All of the players signed for A-League 2020/21 Season

A line has been drawn under a marathon A-League season and, for the first time ever, 12 teams are preparing for a new chapter of history.

Three-hundred and twenty-four days separated the 2019/20 Season opener from Sydney FC being crowned Hyundai A-League 2020 Champions, following a 1-0 extra-time win against Melbourne City in unique circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic that turned the competition, and the world, upside down.

For the 11 clubs that competed last season, it’s back to the drawing board to prepare for the 16th A-League campaign. For one brand new team, Macarthur FC, it’s the opportunity to announce themselves to the football world.

Months before the Sky Blues lifted that coveted title at Bankwest Stadium, every club began assembling their rosters for the 2020/21 season and, if you have missed any player movements, now is the time to catch up.

The list below includes all players that have signed new contracts to play in the A-League 2020/21 campaign since the beginning of last season (Friday, 11 October 2019).

Players not mentioned in this list may already be under long-term contracts with their clubs or they may currently be in renewal negotiations.

*denotes player was announced on a scholarship deal

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Adelaide United

Head coach: Carl Veart

Signed

Ryan Kitto, defender, contract extension
Al-Hassan Toure, attacker, contract extension
Louis D’Arrigo, midfielder, contract extension 
Michael Marrone, defender, contract extension
Stefan Mauk, midfielder, mid-season signing
Ben Halloran, attacker, contract extension 
Nathan Konstandopoulos, midfielder, contract extension 
Ryan Strain, defender, contract extension
Michael Jakobsen, defender, contract extension 
*Mohamed Toure, attacker, contract extension
*Ethan Cox, goalkeeper, contract extension
*Domenic Costanzo, attacker, contract extension 
*Joe Gauci, goalkeeper, new signing 
*Noah Smith, defender, contract extension

Departed

Riley McGree, Lachlan Brook, Nikola Mileusnic, Taras Gomulka, Michael Maria, Mirko Boland, Paul Izzo.

Adelaide United defender Michael Jakobsen was a rock at the back for the Reds in the Original Rivalry match against Melbourne Victory.
The Reds skipper has re-committed to the club

Brisbane Roar

Interim head coach: Warren Moon

Signed

Scott McDonald, attacker, mid-season signing 
Jack Hingert, defender, contract extension 
*Mirza Muratovic, attacker, contract extension 
*Izaack Powell, defender, contract extension
* Kai Trewin, midfielder, contract extension 
Jesse Daley, midfielder, new signing
Joshua Brindell-South, defender, new signing
Scott Neville, defender, contract extension
Corey Brown, defender, contract extension

Departed

Aaron Amadi-Holloway, Max Crocombe, Brad Inman, Jake McGing, Aaron Reardon, Matthew Ridenton, Danny Kim, Daniel Bowles, Scott Neville, (re-signing and loan to Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation).

Jack Hingert
Jack Hingert will remain in Orange in 2020/21

Central Coast Mariners

Head coach: Alen Stajcic

Signed

Gianni Stensness, midfielder, contract extension 
Lewis Miller, defender, contract extension 
Joshua Nisbet, midfielder, contract extension 
Mark Birighitti, goalkeeper, contract extension  
*Dylan Ruiz-Diaz, attacker, contract extension 
*Alou Koul, attacker, contract extension 

Departed

Chris Harold, Samuel Silvera, Michael McGlinchey, Milan Djuric, Tommy Oar, Jacob Melling, Jair, Mario Shabow, Abraham Majok.

Mark Birighitti
Mark Birighitti will remain in goals for the Mariners next season

Macarthur FC

Head coach: Ante Milicic

Signed

Tommy Oar, midfielder, new signing 
Denis Genreau, midfielder, new signing 
Adam Federici, goalkeeper, new signing 
Mark Milligan, midfielder, new signing 
Matt Derbyshire, forward, new signing 
Milislav Popovic, forward, new signing 
Ivan Franjic, defender, new signing 
Nick Suman, goalkeeper, new signing 
Aleksandar Susnjar, defender, new signing 
Moudi Najjar, midfielder, loan from Melbourne City
Jake Hollman, midfielder, new signing
Aleksandar Jovanovic, defender, new signing

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Aleksandar Jovanovic is a key signing for Macarthur FC

Melbourne City

Head coach: Patrick Kisnorbo

Signed

Ramy Najjarine, attacker, contract extension 
Stefan Colakovski, attacker, contract extension
Aiden O’Neill, midfielder, new signing 
Nathaniel Atkinson, defender, contract extension 
Florin Berenguer, midfielder, contract extension
Rostyn Griffiths, midfielder, contract extension
Andrew Nabbout, attacker, new signing 
Marco Tilio, attacker, new signing 
Matt Sutton, goalkeeper, new signing 
Taras Gomulka, midfielder, new signing 
Ben Garuccio, defender, new signing

