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This is a list of A-League honours achieved since the inaugural season of the league. The following details honours won by A-League clubs and those awarded to players, managers and referees of the competition.


Club honoursEdit


The club that finishes first on the A-League table is crowned A-League Premiers.

Season Premiers Runners-Up
2005–06   Adelaide United   Sydney FC
2006–07   Melbourne Victory   Adelaide United
2007–08   Central Coast Mariners   Newcastle Jets
2008–09   Melbourne Victory   Adelaide United
2009–10   Sydney FC   Melbourne Victory
2010–11   Brisbane Roar   Central Coast Mariners
2011–12   Central Coast Mariners   Brisbane Roar
2012–13   Western Sydney Wanderers   Central Coast Mariners
2013–14   Brisbane Roar   Western Sydney Wanderers
2014–15   Melbourne Victory   Sydney FC
2015–16   Adelaide United   Western Sydney Wanderers
2016–17   Sydney FC   Melbourne Victory
2017–18   Sydney FC   Newcastle Jets


The club that wins the A-League Grand Final in the finals series is crowned A-League Champions.

Grand Final Champions Runners-up
2006   Sydney FC   Central Coast Mariners
2007   Melbourne Victory   Adelaide United
2008   Newcastle Jets   Central Coast Mariners
2009   Melbourne Victory   Adelaide United
2010   Sydney FC   Melbourne Victory
2011   Brisbane Roar   Central Coast Mariners
2012   Brisbane Roar   Perth Glory
2013   Central Coast Mariners   Western Sydney Wanderers
2014   Brisbane Roar   Western Sydney Wanderers
2015   Melbourne Victory   Sydney FC
2016   Adelaide United   Western Sydney Wanderers
2017   Sydney FC   Melbourne Victory
2018   Melbourne Victory   Newcastle Jets


Regular season Finals series
Club Premiers Runners-up Champions Runners-up
  Melbourne Victory 3 2 4 2
  Sydney FC 3 2 3 1
  Brisbane Roar 2 1 3
  Central Coast Mariners 2 2 1 3
  Adelaide United 2 2 1 2
  Western Sydney Wanderers 1 2 3
  Newcastle Jets 2 1 1
  Perth Glory 1
  Wellington Phoenix
  Melbourne City
  Gold Coast United
  North Queensland Fury
  New Zealand Knights
Bold denotes club still competing in the A-League.

Fair Play AwardEdit

The Fair Play Award goes to the team with the fewest points on the fair play ladder at the conclusion of the regular season.[1][2]

1 point   Yellow Card
2 points     Second Caution Red Card
3 points   Direct Red Card
Year Club
2005–06   Melbourne Victory
2006–07   Perth Glory
2007–08   Newcastle Jets
2008–09   Brisbane Roar
2009–10   Sydney FC
2010–11   Brisbane Roar
2011–12   Brisbane Roar
2012–13   Brisbane Roar
2013–14   Brisbane Roar
2014–15   Wellington Phoenix
2015–16   Brisbane Roar
2016–17   Central Coast Mariners
2017–18   Sydney FC

Individual honoursEdit

Johnny Warren MedalEdit

The Johnny Warren Medal, named after the late former Socceroo and media advocate Johnny Warren, is presented to the player who is deemed to be the best player overall at the end of the season as judged by his fellow players. Each player in the A-League votes three times over the season: after Round 9, Round 18 and Round 27. Players are not allowed to vote for players from their own team.[1] The format was changed for the 2015–16 season, with a panel featuring former players, media, referees and technical staff, who voted on each regular-season match.[3]

Year Player Club
2005–06   Bobby Despotovski   Perth Glory
2006–07   Nick Carle   Newcastle Jets
2007–08   Joel Griffiths   Newcastle Jets
2008–09   Shane Smeltz   Wellington Phoenix
2009–10   Carlos Hernández   Melbourne Victory
2010–11   Marcos Flores   Adelaide United
2011–12   Thomas Broich   Brisbane Roar
2012–13   Marco Rojas   Melbourne Victory
2013–14   Thomas Broich   Brisbane Roar
2014–15   Nathan Burns   Wellington Phoenix
2015–16   Diego Castro   Perth Glory
2016–17   Miloš Ninković   Sydney FC
2017–18   Adrian Mierzejewski   Sydney FC

Joe Marston MedalEdit

The Joe Marston Medal is given to the best player in an A-League Grand Final.[1] It is named after Joe Marston, an Australian national player in the 1950s.

