2012–13 A-League

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The 2012–13 A-League was the 36th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the eighth season of the Australian A-League since its establishment in 2004. The 2012–13 season saw the introduction of a new Western Sydney-based team, the return of Newcastle Jets FC after their A-League licence was returned by FFA, and the end of Gold Coast United after they were removed from the competition at the end of the previous season.[1][2][3] This season was also the last A-League season to be broadcast exclusively on paid television, after SBS obtained the rights to a live Friday night game each week of the A-League season, and all A-League finals games on a one-hour delay, on a $160 million four-year broadcast deal, effective from the 2013–14 A-League season onwards.[4][5]

A-League
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Season2012–13
Dates5 October 2012 – 21 April 2013
ChampionsCentral Coast Mariners (1st title)
PremiersWestern Sydney Wanderers (1st title)
Champions League
Matches played135
Goals scored370 (2.74 per match)
Top goalscorerDaniel McBreen
(19 goals)
Best goalkeeperAnte Covic
Biggest home winSydney FC 7–1 Wellington Phoenix
(19 January 2013)
Biggest away winNewcastle Jets 0–3 Wellington Phoenix
(18 November 2012)
Newcastle Jets 0–3 Western Sydney Wanderers
(29 March 2013)
Highest scoringCentral Coast Mariners 7–2 Sydney FC
(3 November 2012)
Longest winning runWestern Sydney Wanderers (10)
Longest unbeaten runWestern Sydney Wanderers (13)
Longest winless runPerth Glory (8)
Longest losing run
Highest attendance42,032
Lowest attendance3,060
Average attendance12,341

ClubsEdit

Team City Home ground Capacity
Adelaide United Adelaide Hindmarsh Stadium 17,000
Brisbane Roar Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 52,500
Central Coast Mariners Gosford Bluetongue Stadium 20,119
Melbourne Heart Melbourne AAMI Park 30,050
Melbourne Victory Melbourne Etihad Stadium
AAMI Park
56,347
30,050
Newcastle Jets Newcastle Hunter Stadium 33,000
Perth Glory Perth NIB Stadium
Patersons Stadium
20,500
43,500
Sydney FC Sydney Allianz Stadium 45,500
Wellington Phoenix Wellington Westpac Stadium 36,000
Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney Parramatta Stadium 21,487

Personnel and kit specificationsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit partner
Adelaide United   Michael Valkanis   Eugene Galeković Kappa Unleash Solar
Brisbane Roar   Mike Mulvey   Matt Smith Puma The Coffee Club
Central Coast Mariners   Graham Arnold   John Hutchinson Kappa Masterfoods
Melbourne Heart   John Aloisi   Fred Kappa Westpac
Melbourne Victory   Ange Postecoglou   Adrian Leijer Adidas[6] Adecco
Newcastle Jets   Gary van Egmond   Ruben Zadkovich ISC Hunter Ports
Perth Glory   Alistair Edwards   Jacob Burns X-blades QBE Insurance
Sydney FC   Frank Farina   Terry McFlynn Adidas Webjet
Wellington Phoenix   Chris Greenacre   Andrew Durante Adidas Sony
Western Sydney Wanderers   Tony Popovic   Michael Beauchamp Nike[7] NRMA Insurance

TransfersEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Melbourne Heart   John van 't Schip Mutual Termination 1 February 2012[8] Pre-season   John Aloisi 8 May 2012[9]
Sydney FC   Vitezslav Lavicka Contract expired 3 February 2012[10]   Ian Crook 14 May 2012[11]
Melbourne Victory   Jim Magilton Contract expired 1 April 2012[12]   Ange Postecoglou 26 April 2012[13]
Western Sydney Wanderers Inaugural 4 April 2012[3]   Tony Popovic 17 May 2012[14]
Brisbane Roar   Ange Postecoglou Resigned 24 April 2012[15]   Rado Vidošić 25 April 2012[16]
Sydney FC   Ian Crook Resigned 11 November 2012 8th   Frank Farina 28 November 2012[17]
Brisbane Roar   Rado Vidošić Mutual Consent 19 December 2012 9th   Mike Mulvey 19 December 2012[18]
Adelaide United   John Kosmina Resigned 28 January 2013 4th   Michael Valkanis 28 January 2013[18]
Perth Glory   Ian Ferguson Termination 11 February 2013[19] 10th   Alistair Edwards 11 February 2013[19]
Wellington Phoenix   Ricki Herbert Resigned 26 February 2013[20] 10th   Chris Greenacre 26 February 2013[20]

