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The 2016–17 A-League was the 40th season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 12th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. The season began on 7 October 2016.[1]

A-League
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Season 2016–17
Champions Sydney FC (3rd Title)
Premiers Sydney FC (2nd Title)
Champions League Sydney FC
Melbourne Victory
Brisbane Roar
Matches played 135
Goals scored 409 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorer Besart Berisha
Jamie Maclaren
(19 goals)
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
Sydney FC
(6 games)
Longest unbeaten run Sydney FC (19 games)
Longest winless run Newcastle Jets (10 games)
Longest losing run Newcastle Jets (6 games)
Highest attendance 61,880
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Sydney FC
(8 October 2016)
Lowest attendance 4,828
Wellington Phoenix vs. Newcastle Jets
(26 March 2017)
Average attendance 12,294
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.

Contents

Clubs

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 20,059
  Melbourne City Melbourne AAMI Park 30,050
  Melbourne Victory Melbourne Etihad Stadium
AAMI Park
56,347
30,050
  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 36,000
  Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney ANZ Stadium
Spotless Stadium
84,000
24,000

Personnel and kits

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit partner
Adelaide United   Guillermo Amor   Eugene Galekovic Macron IGA
Brisbane Roar   John Aloisi   Matt McKay Umbro Steadfast
Central Coast Mariners   Paul Okon   Nick Montgomery Umbro Masterfoods
Melbourne City   Michael Valkanis   Bruno Fornaroli Nike Etihad
Melbourne Victory   Kevin Muscat   Carl Valeri Adidas Optislim
Newcastle Jets   Mark Jones   Nigel Boogaard BLK Ledman
Perth Glory   Kenny Lowe   Rostyn Griffiths Macron QBE
Sydney FC   Graham Arnold   Alex Brosque Puma Webjet
Wellington Phoenix   Des Buckingham   Andrew Durante Adidas Huawei
Western Sydney Wanderers   Tony Popovic   Dimas Nike NRMA Insurance

Transfers

Managerial changes

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position on table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Central Coast Mariners   Tony Walmsley Sacked[2] 8 August 2016 Pre-season   Paul Okon[3] 29 August 2016
Newcastle Jets   Scott Miller Sacked[4] 7 September 2016   Mark Jones[5] 23 September 2016
Wellington Phoenix   Ernie Merrick Resigned[6] 5 December 2016 10th   Des Buckingham[7] 5 December 2016 (interim)
2 January 2017 (permanent)
Melbourne City   John van 't Schip Resigned[8] 3 January 2017 4th   Michael Valkanis[9] 3 January 2017 (interim)
25 January 2017 (permanent)

Foreign players

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa Foreign
Adelaide United   Marcelo Carrusca   Baba Diawara   Sergio Cirio   Isaías   Kim Jae-sung   Iacopo La Rocca1
Brisbane Roar   Thomas Kristensen   Thomas Broich   Manuel Arana   Jamie Young2
  Avraam Papadopoulos2
  Dane Ingham2
Central Coast Mariners   Roy O'Donovan   Fábio Ferreira   Jacques Faty   Mickaël Tavares   Nick Montgomery1
  Kwabena Appiah2
  Storm Roux2
Melbourne City   Fernando Brandán   Nicolás Colazo   Michael Jakobsen   Thomas Sørensen   Bruno Fornaroli   Manny Muscat2
Melbourne Victory   Besart Berisha   Marco Rojas   Alan Baró   Fahid Ben Khalfallah   Daniel Georgievski2
  Jai Ingham2
Newcastle Jets   Ma Leilei   Mateo Poljak   Morten Nordstrand   Wayne Brown   Aleksandr Kokko   Ivan Vujica2
Perth Glory   Joseph Mills   Andy Keogh   Lucian Goian   Nebojša Marinković   Diego Castro
Sydney FC   Bobô   Jordy Buijs   Miloš Dimitrijević   Miloš Ninković   Filip Hološko   Nicola Kuleski2
Wellington Phoenix   Guilherme Finkler   Roly Bonevacia   Roy Krishna   Marco Rossi   Alex Rodriguez
Western Sydney Wanderers   Nicolás Martínez   Jumpei Kusukami   Aritz Borda   Dimas   Bruno Piñatares