Departed

Joshua Brillante, Gianluca Iannucci, Lachlan Wales, Markel Susaeta, Ramy Najjarine (loan to Newcastle Jets), Moudi Najjar (loan to Macarthur FC)

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Aidan O'Neill joins City from Brisbane Roar

Melbourne Victory

Head coach: Grant Brebner

Signed

Marcos Rojas, attacker, mid-season signing 
Matt Acton, goalkeeper, contract extension 
Adama Traore, defender, contract extension
Elvis Kamsoba, attacker, contract extension 
Storm Roux, defender, contract extension
Jay Barnett, midfielder, contract extension 
Aaron Anderson, defender, contract extension
Birkan Kirdar, attacker, contract extension
Max Crocombe, goalkeeper, new signing
Jake Brimmer, midfielder, new signing 
Callum McManaman, attacker, new signing

Departed

Kenny Athiu, Ben Carrigan, Josh Hope, Giancarlo Gallifuoco, Migjen Basha, Lawrence Thomas, Tim Hoogland, Ola Toivonen.

Marco Rojas
Marco Rojas will be a key player for Victory in 2020/21

Newcastle Jets

Head coach: vacant position

Signed

Jason Hoffman, attacker, contract extension 
Ben Kantarovski, midfielder, contract extension
Connor O’Toole, defender, mid-season signing 
Roy O’Donovan, attacker, mid-season signing 
James Donachie, defender, new signing
Mickey Neill, defender, new signing
*Lucas Mauragis, defender, contract extension
Bernie Ibini, attacker, contract extension
Ramy Najjarine, attacker, loan from Melbourne City

Departed

Dimitri Petratos, Glen Moss, Qiang Li, James Donachie (loan to FC Goa) Matt Millar (loan to Shrewsbury Town until January 1, 2021).

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Remy Najjarine will spend next season on loan at the Jets

Perth Glory

Head coach: Richard Garcia

Signed

Daniel Margush, goalkeeper, mid-season signing 
Tarek Elrich, defender, mid-season signing 

Departed

Jake Brimmer, Tomislav Mrcela, Jacob Tratt.

Sydney FC

Head coach: Steve Corica

Signed

Alex Wilkinson, defender, contract extension 
Trent Buhagiar, attacker, contract extension 
Luke Ivanovic, attacker, contract extension 
Joel King, defender, contract extension 
Thomas Heward-Belle, goalkeeper, contract extension 
Milos Ninkovic, midfielder, contract extension 
Michael Zullo, defender, contract extension 
Paulo Retre, midfielder, contract extension 
Andrew Redmayne, goalkeeper, contract extension 
Harry van der Saag, defender, contract extension 
Luke Brattan, midfielder, contract extension 

Departed

Adam Le Fondre, Marco Tilio, Ryan Teague.

Wellington Phoenix

Head coach: Ufuk Talay

Signed

Alex Rufer, midfielder, contract extension 
Jaushua Sotirio, attacker, contract extension
Tim Payne, defender, contract extension
Brandon Wilson, midfielder, mid-season signing 

Departed

Callan Elliot, Steven Taylor, Garry Hooper, Callum McCowatt, Liberato Cacace.

Western Sydney Wanderers

Head coach: Carl Robinson

Signed

Daniel Lopar, goalkeeper, contract extension 
Simon Cox, attacker, contract extension
Tass Mourdoukoutas, defender, contract extension
Tate Russell, defender, contract extension
*Noah Pagden, defender, contract extension
*Jarrod Carluccio, defender, contract extension
*Alessandro Lopane, midfielder, contract extension
*Mark Natta, defender, contract extension
*Stefan Nikolic, attacker, contract extension

Departed

Matthew Jurman, Mitchell Duke, Pirmin Schwegler.

Simon Cox
Simon Cox

Western United

Head coach: Mark Rudan

Signed

Tomi Uskok, defender, contract extension 
Jerry Skotadis, midfielder, contract extension 
Ryan Scott, goalkeeper, contract extension
Steven Lustica, midfielder, contract extension 
Luke Duzel, midfielder, contract extension 
Filip Kurto, goalkeeper, contract extension 
Lachlan Wales, attacker, new signing 
Tomoki Imai, defender, contract extension 
Andrew Durante, defender, contract extension 

Departed

Valentino Quel, Thierry Iradukunda, Oskar Dillon, Patrick Antelmi.

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