Full Name: Brisbane Roar Football Club
Nickname: The Roar
Home Ground: Suncorp Stadium
Coach/Manager: Ange Postecoglou (Australia)
A-League Premiership: 2010-11
A-League Championship: 2010-11
Brisbane’s history as a club dates back to 1957 when Hollandia-Inala Soccer Club was formed by Dutch migrants. The club adopted the name Brisbane Lions in the 1970′s, however they agreed to change their name to Queensland Lions after the formation of an AFL club with the same name.
Brisbane won the 2010/11 A-League Championship
The Queensland Lions were one of two consortiums who bid for an A-League licence in Brisbane at the inception of the A-League and on 1 November 2004 they were confirmed as the owners of the Brisbane team for the A-League.
Originally known as the Queensland Roar, the club changed its name in 2009 due to the emergence of two more Queensland clubs, Gold Coast United and the North Queensland Fury, into the A-League competition.
In earlier seasons, the team’s inconsistent performances saw the club fail to live up to its expectations. The club made back-to-back preliminary finals in 2007-08 and 2008-09 but failed to make it through to the Grand Final.
Following the departure of Frank Farina in October 2009, Ange Postecoglou’s appointment as the team’s new manager saw the side finish in ninth place by the end of the season.
However, the 2010-11 season brought about a change in fortune as the club went on the greatest winning streak in Australian football history. Following their remarkable penalty shootout win in the Grand Final against the Central Coast Mariners, in which they scored two goals in the final three minutes of Extra Time to send it to a penalty shoot-out, ‘The Roar’ are currently undefeated in 28 matches.
The club will make its first appearance in the AFC Champions League in 2012, having qualified as Champions of Australia.