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The Best Soccer Players from Australia

Updated November 25, 2019 13.3k votes 2.4k voters 133.8k views73 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

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 team....  more
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    212

    Harry Kewell

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSmithfield, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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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    144

    Mark Viduka

    Forward

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 FIFA...  more
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    Mark Schwarzer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia, 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 selected...  more

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    Mathew Ryan

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplacePlumpton, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 in...  more
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    Craig Johnston

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    NationalityEngland, 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 titles...  more
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    Johnny Warren

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 work to...  more
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    144

    Tom Rogić

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGriffith, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Tomas Petar "Tom" Rogić is an Australian professional football player who plays as an attacking midfielder for Scottish Premiership club Celtic....  more
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    89
    28

    Mark Bosnich

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceFairfield, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 in...  more
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    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 league...  more
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    151

    BirthplaceOtorohanga, New Zealand

    NationalityAustralia, 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 addition to...  more
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    100
    68

    Massimo Luongo

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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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    143

    Emma Stewart

    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 debut...  more
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    Tomi Jurić

    Tomi Jurić is an Australian professional football player, who currently plays as a striker for Western Sydney Wanderers in the A-League....  more
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    34
    21

    Brett Holman

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBankstown, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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 youth...  more
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    45

    Lucy Allan

    Lucy Allan or Lucy Allen may refer to: Lucy Allan (politician) (born 1964), British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Telford since 2015 Lucy Allan (soccer) (born 1991), Australian...  more
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    43
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    Dragi Nastevski

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    46
    38

    Reece Vittiglia

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    43
    36

    Harmonie Attwill

    Harmonie Attwill is an Australian association footballer currently playing for Newcastle United Jets....  more
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    43
    36

    Jarrad Ross

    Defender

    BirthplaceNewcastle, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Jarrad Ross is an Australian professional soccer player who plays for Charlestown City Blues FC....  more
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    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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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    65
    65

    Lawrence Thomas

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    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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    Sebastian Sabater

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    Peter Raskopoulos

    Peter Raskopoulos (born 22 February 1962) is an Australian former association football player....  more
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    Lara Boon

    Lara Boon (born 13 November 1987) is an Australian football (soccer) player....  more