The A-League Fantasy is at the moment known as also the "Hyundai A-League" and 10 teams from Australia and Wellington in New Zeeland are currently fighting every season for the championship
Before the A-League was founded there was the so called NSL or National Soccer League. The NSL was founded in 1977 as the first professional australian Soccer League. Before that there were only amateur leagues in australian soccer.
At the beginnning of the 21st century most of the clubs got financial problems, so they tried to sell out good players to europe. That decision ends the NSL finally.
Because of the weather conditions in Australia and New Zeeland the season begins in august and ends around february like in J1 Football League. After the regular season the best 6 teams are doing the play-offs till a winner is crowned. But there is no relegation or promotion in australian soccer because of the non-existence of a second division.
The so called "A-League-Premiership" or the winner of the league can play the following season in the AFC Champions league with all the asian teams and champions.
Pretty interesting for the european viewers is the fact that there is an upper limit of salary in the A-League Fantasy Soccer so 20 players can´t earn more than 2,35 Mio. AU$ or around 1,4mio€. On top of that every team must have minimum of 20 players in the squad and minimum three u23 players. That is a fantastic system to educate more australian young guns to enjoy football even more. Therefore the Youth League is a huge project where even a team from an sport university is participating.
So maybe you are not only interested in playing some of the biggest leagues but also some A-League Fantasy action. Daily Fantasy Sports is in Australia on a very nice growth right now so the A-League Fantasy game needs some attention in the future!
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The most well known clubs from the A-League are Adelaide United (the reigning premiers), Sydney FC or Melbourne Victory in the young history of the league.
Let us demonstrate you the growth of the A-League and showing you that there will be an interesting future in the souther hemisphere, there were some rumours that stars like Miroslav Klose from italian top club Lazio Rom could join the league to play a couple of years to end his career there. Finally that deal didn´t get through because he ended his career in late 2016. But the clubs are getting some financial help if they transfer some topstars to their team, so that is a very good sign like it was in Asia in the late 90´s.
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