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Australia A-League Men teams 2021/2022, Nicknames, Stadium & Managers



The Australian A-League Men is a professional soccer league in Australia and New Zealand contested by 12 teams.


The 2021/2022 season will be the 45th season of the A-League and the 17th since the establishment with the new format in 2004.

Interesting Football  takes a look at the A-League Men 2021/2022 teams Captains, Managers & nicknames of participating teams from Australia and New Zealand.

1. Adelaide United


Club Nickname: The Reds

Club Manager: Carl Veart

Club Stadium: Coopers Stadium


Adelaide United is a professional football club that competes in A-League Men based in Adelaide City.

Adelaide United is one of the most vibrant teams in Australia A-League Men with one league title and two regular-season Premierships.

Adelaide has also won the FFA Cup three times and were runners up in the 2003 AFC Champions League.


2021/2022 season preview

After fifth place finish in the A-League Men regular season last campaign, Adelaide qualified for the Grand Final series.

Beating Brisbane Roar in the Elimination Finals, Adelaide United were outclassed by dominant Sydney FC in the semi-finals to end the club’s quest for a second Championship.

Positives would be taken from last season’s performance for the new season.


2. Brisbane Roar


Club Nickname: The Roar

Club Manager: Warren Moon

Club Stadium: Moreton Daily Stadium


Brisbane Roar is another interesting team to watch in the league.

The Brisbane based Australian soccer club currently holds the longest unbeaten record of 36 league matches without defeat in the league.

The Roar is one of the most successful teams in the A-League Men having won the two Premiership and three Championship.


2021/2022 season preview


The Roar finished fourth at the end of the regular season last campaign but got knocked out by Adelaide United in the Elimination Finals.

With more positives from last season’s campaign, Brisbane Roar will be roaring for succulents in the new season.


3. Central Coast Mariners


Club Nickname: The Mariners, The Yellow & Navy

Club Manager: Nick Montgomery

Stadium: Central Coast Stadium


Central Coast Mariners are one of the eight A-League Men original teams. The Mariners are one of the most competitive in the division.


The club has won the A-League Men Championship once and two Premierships.


2021/2022 season preview


Central Coast Mariners finished third in the regular season last campaign but lost to Macarthur FC in the Elimination Finals.


4. Macarthur FC


Club Nickname: The Bulls

Club Manager: Ante Milicic

Stadium: Campbelltown Stadium


Macarthur FC is one of the new teams on the block.


Founded in 2017, the club was admitted as an expansion team.

2021/2022 season preview


Macarthur FC qualified for the Elimination Finals after finishing sixth at the end of the regular season.


The club eased past Adelaide United in the Elimination Finals but fell to Sydney FC in the semi-finals.


5. Melbourne City


Club Nickname: City, Heart

Club Manager: Patrick Kisnorbo

Stadium: AAMI Park


Melbourne City is currently one of the biggest powerhouse in Australian soccer.


The team began its journey in the new soccer league in the country as Melbourne Heart changed its name following City Football Group takeover.


Melbourne City won the A-League Men Premiership and the Championship in 2020/2021.


2021/2022 season preview


Melbourne City swept the two major A-League titles in an outstanding season.


En route to the Grand Final, Melbourne City eased past Macarthur FC to claim the title after a comfortable win over Sydney.


6. Melbourne Victory


Club Nickname: Victory, Boys in Blue,

Club Manager: Tony Popovic

Stadium: AAMI Park


Melbourne Victory is one of eight A-League Men original teams. Victory is regarded as one of the most supported in Australia.


In terms of trophies, the club is also one of the most successful in the division having won the four A-League Championships and three A-League Premierships.


The Victory also won the FFA Cup once in 2015.


2021/2022 season preview


Victory finished rock bottom of the league last campaign in a turbulent season even as the club recorded an all-time low performance.


Ahead of the new season, lots of changes are expected to make.


7. Newcastle Jets


Club Nickname: The Jets

Club Manager: Arthur Papas

Club Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium


Newcastle Jets is another Competitive side in the division.


The club has won one A-League Men Championship.


2021/2022 season preview


Newcastle Jets finished poorly last season requiring urgent actions to be taken on the entire squad.


The Jets despite winning one Championship remains a relevant side in the division.


8. Perth Glory


Club Nickname: The Glory

Club Manager: Richard Garcia

Club Stadium: HBF Park


Perth Glory is one of Australia’s most successful soccer teams having won two Championship as well as four old National Soccer League titles.


2021/2022 season preview


Glory did not qualify for the playoffs last season after finishing ninth at the end of the regular season.


Changes are expected to be made in all areas as the new season draws closer.


9. Sydney FC


Club Nickname: The Sky Blues

Club Manager: Steve Corica

Club Stadium: Jubilee Oval


Sydney FC is Australia’s most successful soccer team. Sydney FC is one of the eight original A-League teams.


The club won five A-League Men Championships and four Premierships, as well as one FFA Cup.


Prior to Australia’s move to the AFC, Sydney FC won the Oceania Champions League in 2005.


Since then, Sydney FC has established itself as a strong force in the league and have consistently qualified for the playoffs.


2021/2022 season preview


Sydney FC finished second at the end of the A-League Men regular season last campaign and qualified for the playoffs.


In the semi-final, Sydney edged past Adelaide United but could not win the title as Melbourne City produced a stunning performance to claim the A-League double.


Sydney FC is expected to continue with last season’s form.

Also Read: Sydney FC squad, players names in detail

10. Wellington Phoenix


Club Nickname: The Nix

Club Manager: Ufuk Talay

Club Stadium: Sky Stadium


Wellington Phoenix is the only A-League team that operates outside Australia.


Wellington Phoenix is a New Zealand based Professional soccer club.


The club’s highest achievement so far was an Elimination Finals appearance in 2010.


2021/2022 season preview


The club finished seventh and did not qualify for the playoffs. Wellington Phoenix is expecting to improve on last season’s outing.


11. Western Sydney Wanderers


Club Nickname: Wanderers

Club Manager: Kenny Miller

Club Stadium: CommBank Stadium


Western Sydney Wanderers along with Sydney FC are the two major Sydney based teams in the A-League Men.


Currently, Western Sydney Wanderers is the only team from Australia to have won the AFC Champions League in 2014.


Wanderers was a major force but began to face dwindling form.


Western Sydney Wanderers inaugural season in the A-League Men was record-breaking as the club won the A-League Premiership but lost in the Grand Final.


The club won the AFC Champions League in 2014 as well as Achievements sixth place in the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup.


2021/2022 season preview


Wanderers did not qualify for the playoffs and will be expecting of a better outing this season.


12. Western United


Club Nickname: N/A

Club Manager: John Aloisi

Club Stadium: AAMI Park


Western United is one of the new Australian A-League teams.


The club along with Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory are the three Melbourne based teams in the top flight.


2021/2022 season preview


As one of the new teams on the block, Western United struggled a little, but there are high hopes even as the new season draws closer.

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