Sydney FC legends Steve Corica and Alessandro Del Piero have joined current Sky Blue Shane Smeltz in being named in the PFA Team of the Decade on Monday.
Announced at a Gala event at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the team was unveiled in front of a host of current and former A-League stars.
Selected by the PFA’s A-League members past and present, players were asked to vote for their starting 11 in a 4-3-3 formation, five substitutes, a coach and referee of the decade.
“The A-League has been a massive part of my life, I’m so honoured to be named in The PFA Team of the Decade,” said Shane Smeltz.
With players having to have played at least two seasons in the A-League to be eligible for selection, the team was voted on by over 400 former and current A-League players and contains three Johnny Warren Medal winners.
As voted by the players, the PFA A-League Team of the Decade is:
Goalkeeper: Eugene Galekovic
Defenders: Cassio, Kevin Muscat (C), Patrick Zwaanswijk, Ivan Franjic
Midfielders: Matt McKay, Carlos Hernandez, Thomas Broich
Forwards: Archie Thompson, Besart Berisha, Shane Smeltz
Substitutes: Michael Theo (GK), Adama Traore, Mark Milligan, Steve Corica, Alessandro Del Piero
Coach: Ange Postecoglou
Referee: Strebre Delovski
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