|Dates||19 October 2018 – 19 May 2019|
|Champions||Sydney FC (4th title)|
|Premiers||Perth Glory (1st title)|
|Champions League||Perth Glory|
|Goals scored||422 (3.13 per match)|
|Top goalscorer||Roy Krishna (18 goals)|
|Biggest home win||Melbourne City 5–0 Central Coast Mariners|
(26 April 2019)
Perth Glory 5–0 Wellington Phoenix
(28 April 2019)
|Biggest away win||Central Coast Mariners 2–8 Wellington Phoenix|
(9 March 2019)
|Highest scoring||Central Coast Mariners 2–8 Wellington Phoenix|
(9 March 2019)
Melbourne Victory vs. Melbourne City
(20 October 2018)
Central Coast Mariners vs. Wellington Phoenix
(9 March 2019)
The 2018–19 A-League was the 42nd season of national level soccer in Australia, and the 14th since the establishment of the A-League in 2004. The regular season commenced on 19 October 2018 and concluded on 28 April 2019. The play-offs began on 3 May 2019 and ended with the Grand Final on 19 May 2019. Sydney FC defeated Perth Glory in the Grand Final.
|Adelaide United||Adelaide||Coopers Stadium||16,500|
|Brisbane Roar||Brisbane||Suncorp Stadium||52,500|
|Central Coast Mariners||Gosford||Central Coast Stadium||20,059|
|Melbourne City||Melbourne||AAMI Park||30,050|
|Melbourne Victory||Melbourne||Marvel Stadium
|Newcastle Jets||Newcastle||McDonald Jones Stadium||33,000|
|Perth Glory||Perth||HBF Park||20,500|
|Sydney FC||Sydney||Sydney Cricket Ground
|Wellington Phoenix||Wellington||Westpac Stadium||34,500|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Sydney||ANZ Stadium
Personnel and kits
|Team||Manager||Captain||Kit manufacturer||Kit sponsor|
|Adelaide United||Marco Kurz||Isaías||Macron||IGA|
|Brisbane Roar||Darren Davies (caretaker)||Matt McKay||Umbro||Actron Air|
|Central Coast Mariners||Alen Stajcic (caretaker)||Matt Simon||Umbro||Masterfoods & State Road Constructions|
|Melbourne City||Warren Joyce||Scott Jamieson||Nike||Etihad Airways|
|Melbourne Victory||Kevin Muscat||Carl Valeri||Adidas||Metricon|
|Newcastle Jets||Ernie Merrick||Nigel Boogaard||Viva Sports||Ledman Group|
|Perth Glory||Tony Popovic||Diego Castro||Macron||QBE Insurance|
|Sydney FC||Steve Corica||Alex Brosque||Puma||The Star|
|Wellington Phoenix||Mark Rudan||Andrew Durante||Adidas||Huawei|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Markus Babbel||Brendan Hamill||Nike||Centuria|
|Team||Outgoing manager||Manner of departure||Date of vacancy||Position on table||Incoming manager||Date of appointment|
|Sydney FC||Graham Arnold||Signed by Australia||8 March 2018||Pre-season||Steve Corica||16 May 2018|
|Central Coast Mariners||Wayne O'Sullivan (caretaker)||End of caretaker spell||14 April 2018||Mike Mulvey||July 2018|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||Josep Gombau||Sacked||19 April 2018||Markus Babbel||19 May 2018|
|Perth Glory||Kenny Lowe||Sacked||20 April 2018||Tony Popovic||11 May 2018|
|Wellington Phoenix||Chris Greenacre (caretaker)||End of caretaker spell||30 May 2018||Mark Rudan||30 May 2018|
|Brisbane Roar||John Aloisi||Resigned||28 December 2018||9th||Darren Davies (caretaker)||28 December 2018|
|Central Coast Mariners||Mike Mulvey||Sacked||9 March 2019||10th||Alen Stajcic (caretaker)||12 March 2019|
The following do not fill a Visa position:
1Those players who were born and started their professional career abroad but have since gained Australian citizenship (and New Zealand citizenship, in the case of Wellington Phoenix);
2Australian citizens (and New Zealand citizens, in the case of Wellington Phoenix) who have chosen to represent another national team;
3Injury Replacement Players, or National Team Replacement Players;
4Guest Players (eligible to play a maximum of fourteen games)
Salary cap exemptions and captains
|1||Perth Glory||27||18||6||3||56||23||+33||60||Qualification to Finals series and AFC Champions League group stage[a]|
|2||Sydney FC (C)||27||16||4||7||43||29||+14||52|
|3||Melbourne Victory||27||15||5||7||50||32||+18||50||Qualification to Finals series and AFC Champions League preliminary round 2[a]|
|4||Adelaide United||27||12||8||7||37||32||+5||44||Qualification to Finals series[a]|
|8||Western Sydney Wanderers||27||6||6||15||42||54||−12||24|
|10||Central Coast Mariners||27||3||4||20||31||70||−39||13|
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.
