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The 2015–16 A-League was the 39th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 11th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. Melbourne Victory were both the defending A-League Premiers and Champions. The regular season schedule was released on 29 June 2015. The season commenced on 8 October 2015 and concluded on 10 April 2016. The finals series commenced on 15 April 2016 and concluded with the 2016 Grand Final, held on 1 May 2016.

A-League
A-League text logo.svg
Season 2015–16
Champions Adelaide United (1st Title)
Premiers Adelaide United (2nd Title)
Champions League Adelaide United
Western Sydney Wanderers
Brisbane Roar
Matches played 135
Goals scored 421 (3.12 per match)
Top goalscorer Bruno Fornaroli
(25 goals)
Best goalkeeper Thomas Sørensen
Biggest home win Brisbane Roar 5–0 Melbourne Victory
(12 March 2016)
Biggest away win Newcastle Jets 1–6 Perth Glory
(24 January 2016)
Highest scoring Perth Glory 6–3 Brisbane Roar
(20 February 2016)
Longest winning run Western Sydney Wanderers (7 games)
Longest unbeaten run Adelaide United (14 games)
Longest winless run Central Coast Mariners
Sydney FC (11 games)
Longest losing run Central Coast Mariners (6 games)
Highest attendance 40,539
Sydney FC vs. Western Sydney Wanderers
(24 October 2015)
Lowest attendance 4,514
Central Coast Mariners vs. Melbourne City
(3 December 2015)
Average attendance 12,309
All statistics correct as of 10 April 2016.

The 2016 Grand Final took place on 1 May 2016, with Adelaide United claiming their first Championship with a 3–1 win against Western Sydney Wanderers.

Contents

ClubsEdit

Team City Home Ground Capacity
  Adelaide United Adelaide Coopers Stadium 17,000
  Brisbane Roar Brisbane Suncorp Stadium 52,500
  Central Coast Mariners Gosford Central Coast Stadium 20,119
  Melbourne City 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 20,500
  Sydney FC Sydney Allianz Stadium 45,500
  Wellington Phoenix Wellington Westpac Stadium 36,000
  Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney Pirtek Stadium 21,487

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit partner
Adelaide United   Guillermo Amor   Eugene Galekovic Kappa Veolia
Brisbane Roar   John Aloisi   Matt McKay Umbro Steadfast
Central Coast Mariners   Tony Walmsley   Nick Montgomery Kappa Masterfoods
Melbourne City   John van 't Schip   Patrick Kisnorbo Nike Etihad
Melbourne Victory   Kevin Muscat   Carl Valeri Adidas Community Training Initiatives (h)
Oliana Foods (a)
Newcastle Jets   Scott Miller   Nigel Boogaard BLK Beechwood Homes (h)
Inspirations Paints (a)
Perth Glory   Kenny Lowe   Richard Garcia Macron QBE Insurance
Sydney FC   Graham Arnold   Alex Brosque Puma Webjet
Wellington Phoenix   Ernie Merrick   Andrew Durante Adidas Huawei
Western Sydney Wanderers   Tony Popovic   Nikolai Topor-Stanley Nike NRMA Insurance
  • Additionally, referee kits are made by Umbro.

TransfersEdit

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Brisbane Roar   Frans Thijssen Resigned[1] 26 May 2015 Pre-season   John Aloisi 26 May 2015[2][3]
Newcastle Jets   Phil Stubbins Sacked[4][5] 26 May 2015 Pre-season   Scott Miller 18 June 2015[6][7]
Adelaide United   Josep Gombau Resigned[8] 24 July 2015 Pre-season   Guillermo Amor 24 July 2015[9]

Foreign playersEdit

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa Foreign
Adelaide United   Marcelo Carrusca   Iacopo La Rocca   Sergio Cirio   Isaías   Pablo Sánchez
Brisbane Roar   Jean Carlos Solórzano   Thomas Broich   Jérome Polenz   Corona   Javier Hervás   Henrique1
  Jamie Young2
Central Coast Mariners   Daniel Heffernan   Roy O'Donovan   Fábio Ferreira   Nick Montgomery   Luis García   Mitch Austin1
  Storm Roux2
  Brad McDonald2
Melbourne City   Thomas Sørensen   Harry Novillo   Aaron Hughes   Bruno Fornaroli
Melbourne Victory   Besart Berisha   Guilherme Finkler   Matthieu Delpierre   Kosta Barbarouses   Fahid Ben Khalfallah   Daniel Georgievski2
Newcastle Jets   Leonardo   Mateo Poljak   Morten Nordstrand   Enver Alivodić
Perth Glory   György Sándor   Andy Keogh   Nebojša Marinković   Diego Castro   Krisztián Vadócz3
Sydney FC   Jacques Faty   Mickaël Tavares   Miloš Dimitrijević   Miloš Ninković   Filip Hološko   Vedran Janjetović1
  Ali Abbas1
  Shane Smeltz2
Wellington Phoenix   Roly Bonevacia   Roy Krishna   Albert Riera   Alex Rodriguez   Manny Muscat2
Western Sydney Wanderers   Federico Piovaccari   Romeo Castelen   Alberto   Andreu   Dimas

