11:50 AM Mon 2nd May, 2016 - Admin
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Adelaide United have won the Hyundai A-League Grand Final defeating Western Sydney Wanderers 3-1 at Adelaide Oval on Sunday in front of 50,119 fans.

Roared on by a boisterous home crowd, the biggest for a domestic match in South Australia, the Reds crowned an extraordinary season by winning the Championship just weeks after lifting the Premiership.

Adelaide United have completed one of the most extraordinary stories in Hyundai A-League – and Australian sporting – history.

Winless and bottom of the league in Round 8, the Reds under first year senior coach Gui Amor galvanised their spirit, tightened up their defence and went on an unforgettable run.

This run reaped the Premiership in a thrilling final round of the A-League a few weeks ago.

And on Sunday United completed put the capstone on a remarkable resurgence by seeing off the Wanderers in front of a packed Adelaide Oval crowd.


21’ 1-0 Kamau: Adelaide United

Carrusca was the architect. ...
7:23 PM Sat 19th Apr, 2014 - Admin
Adelaide United went down 0-1 to an ultra defensive Central Coast Mariners in the Elimination Final at Gosford today.

Adelaide went to Gosford as the away team and was the only team that was prepared to play football. Central Coast, as the home team, reverted to ultra defensive tactics playing 5 players in defense and 4 players in the midfield and thus effectively parked a bus in front of their goals.

Adelaide dominated possession for long periods of the game whilst the Mariners sought to hit Adelaide on the counter attack. Against the run of play, the Mariners were rewarded for their negative tactics in the 61st minute in was was effectively their only half chance in the game. Striker Mitch Duke scrambled a pass into the on rushing Bernie Ibini who took one touch before smashing the ball past Adelaide's goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic.

Adelaide continued to dominate possession for the remainder of the game but could find no way past the Mariners bus. ...
4:53 PM Sun 15th Dec, 2013 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC made it a night to remember as it put to bed a nine game losing streak against the Central Coast Mariners with a 4-0 win at Coopers Stadium.

The Reds finally reaped the rewards that appeared to have been coming after a number of highly encouraging displays in previous weeks, goals from Bruce Djite, Fabio Ferreira, Sergio Cirio and Jeronimo giving the club its biggest ever win over the Mariners and their first triumph against the reigning champions since January 2009.

In a season where luck has often not been on the Reds’ side, everything went the home side’s way as they celebrated their second win, and first clean sheet of the season.

Delighted Coach Josep Gombau said the result was credit for the belief and hard work his players have put in as well as for the Reds faithful that have stuck by the team during a lean spell of results since the opening round.

“I’m very happy to win, very happy for the players and the fans more than anybody,” Gombau said. ...
9:37 PM Fri 15th Feb, 2013 - Admin
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Despite an illustrious playing career at the height of Australian football, there remains a burning desire for South Australian football icon Sergio Melta to conquer another facet of the game - coaching.

While he never played overseas like several Australian football stars, Melta is recognised as one of the country's greatest ever midfielders.

Melta, who was crowned the National Soccer League's best player in 1984, won three NSL titles and two national cups with Adelaide City, and ranks fifth on the all-time list of national league appearances with a staggering 445.

He also represented the Qantas Socceroos and has a medal named in his honour which is awarded to the South Australian Premier League's player of the year.

But while Melta has a decorated resume, a coaching role at the elite level is absent from it. ...
1:17 PM Mon 28th Jan, 2013 - Admin
Adelaide United fans are in shock today at the sudden resignation of coach John Kosmina.

Rumours have been swirling around the local football community over recent days but there are always rumours surrounding any football club. However the rumours bea more public profile when Andy Harper alluded to there being something awry behind the scenes at Adelaide United during the coverage of Friday nights game against Central Coast Mariners.

Following Friday nights game there was a sudden surprise press release targeting at refuting speculation about the coaching position at Adelaide United and confirming Kosimina was the head coach until the end of the season.

Fast forward another day and John Kosmina has released his own statement advising that he has resigned as coach of Adelaide United. In true Kosmina fashion, he has resigned with the same passion he has always put into his performances both as a player and as a coach. ...
9:24 PM Sat 13th Oct, 2012 - Admin
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Jeronimo Neumann’s second half goal has helped Adelaide United FC to consecutive wins to start the season as the Reds inflicted the first defeat on new Hyundai A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers in a 1-0 result at Hindmarsh Stadium tonight.

