The stakes are definitely increasing as we build towards the World Cup. As such, I will focus more on the players that have a shot at getting to Brazil. Club football has been quiet across Asia as most leagues have been completed for the season. Also winter break for some of the European leagues but matches continue in the big leagues of England and Germany.
We continue to see more and more Aussies heading abroad, with another half a dozen players heading overseas this month.
The group stages have been completed in the big European competitions as we move into the knockout phase with several Aussies still appearing.
No huge transfers in December but worth noting the move of a few younger players to strong European clubs, which bodes well for future years. With the transfer window opening in January, expect a little bit of scrambling to get first team football. Players like Rogic, Federici, Neill , Herd, Holman and Brosque all have some thinking to do.
Additions/Changes to Player Database:
Patrick Antelmi (15 Mar 1994) – transferred to Wigan, England
Bryan Bran (2 Mar 1991) – transferred to FC Chabab, Netherlands
Spase Dilevski (13 May 1985) – transferred to ATM FA, Malaysia
Jordan Elsey (2 Mar 1994) – loan from Adelaide United to Kitchee, HK
Gian Mendez (TBC) – transferred to Valencia, Spain
Dimitar Mitkov (9 May 1996) – transferred to FK Vardar, Macedonia
Yahaya Musa (20 Dec 1986) – re-signed with Wilmington Hammerheads, USA
Alistair Quinn (1 Jun 1993) – transferred to NAC Breda, Netherlands
Josh Riis (10 Oct 1995) – transferred to Kidderminster Harriers, England
Kwane Yeboah (2 June 1994) – transferred from Brisbane Roar to Borussia Monchengladbach, Germany
Removed from Player Database:
England (Premiership) – Half way through the season, Mile Jedinak has still not missed a minute for Crystal Palace. He has certainly started becoming more comfortable at this level, not sure many people would have picked Mile to be our most prominent Premier League player in 2013/14 but full credit to him. Huge news with Brad Smith making his debut for Liverpool during the glut of games over the festive season. We know he appeared for England at junior level, but the Penrith born left-back will be heavily scouted in the lead up to the World Cup. Chris Herd did manage a few starts for Aston Villa, but continues to have minor injury setbacks and is another who has a critical six months ahead of him. His versatility is surely something that would be attractive to the Socceroos. Keepers Mark Schwarzer and Brad Jones remain on the bench at their respective clubs.
England (Championship) – Coming to the end of December, both Shane Lowry and Scott McDonald were starting for Millwall. Neither is having a huge influence at the moment, but given the recent change in manager, they will be out to impress at club level. Rhys Williams has been in and out of the Middlesbrough starting eleven, a player that was probably considered a certainty for national honours. The Socceroo selection for the back four is extremely open. Goalkeepers Adam Federici (Reading) and Alex Cisak (Burnley) spent another month watching from the bench.
England (League One) – Bailey Wright (Preston North End), James Meredith (Bradford City) and Massimo Luongo (Swindon Town) all continue to perform exceptionally well. The question remains as to whether they are playing at a high enough level to force themselves into the Socceroos. That question will be answered over the next few months, but they can only control their personal form. Bradden Inman has returned to the starting eleven at Crewe Alexandria after a bit of a fall out with the boss. Neil Kilkenny has got back into the starting team at Preston North End while a face injury to James Wesolowski has seen him briefly sidelined.
Germany (Bundesliga) – Robbie Kruse has recently managed some starts at Bayer Leverkusen, and would now arguably be our most prominent club footballer globally. He is gaining some great experience leading into the World Cup. Mitch Langerak made his second start of the year during December. While he would be a certainty for the World Cup, he will be looking to secure the number one keeper role with the retirement of Mark Schwarzer.
Germany (2.Bundesliga) – Former Brisbane Roar midfielder Ben Halloran finds himself regularly starting for Fortuna Dusseldorf and has had an encouraging month. Mathew Leckie is back on the scoring charts at FSV Frankfurt, while Nikita Rukavytsya has returned from injury.
Netherlands (Eredivisie) – While Tommy Oar has certainly shown his quality (is he ready for a big transfer?), the Utrecht story in December was surely the return to the starting line-up of midfielder Adam Sarota. Perfect timing with several months to make his case for a return to the Socceroos. Jason Davidson continues in the Heracles defence, now up to 15 starts this campaign.
Netherlands (Eerste Divisie) – Making cameos from the bench seems to be a regular occurence for young Queensland striker Travis Cooper. He has now appeared 13 times for VVV Venlo. In the same league, Andrew Marveggio has made nine appearances for relegation threatened SC Telstar.
Austria (Bundesliga) – Now 19 starts for James Holland at Austria Wien. Having had a good season or two, he is another player that will be looking to force himself from a squad player to a starter for the Socceroos.
Belgium (Pro League) – Mat Ryan added another two clean sheets to his season tally at Club Brugge. His outstanding form at club level has been recognised with the offer of a contract extension. Early days in his European career, but with the possible number one keeper at the World Cup on his resume, he is certainly on the radar of bigger clubs.
