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A-League 2005-06
2005–06 A-League
League A-League
Sport Association football
Duration 2005-2006
Number of teams 8
Total attendance 920,219
TV partner/s Fox Sports
Sky Sports NZ
A-League season
Champions Sydney FC
Premiers Adelaide United
Top scorer Brosque, Despotovski, Thompson, Petrie (8)
Pre-season Cup
Champions Central Coast Mariners
A-League seasons

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The 2005-06 season was the first season of the A-League, a domestic club competition for football (soccer) in Australia. After over 12 months without a national professional club competition, the first match in the A-League was played on 26 August 2005. The competition was made up of a triple round robin league stage before a championship playoff featuring the top four teams.

The first A-League Grand Final took place on 5 March 2006, with Sydney FC becoming the league's inaugural champions, defeating the Central Coast Mariners 1-0. Adelaide United were the named premiers after finishing the season seven points clear at the top of the league.

Clubs

Of the A-League participants, four come from the National Soccer League (1977-2004): Perth Glory (established 1995), New Zealand Knights (1999), Newcastle Jets (2000) and Adelaide United (2003). The New Zealand Knights had previously entered the NSL as the Auckland Football Kingz, but were significantly restructured and have a vastly different playing roster. The Queensland Roar previously competed in the NSL from 1977-1988 and had competed in the Queensland State League since then as the Brisbane Lions, who are no relation to the city's AFL team, who shared the same name as them.

Team City Home Ground
AdelaideUnitedColours.png Adelaide United Adelaide, SA Hindmarsh Stadium (17,000)
CentralCoastColours.png Central Coast Mariners Gosford, NSW Bluetongue Stadium (20,119)
MelbourneVictoryColours.png Melbourne Victory Melbourne, Vic Olympic Park Stadium (18,500)
NewcastleJetsColours.png Newcastle Jets Newcastle, NSW Energy Australia Stadium (26,164)
NewZealandKnightsColours.png New Zealand Knights Auckland, NZ North Harbour Stadium (25,000)
PerthGloryColours.png Perth Glory Perth, WA Members Equity Stadium (18,156)
QueenslandRoarColours.png Queensland Roar Brisbane, Qld Suncorp Stadium (52,500)
SydneyFCColours.png Sydney FC Sydney, NSW Aussie Stadium (42,000)

Preliminary Competitions

Two competitions were held prior to the start of the A-League season.

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Oceania Club Championship Qualification

This three-round competition was held in May 2005 to determine Australia's qualifier for the 2005 season of the Oceabua Club Championship. It consisted of all Australian A-League clubs (i.e. all clubs except for the New Zealand Knights) and granted Perth Glory - the reigning NSL champions - a bye into the semi-finals.

  Round 1
(May 7)
Semi-finals
(May 11)
Finals
(May 15)
                           
   
   Perth Glory 1  
     Sydney FC 2  
 Sydney FC 3
   Queensland Roar 0  
     Central Coast Mariners 0
   Sydney FC 1
   Central Coast Mariners (pso) 0 (4)  
 Newcastle Jets 0 (2)  
 Central Coast Mariners 4
     Adelaide United 0  
 Adelaide United (pso) 0 (4)
   Melbourne Victory 0 (1)  

Sydney FC qualified for and subsequently won the 2005 Oceania Club Championship entitling it to a place in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship to be played in Tokyo.

Pre-Season Challenge Cup

The inaugural pre-season cup was held in July and August in the lead up to the start of the A-League season. The competition featured a group stage and a knockout stage. Commentators did not give much weight to the competition as a guide for performance during the season proper, as injuries or club strategic policy ruled that many teams did not use their best players and often used experimental tactics.

Group stage

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Melbourne Victory 5 3 1 2 0 2 1
Perth Glory 4 3 1 1 1 4 4
Adelaide United 3 3 0 3 0 3 3
Newcastle United Jets 2 3 0 2 1 3 4

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA
Sydney FC 7 3 2 1 0 5 1
Central Coast 6 3 2 0 1 4 3
Queensland Roar FC 4 3 1 1 1 6 3
New Zealand Knights FC 0 3 0 0 3 1 9

Finals

The Central Coast Mariners celebrate their 2005 Pre-Season Cup win at Bluetongue Stadium.
  Semi-finals Final
12 August
 Melbourne Victory 1  
 Central Coast Mariners 3  
 
21 August
     Central Coast Mariners 1
   Perth Glory 0
14 August
 Sydney FC 0
 Perth Glory 1  

The Central Coast Mariners were the inaugural Pre-season Challenge Cup winners.