Positions by round
|Leader and qualification to AFC Champions League group stage|
|Qualification to AFC Champions League preliminary round 2|
|Qualification to Finals series|
|4||Adelaide United (a.e.t.)||1||1||Perth Glory (pen.)||3 (5)|
|5||Melbourne City||0||4||Adelaide United||3 (4)|
|1||Perth Glory||0 (1)|
|2||Sydney FC (pen.)||0 (4)|
|3||Melbourne Victory||3||2||Sydney FC||6|
|6||Wellington Phoenix||1||3||Melbourne Victory||1|
|3 May 2019||Melbourne Victory||3–1||Wellington Phoenix||Melbourne|
||Stadium: AAMI Park|
Referee: Shaun Evans
|5 May 2019||Adelaide United||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Melbourne City||Adelaide|
|18:30 ACST||Halloran 119'||Report||Stadium: Coopers Stadium|
Referee: Kurt Ams
|10 May 2019||Perth Glory||3–3 (a.e.t.)|
|18:30 AWST||Report||Stadium: HBF Park|
Referee: Alex King
|12 May 2019||Sydney FC||6–1||Melbourne Victory||Sydney|
||Stadium: Netstrata Jubilee Stadium|
Referee: Chris Beath
|19 May 2019||Perth Glory||0–0 (a.e.t.)|
|16:30 AWST||Report||Stadium: Optus Stadium|
Referee: Shaun Evans
These are the attendance records of each of the teams at the end of the home and away season. The table does not include finals series attendances.
- As of matches played on 28 April 2019.
|Western Sydney Wanderers||14||9,191||21,984||5,067||128,670|
|Central Coast Mariners||13||5,562||8,923||3,703||72,300|
|Round||Total||Games||Avg. Per Game|
|Central Coast Mariners||6,843|
|Western Sydney Wanderers||16,444|
Last updated: 28 April 2019.
- As of the end of the Regular Season, 28 April 2019
|1||Roy Krishna||Wellington Phoenix||18|
|2||Adam Le Fondre||Sydney FC||16|
|3||Andy Keogh||Perth Glory||15|
|4||Kosta Barbarouses||Melbourne Victory||14|
|5||Ola Toivonen||Melbourne Victory||13|
|6||Roy O'Donovan||Newcastle Jets||11|
|Adam Taggart||Brisbane Roar|
|David Williams||Wellington Phoenix|
|9||Craig Goodwin||Adelaide United||10|
|Oriol Riera||Western Sydney Wanderers|
|Alex Brosque||Sydney FC||Central Coast Mariners||5–2||4 January 2019|||
|Kosta Barbarouses||Melbourne Victory||Brisbane Roar||0–5||15 January 2019|||
|David Williams||Wellington Phoenix||Newcastle Jets||4–1||31 March 2019|||
|Roy Krishna||Wellington Phoenix||Melbourne City||3–2||21 April 2019|||
- As of the end of the Regular Season, 28 April 2019
- As of the end of the Regular Season, 28 April 2019
|1||Liam Reddy||Perth Glory||12|
|2||Eugene Galekovic||Melbourne City||8|
|Paul Izzo||Adelaide United|
|Andrew Redmayne||Sydney FC|
|5||Glen Moss||Newcastle Jets||6|
|6||Lawrence Thomas||Melbourne Victory||5|
|7||Vedran Janjetović||Western Sydney Wanderers||4|
|Filip Kurto||Wellington Phoenix|
|9||Jamie Young||Brisbane Roar||2|
|10||Matt Acton||Melbourne Victory||1|
|James Delianov||Melbourne City|
During the season each club is given fair play points based on the number of cards they received in games. A yellow card is worth 1 point, a second yellow card is worth 2 points, and a red card is worth 3 points. At the annual awards night, the club with the fewest points wins the Fair Play Award.
