A-League Grand Final

The 2023-24 A-League Grand Final took on Saturday, May 25, 2024 with the season’s A-League champions crowned as the Central Coast Mariners (3rd title) beat Melbourne Victory in overtime. 

The annual A-League Grand Final traditionally runs on a Saturday or Sunday in mid-May each year and isA-League Grand Final the final fixture of the A-League season played between the last two standing teams in the competition.

A-League Grand Final betting is hugely popular with soccer fans and futures markets on the A-League Winner are open all season at juicy all-in prices.

The team that finishes number one on the A-League Ladder at the end of the regular season are referred to as the Premiers, but markets on this can often be listed as Minor Premiers / Premiership to tie in with other footy codes like the NRL and AFL.

The A-League Grand Final winners are officially known as the season’s Champions and earn a spot in Asia’s premier professional soccer tournament – the AFC Champions League. 

2024/25 A-League Grand Final Winner Outright

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Pitting the best two teams of the season against each other in a thrilling 90 plus minutes of football, the Grand Final of the A-League runs on the third and final week or stage of the A-League Finals.

A-League Grand Final Betting

Melbourne Victory boast the biggest A-League Grand Final win defeating Adelaide 6 – 0 in 2007. Photo Credit: The Daily Telegraph.

The A-League Grand Final teams are those that won the two sudden-death Semi Finals and will always feature at least one of the two top-ranked teams on the A-League Table.

Usually the club that finished highest on the ladder gets the home ground advantage and hosts the A-League Championship game. This however can be overruled by the FFA if they deem the team’s home ground doesn’t boast a large enough capacity attendance.

The A-League Trophy up for grabs in the Grand Final follows on from the Premier’s Plate awarded to the Number 1 team on the A-League Ladder at the end of the regular season. The A-League Champions Trophy is currently designed by design company D3 design based in Sydney. It is nicknamed the “Toilet Seat” because of its shape, but the model changes each year and is unveiled in a ceremony annually.

2023/24 A-League Grand Final

The 2024 A-League Grand Final teams were the Central Coast Mariners and Melbourne Victory. 

2024 A-League Grand Final Result: Central Coast Mariners (3) beat Melbourne Victory (1) in overtime

  • Date: Saturday May 25th, 2024
  • Home Team: Central Coast Mariners (Highest-Ranked Semi Final Winner)
  • Away Team: Melbourne Victory (Lowest-Ranked Semi Final Winner)
  • Venue: Central Coast Stadium, Gosford
  • Kick-Off: 7:45pm (AEST)

2024 A-League Grand Final Result: Central Coast Mariners Secure 3rd Title

  • Champions: Central Coast Mariners (3rd title)
  • Runners-Up: Melbourne Victory
  • Score: Central Coast Mariners 3 – 1 Melbourne Victory – overtime

A-League Grand Final Results

Ten of the current 12 A-League Teams have appeared in a Grand Final match with Sydney FC the most successful having secured their record fifth title in the 2019-20 Grand Final against Melbourne City.

Sydney FC’s other Grand Final wins in the A-League came in 2006, 2010 and 2017.

Melbourne Victory won the Grand Final in 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2018 making them the second most successful A-League club with four title wins.

Both A-League grand finalists gain entry to the AFC Champions League, commonly referred to as the Asian Champions League. On a couple of past occasions there has been a total of 3 entrants into the competition from Australia depending on who is crowned minor premiers at the conclusion of the regular season.

The other clubs to make a successful Grand Final appearance are the Central Coast Mariners who won their third title in 2024, the Newcastle Jets who took out the 2008 Championship, Adelaide United who won their first A-League Grand Final in May of 2016, first-time champions in 2021 Melbourne City, and Western United who made their Grand Final debut to defeat Melbourne City in 2022.

The Western Sydney Wanderers (2013, 2014, 2016) and Perth Glory (2012) and Melbourne City (2020) played in a Championship decider, but finished runners-up. Perth Glory were runners-up for a second time going down to Sydney FC in the 2018-19 A-League Championship match on penalties.

In the 2021 A-League Grand Final Melbourne City returned and took on Sydney FC again, this time beating the previous season’s champions 3 – 1 in the decider for their first Premiership having also taken out the title of Premiers after finishing first on the ladder. Melbourne City also finished runners-up a second time in the 2022 Grand Final at the hands of Western United.

Melbourne City made their fourth consecutive A-League Grand Final appearance in the 2022/23 decider on June 3rd, 2023 but were annihilated 6 – 1 by the Central Coast Mariners who won their 2nd title in their first GF appearance since 2013.

The Central Coast Mariners enjoyed back-to-back A-League Grand Final victories claiming their third title with a 2023-24 success.

2024 CENTRAL COAST MARINERS MELBOURNE VICTORY 3-1 (overtime) Ryan Edmondson Central Coast Stadium, Gosford 21,379
2023 CENTRAL COAST MARINERS MELBOURNE CITY 6-1 Jason Cummings CommBank Stadium, Sydney 26,523
2022 WESTERN UNITED MELBOURNE CITY 2-0 Aleksandar Prijović AAMI Park, Melbourne 22,495
2021 MELBOURNE CITY SYDNEY FC 3-1 Nathaniel Atkinson AAMI Park, Melbourne 14,017 (due to COVID-19 crowd)
2020 SYDNEY FC MELBOURNE CITY 1-0 Rhyan Grant Bankwest Stadium, Sydney 7,051 (due to COVID-19  crowd restrictions)
2019 SYDNEY FC (won 4-1 on penalties) PERTH GLORY 0-0 Miloš Ninković Optus Stadium, Perth 56,371
2018 MELBOURNE VICTORY NEWCASTLE JETS 1-0 Lawrence Thomas McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle 29,410
2017 SYDNEY FC (won 4-2 on penalties) MELBOURNE VICTORY 1-1 Daniel Georgievski Allianz Stadium, Sydney 41,546
2016 ADELAIDE UNITED WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 3-1 Isaías Sánchez Cortés Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 50,119
2015 MELBOURNE VICTORY SYDNEY FC 3-0 Mark Milligan AAMI Park, Melbourne 29,843
2014 BRISBANE ROAR WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 2-1 Thomas Broich / Iacopo La Rocca Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 51,153
2013 CENTRAL COAST MARINERS WESTERN SYDNEY WANDERERS 2-0 Daniel McBreen Allianz Stadium, Sydney 42,102
2012 BRISBANE ROAR PERTH GLORY 2-1 Jacob Burns Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 50,334
2011 BRISBANE ROAR (won 4-2 on penalties) CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 2-2 Matt Ryan Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 50,168
2010 SYDNEY FC (won 4-2 on penalties) MELBOURNE VICTORY 1-1 Simon Colosimo Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 44,560
2009 MELBOURNE VICTORY ADELAIDE UNITED 1-0 Tom Pondeljak Telstra Dome, Melbourne 53,273
2008 NEWCASTLE JETS CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 1-0 Andrew Durante Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 36,354
2007 MELBOURNE VICTORY ADELAIDE UNITED 6-0 Archie Thompson Etihad Stadium, Melbourne 55,436
2006 SYDNEY FC CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 1-0 Dwight Yorke Aussie Stadium, Sydney 41,689

A-League Champions

Club Champions Premiers Winning A-League Grand Finals
SYDNEY FC 5 4 2006, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2020
MELBOURNE VICTORY 4 3 2007, 2009, 2015, 2018
BRISBANE ROAR 3 2 2011, 2012, 2014
CENTRAL COAST MARINERS 3 3 2013, 2023, 2024