Name
Australian A-League

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Established
2004 (13 years old)

First Recorded Event
2013-10-11

Sport
Soccer

Location
Australia

Gender
Male

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Latest Results
Brisbane Roar FC 4 - 3 Wellington Phoenix (Sunday 16th April)
Perth Glory 5 - 4 Melbourne City FC (Sunday 16th April)
Sydney FC 2 - 0 Newcastle Jets (Saturday 15th April)
Adelaide United 2 - 2 Western Sydney Wanderers FC (Saturday 15th April)
Melbourne Victory 1 - 0 Central Coast Mariners (Friday 14th April)
Central Coast Mariners 2 - 0 Newcastle Jets (Sunday 09th April)
Wellington Phoenix 1 - 1 Sydney FC (Saturday 08th April)
Western Sydney Wanderers FC 0 - 0 Melbourne Victory (Saturday 08th April)
Perth Glory 3 - 1 Brisbane Roar FC (Saturday 08th April)
Melbourne City FC 1 - 0 Adelaide United (Friday 07th April)

Description

The A-League is a professional men's soccer league, run by Football Federation Australia (FFA). At the top of the Australian league system, it is the country's primary competition for the sport. The A-League was established in 2004 as a successor to the National Soccer League (NSL) and competition commenced in August 2005. The league is currently contested by ten teams; nine based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. It is known as the Hyundai A-League (HAL) through a sponsorship arrangement with the Hyundai Motor Company.

Seasons run from October to May and include a 27-round regular season and an end-of-season finals series playoff tournament involving the highest-placed teams, culminating in a grand final match. The winner of the regular season tournament is dubbed 'premier' and the winner of the grand final is 'champion'. This differs from the other major football codes in Australia, where 'premier' refers to the winner of the grand final and the winner of the regular season is the 'minor premier'. The A-League's non-standard terminology is reflective of the increased prestige associated with winning the regular season in association football compared to other football codes in Australia. Successful A-League clubs gain qualification into the continental competition, the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL).

Since the league's inaugural season, a total of six clubs have been crowned A-League Premiers and five clubs have been crowned A-League Champions. The current premiers and champions are Brisbane Roar, who won both titles in 2013–14.

Schedule
1314 Season 1415 Season 1516 Season 1617 Season

Teams
Adelaide United
Brisbane Roar FC
Central Coast Mariners
Melbourne City FC
Melbourne Victory
Newcastle Jets
Perth Glory
Sydney FC
Wellington Phoenix
Western Sydney Wanderers

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