You will agree with me that Australian football is not as blessed as the likes of Brazil in terms of football talent. But still, there have been a few individuals who have left their mark on the top global football stages. In this informative article, we look at the best Australian soccer players of all time and their exploits out of the country.
1. Mark Schwarzer
The former Middlesborough, Fulham, Chelsea and Leicester man is the only player out of the UK to make more than 500 Premier League appearances. He was named Fulham Player of the Season 2008/9 and Premier League Player of the Month in 2010. Schwarzer has also received the Order of Australia Medal.
2. Mark Bosnich
Bosnich, a sports pundit, has played for top clubs in England including Chelsea and Manchester United. He won one Premier League title with United, but unfortunately, his career took a downhill at Chelsea after failing a drug test.
3. Robbie Slater
Slater is remembered for being the first Australian to win the coveted English Premier League. He was part of Blackburn’s 1994/95 squad which edged out Manchester United with one point to snatch the title.
4. Tim Cahill
One of Everton’s icons, Cahill was a dominant force in the Premier League and is among the best transfer deals. He made over 200 appearances for Everton before moving to the MLS to play for New York Red Bulls.
5. Craig Johnstone
The former Liverpool man is remembered for his winning goal in the 1986 FA Cup final. He won five league titles, plus the FA Cup and the European Cup and was a key man in the lethal 1986 Liverpool squad.
There you have it folks; the best Australian players of all time. These are our favourites, but the likes of Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, and Kevin Muscat still rocked!