A-League snapshot – Round 4

Welcome to Week 4 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season. Week 4 – Fast Facts:

Welcome to Week 4 of the Hyundai A-League 2010/11 season.

Week 4 – Fast Facts:
The debut of 24-year-old Englishman Geoff Kellaway for Melbourne Victory on Sunday marked the Hyundai A-League’s 500th player to make an appearance in the competition. Kellaway’s debut was made in the Hyundai A-League’s 518th match.

THE FIRST 500 HYUNDAI A-LEAGUE PLAYERS:
- Average age on debut: 25.2 years
- Debutants per season: 2005/06 - 175; 2006/07 - 77; 2007/08 - 67, 2008/09 - 66; 2009/10 - 91; 2010/11 (after round 3) – 24
- Debutants per club: Perth Glory 69, Newcastle Jets 62, Brisbane Roar 60, Adelaide United 54, Melbourne Victory 52, Sydney FC 51, Central Coast Mariners 48, New Zealand Knights 44, Wellington Phoenix 19, North Queensland Fury 18, Gold Coast United 16, Melbourne Heart 7
- Venues hosted most debutants: Suncorp Stadium 76, EnergyAustralia Stadium 70, nib Stadium 68
- Made debut started/substitute: 287 starting appearances, 213 substitute appearances
- Age distribution on debut: under 20 years old - 106 players; 20 to 24 years old - 159 players; 25 to 29 years old - 126 players; 30 years and over: 109 players
- Youngest debutant: James Virgili, aged 16 years 180 days, for Newcastle Jets (L0-3 v Wellington) 4 January 2009
- Oldest debutant: Romario, aged 40y 320d, for Adelaide United (W3-2 v Newcastle) 15 December 2006
- Most goals scored on debut: 2 - Milton Rodriguez, for Newcastle Jets (D2-2 v Sydney) 17-Sep-06; Dylan MacAllister, for Central Coast Mariners (W4-2 v Brisbane) 31 August 2008
- Goalkeeper clean sheets on debut (9): Daniel Beltrame, Mark Birighitti, John Crawley, Milan Jovanic, Ben Kennedy, Matthew Nash, Mark Paston, Tom Willis, Neil Young
- Sent off in debut: Craig Moore, for Brisbane Roar (D2-2 v Adelaide United) 25 August 2007
- Biggest crowd on debut: Joe Gibbs, 44560, for Sydney FC (D1-1 v Melbourne) 20 March 2010
- Most nationalities: Australian (336 players), Brazilian (29), New Zealander (26), English (20), Scottish (11)

Week 4 Snapshot

Brisbane Roar (5) v Wellington Phoenix (4)
Friday, 27 August 2010, Suncorp Stadium, 8.00pm AEST

- Brisbane Roar are aiming for their third win in a row at home. Apart from an eventual six-match winning streak at home between November 2008 and February 2009, the Roar have never won more than two in a row at home before.

North Queensland Fury (2) v Adelaide United (3)
Saturday, 28 August 2010, Dairy Farmers Stadium, 5.15pm AEST

- North Queensland Fury is aiming for their fifth consecutive undefeated match, which would be an equal club record. Meanwhile Adelaide United is aiming for its sixth consecutive match undefeated, which would be the club's longest undefeated streak since September-October 2007.

Sydney FC (10) v Central Coast Mariners (6)
Saturday, 28 August 2010, Sydney Football Stadium, 7.30pm AEST

- Central Coast Mariners' Pedj Bojic is set to make his 50th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Gold Coast United (7) v Melbourne Victory (9)
Sunday, 29 August 2010, Skilled Park, 3.00pm AEST

- Melbourne Victory's Rodrigo Vargas is set to make his 100th Hyundai A-League appearance.

Melbourne Heart (11) v Perth Glory (1)
Sunday, 29 August 2010, AAMI Park, 5.00pm AEST

- Perth Glory's Jamie Coyne is set to make his 100th appearance.

Birthday Boys
- Golgol Mebrahtu (Gold Coast United) turns 20 on Saturday 28 August
- Marcello Fiorentini (Newcastle Jets) turns 30 on Sunday 29 August

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