Dubbed “Australia’s newest, oldest club” in respect to the long history of football in the region, the Western Sydney Wanderers have, through their name, a linkage to the first ever game of football played in New South Wales on 14 August 1880 between the King’s School and the Wanderers in North Parramatta.
On 17 May 2012 former Socceroo and proud Western Sydney native Tony Popovic was appointed as the Club’s Head Coach putting together a team in under four months who would go on to be crowned Premiers in their debut season, which included a record 10-match winning streak and 14-match unbeaten run.
On 1 November 2014, the Wanderers made history by becoming the first Australian club to win the AFC Champions League, defeating some of the most powerful clubs in Asia including Marcello Lippi’s Guangzhou Evergrande. Incredibly the Wanderers were only in their third season of existence.
The Wanderers are now four years old and are already one of the most successful clubs in Australia with one Premiership win, one Champions League win and three Grand Final appearances.