The following do not fill a Visa position:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Australian citizenship (and New Zealand citizenship, in the case of Wellington Phoenix);[10]
2Australian citizens (and New Zealand citizens, 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 fourteen games)

Salary cap exemptionsEdit

Club First Marquee Second Marquee Junior Marquee player Mature Age Rookie Loyalty Players Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United   Eugene Galekovic[11]   Marcelo Carrusca[11] None None None   Eugene Galekovic[12]   Bruce Djite[13]
Brisbane Roar   Matt McKay[14]   Thomas Broich[15] None None None   Matt McKay[16]   Shane Stefanutto[17]
Central Coast Mariners   Luis García[18] None None None None   Nick Montgomery[19] None
Melbourne City   Aaron Mooy[20] None None   Wade Dekker[21] None   Patrick Kisnorbo[22] None
Melbourne Victory   Oliver Bozanic[23]   Besart Berisha[24] None   Jai Ingham[21]   Archie Thompson[25]   Carl Valeri[26]   Leigh Broxham[26]
Newcastle Jets None None None None None   Nigel Boogaard[27]   Mateo Poljak[28]
Perth Glory   Diego Castro[29] None None None None   Richard Garcia[30] None
Sydney FC   Alex Brosque[31]   Filip Hološko[32][33] None   Alex Mullen[34] None   Alex Brosque[35]   Shane Smeltz
  Jacques Faty[36]
Wellington Phoenix None None None   Troy Danaskos[21] None   Andrew Durante[37]   Ben Sigmund
Western Sydney Wanderers   Dario Vidošić[38]   Federico Piovaccari[39][40] None None None   Nikolai Topor-Stanley[41]   Mark Bridge

Salary cap concessionsEdit

Introduced by the FFA for this season are the following concessions to the cap:[42]

  1. A Loyalty allowance on a sliding scale for players who have played 5 years at the same club. Maximum $200,000 for 10 years.
  2. A Mature Aged Rookie over the age of 21 who has not played in a fully professional league for the last 18 months and last played football in Australia.
  3. Each Club can pay three players who started their careers with the club outside the Salary Cap. This season the total has been lifted from $150,000 to $200,000.
  4. The two Marquee Players (which sit outside the Salary Cap) can be two foreigners.
  5. Salary Cap Banking will allow clubs to carry over money not spent inside the Salary Cap in the previous two seasons to the following season, up to 105% of the Salary Cap in the relevant contract year.

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Adelaide United (C) 27 14 7 6 45 28 +17 49 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 14 6 7 44 33 +11 48
3 Brisbane Roar 27 14 6 7 49 40 +9 48 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
4 Melbourne City 27 13 5 9 63 44 +19 44 Qualification to Finals series
5 Perth Glory 27 13 4 10 49 42 +7 43
6 Melbourne Victory 27 11 8 8 40 33 +7 41
7 Sydney FC 27 8 10 9 36 36 0 34
8 Newcastle Jets 27 8 6 13 28 41 −13 30
9 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 7 4 16 34 54 −20 25
10 Central Coast Mariners 27 3 4 20 33 70 −37 13
Source: A-League
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
(C) Champion.
Notes:
  1. ^ Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for the 2017 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.


ResultsEdit

Home ╲ Away ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW
Adelaide United 3–0 3–1 2–4 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 3–0 1–1 4–2 0–1 1–0 2–2
Brisbane Roar 3–0 2–1 1–1 5–0 2–2 1–0 3–2 2–1 3–2 1–4 4–0 3–1 2–1 2–1
Central Coast Mariners 2–3 0–1 1–5 3–3 0–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–2 3–1 1–2
Melbourne City 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–1 2–3 5–1 2–2 3–1 0–3 4–1 2–2 3–0 3–0 3–2
Melbourne Victory 2–1 4–0 2–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–0 3–0 1–1 0–1 0–0 1–1 2–0
Newcastle Jets 0–0 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–0 1–6 0–1 3–1 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 3–2 0–1
Perth Glory 3–1 6–3 2–1 2–2 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–2 3–2
Sydney FC 0–2 0–0 4–1 1–1 2–4 1–0 1–2 0–0 1–0 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–3 1–1
Wellington Phoenix 4–2 3–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 1–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–0 1–4 1–2
Western Sydney Wanderers 0–0 1–3 4–1 4–3 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–2 2–1 0–0 2–1 2–1 2–5

Updated to games played on 10 April 2016.
Source: aleague.com.au
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For coming matches, an a indicates there is an article about the match.

