1991–92 National Soccer League

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NSL 1991-92
League National Soccer League
Sport Association football
Duration 1991-92
Number of teams 14
NSL season
Champions Adelaide City
Top scorer Tim Bredbury
Kimon Taliadoros (15 each)
National Soccer League seasons

The 1991–92 National Soccer League season, was the 16th season of the National Soccer League in Australia.

Overview

The 1991/92 National Soccer League season saw fourteen teams compete with Adelaide City winning the championship after defeating Melbourne Croatia in the grand final on a penalty shootout 4-2 after the scores were locked at 0-0 after full-time and extra time at Olympic Park, Melbourne in front of 15,463 fans. Melbourne Croatia were named premiers after finishing the home-and-away season on top of the table one point clear ahead of Sydney Olympic.

This was the only season future socceroos goalkeeper Mark Bosnich, strikers Paul Agostino and John Aloisi would compete in the National Soccer League. Bosnich, signed from Manchester United, would make five appearances for his junior club Sydney Croatia before heading back to England to play for Aston Villa.[1]Agostino, at age sixteen, would make seventeen appearances and score six goals with West Adelaide before heading to Switzerland to play for BSC Young Boys[2] and John Aloisi would make one appearance for Adelaide City before heading to Standard Liege in Belgium. Other significant signings included former Hong Kong international striker Tim Bredbury signing with Sydney Olympic who would finish the season joint top goal scorer with fifteen goals.

This would be the final season in the National Soccer League for A.P.I.A. Leichhardt as they fell into financial troubles and went down to the NSW Super League in 1993.[3][4]

Regular season

Pos
Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Melbourne Croatia 26 14 7 5 45 26 +19 35 1992 National Soccer League Finals
2 Sydney Olympic 26 12 10 4 38 27 +11 34
3 South Melbourne 26 13 5 8 51 28 +23 31
4 Adelaide City (C) 26 10 9 7 26 23 +3 29 1991–92 National Soccer League Champions
5 Wollongong City 26 9 10 7 24 17 +7 28 1992 National Soccer League Finals
6 Brisbane United 26 8 10 8 31 35 −4 26
7 Marconi Fairfield 26 10 5 11 33 31 +2 25
8 APIA Leichhardt Tigers (R) 26 7 11 8 26 28 −2 25 Relegated to the 1993 NSW Division 1
9 Heidelberg United 26 8 8 10 28 33 −5 24
10 Parramatta Eagles 26 6 11 9 24 24 0 23
11 Newcastle Breakers 26 7 8 11 28 39 −11 22
12 Sydney Croatia 26 6 9 11 22 33 −11 21
13 West Adelaide 26 7 7 12 25 46 −21 21
14 Preston Makedonia 26 5 10 11 21 32 −11 20

Source: rsssf.com
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored.

Finals

  Elimination and Qualifying Finals Semi Finals Preliminary Final Grand Final
                                     
1  Melbourne Croatia (p) 0 (5)  
    3  South Melbourne 0 (3)         1  Melbourne Croatia 0 (2)
2  Sydney Olympic 0     3  South Melbourne 0   4  Adelaide City (p) 0 (4)
3  South Melbourne 2       4  Adelaide City 2  
2  Sydney Olympic 1
4  Adelaide City 1   4  Adelaide City 2  
5  Wollongong Wolves 0

Individual awards

External links

References

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  4. "1991-92 Season Final Table". ozfootball.net. Archived from the original on 22 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>