 13 N/A4 unknown
1988 APIA Leichhardt (3) 0–0 (5–3 p) Brunswick Juventus 14 N/A4 unknown
1989 Adelaide City (2) 2–0 Sydney Olympic 14 N/A4 unknown
1989–90 South Melbourne (1) 4–1 Sydney Olympic 14 N/A4 unknown
1990–91 Parramatta Eagles (1) 1–0 Preston Lions 14 N/A4 unknown
1991–92 Adelaide City (3) 2–1 Marconi Fairfield 14 N/A4 Australia David Seal (Marconi) 3
1992–93 Heidelberg United (1) 2–0 Parramatta Eagles 14 N/A4 unknown
1993–94 Parramatta Eagles (2) 2–0 Sydney United 14 Brisbane United (2)
(Semi Finals)
Australia Francis Awaritefe (South Melbourne) 4
1994–95 Melbourne Knights (1) 6–0 Heidelberg United 14 Melbourne Zebras (2)
(Quarter Finals)
Australia Mark Viduka (Melbourne Knights) 6
1995–96 South Melbourne (2) 3–1 Newcastle Breakers 12 N/A4 New Zealand Vaughan Coveny (South Melbourne) 6
1996–97 Collingwood Warriors (1) 1–0 Marconi Fairfield 16 Brisbane Lions (2)
(Round of 16)
Australia Francis Awaritefe (Marconi) 4
4^ These season's competitions were exclusive to NSL Clubs only.

FFA Cup[edit]

Season Cup Winner
(number of titles)
Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating Higgest placed non top-division club Top goalscorer Goals
2014 Adelaide United (1) 1–0 Perth Glory 631 Bentleigh Greens (2)
(Semi Finals)
Spain Sergio Cirio (Adelaide United) 6
2015 Melbourne Victory (1) 2–0 Perth Glory 648 Hume City (2)
(Semi Finals)
Australia Aaron Mooy (Melbourne City) 6
2016 Melbourne City (1) 1–0 Sydney FC 704 Canberra Olympic (2)
(Semi Finals)
Australia Patrick Antelmi (Blacktown City) 5
2017 Sydney FC (1) 2–1 (aet) Adelaide United 735 South Melbourne (2)
(Semi Finals)
Brazil Bobô (Sydney FC) 8

Total Cups won[edit]

Teams in bold competed in the 2015 FFA Cup competition proper.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning seasons
APIA Leichhardt
3
3
1966, 1982, 1988
Adelaide City
3
1
1979, 1989, 1991–92
Sydney City
3
1
1965, 1968, 1986
Sydney Olympic
2
2
1983, 1985
Parramatta Eagles
2
1
1990–91, 1993–94
South Melbourne
2
1
1989–90, 1995–96
Brisbane City
2
0
1977, 1978
Heidelberg United
1
4
1992–93
Marconi Stallions
1
3
1980
Melbourne Knights
1
1
1994–95
Sydney United
1
1
1987
Sydney FC
1
1
2017
Adelaide United
1
0
2014
Collingwood Warriors
1
0
1996–97
George Cross
1
0
1964
Melbourne City
1
0
2016
Melbourne Hungaria
1
0
1967
Melbourne Victory
1
0
2015
Newcastle Rosebud
1
0
1984
Queensland Lions
1
0
1981
Sydney Yugal
1
0
1962
Slavia Melbourne
1
0
1963

By State/Territory[edit]

Region Number of titles Clubs
New South Wales New South Wales
15
APIA Leichhardt (3), Hakoah Sydney City East (3), Sydney Olympic (2), Parramatta Eagles (2), Marconi Stallions (1), Newcastle Rosebud (1), Sydney United (1), Sydney FC (1) Sydney Yugal (1)
Victoria (Australia) Victoria
10
South Melbourne (2), Collingwood Warriors (1), George Cross (1), Heidelberg United (1), Melbourne City (1), Melbourne Hungaria (1), Melbourne Knights (1), Melbourne Victory (1), Slavia Melbourne (1)
South Australia South Australia
4
Adelaide City (3), Adelaide United (1)
Queensland Queensland
3
Brisbane City (2), Queensland Lions FC (1)
Australian Capital Territory Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory Northern Territory
Tasmania Tasmania
Western Australia Western Australia
New Zealand New Zealand

By City[edit]

City Number of titles Clubs
Sydney
14
APIA Leichhardt (3), Hakoah Sydney City East (3), Sydney Olympic (2), Parramatta Eagles (2), Marconi Stallions (1), Sydney United (1), Sydney FC (1), Sydney Yugal (1)
Melbourne
10
South Melbourne (2), Collingwood Warriors (1), George Cross (1), Heidelberg (1), Melbourne City (1), Melbourne Hungaria (1), Melbourne Knights (1), Melbourne Victory (1), Slavia Melbourne (1)
Adelaide
4
Adelaide City (3), Adelaide United (1)
Brisbane
3
Brisbane City (2), Queensland Lions FC (1)
Newcastle
1
Newcastle Rosebud (1)