The Argentinean’s clinical 70th minute finish decided a game that took until the second half to really come to life.

It could have been a different story after Neumann had a penalty saved by Ante Covic only five minutes earlier, but the Reds’ number 21 would not be denied as he finished off a superb counter attack as the home side pounced from a Wanderers corner.

The Reds’ three new foreigners – Neumann, Fabio Ferreira and Marcelo Carusca, all showed they will be more than capable of causing problems for opposition defences this season, while at the other end of the park the Reds can boast back to back clean sheets, something they failed to do during the entirety of last season. ...
10:52 PM Thu 11th Oct, 2012 - Admin
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The depth, talent and balance of Adelaide United FC’s squad will be put into action tomorrow night at Hindmarsh Stadium when dashing winger Fabio Ferreira makes his starting debut as the Reds attempt to make it two from two when they face the Hyundai A-League’s newest club, Western Sydney Wanderers.

Ferreira’s opportunity comes after Coach John Kosmina ruled Dario Vidosic out of the match after the influential midfielder left the track early complaining of hamstring tightness this morning.

Considering the Reds’ heavy workload over the past fortnight with the ACL Quarter Final in Uzbekistan followed by last Sunday’s away win over the Newcastle Jets, Kosmina has decided not to risk a less than fully fit Vidosic.

“His hamstring tightened up again, the same one he’s had issues with in the past,” Kosmina said of Vidosic. ...
10:26 PM Mon 8th Oct, 2012 - Admin
A stunning 88th minute goal from substitute Billy Mehmet secured a dramatic victory for Perth Glory in Sunday’s Grand Final re-match with Brisbane Roar at Paterson’s Stadium, Subiaco.

Glory had enjoyed the better of a feisty contest but looked set to have to settle for a share of the spoils until the overlapping Scott Jamieson whipped in a superb cross from the left and Mehmet produced a classic centre-forward’s header to power the ball into the far corner of the net.

Fifteen of the players who started last season’s Suncorp decider backed up at Patersons Stadium and while clear-cut goalscoring opportunities were at a premium throughout, there was no shortage of tension and talking points to keep a vocal home crowd enthralled right to the end. ...
11:12 PM Sun 7th Oct, 2012 - Admin
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Adelaide United FC has produced a spirited and character filled performance as it opened its Hyundai A-League 2012/13 Season with a 2-0 victory over the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium this afternoon.

A Dario Vidosic goal after just 58 seconds gave the Reds a flying start before Iain Ramsay continued his recent purple patch in front of goal with the second in the 75th minute to get Adelaide’s domestic campaign off with a precious three points away from home.

Making the result even more impressive is that the Reds only touched down back in Australia yesterday morning from their ACL Quarter Final against Bunyodkor in Tashkent last Wednesday night, a fact that certainly did not go unnoticed by Coach John Kosmina after the game.

“It has been a long week and I think it probably showed in some moments during the game we were a bit fatigued but for the guys to get through after what they did on Wednesday night – get through 120 minutes and then with all of the travel we’ve had, it has been a ...
2:14 AM Thu 4th Oct, 2012 - Admin
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Visa players in the A-League

Jeronimo Neumann (Argentina)
Marcelo Carrusca (Argentina)
Sergio van Dijk (Netherlands)
Fabio Ferreira (Portugal)

Besart Berisha (Albania)
Henrique (Brazil)
Thomas Broich (Germany)
Yuji Takahashi (Japan)
Do Dong-Hyun (South Korea)

Patrick Zwaanswijk (Netherlands)
Michael McGlinchey (New Zealand)
Nick Montgomery (Scotland)

Jonatan Germano (Argentina)
Fred (Brazil)
Josip Tadic (Croatia)
Steven Gray (Ireland)
Patrick Gerhardt (Liberia)

Marcos Flores (Argentina)
Guilherme Finkler (Brazil)
Adama Traore (Ivory Coast)
Jonathan Bru (Mauritius)
Marco Rojas (New Zealand)

Bernardo Ribeiro (Brazil)
Tiago (Brazil)
Emile Heskey (England)
Michael Bridges (England)
Dominik Ritter (Switzerland)

Billy Mehmet (Ireland)
Liam Miller (Ireland)
Ryo Nagai (Japan)
Bas van den Brink (Netherlands)
Steven McGarry (Scotland)

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