Foreign playersEdit

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa foreigner(s) Former player(s)
Adelaide United   Marcelo Carrusca   Jerónimo   Sergio van Dijk   Fábio Ferreira   Cássio1   Sergio van Dijk
Brisbane Roar   Besart Berisha   Henrique   Thomas Broich   Stef Nijland   Do Dong-Hyun
Central Coast Mariners   Patrick Zwaanswijk   Michael McGlinchey   Nick Montgomery   John Hutchinson2
  Brad McDonald2
Melbourne Heart   Jonatan Germano   Fred   Josip Tadic   Patrick Gerhardt   Marcel Meeuwis
Melbourne Victory   Marcos Flores   Guilherme Finkler   Adama Traore   Jonathan Bru   Marco Rojas
Newcastle Jets   Bernardo Ribeiro   Michael Bridges   Emile Heskey   Dominik Ritter   Tiago
Perth Glory   Matías Córdoba   Liam Miller   Ryo Nagai   Steven McGarry   Storm Roux2
  Shane Smeltz2
  Ndumba Makeche1
  Billy Mehmet
Sydney FC   Fabio   Kruno Lovrek   Alessandro Del Piero   Pascal Bosschaart   Yairo Yau   Tiago3
  Vedran Janjetović1
  Ali Abbas1
  Terry McFlynn1
Wellington Phoenix   Paul Ifill   Stein Huysegems   Benjamin Totori   Dani Sánchez   Alex Smith   Manny Muscat2
Western Sydney Wanderers   Dino Kresinger   Mateo Poljak   Jérome Polenz   Iacopo La Rocca   Youssouf Hersi   Shinji Ono5
  Kwabena Appiah2

The following do not fill a Visa position:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Australian Residency (and New Zealand Residency, in the case of Wellington Phoenix);
2Australian residents (and New Zealand residents, 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 ten games)
5Additional Expansion Club Visa Player

Salary cap exemptions and captainsEdit

Club Australian Marquee International Marquee Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United   Dario Vidosic[21]   Sergio van Dijk[22][note 1]   Eugene Galekovic[24]   Cássio[24]
Brisbane Roar None   Thomas Broich[25]   Matt Smith[26]   Shane Stefanutto[26]
Central Coast Mariners None None   John Hutchinson[27]   Patrick Zwaanswijk[27]
Melbourne Heart None   Fred[28]   Fred[28]   Matt Thompson[29]
Melbourne Victory   Archie Thompson[30][31]   Marcos Flores[32]   Adrian Leijer[33]   Mark Milligan[34]
Newcastle Jets None   Emile Heskey[35]   Jobe Wheelhouse[36]
  Ruben Zadkovich[note 2][38]
  Ryan Griffiths[citation needed]
Perth Glory None   Shane Smeltz[39]   Jacob Burns[40]   Michael Thwaite[41]
Sydney FC   Brett Emerton[42]   Alessandro Del Piero[43]   Terry McFlynn[44]   Alessandro Del Piero[45]
  Brett Emerton[45]
Wellington Phoenix None None   Andrew Durante[46]   Ben Sigmund[47]
Western Sydney Wanderers None   Shinji Ono[48]   Michael Beauchamp[49]   Tarek Elrich[50]
  Nikolai Topor-Stanley[51]

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 18 3 6 41 21 +20 57 Finals Series and 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Central Coast Mariners (C) 27 16 6 5 48 22 +26 54
3 Melbourne Victory 27 13 5 9 48 45 +3 44 Finals Series and 2014 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off[a]
4 Adelaide United 27 12 5 10 38 37 +1 41 Finals Series
5 Brisbane Roar 27 10 5 12 33 29 +4 35
6 Perth Glory 27 9 5 13 29 31 −2 32
7 Sydney FC 27 9 5 13 41 51 −10 32
8 Newcastle Jets 27 8 7 12 30 45 −15 31
9 Melbourne Heart 27 8 3 16 31 40 −9 27
10 Wellington Phoenix[b] 27 7 6 14 31 49 −18 27
Updated to match(es) played on 30 March 2013. Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winner of 2013 A-League Grand Final (Central Coast Mariners) qualified for the 2014 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 3rd placed team qualified for the qualifying play-off of 2014 AFC Champions League.
  2. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Home and away seasonEdit

The 2012–13 season sees each team play 27 games, kicking off on 5 October 2012, and concluding on 31 March 2013.[52]

Week 1Edit

5 October 2012 Melbourne Victory1–2Melbourne HeartEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEST Rojas   26' Report
Attendance: 42,032
Referee: Jarred Gillett
6 October 2012 Wellington Phoenix2–0Sydney FCWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday 19:30 NZDT
Report Attendance: 12,057
Referee: Peter Green
7 October 2012 Newcastle Jets0–2Adelaide UnitedHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Sunday 15:00 AEDT Report
Attendance: 14,868
Referee: Shaun Evans
7 October 2012 Perth Glory1–0Brisbane RoarPatersons Stadium, Perth
Sunday 14:00 AWST Mehmet   88' Report Attendance: 14,085
Referee: Ben Williams