Regular season

The A-League season commenced on 26 August 2005 with two Friday night fixtures. Games each round are held throughout the weekend, though certain rounds will also feature Thursday night games. As there is no concurrent cup competition, midweek fixtures are uncommon unless they are held on Australian public holidays. Also, a three week break over December was scheduled to coincide with the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship in Tokyo.

Home and away season

Round 1


August 26, 2005
20:00 UTC+8
Perth Glory 0 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 11,113
Referee: Ben Williams
Report
Summary
Spencer Goal 66'

August 26, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 0 – 1 Adelaide United EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 13,160
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Report
Summary
Veart Goal 19'

August 28, 2005
15:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 2 – 0 New Zealand Knights Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 20,725
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Brosque Goal 80'
Baird Goal 86'
Report
Summary

August 28, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 1 – 1 Melbourne Victory Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 25,208
Referee: Mark Shield
Yorke Goal 44' Report
Summary
Thompson Goal 73'

Round 2


September 2, 2005
19:30 UTC+9:30
Adelaide United 0 – 0 Queensland Roar Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 11,029
Referee: Ben Williams
Report
Summary

September 2, 2005
20:00 UTC+12
New Zealand Knights 1 – 3 Sydney FC North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 9,827
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Rose Goal 69' Report
Summary
Rudan Goal 25'
Bingley Goal 73'
Middleby Goal 90+4'

September 4, 2005
15:00 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 1 Newcastle Jets Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 5,917
Referee: Mark Shield
Petrie Goal 69' Report
Summary
Milicic Goal 25'

September 4, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 2 – 2 Perth Glory Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 17,960
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Kitzbichler Goal 11'
Muscat Goal 85' (pen.)
Report
Summary
Caceres Goal 40'
Despotovski Goal 56'

Round 3


September 9, 2005
19:30 UTC+9:30
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Melbourne Victory Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 8,785
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Brain Goal 1'
Alagich Red card 15'
Report
Summary

September 10, 2005
19:35 UTC+8
Perth Glory 2 – 1 Queensland Roar Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 8,509
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Despotovski Goal 54', 72' Report
Summary
Moon Goal 76'

September 10, 2005
19:35 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 0 – 2 New Zealand Knights Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 5,261
Referee: Ben Williams
Report
Summary
Yeo Goal 69'
Devine Goal 80'

September 11, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 2 – 1 Sydney FC EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 9,127
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Milicic Goal 6'
Johnson Goal 18'
Corbo Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 39', 70'
Report
Summary
Yorke Goal 78'
Corica Red card 70'

Round 4


September 16, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 2 – 3 Central Coast Mariners Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 15,614
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Packer Goal 13'
Yorke Goal 72'
Report
Summary
Petrie Goal 20' (pen.)
Gumprecht Goal 35'
Spencer Goal 90+1'

September 17, 2005
19:35 UTC+8
Perth Glory 1 – 2 Adelaide United Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 8,052
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Valkanis Goal 20' (o.g.) Report
Summary
Aloisi Goal 32'
Qu Goal 65'
Beltrame Red card 67'

September 18, 2005
15:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 Melbourne Victory Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 15,444
Referee: Ben Williams
Baird Goal 62'
McKay Red card 40'
Report
Summary
Allsopp Goal 88'

September 18, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 4 – 0 New Zealand Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 7,495
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Haliti Goal 12'
Thompson Goal 26'
Musialik Goal 37'
Carle Goal 70' (pen.)
Report
Summary

Round 5


September 22, 2005
20:00 UTC+12
New Zealand Knights 0 – 1 Perth Glory North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 4,138
Referee: Neil Fox
Report
Summary
Harnwell Goal 68'

