The best Australian players

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Australia prides itself on having some of the best football players in the world. We’ve seen many legendary players on the pitch throughout the years, and they will forever be remembered in the world of football.

The derby games can be just as amazing as the European matches where some of the world’s biggest rivals are competing.

Some of the most legendary players from Australia were playing for top tier teams in the best leagues in the world. So, with that thought in mind, we wanted to give you a small list of some of the best Aussie players that graced us. Before we get a look at them, let’s have a look at the A-League and its odds for this season.

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A-League

Sydney FC is the favourite for this season. The team’s odds are 10/3. Melbourne City FC is second on the list with odds sitting at 9/2. Perth Glory grabs the third spot with 5/1 and Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne Victory share the fourth spot with 6/1. And finally, Western United FC is fifth with 15/1.

Of course, the odds may vary, depending on the bookie you choose. Some bookies are even offering great bonuses on certain bets. If you want to check out the various bookmakers and their promotions you can check this list of sport betting sites.

On the other side, Wellington Phoenix is the most likely team to finish at the bottom with odds sitting at 1/1. Newcastle Jets is in second place with 3/1 and Central Coast Mariners are third with 7/2. Brisbane Roar and Adelaide United conclude the top five list of teams that are most likely to finish at the bottom with odds coming at 9/1 and 13/1, respectively.

Now that we’ve seen some of the favourites in the Australian Football League, let’s head over to our list of legendary Australian players.

Harry Kewell

Currently serving as the Notts County coach, Harry Kewell is a former professional player, mostly known as one of Liverpool’s top players during the mid-2000s. He was part of the team on that legendary night in Istanbul in 2005 when Liverpool beat Milan to claim the CL trophy. Harry Kewell played 58 matches for Australia’s Senior National team and scored 17 goals.

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Mark Viduka

Mark Viduka spent most of his professional on UK soil. He played for Celtic from 1998 to 2000. After that, he went on to play for Leeds, where he had 59 goals in 130 matches. Viduka spent his last years in Newcastle. He was also serving as captain for the national team when they had their best performance in history after reaching the Round of 16 in the 2006 World Cup. Mark Viduka decided to hang his boots in 2009.

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Johnny Warren

Johnny Warren spent a major part of his life in football. He had a great career and he continued his path as a coach, writer, and broadcaster. He is one of the biggest legends in Australian football. The Australian A-League named the best player award the Johnny Warren Medal in his honour.

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Mark Schwarzer

One of Australia’s most widely known goalkeepers. Mark Schwarzer played for teams like Middlesbrough, Fulham, Chelsea, and Leicester during his career. He was also standing between the posts of the Australian national team on 109 occasions. After spending 1 season with Leicester in 2016, he decided to retire.

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Tim Cahill

Tim Cahill is one of Everton’s biggest legends. He spent the majority of his career in Everton and Millwall. During his time in those two clubs, Tim played more than 400 games and score 100+ goals. As a box-to-box midfielder, he was widely known for his powerful approach and heading abilities.

Feature image credit: Alen Delic

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