All players signed for A-League 2020/21 Season

A line has been drawn under a marathon A-League season and, for the first time ever, 12 teams are preparing for a new chapter of history.

Three-hundred and twenty-four days separated the 2019/20 Season opener from Sydney FC being crowned A-League 2020 Champions, following a 1-0 extra-time win against Melbourne City in unique circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic that turned the competition, and the world, upside down.

For the 11 clubs that competed, it’s back to the drawing board to prepare for the 16th A-League season. For one brand new team, Macarthur FC, it’s the opportunity to announce themselves to the football world.

Months before the Sky Blues lifted that coveted title at Bankwest Stadium, every club began assembling their rosters for the 2020/21 season and, if you have missed any moves, now is the time to catch up.

Players not mentioned in this list may be in renewal negotiations.

*denotes player was announced on a scholarship deal

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Adelaide United

Head coach: Carl Veart

Arrivals

*Joe Gauci, goalkeeper
*Domenic Costanzo, attacker
*Yaya Dukuly, attacker
George Timotheou, defender
James Delianov, goalkeeper
Tomi Juric, attacker

Under contract
Jordan Elsey, defender
James Troisi, midfielder
Ryan Kitto, defender
Al-Hassan Toure, attacker
Louis D’Arrigo, midfielder
Stefan Mauk, midfielder
Michael Marrone, defender
Ben Halloran, attacker
Nathan Konstandopoulos, midfielder
Ryan Strain, defender
Michael Jakobsen, defender

Kusini Yengi, attacker 

Pacifique Niyongabire, attacker

Dakota Ochsenham, goalkeeper

*Mohamed Toure, attacker
*Ethan Cox, goalkeeper
*Noah Smith, defender
 Joe Caletti, midfielder
 

Departed

Riley McGree, Lachlan Brook, Nikola Mileusnic, Taras Gomulka, Michael Maria, Mirko Boland, Paul Izzo, George Blackwood, Kristian Opseth.

Adelaide United defender Michael Jakobsen was a rock at the back for the Reds in the Original Rivalry match against Melbourne Victory.
The Reds skipper has re-committed to the club

Brisbane Roar

Head coach: Warren Moon

Arrivals 

Joshua Brindell-South, defender
Jesse Daley, midfielder
Joey Champness, attacker (on loan)
Riku Danzaki, attacker

Under contract

Danny Kim, midfielder
Jack Hingert, defender
*Izaack Powell, defender
* Kai Trewin, midfielder

Corey Brown, defender
Macklin Freke, goalkeeper
Tom Aldred, defender
Macaulay Gillesphey, defender
Jordan Courtney-Perkins, defender
George Mells, midfielder
Rahmat Akbari, midfielder
Jay O’Shea, midfielder
Jai Ingham, attacker
Dylan Wenzel-Halls, attacker
Scott McDonald, attacker

Departed

Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Aiden O'Neill, Max Crocombe, Brad Inman, Jake McGing, Aaron Reardon, Matthew Ridenton, Daniel Bowles, Mirza Muratovic, Scott Neville (resigned and loaned to Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation).

Jack Hingert
Jack Hingert will remain in Orange in 2020/21

Central Coast Mariners

Head coach: Alen Stajcic

Arrivals

Oliver Bozanic, midfielder 
Daniel Bouman, midfielder
*Matt Hatch, defender
Dan Hall, defender

Under contract

Adam Pearce, goalkeeper
Kye Rowles, defender
Jack Clisby, defender
Gianni Stensness, midfielder
Lewis Miller, defender
Joshua Nisbet, midfielder
Mark Birighitti, goalkeeper
Daniel De Silva, midfielder
Ruon Tongyik, defender
*Alou Kuol, attacker
Matt Simon, attacker
Ziggy Gordon, defender

Departed

Jordan Murray, Chris Harold, Samuel Silvera, Michael McGlinchey, Milan Duric, Tommy Oar, Jacob Melling, Jair, Dylan Fox, Mario Shabow, Abraham Majok.

