A-League Teams

The 2024/25 A-League season will feature 14 teams following a two-team expansion. 

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Up until the 2024/25 season there were 12 teams competing in Australia’s A-League competition before Auckland FC and a second still to be determined club join the tournament.

There were previously 10 A-League teams in the annual Isuzu UTE A-League competition, which is the successor to the National Soccer league (NSL) having been established in 2004 with the first season played in 2005-06, before the addition of an 11th club – Western United – for the 2019/20 A-League Season and a 12th team – Macarthur FC – for the 2020-21 season.A-League Teams

There are 11 Australian-based A-League football clubs and one in New Zealand that face off over an increased 29-round regular season leading into the playoffs and the coveted A-League Grand Final.

For the 2020-21 season New Zealand’s A-League club – the Wellington Phoenix – played their home games in Australia due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

A-League teams fight for the honour of the season’s Premier, awarded to the club that wins the regular season and sits top of the A-League Table after the standard 26-week season.

The A-League Grand Final winning club are dubbed the season’s Champions. Sydney FC is the most successful of all the A-League teams with five Championship titles after surpassing Melbourne Victory (4) at the end of the 2019-20 season.

The successful A-League clubs also gain qualification into the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) or AFC Champions League, a continental professions soccer competition. Fourteen teams have competed in the A-League competition since its inauguration and just four were in existence pre-A-League.

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Macarther FC made their A-League debut in the 2020/21 season. Photo: A-League.

The current A-League teams are: Adelaide United, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, Melbourne City, Melbourne Victory, Newcastle Jets, Perth Glory, Sydney FC, Wellington Phoenix, Western Sydney Wanderers, Western United and Macarthur FC based in South Western Sydney.

The former clubs that were part of the league are: Gold Coast United (2008-12), New Zealand Knights (1998-2007) and North Queensland Fury (2008-2011).

Below is a complete breakdown of 12 A-League teams (alphabetically) in the current competition listing details including the club’s first season, wins and home stadiums as well as links to the latest A-League Winner markets for the next season.

Adelaide United

Adelaide United were the inaugural A-League Premiers and during their first season in the competition set the record of fastest ever goal (Louis Brain – 13 seconds) and best away record of 8 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. They qualified for the FIFA World Cup during the 2008/09 season and finished fifth in Japan.

  • Founded: 2003
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Adelaide, SA
  • Home Stadium: Coopers Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 16,500
  • Colours: Red, Navy Blue & Gold
  • Mascot: Red The Kangaroo
  • A-League Premierships Won: 2 (2006, 2016)
  • A-League Champions: 1 (2016)

Brisbane Roar

The Roar are the oldest founded professional Australian soccer club in the current A-League competition. In the 2011/12 season the club created history breaking a 74-year old record for most consecutive matches undefeated playing 36 A-League fixtures without defeat. They are also the first A-League team to score back-to-back championships (2011-12).

  • Founded: 1957
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Brisbane, QLD
  • Home Stadiums: Suncorp Stadium / Dolphin Stadium
  • Stadium Capacities: 52,500 / 10,000
  • Colours: Orange & Black
  • Mascot: Roary The Lion & Rosie The Lion
  • A-League Premierships Won: 2 (2011, 2014)
  • A-League Champions: 3 (2011, 2012, 2014)

Central Coast Mariners

The Mariners are the first ever professional sporting club in Australia to represent the entire Central Coast region on a national and international stage. The club enjoyed their first Championship win in 2013. They did not appear in another A-League Grand Final until 2023 and dominated the decider with a huge 6 – 1 victory over Melbourne City for their 2nd title. They secured their third title and second in as many years saluting over Melbourne Victory 3-1 in overtime in the 2024 Grand Final.

  • Founded: 2004
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Gosford, NSW
  • Home Stadium: Central Coast Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 20,059
  • Colours: Yellow, Blue & Black
  • Mascot: Captain Red Beard the Pirate & Admiral Frederick the Admiral
  • A-League Premierships Won: 3 (2008, 2012, 2024)
  • A-League Champions: 3 (2013, 2023, 2024)

Macarthur FC

Macarthur FC are the youngest of the A-League teams having made their tournament debut in the 2020/21 season. Nicknamed ‘The Bulls’ the club represents the suburbs of South Western Sydney. The team won their inaugural match in the competition on December 30, 2020 defeating the Western Sydney Wanders 1 – 0.

  • Founded: 2017 (as Macarthur South West United)
  • First Season: 2020/21
  • Home City: Sydney
  • Home Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 20,000
  • Colours: Gold, Black, White
  • A-League Premierships Won: 0
  • A-League Champions: 0

Melbourne City FC

Melbourne City FC was formerly known as Melbourne Heart, which is where their mascot Ticker came from. They are owned by the same connections that have ownership of the English Premier League’s Manchester City FC. They made their first A-League Grand Final appearance in the 2020 decider going down 1-0 to Sydney FC before going one better to secure their maiden Premiership with a 3-1 win over Sydney FC in the 2021 Grand Final. They took out the title of Premiers finishing top of the table in both 2021 and 2022, but failed in their bid at back-to-back Grand Final wins going down 0 – 2 at the hands of Western United in the 2022 A-League Grand Final. Melbourne City finished top of the A-League table for the 2022/23 season and made their fourth straight Grand Final appearance in 2023, but went down in an embarrassing 6 – 1 loss to the Central Coast Mariners.

