How will you assemble your Hyundai A-League club on EA Sports’ FIFA 20?
The help you out, we’ve scoured through the stats to put together the best possible starting XI for each team.
We based our selections on overall ratings, and tried our best not to squeeze too many square pegs into round holes to make it work.
Here’s how every club shapes up!
It’s a strong-looking side for the Reds, with solidity in the backline as well as some steel and creativity in the middle of the park.
Gertjan Verbeek’s attack also has plenty of threat, with a nice blend of speed and the finishing prowess of Kristian Opseth.
4-3-3: Paul Izzo (67); Michael Marrone (64), Jordan Elsey (66), Michael Jakobsen (67), Michael Maria (62); Vince Lia (63), Mirko Boland (68), Riley McGree (67); Ben Halloran (67), Kristian Opseth (66), Nikola Mileusnic (63)
Goalkeeper Jamie Young is Roar’s highest-rated player so he’ll provide a solid base at the back, behind the next best in defender Tom Aldred.
Six new signings have made coach Robbie Fowler’s top XI, including striker Roy O’Donovan who will be required to score plenty of goals if Roar is to succeed.
4-4-2: Jamie Young (69); Jack Hingert (64), Tom Aldred (67), Daniel Bowles (63), Scott Neville (64); Bradden Inman (66), Aiden O’Neill (66), Stefan Mauk (65), Jay O’Shea (63); Roy O’Donovan (66), Dylan Wenzel-Halls (64)
Central Coast Mariners
The midfield is set to be the Mariners’ strength this season their top-rated players in the middle of the park, including Tommy Oar, Daniel De Silva and Korea Republic arrival Kim Eun-sun.
Milan Đurić’s data is not yet available, so keep an eye out for where he could fit into the Mariners’ top XI down the track.
4-3-1-2: Mark Birighitti (64); Ziggy Gordon (64), Ruon Tongyik (61), Kye Rowles (59), Jack Clisby (62); Kim Eun Sun (70), Michael McGlinchey (61), Tommy Oar (70), Danny De Silva (66); Matt Simon (62), Jordan Murray (61)
In Richard Windbichler, Josh Brillante and Jamie Maclaren, Erick Mombaerts’ City have a strong spine to build on heading into the campaign.
Add in the exciting trio of Craig Noone, Florin Berenguer and Adrian Luna and this could be one squad set to trouble their opposition.
3-4-3: Dean Bouzanis (65); Richard Windbichler (70), Harrison Delbridge (65), Scott Jamieson (67); Joshua Brillante (68), Rostyn Griffths (65), Florin Berenguer (67), Adrian Luna (66); Lachie Wales (64), Jamie Maclaren (69), Craig Noone (67)
No guessing where Victory’s strength lies. The attacking trio of Robbie Kruse, Andrew Nabbout and Ola Toivonen (the latter with the joint-highest rating in the competition) is the envy of any side in the Hyundai A-League.
With a plethora of defenders, we’ve bumped the versatile Tim Hoogland into midfield to plug the gap left by the losses of Carl Valeri and Keisuke Honda.
4-3-3: Lawrence Thomas (70); Storm Roux (63), Thomas Deng (67), James Donachie (66), Corey Brown (60); Tim Hoogland (70), Leigh Broxham (67), Elvis Kamsoba (62); Ola Toivonen (76), Robbie Kruse (71), Andrew Nabbout (68)
In the Hunter, it’s all about getting the ball to the front third.
The attackers are where the Jets’ quality lies, with Wes Hoolahan pulling the strings behind a mouth-watering strike force of Dimitri Petratos and Abdiel Arroyo.
4-3-1-2: Glen Moss (63); Matt Millar (65), Nikolai Topor-Stanley (65), Nigel Boogaard (65), Jason Hoffman (64); Steven Ugarkovic (66), Ben Kantarovski (64), Matthew Ridenton (63); Wes Hoolahan (70); Dimitri Petratos (69), Abdiel Arroyo (65)
We’ve been forced to shift to a back four (from Glory boss Tony Popovic’s preferred three) to make this team work. But there’s a lot to like about it.
Especially up the field, where Diego Castro – the joint top-rated Hyundai A-League player – provides the ammunition for the likes of Bruno Fornaroli and Chris Ikonomidis.
4-2-3-1: Liam Reddy (63); Ivan Franjic (67), Tom Mrcela (68), Alex Grant (66), Kim Soo Beom (64); Neil Kilkenny (68), Juande (67); Joel Chianese (64), Diego Castro (76), Chris Ikonomidis (72); Bruno Fornaroli (74)
No club had more players in the top 50 Hyundai A-League stars than the Sky Blues.
And it’s not hard to see why when you see the quality in the XI, starting from Alex Wilkinson and Rhyan Grant at the back, Milos Ninkovic and Alexander Baumjohann in midfield and an attacking duo of Kosta Barbarouses and Adam Le Fondre.
4-4-2: Andrew Redmayne (66); Rhyan Grant (70), Alex Wilkinson (72), Ryan McGowan (65), Michael Zullo (68); Brandon O’Neill (70), Luke Brattan (68), Alexander Baumjohann (70), Milos Ninkovic (75); Kosta Barbarouses (71), Adam Le Fondre (70)
We’ve also plumped for a four-man Phoenix defence and it is at the rearguard where Ufuk Talay’s side is the strongest.
Led by new skipper Steven Taylor, the likes of Luke DeVere, Liberato Cacace and Matti Steinmann will ensure the Kiwi outfit has a solid base to build on.
And keep a watch on Mexican attacker Ulises Davila who could be an X-factor.
4-3-3: Stefan Marinovic (67); Louis Fenton (64) Steven Taylor (69), Luke DeVere (66), Liberato Cacace (67); Alex Rufer (64), Matti Steinmann (66), Tim Payne (60); David Ball (65), Callum McCowatt (62), Ulises Davila (69)
Western Sydney Wanderers
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the Wanderers side comes between the sticks, where Vedran Janjetovic gets the nod over new recruit Daniel Lopar.
Other than that, much of the Wanderers squad picks itself with strength through the middle of the pitch.
4-3-1-2: Vedran Janjetovic (64); Bruce Kamau (63), Patrick Ziegler (68), Dylan McGowan (65), Daniel Georgievski (65); Pirmin Schwegler (74), Keanu Baccus (65), Jordan O’Doherty (63), Radoslaw Majewski (68); Mitch Duke (65), Kwame Yeboah (64)
Western United FC
For the Hyundai A-League new boys, it’s all about allowing Panagiotis Kone and Alessandro Diamanti the chance to pull the strings.
The international duo are the club’s highest-rated players, while there’s also plenty of quality at the back in Josh Risdon, Ersan Gulum and Andrew Durante.
5-3-2: Filip Kurto (70); Josh Risdon (71), Ersan Gulum (66), Andrew Durante (66), Jonathan Aspropotamitis (63), Aaron Calver (64); Panagiotis Kone (72), Connor Chapman (67), Max Burgess (63); Scott McDonald (67), Alessandro Diamanti (76)