Scotland (Premier) – The development of young players Dylan McGowan (Hearts) and Jackson Irvine (Kilmarnock) continues with starts very week. Tom Rogic has returned to the Celtic squad after a calf injury. He to is one player that needs to carefully consider his amount of game time.
Switzerland (Super League) – Perhaps a little under the radar, but Dario Vidosic (FC Sion) has done his World Cup chances no harm with a very solid few months since transferring to Switzerland.
Croatia (1.HNL) – Tomislav Mrcela has come from nowhere to now be a prominent defender for Hrvatski Dragovoljac. He has over 1000 minutes in game time this season. Osijek midfielder Steven Ugarkovic is currently in the starting line-up.
Greece (Super League) – While Apostolis Giannou has been seeing good game time at Panionios Athens, he needs to start banging some goals in to get the attention of the FFA selectors.
Portugal (Primeira Division) – Caleb Patterson-Sewell (Gil Vicente) has been patiently sitting on the bench waiting for his opportunity.
Romania (Liga 1) – Keep your eyes on young striker Anthony Carter. After prolonged issues with his playing papers, he is now in the squad for CFR Cluj.
Japan (J League) – The season has now ended with Josh Kennedy (Nagoya Grampus) finishing up with 2297 minutes and 12 goals in 25 starts. For me, he clearly has his injuries under control and a conversion rate that is better than average at both club and international level, he is an important player for the Socceroos.
India (I-League) – Former Victory defender Mattew Foschini has been solid at Salgaocar however his team is struggling to get points. Sean Rooney has scored seven goals at table topping Bengaluru FC. Another former Brisbane Roar player, James Meyer has also been strong at Pune FC. After a few niggles, journeyman Simon Colosimo is back on the pitch for Dempo.
Qatar (Stars League) – Sasa Ognenovski (Umm Salal) is a dilemma for the Socceroos coach. He has the experience at both club and national level, he is playing regularly but pace is not his best attribute as he ages.
U.A.E (UFL) – Our Aussies of Brosque, Holman, Celeski and Susak are all playing each week. Without starring, are they doing enough to get to Brazil?
Uruguay (Primera) – Richard Porta continues to be very consistent. Twelve starts for four goals in his fourth stint at Nacional.
New Zealand (Premiership) – A quick break courtesy of a red card, Richie Cardozo (Waitakere United) managed to add to his goal tally during December.
Take Carl Valeri and Adam Sarota off this list now!!
Fortunately, not too much to report from a Socceroos perspective with the exception of Bozanic’s ankle. Eli Babalj continues to struggle with his groin injury (OP I believe)
(UEFA Champions League) – As the group games were completed, a fairly significant month for our Aussies Abroad. Mark Schwarzer started the Chelseas tie against Steaua Bucuresti and kept a clean sheet. James Holland started the Austria Wien tie, although they were eliminated. Both Kruse and Langerak have progressed into the knockout phase.
(UEFA Europa League) – No Aussies appeared.
Reserves and Youth:
Several young Aussies have been captaining their U21 teams – Gethin Jones (Everton) and Alex Grant (Stoke City). The Strain brothers at Aston Villa both recently appeared in the U21′s while Paratore and Elder are reguarly appearing at U21 level. Curtis Good has been impressive at Newcastle U21′s. Tom Beadling has been consistent at Sunderland U18′s. A few Aussies appeared in Italy with Ikonomidis and Katsetis both seeing game time in the Primavera.
At the risk of offending, here is my current Socceroos squad for the World Cup.
Ryan, Langerak, Galekovic, Franjic, Williams, McGowan, Wilkinson, Herd, Davidson, Wright, Bresciano, Jedinak, Valeri, Rogic, Oar, Milligan, Troisi, Vidosic, Cahill, Kruse, Leckie, Duke and Kennedy.
Perhaps six of those positions are very debatable. I have leaned towards youth, leaving several seasoned Socceroos behind. Let’s see what the next 3-4 months brings.
Socceroo of the Month (Capped)
Certainly a stalwart when talking about the Socceroos. Mile Jedinak has had an amazing journey from Central Coast to Turkey to London. He finds himself as first named each week, captaining a team at Crystal Palace that will feel as though each game is critical if they are to avoid relegation. He has certainly stepped up and has no problem manning up to some of the biggest names in football.
Sept – Cahill, Oct – Vidosic, Nov – Ryan
Unknown to most football fans that follow the Aussies, Tomislav Mrcela is an interesting guy. Born in Australia, and after several years in the lower Croatian leagues, Mrcela has stepped up to the top league. Although his team are struggling, he has been a constant in a sometimes vulnerable defence.
Sept – Wilkinson, Oct – Konstantinidis, Nov – Luongo
Young player (U21) of the Month
An U20 Socceroo, Travis Cooper’s move to Holland caught many by surprise. At VVV Venlo, he mixes between the senior team and Jong. An impressive series of runs, hopefully that translates to more senior appearances for him in 2014.
