A-League

Rhys Williams joins Melbourne Victory

Monday May 15, 2017 by  

Melbourne Victory is delighted to confirm it has secured the services of Socceroos defender Rhys Williams.

Following more than a decade plying his trade in England, Williams returned home at the start of the 2016/17 season to join Perth Glory, where he made 18 appearances in all competitions.

The versatile 28-year-old will link up with his new Victory teammates when pre-season training commences on July 6. Read more

Captain Carl claims Victory Medal

Saturday May 13, 2017 by  

Melbourne Victory captain Carl Valeri has taken home the 2016/17 Victory Medal.

In winning Melbourne Victory’s highest individual honour, Valeri received 62 votes, seven ahead of James Troisi (55) in second place, with Marco Rojas third on 37 votes.

Victory Medal votes were independently cast on a 3-2-1 basis by head coach Kevin Muscat and assistant coach Jean Paul de Marigny after every game, including finals. Read more

Ninkovic clean sweeps Sky Blues awards

Friday May 12, 2017 by  

Sydney FC Champion and Johnny Warren Medalist Milos Ninkovic has taken out all three of the major A-League awards tonight at Sydney FC’s glamorous night of nights, the Sky Blue Ball.

The Serbian midfielder, and newly signed marquee, claimed the top award the A-League Player of the Year, ahead of Danny Vukovic, Bobô and captain Alex Brosque, as voted for by a select panel of coaching staff after each match in the 2016/17 season.

Taking home the A-League Players’ Player of the Year award and the Members’ Player of the Year award as well, Ninkovic follows in the footsteps of compatriot Milos Dimitrijevic and former Sky Blue Matt Jurman to collect all three major A-League accolades. Read more

Sky Blues re-sign Matt Simon

Thursday May 11, 2017 by  

Sydney FC have retained the services of industrious frontman Matt Simon for a further season, the club confirmed today.

The towering centre forward will remain a Sky Blue for his third season, following his lifting of the A-League Premiership and Championship in season 2016/17.

Simon’s efforts, especially in his titling winning year have cemented his status as a fan’s favourite among the Sky Blues faithful. Read more

Sky Blues re-sign Milos Ninkovic

Tuesday May 9, 2017 by  

Sydney FC has made a huge statement of intent for the A-League 2017-18 season with the re-signing of Johnny Warren Medalist Milos Ninkovic.

Just two days after the Sky Blues clinched the A-League Championship for a record equalling third time, the Serbian has put pen to paper on a one year international marquee deal.

Chairman Scott Barlow believes it shows the desire of the club to keep its best players and continue to set the standard in the A-League. Read more

Ninkovic claims Johnny Warren Medal

Monday May 1, 2017 by  

Sydney FC have taken out a host of the top honours at football’s night of nights the prestigious Dolan Warren Awards, with star forward Milos Ninkovic scooping the evening’s top award, the Johnny Warren medal for the best player in the A-League.

Voted on a 3-2-1 basis by a four body independent panel after each regular season game, Ninkovic’s honour confirms his status as the best player in the 2016/17 season.

In claiming the prestigious accolade, Ninkovic becomes the first ever Sydney FC player to receive the award, further confiding himself to the annals os f the Sky Blues. Read more

Sky Blues through to Grand Final after convincing win

Saturday April 29, 2017 by  

Sydney FC booked their place in next week’s A-League Grand Final after defeating Perth Glory 3-0 on Saturday night.

The Premiers took the lead courtesy of Joshua Brillante’s superb long-range effort 20 minutes into the match.

In what was a remarkable end to the first half, the Video Assistant Referee was required to reverse two incorrect offside decisions after replays showed both Jordy Buijs and Filip Holosko had put the ball beyond Liam Reddy from onside positions. Read more

Izzo returns home to Reds

Wednesday April 19, 2017 by  

Adelaide United is delighted to officially announce the return of goalkeeper, Paul Izzo, on a three-year contract with the Club.

Izzo’s deal means the young gloveman will stay with the Reds until at least the end of the A-League 2019/20 season.

The 22-year-old started his professional career with Adelaide, serving as back up to Club Captain, Eugene Galekovic, and played seven matches in four years. Read more

Sky Blues lift the Premiers Plate

Saturday April 15, 2017 by  

Sydney FC capped off their remarkable, record-breaking regular season in style defeating the Newcastle Jets 2-0 to smash the A-League points record and lay claim to being the greatest team in Australian football history.

Sydney FC Captain Alex Brosque receives the 2016-17 A-League Premiership Plate from FFA CEO David Gallop.
Photo courtesy of Jaime Castaneda/Sydney FC

The win takes the Sky Blues to 66 points from a possible 81 this season with 20 wins to their name having dropped points in just seven games.

The total eclipses Brisbane Roar’s points total of 65 and was achieved with Sydney FC playing three fewer games.

Second half goals to Milos Ninkovic and Alex Brosque sealed the points for the Sky Blues, leaving their ecstatic fans to celebrate their team’s triumphant and watch skipper Brosque raise the Premiers Plate. Read more

Rampart Phoenix keep slim finals hopes alive

Sunday April 2, 2017 by  

With many pre-game suggesting a Melbourne cakewalk, Wellington have recorded a stunning 3-0 win at AAMI Park on Sunday night to give Des Buckingham and Chris Greenacre back-to-back wins over Kevin Muscat’s Victory.

On a night where much of the build up was focused on Besart Berisha’s quest to become the first player to strike 100 A-League goals, it was the Wellington Phoenix frontline that proved much the sharper.

The Kosovan International was well-marshalled by returning captain Andrew Durante and the quietly spoken Marco Rossi, but it was in the front third that Wellington really did their talking. Read more