About Us

The Hyundai A-League commenced in 2005 and Adelaide United FC quickly emerged as a dominant force in the competition, the club crowned inaugural Premiers, which was then followed by a Grand Final berth in 2006/07. During the club's first Hyundai A-League season, Adelaide United set many records. These included the fastest ever goal (Louis Brain - 13 seconds), three top 10 goals of the season (Shengqing Qu) and best away record (8 wins, 1 draw, 2 losses).

Adelaide United had its best year to date in 2008/09, qualifying not only for the Hyundai A-League and AFC Champions League Grand Finals, but also the prestigious FIFA Club World Cup in Japan where the club secured a commendable 5th place and the FIFA Fair Play Award.

In the 2010/11 Season, Adelaide United bounced back from finishing bottom in the 2009/10 Season to finish third on the table at the end of the minor round before suffering a heartbreaking 3-2 home loss to Gold Coast United in the second week of the finals. The season also saw Adelaide United claim its first Johnny Warren medalist in Marcos Flores (awarded to the best player in the league), as well as a first Hyundai A-League Golden Boot winner in striker Sergio van Dijk, who finished with 16 goals at the end of the regular season.

Going forward, the club is aiming to repay the faith of its fans by giving its all to improve on past performances and secure that elusive championship. These are challenging but achievable objectives, and goals that can be fulfilled with the support of the South Australian community.

Hyundai A-League
2005/06 Inaugural Premiers, Finished 3rd (Coach - John Kosmina)
2006/07 Finished 2nd (Coach - John Kosmina)
2007/08 Finished 6th (Coach - Aurelio Vidmar)
2008/09 Finished 2nd (Coach - Aurelio Vidmar)
2009/10 Finished 10th (Coach - Aurelio Vidmar)
2010/11 Finished 3rd (Coach - Rini Coolen)
2011/12 Finished 9th (Coach - Rini Coolen, replaced by John Kosmina)
2012/13 Finished 4th (Coach - John Kosmina, replaced by Michael Valkanis)
2013/14 Finished 6th (Coach - Josep Gombau)
2014/15 Finished 3rd (Coach - Josep Gombau)
2015/16 Finished 1st (Coach - Guillermo Amor)

History of Achievements
2005/06 Hyundai A-League Premiers
2006 Pre Season Cup Champions
2006/07 Hyundai A-League Grand Finalists
2007 Pre Season Cup Champions
2007 AFC Champions League Qualification
2007/08 Hyundai A-League Rising Star (Bruce Djite)
2008 FFA Hall of Fame inductee (Aurelio Vidmar)
2008 AFC Champions League Qualification
2008 AFC Champions League Finalists
2008 FIFA Club World Cup qualification (Finished 5th)
2008 FIFA Club World Cup ‘Fair Play Award’
2008 FIFA Club World Cup Goal of the Tournament (Cristiano)
2008/09 Hyundai A-League Grand Finalists
2008/09 Hyundai A-League Rising Star (Scott Jamieson)
2008/09 Hyundai A-League Goal Keeper of the Year (Eugene Galekovic)
2008/09 Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year (Aurelio Vidmar)
2009 The Advertiser/Channel 7 Sports Star of the Year - Coach of the Year (Aurelio Vidmar)
2009/10 Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (Eugene Galekovic)
2010 AFC Champions League Qualification
2010/11 Hyundai A-League Golden Boot (Sergio van Dijk)
2010/11 Hyundai A-League Johnny Warren Medallist (Marcos Flores)
2010/11 Hyundai A-League Fan Group of the Year Award
2012 AFC Champions League Qualification
2012/13 National Youth League Player of the Year (Awer Mabil)
2013/14 Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (Eugene Galekovic)
2013/14 National Youth League Golden Boot (Anthony Costa)
2014 Westifeld FFA Cup Winners
2014 Mark Viduka Medal (Sergio Cirio)
2014/15 Hyundai A-League Goalkeeper of the Year (Eugene Galekovic)
2014/15 NAB Young Football of The Year (Jimmy Jeggo)
2014/15 Hyundai A-League Goal of the Year (Tarek Elrich)
2015/16 Hyundai A-League Premiers
2015/16 Hyundai A-League Champions
2015/16 Hyundai A-League Coach of the Year (Guillermo Amor)

 

Board and Management
Adelaide United FC Ownership Consortium
Club Chairman - Mr. Greg Griffin
Club Patron - Fay Gerard
Mr. Robert Gerard AO
Dr. Richard Noble MBBS, FRACS
Mr. Bruno Marveggio

Additional Board Members
Mr. Joe Borreli

Football Sub Committee
Guillermo Amor
Pau Marti
Jacobo Ramallo
Ante Kovacevic
Grant Mayer
Greg Griffin
Bruno Marveggio

All senior recruitment and retention at Adelaide United is overseen by the clubs Football Sub Committee.  From a governance point of view, each person on the committee provides insight and scope to the Clubs overall recruitment and retention strategy ensuring that no one person holds the responsibility.  Roles within the committee include talent identification, salary cap and budget management, cultural and football philosophy. The Sub committee meets as required and reports back to the Clubs Board on all relevant decisions.

Administration
Chief Executive Officer - Grant Mayer
Sponsorship & Corporate Business Manager - John Colalancia
Business Development Manager - James Sellar and Mark Pangallo
General Manager - Marketing & Partnerships - Michael Rossi
Media & Marketing Coordinator - Jordan Trombetta
Consumer Business Manager - Matt Rossi
Events Coordinator - Zoe Andrews
Junior Graphic Designer - Monique Varricchio
Community Football Manager - Nathan Kosmina
Finance & Administration Manager - Selina Lee
Finance Officer - Anna D'Angelica
Administration Assistant - Kailey Maczkowiack

Football Department 
General Manager of Football - Ante Kovacevic
Head Coach - Guillermo Amor
Assistant Coach - Pau Marti
Assistant Coach - Jacobo Ramallo
Goalkeeper Coach - Peter Blazincic
High Performance Manager - Greg King
Equipment Manager - Chris Kelly

Medical Staff 
Doctor - James Ilic
Physiotherapist - Mathew Prior
Head Trainer - Peter Duke
Trainer - John Smith
Dietician - Anthony Mead

Youth Team Department 
Head of Youth Development & Womnen's Football - Huss Skenderovic
Assistant Coach - Ivan Karlovic
Goalkeeper Coach - Neil Tate
Team Manager - Robert Muscio
Physiotherapist - Alex Townsley
Sports Scientist - Harry Thandi