Special Sub-Topic: Adelaide United FC
|What is the common nickname for Adelaide United FC?|
Reds. It did not start that way. The original strip of Adelaide United had all 3 state colours of South Australia: red, blue, and gold. It was later that Adelaide eventually adopted an all-red kit.
|What is the seating capacity of Hindmarsh Stadium, the home ground of Adelaide United?|
15,500. It is possible to extend the capacity of the stadium by standing room, but the seating capacity is fixed.
|Who was the Brazilian legend that Adelaide United had signed for 4 games in November 2006?|
Romario. There was much hope that Romario would score his 1,000th goal while with Adelaide United, but those hopes were to be disappointed.
|Who was Adelaide United's first marquee signing (the one player that each A-League club is allowed to have outside their salary cap)?|
Shengqing Qu. The Chinese international Shengqing Qu was recruited from Shanghai Shenhua in March 2005. He returned to Shanghai when his contract was renewed in 2007.
|On 18 February 2007, Adelaide United lost to Melbourne Victory in the A-League Grand Final. How many goals did Adelaide score against Melbourne's 6 goals?|
0. Archie Thompson scored five of the six goals. Adelaide captain Ross Aloisi received a red card in the match.
|In 2008, Adelaide United became the first Australian team to reach the final of the Asian Champions League. Who was their opponent in the semi-finals?|
FC Bunyodkor. Adelaide won the first leg 3-0 in Adelaide, and then lost 1-0 in Tashkent, allowing them to go through 3-1 on aggregate. Gamba Osaka was their opponent in the final, who defeated Urawa Red Diamonds in the semi-finals. Kashima Antlers was Adelaide's quarterfinal opponent in that year.
|Paul Agostino was signed as the club's new marquee player in February 2007. For which Bundesliga club did he play for immediately prior to his return to his home town?|
1860 Munich. Paul Agostino joined 1860 Munich in 1997 and played there for a full decade. He represented the club in the Bundesliga, the UEFA Cup, and the UEFA Champions League.
|Who was named the inaugural captain of the club's women's team in the Westfield W-League?|
Di Alagich. The team played its first ever W-League match on 25 October 2008, in which they lost 4-1 to Queensland Roar.
|Jonas Salley signed with Adelaide United on 13 March 2007, and became an Australian citizen on 22 April 2008. Which African country did he call home before then?|
Cote d'Ivoire. The rules of the Asian Champions League allow only 3 international players per squad. It was thought that he would be able to play in the 2008 Asian Champions League after becoming an Australian citizen, but new FIFA amendments required a player to reside in a country for a minimum of 5 years before being ruled a local player. Cassio, Cristiano, and Diego were listed as Adelaide's foreign players in the ACL that year.
|Bruce Djite was one of the stars of Adelaide United until he left in 2008 to play in Europe. Of the 4 countries that he would have been eligible to play for, in which country was he born?|
United States. His father is from Cote d'Ivoire and his mother is from Togo. He moved to Australia with his parents when he was three and grew up in Sydney.
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