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OFC Champions League
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Founded 1987
Region Oceania (OFC)
Number of teams 12
Current champions 22x20px Auckland City FC
Most successful team(s) 22x20px Auckland City FC(4 Titles)
33px 2012–13 OFC Champions League

The OFC Champions League, also known as the O-League, is the premier football competition in Oceania. It is organized by the OFC, Oceania's football governing body. It has been organized since 2007 under the current format, following its successor, the Oceania Club Championship. Four O-League titles have been won by teams from New Zealand and one was won by a team from another country, Papua New Guinea champion Hekari United, who won the competition in the 2009-2010 season by defeating New Zealand team Waitakere United and also becoming the first Pacific team to have won it.

The Oceania Club ChampionshipEdit

At first, this competition was played as a single playoff match between champions of New Zealand and Australia. That competition was held in 1987 and Adelaide City won the inaugural season.
Then 12 years pause came, until OFC organized next, all Oceania cup. In January 1999 Oceania Club Championship was held in Fijian cities of Nadi and Lautoka. Nine teams took part, with Australian side South Melbourne won the trophy. They also qualified to next year's FIFA Club World Cup.
Next competition was held two years later, with again Australian team winning the title. Wollongong Wolves won it, beating Vanuatu representative Tafea in final.
Two more editions were held under this name and format, with Sydney and Auckland City winning titles.
OFC decided to change competition format, and name, so next edition will be known as OFC Champions League

FormatEdit

Oceania Club ChampionshipEdit

The Oceania Club Championship was played on one or two venues, in one host country. It was played with two or three groups with single round-robin format, semifinals and final. It usually lasted about 10 days, with matches being played every 2 days.

Oceania Champions LeagueEdit

OFC decided to change competition format, to make its main competition more interesting and more important to competing clubs.

The first two seasons saw competition with two groups of three teams each, and from the third edition onwards it consists of two groups of four teams each. Group winners progress to the final, played in double playoff format, with the winner taking the title. Unlike its previous format, O-League lasts more than a half year, starting in October and ending next year, in April. The O-League winner qualifies to FIFA Club World Cup, entering the competition in playoff round.

Since 2012-13 season O-League changed it's format. At first, we saw introduction of qualifying stage, with champions of four weakest leagues compete for a play-off spot with the representative of country with worst record from previous edition of the O-League, and later we saw schedule and format change for main tournament too. It was decided that competition will be played between March and May 2013 with introduction of semifinal stage and final played on neutral venue. First O-League one-legged final will be played in Auckland.

FutureEdit

It has been suggested that the Wellington based Australian A League club, the Wellington Phoenix, should take part in the O-League. This is unlikely to happen because, despite being based in New Zealand, the Wellington Phoenix are technically an Australian team. Their players are all registered with Football Federation Australia which is part of the Asian Football Confederation.

Winners and runners upEdit

Past winners are:[1][2]

Oceania Club Championship/Oceania Champions Cup FinalsEdit

Season Winner Score Runner-up Tournament Venue
1987
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Adelaide City
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Australia
1 – 1 a.e.t (4–1 pen) Mount Wellington
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New Zealand
Adelaide
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Australia
1999
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South Melbourne FC
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Australia
5 – 1 Nadi F.C.
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Fiji
Nadi/Lautoka
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Fiji
2000–01
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Wollongong Wolves
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Australia
1 – 0 Tafea F.C.
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Vanuatu
Port Moresby
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Papua New Guinea
2004–05
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Sydney FC
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Australia
2 – 0 AS Magenta
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New Caledonia
Papeete
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French Polynesia
2006
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Auckland City FC
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New Zealand
3 – 1 AS Pirae
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French Polynesia
Albany
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New Zealand

Oceania Champions League Edit

Season Winner Aggregate Runner-up First leg Second leg Teams
2007
Details
Waitakere United
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New Zealand
2–2 (a) 4R Electrical Ba
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Fiji
1–2
Govind Park, Ba, Fiji
1–0
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand</small>
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2007–08
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Waitakere United
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New Zealand
6–3 Kossa FC
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Solomon Islands
1–3
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands
5–0,
Trusts Stadium, Waitakere City, New Zealand
9
2008–09
Details
Auckland City FC
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New Zealand
9–4 Koloale FC Honiara
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Solomon Islands
7–2
Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands
2–2,
Kiwitea Street, Auckland, New Zealand
8
2009–10
Details
PRK Hekari United
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Papua New Guinea
4–2 Waitakere United
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New Zealand
3–0
PMRL Stadium, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
1–2,
Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, New Zealand
8
2010-11
Details
Auckland City FC
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New Zealand
6–1 Amicale FC
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Vanuatu
2–1
Korman Stadium, Port Vila, Vanatu
4–0,
Kiwitea Street, Auckland, New Zealand
8
2011–12
Details
Auckland City FC
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New Zealand
3–1 Tefana
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Tahiti
2–1
Kiwitea Street, Auckland, New Zealand
1–0,
Stade Louis Ganivet, Faaa, French Polynesia
8
2012-13
Details
12

