Best footballers of all time: A-League 2018-19 – the A-Listers

The list of A-league greats, who have been immortalised in photographs, is long, and the names that have come to define the league have been among its most enduring.

It’s a list that includes a host of legends, including: Bob Marley, the legendary rock star, who was born in Sydney, and was nicknamed ‘the Big Mac’ by his fans because he had so many, as well as his famous, tattooed face.

He became a star at 17, and went on to make more than 30 million dollars.

In 1972, he signed with the Sydney Swans, but the following year, he was dumped.

His final appearance for the Swans was in 1983, when he was playing for Adelaide United.

Nicky Hayden, the Brisbane Roar captain, was born to Australian parents, but his father was a Jamaican, so he has a Jamaicans accent and his name comes from his first name, Hayden.

He was also nicknamed ‘The King’ because he used to play football with his father, who would then drive him to matches.

Kieron Pollard, the Perth Glory and Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder, was nicknamed the ‘Goblin’ because of his nickname, ‘The Goblin’.

He played at both the Wanderers and Glory and scored 19 goals in the latter.

Nathaniel Roache, the New South Wales goalkeeper, is also a former Socceroos and Sydney FC star, and is one of the game’s best goalkeepers.

He played for Melbourne Victory, Sydney FC, the Adelaide United and the Brisbane Victory before retiring in 2015.

Matt Taormina, the NSW winger, was dubbed the ‘Dagger’ for his infamous tattoos, which are all over his body.

He made his A- League debut in 2002 for St Kilda, but moved to the Sydney FC in 2007 and became a regular for the club.

Liam Buckley, the Melbourne Victory midfielder, played for the Sydney Roosters, Brisbane Roostering and Sydney United.

He went on a club-record 27-match unbeaten streak from 2011 to 2016, scoring seven goals in all competitions.

Benji Marshall, the Western Sydney Rooster and Sydney Victory midfielder played for Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

He scored eight goals in 10 appearances for both clubs.

Ryan McDonagh, the Canberra Raiders and Sydney Roanter defender was born on a Sydney beach in 1996, but went on and played for Canberra United, Melbourne Victory and Canberra Roosting.

Alex Brosque, the St Kildare defender, was also born in Australia and played at the University of Sydney, before moving to Sydney.

Joey Barton, the Sydney Fosford midfielder, also played for St Kitts and Nevis, the Victorian Premier League side, and played there for two years before joining Canberra United.