A-League Grand Final Winners | Premiers | Top Scorers
The National Soccer League (NSL) was disbanded in 2004 and an 8-team A-League competition was established in 2005, which included no promotion-relegation and a salary cap introduction.
Perth, Adelaide and Newcastle were the only NSL teams to play in the new A-League competition.
The new A-League included one team from each of the major Australian capital cities, two regional teams and a team from New Zealand. As is the case in most sporting leagues in Australia, a New Zealand-based team has been given entry into the top tiered Australian league since 1999.
The decision to place a New Zealand-based team in the top league has proved an issue in recent years due to the FAA’s (Football Federation Australia’s) decision to move from the Oceania Football Confederation to the Asian Football Confederation in 2006.
As a result, a NZ based team can be crowned Champions of Australia but be ineligible to compete in the Asian Champions League. In 2014, the FFA reintroduced a knockout cup competition known as the FFA Cup.
A-League Champions | Top Scorers | A-League Premiers
Below is a list of A-League Grand Final winners, Top Scorers and Premiers for each year.
|Season||Champions||Finals Runners-up||Premiers||League Runners-up||Top Goalscorers||Goals|
|2005–06||Sydney FC||Central Coast Mariners||Adelaide United||Sydney FC||Alex Brosque (Brisbane Roar)
Bobby Despotovski (Perth Glory)
Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)
Stewart Petrie (Central Coast Mariners)
|2006–07||Melbourne Victory||Adelaide United||Melbourne Victory||Adelaide United||Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)||15|
|2007–08||Newcastle Jets||Central Coast Mariners||Central Coast Mariners||Newcastle Jets||Joel Griffiths (Newcastle Jets)||12|
|2008–09||Melbourne Victory||Adelaide United||Melbourne Victory||Adelaide United||Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix)||12|
|2009–10||Sydney FC||Melbourne Victory||Sydney FC||Melbourne Victory||Shane Smeltz (Gold Coast United)||19|
|2010–11||Brisbane Roar||Central Coast Mariners||Brisbane Roar||Central Coast Mariners||Sergio van Dijk (Adelaide United)||16|
|2011–12||Brisbane Roar||Perth Glory||Central Coast Mariners||Brisbane Roar||Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar)||19|
|2012–13||Central Coast Mariners||Western Sydney Wanderers||Western Sydney Wanderers||Central Coast Mariners||Daniel McBreen (Central Coast Mariners)||17|
|2013–14||Brisbane Roar||Western Sydney Wanderers||Brisbane Roar||Western Sydney Wanderers||Adam Taggart (Newcastle Jets)||16|
|2014–15||Melbourne Victory||Sydney FC||Melbourne Victory||Sydney FC||Marc Janko (Sydney FC)||16|
|2015–16||Adelaide United||Western Sydney Wanderers||Adelaide United||Western Sydney Wanderers||Bruno Fornaroli (Melbourne City)||23|
|2016–17||Sydney FC||Melbourne Victory||Sydney FC||Melbourne Victory||Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory)
Jamie Maclaren (Brisbane Roar)