Continental Champions[edit]

Oceania Club Championship[edit]

Season Champions
(number of titles)
Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating
1987 Adelaide City (1) 1–1 (4–1 p) New Zealand University-Mount Wellington 9
1999 South Melbourne (1) 5–1 Fiji Nadi 9
2001 Wollongong Wolves (1) 1–0 Vanuatu Tafea 11
2005 Sydney FC (1) 2–0 New Caledonia Magenta 13

Asian Champions League[edit]

Season Champions
(number of titles)
Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating
2014 Western Sydney Wanderers (1) 1–0
0–0
Saudi Arabia Al-Hilal 47

Multiple trophy wins[edit]

The Double[edit]

See The Double

Continental Double
OFC (1966-2004) / AFC (2005-present)
Club Season Titles
South Melbourne
1998–99
NSL Premiership, Oceania Club Championship
Wollongong Wolves
2000–01
NSL Premiership, Oceania Club Championship
Domestic Double
Club Season Titles
South Melbourne
1984
NSL Minor Premiership, NSL Premiership
Adelaide City
1991–92
NSL Premiership, NSL Cup
Melbourne Knights
1994–95
NSL Minor Premiership, NSL Premiership
South Melbourne
1997–98
NSL Minor Premiership, NSL Premiership
Perth Glory
2003–04
NSL Minor Premiership, NSL Premiership
Melbourne Victory
2006–07
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Melbourne Victory
2008–09
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Sydney FC
2009–10
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Brisbane Roar
2010–11
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Brisbane Roar
2013–14
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Melbourne Victory
2014–15
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Adelaide United
2015–16
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Sydney FC
2016–17
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship
Sydney FC
2017–18
A-League Premiership, FFA Cup

The Treble[edit]

See The Treble

Domestic Treble
Club Season Titles
Melbourne Knights
1994–95
NSL Minor Premiership, NSL Premiership, NSL Cup
Melbourne Victory
2014-15
A-League Premiership, A-League Championship, FFA Cup

Note: In the 2008-09 season Melbourne Victory won all three pieces of A-League silverware on offer, the Pre-Season Challenge Cup, the Premiership, and the Championship.

Pre-Season Cup winners[edit]

A-League Pre-Season Challenge Cup[edit]

Season Champions Score Runners-up Number of clubs participating Top goalscorer Goals
2005 Central Coast Mariners 1–0 Perth Glory 8 Australia Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory)
Australia Nik Mrdja (Central Coast)
Australia Sasho Petrovski (Sydney FC)
3
2006 Adelaide United 1–1 (5–4 p) Central Coast Mariners 8 Australia Danny Allsopp (Melbourne Victory)
Australia Alex Brosque (Sydney FC)
Australia Sasho Petrovski (Sydney FC)
Australia Carl Veart (Adelaide United)
3
2007 Adelaide United 2–1 Perth Glory 8 Brazil Cássio (Adelaide United)
Australia Bruce Djite (Adelaide United)
Australia Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets)
Scotland Simon Lynch (Queensland Roar)
New Zealand Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix)
3
2008 Melbourne Victory 0–0 (8–7 p) Wellington Phoenix 8 Brazil Cássio (Adelaide United)
Indonesia Sergio van Dijk (Queensland Roar)
2

Note: All seasons were exclusive to A-League clubs only.

Multiple title winners[edit]

Clubs in bold play in top flight 2017-18 A-League.

Team Champions League Premiers Cup Winners Continental Winners Total
South Melbourne 4 3 2 1 10
Sydney City 4 2 3 - 9
Marconi Stallions 4 3 1 - 8
Melbourne Victory 4 3 1 - 8
Sydney FC 3 3 1 1 8
Adelaide City 3 - 3 1 7
Melbourne Knights 2 4 1 - 7
Brisbane Roar 3 2 - - 5
Perth Glory 2 3 - - 5
Sydney Olympic 2 1 2 - 5
Wollongong Wolves 2 1 - 1 4
Adelaide United 1 2 1 - 4
Sydney United - 3 1 - 4
APIA Leichhardt - 1 3 - 4
Central Coast Mariners 1 2 - - 3
St George 2 - - - 2
Western Sydney Wanderers - 1 - 1 2
Brisbane City - - 2 - 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hay, Roy; Murray, Bill, eds. (2006). The world game downunder. Melbourne: Australian Society for Sports History. p. 120. ISBN 0975761668. 
  2. ^ Phoenix seek Champions League resolution
  3. ^ a b c d e f Andrew Robinson (8 June 2016). "Australia Cup 1962-1968".