Sept – Ikonomidis , Oct – Ugarkovic, Nov – Ryan Williams
See below for a full listing of our Aussies Abroad.
|SURNAME||FIRST||D.O.B.||AGE||CLUB||COUNTRY||DIVISION||POSITION||MOST RECENT STATUS|
|Holland||James||15/05/1989||24||Austria Wien (ECL)||Austria||(1) Bundesliga||Midfielder||18/12/13 Started|
|Ryan||Mat||08/04/1992||21||Club Brugge (Europa)||Belgium||(1) Pro League||Goalkeeper||26/12/13 Started|
|Pepper||Steve||07/03/1994||19||FCV Dender||Belgium||(3) Third Division A||Midfielder||21/12/13 Started|
|Mullen||Daniel||26/10/1989||24||Dalian Aerbin||China||(1) Super League||Defender||*30/10/13 Started|
|Bosnar||Eddy||29/04/1980||33||Guangzhou R&F||China||(1) Super League||Defender||*3/11/13 Started|
|Griffiths||Rostyn||10/03/1988||25||Guangzhou R&F||China||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*19/10/13 Started|
|Salley||Jonas||16/03/1982||31||Guizhou Renhe (ACL)||China||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*30/10/13 Started|
|Griffiths||Joel||21/08/1979||34||Qingdao Jonoon||China||(1) Super League||Striker||*30/10/13 Started, RED|
|McGowan||Ryan||15/08/1989||24||Shandong Luneng Taishan||China||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*3/11/13 Started|
|Marrone||Michael||27/01/1987||26||Shanghai Shenxin||China||(1) Super League||Defender||*3/11/13 Started|
|Ibini-Isei||Bernie||12/09/1992||21||Shanghai SIPG||China||(1) Super League||Striker||Loan to Central Coast Mariners|
|Paartalu||Erik||03/05/1986||27||Tianjin Teda||China||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*3/11/13 Started|
|Griffiths||Ryan||21/08/1981||32||Beijing Baxy||China||(2) League One||Striker||*2/11/13 Started|
|Hughes||Adam||14/07/1982||31||Harbin Yiteng||China||(2) League One (Prom)||Midfielder||*28/9/13 Started (Injury – )|
|Lustica||Steven||12/04/1991||22||Hajduk Split (Europa)||Croatia||(1) 1. HNL||Midfielder||Loan to Adelaide United|
|Mrcela||Tomislav||01/10/1990||23||NK Hrvatski Dragovoljac||Croatia||(1) 1. HNL||Defender||13/12/13 Started|
|Ugarkovic||Steven||19/08/1994||19||NK Osijek||Croatia||(1) 1. HNL||Midfielder||14/12/13 Started|
|Vladislavic||Frane||09/01/1994||19||NK Dugopolje||Croatia||(2) 2. HNL||Defender||1/12/13 Started, SCORED|
|Strika||Roko||12/02/1994||19||NK Maksimir||Croatia||(3) 3. HNL Srediste||Striker||28/11/13 Started, SCORED TWICE|
|Vujica||Ivan||20/04/1997||16||GNK Dinamo Zagreb (Yth)||Croatia||Kadeti||Defender||17/11/13 Started|
|Stambolziev||Robert||26/10/1990||23||AEK Kouklion||Cyprus||(1) 1. Division||Striker||22/12/13 Used sub.|
|Herd||Chris||04/04/1989||24||Aston Villa||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||21/12/13 Started|
|Lyden||Jordan||30/01/1996||17||Aston Villa (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||10/12/13 U18′s|
|Strain||Thomas||01/01/1997||17||Aston Villa (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Striker||16/12/13 U21′s|
|Strain||Ryan||01/01/1998||16||Aston Villa (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||16/12/13 U18′s|
|Schwarzer||Mark||06/10/1972||41||Chelsea (ECL)||England||(1) Premier League||Goalkeeper||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Jedinak||Mile||03/08/1984||29||Crystal Palace||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||28/12/13 Started|
|Jones||Gethin||13/10/1995||18||Everton (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||2/12/13 U21′s|
|Adelson||Jake||11/01/1996||17||Everton (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||16/11/13 U18′s|
|Burgess||Cameron||21/10/1995||18||Fulham (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Defender||18/12/13 U18′s|
|Fletcher||Matthew||12/05/1992||21||Hull City||England||(1) Premier League||Striker||19/11/13 U21′s|
|Jones||Brad||19/03/1982||31||Liverpool||England||(1) Premier League||Goalkeeper||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Smith||Brad||09/04/1994||19||Liverpool||England||(1) Premier League||Defender||29/12/13 Used sub.|
|Good||Curtis||23/03/1993||20||Newcastle||England||(1) Premier League||Defender||30/12/13 U21′s|
|Mells||George||23/05/1997||16||Southampton (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||9/11/13 U18′s|