September 23, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 3 Sydney FC Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 23,142
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Timpano Goal 50' (o.g.) Report
Summary
Corica Goal 5'67'
McFlynn Goal 68'

September 25, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 1 – 0 Newcastle Jets Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 13,831
Referee: Craig Zetter
Thompson Goal 68' Report
Summary

September 25, 2005
17:00 UTC+9:30
Adelaide United 1 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 7,013
Referee: Angelo Nardi
Valkanis Goal 34' Report
Summary
Kwasnik Goal 19'

Round 6


September 30, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 2 Melbourne Victory Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 9,313
Referee: Ben Williams
Heffernan Goal 33' Report
Summary
Thompson Goal 73'
Leijer Goal 81'

October 1, 2005
19:35 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 0 – 1 Queensland Roar EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 7,436
Referee: Srebre Delovski
Carle Red card 31' Report
Summary
Moon Goal 68'
McKay Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 59', 80'

October 1, 2005
19:35 UTC+8
Perth Glory 1 – 2 Sydney FC Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 13,157
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Despotovski Goal 40' Report
Summary
Petrovski Goal 48'
Yorke Goal 65'

October 2, 2005
18:00 UTC+12
New Zealand Knights 1 – 2 Adelaide United North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 3,558
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Yeo Goal 44', Red card 64' Report
Summary
Dodd Goal 34'
Qu Goal 81'

Round 7


October 7, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 13,195
Referee: Perry Mur
Seo Goal 57' Report
Summary
Spencer Goal 41'

October 8, 2005
19:30 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 1 – 5 Perth Glory EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 5,868
Referee: James Lewis
Parisi Goal 72' Report
Summary
Mori Goal 33'62'
Harnwell Goal 46'
Despotovski Goal 52'
Sekulovski Goal 80'

October 9, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Adelaide United Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 18,276
Referee: Mark Shield
Carney Goal 54'
Petrovski Goal 88'
Report
Summary
Valkanis Goal 51'

October 10, 2005
19:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 3 – 0 New Zealand Knights Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 11,010
Referee: Peter Green
Kitzbichler Goal 23'
Muscat Goal 62'
Diaco Goal 64'
Report
Summary

Round 8


October 14, 2005
19:30 UTC+9:30
Adelaide United 2 – 4 Newcastle Jets Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,182
Referee: Mark Shield
Valkanis Goal 38'
Corbo Goal 67' (o.g.)
Report
Summary
Kemp Goal 12' (o.g.)
Carle Goal 22'89'
Zelic Goal 68'

October 16, 2005
13:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 5 – 0 Sydney FC Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 18,206
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Kitzbichler Goal 34'
Muscat Goal 53' (pen.)78' (pen.)
Thompson Goal 57'69'
Report
Summary
Talay Red card 58'

October 16, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Central Coast Mariners 4 – 0 Perth Glory Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 6,494
Referee: Ben Williams
Petrie Goal 14'48'
Heffernan Goal 85'
Spencer Goal 90+3'
Report
Summary

October 16, 2005
18:00 UTC+12
New Zealand Knights 0 – 2 Queensland Roar North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 4,182
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Report
Summary
Seo Goal 8'
Baird Goal 57'

Round 9


October 21, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 2 – 0 New Zealand Knights Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 11,836
Referee: Ben Williams
Petrovski Goal 10'
Carney Goal 30'
Report
Summary

October 22, 2005
19:30 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 1 – 2 Adelaide United Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 15,181
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Brownlie Goal 76' Report
Summary
Fernando Goal 59'
Pantelis Goal 89'

October 23, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Newcastle Jets 1 – 0 Central Coast Mariners Energy Australia Stadium
Attendance: 9,371
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Parisi Goal 88' Report
Summary

October 23, 2005
17:00 UTC+8
Perth Glory 2 – 1 Melbourne Victory Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 12,312
Referee: Mark Shield
Deane Goal 22'
Sekulovski Goal 55'
Report
Summary
Thompson Goal 39'

Round 10


October 28, 2005
20:00 UTC+10
Melbourne Victory 0 – 1 Adelaide United Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 16,201
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Report
Summary
Veart Goal 83'

October 29, 2005
19:30 UTC+10
Queensland Roar 0 – 0 Perth Glory Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 13,685
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Report
Summary

October 29, 2005
20:00 UTC+12
New Zealand Knights 1 – 3 Central Coast Mariners North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 2,583
Referee: Neil Fox
Yeo Goal 7' (pen.) Report
Summary
Heffernan Goal 4'
Petrie Goal 49'72' (pen.)

