12 teams vying for glory
For the second consecutive season, there will be a total of 12 teams in the A League. This is the largest the league has ever been since the first season began in 2005.
Playing at home counts
Home advantage was clearly visible in the 2020/2021 season. Of the 156 regular-season matches played, 67 produced wins for the home team, compared to 52 wins for the away team.
Sydney and Melbourne most represented
The inclusion of Macarthur last year means there are now three Sydney-based teams in the A League, along with Sydney FC and Western Sydney. Melbourne, the second-biggest city in Australia after Sydney, also has three A League teams.
Nine of the 12 teams have won either the A League regular-season or post-season playoffs titles. The only three teams without silverware yet are Wellington from New Zealand and the league’s two newest teams, Western United and Macarthur.