|Grant||Alex||23/01/1994||19||Stoke City (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Defender||13/12/13 U21′s|
|Makrillos||Peter||04/09/1995||18||Stoke City (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||21/9/13 U18′s|
|Kurasik||Dominic||04/11/1996||17||Stoke City (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Goalkeeper||14/12/13 U18′s|
|Beadling||Thomas||16/01/1996||17||Sunderland AFC (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Defender||21/12/13 U18′s|
|Gallifuoco||Giancarlo||12/01/1994||19||Tottenham (Europa)||England||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||13/12/13 U21′s|
|Tombides||Dylan||08/03/1994||19||West Ham||England||(1) Premier League||Striker||1/11/13 U21′s|
|Tombides||Taylor||21/02/1996||17||West Ham (Youth)||England||(1) Premier League||Striker||(Injury – knee)|
|Holmes||Jordan||01/01/1997||17||AFC Bournemouth (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Goalkeeper||19/12/13 U18′s|
|Tanner||Hyuga||15/04/1997||16||Blackburn (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||20/12/13 U18′s|
|Thurston||Connor||14/09/1995||18||Blackpool||England||(2) Championship||Defender||19/12/13 U18′s|
|Cisak||Alex||19/05/1989||24||Burnley||England||(2) Championship||Goalkeeper||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Richardson||Callum||11/09/1995||18||Burnley (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Defender||16/12/13 U18′s|
|Wilson||Brandon||01/01/1996||18||Burnley (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||10/9/18 U18′s|
|Nizic||Danijel||15/03/1996||17||Burnley (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Goalkeeper||21/12/13 U21′s|
|Ly||Kevin||12/05/1996||17||Burnley (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||16/12/13 U18′s|
|Elder||Callum||27/01/1995||18||Leicester City (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||30/12/13 U21′s|
|Paratore||Robert||11/08/1995||18||Leicester City (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||30/12/13 U21′s|
|Williams||Rhys||14/07/1988||25||Middlesbrough||England||(2) Championship||Defender||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|O’Neill||Conor||23/07/1996||17||Middlesbrough (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||Appeared October 2012 (Last season)|
|O’Neill||Stephen||23/07/1996||17||Middlesbrough (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||29/10/13 U18′s|
|McDonald||Scott||21/08/1983||30||Millwall||England||(2) Championship||Striker||29/12/13 Started|
|Lowry||Shane||12/06/1989||24||Millwall||England||(2) Championship||Defender||29/12/13 Started|
|Demetriou||James||14/08/1995||18||Nottingham Forest||England||(2) Championship||Striker||16/12/13 U21′s|
|Lennox||Aaron||19/02/1993||20||Queens Park Rangers||England||(2) Championship||Goalkeeper||16/12/13 U21′s|
|Skapetis||Peter||13/01/1995||18||Queens Park Rangers||England||(2) Championship||Striker||19/11/13 U21′s|
|Federici||Adam||31/01/1985||28||Reading||England||(2) Championship||Goalkeeper||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Edwards||Ryan||18/11/1993||20||Reading||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||Loan to Perth Glory|
|Armenakas||Panos||05/08/1998||15||Watford FC (Youth)||England||(2) Championship||Midfielder||Milk Cup – July 2013|
|Antelmi||Patrick||15/03/1994||19||Wigan Athletic||England||(2) Championship||Striker||3/12/13 U21′s|
|Meredith||James||05/04/1988||25||Bradford City||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||29/12/13 Started|
|King||Tom||20/07/1994||19||Bristol City||England||(3) League One||Defender||17/12/13 U21′s|
|Inman||Bradden||10/12/1991||22||Crewe Alexandria||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||29/12/13 Started|
|Wesolowski||James||25/08/1987||26||Oldham Athletic||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||17/12/13 Started (Injury – Cheekbone)|
|Kilkenny||Neil||19/12/1985||28||Preston North End||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||29/12/13 Started|