Week 2Edit

12 October 2012 Adelaide United1–0Western Sydney WanderersHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:00 ACDT Neumann   70' Report Attendance: 8,950
Referee: Brenton Hayward
13 October 2012 Sydney FC2–3Newcastle JetsAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 35,419
Referee: Chris Beath
13 October 2012 Brisbane Roar5–0Melbourne VictorySuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 18:45 AEST
Report Attendance: 17,364
Referee: Strebre Delovski
14 October 2012 Melbourne Heart1–1Wellington PhoenixAAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 15:00 AEDT
Report Ifill   45' (pen.) Attendance: 10,097
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Week 3Edit

19 October 2012 Melbourne Victory2–1Adelaide UnitedEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report Vidošić   50' (pen.) Attendance: 19,174
Referee: Peter Green
20 October 2012 Newcastle Jets2–1Central Coast MarinersHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Ibini-Isei   71' Attendance: 15,289
Referee: Ben Williams
21 October 2012 Wellington Phoenix1–1Brisbane RoarWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT Huysegems   16' Report Berisha   39' Attendance: 9,182
Referee: Adam Kersey
21 October 2012 Perth Glory2–0Melbourne Heartnib Stadium (reduced capacity), Perth
Sunday 14:00 AWST
Report Attendance: 7,548
Referee: Matthew Gillett

Week 4Edit

26 October 2012 Newcastle Jets2–1Melbourne VictoryHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Friday 19:30 AEDT Heskey   54'56' Report Thompson   71' Attendance: 13,912
Referee: Alan Milliner
27 October 2012 Adelaide United3–1Wellington PhoenixHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Saturday 17:00 ACDT
Report
Attendance: 8,497
Referee: Jarred Gillett
27 October 2012 Brisbane Roar0–1Western Sydney WanderersSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 18:45 AEST Report Bridge   19' Attendance: 12,663
Referee: Lucien Laverdure
28 October 2012 Sydney FC2–1Perth GloryANZ Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 22,128
Referee: Peter Green

Week 5Edit

2 November 2012 Western Sydney Wanderers2–1Melbourne HeartParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Friday 19:30 AEST
Report Tadić   57' Attendance: 8,075
Referee: Regis Queffelec
3 November 2012 Perth Glory3–2Newcastle Jetsnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST
Report
Attendance: 9,293
Referee: Alan Milliner
3 November 2012 Central Coast Mariners7–2Sydney FCBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 19:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 15,686
Referee: Strebre Delovski
4 November 2012 Brisbane Roar0–1Adelaide UnitedSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sunday 16:00 AEST Report Vidošić   3' Attendance: 12,856
Referee: Chris Beath
5 November 2012 Melbourne Victory3–2Wellington PhoenixEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
Monday 19:30 AEDT
Report Brockie   81'90+2' Attendance: 20,683
Referee: Shaun Evans

Week 6Edit

9 November 2012 Melbourne Heart4–1Brisbane RoarAAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report Henrique   82' Attendance: 5,466
Referee: Shaun Evans
10 November 2012 Western Sydney Wanderers1–2Newcastle JetsParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEST Gibbs   15' Report
Attendance: 9,011
Referee: Brenton Hayward
10 November 2012 Sydney FC2–3Melbourne VictoryAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 21,531
Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
11 November 2012 Wellington Phoenix0–1Central Coast MarinersWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT Report McBreen   68' Attendance: 6,568
Referee: Lucien Lavendure
11 November 2012 Adelaide United1–1Perth GloryHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday 16:30 ACDT Vidošić   48' Report Mehmet   42' Attendance: 9,212
Referee: Peter O'Leary

Week 7Edit

16 November 2012 Brisbane Roar4–2Sydney FCSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 19:00 AEST
Report Del Piero   41'48' Attendance: 22,970
Referee: Alan Milliner
17 November 2012 Adelaide United1–0Melbourne HeartHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Saturday 17:00 ACDT Neumann   58' Report Attendance: 8,816
Referee: Ben Williams
17 November 2012 Melbourne Victory2–2Central Coast MarinersEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 19,462
Referee: Strebre Delovski
18 November 2012 Newcastle Jets0–3Wellington PhoenixHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Sunday 15:00 AEDT Report
Attendance: 13,116
Referee: Chris Beath

Week 8Edit

23 November 2012 Sydney FC1–2Adelaide UnitedAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Friday 19:30 AEDT Yau   56' Report
Attendance: 13,317
Referee: Peter Green
24 November 2012 Melbourne Heart3–3Newcastle JetsAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 7,125
Referee: Jarred Gillett
24 November 2012 Perth Glory1–1Wellington Phoenixnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST Smeltz   62' Report Brockie   73' Attendance: 7,982
Referee: Strebre Delovski
25 November 2012 Central Coast Mariners2–1Brisbane RoarBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report Murdocca   32' Attendance: 9,084
Referee: Chris Beath

