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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

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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

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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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Johnny Warren is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Craig Johnston is listed (or ranked) 8 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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John Aloisi is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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

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Emma Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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Massimo Luongo is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Tomi Jurić is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Ivan Franjić is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Monnique Hansen Kofoed is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Gema Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Adam Taggart is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Mario Karlović is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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Hannah Brewer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Hannah Brewer Hannah Elizabeth Brewer is a football player currently playing for W-League team Melbourne Victory.

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Shane Lowry is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Mark Bosnich is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Craig Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Alex Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Alex Wilkinson Defender Alexander William Wilkinson is an Australian international football player who plays as a defender for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the K League. Wilkinson was born in Sydney and made his senior ...more

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Steve Corica is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Gillian Foster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Gillian Foster is an Australian football player, who currently plays for Central Coast Mariners in the Australian W-League. Gillian made her debut against Melbourne Victory on Saturday, 25 ...more

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Grace Gill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Grace Gill Grace Gill-McGrath is an Australian football player, who currently plays for Slovácko in the Czech First Division and for Canberra United in the Australian W-League.

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Bailey Wright is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Craig Foster is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Midfielder Craig Foster is an Australian former association football player. He is currently a sports commentator for the Special Broadcasting Service in Australia. He is renowned for his outspoken stance ...more

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Gemma O'Toole is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Gemma O'Toole Gemma O'Toole is an Australian association footballer currently playing for Newcastle United Jets.

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Ebony Weidenbach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ebony Weidenbach Ebony Weidenbach is an Australian association footballer currently playing for Australian W-League team Adelaide United.

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Hayley Abbott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Hayley Abbott Hayley Abbott is an Australian football player.

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Marc Warren is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Marc Warren Defender Marc Warren is an Australian football player who plays for APIA Leichhardt. He is a product of the Australian Institute of Sport Football Program having played for them in the 2009–10 A-League ...more

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Tenneille Boaler is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Tenneille Boaler Tenneille Boaler is an Australian association footballer currently playing for Australian W-League team Adelaide United. Boaler scored Adelaides first goal for the 2009 season in the round 6 ...more

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Lorenz Kindtner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Lorenz Kindtner Lorenz Kindtner is an Australian soccer player.

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Andy McDermott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Andy McDermott Andy McDermott is a retired Australian professional football player. McDermott spent most of his career in England at West Bromwich Albion. In a three-year spell at the club he made over 50 ...more

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Ruth Blackburn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ruth Blackburn Ruth Blackburn is an Australian football player currently playing for Australian W-League team Adelaide United.

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Lucy Allan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Lucy Allan Lucy Allan is an Australian football player, who currently plays for Canberra United FC in the Australian W-League.

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Aleksandar Jovanović is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Aleksandar Jovanović Aleksandar Jovanović is an Australian football defender playing for K League Classic side Jeju United FC. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he also holds Serbian citizenship.

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Ben Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ben Kennedy Goalkeeper Ben Kennedy is a football player goalkeeper who plays for the Newcastle United Jets in the A-League.

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Brett Holman is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Ruth Wallace is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Ruth Wallace Ruth Wallace is an Australian football player who last played for Australian W-League team Adelaide United.

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Carlie Ikonumou is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Carlie Ikonumou Midfielder Carlie Ikonumou is an Australian football player, who currently plays for Sydney FC in the Australian W-League.

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Adam D'Apuzzo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Adam D'Apuzzo Defender, Midfielder Adam Leonard D'Apuzzo is a retired Australian association football player who played as a left-back. He retired from professional football following his release from Western Sydney Wanderers.

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Harmonie Attwill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Harmonie Attwill Harmonie Attwill is an Australian association footballer currently playing for Newcastle United Jets.

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Abbas Saad is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Forward Abbas Saad is an Australian former international soccer player.

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Manny Muscat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Manny Muscat Defender, Midfielder Emmanuel "Manny" Muscat is an Australian born Maltese footballer who usually plays as a defensive midfielder or right back for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.

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Reece Vittiglia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Reece Vittiglia

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Lolly Vella is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Lolly Vella Emmanuel "Lolly" Vella was an Australian former association footballer.

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Jeff Olver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from Australia
Jeff Olver Jeff Olver is an Australian former football player. Olver is a member of the Football Federation Australia - Football Hall of Fame.