|Wright||Bailey||28/07/1992||21||Preston North End||England||(3) League One||Defender||29/12/13 Started|
|Murphy||Eoghan||30/01/1995||18||Sheffield Wednesday||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||Transferred July 2013 (pending docs.)|
|Jones||Jack||02/01/1996||18||Stevenage FC (Youth)||England||(3) League One||Defender||26/10/13 U18′s|
|Millard||Ross||25/02/1997||16||Stevenage FC (Youth)||England||(3) League One||Defender||26/10/13 U18′s|
|Luongo||Massimo||25/09/1992||21||Swindon Town||England||(3) League One||Midfielder||29/12/13 Started|
|Cansdell-Sherriff||Shane||10/11/1982||31||Burton Albion||England||(4) League Two||Defender||29/12/13 Started|
|McNamara||Ben||29/10/1988||25||Northampton Town||England||(4) League Two||Goalkeeper||26/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Williams||Ryan||28/10/1993||20||Oxford United||England||(4) League Two||Striker||29/12/13 Started|
|Downes||Aaron||15/05/1985||28||Torquay United||England||(4) League Two||Defender||29/12/13 Started|
|Austin||Mitchell||03/04/1991||22||Cambridge United||England||(5) Blue Square||Striker||26/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Burns||Lee||17/07/1982||31||Dartford||England||(5) Blue Square||Striker||26/12/13 Started, SCORED|
|Baird||Alex||14/01/1994||19||Gateshead||England||(5) Blue Square||Goalkeeper||21/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Riis||Joshua||10/10/1995||18||Kidderminster Harriers||England||(5) Blue Square||Midfielder||19/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Parkhouse||Adam||15/12/1992||21||Stalybridge Celtic||England||(6) Blue Square North||Midfielder||26/8/13 Used sub. (Injury – Hernia)|
|Young||Jamie||25/08/1985||28||Hayes & Yeading FC||England||(6) Blue Square South||Goalkeeper||28/12/13 Started|
|Huke||Shane||02/10/1985||28||Ebbsfleet United||England||(6) Blue Square South||Midfielder||26/10/13 Started (Cup) (Injury – Foot)|
|Kruse||Robbie||05/10/1988||25||Bayer Leverkusen (ECL)||Germany||(1) Bundesliga||Striker||21/12/13 Started|
|Langerak||Mitchell||22/08/1988||25||Borussia Dortmund (ECL)||Germany||(1) Bundesliga||Goalkeeper||21/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Yeboah||Kwane||02/06/1994||19||Borussia Monchengladbach||Germany||(1) Bundesliga||Striker||Transferred December 2013|
|Halloran||Ben||14/06/1992||21||Fortuna Dusseldorf||Germany||(2) 2. Bundesliga||Midfielder||22/12/13 Started|
|Rukavytsya||Nikita||22/06/1987||26||FSV Frankfurt||Germany||(2) 2. Bundesliga||Striker||21/12/13 Used sub.|
|Leckie||Mathew||04/02/1991||22||FSV Frankfurt||Germany||(2) 2. Bundesliga||Striker||21/12/13 Started, SCORED|
|Amini||Mustafa||20/04/1993||20||Borussia Dortmund II||Germany||(3) 3. Bundesliga||Midfielder||18/12/13 Started|
|Degenek||Milos||28/04/1994||19||VfB Stuttgart II||Germany||(3) 3. Bundesliga||Midfielder||9/11/13 Unused sub.|
|Simosis||Giannis||13/03/1991||22||Wacker Burghausen||Germany||(3) 3. Bundesliga||Striker||14/9/13 Used sub.|
|Haubus||Max||08/03/1993||20||TuS Koblenz||Germany||(4) Reg Sudwest||Midfielder||9/12/13 U23′s|
|Al Saad||Dario||22/03/1991||22||SV Rot-WeiB Hadamar||Germany||(5) Ober Hessen||Midfielder||Released October 2013|
|Mitwali||Daniel||20/11/1992||21||SV Wehen Wiesbaden II||Germany||(5) Ober Hessen||Midfielder||(Injury – knee)|
|Gibson||Sam||11/11/1988||25||TSV Germania Windeck||Germany||(5) Ober Mittelrhein||Midfielder||1/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Faerber||Jonathan||15/03/1988||25||FSV Erlangen-Bruck||Germany||(5) Ober Nord||Goalkeeper||23/11/13 Started|
|Georgeff||James||23/05/1983||30||Torgelower SV||Germany||(5) Ober Nord||Striker||30/11/13 Started|
|Hrustic||Ajdin||05/07/1997||16||FC Schalke 04 (Youth)||Germany||Junior A||Midfielder||10/11/13 Junior A|
|Stojcevski||James||17/09/1995||18||FC Astoria Walldorf (Yth)||Germany||Junior A2||Striker||9/11/13 Junior A2|
|Bouzanis||Dean||02/10/1991||22||Aris||Greece||(1) Super League||Goalkeeper||23/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Giannou||Apostolis||25/01/1990||23||Panionios Athens||Greece||(1) Super League||Midfielder||15/12/13 Started|