Mark Birighitti
Mark Birighitti will remain in goals for the Mariners next season

Macarthur FC

Head coach: Ante Milicic

Arrivals

Tommy Oar, midfielder
Denis Genreau, midfielder
Adam Federici, goalkeeper
Mark Milligan, midfielder
Matt Derbyshire, forward 
Milislav Popovic, forward
Ivan Franjic, defender
Nick Suman, goalkeeper
Aleksandar Susnjar, defender
Moudi Najjar, midfielder, loaned from Melbourne City
Jake Hollman, midfielder
Aleksandar Jovanovic, defender
Loïc Puyo, midfielder
Antonis Martis, midfielder
Michael Ruhs, midfielder
Liam Rose, midfielder

Jake McGing, defender
Beñat Etxebarria, midfielder
Markel Susaeta, attacker
Charles M'Mombwa, attacker
Yianni Nicolaou, defender 
Walter Scott, defender

Antony Golec, defender

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Aleksandar Jovanovic is a key signing for Macarthur FC

Melbourne City

Head coach: Patrick Kisnorbo

Arrivals

Aiden O’Neill, midfielder
Andrew Nabbout, attacker
Marco Tilio, attacker
Matt Sutton, goalkeeper
Taras Gomulka, midfielder
Ben Garuccio, defender

Under contract

Tom Glover, goalkeeper
Richard Windbichler, defender
Curtis Good, defender
Adrian Luna, midfielder
Stefan Colakovski, attacker
Nathaniel Atkinson, defender 
Florin Berenguer, midfielder
Rostyn Griffiths, midfielder

Departed

Joshua Brillante, Denis Genreau, Dean Bouzanis, Gianluca Iannucci, Lachlan Wales, Markel Susaeta, Joe Gauci, Ramy Najjarine (loan to Newcastle Jets), Moudi Najjar (loan to Macarthur FC), Yaya Dukuly 

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Aidan O'Neill joins City from Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory

Head coach: Grant Brebner

Arrivals

Dylan Ryan, defender
Max Crocombe, goalkeeper
Jake Brimmer, midfielder 
Callum McManaman, attacker
Jacob Butterfield, midfielder
Ben Folami, attacker
Rudy Gestede, attacker

Under contract

Leigh Broxham, defender
Robbie Kruse, attacker
Marcos Rojas, attacker
Matt Acton, goalkeeper
Adama Traore, defender
Elvis Kamsoba, attacker
Storm Roux, defender
Jay Barnett, midfielder
Aaron Anderson, defender
Birkan Kirdar, attacker

Departed

Kenny Athiu, Ben Carrigan, Josh Hope, James Donachie, Matt Sutton, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Migjen Basha, Lawrence Thomas, Tim Hoogland, Ola Toivonen.

Marco Rojas
Marco Rojas will be a key player for Victory in 2020/21

Newcastle Jets

Head coach: vacant 

Arrivals

James Donachie, defender (loaned to FC Goa)
Mickey Neill, defender
Ramy Najjarine, attacker (loan from Melbourne City)

Under contract

John Koutroumbis, defender
Steven Ugarkovic, midfielder
Nikolai Topor-Stanley, defender
Lachlan Jackson, defender
Jason Hoffman, attacker
Ben Kantarovski, midfielder
Connor O’Toole, defender
Roy O’Donovan, attacker
*Lucas Mauragis, defender
Bernie Ibini, attacker

Departed

Dimitri Petratos, Glen Moss, Qiang Li, James Donachie (loan to FC Goa), Matt Millar (loan to Shrewsbury Town until January 1, 2021), Abdiel Arroyo, Nick Fitzgerald, Joey Champness (loan to Brisbane Roar)

Najjarine
Remy Najjarine will spend next season on loan at the Jets

Perth Glory

Head coach: Richard Garcia

Arrivals

Andy Keogh, striker
Brandon Wilson, midfielder
Nick Sullivan, midfielder
Jonathan Aspropotamitis, defender

Darryl Lachman, defender

Under contract

Osama Malik, defender
Chris Ikonomidis, attacker
Diego Castro, attacker
Bruno Fornaroli, attacker
Nick D'Agostino, attacker
Liam Reddy, goalkeeper
Dane Ingham, defender
Tarek Elrich, defender
Tando Velaphi, goalkeeper

Departed

Jake Brimmer, Tomislav Mrcela, Jacob Tratt, Ivan Franjic, Joel Chianese, Juande, Vince Lia, Dino Djulbic, Thomas James, Daniel Margush.