Week 9Edit

30 November 2012 Melbourne Victory1–0Perth GloryAAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEDT Rojas   58' Report Attendance: 17,676
Referee: Jarred Gillett
1 December 2012 Central Coast Mariners2–1Adelaide UnitedBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Djite   17' Attendance: 6,885
Referee: Alan Milliner
1 December 2012 Brisbane Roar1–0Newcastle JetsSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 18:45 AEST
Report Attendance: 12,546
Referee: Brenton Hayward
2 December 2012 Wellington Phoenix1–0Western Sydney WanderersWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT Brockie   22' Report Attendance: 5,405
Referee: Matthew Gillett
2 December 2012 Sydney FC0–0Melbourne HeartAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 AEDT Report Attendance: 12,425
Referee: Strebre Delovski

Week 10Edit

7 December 2012 Adelaide United4–2Melbourne VictoryHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:00 ACDT
Report
Attendance: 14,115
Referee: Chris Beath
8 December 2012 Melbourne Heart1–0Perth GloryAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT Mebrahtu   89' Report Attendance: 4,505
Referee: Peter Green
8 December 2012 Newcastle Jets0–2Central Coast MarinersHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Report McBreen   49'66' Attendance: 13,122
Referee: Jarred Gillett
9 December 2012 Wellington Phoenix1–2Sydney FCWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT Brockie   90+2' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 7,375
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
9 December 2012 Western Sydney Wanderers1–0Brisbane RoarParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 AEST Ono   87' (pen.) Report Attendance: 6,755
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 11Edit

14 December 2012 Perth Glory3–0Newcastle Jetsnib Stadium, Perth
Friday 18:45 AWST
Report Attendance: 6,967
Referee: Ben Williams
14 December 2012 Central Coast Mariners2–0Melbourne HeartBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Friday 19:30 AEDT Bojić   50'69' Report Attendance: 6,921
Referee: Lucien Laverdure
15 December 2012 Melbourne Victory1–1Brisbane RoarAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT Milligan   49' Report Halloran   24' Attendance: 17,128
Referee: Jarred Gillett
15 December 2012 Sydney FC0–2Western Sydney WanderersAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Report
Attendance: 26,176
Referee: Chris Beath
16 December 2012 Adelaide United3–1Wellington PhoenixHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday 16:30 ACDT
Report Sánchez   81' Attendance: 8,657
Referee: Strebre Delovski

Week 12Edit

21 December 2012 Western Sydney Wanderers6–1Adelaide UnitedParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Friday 19:00 AEDT
Report Vidošić   68' Attendance: 9,056
Referee: Jarred Gillett
21 December 2012 Brisbane Roar0–1Perth GlorySuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 20:00 AEST Report McGarry   45' Attendance: 11,352
Referee: Peter Green
22 December 2012 Newcastle Jets2–1Sydney FCHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Yau   32' Attendance: 17,402
Referee: Strebre Delovski
22 December 2012 Melbourne Heart1–2Melbourne VictoryAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Fred   81' Report
Attendance: 26,457
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 13Edit

26 December 2012 Adelaide United0–1Brisbane RoarHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Wednesday 19:00 ACDT Report Henrique   65' Attendance: 11,035
Referee: Adam Kersey
27 December 2012 Wellington Phoenix3–2Melbourne HeartWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Thursday 19:30 NZDT
Report
Attendance: 6,401
Referee: Shaun Evans
27 December 2012 Sydney FC1–0Central Coast MarinersAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Thursday 19:30 AEDT Emerton   89' Report Attendance: 16,887
Referee: Peter Green
27 December 2012 Perth Glory1–1Western Sydney WanderersPatersons Stadium, Perth
Thursday 18:45 AWST Ward   87' Report Haliti   38' Attendance: 9,236
Referee: Ben Williams
28 December 2012 Melbourne Victory3–2Newcastle JetsAAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 21,054
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones

Week 14Edit

31 December 2012 Adelaide United3–0Sydney FCHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Monday 19:30 ACDT
Report Attendance: 10,934
Referee: Jarred Gillett
1 January 2013 Melbourne Heart2–1Newcastle JetsAAMI Park, Melbourne
Tuesday 16:00 AEDT
Report Griffiths   18' (pen.) Attendance: 5,641
Referee: Chris Beath
1 January 2013 Western Sydney Wanderers2–1Melbourne VictoryParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Tuesday 18:15 AEDT Ono   42'79' Report Dilevski   72' Attendance: 13,659
Referee: Lucian Laverdure
1 January 2013 Brisbane Roar2–1Wellington PhoenixSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Tuesday 19:30 AEST
Report
Attendance: 11,358
Referee: Tim McGilchrist

Week 15Edit

5 January 2013 Newcastle Jets0–0Adelaide UnitedHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 17:30 AEDT Report Attendance: 10,721
Referee: Matthew Gillett
5 January 2013 Perth Glory2–2Sydney FCnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST Smeltz   39'80' Report
Attendance: 9,817
Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
5 January 2013 Melbourne Victory2–0Wellington PhoenixAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report Attendance: 18,609
Referee: Ben Williams
6 January 2013 Melbourne Heart3–2Brisbane RoarAAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 16:00 AEDT
Report Berisha   74' (pen.)76' Attendance: 6,303
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 16Edit