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 exemptions

Club First Marquee Second Marquee Guest Marquee Mature Age Rookie Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United   Eugene Galekovic[11]   Marcelo Carrusca[11] None None   Eugene Galekovic[12][13]   Marcelo Carrusca
Brisbane Roar   Matt McKay[14]   Thomas Broich[15] None None   Matt McKay[16]   Jade North[17]
Central Coast Mariners None None None None   Nick Montgomery[18] None
Melbourne City   Bruno Fornaroli[19]   Nicolás Colazo[20]   Tim Cahill[21] None   Bruno Fornaroli[22][23] None
Melbourne Victory   Oliver Bozanic[24][note 1]   Besart Berisha[26] None None   Carl Valeri[27]   Leigh Broxham[27]
Newcastle Jets None None None   Joel Allwright[28]   Nigel Boogaard[29]   Mateo Poljak[30]
Perth Glory   Diego Castro[31] None None None   Rostyn Griffiths[32]   Andy Keogh[32]
Sydney FC   Filip Hološko[33][34]   Bobô[35] None None   Alex Brosque[36]   Sebastian Ryall
Wellington Phoenix   Kosta Barbarouses[37]   Guilherme Finkler[38][39] None None   Andrew Durante[40] None
Western Sydney Wanderers   Nicolás Martínez[41] None None None   Dimas[42]   Mitch Nichols[42]

Regular season

League table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC (C) 27 20 6 1 55 12 +43 66 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Melbourne Victory 27 15 4 8 49 31 +18 49
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
5 Perth Glory 27 10 9 8 53 53 0 39
6 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 8 12 7 35 35 0 36
7 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 8 6 13 41 46 −5 30
8 Central Coast Mariners 27 6 5 16 31 52 −21 23
9 Adelaide United 27 5 8 14 25 46 −21 23
10 Newcastle Jets 27 5 7 15 28 53 −25 22
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 2018 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.


Results

Home ╲ Away ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW
Adelaide United 1–1 1–2 2–1 1–2 1–0 0–5 0–4 2–0 1–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–2
Brisbane Roar 4–0 5–1 1–0 1–1 2–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–0 0–0 4–3 2–1
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
Melbourne City 2–1 1–1 2–1 1–2 2–1 2–3 1–3 2–1 1–0 1–0 2–2 4–0 3–3
Melbourne Victory 2–1 3–2 4–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 1–2 6–1 3–0 1–0 2–1 4–2 4–1 0–3
Newcastle Jets 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 0–0 2–2 0–2 2–2 0–3 2–1 1–3 1–1 0–2
Perth Glory 3–1 2–2 3–3 5–4 2–1 1–2 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–2 0–3 2–1 2–0
Sydney FC 0–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 2–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–0 2–0 1–0 3–0 1–0
Wellington Phoenix 0–0 0–1 3–0 0–1 3–0 2–0 3–3 0–1 2–2 1–0 1–5 5–0 1–1 1–3
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.
Source: a-league.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 round

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

Last updated: 16 April 2017
Source: ultimatealeague.com

Notes:

  • 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.[43]

Finals series

Elimination-finals   Semi-finals   Grand Final
                   
      Sydney FC 3  
Melbourne City 0     Perth Glory 0  
Perth Glory 2       Sydney FC (p) 1 (4)
    Melbourne Victory 1 (2)
      Melbourne Victory 1
Brisbane Roar (p) 1 (6)     Brisbane Roar 0  
Western Sydney Wanderers 1 (5)  

Elimination-finals

Semi-finals

Grand Final

Statistics

Attendances

By club

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.
Team Hosted Average High Low Total
Melbourne Victory 14 22,008 43,188 14,081 308,115
Western Sydney Wanderers 14 17,746 61,880 7,828 248,442
Sydney FC 13 16,001 40,143 8,380 208,008
Brisbane Roar 13 13,892 20,198 8,113 180,601
Melbourne City 13 10,593 24,706 7,745 137,709
Perth Glory 14 10,533 13,290 8,834 147,459
Adelaide United 14 9,565 14,908 6,642 133,905
Newcastle Jets 13 8,645 11,873 5,642 112,380
Central Coast Mariners 13 7,395 11,398 5,072 96,141
Wellington Phoenix 14 6,211 10,034 4,828 86,949
{{ALeague {{{T11}}}}} 0 0 0 0 0
{{ALeague {{{T12}}}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 135 12,294 61,880 4,828 1,659,709

By round

2016–17 A-League Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Round 1 106,365 5 21,273
Round 2 92,603 5 18,521
Round 3 50,669 5 10,134
Round 4 67,635 5 13,527
Round 5 69,437 5 13,887
Round 6 58,035 5 11,607
Round 7 58,488 5 11,698
Round 8 58,367 5 11,673
Round 9 52,498 5 10,500
Round 10 60,940 5 12,188
Round 11 51,232 5 10,246
Round 12 65,126 5 13,025
Round 13 59,526 5 11,905
Round 14 55,845 5 11,169
Round 15 87,088 5 17,418
Round 16 47,206 5 9,441
Round 17 66,960 5 13,392
Round 18 71,681 5 14,336
Round 19 38,651 5 7,730
Round 20 75,391 5 15,078
Round 21 59,676 5 11,935
Round 22 41,656 5 8,331
Round 23 51,936 5 10,387
Round 24 44,143 5 8,829
Round 25 57,077 5 11,415
Round 26 49,300 5 9,860
Round 27 62,609 5 12,522
Elimination Final 27,474 2 13,737
Semi Final 42,140 2 21,070
Grand Final 41,546 1 41,546