Year Player Club
2006   Dwight Yorke[4]   Sydney FC
2007   Archie Thompson[5]   Melbourne Victory
2008   Andrew Durante[6]   Newcastle Jets
2009   Tom Pondeljak[7]   Melbourne Victory
2010   Simon Colosimo[8]   Sydney FC
2011   Mathew Ryan[9]   Central Coast Mariners
2012   Jacob Burns[10]   Perth Glory
2013   Daniel McBreen[11]   Central Coast Mariners
2014   Thomas Broich[12]
  Iacopo La Rocca[13]
  Brisbane Roar
  Western Sydney Wanderers
2015   Mark Milligan[14]   Melbourne Victory
2016   Isaías[15]   Adelaide United
2017   Daniel Georgievski[16]   Melbourne Victory
2018   Lawrence Thomas[17]   Melbourne Victory

Golden BootEdit

The Golden Boot is presented to the player who scores the most goals during the season. Only matches in the regular season are counted.

Year Player/s Club Goals
2005–06   Alex Brosque
  Bobby Despotovski
  Stewart Petrie
  Archie Thompson
  Brisbane Roar
  Perth Glory
  Central Coast Mariners
  Melbourne Victory
2006–07   Daniel Allsopp   Melbourne Victory 11
2007–08   Joel Griffiths   Newcastle Jets 12
2008–09   Shane Smeltz   Wellington Phoenix 12
2009–10   Shane Smeltz   Gold Coast United 19
2010–11   Sergio van Dijk   Adelaide United 16
2011–12   Besart Berisha   Brisbane Roar 19
2012–13   Daniel McBreen   Central Coast Mariners 17
2013–14   Adam Taggart   Newcastle Jets 16
2014–15   Marc Janko   Sydney FC 16
2015–16   Bruno Fornaroli   Melbourne City 23
2016–17   Besart Berisha
  Jamie Maclaren
  Melbourne Victory
  Brisbane Roar
2017–18   Bobô   Sydney FC 27

Coach of the YearEdit

Year Name Club
2005–06   Lawrie McKinna   Central Coast Mariners
2006–07   Ernie Merrick   Melbourne Victory
2007–08   Gary van Egmond   Newcastle Jets
2008–09   Aurelio Vidmar   Adelaide United
2009–10   Ernie Merrick   Melbourne Victory
2010–11   Ange Postecoglou   Brisbane Roar
2011–12   Graham Arnold   Central Coast Mariners
2012–13   Tony Popovic   Western Sydney Wanderers
2013–14   Mike Mulvey   Brisbane Roar
2014–15   Kevin Muscat   Melbourne Victory
2015–16   Guillermo Amor   Adelaide United
2016–17   Graham Arnold   Sydney FC
2017–18   Graham Arnold   Sydney FC

Young Footballer of the YearEdit

The Young Footballer of the Year award is awarded to a youth (under 23) player judged by a panel of experts to be the best young performer throughout the season.[1]

Year Player Club
2005–06   Nick Ward   Perth Glory
2006–07   Adrian Leijer   Melbourne Victory
2007–08   Bruce Djite   Adelaide United
2008–09   Scott Jamieson   Adelaide United
2009–10   Tommy Oar   Brisbane Roar
2010–11   Mathew Ryan   Central Coast Mariners
2011–12   Mathew Ryan   Central Coast Mariners
2012–13   Marco Rojas   Melbourne Victory
2013–14   Adam Taggart   Newcastle Jets
2014–15   James Jeggo   Adelaide United
2015–16   Jamie Maclaren   Brisbane Roar
2016–17   Jamie Maclaren   Brisbane Roar
2017–18   Daniel Arzani   Melbourne City