11 January 2013 Adelaide United3–2Perth GloryHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:00 ACDT
Report
Attendance: 10,129
Referee: Peter Green
12 January 2013 Newcastle Jets1–0Brisbane RoarHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Griffiths   47' Report Attendance: 10,164
Referee: Strebre Delovski
13 January 2013 Wellington Phoenix0–2Western Sydney WanderersWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT Report
Attendance: 6,608
Referee: Shaun Evans
13 January 2013 Sydney FC2–1Melbourne HeartAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report Garcia   24' Attendance: 13,125
Referee: Peter O'Leary

Week 17Edit

18 January 2013 Melbourne Heart2–0Adelaide UnitedAAMI Park, Melbourne
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report Attendance: 7,181
Referee: Lucien Laverdure
19 January 2013 Sydney FC7–1Wellington PhoenixAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Sigmund   79' Attendance: 12,691
Referee: Kris Griffith-Jones
19 January 2013 Perth Glory0–1Melbourne Victorynib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST Report Jamieson   24' (o.g.) Attendance: 7,603
Referee: Regis Queffelec
19 January 2013 Central Coast Mariners0–0Newcastle JetsBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Report Attendance: 11,249
Referee: Alan Milliner
20 January 2013 Brisbane Roar1–2Western Sydney WanderersSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sunday 16:00 AEST Nichols   22' Report
Attendance: 11,917
Referee: Matthew Gillett

Week 18Edit

25 January 2013 Central Coast Mariners3–1Adelaide UnitedBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report Bowles   39' Attendance: 8,294
Referee: Peter O'Leary
26 January 2013 Melbourne Victory3–1Sydney FCAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 26,882
Referee: Chris Beath
26 January 2013 Perth Glory0–1Brisbane Roarnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST Report Meyer   15' Attendance: 4,821
Referee: Alan Milliner
27 January 2013 Wellington Phoenix1–1Newcastle JetsWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT
Report
Attendance: 6,429
Referee: Ben Williams

Week 19Edit

1 February 2013 Brisbane Roar2–2Central Coast MarinersSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Friday 19:00 AEST Berisha   47'69' Report
Attendance: 10,604
Referee: Lucien Laverdure
2 February 2013 Wellington Phoenix1–0Perth GloryEden Park, Auckland
Saturday 17:00 NZDT Brockie   42' Report Attendance: 11,566
Referee: Adam Kersey
2 February 2013 Newcastle Jets2–2Sydney FCHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Saturday 17:30 AEDT Griffiths   15' (pen.)89' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 12,428
Referee: Jarred Gillett
2 February 2013 Melbourne Victory2–1Melbourne HeartEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report Williams   73' Attendance: 41,203
Referee: Strebre Delovski
3 February 2013 Adelaide United2–4Western Sydney WanderersHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Sunday 16:30 ACDT
Report
Attendance: 9,686
Referee: Chris Beath

Week 20Edit

9 February 2013 Melbourne Heart2–0Perth GloryAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Attendance: 6,096
Referee: Alan Milliner
10 February 2013 Sydney FC2–1Brisbane RoarAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report Berisha   45' (pen.) Attendance: 14,589
Referee: Ben Williams

Week 21Edit

15 February 2013 Newcastle Jets2–0Melbourne HeartHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Friday 19:30 AEDT
Report Attendance: 11,396
Referee: Chris Beath
16 February 2013 Sydney FC2–1Adelaide UnitedAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Jurić   78' Attendance: 15,602
Referee: Strebre Delovski
16 February 2013 Perth Glory2–1Central Coast Marinersnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST
Report Ibini-Isei   13' Attendance: 5,909
Referee: Jarred Gillett
16 February 2013 Melbourne Victory1–2Western Sydney WanderersAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Pain   75' Report
Attendance: 21,638
Referee: Peter Green
17 February 2013 Brisbane Roar2–0Wellington PhoenixSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sunday 16:00 AEST
Report Attendance: 9,282
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 22Edit

22 February 2013 Newcastle Jets0–0Brisbane RoarHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Friday 19:30 AEDT Report Attendance: 8,310
Referee: Lucien Laverdue
23 February 2013 Western Sydney Wanderers1–0Perth GloryParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEST Mooy   58' Report Attendance: 11,772
Referee: Ben Williams
23 February 2013 Central Coast Mariners6–2Melbourne VictoryBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 6,081
Referee: Strebre Delovski
24 February 2013 Wellington Phoenix2–2Adelaide UnitedWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT
Report
Attendance: 4,892
Referee: Tim McGilchrist
24 February 2013 Melbourne Heart3–1Sydney FCAAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report J. Griffiths   58' Attendance: 13,752
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 23Edit

