2013–14 Wellington Phoenix FC season

The 2013–14 Wellington Phoenix FC season was the club's seventh season since its formation in 2007. It competed in the A-League for the seventh time.

Wellington Phoenix
2013–14 season
ChairmanRob Morrison
ManagerErnie Merrick
StadiumWestpac Stadium
A-League9th
Top goalscorerStein Huysegems (11)
Highest home attendance18,056 vs Adelaide United
2 February 2014
Lowest home attendance6,339 vs Sydney FC
22 December 2013

PlayersEdit

First team squadEdit

As of 6 March 2014.[1]

Contracted Players
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1   GK Glen Moss
2   DF Manny Muscat
3   DF Reece Caira
4   DF Luke Adams (Youth)
5   DF Michael Boxall
6   DF Josh Brindell-South (Youth)
7   MF Leo Bertos
8   FW Paul Ifill
9   FW Kenny Cunningham
10   FW Stein Huysegems
11   FW Jeremy Brockie
12   FW Tyler Boyd (Youth)
13   MF Albert Riera
14   MF Alex Rufer (Youth)
No. Position Player
15   MF Jason Hicks
16   MF Louis Fenton (Youth)
17   MF Vince Lia
18   DF Ben Sigmund (Vice Captain)
19   FW Hamish Watson
20   GK Lewis Italiano
21   MF Carlos Hernández
22   DF Andrew Durante (Captain)
23   MF Matthew Ridenton (Youth)
24   FW Roy Krishna (injury cover)
25   DF Shaun Timmins (injury cover)
25   FW Miloš Lujić (international cover)
30   GK Jacob Spoonley (short-term injury cover)
40   GK James McPeake (international cover)

Reserve squadEdit

Football School of Excellence players[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
32   MF Justin Gulley
35   FW Hamish Watson
No. Position Player
39   MF Tobias Bertsch

Contract extensionsEdit

No. Pos. Player Contract extension Expires (Season end)
7 MF Leo Bertos 1 Year[3] 2013–14
15 MF Jason Hicks 2 Years[4] 2014–15
2 DF Manny Muscat 2 Years[5] 2015–16
20 GK Lewis Italiano 1 Year[6] 2014–15
13 MF Albert Riera 1 Year[7] 2014–15
5 DF Michael Boxall 1 Year[7] 2014–15
17 MF Vince Lia 2 Years[8] 2015–16
24 FW Roy Krishna 2 Years[9] 2015–16

TransfersEdit

WinterEdit

InEdit

No. Pos. Player From  Date Notes
19 MF Carlos Hernández United SC 13 February 2013 two-year contract[10]
20 GK Lewis Italiano (Oakleigh Cannons) 18 June 2013 one-year contract[11]
4 DF Luke Adams (Derby County) 14 July 2013 one-year contract[12]
9 FW Kenny Cunningham (The Strongest) 26 July 2013 two-year contract[13]
3 DF Reece Caira Western Sydney Wanderers 31 July 2013 two-year contract[14]
14 MF Alex Rufer Wairarapa United 2 August 2013 three-year contract[15]
6 DF Josh Brindell-South Moreton Bay United 18 September 2013 one-year contract[16]
13 MF Albert Riera Auckland City 7 October 2013 one-year contract[17]
30 GK Jacob Spoonley Team Wellington 10 October 2013 Injury cover (3–4 weeks)[18]
25 MF Jason Hicks Team Wellington 10 October 2013 Injury cover (3–4 weeks)[18]
40 GK James McPeake Team Wellington 10 October 2013 International cover (one week)[18]
24 FW Hamish Watson Team Wellington 10 October 2013 International cover (one week)[18]
23 MF Matthew Ridenton Auckland City 17 October 2013 three-year contract[19]
  Brackets round club names indicate the player's contract with that club had expired before he joined Wellington Phoenix.

