With Avengers: Endgame out in cinemas now, we thought it would be fun to see which character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) best personifies your A-League club.

And don’t worry, this doesn’t contain any Endgame spoilers.

Adelaide United – Star-Lord

Pretty good on their own, but truly shines when the whole team is working well. Sure, Isaias and Craig Goodwin are the superstars, akin to Star-Lord and Gamora. However, the Guardians are at their best when everyone works together.

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Brisbane Roar – Loki

Just when you think they’re dead, they make a comeback. Brisbane are the comeback kings of the A-League. In fact, they have come back from behind in every A-League Grand Final they have played a part in. Even crazier, the earliest they have scored in a Grand Final came in 2012 against Perth Glory, where Besart Berisha scored in the 84th minute. You can never rule out a return.

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Central Coast Mariners – Nick Fury

Used to be the leader, but now just watches from afar while everyone else has all the fun. If you look at the league table from the A-League’s inception in 2005 through to 2013, the Mariners sit on top of the total points ladder. Since 2013 to present, they sit rock bottom. Similarly, Nick Fury, the man who formed The Avengers, has now taken a back seat instead of getting stuck into the action and calling the shots.

 

Melbourne City – Hulk

When he’s good, he’s good. The inconsistency of Melbourne City has often been their downfall in competing for league Championships. City are also likened to the Hulk because the actor to play the Hulk in the MCU has changed. Edward Norton was the original Hulk, and upon reflection, wasn’t great. Edward Norton to the Hulk is what Melbourne Heart was to the A-League. A cash injection saw Mark Ruffalo enter the MCU as The Incredible Hulk, and that, friends, is Melbourne City.

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Melbourne Victory – Captain America

Strong, has a brand, and is one of the leaders of The Avengers. Some love him, some hate him, but you cannot deny that they are one of the strongest, consistent and most recognised characters of the MCU.

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Newcastle Jets – Thor

Did pretty good twice but had a lot of crap in the middle. Let’s be real, Thor 2 isn’t great, and neither were the Jets between Grand Final appearances. The Jets, like Thor, had one really good opportunity to be the hero last year, but ultimately blew it and things were just never quite the same again. Thor should have gone for the head the way Roy O’Donovan did on Lawrence Thomas.

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Perth Glory – Spiderman

Early renditions were great, then got a bit shit, but they’re coming strong again now with a fresh face leading the way. If you ever speak to a Perth Glory fan, they’ll probably bring up the NSL. Similarly, Spiderman purists will probably refer to the Tobey Maguire trilogy. However, fans new and old cannot deny that Tony Popovic has almost re-invented the Perth Glory, similarly to the way Tom Holland now plays Spiderman.

Sydney FC – Ironman

All the money, fame and success, and is another one of the leaders along with Captain America/Melbourne Victory. Ironman was the film that kick-started the success of the MCU, and Sydney FC helped kick-start the A-League with star import Dwight York helping Sydney FC win the first ever A-League Grand Final.

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Wellington Phoenix – Hawkeye

Shows up every now and then and isn’t really mentioned a lot unless they’re doing something good. The Nix just kind of go about their business across the ditch the same way Hawkeye carries on with his life when he isn’t invited to join the Avengers. There’s a lot of hype about his return in Avengers: Endgame, and there’s also a bit of hype around the Phoenix making the finals for the first time since 2015.

Western Sydney Wanderers – Vision

Came halfway through and made a strong impact, but their influence on the league is fading to dust. However, it’s not necessarily the end for the Wanderers, as a new home next season could see them return to being one of the strongest teams in the league.

 

FFA – Thanos

Hated by the galaxy. The FFA have come under large scrutiny by many fans and stakeholders for a myriad of issues. However, despite failing to really grow the game, there is no denying that they have all the power, like Thanos with all six infinity stones.

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