2 March 2013 Adelaide United0–1Brisbane RoarHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Saturday 17:00 ACDT Report
Attendance: 6,878
Referee: Shaun Evans
2 March 2013 Central Coast Mariners0–1Western Sydney WanderersBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Report Haliti   81' Attendance: 18,721
Referee: Alan Milliner
2 March 2013 Perth Glory2–1Sydney FCnib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST
Report
Attendance: 8,378
Referee: Strebre Delovski
3 March 2013 Wellington Phoenix1–0Melbourne HeartForsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin
Sunday 16:30 NZDT
Report Attendance: 3,060
Referee: Brenton Hayward
3 March 2013 Melbourne Victory5–0Newcastle JetsAAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday 17:00 AEDT
Report Attendance: 17,778
Referee: Jarred Gillett

Week 24Edit

8 March 2013 Newcastle Jets1–2Perth GloryHunter Stadium, Newcastle
Friday 19:30 AEDT Taggart   45+2' Report
Attendance: 10,807
Referee: Adam Kersey
9 March 2013 Sydney FC2–0Central Coast MarinersAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Attendance: 16,155
Referee: Jarred Gillett
9 March 2013 Brisbane Roar1–1Melbourne VictorySuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday 21:45 AEDT Franjic   60' Report Broxham   11' Attendance: 12,624
Referee: Peter Green
11 March 2013 Melbourne Heart0–2Adelaide UnitedAAMI Park, Melbourne
Monday 19:30 AEDT Report
Attendance: 5,393
Referee: Chris Beath

Week 25Edit

15 March 2013 Adelaide United1–1Newcastle JetsHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
Friday 19:00 ACDT Carrusca   49' Report Bridges   44' Attendance: 7,284
Referee: Lucien Laverdue
16 March 2013 Melbourne Heart1–3Western Sydney WanderersAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT Mebrahtu   39' Report
Attendance: 6,101
Referee: Ben Williams
16 March 2013 Sydney FC1–1Melbourne VictoryAllianz Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:45 AEDT Yau   85' Report Milligan   3' Attendance: 22,233
Referee: Strebre Delovski
17 March 2013 Perth Glory1–2Wellington Phoenixnib Stadium, Perth
Sunday 16:00 AWST Nagai   76' Report
Attendance: 6,360
Referee: Tim McGilchrist
17 March 2013 Central Coast Mariners1–0Brisbane RoarBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Sunday 17:00 AEDT Ibini-Isei   34' Report Attendance: 7,225
Referee: Alan Milliner

Week 26Edit

27 February 2013 Wellington Phoenix1–2Newcastle JetsWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Wednesday 19:00 NZDT Brockie   60' Report
Attendance: 4,025
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
23 March 2013 Melbourne Victory2–3Perth GloryAAMI Park, Melbourne
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 16,839
Referee: Peter O'Leary
23 March 2013 Western Sydney Wanderers1–1Sydney FCParramatta Stadium, Sydney
Saturday 19:45 AEDT
Report
Attendance: 19,585
Referee: Alan Milliner
24 March 2013 Brisbane Roar2–0Melbourne HeartSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Sunday 16:00 AEST
Report Attendance: 9,869
Referee: Jarred Gillett

Week 27Edit

28 March 2013 Brisbane Roar3–1Sydney FCSuncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Thursday 19:00 AEST
Report Del Piero   84' (pen.) Attendance: 19,010
Referee: Peter Green
30 March 2013 Central Coast Mariners2–1Melbourne HeartBluetongue Stadium, Gosford
Saturday 17:30 AEDT
Report Garcia   73' Attendance: 8,271
Referee: Jarred Gillett
30 March 2013 Perth Glory1–1Adelaide Unitednib Stadium, Perth
Saturday 18:45 AWST Zahra   58' Report Barker-Daish   90' Attendance: 16,707
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
31 March 2013 Wellington Phoenix2–3Melbourne VictoryWestpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday 16:30 NZDT
Report
Attendance: 6,813
Referee: Adam Kersey