|Orr||Harley||28/03/1995||18||APS Zakynthos||Greece||(2) Football League Sth||Striker||30/11/13 Reserves|
|Konstantinidis||Billy||21/04/1986||27||Panserraikos||Greece||(3) Gamma Ethniki Gr.1||Midfielder||22/12/13 Started|
|Elsey||Jordan||02/03/1994||19||Kitchee||Hong Kong||(1) HKFA First Division||Defender||Loan commenced December 2013|
|Belteky||Marc||28/12/1997||16||Puskas Ference (Youth)||Hungary||(1) NB I||Midfielder||30/11/13 Started|
|Kennedy||Kile||08/04/1989||24||KF Fjardabyggd||Iceland||(4) 3. Deild (P)||Goalkeeper||*14/9/13 Started|
|Rooney||Sean||01/03/1989||24||Bengaluru FC||India||(1) I League||Striker||21/12/13 Started|
|Colosimo||Simon||08/01/1979||35||Dempo||India||(1) I League||Defender||21/12/13 Started|
|Ozbey||Tolgey||12/04/1986||27||Mohammedan SC||India||(1) I League||Striker||30/11/13 Started|
|Meyer||James||28/05/1986||27||Pune FC||India||(1) I League||Striker||21/12/13 Started|
|Foschini||Matthew||19/10/1990||23||Salgaocar||India||(1) I League||Defender||21/12/13 Started|
|Gomes||Chris||15/03/1989||24||Persepam||Indonesia||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*28/7/13 Started|
|Sillah||Abu Bakar||25/07/1989||24||Persepam||Indonesia||(1) Super League||Defender||*15/9/13 Started|
|Fyfe||Iain||03/04/1982||31||Mes Kerman||Iran||(1) Persian Gulf Cup||Defender||3/11/13 Started|
|Griffin||Mark||16/06/1991||22||Derry City FC (Europa)||Ireland||(1) Premier League||Striker||*25/10/13 Used sub.|
|Mernagh||Dylan||01/07/1991||22||Waterford United||Ireland||(2) First Division||Defender||*12/10/13 Started|
|Troisi||James||03/07/1988||25||Atalanta||Italy||(1) Serie A||Striker||Loan to Melbourne Victory|
|Valeri||Carl||14/08/1984||29||Sassuolo||Italy||(1) Serie A||Midfielder||22/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Esposito||Christian||23/07/1990||23||FBC Savona||Italy||(3) Lega Pro 1A||Striker||21/12/13 Used sub.|
|Graham||Liam||14/08/1992||21||Ascoli Calcio||Italy||(3) Lega Pro 1B||Defender||(Injury – knee)|
|Konyit||Josip||29/04/1992||21||Trento Calcio 1921||Italy||(6) Eccelenza||Defender||Transferred September 2013 (pending papers)|
|Piscopo||Reno||27/05/1998||15||Inter Milan (Youth)||Italy||Allievi Nazionali||Striker||24/11/13 SCORED|
|Katsetis||Paul||19/01/1996||17||Catania (Youth)||Italy||Primavera C||Midfielder||13/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Ikonomidis||Christopher||04/05/1995||18||Lazio (Youth)||Italy||Primavera C||Midfielder||14/12/13 Used sub.|
|Gioffe||Pasquale||01/01/1995||19||Reggina||Italy||Primavera C||Goalkeeper||Transferred July 2013|
|Kennedy||Joshua||20/08/1982||31||Nagoya Grampus||Japan||(1) J League||Striker||*30/11/13 Started|
|Neill||Lucas||09/03/1978||35||Omiya Ardija||Japan||(1) J League||Defender||Released December 2013|
|Cornthwaite||Robert||25/10/1985||28||Chunnan Dragons||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Defender||*23/11/13 Started|
|Hamill||Brendan||18/09/1992||21||Gangwon FC||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Defender||*Loan commenced March 2013|
|DeVere||Luke||05/11/1989||24||Gyeongham FC||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Defender||*27/11/13 Started|
|Burns||Nathan||07/05/1988||25||Incheon United||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Striker||*Loan to Newcastle Jets|
|Madaschi||Adrian||11/07/1982||31||Jeju United||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Defender||*Released December 2013|
|Wilkinson||Alex||13/08/1984||29||Jeonbuk Hyundai (ACL)||Korea Rep.||(1) K-League Classic||Defender||*1/12/13 Started|
|Jovanovic||Aleksandar||04/08/1989||24||Suwon City FC||Korea Rep.||(2) K-League Challenge||Midfielder||*30/11/13 Started|
|Mitkov||Dimitar||09/05/1996||17||FK Vardar||Macedonia||(1) First League||Midfielder||*Transferred December 2013|
|Dilevski||Spase||13/05/1985||28||ATM FA||Malaysia||(1) Super League||Defender||*Transferred December 2013|
|Karlovic||Mario||29/05/1984||29||Terengganu FA||Malaysia||(1) Super League||Midfielder||*Transferred November 2013|
|Gan||Brendan||03/06/1988||25||Kelantan||Malaysia||(1) Super League||Striker||*Transferred November 2013|
