List of foreign A-League players

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This is a list of foreign players in the A-League, which commenced play in 2005. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

  1. Have played at least one A-League game (including finals). Players who were signed by A-League clubs, but only played in cup and/or continental games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.
  2. Are considered foreign, i.e., outside Australia and New Zealand determined by the following:
A player is considered foreign if he is not eligible to play for the national team of Australia or New Zealand.

More specifically,

  • If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if he has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include Australia/New Zealand players with dual citizenship.
  • If a player has not been capped on international level, his country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from Australian parents or moved to Australia at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched his nationality to another nation.

Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one A-League game. Note that calendar years are used. This follows general practice in expressing years a player spent at club.

As of March 2017, 68 different nations have been represented in the A-League. Romania is the most recent nation to be represented with Lucian Goian debuting for Perth Glory on 26 March 2017.

In bold: players who are currently at an A-League club.

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Argentina Argentina[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Bahrain Bahrain[edit]

Barbados Barbados[edit]

Belgium Belgium[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Denni won the A-League Championship in 2008 with Newcastle Jets.
Fred played for three A-League clubs, including winning the Championship and Premiership with Melbourne Victory in 2007.

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

China China[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia Croatia[edit]

Curaçao Curaçao[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

Ecuador Ecuador[edit]

England England[edit]

Robbie Fowler was the inaugural captain of North Queensland Fury.

Eritrea Eritrea[edit]

Fiji Fiji[edit]

Finland Finland[edit]

France France[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Ghana Ghana[edit]

Greece Greece[edit]

Hungary Hungary[edit]

Indonesia Indonesia[edit]

Iraq Iraq[edit]

Republic of Ireland Ireland[edit]

Italy Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast Ivory Coast[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Kosovo Kosovo[edit]

Liberia Liberia[edit]

Lithuania Lithuania[edit]

Republic of Macedonia Macedonia[edit]

Malaysia Malaysia[edit]

Malta Malta[edit]

Martinique Martinique[edit]

Mauritius Mauritius[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

Patrick Zwaanswijk won an A-League Championship with Central Coast Mariners.

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Northern Ireland Northern Ireland[edit]

Panama Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea[edit]

Philippines Philippines[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Romania Romania[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Melbourne Victory midfielder Grant Brebner, winner of two Premiership Championship doubles with his club

Senegal Senegal[edit]

Serbia Serbia[edit]

Current Sydney midfielder Miloš Dimitrijević

Singapore Singapore[edit]

Slovakia Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia Slovenia[edit]

Solomon Islands Solomon Islands[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

Adelaide United midfielder Isaías, winner of the 2016 Joe Marston Medal

Switzerland Switzerland[edit]

Thailand Thailand[edit]

East Timor Timor-Leste[edit]

Togo Togo[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Tunisia Tunisia[edit]

Uganda Uganda[edit]

Ukraine Ukraine[edit]

United States United States[edit]

Uruguay Uruguay[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]


  1. ^ Born in Australia
  2. ^ Born in Bosnia and Herzegovina (then part of Yugoslavia)
  3. ^ Born in Canada
  4. ^ Born in Cyprus
  5. ^ Born in Ethiopia
  6. ^ Born in England
  7. ^ Born in France
  8. ^ Born in Ghana
  9. ^ Born in Maldives
  10. ^ Born in Netherlands
  11. ^ Born in Russia (then part of Soviet Union)
  12. ^ Born in Suriname
  13. ^ Born in Sweden
  14. ^ Born in Switzerland
  15. ^ Born in Ukraine (then part of Soviet Union)
  16. ^ Capped for Albania, before switching allegiances to Kosovo in March 2017
  17. ^ Capped for the France national under-18 football team
  18. ^ Capped for the France national under-19 football team
  19. ^ Capped for the France national under-21 football team
  20. ^ Capped for the Netherlands national under-19 football team
  21. ^ Capped for the Singapore national under-22 football team
  22. ^ Has received Australian citizenship, but having spent less than 5 years living in the country is not eligible to represent the national team
  23. ^ Has received Australian citizenship, but is not eligible to represent the national team due to having represented another country's youth team before receiving Australian nationality

See also[edit]


  • "Players". Retrieved 11 March 2013.