Sydney FC

Head coach: Steve Corica

Arrivals

None announced

Under contract

Ryan McGowan, defender
Ben Warland, defender
Patrick Flottmann, defender
Chris Zuvela, midfielder
Rhyan Grant, defender
Anthony Caceres, midfielder
Alexander Baumjohann, midfielder
Kosta Barbarouses, attacker
Alex Wilkinson, defender
Trent Buhagiar, attacker
Luke Ivanovic, attacker 

Joel King, defender
Thomas Heward-Belle, goalkeeper

Milos Ninkovic, midfielder
Michael Zullo, defender 
Paulo Retre, midfielder
Andrew Redmayne, goalkeeper
Harry van der Saag, defender
Luke Brattan, midfielder

Departed

Adam Le Fondre, Marco Tilio, Ryan Teague, Cameron Peupion, Jake Hollman.

Wellington Phoenix

Head coach: Ufuk Talay

Arrivals

Clayton Lewis, midfielder
James McGarry, defender
Joshua Laws, midfielder
Matt Ridenton, midfielder
Luke DeVere, defender 
Matt Ridenton, defender
Mirza Muratovic, attacker

Under contract

Sam Sutton, midfielder
Te Atawhai Hudson-Wihongi, defender
Stefan Marinovic, goalkeeper
Oliver Sail, goalkeeper
Louis Fenton, defender
Cameron Devlin, midfielder
Reno Piscopo, attacker
Ben Waine, attacker
Alex Rufer, midfielder
Jaushua Sotirio, attacker
Tim Payne, defender

David Ball, attacker

Ulises Dávila, midfielder 

Liam McGing, defender

Departed

Brandon Wilson, Matti Steinmann, Callan Elliot, Steven Taylor, Garry Hooper, Callum McCowatt, Liberato Cacace.

Western Sydney Wanderers

Head coach: Carl Robinson

Arrivals

Anthony Lesiotis, midfielder
Graham Dorrans, midfielder
Daniel Margush, goalkeeper 
Phillip Cancar, defender

Under contract

Vedran Janjetovic, goalkeeper
Dylan McGowan, defender
Patrick Ziegler, defender
Kwame Yeboah, attacker
Daniel Lopar, goalkeeper
Simon Cox, attacker
Tass Mourdoukoutas, defender
Tate Russell, defender
Daniel Georgievski, defender
Jordan O'Doherty, midfielder
Keanu Baccus, midfielder
Kosta Grozos, midfielder
*Noah Pagden, defender
*Jarrod Carluccio, defender
*Alessandro Lopane, midfielder
*Mark Natta, defender
*Stefan Nikolic, attacker
Nicolai Muller, attacker
*Fabian Monge, midfielder
*Daniel Wilmering, defender
*Mohamed Adam, attacker

Bruce Kamau, attacker

Departed

Matthew Jurman, Mitchell Duke, Pirmin Schwegler, Nick Suman, Radi Majewski, Mathieu Cordier, Nick Sullivan.

Simon Cox
Simon Cox

Western United

Head coach: Mark Rudan

Arrivals

Lachlan Wales, attacker
Victor Sánchez, midfielder

Under contract

Max Burgess, attacker
Josh Risdon, defender
Aaron Calver, defender
Tomi Uskok, defender
Jerry Skotadis, midfielder
Ryan Scott, goalkeeper
Steven Lustica, midfielder 
Alessandro Diamanti, attacker
Luke Duzel, midfielder
Filip Kurto, goalkeeper
Tomoki Imai, defender
Andrew Durante, defender
*Nicolas Milanovic, attacker

Departed

Valentino Yuel, Thierry Iradukunda, Oskar Dillon, Patrick Antelmi, Jonathan Aspropotamitis, James Delianov.

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