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List of A-League honours

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   Kevin Muscat Melbourne Victory

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


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  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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