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The 2017–18 A-League was the 41st season of top-flight soccer in Australia, and the 13th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. The season began on 6 October 2017 and ended with the Grand Final on 5 May 2018.[1]

A-League
A-League text logo 2.png
Season2017–18
Dates6 October 2017 – 5 May 2018
ChampionsMelbourne Victory (4th title)
PremiersSydney FC (3rd title)
Champions LeagueSydney FC
Melbourne Victory
Newcastle Jets
Matches played135
Goals scored398 (2.95 per match)
Top goalscorerBobô (27 goals)
Biggest home winSydney FC 6–0 Perth Glory
(30 December 2017)
Biggest away winCentral Coast Mariners 2–8 Newcastle Jets
(14 April 2018)
Highest scoringCentral Coast Mariners 2–8 Newcastle Jets
(14 April 2018)
Longest winning runSydney FC (7 games)
Longest unbeaten runSydney FC (15 games)
Longest winless runCentral Coast Mariners (11 games)
Longest losing runCentral Coast Mariners (6 games)
Highest attendance36,433
Western Sydney Wanderers vs. Sydney FC
(9 December 2017)
Lowest attendance4,312
Wellington Phoenix vs. Melbourne City
(14 April 2018)
Average attendance10,671

Contents

ClubsEdit









Team City Home Ground Capacity
Adelaide United Adelaide Coopers Stadium
Adelaide Oval
17,000
53,583
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 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
Spotless Stadium
84,000
24,000

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Manager Captain Kit manufacturer Kit sponsor
Adelaide United   Marco Kurz   Isaías Macron IGA
Brisbane Roar   John Aloisi   Matt McKay Umbro Central Home Loans
Central Coast Mariners   Wayne O'Sullivan   Alan Baró Umbro Masterfoods
Melbourne City   Warren Joyce   Michael Jakobsen Nike Etihad Airways
Melbourne Victory   Kevin Muscat   Carl Valeri Adidas Optislim & Optivite
Newcastle Jets   Ernie Merrick   Nigel Boogaard Viva Sports Ledman Group
Perth Glory   Kenny Lowe   Andy Keogh Macron QBE Insurance
Sydney FC   Graham Arnold   Alex Brosque Puma The Star
Wellington Phoenix   Chris Greenacre   Andrew Durante Adidas Huawei
Century 21
Western Sydney Wanderers   Josep Gombau   Mark Bridge Nike NRMA Insurance

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position on table Incoming manager Date of appointment
Newcastle Jets   Mark Jones Sacked[2] 16 April 2017 Pre-season   Ernie Merrick[3] 9 May 2017
Adelaide United   Guillermo Amor Resigned[4] 10 May 2017   Marco Kurz[5] 16 June 2017
Melbourne City   Michael Valkanis End of contract[6] 10 May 2017   Warren Joyce[7] 19 June 2017
Wellington Phoenix   Des Buckingham End of contract[8] 19 May 2017   Darije Kalezić[9] 7 June 2017
Western Sydney Wanderers   Tony Popovic Resigned[10] 1 October 2017   Hayden Foxe (Caretaker)[11] 3 October 2017
Western Sydney Wanderers   Hayden Foxe (Caretaker) End of caretaker spell 1 November 2017 4th   Josep Gombau[12] 1 November 2017
Wellington Phoenix   Darije Kalezić Sacked[13] 7 March 2018 10th   Chris Greenacre (Caretaker)[13] 7 March 2018
Central Coast Mariners   Paul Okon Resigned[14] 20 March 2018 9th   Wayne O'Sullivan (Caretaker)[14] 20 March 2018

