2013 A-League All Stars Game

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2013 A-League All Stars Game
2013 A-League All Stars Game.jpg
EventA-League All Stars Game
Date20 July 2013 (2013-07-20)
VenueANZ Stadium, Sydney
Man of the MatchRobin van Persie (Manchester United)
RefereeMasaaki Toma (Japan)

The 2013 A-League All Stars Game was a football match that took place on 20 July 2013 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, contested between the A-League All Stars and English Premier League champions Manchester United.


Tickets which went on sale earlier in the year sold out in minutes.[1] A Manchester United training session which was open to the public attracted 22,000 people at Allianz Stadium.[2] It is the first time since 1999 that Manchester United have visited Australia.[3] On 18 March 2013, it was announced Melbourne Victory coach Ange Postecoglou will coach the all-stars squad, chosen by fans who voted.[4]

Some A-League players, including Alessandro Del Piero and Emile Heskey, were not able to play due to other commitments.[5]

A-League All Stars players[edit]

Pos. Player Club
GK Australia Ante Covic Western Sydney Wanderers
GK Australia Michael Theo Brisbane Roar
DF Australia Michael Beauchamp Western Sydney Wanderers
DF Australia Pedj Bojić Central Coast Mariners
DF Australia Nigel Boogaard Adelaide United
DF Australia Connor Chapman Newcastle Jets
DF Australia Joshua Risdon Perth Glory
DF Australia Joshua Rose Central Coast Mariners
DF Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley Western Sydney Wanderers
MF Germany Thomas Broich Brisbane Roar
MF Argentina Marcelo Carrusca Adelaide United
MF Australia Billy Celeski Melbourne Victory
MF Australia Brett Emerton Sydney FC
MF Australia Rhyan Grant Sydney FC
MF New Zealand Michael McGlinchey Central Coast Mariners
MF Republic of Ireland Liam Miller Brisbane Roar
FW Albania Besart Berisha Brisbane Roar
FW Australia Mark Bridge Western Sydney Wanderers
FW Barbados Paul Ifill Wellington Phoenix
FW Australia David Williams Melbourne Heart



A-League All Stars Australia1–5England Manchester United
Berisha Goal 51' Report Lingard Goal 10'54'
Welbeck Goal 33'70'
Van Persie Goal 86'
Attendance: 83,127
Referee: Masaaki Toma (Japan)
A-League All Stars
Manchester United
GK 1 Australia Ante Covic Substituted off 45'
RB 6 Australia Pedj Bojić Substituted off 45'
CB 2 Australia Nigel Boogaard
CB 5 Australia Michael Beauchamp Substituted off 83'
LB 4 Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley Substituted off 73'
RM 7 Australia Brett Emerton (c) Substituted off 83'
CM 10 Republic of Ireland Liam Miller Substituted off 45'
LM 3 Australia Joshua Rose Substituted off 64'
RF 14 New Zealand Michael McGlinchey Substituted off 61'
CF 11 Albania Besart Berisha
LF 22 Germany Thomas Broich Substituted off 72'
GK 18 Australia Michael Theo Substituted in 45'
DF 12 Australia Joshua Risdon Substituted in 45'
DF 16 Australia Connor Chapman Substituted in 83'
MF 15 Australia Rhyan Grant Substituted in 61'
MF 17 Argentina Marcelo Carrusca Substituted in 83'
MF 21 Australia Billy Celeski Substituted in 45'
FW 8 Barbados Paul Ifill Substituted in 72'
FW 13 Australia David Williams Substituted in 73'
FW 19 Australia Mark Bridge Substituted in 64'
Australia Ange Postecoglou
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GK 13 Denmark Anders Lindegaard
RB 2 Brazil Rafael
CB 4 England Phil Jones
CB 5 England Rio Ferdinand Substituted off 45'
LB 3 France Patrice Evra (c) Substituted off 75'
RM 35 England Jesse Lingard
CM 16 England Michael Carrick Substituted off 70'
CM 23 England Tom Cleverley
LM 29 England Wilfried Zaha
CF 19 England Danny Welbeck Substituted off 70'
CF 11 Wales Ryan Giggs Substituted off 62'
GK 1 Spain David de Gea
DF 22 Brazil Fábio Substituted in 75'
DF 38 England Michael Keane Substituted in 45'
MF 8 Brazil Anderson Substituted in 70'
MF 44 Belgium Adnan Januzaj Substituted in 70'
FW 20 Netherlands Robin van Persie Substituted in 62'
Scotland David Moyes

Man of the Match:
Robin van Persie (Manchester United)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level


A-League All Stars Manchester United
Goals scored 1 5
Total shots 6 17
Shots on target 3 13
Ball possession 33% 67%
Corner kicks 2 15
Fouls committed 4 4
Offsides 0 2
Yellow cards 0 0
Second caution red cards 0 0
Direct red cards 0 0


In Australia, the match was broadcast live by the Seven Network, after they secured the rights to the inaugural A-League All Stars game on 23 May 2013. In the UK, the match was broadcast live on Manchester United's subscription television channel MUTV.


A-League All Stars partners:


  1. ^ http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/northern-beaches/manchester-united-visit-sydney-in-showcase-of-football-growth-in-australia/story-fngr8hax-1226681453342
  2. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2370149/Robin-van-Persie-impresses-David-Moyes-Manchester-United-continue-tour-Sydney.html
  3. ^ http://au.fourfourtwo.com/features/6867,man-utds-crazy-australian-tour.aspx
  4. ^ "Postecoglou named inaugural coach of Foxtel A-League All Stars". footballaustralia.com.au. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-07-05/big-guns-out-of-a-league-all-stars-fixture/4802634