Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All Stars
The votes have been counted and the FFA has announced the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All-Star Team.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) has announced the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All-Star Team, as voted for by the fans.
With thousands of votes tallied on the Hyundai A-League website, this team represents players who have shone above the rest and have earned themselves a place in the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All-Star Team by the group of people that matter most - the fans.
In the FFA model 1- 4-3-3 formation the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All-Star Team comprises Adelaide United custodian Eugene Galekovic, a back-four of the Sky Blues- Simon Colosimo, Mariners- Dean Heffernan, Melbourne Victory captain Kevin Muscat, and Wellington Phoenix leader Andrew Durante.
The midfield three of Gold Coast United-s Jason Culina, Sydney FC retiree Steve Corica, who was also handed the captaincy of the All-Star team, and the current Johnny Warren Medalist, Melbourne Victory playmaker Carlos Hernandez.
Rounding out the Ernie Merrick coached team is the attacking trio of Sydney FC-s Alex Brosque, Melbourne Victory-s Archie Thompson and Gold Coast United's Hyundai A-League 2009/10 Golden Boot Shane Smeltz.
The winner of the Hyundai A-League 2009/10 All-Star Team voting competition, Luke Southon of Strathfieldsaye, Victoria, won a prize pack including tickets to the Hyundai A-League 2010 Grand Final, a SONY Handycam and a SONY Cybershot digital camera.
The Melbourne Victory fan was in high spirits following his win and in the lead-up to the Hyundai A-League 2010 Grand Final,
“I couldn-t believe it actually - I got a call this week and I was absolutely over the moon,” said Mr Southon.
“I had a few (Melbourne) Victory boys in there and it was good to see them in most All-Star XI."
Goalkeeper: Eugene Galekovic
Defence: Dean Hefferman Simon Colosimo Kevin Muscat Andrew Durante
Midfield: Steve Corica Jason Culina, Carlos Hernandez
Forwards: Alex Brosque Shane Smeltz Archie Thompson
Coach: Ernie Merrick