2016–17 A-League(Redirected from 2016-17 A-League)
|Champions||Sydney FC (3rd Title)|
|Premiers||Sydney FC (2nd Title)|
|Champions League||Sydney FC|
|Goals scored||409 (3.03 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Besart Berisha|
|Best goalkeeper||Danny Vukovic|
|Biggest home win||Melbourne Victory 6–1 Wellington Phoenix|
(31 October 2016)
Wellington Phoenix 5–0 Newcastle Jets
(26 March 2017)
|Biggest away win||Adelaide United 0–5 Perth Glory|
(10 February 2017)
|Highest scoring||Perth Glory 5–4 Melbourne City|
(16 April 2017)
|Longest winning run||Melbourne Victory|
|Longest unbeaten run||Sydney FC (19 games)|
|Longest winless run||Newcastle Jets (10 games)|
|Longest losing run||Newcastle Jets (6 games)|
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Sydney FC
(8 October 2016)
Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets
(26 March 2017)
2017–18 →All statistics correct as of 8 May 2017.
Adelaide United were both the defending A-League Premiers and Champions. The 2017 Grand Final took place on 7 May 2017, with Sydney FC claiming their third Championship with a 1–1 (4–2 on penalties) win against Melbourne Victory. Sydney FC also claimed the premiership for the 2016–17 regular season, their second in club history.
|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
|Newcastle Jets||Newcastle||McDonald Jones Stadium||33,000|
|Perth Glory||Perth||nib Stadium||20,500|
|Sydney FC||Sydney||Allianz Stadium||45,500|
|Wellington Phoenix||Wellington||Westpac Stadium||34,500|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Sydney||ANZ Stadium
Personnel and kits
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position on table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Central Coast Mariners||Tony Walmsley||Sacked||8 August 2016||Pre-season||Paul Okon||29 August 2016|
|Newcastle Jets||Scott Miller||Sacked||7 September 2016||Mark Jones||23 September 2016|
|Wellington Phoenix||Ernie Merrick||Resigned||5 December 2016||10th||Des Buckingham||5 December 2016 (interim) |
2 January 2017 (permanent)
|Melbourne City||John van 't Schip||Resigned||3 January 2017||4th||Michael Valkanis||3 January 2017 (interim) |
25 January 2017 (permanent)
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);
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 exemptions and Captains
|Club||First Marquee||Second Marquee||Guest Marquee||Mature Age Rookie||Captain||Vice-Captain|
|Adelaide United||Eugene Galekovic||Marcelo Carrusca||None||None||Eugene Galekovic||Marcelo Carrusca|
|Brisbane Roar||Matt McKay||Thomas Broich||None||None||Matt McKay||Jade North|
|Central Coast Mariners||None||None||None||None||Nick Montgomery||None|
|Melbourne City||Bruno Fornaroli||Nicolás Colazo||Tim Cahill||None||Bruno Fornaroli||None|
|Melbourne Victory||Oliver Bozanic[note 1]||Besart Berisha||None||None||Carl Valeri||Leigh Broxham|
|Newcastle Jets||None||None||None||Joel Allwright||Nigel Boogaard||Mateo Poljak|
|Perth Glory||Diego Castro||None||None||None||Rostyn Griffiths||Andy Keogh|
|Sydney FC||Filip Hološko||Bobô||None||None||Alex Brosque||Sebastian Ryall|
|Wellington Phoenix||Kosta Barbarouses||Guilherme Finkler||None||None||Andrew Durante||None|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Nicolás Martínez||None||None||None||Dimas||Mitch Nichols|
|1||Sydney FC (C)||27||20||6||1||55||12||+43||66||Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series|
|3||Brisbane Roar||27||11||9||7||43||37||+6||42||Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series|
|4||Melbourne City||27||11||6||10||49||44||+5||39||Qualification to Finals series|
|6||Western Sydney Wanderers||27||8||12||7||35||35||0||36|
|8||Central Coast Mariners||27||6||5||16||31||52||−21||23|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
|Home \ Away||ADE||BRI||CCM||MBC||MVC||NEW||PER||SYD||WEL||WSW||ADE||BRI||CCM||MBC||MVC||NEW||PER||SYD||WEL||WSW|
|Central Coast Mariners||2–1||0–1||2–2||0–3||2–0||2–0||2–3||0–2||1–4||2–3||1–2||2–3||2–0|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||0–0||1–1||1–1||1–1||0–3||2–2||1–1||0–4||3–1||0–2||3–1||0–0||2–0||1–0|
Updated to games played on 16 April 2017.
1 ^ 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 round
|Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage|
|Qualification to Finals series|
- Central Coast Mariners were tied with Perth Glory at the end of Round 1, as were Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory and Newcastle Jets.