Table of resultsEdit

Abbreviation and Colour Key:
  • Win
  • Loss
  • Draw
  • Home
Club Match
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Adelaide United NUJ WSW MV WP BR PG MH SFC CCM MV WP WSW BR SFC NUJ PG MH CCM WSW MV SFC WP BR MH NUJ CCM PG
0–2 1–0 2–1 3–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–2 2–1 4–2 3–1 6–1 0–1 3–0 0–0 3–2 2–0 3–1 2–4 1–0 2–1 2–2 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 | | |
Brisbane Roar PG MV WP WSW AU MH SFC CCM NUJ WSW MV PG AU WP MH NUJ WSW PG CCM SFC WP NUJ AU MV CCM MH SFC
1–0 5–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 4–1 4–2 2–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 2–1 3–2 1–0 1–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 3–1 | | |
Central Coast Mariners WSW PG NUJ MH SFC WP MV BR AU NUJ MH WP SFC PG WSW MV NUJ AU BR WP PG MV WSW SFC BR AU MH
0–0 1–0 2–1 0–1 7–2 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 2–1 6–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 2–1 | | |
Melbourne Heart MV WP PG CCM WSW BR AU NUJ SFC PG CCM MV WP NUJ BR SFC AU WSW MV PG NUJ SFC WP AU WSW BR CCM
1–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 2–1 4–1 1–0 3–3 0–0 1–0 2–0 1–2 3–2 2–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–0 2–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 2–1 | | |
Melbourne Victory MH BR AU NUJ WP SFC CCM WSW PG AU BR MH NUJ WSW WP CCM PG SFC MH AU WSW CCM NUJ BR SFC PG WP
1–2 5–0 2–1 2–1 3–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 1–0 4–2 1–1 1–2 3–2 2–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 3–1 2–1 1–0 1–2 6–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 | | |
Newcastle Jets AU SFC CCM MV PG WSW WP MH BR CCM PG SFC MV MH AU BR CCM WP SFC WSW MH BR WP MV PG AU WSW
0–2 2–3 2–1 2–1 3–2 1–2 0–3 3–3 1–0 0–2 3–0 2–1 3–2 2–1 0–0 1–0 0–0 1–1 2–2 2–1 2–0 0–0 1–2 5–0 1–2 1–1 0–3 | | |
Perth Glory BR CCM MH SFC NUJ AU WSW WP MV MH NUJ BR WSW CCM SFC AU MV BR WP MH CCM WSW SFC NUJ WP MV AU
1–0 1–0 2–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 3–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–2 3–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 2–1 1–0 2–1 1–2 1–2 2–3 1–1 | | |
Sydney FC WP NUJ WSW PG CCM MV BR AU MH WP WSW NUJ CCM AU PG MH WP MV NUJ BR AU MH PG CCM MV WSW BR
2–0 2–3 0–1 2–1 7–2 2–3 4–2 1–2 0–0 1–2 0–2 2–1 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–1 7–1 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 3–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 | | |
Wellington Phoenix SFC MH BR AU MV CCM NUJ PG WSW SFC AU CCM MH BR MV WSW SFC NUJ PG CCM BR AU NUJ MH WSW PG MV
2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 0–1 0–3 1–1 1–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–1 2–0 0–2 7–1 1–1 1–0 5–0 2–0 2–2 1–2 1–0 2–1 1–2 2–3 | | |
Western Sydney Wanderers CCM AU SFC BR MH NUJ PG MV WP BR SFC AU PG MV CCM WP BR MH AU NUJ MV PG CCM WP MH SFC NUJ
0–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–1 1–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 6–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 1–0 2–4 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–1 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–3 | | |


Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
Western Sydney Wanderers5810857568444434443322211111
Central Coast Mariners546321221111111111111122222
Melbourne Victory71091065633333343332233433333
Adelaide United111112112222222224444344444
Brisbane Roar8557910897999867897687867755
Perth Glory46243445685555568910109999876
Sydney FC99857810101010101091010978865785567
Newcastle Jets973243344566788565576656688
Melbourne Heart33791069897881096756758578999
Wellington Phoenix1246897756776791010109910101010101010
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to Finals series
Source:[citation needed]
Notes: Adelaide United were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 1, as were Central Coast Mariners and Western Sydney Wanderers, and Newcastle Jets and Sydney FC.

Finals seriesEdit

In its eighth season the A-League has adopted a new knock-out format for the finals with six teams competing over a three-week series climaxing in the decider. As a result, the play-offs have been reduced from four to three weeks and the top two teams no longer receive a double chance. Instead they will get the opening week of the final series off and will only need to win one game to make the grand final.

Elimination Finals   Semi Finals   Grand Final
                   
      Western Sydney Wanderers 2  
Adelaide United 1     Brisbane Roar 0  
Brisbane Roar 2       Western Sydney Wanderers 0
    Central Coast Mariners 2
      Central Coast Mariners 1
Melbourne Victory (a.e.t.) 2     Melbourne Victory 0  
Perth Glory 1  

Elimination FinalsEdit

5 April 2013 Melbourne Victory2–1 (a.e.t.)Perth GloryEtihad Stadium, Melbourne
19:30 AEDT
Report Nagai   15' Attendance: 22,902
Referee: Jarred Gillett
7 April 2013 Adelaide United1–2Brisbane RoarHindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide
16:30 ACST Vidošić   89' Report
Attendance: 10,234
Referee: Chris Beath

Semi FinalsEdit

12 April 2013 Western Sydney Wanderers2–0Brisbane RoarParramatta Stadium, Sydney
19:30 AEST
Report Attendance: 19,369
Referee: Alan Milliner