Positions by roundEdit

Team ╲ Round 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
Adelaide United 6 7 9 10 10 10 10 10 8 8 9 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 3 3 2 1 3 4 3 2 1
Western Sydney Wanderers 10 9 10 7 6 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 4 3 2
Brisbane Roar 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 3 4 2 2 2 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 3 3 1 3 2 1 3
Melbourne City 4 8 5 6 5 7 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 1 4 4
Perth Glory 8 10 7 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 5 5 5 5 5
Melbourne Victory 6 2 6 4 4 3 2 1 2 4 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6
Sydney FC 4 3 1 1 1 2 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7
Newcastle Jets 3 6 4 3 3 5 5 5 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Wellington Phoenix 9 5 3 5 7 6 6 7 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
Central Coast Mariners 2 4 8 9 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

Last updated: 10 April 2016
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Notes:

  • Melbourne City were tied with Sydney FC at the end of Round 1, as were Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory.
  • Perth Glory and Melbourne Victory had a game in hand between Rounds 5 and 10, with their Round 5 game played before the start of Round 11 on 16 December.

Finals seriesEdit

The Grand Final winner (Champion) qualified for the 2017 AFC Champions League group stage

Elimination-finals   Semi-finals   Grand Final
                   
      Adelaide United 4  
Melbourne City 2     Melbourne City 1  
Perth Glory 0       Adelaide United 3
    Western Sydney Wanderers 1
      Western Sydney Wanderers (a.e.t.) 5
Brisbane Roar 2     Brisbane Roar 4  
Melbourne Victory 1  

Elimination-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Grand FinalEdit

StatisticsEdit

AttendancesEdit

By clubEdit

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.

As of matches played on 10 April 2016.
Team Hosted Average High Low Total
Melbourne Victory 13 23,112 40,217 14,383 300,452
Sydney FC 14 16,071 40,539 8,717 224,999
Western Sydney Wanderers 13 14,297 19,627 9,860 185,866
Brisbane Roar 14 12,850 17,696 5,162 179,895
Adelaide United 13 11,287 19,079 6,205 146,736
Melbourne City 14 11,047 25,738 5,953 154,657
Newcastle Jets 14 9,586 14,886 7,210 134,202
Perth Glory 13 8,986 14,504 5,398 116,824
Central Coast Mariners 14 8,111 14,268 4,514 113,560
Wellington Phoenix 13 8,042 13,654 5,103 104,551
{{ALeague {{{T11}}}}} 0 0 0 0 0
{{ALeague {{{T12}}}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 135 12,309 40,539 4,514 1,661,742

By roundEdit

2015–16 A-League Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Round 1 64,580 5 12,916
Round 2 84,448 5 16,890
Round 3 72,865 5 14,573
Round 4 67,074 5 13,415
Round 5 48,233 5 9,647
Round 6 58,681 5 11,736
Round 7 58,931 5 11,786
Round 8 59,295 5 11,859
Round 9 40,586 5 8,117
Round 10 46,988 5 9,398
Round 11 53,104 5 10,621
Round 12 73,423 5 14,685
Round 13 63,085 5 12,617
Round 14 55,954 5 11,191
Round 15 68,565 5 13,713
Round 16 76,749 5 15,350
Round 17 58,838 5 11,768
Round 18 63,419 5 12,684
Round 19 64,364 5 12,873
Round 20 86,207 5 17,241
Round 21 59,582 5 11,916
Round 22 44,628 5 8,926
Round 23 63,679 5 12,736
Round 24 49,476 5 9,895
Round 25 62,727 5 12,545
Round 26 58,268 5 11,654
Round 27 57,681 5 11,536
Elimination Final 31,430 2 15,715
Semi Final 35,573 2 17,787
Grand Final 50,119 1 50,119

Source:[43]

