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The Best Soccer Players from Australia  

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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
Timothy Filiga "Tim" Cahill is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays for Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League. Cahill is the all-time top scorer for ...more
2
Harry Kewell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward, Midfielder
Harold "Harry" Kewell is an Australian former soccer player who played for Leeds United, Liverpool, Galatasaray, Melbourne Victory, Al-Gharafa and Melbourne Heart. Internationally he ...more
3
Mark Viduka is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward
Mark Anthony Viduka is an Australian retired soccer player who played as a centre forward. He captained the Australian national team at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany to the last 16. He ...more
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Mark Schwarzer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper
Mark Schwarzer OAM is an Australian professional footballer who plays for English club Leicester City 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
Mathew David "Mat" Ryan is an Australian association footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Club Brugge in the Belgian Pro League and also Australian national team. Making his senior ...more
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Tom Rogić is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Tom Rogić Midfielder
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) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
bigcraig added Forward, Midfielder
Craig Peter Johnston is a South African-born Australian former footballer and he is forever remembered by his fellow countrymen as one of the first Australians to make a big stamp in English and ...more
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Johnny Warren is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder
John Norman Warren, MBE, OAM was an Australian football player, coach, administrator, writer and broadcaster. He was known as Captain Socceroo for his passionate work to promote the game in ...more
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Mark Bosnich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Goalkeeper
Mark Bosnich 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 in Australia for ...more
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Massimo Luongo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Diggers Quiz Host added Massimo Luongo Midfielder
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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John Aloisi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
PaulCollins added Forward
John Aloisi is a retired Australian football player and the former manager of A-League club Melbourne Heart. In a professional career that spanned 20 seasons, with league totals of 459 games and ...more
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Archie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward
Archibald Gerald "Archie" Thompson is an Australian football player who plays for Melbourne Victory in the A-League, where he currently holds the all time scoring record after his goal ...more
13
Emma Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Emma Stewart
Emma Stewart is an Australian football player. She played for the Central Coast Mariners in the Australian W-League during the 2008–09 season. Stewart made her debut against Perth Glory on ...more
14
Tomi Jurić is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Tomi Jurić
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
Lawrence Andrew Kingsley Thomas is an Australian football goalkeeper who plays for Melbourne Victory in the A-League.. Thomas has represented Australia through the Australia U-17s and Australia
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Adam Taggart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
LachlanWalters added Forward
Adam Jake Taggart is an Australian football player who plays for Fulham as a striker and the Australia national team. Taggart is the current holder of the Nike A-League Golden Boot award, ...more
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Shane Lowry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Shane Lowry Defender
Shane Thomas Lowry is an Irish Australian footballer who plays as a defender, he plays for Leyton Orient. His previous clubs include Millwall, Aston Villa, Plymouth Argyle, Leeds United and ...more
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Ivan Franjić is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ivan Franjić Defender
Ivan Frankie Franjic is an Australian football player who plays for Russian Premier League club Torpedo Moscow.
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Craig Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Craig Goodwin Defender, Midfielder
Craig Goodwin is an Australian football player who plays as a Winger for Adelaide United in the A-League.
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Gema Simon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Gema Simon
Gema Simon is an Australian football player currently playing for Melbourne Victory. In 2013 Simon joined the Ottawa Fury for their W-League season. After captaining Newcastle Jets in the ...more
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Monnique Hansen Kofoed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Monnique Hansen Kofoed
Monnique Hansen Kofoed is an Australian football player who formerly played for Australian W-League team Melbourne Victory.
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Brett Holman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward, Midfielder
Brett Trevor Holman is an Australian professional footballer who currently plays as an attacking midfielder for Al Nasr in the UAE Arabian Gulf League and has represented the Australian national ...more
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Bailey Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Bailey Wright Defender
Bailey Colin Wright is an Australian professional footballer currently playing for English 3rd Tier side Preston North End. He was selected for Australia's 23-man squad for the 2014 FIFA World ...more
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Steve Corica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder
Stephen Christopher Corica IPA: born 24 March 1973 in Innisfail, Australia is a former Australian football player and coach of Sydney's National Youth League side. A technically gifted and ...more
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Mario Karlović is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Mario Karlović Midfielder
Mario Karlović is an Australian footballer who plays for ATM FA in the Malaysia Super League. Karlovic plays as a creative attacking midfielder but can also play as a defensive midfielder. He is ...more