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The Best Soccer Players from Australia 

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Updated November 25, 2019 12.6k votes 2.2k voters 130.7k views 73 items

Curious as to who the best soccer players from Australia are? You're in luck. This list includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from Australia, ranked by fellow fans like you. This list of best Australian soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Australian soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

List players include Danny Gnjidić, Bobby Dragas and many additional players as well.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Australian footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Australian soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of Australia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Australian soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Tim Cahill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder from Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Timothy Filiga Cahill (; born 6 December 1979) is an Australian former professional footballer who last played for Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League and played for the Australia national ...more

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Harry Kewell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward and Midfielder from Smithfield, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Harold Kewell (; born 22 September 1978) is an Australian football coach and former player who was most recently the manager of National League club Notts County. Kewell played for Leeds United, ...more
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Mark Viduka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Mark Viduka Forward from Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Mark Anthony Viduka ( vih-DOOK-ə; born 9 October 1975) is an Australian retired footballer who played as a centre forward. He captained the Australia national team to the Round of 16 at the 2006 ...more
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Mark Schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper from Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia, Germany

Mark Schwarzer (; born 6 October 1972) is an Australian former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He represented Australia at international level from 1993 to 2013, and was ...more

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Mathew Ryan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper from Plumpton, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Mathew David Ryan (born 8 April 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Brighton & Hove Albion and the Australia national team. Born ...more
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Johnny Warren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder from Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

John Norman Warren, MBE, OAM (17 May 1943 – 6 November 2004) was an Australian soccer player, coach, administrator, writer and broadcaster. He was known as Captain Socceroo for his passionate ...more
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Tom Rogić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Tom Rogić Midfielder from Griffith, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Tomas Petar "Tom" Rogić is an Australian professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic.
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Craig Johnston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
bigcraig added Forward and Midfielder from Johannesburg, South Africa

Nationality: England, South Africa

Craig Peter Johnston (born 25 June 1960) is an Australian former professional footballer. He played as a midfielder in the English Football League between 1977 and 1988, winning five league ...more
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Archie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward from Otorohanga, New Zealand

Nationality: Australia, New Zealand

Archibald Gerald Thompson (born 23 October 1978) is an Australian professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Murray United in the National Premier Leagues Victoria 2, in ...more
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John Aloisi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
PaulCollins added Forward from Adelaide, Australia

Nationality: Australia

John Aloisi (born 5 February 1976) is a retired Australian association football player and former manager of A-League club Brisbane Roar. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with ...more
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Emma Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Emma Stewart

Nationality: Australia

Emma Stewart (born 3 January 1992) is an Australian football (soccer) player. She played for the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian W-League during the 2008–09 season. Stewart made her ...more
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Mark Bosnich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper from Fairfield, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Mark Bosnich (born 13 January 1972) is an Australian former goalkeeper and sports pundit. He played in England for Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Manchester United and Chelsea. He also played ...more
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Massimo Luongo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Diggers Quiz Host added Massimo Luongo Midfielder from Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Massimo Corey Luongo is an Australian international football player who plays as a midfielder for English club Swindon Town and the Australian national team Born in Sydney, Luongo played youth ...more
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Tomi Jurić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Tomi Jurić

Nationality: Australia

Tomi Jurić is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays as a striker for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League.
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Lawrence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper from Sydney, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Lawrence Andrew Kingsley Thomas is an Australian football (soccer) goalkeeper who plays for Melbourne Victory in the A-League. Thomas has represented Australia through the Australia U-17s and ...more
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Ivan Franjić is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ivan Franjić Defender from Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Ivan Frankie Franjic ( FRAN-yitch; Croatian: [ǐʋan frǎːɲitɕ]; born 10 September 1987) is an Australian soccer player who plays for Perth Glory in the A-League.
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Adam Taggart is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
LachlanWalters added Forward from Perth, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Adam Jake Taggart (born 2 June 1993) is an Australian footballer who plays for Suwon Samsung Bluewings in South Korea's K League 1. Taggart has also represented the Australia national U20 team, ...more
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Gema Simon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Gema Simon

Nationality: Australia

Gema Simon (born 19 July 1990) is an Australian international football (soccer) player who plays for Newcastle Jets and the Australia women's national soccer team.
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Craig Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Craig Goodwin Defender and Midfielder from Adelaide, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Craig Goodwin is an Australian football player who plays as a Winger for Adelaide United in the A-League.
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Brett Holman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward and Midfielder from Bankstown, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Brett Trevor Holman (born 27 March 1984) is an Australian professional footballer who last played for Brisbane Roar in the A-League as an attacking midfielder. Born in Sydney, Holman played ...more
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Hannah Brewer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Hannah Brewer

Nationality: Australia

Hannah Elizabeth Brewer (born 16 April 1993) is a football (soccer) player who plays for Newcastle Jets.
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Monnique Hansen Kofoed ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Monnique Hansen Kofoed

Nationality: Australia

Monnique Hansen Kofoed is an Australian football player who formerly played for Australian W-League team Melbourne Victory.
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Bailey Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Bailey Wright Defender from Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Bailey Colin Wright (born 28 July 1992) is an Australian professional footballer who plays for and is captain of Championship club Bristol City. He was selected for Australia's 23-man squad for ...more
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Craig Foster is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder from Lismore, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Craig Andrew Foster (born 15 April 1969) is an Australian retired football player who, as of February 2019, is a sports analyst for the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) in Australia. He is ...more
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Steve Corica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder from Innisfail, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Stephen Christopher Corica (IPA: [stiːv ˈkorika] born 24 March 1973 in Innisfail, Australia) is a retired Australian football (soccer) player and the current manager of Sydney FC in the ...more