October 30, 2005
17:00 UTC+10
Sydney FC 1 – 1 Newcastle Jets Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 9,132
Referee: Mark Shield
Carney Goal 73' Report
Summary
Milicic Goal 77'

Round 11


November 4, 2005
20:00 UTC+13
New Zealand Knights 2 – 4 Newcastle Jets North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 2,561
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Brockie Goal 71'77' Report
Summary
Milicic Goal 18'28'56'
Thompson Goal 21'

November 4, 2005
20:00 UTC+11
Melbourne Victory 0 – 1 Queensland Roar Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 13,239
Referee: Mark Shield
Claeys Red card 86'
Muscat Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 58', 61'
Report
Summary
McKay Goal 15'

November 5, 2005
20:00 UTC+11
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 5 Sydney FC Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 10,529
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Hutchinson Goal 40' Report
Summary
Yorke Goal 9' (pen.)
Talay Goal 14'
Petrovski Goal 23'68'83'

November 6, 2005
16:30 UTC+10:30
Adelaide United 2 – 4 Perth Glory Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 10,868
Referee: Ben Williams
Veart Goal 13' (pen.)
Rees Goal 53'
Report
Summary
Mori Goal 9'34'45+1'
Despotovski Goal 39' (pen.)

Round 12


November 11, 2005
Perth Glory 3 – 0 New Zealand Knights Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 9,667
Referee: Craig Zetter
Ward Goal 69'
Sekulovski Goal 25'
Despotovski Goal 12'

November 11, 2005
Melbourne Victory 0 – 0 Newcastle Jets Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 12,407
Referee: Simon Przydacz

November 13, 2005
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 2 Adelaide United Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 5,467
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Hutchinson Goal 12' Rech Goal 90'
Dodd Goal 85'

November 13, 2005
Sydney FC 1 – 0 Queensland Roar Sydney Football Stadium
Attendance: 13,030
Referee: Ben Williams
Zdrillic Goal 54'

Round 13


November 18, 2005
Melbourne Victory 0 – 2 Central Coast Mariners Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 13,892
Referee: Ben Williams
Heffernan Goal 75'
Hutchinson Goal 38'

November 19, 2005
Sydney FC 0 – 0 Perth Glory Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 16,242
Referee: Matthew Breeze

November 20, 2005
Adelaide United 1 – 0 New Zealand Knights Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 9,676
Referee: Angelo Nardi
Qu Goal 38'

November 20, 2005
Queensland Roar 0 – 1 Newcastle Jets Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 13,004
Referee: Mark Shield
Thompson Goal 34'

Round 14


November 25, 2005
Central Coast Mariners 2 – 2 Queensland Roar Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 5,194
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Heffernan Goal 89'
Osman Goal 56'
Brosque Goal 7'78'
Baird Red card 75'

November 25, 2005
Perth Glory 0 – 1 Newcastle Jets Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 7,921
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Coveny Goal 47'

November 26, 2005
New Zealand Knights 2 – 3 Melbourne Victory North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 1,922
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Devine Goal 40' (pen.)
Christie Goal 30'
Kitzbichler Goal 43'73'
Muscat Goal 28' (pen.)

November 27, 2005
Adelaide United 3 – 2 Sydney FC Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 14,068
Referee: Mark Shield
Rech Goal 4'84'
Veart Goal 14'
Miura Goal 33'76'

Round 15


December 1, 2005
Queensland Roar 1 – 1 New Zealand Knights Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 8,607
Referee: James Lewis
Brownlie Goal 28' Yeo Goal 44'

December 2, 2005
Newcastle Jets 1 – 2 Adelaide United EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 10,132
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Johnson Goal 59' Brain Goal 79'
Veart Goal 75'

December 3, 2005
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Melbourne Victory Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 17,272
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Carney Goal 81'
Corica Goal 24'
Allsopp Goal 88'