OutEdit

No. Pos. Player To  Date Notes
1 GK Mark Paston Retired 31 March 2013 [20]
23 FW Corey Gameiro Fulham 31 March 2013 Loan Return
4 MF Isaka Cernak (Perth Glory) 24 April 2013 [21]
14 DF Ian Hogg (Waitakere United) 24 April 2013 Contract Ended
6 MF Alex Smith (Oakleigh Cannons) 19 May 2013 [22]
3 DF Tony Lochhead (Chivas USA) 9 June 2013 [23]
21 MF Dani Sánchez (Tuen Mun) 9 June 2013 [23]
19 MF Jimmy Downey Ballarat Red Devils 9 June 2013 [23]
23 MF Lucas Pantelis Retired 9 June 2013 [23]
9 FW Benjamin Totori Oakleigh Cannons 14 June 2013 [24]
38 MF Tom Doyle (Team Wellington) 2 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[25]
29 DF Luke Rowe (Team Wellington) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
31 MF Tom Biss (Team Wellington) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
36 DF Alec Solomons (Waitakere United) 27 July 2013 Cut from FSE squad[26]
15 MF Cameron Lindsay (Team Wellington) 25 September 2013 [27]
35 GK Scott Basalaj Partick Thistle 26 September 2013 [28]
  Brackets round a club denote the player joined that club after his Wellington Phoenix contract expired.

Loans outEdit

No. Pos. Player To  Start Date End Date
5 DF Michael Boxall Oakleigh Cannons 8 May 2013[29] 2 September 2013[30]
11 FW Jeremy Brockie Toronto FC 8 May 2013[29] 26 August 2013[30]
20 GK Lewis Italiano Oakleigh Cannons 18 June 2013 1 September 2013[30]

SummerEdit

InEdit

No. Pos. Player From  Date Notes
24 FW Roy Krishna Auckland City 7 January 2014 Injury cover (till end of season)[31]
25 FW Miloš Lujić Northcote City 7 January 2014 International cover (2 weeks)[31]
19 FW Hamish Watson Team Wellington 5 February 2014 Half-year contract[32]
25 DF Shaun Timmins Green Gully 6 March 2014 Injury cover (till end of season)[33]

OutEdit

Technical staffEdit

Position Name
First team Coach Ernie Merrick[34]
Assistant Coach Chris Greenacre[35]
Goalkeeping Coach Jonathan Gould
Strength & Conditioning Coach Lee Spence
High Performance Manager Ed Baranowski
Physiotherapist Wayne Roberts
Masseur Dene Carroll

StatisticsEdit

AppearancesEdit

Rank Player Minutes Played Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 App. GS     Min.
1 Ben Sigmund 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 17 17 0 0 1,530
Vince Lia 90 90  72  74 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 17 17 0 2 1,496
Stein Huysegems  84  31  81  73  80  68 90 90 90 90 90 90 90  79 90 90  71 17 17 0 8 1,377
Albert Riera  35  3  45  67  66  18  67  73 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 [36] 17 13 4 4 1,184
5 Andrew Durante 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Glen Moss 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Manny Muscat 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 16 16 0 0 1,440
Jason Hicks 90  59  18  23  45  58  58  19  19  63  22  12  45  18  79  26 16 6 10 5 654
9 Jeremy Brockie  87 90 90 90 90 90  68 90  51  72 90  58  9  68  19 15 12 3 5 1,062
10 Kenny Cunningham  55  45  9  22 90  78  71  74  68  59  64  72 90  82 14 12 2 10 879
11 Carlos Hernández 90 90 90 90 90 90  64 90  85  78 90  52 90 13 13 0 4 1,089
12 Paul Ifill  35  45  45  17  24  32  32  71  22  27  49 11 3 8 3 399
13 Louis Fenton 90  45 90 90 90 90 90 90 90  41 10 10 0 2 806
Tyler Boyd  6  10  23  16  18  26  32  81  45  64 10 3 7 3 321
15 Reece Caira 90 90 90 90 90  72 90  11 8 7 1 1 623
16 Michael Boxall 90  26  49 90 90 90 90 7 5 2 0 525
Leo Bertos 90 90  16  12  5  31  45 [36] 7 2 5 0 289
18 Matthew Ridenton  17  45  38 3 0 3 0 100
Roy Krishna  11  22  8 3 0 3 0 41
20 Jacob Spoonley 90 1 1 0 0 90
Luke Adams  55 1 1 0 1 55
22 Josh Brindell-South 0 0 0 0 0
Alex Rufer 0 0 0 0 0
Lewis Italiano 0 0 0 0 0
James McPeake 0 0 0 0 0
Hamish Watson 0 0 0 0 0

