The Ins & Outs at all clubs ahead of A-League 2021/22 season

MELBOURNE City begin their Championship defence in 2021/22, as an exciting new era of A-League football unfolds. 

City clinched the Premiership/Championship double in 2020/21, beating Sydney FC 3-1 in an impressive Grand Final display at AAMI Park on June 27, 2021. But can they defend their title in the new campaign? 

In the months leading into the new season, each club will assemble their rosters for the 2021/22 season and, if you have missed any moves, now is the time to catch up.

Read on for all the new signings and departures at your club ahead of the 2021/22 season!

*denotes player was announced on a scholarship deal

Adelaide United

Signings

Jonny Yull *
Alexandar Popovic *
Nick Ansell
George Blackwood
Isaīas Sánchez
Dakota Ochsenham

Departures

Michael Marrone
Ryan Strain 
Domenic Costanzo 
Pacifique Niyongabire
Noah Smith
Yared Abetew
Dakota Ochsenham

Jordan Elsey
Tomi Juric

Isaías returns to Adelaide United | A-League

Brisbane Roar

Signings

Nikola Mileusnić
Matti Steinmann
Luke Ivanovic
Juan Lescano
Jordan Holmes

Departures

Masato Kudo
Jamie Young
Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Golgol Mebrahtu.

Riku Danzaki
Joe Champness
Jordan Courtney-Perkins
Antonee Burke-Gilroy
Macaulay Gillesphey 
Danny Kim

Former Reds speedster Nikola Mileusnić will head to Brisbane for the new campaign
Former Reds speedster Nikola Mileusnić will head to Brisbane for the new campaign

Central Coast Mariners

Signings

Nicolai Müller
Noah Smith

Cy Goddard
Bèni Nkololo

Departures

Jing Reec
Gianni Stensness

Daniel De Silva
Jack Clisby
Alou Kuol
Stefan Nigro

Alou Kuol
Alou Kuol is on his way to German side VfB Stuttgart for next season

Macarthur FC

Signings

Ulises Dávila
Daniel De Silva
Tomi Juric
Craig Noone
Tomislav Uskok
Jordon Mutch

Departures

Denis Genreau
Matt Derbyshire
Markel Susaeta (retired)
Mark Milligan (retired)
Beñat Etxebarria (retired)

Ivan Franjic
Loic Puyo
Walter Scott
Yianni Nicolaou
Milislav Popovic
Kyle Cimenti

Mark Milligan
Captain Mark Milligan will join Macarthur's coaching staff after retiring at the end of 2020/21

Melbourne City

Signings

Mathew Leckie
Jordon Hall  
Manuel Pucciarelli

Departures

Moudi Najjar
Ramy Najjarine

Craig Noone
Ben Garrucio
Adrián Luna
Naoki Tsubaki

Socceroo Mathew Leckie will join Andrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren in a star-studded City attack
Socceroo Mathew Leckie will join Andrew Nabbout and Jamie Maclaren in a star-studded City attack

Melbourne Victory

Signings

Jason Davidson
Josh Brillante
Stefan Nigro
Jason Geria
Matthew Spiranovic
Brendan Hamill
Chris Ikonomidis

Rai Marchan
Ivan Kelava
Nick D'Agostino

Departures

Dylan Ryan
So Nishikawa
Nick Ansell
Max Crocombe
Storm Roux
Adama Traore
Rudy Gestede
Callum McManaman

Jacob Butterfield
Elvis Kamsoba
Nick Ansell

Traore departs Victory on his way to Wanderland for 2021/22
Adama Traore departs Victory on his way to Wanderland for 2021/22

Newcastle Jets

Signings

Matthew Jurman
Dane Ingham
Mohamed Al-Taay
Riley Warland
Beka Mikeltadze
Jordan Elsey
Olivier Boumal
Dylan Murnane
Samuel Silvera
Savvas Siatravanis
Kosta Grozos
Michael Weier 

Departures

Joey Champness
Nigel Boogaard (retired)
Nikolai Topor-Stanley
Ali Abbas
Roy O'Donovan
Matt Millar
Jack Simmons 
Luka Prso (loan)
Ramy Najjarine 
Liridon Krasniqi 
Syahrian Abimanyu 

Lewis Italiano
James Donachie
Connor O'Toole
Johnny Koutroumbis

Matthew Jurman joins the Jets for the 2021/22 campaign
Matthew Jurman joins the Jets for the 2021/22 campaign

Perth Glory

Signings

Brad Jones
Aaron Calver
Jack Clisby
Brandon O'Neill
Adrian Sardinero

Departures

Tando Velaphi
Jason Geria
Dane Ingham
Sebastian Langkamp
Riley Warland
Neil Kilkenny
Nick Sullivan
Brandon Wilson
Nick D’Agostino

Chris Ikonomidis

Jack Clisby returns to Perth for the first time since the 2014/15 season
Jack Clisby returns to Perth for the first time since the 2014/15 season

Sydney FC

Signings

Max Burgess
James Donachie
Connor O'Toole
Patrick Yazbek*
Elvis Kamsoba

Departures

Ryan McGowan
Jordi Swibel
Alexander Baumjohann 
Patrick Flottmann

Luke Ivanovic

Wellington Phoenix

Signings

Gary Hooper
Callan Elliot
Nicholas Pennington
Ben Old
Alex Paulsen

Departures

Tomer Hemed
Ulises Dávila
Cameron Devlin 
Luke DeVere 
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi 
Charles Lokoli-Ngoy 
Liam McGing 
Mirza Muratovic
Matthew Ridenton 

Stefan Marinovic

Gary Hooper returns to Wellington for his second stint in three seasons
Gary Hooper returns to Wellington for his second stint in three seasons

Western Sydney Wanderers

Signings

Alex Badolato*
Nectar Triantis*
Jarrod Carluccio*

Ramy Najjarine
Adama Traore
Tomer Hemed
Rhys Williams
Terry Antonis
Johnny Koutroumbis
Dimitri Petratos

Departures

Dylan McGowan
Bruce Kamau
Kosta Grozos
Mohamed Al-Taay
Nicolai Muller
Patrick Ziegler
Scott McDonald 
Noah James

Graham Dorrans
Jordon Mutch
Kosta Grozos

Western United

Signings

Neil Kilkenny
Dylan Wenzel-Halls
Ben Garrucio
Adisu Bayew*
Ajak Deu*

Nikolai Topor-Stanley
Noah Botic
Jamie Young
Rhys Bozinovski*

Departures

Victor Sánchez
Besart Berisha
Aaron Calver
Filip Kurto
Tomislav Uskok
Iker Guarrotxena
Kaine Sheppard
Bradden Inman

Andrew Durante (retired)
Brendan Hamill

Wenzel-Halls
Dylan Wenzel-Halls penned a deal at Western United for 2021/22