2019/20 A-League Men Season Review

The 2019/20 season was Brisbane Roar’s 15th A-League campaign with the club finishing in fourth position before being beaten by Western United in the Elimination Final.

Former Liverpool and England forward, Robbie Fowler took over as Head Coach and brought in a number of players with experience in the UK including; Tom Aldred, Jay O’Shea, Macaulay Gillesphey, Aiden O’Neill, Bradden Inman, Roy O’Donovan, Scott McDonald and Aaron Amadi-Holloway.

Aldred was handed the armband ahead of what was the first of his five seasons as club captain in Brisbane and marshalled a defence that conceded the second least goals of any side in the competition.

Jamie Young kept six clean sheets, the third most of any player in the league and was rewarded with a spot in the A-League Team of the Season.

Roy O’Donovan (6), Brad Inman (4) and Scott Mcdonald (4) lead the scoring for the side while Mirza Muratovic enjoyed a breakout campaign finding the back of the net twice after coming through the club’s academy program.

The 2019/20 season was put on hold mid-way through the campaign as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with the final stages of the season played behind closed doors in a New South Wales hub after a three month break.

Robbie Fowler departed the club during the pandemic enforced break with Warren Moon, who’d be working as the club’s Academy Director coming on board as his replacement.

In the Australia Cup Roar defeated Sydney FC 2-0 away from home in the Round of 32 before being bundled out on penalties by Central Coast Mariners in the Round of 16.

Brisbane Roar 2019/2020 A-League Men Season

Position: 4th (40 Points)
Wins: 11
Losses: 8
Draws: 7
Goals Scored: 29
Goals Conceded: 28
Biggest Win: 3-1 vs. Western Sydney Wanderers (H) (6 March 2020, Round 20)
Highest Home Attendance: 12,859 vs. Melbourne Victory (25 October 2019, Round 3)
Clean Sheets: 7 (6 from Jamie Young and 1 from Max Crocombe)

Captain: Tom Aldred

Top Goal Scorers:
Roy O’Donovan:
Brad Inman:
Scott McDonald:
Mirza Muratovic:
Scott Neville:

BRFC 19/20 A-League Men’s squad:

Goalkeepers: 1. Max Crocombe, 21. Jamie Young, 31. Macklin Freke

Defenders: 2. Scott Neville, 3. Corey Brown, 4. Daniel Bowles, 5. Tom Aldred (C), 6. Macaulay Gillesphey, 15. Aaron Reardon, 19. Jack Hingert, 22. Jake McGing, 27. Kai Trewin, 28. Izaack Powell, 29. Jordan Courtney-Perkins

Midfielders: 8. Danny Kim, 10. Brad Inman, 12. Matthew Ridenton, 14. George Mells, 25. Rahmat Akbari, 26. Jay O’Shea,

Forwards: 7. Jai Ingham, 20. Aaron Amadi-Holloway, 23. Dylan Wenzel-Halls, 30. Mirza Muratovic, 77. Scott McDonald

Head Coach: Robbie Fowler

Award Winners:

Club’s Golden boot winner: Scott McDonald & Roy O’Donovan
Players’ player of the year: Jay O’Shea
Player of the Year (Gary Wilkins Medal): Macaulay Gillesphey
Breakthrough Player of the year: Jordan Courtney-Perkins