|Pantelidis||Steve||17/08/1983||30||Selangor FA||Malaysia||(1) Super League||Defender||*Transferred December 2013|
|Griffiths||Adam||21/08/1979||34||Kedah||Malaysia||(2) Premier League||Defender||*Transferred December 2013|
|Pellegrino||Adriano||09/06/1984||29||Kedah||Malaysia||(2) Premier League||Midfielder||*Transferred November 2013|
|Mitrovic||Srecko||19/02/1984||29||Sabah||Malaysia||(2) Premier League||Midfielder||*Transferred October 2013|
|Fuller||Charlie||12/08/1995||18||Balzan Youths||Malta||(1) Premier League||Striker||10/11/13 Unused sub.|
|Tweneboa||Lenox||18/06/1989||24||Yadanarbon FC||Myanmar||(1) National League||Defender||*29/7/13 Started|
|Cvetkovski||Michael||21/11/1987||26||Yangon United (AFC)||Myanmar||(1) National League||Defender||*29/7/13 Started|
|Babalj||Eli||21/02/1992||21||AZ Alkmaar (Europa)||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Striker||26/8/13 Youth (Injury – Groin)|
|Zullo||Michael||11/09/1988||25||FC Utrecht (Europa)||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Striker||Loan to Adelaide United|
|Sarota||Adam||28/12/1988||25||FC Utrecht (Europa)||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Midfielder||22/12/13 Started|
|Oar||Tommy||10/12/1991||22||FC Utrecht (Europa)||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Striker||22/12/13 Started|
|Go||Ryan||28/09/1995||18||Feyenoord (Youth)||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Defender||7/12/13 A2|
|Davidson||Jason||29/06/1991||22||Heracles Almelo||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Defender||21/12/13 Started|
|Quinn||Alistair||01/06/1993||20||NAC Breda||Netherlands||(1) Eredivisie||Defender||Transferred December 2013|
|Marveggio||Andrew||22/04/1992||21||SC Telstar||Netherlands||(2) Eerste Divisie||Midfielder||20/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Cooper||Travis||21/12/1993||20||VVV Venlo||Netherlands||(2) Eerste Divisie||Striker||15/12/13 Started|
|Ascroft||Harry||01/07/1995||18||VVV Venlo||Netherlands||(2) Eerste Divisie||Defender||Transferred November 2013|
|Bran||Bryan||02/03/1991||22||FC Chabab||Netherlands||(3) Topklasse Zondag||Defender||Transferred December 2013|
|De Abreu||Jamie||11/12/1990||23||Team Wellington||New Zealand||(1) Premiership||Midfielder||22/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Cardozo||Richie||28/03/1986||27||Waitakere United||New Zealand||(1) Premiership||Striker||22/12/13 Started, SCORED|
|Gallagher||Sam||05/05/1991||22||IF Birkebeineren||Norway||(3) 2 Div. Group 1||Midfielder||*19/10/13 Started|
|Martindale||Jesse||24/07/1993||20||Green Archers United||Philippines||(1) UFL||Defender||*6/12/13 Started (Cup)|
|Baginski||Scott||28/02/1983||30||Kaya FC||Philippines||(1) UFL||Midfielder||*19/11/13 Started (Cup)|
|Davidson||Mitchell||13/09/1992||21||Kaya FC||Philippines||(1) UFL||Midfielder||*19/11/13 Used sub. (Cup)|
|Patterson-Sewell||Caleb||20/05/1987||26||Gil Vicente||Portugal||(1) Primeira Division||Goalkeeper||22/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Bresciano||Mark||11/02/1980||33||Al Gharafa (ACL)||Qatar||(1) Stars League||Midfielder||7/11/13 Started (FIFA Suspension)|
|Ognenovski||Sasa||03/04/1979||34||Umm Salal||Qatar||(1) Stars League||Defender||20/12/13 Started (Cup)|
|Carter||Anthony||31/08/1994||19||CFR Cluj||Romania||(1) Liga 1||Striker||18/12/13 Unused sub.|
|Baird||Michael||01/08/1983||30||Universitatea Craiova||Romania||(2) Liga 2 Serie 2||Striker||1/12/13 Started, SCORED TWICE|
|Wilkshire||Luke||02/10/1981||32||Dinamo Moscow||Russia||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||8/12/13 Started|
|Rogic||Tomas||16/12/1992||21||Celtic FC (ECL)||Scotland||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||29/12/13 Unused sub.|
|McGowan||Dylan||06/08/1991||22||Hearts||Scotland||(1) Premier League||Defender||29/12/13 Started|
|Irvine||Jackson||07/03/1993||20||Kilmarnock FC||Scotland||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||29/12/13 Started|
|Stanojevic||Stefan||11/02/1994||19||FK Kolubara Lazarevac 1919||Serbia||(3) Srpska – Belgrade||Defender||24/11/13 Started|
