This season's team as selected by PFA members would play with a goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards as well as five players on the bench. This is the first time that the PFA team of the season has been selected in the 3-4-3 formation. The 3-4-3 formation was chosen, both because it is consistent with the FFA National Curriculum and also to accommodate the two left-sided defenders selected by the players.
The PFA A-League Team of the Season:
GOALKEEPER: Matt Ryan (Central Coast Mariners)
DEFENDERS: Michael Marrone (Melbourne Heart), Patrick Zwaansijk (Central Coast Mariners), Josh Rose (Central Coast Mariners)
MIDFIELDERS: Fred (Melbourne Heart), Mitch Nicholls (Brisbane Roar), Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar), Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart)
FORWARDS: Paul Ifill (Wellington Phoenix), Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar), Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)
SUBS: Clint Bolton (Melbourne Heart), Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix), Nicky Carle (Sydney FC), Carlos Hernandez (Melbourne Victory), Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory)
COACH: Graham Arnold (Central Coast Mariners)
REFEREE: Strebre Delovski
The PFA A-League Team of the Season starting lineup includes five foreign players, and players from five different clubs. Three clubs had three players in the starting team, Central Coast, Melbourne Heart and Brisbane Roar, while Melbourne Victory had three players in the squad.
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