- Wellington Phoenix and Melbourne Victory had a game in hand between Rounds 7 and 15, with their Round 7 game played before the start of Round 16 on 17 January 2017.
|Melbourne City||0||Perth Glory||0|
|Perth Glory||2||Sydney FC (p)||1 (4)|
|Melbourne Victory||1 (2)|
|Brisbane Roar (p)||1 (6)||Brisbane Roar||0|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||1 (5)|
|21 April 2017||Brisbane Roar||1–1 (a.e.t.)|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Brisbane|
|19:50 AEST||Maclaren 55'||Report||Antonis 45+1' (pen.)||Stadium: Suncorp Stadium|
Referee: Jarred Gillett
|23 April 2017||Melbourne City||0–2||Perth Glory||Melbourne|
|19:00 AEST||Report||Stadium: AAMI Park|
Referee: Chris Beath
|29 April 2017||Sydney FC||3–0||Perth Glory||Sydney|
|19:50 AEST||Report||Stadium: Allianz Stadium|
Referee: Peter Green
|30 April 2017||Melbourne Victory||1–0||Brisbane Roar||Melbourne|
|17:00 AEST||Berisha 70'||Report||Stadium: AAMI Park|
Referee: Kris Griffiths-Jones
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 16 April 2017.
|Western Sydney Wanderers||14||17,746||61,880||7,828||248,442|
|Central Coast Mariners||13||7,395||11,398||5,072||96,141|
|Round||Total||Games||Avg. Per Game|
|Central Coast Mariners||6,265|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||20,022|
Last updated: 16 April 2017.
- As of matches played on 16 April 2017
|1||Besart Berisha||Melbourne Victory||19|
|Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar|
|3||Bruno Fornaroli||Melbourne City||17|
|5||Brendon Santalab||Western Sydney Wanderers||14|
|6||Diego Castro||Perth Glory||12|
|Andy Keogh||Perth Glory|
|Roy Krishna||Wellington Phoenix|
|Marco Rojas||Melbourne Victory|
|Adam Taggart||Perth Glory|
|Andy Keogh||Perth Glory||Melbourne City||3–2||21 October 2016|||
|Besart Berisha†||Melbourne Victory||Wellington Phoenix||6–1||31 October 2016|||
|Besart Berisha†||Melbourne Victory||Western Sydney Wanderers||3–0||10 December 2016|||
|Brendon Santalab||Western Sydney Wanderers||Melbourne City||3–1||24 March 2017|||
|Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar||Central Coast Mariners||5–1||2 April 2017|||
- As of matches played on 16 April 2017
- As of matches played on 16 April 2017
NB - An additional clean sheet was kept by Melbourne City, however this is not listed due to a goalkeeper substitution.
During the season each club is given fair play points based on the number 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 number of points wins the Fair Play Award.
|Central Coast Mariners||44||1||2||52|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||58||1||4||72|
Last updated: 16 April 2017.
NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award
The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be awarded to the finest U/23 player talent throughout the Hyundai A-League 2016–17 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.
|October 2016||Brandon O'Neill||Sydney FC|
|November 2016||Joshua Brillante||Sydney FC|
|December 2016||Jonathan Aspropotamitis||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|January 2017||Brandon Borrello||Brisbane Roar|
|February 2017||Paul Izzo||Central Coast Mariners|
|March 2017||Riley McGree||Adelaide United|
|April 2017||Jamie Maclaren||Brisbane Roar|
End of season awards
- Johnny Warren Medal – Miloš Ninković, Sydney FC
- NAB Young Footballer of the Year – Jamie Maclaren, Brisbane Roar
- Nike Golden Boot Award – Besart Berisha, Melbourne Victory & Jamie Maclaren, Brisbane Roar (19 goals each)
- Goalkeeper of the Year – Danny Vukovic, Sydney FC
- Coach of the Year – Graham Arnold, Sydney FC
- Fair Play Award – Central Coast Mariners
- Referee of the Year – Jarred Gillett
- Goal of the Year – Tim Cahill, Melbourne City (Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City, 15 October 2016)
- 2016–17 Adelaide United FC season
- 2016–17 Brisbane Roar FC season
- 2016–17 Central Coast Mariners FC season
- 2016–17 Melbourne City FC season
- 2016–17 Melbourne Victory FC season
- 2016–17 Newcastle Jets FC season
- 2016–17 Perth Glory FC season
- 2016–17 Sydney FC season
- 2016–17 Wellington Phoenix FC season
- 2016–17 Western Sydney Wanderers FC season
- Bozanic transferred out of Melbourne Victory and his marquee deal part-way through on 16 March 2017.
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- "Sydney FC midfielder nominated for NAB Young Footballer Award". Football Federation Australia. 3 November 2016.
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- "Mariners goalkeeper nominated for NAB Young Footballer Award". Football Federation Australia. 8 March 2017.
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- "Roar striker nominated for NAB Young Footballer Award". Football Federation Australia. 18 April 2017.
- "Milos Ninkovic wins Johnny Warren Medal". The World Game. SBS. 1 May 2017.