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Updated on November 2, 2010


Adelaide United are an Australian Soccer Team that compete in the A-League, the top level competition in Australia. Adelaide United competed in the National Soccer League, the precursor to the A-League for one season in 2003-04. They then went on to become founding members of the A-League in 2005.



Adelaide United were formed in 2003 and competed in the National Soccer League for one season in 2003-04 after taking the place vacated by Adelaide City Force. Adelaide City Force had withdrawn in August 2003 and this potentially meant that Adelaide may have had no NSL team for the first time since 1977. In response, Adelaide United were created in September 2003 and a team was hastily scraped together within a couple of weeks and played their first game in October,

At the end of Season 2003-04 the NSL folded and the A-League was created. Adelaide United went on to become founding members of the A-League in 2005.


Seasons 1 to 4

In the first season of the A-League Adelaide United were the Minor Premiers finishing 7 points ahead of the pack but could only manage third place in the finals. The next season, 2006-07 despite only coming 2nd in the league, they went one better than the year before and made the Grand Final, however they lost badly, 6-0 to winners Melbourne Victory.

Season 3 (2007-08) was a major disappointment as Adelaide finished a lowly 6th.

Season 4 (2008–09) began full of hope as Adelaide United strengthened their squad. During the season Adelaide United passed the one millionth spectator milestone of total crowds since the inception of the A-League and are only the third A-League club to do so thus far, the other two being Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. By the end of the regular, Adelaide had finished 2nd being equal to Melbourne Victory on 38 points on the ladder and also being equal on Goal Difference. The Championship came down to the fact that Melbourne Victory had scored more goals. In the finals where they lost their Semi-Final 6–0 over two legs against Melbourne but then went on to beat Queensland Roar 1-0 in the Qualifying Final to go through to the Grand Final and face Melbourne again. The 2008-09 Grand Final was a much closer affair between these two teams unlike the Grand Final of 2 years earlier and it ended 1-0 to Melbourne Victory.

Adelaide United Home Kit 2009-10


Season 5

After a bright start to Season 5 with a 1-0 home win against Perth Glory on 7th August 2009 Adelaide United have since lost their way slightly. In Week 2 they lost 1-0 away to Sydney FC this was then followed up in Week 3 with a 2-0 home defeat to A-League new boys and current leaders Gold Coast United. In Week 4 Adelaide United could only struggle to a 3-3 home draw to bottom of the league club North Queensland Fury and Round 5 saw them scrape a 1-1 away draw against Wellington Phoenix.

Round 6 saw Adelaide United come back to their winning ways with an exciting 1-0 home win against Central Coast Mariners which featured a magical free-kick from Cassio. Yet Round 7 again saw Adelaide United disappoint as they went down to a 2-0 home defeat to Melbourne Victory


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