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10 Hyundai A-League Signings to Watch in 2016-17

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Hyundai may be a sponsor of the A-League, but first and foremost we’re a fan – so here are the signings, club by club, who we’re excited to see in action throughout the season. Also, read on for your chance to join the Hyundai Fan Wall and win a Hyundai Elantra SR, valued at over $32,000!

10 Players to Watch

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Sydney FC: Bobo
This Brazilian striker scored 100 goals across a 13-year career in both Brazil and Turkey. Now the 31-year-old comes to Sydney FC as their new marquee man, and Sky Blue fans are hoping he’ll have the plays to return the club to the goal-scoring form that was missing last season.

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Melbourne City: Tim Cahill
There’s no bigger Australian name in football, and now the 36-year-old is home for the first time in his illustrious career. Cahill’s power and aggression – and famous ability to score goals with his head – will be key to City’s chances this season. But as fans of the game, we’re just excited to have Timmy back on home soil!

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Central Coast Mariners: Jacques Faty
The French-born Senegalese defender has experience on some of Europe’s biggest stages and has been picked up by the Mariners to steady a defence that last season leaked 70 goals in 27 matches.

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Perth Glory: Rhys Williams
He’d be playing in the Premier League with Middlesborough were it not for an unfortunate run of injuries. The ultimate utility player – he has played pretty much every position but goalkeeper throughout his career – if Williams can stay fit (we hope he does!), he could be the man to help Perth finally achieve glory.

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Adelaide United: Sergi Guardiola
After their historic first title in 2015-16, Adelaide United have lost leading scorers Bruce Djite and Pablo Sanchez. Now, coach Guillermo Amor is hoping Sergi Guardiola – no relation to Pep, we checked! – will be the new front man in the club’s quest to win back-to-back titles.

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Brisbane Roar: Brett Holman
We still remember fondly his two goals for the Socceroos in the 2010 World Cup, and now Holman returns to our shores with Brisbane Roar in the twilight of his career – and there’s no doubt the 32-year-old attacking midfielder still has plenty of good football in him.

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Melbourne Victory: Marco Rojas
Remember season 2012-13 when Marco Rojas roamed the flanks, scoring 12 goals (and creating plenty more) on his way to winning the A-League’s Best Young Player Award? Victory fans certainly don’t! Now, after spending some time with Stuttgart in Germany, Rojas returns to the club where he reached star status. Can he produce his past form?

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Newcastle Jets: Andrew Hoole
The 22-year-old winger is one of the hottest young prospects in Australian football, and after an unsuccessful stint at Sydney FC he returns to the Jets as a key man this season. Best of all for Jets fans, Hoole is a product of Newcastle – nothing like a local boy made good!

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Wellington Phoenix: Kosta Barbarouses
After four seasons at Melbourne Victory, Wellington-born New Zealand international Kosta Barbarouses returns to his native country to help the Phoenix build for the future. Barbarouses was a key man in Victory’s 2014-15 Premiership, and Phoenix fans will be hoping he can replicate that magic across the pond.

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Western Sydney Wanderers: Kerem Bulut
A true western Sydney boy, having grown up in Auburn, Bulut returns to Wanderers after a stint with Greek club Iraklis. We absolutely love his passion on the field – and Western Sydney fans will be praying that passion translates into goals this season.

Who do you think will be the best Hyundai A-League signing in 2016-17?

This poll is closed.

Total Votes: 952

  • Bobo
  • Tim Cahill
  • Jacques Faty
  • Rhys Williams
  • Sergi Guardiola
  • Brett Holman
  • Marco Rojas
  • Andrew Hoole
  • Kosta Barbarouses
  • Kerem Bulut


Hyundai Fan Wall

Are you as big a fan of the Hyundai A-League as we are? Then you can become a part of the Hyundai Fan Wall by clicking HERE. By entering, you also get the chance to win a brand new Hyundai Elantra SR, valued at over $32,000! To read the Terms and Conditions.

Season 12 of the Hyundai A-League is under way – click HERE to check out Hyundai Football and see all the great things that we are doing this season. We’re so excited to see all the action unfold over the summer, and we hope you are too!