TransfersEdit

Foreign playersEdit

Club Visa 1 Visa 2 Visa 3 Visa 4 Visa 5 Non-Visa Foreigner
Adelaide United   Johan Absalonsen   Daniel Adlung   Baba Diawara   Džengis Čavušević   Isaías   Ryan Strain1
  Ersan Gülüm2
Brisbane Roar   Thomas Kristensen   Éric Bauthéac   Massimo Maccarone   Fahid Ben Khalfallah   Henrique1
  Jamie Young2
  Avraam Papadopoulos2
  Dane Ingham2
Central Coast Mariners   Wout Brama   Tom Hiariej   Alan Baró   Storm Roux2
Melbourne City   Michael Jakobsen   Bart Schenkeveld   Marcin Budziński   Bruno Fornaroli   Iacopo La Rocca1
  Manny Muscat2
Melbourne Victory   Matías Sánchez   Besart Berisha   Leroy George   Kosta Barbarouses   Jai Ingham2
Newcastle Jets   Wayne Brown   Roy O'Donovan   Ronald Vargas   Patito Rodríguez3
  Ivan Vujica2
  Daniel Georgievski2
  Glen Moss2
Perth Glory   Joseph Mills   Andy Keogh   Andreu   Diego Castro   Xavi Torres
Sydney FC   Bobô   Jordy Buijs   Adrian Mierzejewski   Miloš Ninković   Fábio Ferreira
Wellington Phoenix   Goran Paracki   Roy Krishna   Marco Rossi   Andrija Kaluđerović   Matija Ljujić
Western Sydney Wanderers   Roly Bonevacia   Álvaro Cejudo   Raúl Llorente   Oriol Riera   Marcelo Carrusca1

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);[15]
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 captainsEdit

Club First Marquee Second Marquee Mature Age Rookie Captain Vice-Captain
Adelaide United   Baba Diawara[16] None None   Isaías[17]   Jordan Elsey[citation needed]
Brisbane Roar   Brett Holman[18]   Massimo Maccarone[19]   Brendan White[20]   Matt McKay[21]   Jade North[22]
Central Coast Mariners   Daniel De Silva[23][24] None None   Alan Baró[25] None
Melbourne City   Bruno Fornaroli[26]   Marcin Budziński[27] None   Michael Jakobsen[28] None
Melbourne Victory   Besart Berisha[29] None None   Carl Valeri[30]   Leigh Broxham[30]
Newcastle Jets   Ronald Vargas[31] None None   Nigel Boogaard[32] None
Perth Glory   Diego Castro[33] None None   Andy Keogh[34] None
Sydney FC   Bobô[35]   Miloš Ninković[36] None   Alex Brosque[37]   Alex Wilkinson[38]
Wellington Phoenix None None None   Andrew Durante[39] None
Western Sydney Wanderers   Oriol Riera[40]   Álvaro Cejudo[41] None   Mark Bridge[42] None

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Sydney FC 27 20 4 3 64 22 +42 64 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
2 Newcastle Jets 27 15 5 7 57 37 +20 50 Qualification to AFC Champions League second preliminary round and Finals series
3 Melbourne City 27 13 4 10 41 33 +8 43 Qualification to Finals series
4 Melbourne Victory (C) 27 12 5 10 43 37 +6 41 Qualification to AFC Champions League group stage and Finals series
5 Adelaide United 27 11 6 10 36 38 −2 39 Qualification to Finals series
6 Brisbane Roar 27 10 5 12 33 39 −6 35
7 Western Sydney Wanderers 27 8 9 10 38 47 −9 33
8 Perth Glory 27 10 2 15 36 50 −14 32
9 Wellington Phoenix[a] 27 5 6 16 31 55 −24 21
10 Central Coast Mariners 27 4 8 15 28 49 −21 20
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 AFC Champions League as they are not recognised as an AFC club.


ResultsEdit

Home \ Away[1] ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW ADE BRI CCM MCY MVC NEW PER SYD WEL WSW
Adelaide United 1–2 1–0 0–2 2–2 1–2 2–1 0–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 5–2 0–0
Brisbane Roar 1–2 0–0 3–1 1–2 1–2 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–2 1–0 1–0 1–2 0–1 3–2
Central Coast Mariners 1–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 1–5 1–0 2–0 0–0 0–2 2–8 1–2 1–0 1–2
Melbourne City 5–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–2 1–3 0–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–2 0–4 2–1 3–0
Melbourne Victory 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–2 2–1 3–2 0–1 2–1 1–1 3–0 1–2 5–2 1–3 3–1
Newcastle Jets 2–1 1–0 2–0 1–2 4–1 2–2 2–1 3–0 1–1 0–3 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–2
Perth Glory 1–0 2–3 2–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–3 1–0 3–1 0–3 3–1 2–1 1–0
Sydney FC 3–0 3–1 1–1 3–1 1–0 2–1 2–0 3–2 2–2 1–2 2–2 6–0 4–0 3–1
Wellington Phoenix 1–1 3–3 1–4 2–1 2–3 0–1 5–2 1–4 1–1 0–1 2–2 2–1 2–1
Western Sydney Wanderers 1–1 0–2 2–2 2–1 0–3 2–2 2–1 0–5 4–0 2–3 3–0 1–1 4–1

