Best A-League players 2020: top 10 ranked, Ulises Davila, Adam Le Fondre
There is the man who has been central to Wellington’s rise up the table, the menace around goals and the Swede carrying Victory.
But who is the A-League’s best of the best?
David Davutovic ranks his top 10 players in the game right now as well as his best five emerging players on the rise.
DUVA’S TOP 10
1 ULISES DAVILA (WELLINGTON PHOENIX)
12 games (8 goals), Age: 28
The Mexican youth international was on Chelsea’s books and one can see why. Unplayable at times and central to Wellington’s rise.
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2 ADAM LE FONDRE (SYDNEY FC)
12 (12), Age: 33
Constant menace and on track to top his 18-goal debut season return, delivering a stellar array of all-round goals.
3 ALESSANDRO DIAMANTI (WESTERN UNITED)
13 (3), Age: 36
The Italian’s vision and range of passing has been a sight to behold. On a different level to most.
4 OLA TOIVONEN (MELBOURNE VICTORY)
11 (7), Age: 33
The Swede carried Victory for the first half of the season with goals, assists and all-round class.
5 JAMIE MACLAREN (MELBOURNE CITY)
9 (12), Age: 26
His ability to score from limited opportunities is phenomenal. Neck and neck with Le Fondre despite injury and Socceroos duty.
6 DIEGO CASTRO (PERTH GLORY)
11 (4), Age: 37
The Spanish whiz shows no signs of slowing. Dominating in the attacking third.
7 RILEY MCGREE (ADELAIDE UNITED)
8 (7), Age: 21
Goalscoring midfielders are valuable commodities and McGree is starring at his original A-League club impeccably timed runs and a sweet left foot.
8 DANIEL LOPAR (WANDERERS)
11, Age: 34
The Spaniard has been the best keeper this A-League season and he’s won points for the Wanderers.
9 LUKE BRATTAN (SYDNEY FC)
12, Age: 29
Slotted in superbly in place of Josh Brillante and his outrageous array of passing has offered the Sky Blues a new dimension.
10 MILOS NINKOVIC (SYDNEY FC)
10 (3), Age: 35
Not his strongest A-League season but he’s still been influential with his smarts, effortlessly drifting around the pitch.
TOP 5 EMERGING PLAYERS
1 AL HASSAN TOURE (ADELAIDE UNITED)
9 (2), Age: 19
Coupled with his FFA Cup feats, clearly the breakout star of the season.
2 CONNOR METCALFE (MELBOURNE CITY)
8 (2), Age: 20
Metcalfe’s goals, aggression, dynamism have been a welcome addition to City’s XI.
3 LOUIS D’ARRIGO (ADELAIDE UNITED)
10, Age: 18
Replaced the massive shoes of Isaias and done it with aplomb.
4 CAMERON DEVLIN (WELLINGTON PHOENIX)
8, Age: 21
Relished playing after struggling for first-team chances. His in-your-face style has been refreshing.
5 MOHAMED ADAM
7 (1), Age: 19
Wanderers winger has excited in his three starts and four substitute appearances.
Originally published as Who are the top-10 players in the A-League?