Goalkeeper of the YearEdit

Year Player Club
2005–06   Clint Bolton   Sydney FC
2006–07   Michael Theoklitos   Melbourne Victory
2007–08   Michael Theoklitos   Melbourne Victory
2008–09   Eugene Galekovic   Adelaide United
2009–10   Eugene Galekovic   Adelaide United
2010–11   Michael Theoklitos   Brisbane Roar
2011–12   Mathew Ryan   Central Coast Mariners
2012–13   Ante Covic   Western Sydney Wanderers
2013–14   Eugene Galekovic   Adelaide United
2014–15   Eugene Galekovic   Adelaide United
2015–16   Thomas Sørensen   Melbourne City
2016–17   Danny Vukovic   Sydney FC
2017–18   Jamie Young   Brisbane Roar

Goal of the YearEdit

Year Player/s Club
2009–10   Carlos Hernández   Melbourne Victory
2010–11   Erik Paartalu   Brisbane Roar
2011–12   Carlos Hernández   Melbourne Victory
2012–13   Marcos Flores   Melbourne Victory
2013–14   Orlando Engelaar   Melbourne City
2014–15   Tarek Elrich   Adelaide United
2015–16   Roy O'Donovan   Central Coast Mariners
2016–17   Tim Cahill   Melbourne City
2017–18   Andrew Nabbout   Newcastle Jets

Referee of the YearEdit

Year Referee
2005–06   Mark Shield
2006–07   Mark Shield
2007–08   Mark Shield
2008–09   Matthew Breeze
2009–10   Strebre Delovski
2010–11   Matthew Breeze
2011–12   Jarred Gillett
2012–13   Peter Green
2013–14   Peter Green
2014–15   Jarred Gillett
2015–16   Jarred Gillett
2016–17   Jarred Gillett
2017–18   Jarred Gillett

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d "Hyundai A-League Awards". Football Federation Australia. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ Owen, Scott (11 March 2016). "A Fair Play Update". Football Central.
  3. ^ "Trio head tight race for Johnny Warren Medal". SBS. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  4. ^ "The A-League's overseas A-listers". FIFA. 15 September 2012.
  5. ^ "The great Archie Thompson by the numbers". Melbourne Victory. 30 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Jets claim first A-League crown". Brisbane Times. 24 February 2008.
  7. ^ "Melbourne Victory win dramatic A-League grand final over Adelaide". Fox Sports. 28 February 2009.
  8. ^ "Sydney FC claims second A-League title in tense grand final". The Australian. 21 March 2010.
  9. ^ Davidson, John (5 August 2015). "Mat Ryan: Aussie history-maker sets his sights on starting spot". The Roar.
  10. ^ Clarke, Laine (22 April 2012). "A-League mistakenly awards Joe Marston medal to Thomas Broich instead of rightful winner Jacob Burns". Fox Sports.
  11. ^ Habashy, Angela (21 April 2013). "Daniel McBreen keen to extend stay with Central Coast as a dream season ends in grand final glory". Fox Sports.
  12. ^ Stannard, Damien (4 May 2014). "Thomas Broich praises teammates after being honoured with Joe Marston Medal". The Courier-Mail.
  13. ^ Hassett, Sebastian (5 May 2014). "Wanderers' Iacopo La Rocca takes little comfort from Marston Medal". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  14. ^ "Melbourne Victory captain Mark Milligan wins Joe Marston medal". The Guardian. 17 May 2015.
  15. ^ Kemp, Emma (1 May 2016). "Isaias awarded Joe Marston Medal". Seven Sport. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016.
  16. ^ "Georgievski wins Joe Marston Medal". Nine's Wide World of Sports. 7 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.
  17. ^ Connell, Tim (5 May 2018). "Melbourne Victory claim record fourth A-League title with win over Newcastle Jets". The Guardian.

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