StatisticsEdit

Nation Team Appearances Winner Runner-up
Champions Cup O-League
22x20pxAuckland City FC2640
Waitakere United0621
U-Mount Wellington1001
Central United1000
Napier City Rovers1000
YoungHeart Manawatu1000
22x20pxKoloale0301
KOSSA0101
Marist1200
Laugu1000
Makuru1000
Malaita Eagles1000
Solomon Warriors0100
22x20pxBa1501
Nadi1001
Lautoka0200
Foodtown Warriors Labasa1000
Nokia Eagles1000
22x20pxManu-Ura1200
Pirae2001
Venus2000
Tefana0201
Temanava1100
Dragon0100
22x20pxHekari0510
Sobou2000
Unitech1000
University Inter0100
22x20pxTafea4201
Amicale0301
Port Vila Sharks0100
22x20pxMagenta2201
Mont-Dore1300
Baco0100
22x20px1Tuinaimato2000
Kiwi Club1000
Titavi1000
22x20px1Konica1000
PanSa1000
22x20px1Nikao Sokattack1000
Tupapa Maraerenga1000
22x20px1Lotoha'apai4000
22x20px2Adelaide City1010
South Melbourne1010
Wollongong Wolves1010
Sydney1010

Notes

1 teams from these nations start from Preliminary round from season 2012-13 on
2 Australia is no longer OFC member
Teams in bold take part in 2012-13 edition

Club recordsEdit

Biggest winEdit

  • All-time
    • Central United beat Lotoha'apai 16-0 in 1999
    • Wollongong Wolves beat Lotha'apai 16-0 in 2001
  • Champions League era
    • Waitakere United beat Tefana 10-0 in 2011-2012

Biggest aggregate winEdit

  • All-time
    • Magenta beat Nikao Sokattack 9-1 (4-0, 5-1) in 2005 (preliminary)
  • Champions League era
    • Auckland City beat Koloale 9-4 (7-2, 2-2) in 2008-2009 (final)
    • Auckland City beat Amicale 6-1 (2-1, 4-0) in 2010-2011 (final)

Highest scoring matchEdit

  • All-time
    • Malaita Eagles - Konica 14-2 in 1999
    • Central United - Lotoha'apai 16-0 in 1999
    • Lotoha'apai - Wollongong Wolves 0-16 in 2001
  • Champions League era
    • Waitakere United - Tefana 10-0 in 2011-2012
    • Auckland City - Koloale 7-3 in 2011-2012

Most goals scored in a seasonEdit

  • All-time
    • Wollongong Wolves scored 43 goals in 2001
  • Champions League era
    • Auckland City scored 24 goals in 2008-2009

Most goals scored in a group stageEdit

  • All-time
    • Wollongong Wolves scored 38 goals in 2001 (in 5 games; 7.6 goals per game)
  • Champions League era
    • Waitakere United scored 21 goals in 2011-2012

Most goals conceded in a seasonEdit

  • All-time
    • Lotoha'apai conceded 42 goals in 2001
  • Champions League era
    • Manu-Ura conceded 23 goals in 2009-2010

Most games without losingEdit

  • Auckland City in 27 games; started on 20 February 2008 and finished on 31 March 2012

Most games won in rowEdit

  • Auckland City won 9 games in a row; started on 21 February 2011 and finished on 4 March 2012

All games won in a single seasonEdit

  • South Melbourne won 4 games in 1999
  • Wollongong Wolves won 7 games in 2001
  • Sydney won 5 games in 2005
  • Auckland City won 5 games in 2006

Most games without winningEdit

  • Manu-Ura in 13 games; they have never won a match, with 0-2-11 record

Most games lost in rowEdit

  • Sobou lost 6 games in a row; 3 games each in 2005 and 2006; lost each match they played in this competition


Player recordsEdit

Most goals scoredEdit

  • All-time
    • Sasho Petrovski scored 17 goals
  • Champions League era
    • Daniel Koprivcic scored 16 goals

Most goals scored in a seasonEdit

  • All-time
    • Sasho Petrovski scored 13 goals for Wollongong Wolves in 2001
  • Champions League era
    • Keryn Jordan scored 8 goals for Auckland City in 2008-2009
    • Fenedy Masauvakalo scored 8 goals for Amicale in 2010-2011

Most goals scored in a single matchEdit

  • All-time
    • Sasho Petrovski scored 7 goals in Wollongong Wolves 16-0 win over Lotoha'apai
  • Champions League era
    • Roy Krishna scored 5 goals in Waitakere United 10-0 win over Tefana


Notes
reviewed on April 29, 2012

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit

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