Club membershipEdit

2015–16 A-League membership figures
Club Members
Adelaide United 8,750
Brisbane Roar 5,347
Central Coast Mariners 6,059
Melbourne City 9,548
Melbourne Victory 27,054
Newcastle Jets 9,266
Perth Glory 7,109
Sydney FC 13,154
Wellington Phoenix 5,062
Western Sydney Wanderers 18,361
Total 109,710
Average 10,971

Last updated: 10 April 2016
Source: aleague.com.au

Player statsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 10 April 2016[44]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City 23
2   Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar 18
3   Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory 17
4   Diego Castro Perth Glory 13
5   Aaron Mooy Melbourne City 11
6   Filip Hološko Sydney FC 10
  Andy Keogh Perth Glory
  Mitch Nichols Western Sydney Wanderers
  Harry Novillo Melbourne City
  Brendon Šantalab Western Sydney Wanderers

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Blake Powell4 Wellington Phoenix Western Sydney Wanderers 5–2 14 February 2016 [45]
  Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City Sydney FC 3–0 5 March 2016 [46]
  Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar Melbourne Victory 5–0 12 March 2016 [47]
  Romeo Castelen Western Sydney Wanderers Brisbane Roar 5–4 24 April 2016 [48]
Note

4 Player scored 4 goals

Own goalsEdit

As of matches played on 10 April 2016
Player Club Against Round
  Lee Ki-je Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix 1
  Andreu Western Sydney Wanderers Adelaide United 2
  Diogo Ferreira Perth Glory Adelaide United 3
  Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix Melbourne Victory 4
  Manny Muscat Wellington Phoenix Adelaide United 12
  Jake McGing Central Coast Mariners Sydney FC 12
  Patrick Kisnorbo Melbourne City Brisbane Roar 12
  Aaron Hughes Melbourne City Western Sydney Wanderers 14
  Tarek Elrich Adelaide United Perth Glory 14
  Corey Brown Brisbane Roar Adelaide United 16
  Daniel Mullen Newcastle Jets Perth Glory 16
  Matthew Jurman Sydney FC Melbourne Victory 16
  Corona Brisbane Roar Sydney FC 17
  Enver Alivodić Newcastle Jets Brisbane Roar 19
  Andrew Durante Wellington Phoenix Newcastle Jets 20
  Scott Jamieson Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney FC 20

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played on 10 April 2016[44]
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United 12
2   Vedran Janjetović Sydney FC 8
3   Andrew Redmayne Western Sydney Wanderers 7
  Danny Vukovic Melbourne Victory
  Jamie Young Brisbane Roar
6   Ante Covic Perth Glory 5
7   Thomas Sørensen Melbourne City 4
8   Mark Birighitti Newcastle Jets 3
  Glen Moss Wellington Phoenix
10   Liam Reddy Western Sydney Wanderers 2
11   John Hall Adelaide United 1
  Ben Kennedy Newcastle Jets
  Michael Theo Brisbane Roar
  Lawrence Thomas Melbourne Victory

DisciplineEdit

During the season each club is given fair play points based on the amount of cards they received in games. A yellow card is worth 1 point, a second yellow card is worth 2 points, and a red card is worth 3 points. At the annual awards night, the club with the least amount of points wins the Fair Play Award.[49]

Club       FP Pts
Brisbane Roar 45 1 0 47
Perth Glory 56 4 1 67
Adelaide United 70 0 0 70
Newcastle Jets 57 5 1 70
Sydney FC 64 1 2 72
Wellington Phoenix 68 3 0 74
Western Sydney Wanderers 69 0 2 75
Melbourne City 72 2 1 79
Central Coast Mariners 58 6 3 80
Melbourne Victory 73 1 2 81
League total 632 23 12

Last updated: 9 April 2016
Source: ultimatealeague.com

NAB Young Footballer of the Year AwardEdit

The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be awarded to the finest U/23 player talent throughout the Hyundai A-League 2015–16 competition. One nominee is announced per month and all nominees will qualify to be named the NAB Young Footballer of the Year at the conclusion of the season.

NomineesEdit

Month Player Club
October 2015   Brandon Borrello[50] Brisbane Roar
November 2015   Alex Gersbach[51] Sydney FC
December 2015   Jamie Maclaren[52] Brisbane Roar
January 2016   Dimitri Petratos[53] Brisbane Roar
February 2016   Stefan Mauk[54] Adelaide United
March 2016   Jason Geria[55] Melbourne Victory

End of season awardsEdit

The following end of the season awards were announced at the 2015–16 Dolan Warren Awards night held at the Carriageworks in Sydney on 26 April 2016.[56]

See alsoEdit

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