A-League Ladder

The A-League Ladder is also known as the A-League Table and lists the positions of all 12 clubs in the competition over the season

The A-League Ladder lists the 12 professional soccer clubs in the annual A-League Premiership ranked from 1 – 12 based on their current competition points.A-League Ladder

A-League teams are awarded three points for a win and one point each for a draw, which is a far more common occurrence in soccer than in other football codes like the NRL or AFL.

When clubs have the same amount of competition points their standings on the A-League ladder is determined by goals for and against to determine a clear ranking order. The standings determine the teams that continue onto the A-League finals after the regular season.

The team that finishes top of the A-League standings at the end of this season are known as the season’s Premiers. The top six teams on the table face off across a three-week finals series leading up to the A-League Grand Final to determine the season’s Champions who receive the famous ‘toilet seat’ trophy.

A-League Top 6 Finish betting

The Teams that finish in the top 6 at the end of the season qualify for the A-League Finals Series. Photo by FootballAustralia.info

Soccer betting is available on where teams in the A-League will finish on the ladder such as ‘To Finish Bottom’, ‘Top Six Finish’, ‘Top Victorian Team’ and ‘Top NSW Team’. Futures A-League odds on the League Champions are also open throughout the season.

Three-time A-League Premiers Melbourne Victory (2007, 2009, 2015, 2018), had finished the highest in the A-League standings more than any other club until the 2019-20 season and are also four-time A-League Champions (2007, 2007, 2015 and 2018).

Sydney FC (2006, 2010, 2017, 2019) surpassed them when becoming the most successful A-League team in history with their fifth success in the 2020 A-League Grand Final after securing their fourth Premiership that season.

Where clubs sit on the A-League table has an impact on the round-by-round football betting odds on the competition as well as all-in markets on the A-League Grand Final.

Melbourne City finished top of the table to secure the A-League Premiers title in 2021, 2022 and 2023.

After securing the Premiership finishing Number one on the A-League ladder for the 2022/23 season Melbourne City went on to play in their fourth straight Grand Final but went down 6 – 1 to the Central Coast Mariners who had finished second on the ladder that season.

Overall A-League Winner markets are usually led by those teams highest up the ladder during the season.

See below for where your favourite A-League teams sit on the 2023/24 ladder! 

2023/24 A-League Ladder

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Wellington Phoenix* 19 10 7 2 30 19 +11 37 Qualification for Finals series
2 Central Coast Mariners 19 10 4 5 34 22 +12 34 Qualification for AFC Champions League Elite and Finals series
3 Melbourne Victory 19 7 10 2 30 20 +10 31 Qualification for Finals series
4 Macarthur FC 19 7 8 4 35 33 +2 29
5 Western Sydney Wanderers 18 8 4 6 30 23 +7 28
6 Sydney FC (X) 18 8 3 7 33 30 +3 27 Qualification for AFC Champions League 2 and Finals series
7 Melbourne City 18 6 5 7 29 31 −2 23
8 Brisbane Roar 19 6 4 9 32 42 −10 22
9 Perth Glory 18 5 5 8 35 38 −3 20 Qualification for 2024 Australia Cup play-offs
10 Adelaide United 18 5 4 9 32 35 −3 19
11 Newcastle Jets 19 4 7 8 30 38 −8 19
12 Western United 18 3 3 12 18 37 −19 12
2023/24 A-League Standings correct as of end of Round 18. Source:  A-League Men

* Wellington Phoenix cannot qualify for Asian Football Confederation competitions as they come from New Zealand, which is under the Oceania Football Confederation.

(X) – Assured of qualification for AFC Champions League 2 by winning the 2023 Australia Cup, but may still qualify for AFC Champions League Elite.