|Mendez||Gian||21/02/1998||15||Valencia (Youth)||Spain||(1) Primera Division||Midfielder||Transferred December 2013|
|Lovric||Calvin||12/09/1992||21||Hercules Alicante||Spain||(2) Segunda Division||Defender||Loan commenced August 2013 (pending docs.)|
|Jimenez||Rafa||09/04/1996||17||Villarreal (Youth)||Spain||Juvenil A||Defender||1/12/13 Started|
|Usai||Sebastian||28/02/1990||23||AFC United||Sweden||(3) Div 1 Norra||Goalkeeper||*27/10/13 Started|
|Bozanic||Oliver||08/01/1989||25||FC Luzern||Switzerland||(1) Super League||Midfielder||30/11/13 Started (Injury – Ankle)|
|Vidosic||Dario||08/04/1987||26||FC Sion||Switzerland||(1) Super League||Midfielder||14/12/13 Started|
|Invincibile||Danny||31/03/1979||34||Army United||Thailand||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||*3/11/13 Used sub.|
|Subara||Goran||04/04/1987||26||Bangkok Glass||Thailand||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||*27/10/13 Started|
|Nix||Kyle||21/01/1986||27||Chiangrai United||Thailand||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||*3/11/13 Started|
|Visconte||Rocco||22/04/1990||23||Suphanburi FC||Thailand||(1) Premier League||Midfielder||*1/9/13 Unused sub. (Injury)|
|Rowley||David||06/02/1990||23||Nara United||Thailand||(3) Div 2 South.||Midfielder||*2/11/13 Started (Playoff) (Injury – Quad)|
|Behich||Aziz||16/12/1990||23||Bursaspor||Turkey||(1) Super Lig||Defender||Loan to Melbourne Heart|
|Bulut||Kerem||02/03/1992||21||Karsiyaka SK||Turkey||(2) 1. Lig||Striker||28/12/13 Used sub.|
|Balci||Emre Hasan||05/04/1987||26||Yeni Malatyaspor||Turkey||(3) 2. Lig Beyaz||Midfielder||30/11/13 Unused sub.|
|Ozdemir||Savas||11/10/1988||25||1930 Bafraspor||Turkey||(4) 3. Lig 3||Goalkeeper||15/12/13 Started|
|Brosque||Alex||12/10/1983||30||Al Ain (ACL)||U.A.E.||(1) UFL||Striker||27/12/13 Started|
|Holman||Brett||27/03/1984||29||Al Nasr||U.A.E.||(1) UFL||Striker||27/12/13 Started|
|Celeski||Billy||14/07/1985||28||Al Shaab||U.A.E.||(1) UFL||Midfielder||26/12/13 Started|
|Susak||Milan||29/01/1984||29||Al Wasl||U.A.E.||(1) UFL||Midfielder||27/12/13 Started|
|Porta||Richard||01/08/1983||30||Nacional||Uruguay||(1) Primera||Striker||15/12/13 Started|
|Cahill||Tim||06/12/1979||34||New York Red Bulls||USA||(1) MLS East||Midfielder||*7/11/13 Started (Playoff)|
|Carney||David||30/11/1983||30||New York Red Bulls||USA||(1) MLS East||Midfielder||*Released November 2013|
|Rose||Andy||13/02/1990||23||Seattle Sounders FC (NACL)||USA||(1) MLS West||Midfielder||*8/11/13 Used sub. (Playoff)|
|Musa||Yahaya||20/12/1986||27||Wilmington Hammerheads||USA||(3) USL||Defender||*Re-signed December 2013|
|Edward||Albert||19/11/1991||22||Des Moines Menance||USA||(4) PDL||Defender||*9/7/13 Unused sub.|
|Schneebeli||Aaron||11/01/1993||20||Forest City London||USA||(4) PDL||Goalkeeper||*27/6/13 Unused sub.|
|Solomon||Justin||17/09/1993||20||Seattle Sounders FC U23′s||USA||(4) PDL||Midfielder||*16/7/13 Used sub.|
Players on Loan
|Behich||Aziz||Bursaspor||Melbourne Heart||Until March 2014|
|Bulut||Kerem||Akhisar Belediyespor||Karsiyaka SK||Until March 2014|
|Burns||Nathan||Incheon United||Newcastle Jets||Until January 2014|
|Cansdell-Sheriff||Shane||Preston North End||Burton Albion||Until May 2014|
|Edwards||Ryan||Reading||Perth Glory||Until March 2014|
|Hamill||Brendan||Seongham Ilhwa||Gangwon FC||Until December 2013|
|Irvine||Jackson||Celtic||Kilmarnock||Until February 2014|
|Kilkenny||Neil||Bristol City||Preston North End||Until January 2014|
|Lovric||Calvin||Parma||Hercules Alicante||Until June 2014|
|Lustica||Steven||Hajduk Split||Adelaide United||Until June 2014|
|Rukavytsya||Nikita||Mainz 05||FSV Frankfurt||Until June 2014|
|Strika||Roko||GNK Dinamo Zagreb||NK Maksimir||Until December 2013|
|Troisi||James||Juventus/Atalanta||Melbourne Victory||Until June 2014|
|Vladislavic||Frane||Hajduk Split||NK Dugopolje||Until June 2014|
|Wiliams||Ryan||Fulham||Oxford United||Until June 2014|
|Zullo||Michael||FC Utrecht||Adelaide United||Until June 2014|
|Elsey||Jordan||Adelaide United||Kitchee||Until May 2014|
|Ibini-Isei||Bernie||Shanghai SIPG||Central Coast Mariners||Until May 2014|