"The Distance Derby" – Perth Glory v Wellington Phoenix Originally conceived as a joke, based upon the two teams being considered as having the longest road trips in the world for a domestic league (5,255 km/3,270 mi). This is considered to be the longest distance regular top-flight domestic league fixtures in professional soccer. This distinction was previously held by Zenit St Petersburg and Luch Vladivostok in the Russian Premier League, before the latters' relegation in 2008. The distance between Perth and Auckland, home of the Phoenix's predecessors, the New Zealand Knights, is slightly longer than Perth-Wellington. The two teams have had two tense finals games in the A-League, most recently with Perth Glory winning a finals match in 2011–12 in extra time. The rivalry was formally resurrected in the 2015–16 A-League season by means of awarding a new trophy called the Long Distance Derby Cup, based on the cumulative results from the 3 league games for the season. Perth Glory won this cup in its inaugural year.