Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC) The super Serbian has been at the heart of the Sky Blues record-breaking season. Everything he’s done this season has been class, providing nine assists and scoring ten goals himself.
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Diego Castro (Glory) His boss Kenny Lowe says he’s the best player in the competition “by a country mile” and many would agree. The Spaniard could become the first player in the A-League era to win back-to-back Johnny Warren medals.
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Marco Rojas (Victory) The “Kiwi Messi” has scored and supplied goals in equal measure this season, netting a dozen and setting up a further 11 for his team-mates. The 2012/13 recipient is right in the mix for the top honour again.
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Jamie Maclaren (Roar) The fringe Socceroo has earned a rightful place among the Hyundai A-League’s most dangerous attackers, scoring some eye-catching goals to share the Golden Boot. His goals played a huge part in Brisbane’s run to the semi finals.
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Besart Berisha (Victory) The Hyundai A-League’s most prolific marksman became its first goalscoring centurion this season, chalking up a sixth successive double-figure campaign with 19 strikes and never giving opposition defenders a moment’s rest.
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James Troisi (Victory) The Victory attacker has been in irresistible form this season which saw him recalled to the Caltex Socceroos for the most recent World Cup qualifiers. No-one has made more passes in the attacking half this season than the dangerous Victory #10.
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Nico Martinez (WSW) In his first season in the competition, the Argentine playmaker was a standout, mixing an educated left-foot with superb close control and dazzling dribbling. He was a wonderful addition to the Hyundai A-League.
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Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC) The effervescent Sky Blues fullback can lay claim to being the Hyundai A-League’s best defender this season, earning a Caltex Socceroos call-up through a succession of attention-grabbing performances in both defence and attack.