Updated to games played on 15 April 2018.
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 ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627
Sydney FC423213111111111111111111111
Newcastle Jets132331222222222222222222222
Melbourne City211122333333433333333343333
Melbourne Victory897879686755355444554434444
Adelaide United555568545444544555445655555
Brisbane Roar9101010910898699899986777877676
Western Sydney Wanderers344444479988766667666566767
Perth Glory766655757866677798888788888
Wellington Phoenix567710710101010101010101010101010101010101010109
Central Coast Mariners10899869645779888799999999910
Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League Group stage
Qualification to Finals series
Source: ultimatealeague.com
Notes:
  • Adelaide United were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 1.
  • Perth Glory were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 2.
  • Melbourne Victory were tied with Wellington Phoenix at the end of Round 3.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Wellington Phoenix had a game in hand from Rounds 7 and 20, with their Round 7 game played during Round 20 on 11 February 2018.
  • Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory played their Round 23 game in the middle of Round 22 on 4 March 2018.

Finals seriesEdit

Elimination-finals   Semi-finals   Grand Final
                   
      Sydney FC 2  
Melbourne Victory 2     Melbourne Victory (a.e.t.) 3  
Adelaide United 1       Newcastle Jets 0
    Melbourne Victory 1
      Newcastle Jets 2
Melbourne City 2     Melbourne City 1  
Brisbane Roar 0  

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 15 April 2018.
Team Hosted Average High Low Total
Melbourne Victory 14 17,631 35,792 8,370 246,832
Sydney FC 14 14,593 34,810 9,110 204,304
Western Sydney Wanderers 13 11,924 36,433 6,612 155,017
Newcastle Jets 14 11,016 18,156 6,258 154,218
Melbourne City 14 9,868 22,515 5,207 138,158
Adelaide United 13 9,830 19,416 7,021 127,790
Perth Glory 13 9,186 13,565 7,277 119,419
Brisbane Roar 14 9,093 11,485 5,192 127,299
Central Coast Mariners 13 7,194 12,044 4,973 93,525
Wellington Phoenix 13 5,694 8,154 4,312 74,022
{{{T11}}} 0 0 0 0 0
{{{T12}}} 0 0 0 0 0
League total 135 10,671 36,433 4,312 1,440,584

By roundEdit

2017–18 A-League Attendance
Round Total Games Avg. Per Game
Round 1 66,814 5 13,363
Round 2 86,537 5 17,307
Round 3 85,558 5 17,118
Round 4 45,757 5 9,151
Round 5 61,403 5 12,281
Round 6 48,008 5 9,602
Round 7 46,569 5 9,314
Round 8 39,323 5 7,865
Round 9 37,224 5 7,445
Round 10 73,636 5 14,727
Round 11 44,008 5 8,802
Round 12 55,153 5 11,031
Round 13 59,479 5 11,896
Round 14 51,890 5 10,378
Round 15 44,845 5 8,969
Round 16 48,325 5 9,665
Round 17 50,613 5 10,123
Round 18 50,514 5 10,103
Round 19 45,865 5 9,173
Round 20 46,316 5 9,263
Round 21 59,729 5 11,946
Round 22 60,794 5 12,159
Round 23 43,918 5 8,784
Round 24 33,053 5 6,611
Round 25 58,202 5 11,640
Round 26 47,837 5 9,567
Round 27 49,184 5 9,837
Elimination Final 23,259 2 11,630
Semi Final 36,906 2 18,453
Grand Final 29,410 1 29,410

Club membershipEdit

2017–18 A-League membership figures
Club Members
Adelaide United 6,906
Brisbane Roar 9,345
Central Coast Mariners 7,124
Melbourne City 11,255
Melbourne Victory 26,095
Newcastle Jets 9,195
Perth Glory 9,368
Sydney FC 14,834
Wellington Phoenix 5,289
Western Sydney Wanderers 19,007
Total 118,418
Average 11,841