December 4, 2005
Perth Glory 2 – 2 Central Coast Mariners Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 7,428
Referee: Mark Shield
Ishida Goal 65'
Ward Goal 54'
Petrie Goal 12'
Hutchinson Goal 8'

Round 16


December 29, 2005
Melbourne Victory 2 – 2 Perth Glory Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 14,754
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Allsopp Goal 45'
Thompson Goal 23'
Ward Goal 67'
Mori Goal 5'

December 30, 2005
New Zealand Knights 2 – 2 Sydney FC North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 4,212
Referee: Peter Green
Brockie Goal 86'
Devine Goal 3'
Yorke Goal 45' (pen.)
Veart Goal 6'

December 31, 2005
Central Coast Mariners 4 – 1 Newcastle Jets Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 11,612
Referee: Mark Shield
Hutchinson Goal 71'82'
Brown Goal 30'
Gumprecht Goal 3'
Coveny Goal 85'
Corbo Red card 56'

January 1, 2006
Adelaide United 4 – 2 Queensland Roar Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 8,426
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Rech Goal 40'63'
Qu Goal 30'
Veart Goal 29'
Baird Goal 83'
Brosque Goal 11'

Round 17


January 5, 2006
Adelaide United 1 – 0 Melbourne Victory Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,427
Referee: Mark Shield
Dodd Goal 14'

January 6, 2006
Sydney FC 0 – 0 Newcastle Jets Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 15,211
Referee: Matthew Breeze

January 7, 2006
Perth Glory 0 – 2 Queensland Roar Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 11,087
Referee: Peter Green
Baird Goal 80'
Reinaldo Goal 10'

January 8, 2006
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 0 New Zealand Knights Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 7,257
Referee: Srebre Delovski
Heffernan Goal 90'

Round 18


January 12, 2006
Perth Glory 1 – 2 Adelaide United Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 5,033
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Ward Goal 86' Aloisi Goal 71'
Qu Goal 3'

January 13, 2006
Newcastle Jets 3 – 0 New Zealand Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 6,862
Referee: Perry Mur
Haliti Goal 86'90'
Milicic Goal 19'

January 14, 2006
Sydney FC 1 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 15,977
Referee: Ben Williams
Carney Goal 61' Pondeljak Goal 52'

January 15, 2006
Queensland Roar 0 – 1 Melbourne Victory Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 12,710
Referee: Mark Shield
Thompson Goal 56'

Round 19


January 19, 2006
New Zealand Knights 1 – 4 Perth Glory North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 3,024
Referee: Neil Fox
Emblen Goal 7' Harnwell Goal 78'
Coyne Goal 14'
Sekulovski Goal 11'42'

January 20, 2006
Adelaide United 1 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 13,008
Referee: Mark Shield
Veart Goal 50' (pen.) Kwasnik Goal 54'

January 21, 2006
Queensland Roar 2 – 1 Sydney FC Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 13,302
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Brosque Goal 60'70' Petrovski Goal 85'

January 22, 2006
Newcastle Jets 1 – 0 Melbourne Victory EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 9,073
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Coveny Goal 36'

Round 20


January 26, 2006
Newcastle Jets 0 – 5 Queensland Roar EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 10,271
Referee: Peter O'Leary
Murdocca Goal 90'
McKay Goal 83'
Brosque Goal 52'
Richter Goal 44'
Reinaldo Goal 10'

January 27, 2006
Central Coast Mariners 3 – 1 Melbourne Victory Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 11,945
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Heffernan Goal 88'
Spencer Goal 28'62'
Ferrante Goal 13'

January 28, 2006
New Zealand Knights 1 – 1 Adelaide United North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 3,079
Referee: Perry Mur
Zhang Goal 71' Brain Goal 21'

January 29, 2006
Perth Glory 1 – 2 Sydney FC Members Equity Stadium
Attendance: 12,796
Referee: Craig Zetter
Despotovski Goal 53' Zadkovich Goal 23'
Rudan Goal 14'

Round 21


February 3, 2006
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Adelaide United Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 25,557
Referee: Mark Shield
Ceccoli Goal 71'
Yorke Goal 48' (pen.)
Qu Goal 90'

