Adelaide United FC

The Adelaide United FC is a football club from Adelaide ( Australia). The club was founded in 2003 and plays in the A- League, the Australian professional league.


In August 2003, the club Adelaide City withdrew from the National Soccer League ( NSL), the former top division. In order for the city of Adelaide was for the first time since the founding of the League in 1977 without NSL team. A month later the Adelaide United Football Club was founded. Within a few weeks put the club together a team that could participate in the NSL. After the 2003/ 04 season, the NSL adjusted the game operation.

The club was one of the eight founding members of the A-League. In addition to Perth Glory and the Newcastle United Jets Adelaide United is one of the three NSL clubs have been included in the A-League. When putting together the squad you put especially on players from Adelaide and the surrounding area. In autumn 2006 the club undertook the Brazilian ex-star Romario for four games. At the end of the season 2006/ 07 Adelaide United reached the Grand Final and it lost to Melbourne Victory 0:6.

Derogatory remarks about the cited by FIFA referee Mark Shield Refereeing team in the Grand Final resulted in the replacement of captain Ross Aloisi and the resignation of coach John Kosmina. The assistant coach and former Australian international Aurelio Vidmar was appointed on an interim basis to succeed.

Adelaide United took part in the 2007 and 2008 AFC Champions League and reached in 2008 as the first Australian team to the final. There they defeated the Japanese representative Gamba Osaka 0:3 and 0:2, but still qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup 2008 as Osaka occupied the space for the Japanese participants team. Adelaide United is cooperating with the U.S. second division Fort Lauderdale Strikers.


Adelaide United plays its home games at Hindmarsh Stadium. The stadium has 15,500 seats. Some games could be offered through filling of open spaces further 1,000 standing places. The stadium is one of the best and most comfortable football stadiums in Australia. But since it is also the smallest of the A-League has offered the club expansion plans, the Government of South Australia, when the average attendance is permanently over 14,000. These plans include expanding the degrees counter to the size of the grandstand, so that the capacity would rise to about 22,000 seats. In the following seasons, the average attendance was 10000-12000.

Squad of the 2013/14 season


  • A-League runners-up 2006/ 07, 2008/ 09
  • Winner of the A-League Premiership 2005/ 06
  • Winners of the A -League Pre- Season Cup 2006/ 07