Grand FinalEdit

Season statisticsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 31 March 2013
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Daniel McBreen Central Coast Mariners 17
2   Jeremy Brockie Wellington Phoenix 16
3   Marco Rojas Melbourne Victory 15
4   Besart Berisha Brisbane Roar 14
  Alessandro Del Piero Sydney FC
6   Mark Bridge Western Sydney Wanderers 11
7   Ryan Griffiths Newcastle Jets 9
  Emile Heskey Newcastle Jets
  Dario Vidošić Adelaide United
10   Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory 8
  Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory

Own goalsEdit

Player Team Against Week
  Patrick Gerhardt Melbourne Heart Western Sydney Wanderers 5
  Sebastian Ryall Sydney FC Central Coast Mariners 5
  Michael Beauchamp Western Sydney Wanderers Melbourne Victory 8
  Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix Melbourne Heart 13
  Scott Jamieson Perth Glory Melbourne Victory 17
  Sebastian Ryall Sydney FC Melbourne Victory 18
  Trent Sainsbury Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Victory 22

AttendancesEdit

These are the attendance records of each of the teams at the end of the home and away season. The table does not include finals series attendances.

Team Hosted Average High Low Total
Melbourne Victory 14 21,885 42,032 16,839 306,396
Sydney FC 13 18,637 35,419 12,425 242,278
Brisbane Roar 13 13,417 22,970 9,282 174,415
Newcastle Jets 13 13,388 22,518 8,310 174,043
Western Sydney Wanderers 14 12,466 19,585 6,755 174,520
Central Coast Mariners 13 9,921 18,721 6,081 128,974
Adelaide United 14 9,592 14,115 6,878 134,287
Perth Glory 14 8,819 16,707 4,821 123,466
Melbourne Heart 13 8,560 26,457 4,505 111,284
Wellington Phoenix 14 6,882 12,057 3,060 96,342
{{{T11}}} 0 0 0 0 0
{{{T12}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 135 12,341 42,032 3,060 1,666,005

Updated to 3 February 2013

Top 10 Season AttendancesEdit

Attendance Round Date Home Score Away Venue Weekday Time of Day
42,102 GF 21 April 2013 Western Sydney Wanderers 0–2 Central Coast Mariners Allianz Stadium Sunday Afternoon
42,032 1 5 October 2012 Melbourne Victory 1–2 Melbourne Heart Etihad Stadium Friday Night
41,203 19 2 February 2013 Melbourne Victory 2–1 Melbourne Heart Etihad Stadium Saturday Night
35,419 2 13 October 2012 Sydney FC 2–3 Newcastle Jets Allianz Stadium Saturday Dusk
26,882 18 26 January 2013 Melbourne Victory 3–1 Sydney FC AAMI Park Saturday Dusk
26,457 12 22 December 2012 Melbourne Heart 1–2 Melbourne Victory AAMI Park Saturday Night
26,176 11 15 December 2012 Sydney FC 0–2 Western Sydney Wanderers Allianz Stadium Saturday Night
22,970 7 16 November 2012 Brisbane Roar 4–2 Sydney FC Suncorp Stadium Friday Night
22,902 EF 5 April 2013 Melbourne Victory 2–1 Perth Glory Etihad Stadium Friday Night
22,518 27 29 March 2013 Newcastle Jets 0–3 Western Sydney Wanderers Hunter Stadium Friday Dusk

DisciplineEdit

The Fair Play Award will go to the team with the lowest points on the fair play ladder at the conclusion of the home and away season.

1 point   Yellow Card
2 points     Second Caution Red Card
3 points   Direct Red Card
Team         Points
Adelaide United 32 0 0 32
Brisbane Roar 30 1 0 32
Central Coast Mariners 30 2 1 37
Melbourne Heart 37 0 1 40
Melbourne Victory 43 1 1 48
Newcastle Jets 44 2 1 51
Perth Glory 40 2 1 47
Sydney FC 45 1 0 47
Wellington Phoenix 29 1 1 34
Western Sydney Wanderers 35 1 2 43
Melbourne Heart 0 0 0 0
Sydney Rovers 0 0 0 0
Totals 365 11 8

Current as of 5 January 2013

Notes

AwardsEdit

NAB Young footballer of the Year AwardEdit

The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award was awarded to the finest U-21 player talent throughout the Hyundai A-League 2012–13 competition, based on a monthly nomination

Month Nominee Club
October 2012   Craig Goodwin[54] Newcastle Jets
November 2012   Tom Rogić[55] Central Coast Mariners
December 2012   Marco Rojas[56] Melbourne Victory
January 2013   Rhyan Grant[57] Sydney FC
February 2013   Bernie Ibini-Isei[58] Central Coast Mariners
March 2013   Trent Sainsbury[59] Central Coast Mariners

End of season awardsEdit

Team of the SeasonEdit

Formation: 4–3–3[60]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Van Dijk was mutually released from his contract and marquee deal by Adelaide United part-way through on 30 January 2013.[23]
  2. ^ Zadkovich replaced Wheelhouse as captain mid-season, after Wheelhouse left the club in January 2013.[37]

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