February 4, 2006
Melbourne Victory 2 – 1 New Zealand Knights Olympic Park Stadium
Attendance: 10,078
Referee: Angelo Nardi
Muscat Goal 21' (pen.)
Byrnes Goal 2'
Brockie Goal 90'

February 4, 2006
Queensland Roar 2 – 2 Central Coast Mariners Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 13,641
Referee: Ben Williams
Baird Goal 60'
Brosque Goal 3'
O'Sullivan Goal 81'
Petrie Goal 33'

February 5, 2006
Newcastle Jets 1 – 3 Perth Glory EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 9,232
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Coveny Goal 34' Mori Goal 71'
Picken Goal 58' (o.g.)
Ward Goal 9'

League table

# Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Adelaide United 21 13 4 4 35 25 +10sm=n 43
2 Sydney FC 21 10 6 5 35 28 +7sm=n 36
3 Central Coast Mariners 21 8 8 5 33 28 +5sm=n 32
4 Newcastle Jets 21 9 4 8 27 29 -2sm=n 31
5 Perth Glory 21 8 5 8 34 29 +5sm=n 29
6 Queensland Roar 21 7 7 7 27 22 +5sm=n 28
7 Melbourne Victory 21 7 5 9 26 24 +2sm=n 26
8 New Zealand Knights 21 1 3 17 15 47 -32sm=n 6


Rules for classification:1st points; 2nd goal difference; 3rd goals scored.
# = Position; Pld = Matches played; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference; Pts = Points.

Finals series

After the home and away season, the finals series began, with the top four teams. The finals series used a modified page playoff system, with the difference that each first round game would be played over two legs. The winner of the finals series, Sydney FC was crowned as the A-League champion. Adelaide United, as the holder of the top position on the league ladder, were named the 2005-06 premiers.

Standard cup rules - such as the away goals rule (two-leg ties only), extra time and penalty shootouts were used to decide drawn games.

  Semifinals Preliminary final Grand final
    L1 L2    
    February 10 & 17                        
1  Adelaide United 2 1     March 5
2  Sydney FC 2 2     February 26          Sydney FC 1
       Adelaide United 0      Central Coast Mariners 0
  February 12 & 19      Central Coast Mariners 1  
3  Central Coast Mariners 1 1
4  Newcastle Jets 0 1  

Semi-Finals (Leg 1)


February 10, 2006
Newcastle Jets 0 – 1 Central Coast Mariners EnergyAustralia Stadium
Attendance: 10,236
Referee: Ben Williams
Osman Goal 76'

February 12, 2006
Adelaide United 2 – 2 Sydney FC Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 15,104
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Rech Goal 34'
Dodd Goal 31'
Petrovski Goal 39'
Corica Goal 9'

Semi-Finals (Leg 2)


February 17, 2006
Central Coast Mariners 1 – 1 Newcastle Jets Bluetongue Stadium
Attendance: 17,429
Referee: Simon Przydacz
Heffernan Goal 79' Thompson Goal 28'

February 19, 2006
Sydney FC 2 – 1 Adelaide United Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 30,377
Referee: Mark Shield
Rudan Goal 76'
Petrovski Goal 29'
Qu Goal 60'

Preliminary Final


February 26, 2006
Adelaide United 0 – 1 Central Coast Mariners Hindmarsh Stadium
Attendance: 11,405
Referee: Matthew Breeze
Pondeljak Goal 7'

Grand Final


March 5, 2006
Sydney FC 1 – 0 Central Coast Mariners Aussie Stadium
Attendance: 41,689
Referee: Mark Shield
Corica Goal 62'

AFC Champions League

Although Australia became a member of the Asian Football Confederation in 2006, Australian teams were not invited to participate in the 2006 AFC Champions League competition.

The AFC later determined that qualification for the 2007 AFC Champions League would be based on the 2005-06 A-League competition, despite that ACL matches will commence after the completion of the A-League 2006–07 season. Adelaide as Premiers and Sydney as Champions represented Australia.