Club membership

2016–17 A-League membership figures
Club Members
Adelaide United 10,099
Brisbane Roar 7,050
Central Coast Mariners 6,265
Melbourne City 13,078
Melbourne Victory 26,251
Newcastle Jets 8,703
Perth Glory 8,644
Sydney FC 12,512
Wellington Phoenix 4,791
Western Sydney Wanderers 20,022
Total 117,415
Average 11,741

Last updated: 16 April 2017
Source: a-league.com.au

Player stats

Top scorers

As of matches played on 16 April 2017[44]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory 19
  Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar
3   Bruno Fornaroli Melbourne City 17
4   Bobô Sydney FC 15
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

Hat-tricks

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Andy Keogh Perth Glory Melbourne City 3–2 21 October 2016 [45]
  Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory Wellington Phoenix 6–1 31 October 2016 [46]
  Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory Western Sydney Wanderers 3–0 10 December 2016 [47]
  Brendon Santalab Western Sydney Wanderers Melbourne City 3–1 24 March 2017 [48]
  Jamie Maclaren Brisbane Roar Central Coast Mariners 5–1 2 April 2017 [49]

† - On 24 March 2017 Besart Berisha switched nationalities from Albania to Kosovo.

Own goals

As of matches played on 16 April 2017
Player Club Against Round
  Liam Reddy Perth Glory Central Coast Mariners 1
  Jack Hingert Brisbane Roar Newcastle Jets 2
  Rhyan Grant Sydney FC Perth Glory 6
  Neil Kilkenny Melbourne City Western Sydney Wanderers 7
  Josh Risdon Perth Glory Adelaide United 7
  Iain Fyfe Newcastle Jets Melbourne Victory 8
  Jake McGing Central Coast Mariners Western Sydney Wanderers 9
  Milan Smiljanić Perth Glory Newcastle Jets 10
  Jack Duncan Newcastle Jets Adelaide United 11
  Jake McGing Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Victory 12
  Carl Valeri Melbourne Victory Newcastle Jets 13
  James Donachie Melbourne Victory Brisbane Roar 15
  Alan Baró Melbourne Victory Melbourne City 18
  Manny Muscat Melbourne City Melbourne Victory 18
  Iacopo La Rocca Adelaide United Perth Glory 19
  Ryan Lowry Wellington Phoenix Melbourne City 20
  Nick Montgomery Central Coast Mariners Melbourne City 22
  Ruon Tongyik Melbourne City Central Coast Mariners 22
  Jason Hoffman Newcastle Jets Wellington Phoenix 24
  Lucian Goian Perth Glory Sydney FC 24

Clean sheets

As of matches played on 16 April 2017[50]
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1   Danny Vukovic Sydney FC 15
2   Lawrence Thomas Melbourne Victory 7
3   Vedran Janjetović Western Sydney Wanderers 6
4   Glen Moss Wellington Phoenix 5
5   Paul Izzo Central Coast Mariners 4
  Michael Theo Brisbane Roar
7   Eugene Galekovic Adelaide United 3
  Lewis Italiano Wellington Phoenix
  Liam Reddy Perth Glory
10   Dean Bouzanis Melbourne City 2
  Jack Duncan Newcastle Jets
  Jamie Young Brisbane Roar

NB - An additional clean sheet was kept by Melbourne City, however this is not listed due to a goalkeeper substitution.

Discipline

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.[51]

Club       FP Pts
Central Coast Mariners 44 1 2 52
Adelaide United 52 2 0 56
Brisbane Roar 51 1 1 56
Newcastle Jets 55 1 0 57
Melbourne Victory 56 1 2 64
Sydney FC 64 2 0 68
Wellington Phoenix 62 2 1 69
Western Sydney Wanderers 58 1 4 72
Perth Glory 67 1 2 75
Melbourne City 73 1 3 84
League total 582 13 15

Last updated: 16 April 2017
Source: ultimatealeague.com

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.

Nominees

Month Player Club
October 2016   Brandon O'Neill[52] Sydney FC
November 2016   Joshua Brillante[53] Sydney FC
December 2016   Jonathan Aspropotamitis[54] Western Sydney Wanderers
January 2017   Brandon Borrello[55] Brisbane Roar
February 2017   Paul Izzo[56] Central Coast Mariners
March 2017   Riley McGree[57] Adelaide United
April 2017   Jamie Maclaren[58] Brisbane Roar

End of season awards

The following end of the season awards were announced at the 2016–17 Dolan Warren Awards night held at the Star Event Centre in Sydney on 1 May 2017.[59]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Bozanic transferred out of Melbourne Victory and his marquee deal part-way through on 16 March 2017.[25]

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