  • Founded: 2008
  • Joined: 2010
  • Home City: Melbourne, VIC
  • Home Stadium: AAMI Park
  • Stadium Capacity: 30,050
  • Colours: Sky Blue, White, Red & Gold
  • Mascot: Ticker
  • A-League Premierships Won: 3 (2021, 2022, 2023)
  • A-League Champions: 1 (2021)

Melbourne Victory

Melbourne Victory are the second most successful A-League club to date having been dubbed Premiers on three occasions and Champions four times. They have the highest membership and attendance rates of any team in the competition and their Marvel Stadium boasts the biggest capacity of any of the clubs’ stadiums. It is also the only club to secure the domestic treble with wins in the Pre-Season Cup, Premiership and Championship in 2008/09.

  • Founded: 2004
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Melbourne, VIC
  • Home Stadiums: Marvel Stadium / AAMI Park
  • Stadium Capacities: 56,347 / 30,050
  • Colours: Navy Blue & White
  • Mascot: Vic
  • A-League Premierships Won: 3 (2007, 2009, 2015)
  • A-League Champions: 4 (2007, 2009, 2015, 2018)

Newcastle Jets

The Jets chose their name in reference to the Royal Australian Air Force base at Williamtown located only 25 kilometres from the Newcastle football club’s home ground at Hunter Stadium. Their unique crest for which they are known features three F/A-18 Hornets.

  • Founded: 2000
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Newcastle, NSW
  • Home Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 33,000
  • Colours: Blue, Red, Gold & White
  • Mascot: Benny
  • A-League Premierships Won: 1 (2008)
  • A-League Champions: 0

Perth Glory

Perth Glory Football Club is solely owned by successful WA businessman Tony Sage. Their sole A-League Grand Final appearance to date was in 2012 when, during their 15th anniversary season, they lost in a thriller 2-1 to Brisbane Roar after winning three straight sudden death A-League Finals fixtures.

  • Founded: 1995
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Perth, WA
  • Home Stadium: HBF Park
  • Stadium Capacity: 20,500
  • Colours: Purple, Gold & White
  • Mascot: George the Gorilla
  • A-League Premierships Won: 1 (2019)
  • A-League Champions: 0

Sydney FC

Sydney FC (nicknamed the Sky Blues) are the inaugural A-League club representing Sydney city and they have featured in 10 of the 14 finals series to date.  Their supporter base is known as “The Cove” and they were the inaugural A-League Champions defeating the Central Coast Mariners in the 2005/06 Grand Final. In the 2018/19 A-League Grand Final they secured their equal fourth championship title before becoming the most successful team in history with a fourth Premiership and fifth Grand Final win in the 2019/20 season. They failed to secure a third consecutive Premiership in the 2021 Grand Final when going down 3-1 to Melbourne City in a reverse of the previous season’s decider.

  • Founded: 2004
  • Joined: 2005
  • Home City: Sydney, NSW
  • Home Stadiums: Netstrata Jubilee Oval / Leichhardt Oval
  • Stadium Capacities: 20,500 / 20,000
  • Colours: Sky Blue, Royal Blue & White
  • Mascot: Skye & Blue
  • A-League Premierships Won: 4 (2010, 2017, 2018, 2020)
  • A-League Champions: 5 (2006, 2010, 2017, 2019, 2020)

Wellington Phoenix

The Wellington Phoenix are the only A-League club based outside of Australia and replace the New Zealand Knights. Their main supporters group are called the “Yellow Fever”. The club’s biggest victory to date was 6 – 0 over Gold Coast United on October 25, 2009 and their biggest defeat was 7 – 1 to Sydney FC on January 19, 2013.

  • Founded: 2007
  • Joined: 2007
  • Home City: Wellington, NZ
  • Home Stadiums: Westpac Stadium / Eden Park
  • Stadium Capacities: 34,500 / 50,000
  • Colours: Yellow & Black
  • Mascot: Nix
  • A-League Premierships Won: 0
  • A-League Champions: 0

Western Sydney Wanderers

Dubbed “Australia’s newest, oldest club” the Wanderers were the last club to join the A-League before Western United made their debut in the 2019/20 season. The club’s record winning streak is 10 matches achieved in 2012 under head coach, former Socceroo Tony Popovic, and they took out the A-League Premiership in 2013.

  • Founded: 2012
  • Joined: 2012
  • Home City: Sydney, NSW
  • Home Stadium: Bankwest Stadium
  • Stadium Capacity: 30,000
  • Colours: Red, Black & White
  • Mascot: None
  • A-League Premierships Won: 1 (2013)
  • A-League Champions: 0

Western United

Western United are one of the latest editions to the list of A-League teams making their debut in the 2019/20 season. Their signature colour is a ‘fresh’ green and their crest is said to represent the pitch of the local rooves in the west Melbourne region along with the West Gate Bridge. They capped off a stellar 2021/22 season making their first Grand Final appearance and securing their first A-League Championship title with a 2 – 0 win over Melbourne City in the 2022 Grand Final.

  • Founded: 2017
  • Joined: 2019
  • Home City: Wyndham, Victoria
  • Home Stadiums: GMHBA Stadium / Mars Stadium
  • Stadium Capacities: 36,000 / 11,000
  • Colours: Black, Green & White
  • Mascot: None
  • A-League Premierships Won: 0
  • A-League Champions: 1 (2022)

A-League Transfers

In the A-League soccer competition clubs are able to sign new players at any time over the season and these A-League transfers often affect betting on the fixtures. The majority of the A-League club transfers officially go through on June 1 each year as player contracts tend to terminate around May 31.

Trying to boost their team’s position, many of the A-League clubs poach players from professional international soccer leagues and these marquee signings can mean big business in soccer betting. A major A-League signing of a player can shorten the A-League odds on the team that secures the contract.