  Player Started  Player Subbed In  Player Suspended  Player Injured/sick  Player on International Duty  Player Left Club/Not Signed/Loan Expired

Goal scorersEdit

Rank Player Goals per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Stein Huysegems 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 10
2 Kenny Cunningham 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7
3 Carlos Hernández 1 2 1 1 1 6
4 Jeremy Brockie 1 1 1 1 1 5
5 Paul Ifill 1 1 2
Tyler Boyd 1 1 2
7 Andrew Durante 1 1
Roy Krishna 1 1
Jason Hicks 1 1

  Goal scored from penalty kick

Goal assistsEdit

Rank Player Assists per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27
1 Carlos Hernández 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 8
2 Jeremy Brockie 1 1 1 3
Stein Huysegems 1 1 1 3
4 Tyler Boyd 1 1 2
Reece Caira 1 1 2
Kenny Cunningham 1 1 2
Vince Lia 1 1 2
Manny Muscat 1 1 2
9 Michael Boxall 1 1
Paul Ifill 1 1
Louis Fenton 1 1
Albert Riera 1 1

  Assist earned by winning penalty kick

DisciplineEdit

Rank Player Cards per Round Total
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 6 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27      
1 Manny Muscat                 7 1
2 Kenny Cunningham             6
Michael Boxall             6
4 Andrew Durante           5
5 Albert Riera         4
Jeremy Brockie         4
Carlos Hernández         4
8 Ben Sigmund       2 1
9 Louis Fenton       3
10 Leo Bertos     2
Vince Lia     2
Roy Krishna     2
13 Jacob Spoonley   1
Tyler Boyd   1

  Player Suspended

Goal timesEdit

Times in which goals have been scored in the 2013–14 season
nth Min.   Goals for Wellington Phoenix   Goals against Wellington Phoenix  
01-05
1
0
06-10
0
1
11–15
0
0
16–20
0
3
21–25
4
1
26–30
0
3
31–35
2
2
36–40
3
1
41–45
4
0
46–50
2
3
51–55
0
0
56–60
1
1
61–65
0
1
66–70
1
0
71–75
2
1
76–80
1
0
81–85
3
1
86–90
2
5

Home attendanceEdit

Date Round Attendance Opposition Stadium
13 October 2013 Round 1 8,239   Brisbane Roar Westpac Stadium
27 October 2013 Round 3 9,020   Newcastle Jets McLean Park
9 November 2013 Round 5 9,671   Perth Glory AMI Stadium
1 December 2013 Round 8 7,147   Western Sydney Wanderers Westpac Stadium
14 December 2013 Round 10 6,374   Brisbane Roar
22 December 2013 Round 11 6,339   Sydney FC
12 January 2014 Round 14 7,000   Central Coast Mariners
18 January 2014 Round 15 6,813   Melbourne Victory
1 February 2014 Round 17 18,056   Adelaide United Eden Park
16 February 2014 Round 19 9,767   Melbourne Heart Westpac Stadium
9 March 2014 Round 22 6,401   Perth Glory
29 March 2014 Round 25 6,453   Adelaide United
12 April 2014 Round 27 5,336   Melbourne Victory
Total 106,616
Average 8,201

Pre-season and friendliesEdit

CompetitionsEdit

A-LeagueEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Brisbane Roar (C) 27 16 4 7 43 25 +18 52 Finals Series and 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 11 9 7 34 29 +5 42
3 Central Coast Mariners 27 12 6 9 33 36 −3 42 Finals Series and 2015 AFC Champions League Qualifying play-off[a]
4 Melbourne Victory 27 11 8 8 42 43 −1 41 Finals Series
5 Sydney FC 27 12 3 12 40 38 +2 39
6 Adelaide United 27 10 8 9 45 36 +9 38
7 Newcastle Jets 27 10 6 11 34 34 0 36
8 Perth Glory 27 7 7 13 28 37 −9 28
9 Wellington Phoenix[b] 27 7 7 13 36 51 −15 28
10 Melbourne Heart 27 6 8 13 36 42 −6 26
Updated to match(es) played on 13 April 2014. Source: ultimatealeague.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Since the winner of 2014 A-League Grand Final (Brisbane Roar) qualified for the 2015 AFC Champions League Group stage, the 2nd and 3rd placed teams qualified for the group stage and the qualifying play-off of 2015 AFC Champions League.
  2. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.

