On 2 March, 2005, then-named Queensland Roar FC was incorporated as a partnership.
As one of eight teams in the inaugural Hyundai A-League season, the club played its first ever match against the New Zealand Knights at Suncorp Stadium on 28 August, 2005, winning 2-0. Since then the club has remained at the forefront of the Hyundai A-League both on and off the pitch.
Following the introduction of two new Queensland teams in 2009, the club changed its name to Brisbane Roar FC.
All home matches continue to be played at Suncorp Stadium, Queensland’s world-class, state-of-the-art stadium. The cauldron-like design and proximity to the playing field ensures football fans will have the best view and atmosphere not ever experienced at a sporting event in Queensland before.
Squad training is conducted at Ballymore Stadium, Herston, where the club’s administration team is also based.
The technical department at Brisbane Roar FC have vast experience in both coaching and playing football. All of our technical staff at Brisbane Roar are fully accredited and focused on recruiting, developing and promoting prime local and international talent with the aim of delivering on-field success.
Our club is committed to providing Brisbane with a quality team capable of delivering excitement and interest to the whole football family. An international flavour is added with our recruits from Brazil, Bahrain, Germany and Albania.
Starting in 2010 under former Head Coach Ange Postecoglou and continuing now under Mike Mulvey, Brisbane Roar has played a key part in lifting the standard of the Hyundai A-League with an attractive, mobile brand of football that has become synonymous with the club, bringing Brisbane Roar a host of achievements in recent times.
The Roar celebrated the end of their successful 2010/11 season - in which they lost just once and finished eight points clear at the top of the competition ladder to claim the Premier's Plate - by producing one of Australia’s greatest ever sporting comebacks in the 2011 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
After the scores were locked at 0-0 following 90 minutes against Central Coast Mariners on March 13, 2011, the match progressed to extra time. Brisbane conceded twice in quick succession and were facing a 2-0 defeat with just 17 minutes remaining on the clock.
But, the players refused to give up and after clawing back one goal in the 116th minute, the Roar equalised with the final play of the game to force a penalty shootout which they eventually won 4-2.
Off-field, the club received a huge boost in October 2011, with Indonesian conglomerate the Bakrie Group purchasing a 70 per cent stake in the club, via the company’s sporting arm Pelita Jaya Cronus.
This made the Bakrie Group the first foreign investors to hold a majority share in an Hyundai A-League club. In February 2012, the Bakrie Group increased their ownership and now holds the full 100% stake in the club.
The purchase has been hailed as the first step in the globalisation of the competition and the club is proud to be at the forefront of the competition's growing stature within Asia.
Pelita Jaya Cronus also own Belgian second-division club Cercle Sportif Vise, Indonesian club Arema FC and Indonesia Futbol S.A.D. in Uruguay’s top Under-17 and Under-19 divisions.
The on-field success continued for Brisbane Roar in the 2011/12 season with the club creating Australian sporting history by breaking a 74-year old national record for the most consecutive matches undefeated by playing 36 Hyundai A-League fixtures without a loss.
The club also participated in the AFC Champions League, Asia’s premier competition, for the first time in early 2012 – competing against some of the region’s best teams in the group stage.
On April 22, 2012, Brisbane Roar became the first Hyundai A-League team to successfully defend their Championship by again displaying their ‘never-say-die’ attitude and scoring two late goals to defeat Perth Glory 2-1 at Suncorp Stadium.
In the Hyundai A-League 2012/13 season, Brisbane Roar fell one match short of defending their Championship, losing to Premier's Plate winners Western Sydney Wanderers in the semi-final after finishing fifth on the competition ladder.
Brisbane Roar Football Club aims to encourage more people to become involved in football whether through playing or watching the game by:
* To act as Brisbane’s football representative in the community – forging links with community, school and other organisations in order to improve and maintain interest in the game and the clubs standing in the community;
* Encourage women, disabled people and people from all ethnic backgrounds to become involved in the game of football; and ultimately
* To be an agent of change in sport, health and the environment in the local community.
Football DepartmentHead Coach - Mike MulveyAssistant Coach/Football Conditioning Coach - Ken SteadAssistant Coach - Jeff HopkinsYouth Team Coach - John SimeFootball Logistics: Nigel HooperKit Manager: Steven Farrell
AdministrationGeneral Manager - Sean DobsonMedia & Communications - Daniel LatoStrategic Partnerships - Steve GuiseMarketing - Kurt BruttonOperations & Events - Bruce Stalder
BoardChairman: Dali TahirVice-Chairman: Christopher FongVice-Chairman: Helmi Rahman