When all seems to be going wrong with our beloved teams in the A-League who doesn’t love jumping on FIFA 18 and writing their wrongs?

While this may be a favourite pastime for football fans the A-League has long been overlooked by creators of the game and there are a large number of players that are well below their true rating. We’ve taken a look at those most deserving of an upgrade.

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Johan Absalonsen 69 – Adelaide United

Making his return from an injury in round 14 the 32-year old Dane has made his mark with two goals and an assist to add to a respectable tally of five goals and two assists in just eight appearances.

With a lowly 66 finishing and 62 volleys Absalonsen is in need of a big hike after his sumptuous effort last weekend against the Newcastle Jets.

Upgrade: 69 up to 73

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Andrew Hoole 63 – Central Coast Mariners

While the Mariners may not be having a memorable season there has been a stand out for the side in playmaking forward Hoole with four goals and four assists along with an incredible 45 key passes and two stunning free kicks.

Upgrade: 63 up to 69

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Andrew Redmayne 60 – Sydney FC

Redmayne has found it tough to establish himself in the A-League moving between four different clubs before settling with the Sky Blues and the shot-stopper has found his best form yet this year.

With a 62 diving and 64 reflexes the gloveman is sure to grab an upgrade next year but one stat that may stay the same is handling at a terrible 55, fitting for the man who seems to fumble the ball a little too often.

Upgrade: 60 up to 68

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Nikola Mileusnic 58 – Adelaide United

Many would turn their noses up at a 58-rated player and perhaps Mileusnic himself would agree.

The only statistic worth noting is a blistering 88 pace but just 60 dribbling and 45 passing seems unfairly low for the Reds wide-man who has come into his own this year with two goals and four assists while setting the competition alight with some dazzling dribbles.

Upgrade: 58 up to 67

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Paulo Retre 61 – Sydney FC

Often called into the Sydney side to replace one of the starting fullbacks Retre has been a reliable recruit this year and has been important to a struggling Sky Blue outfit over the last few weeks popping up with a last-ditch assist against the Mariners to get their season back on track.

Upgrade: 61 up to 65

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Kye Rowles 52 – Central Coast Mariners

Most of the players under 56 rated tend to be starved of opportunity or youngsters fresh into the side and Rowles is the latter of the two.

Stepping up in the absence of half of the Mariners defensive line the young centre-back has been strong under pressure and no longer deserves to be at the bottom of the pack.

Upgrade: 52 up to 60

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Daniel Arzani 58 (65) – Melbourne City

On to the biggest and possibly the most obvious upgrade needing to happen: Melbourne City’s rising star Arzani.

The 19-year-old has taken the A-League by storm with his raw skill and natural talent and the youngster’s base rating of 58 simply won’t do with Arzani continuing to rise to the top.

Upgrade: 58 up to 70

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Jason Hoffman 60 – Newcastle Jets

When the Jets were struggling with injury throughout the middle of the season there weren’t too many that would have tipped right-back Hoffman to be the man to fill in for the missing attacking talent.

With the ability to play in a defensive role Hoffman turned heads when moved up into a right midfield spot and let loose grabbing five goals and an assist earning himself a much-needed upgrade playing under his local club.

Upgrade: 60 up to 67

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Roy O’Donovan 63 – Newcastle Jets 

The Jets early shining star O’Donovan already received an in-form with a 73 rating after a stunning display in the season opener against his old side in Central Coast Mariners which included a whopping 14-point upgrade on shooting.

While a slow season with the Mariners brought the Irishman down to a lowly 63 he has established himself as one of the leagues best finishers even after missing a number of games throughout the year.

Upgrade: 63 up to 74

Adrian Mierzejewski 72 – Sydney FC

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Undoubtedly the best player in the competition this season Mierzejewski has already been handed an 82 rated in-form in the FIFA 18 team of the week 24 but the Polish powerhouse has established himself as a Sky Blues great in his first season.

If Sydney can hold on to the silky winger he will hands-down become the highest rated player in the A-League along with being one of the best to craft his magic down under.

Upgrade: 72 up to 78

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Recent Sports Media graduate from the University of Canberra. Love all things football and can't wait to be part of the growth of the game in Australia. Waiting for the day the FFA come to their senses and hand us an A-League team... but could be waiting a while.