Attendance

Team Hosted Average Highest Lowest Total
Sydney FC 11 16,669 25,557 9,132 183,355
Queensland Roar 11 14,785 23,142 8,607 162,636
Melbourne Victory 10 14,158 18,026 10,078 141,578
Adelaide United 10 10,947 14,068 7,013 109,473
Perth Glory 11 9,734 13,157 5,033 107,075
Newcastle Jets 11 8,912 13,000 5,868 98,027
Central Coast Mariners 10 7,899 17,429 5,194 78,989
New Zealand Knights 10 3,909 9,900 1,922 39,086
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Totals 84 10,955 25,557 1,922 920,219

Highest attendance

League records

The following league records are from the regular season only. It does not include records from the finals series.

Awards

Award Recipient
Johnny Warren Medal (Player's Player of the Year) Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory)
Reebok Golden Boot Award (Top Goalscorer) Four players (see below)
Hyundai Rising Star Award (U-20 Player of the Year) Nick Ward (footballer) (Perth Glory)
Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year Lawrie McKinna (Central Coast Mariners)
Zurich Referee of the Year Mark Shield
Joe Marston Medal (Best player in Grand Final) Dwight Yorke (Sydney FC)

Leading goalscorers

Player Team Goals
Alex Brosque Queensland Roar 8
Bobby Despotovski Perth Glory 8
Archie Thompson Melbourne Victory 8
Stewart Petrie Central Coast Mariners 8
Carl Veart Adelaide United 7
Dean Heffernan Central Coast Mariners 7
Dwight Yorke Sydney FC 7
Ante Milicic Newcastle Jets 7
Sasho Petrovski Sydney FC 7
Damian Mori Perth Glory 7

Goal assists

Player Team Assists
Alex Brosque Queensland Roar 6
David Carney Sydney FC 6
Nick Carle Newcastle Jets 6
Qu Shengqing Adelaide United 6
Tom Pondeljak Central Coast Mariners 6
Dwight Yorke Sydney FC 5
Kristian Sarkies Melbourne Victory 5
Sasho Petrovski Sydney FC 5
Andre Gumprecht Central Coast Mariners 4
Carl Veart Adelaide United 4

Fouls conceded

Player Team Fouls Conceded
Stewart Petrie Central Coast Mariners 60
Ross Aloisi Adelaide United 50
Andrew Clark Central Coast Mariners 49
Sasho Petrovski Sydney FC 49
Steve Pantelidis Melbourne Victory 47
Terry McFlynn Sydney FC 42
Noel Spencer Central Coast Mariners 41
Carl Veart Adelaide United 40
Richard Johnson Newcastle Jets 40
Travis Dodd Adelaide United 39

Disciplinary records

Player Team Yellow Red
Terry McFlynn Sydney FC 7 0
Matt McKay Queensland Roar 5* 2*
Kevin Muscat Melbourne Victory 6* 1*
Ross Aloisi Adelaide United 6 0
Remo Buess Queensland Roar 6 0

NB: * = totals include 1 red card awarded after 2 yellow cards in same match.

Biggest victories

5 goals

Score Date Round
Melbourne Victory 5-0 Sydney FC 16 Oct 2005 8
Queensland Roar 5-0 Newcastle Jets 26 Jan 2006 20

4 goals

Score Date Round
Perth Glory 5-1 Newcastle Jets 8 Oct 2005 7
Sydney FC 5-1 Central Coast Mariners 5 Nov 2005 11
Newcastle Jets 4-0 New Zealand Knights 18 Sep 2005 4
Central Coast Mariners 4-0 Perth Glory 8 Oct 2005 8

Highest aggregate scores

Score Date Round
Perth Glory 5-1 Newcastle Jets 8 Oct 2005 7
Sydney FC 5-1 Central Coast Mariners 5 Nov 2005 11
Newcastle Jets 4-2 Adelaide United 14 Oct 2005 8
Newcastle Jets 4-2 New Zealand Knights 4 Nov 2005 11
Perth Glory 4-2 Adelaide United 6 Nov 2005 11
Adelaide United 4-2 Queensland Roar 1 Jan 2006 16

Honours

League Milestones

League Statistics

  • Matches Played: 84
    • Home Wins: 33%, Draws: 25%, Away Wins: 42%
  • Total Goals: 232
    • Average of 2.76 goals per match

See also

External links


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