- Most yellow cards: 11
- Alex Rufer (Wellington Phoenix)
- Most red cards: 2
- Most yellow cards: 67
- Wellington Phoenix
- Most red cards: 7
- Central Coast Mariners
|Western Sydney Wanderers||57||1||1||62|
|Central Coast Mariners||58||5||2||74|
Last updated: 28 April 2019.
The A-League Goal of the Month is an award that recognises the player who is deemed to have scored the best A-League goal each month of the season. The winner is chosen by an online public vote through the A-League website.
|Month||Goal of the Month||Nominee for Young Footballer of the Year||Reference|
|October||Scott Galloway||Adelaide United||—|||
|November||Terry Antonis||Melbourne Victory||Chris Ikonomidis||Perth Glory|||
|December||David Williams||Wellington Phoenix||Sarpreet Singh||Wellington Phoenix|||
|January||Jaushua Sotirio||Western Sydney Wanderers||Lachlan Wales||Melbourne City|||
|February||Éric Bauthéac||Brisbane Roar||Thomas Deng||Melbourne Victory|||
|March||Dylan Wenzel-Halls||Brisbane Roar||Keanu Baccus||Western Sydney Wanderers|||
|April||Éric Bauthéac||Brisbane Roar||Riley McGree||Melbourne City|||
|May||Diego Castro||Perth Glory||—|||
The NAB Young Footballer of the Year Award was awarded to the finest performance of an under-23 player from Australia or New Zealand throughout the season.
- Johnny Warren Medal – Roy Krishna, Wellington Phoenix
- NAB Young Footballer of the Year – Chris Ikonomidis, Perth Glory
- Nike Golden Boot Award – Roy Krishna, Wellington Phoenix (18 goals)
- Goalkeeper of the Year – Filip Kurto, Wellington Phoenix
- Coach of the Year – Tony Popovic, Perth Glory
- Fair Play Award – Sydney FC
- Referee of the Year – Shaun Evans
- Goal of the Year – Éric Bauthéac, Brisbane Roar (Central Coast Mariners v Brisbane Roar, 22 February 2019)
|Team of the Season|
|Goalkeeper||Filip Kurto (Wellington Phoenix)|
|Defenders||Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC)||Bart Schenkeveld (Melbourne City)||Shane Lowry (Perth Glory)||Jason Davidson (Perth Glory)|
|Midfielders||Diego Castro (Perth Glory)||Neil Kilkenny (Perth Glory)||Brandon O'Neill (Sydney FC)|
|Forwards||Chris Ikonomidis (Perth Glory)||Roy Krishna (Wellington Phoenix)||Ola Toivonen (Melbourne Victory)|
|Substitutes||Michael Jakobsen (Adelaide United)||Isaías (Adelaide United)||Adam Le Fondre (Sydney FC)||Miloš Ninković (Sydney FC)||Liam Reddy (Perth Glory)|
- 2018–19 Adelaide United FC season
- 2018–19 Brisbane Roar FC season
- 2018–19 Central Coast Mariners FC season
- 2018–19 Melbourne City FC season
- 2018–19 Melbourne Victory FC season
- 2018–19 Newcastle Jets FC season
- 2018–19 Perth Glory FC season
- 2018–19 Sydney FC season
- 2018–19 Wellington Phoenix FC season
- 2018–19 Western Sydney Wanderers FC season
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