14 Facts About A League


A-A League was announced in April 2004, as a successor to the NSL.

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In 2020, soccer experts concluded A-A League is entering a new crisis era, due to lack of major competitiveness and that total reforms must be done to improve the league, including the introduction of promotion and relegation system, and this has started to be debated.

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A-A League clubs are eligible for participation in the AFC Champions A League competition each season since the 2007 edition of the tournament.

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A-A League Men is currently contested by 12 teams: eleven from Australia and one from New Zealand.

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The rivalry is one of the most intense and well respected in the A-A League, producing noticeable atmosphere and some of the largest attendances in the league.

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Current A-A League logo was unveiled in January 2017 by Football Federation Australia.

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A-A League has two trophies which are competed for during the season: the Premier's Plate and the A-A League Trophy.

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The A-A League Trophy is nicknamed the "Toilet Seat" due to its shape.

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Notable marquee and guest players in the A-A League have included Alessandro Del Piero, William Gallas, Dwight Yorke, Keisuke Honda, Damien Duff, Emile Heskey, Robbie Fowler, Shinji Ono, David Villa and former FIFA World Player of the Year Romario.

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A-A League games have been played in 33 stadiums since the inaugural season of the A-A League in 2005.

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Since its formation, the A-A League has been sponsored by an official naming rights partner.

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Fox Sport's contract with the A-A League, which was renegotiated in June 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, concluded in July 2021.

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Every A-A League match is live streamed globally, allowing games to be viewed online through a subscription service provided in a partnership with the FFA.

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A-A League has been promoted using a number of different advertising slogans and strategies since its inception.

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