Results summaryEdit

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 7 7 13 36 51  −15 28 3 5 5 14 18  −4 4 2 8 22 33  −11

Last updated: 12 April 2014.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Results by roundEdit

Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
GroundHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAAHAAHAH
ResultLDDLDLLDLLWWWDWLWWLWLDDLLLL
Position888999999999999986777888899
Updated to match(es) played on 12 April 2014. Source: ultimatealeague.com
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

MatchesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Match rescheduled due to clash with FIFA World Cup Qualifying match

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Players and Staff". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 30 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Phoenix Youngsters Named". Football Federation Australia. 20 June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Two Contracts For Leo Bertos". Football Federation Australia. 30 April 2013. Retrieved 30 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Plumber Hicks Lands his Dream Job". Football Federation Australia. 24 October 2013. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2013.
  5. ^ Pisani, Sacha (27 December 2013). "Manny Muscat re-signs with Wellington". Football Federation Australia.
  6. ^ "Italiano Extends Phoenix Contract". Football Federation Australia. 14 January 2014.
  7. ^ a b Strachan, Iain (15 January 2014). "Phoenix re-sign Riera, Boxall". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 17 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Early Present For Lia". Football Federation Australia. 11 March 2014.
  9. ^ "Flying Fijian inks new deal". Football Federation Australia. 20 March 2014. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014.
  10. ^ "Phoenix Sign Hernandez". Football Federation Australia. 13 February 2013. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  11. ^ "Merrick makes first signing". Football Federation Australia. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Phoenix sign under-20s captain Luke Adams". New Zealand Herald. 13 July 2013. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Phoenix sign Costa Rican star". New Zealand Herald. 26 July 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Phoenix sign another youth international". New Zealand Herald. 31 July 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Rufer signs three-year deal with Phoenix". New Zealand Herald. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  16. ^ "Phoenix sign Aussie youngster Brindell-South". Stuff.co.nz. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Phoenix Sign Spanish Midfielder". Football Federation Australia. 7 October 2013.
  18. ^ a b c d "Short-term deals with Kiwis prop up Phoenix". Stuff.co.nz. 10 October 2013.
  19. ^ "Ridenton signs for Phoenix". New Zealand Herald. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  20. ^ "Mark Paston to retire". Football Federation Australia. 31 March 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  21. ^ "Miller signs as Glory go back to the future". The West. 24 April 2013. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  22. ^ "Phoenix look set to unveil new coach". New Zealand Herald. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2013.
  23. ^ a b c d "Phoenix release five players". Football Federation Australia. 9 June 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  24. ^ "Totori cut from Phoenix roster". New Zealand Herald. 14 June 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  25. ^ "Carlos Hernandez's visa issues getting sorted". Stuff.co.nz. 2 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  26. ^ a b c "Kenny Cunningham will add pace for Phoenix". Stuff.co.nz. 27 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  27. ^ "Gulley set to gain from Fenton's fall". Stuff.co.nz. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  28. ^ "Basalaj heads back to UK". ASB Premiership.co.nz. 26 September 2013. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  29. ^ a b "Brockie joins MLS side on loan". Football Federation Australia. 8 May 2013. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  30. ^ a b c "Phoenix want Brockie to return on agreed date". Stuff.co.nz. 15 July 2013. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  31. ^ a b "Fijian Goal Machine Signs for Phoenix". Football Federation Australia. 7 January 2014.
  32. ^ "Tears of Joy for Young Striker". Football Federation Australia. 5 February 2014.
  33. ^ "Phoenix Sign Defensive Cover". Football Federation Australia. 6 March 2014.
  34. ^ "Phoenix Appoint A-League's Most Successful Coach". Football Federation Australia. 20 May 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2014. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  35. ^ "Greenacre Appointed Assistant Coach". Football Federation Australia. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
  36. ^ a b "Riera possibly out for a month". New Zealand Herald. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 8 February 2014.

External linksEdit