Last updated: 15 April 2018.
Source: a-league.com.au

Player statsEdit

Top scorersEdit

As of matches played on 15 April 2018[43]
Rank Player Club Goals
1   Bobô Sydney FC 27
2   Oriol Riera Western Sydney Wanderers 15
3   Ross McCormack Melbourne City 14
4   Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory 13
  Adrian Mierzejewski Sydney FC
6   Andrew Nabbout Newcastle Jets 10
  Dimitri Petratos Newcastle Jets
8   Andrija Kaluđerović Wellington Phoenix 9
  Massimo Maccarone Brisbane Roar
  Roy O'Donovan Newcastle Jets
  Dario Vidošić Wellington Phoenix
Melbourne City

Hat-tricksEdit

Player For Against Result Date Ref
  Roy O'Donovan Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners 5–1 7 October 2017 [44]
  Bobô Sydney FC Wellington Phoenix 1–4 23 December 2017 [45]
  Bobô Sydney FC Perth Glory 6–0 30 December 2017 [46]
  Besart Berisha Melbourne Victory Central Coast Mariners 5–2 18 March 2018 [47]
  Riley McGree Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners 2–8 14 April 2018 [48]

Own goalsEdit

As of matches played on 15 April 2018
Player Club Against Round
  Thomas Deng Melbourne Victory Sydney FC 1
  Brendan Hamill Western Sydney Wanderers Perth Glory 1
  Nigel Boogaard Newcastle Jets Brisbane Roar 3
  Andrija Kaluđerović Wellington Phoenix Central Coast Mariners 8
  Goran Paracki Wellington Phoenix Melbourne Victory 9
  Lachlan Scott Western Sydney Wanderers Sydney FC 10
  Jeremy Walker Perth Glory Newcastle Jets 10
  Mark Milligan Melbourne Victory Wellington Phoenix 15
  Dino Djulbic Perth Glory Adelaide United 19
  Shane Lowry Perth Glory Wellington Phoenix 20
  Ryan Strain Adelaide United Central Coast Mariners 20
  Taylor Regan Adelaide United Melbourne Victory 21
  Leigh Broxham Melbourne Victory Wellington Phoenix 26
  Jacob Pepper Brisbane Roar Perth Glory 27

Clean sheetsEdit

As of matches played on 15 April 2018[49]
Rank Player Club Clean
sheets
1   Andrew Redmayne Sydney FC 12
2   Dean Bouzanis Melbourne City 6
3   Ben Kennedy Central Coast Mariners 5
  Jamie Young Brisbane Roar
5   Jack Duncan Newcastle Jets 4
  Vedran Janjetović Western Sydney Wanderers
  Liam Reddy Perth Glory
8   Eugene Galekovic Melbourne City 3
  Paul Izzo Adelaide United
  Glen Moss Newcastle Jets
  Lawrence Thomas Melbourne Victory

DisciplineEdit

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.[50]

Club       FP Pts
Sydney FC 38 0 1 41
Newcastle Jets 51 1 1 56
Wellington Phoenix 54 0 1 57
Melbourne City 44 2 3 57
Perth Glory 59 0 1 62
Adelaide United 51 2 3 64
Central Coast Mariners 50 3 3 65
Melbourne Victory 53 2 3 66
Brisbane Roar 62 0 2 68
Western Sydney Wanderers 61 3 2 73
League total 523 13 20

Last updated: 15 April 2018.
Source: ultimatealeague.com

NAB Young Footballer of the Year AwardEdit

The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award will be awarded to the finest performance of an under-23 player from Australia or New Zealand throughout the season. Each month one player is rewarded with a monthly nomination. At the end of the season a panel of experts vote for an overall winner using a 3-2-1 points basis. The winner receives a $10,000 personal investment portfolio and a NAB Private Client Manager to assist with meeting their financial goals.[51]

NomineesEdit

Month Player Club
October 2017   Bruce Kamau[52] Melbourne City
November 2017   Daniel De Silva[53] Central Coast Mariners
December 2017   Joe Champness[54] Newcastle Jets
January 2018   Daniel Arzani[55] Melbourne City
February 2018   Chris Ikonomidis[56] Western Sydney Wanderers
March 2018   Thomas Deng[57] Melbourne Victory

End of season awardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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