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Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 25: Mateo Poljak of the Wanderers celebrates with the corwd after victory during the Asian Champions League final match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Al Hilal at Pirtek Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 26: Michael Beauchamp of the Wanderers and Shane Smeltz of Perth contest possession during the round 16 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium on January 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

    PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 28: Labinot Haliti of the Wanderers controls the ball against Scott Jamieson of the Glory during the round 23 A-League match between Perth Glory and the Western Sydney Wanderers at nib Stadium on March 28, 2015 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Alberto Aguilar of the Wanderers celebrates winning the A-League Semi Final match in extra time between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Brisbane Roar at Pirtek Stadium on April 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 2

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 10: Nicolas Martinez of the Wanderers controls the ball during the round 10 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium on December 10, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

20. Alberto Aguilar- 23 A-League appearances, 1 goal (2015-16)

Despite the young Jonathan Aspropotamitis breathing down his neck, Alberto solidified himself into the reliable centre-half pairing of himself and Topor-Stanley with a combination of patience and toughness. Became the first foreign centre-back to play for the Wanderers before fellow Spaniard Aritz Borda took his spot this season. 

19. Nicolas Martinez- 14 A-League appearances, 2 goals (2016-)

It shows how much of a star you are when you play just 14 games and can crack the top 20 on this list. Nico could reach even greater heights by the end of the season which could lift him higher in these rankings. Arrived on loan from Greek side Olympiacos this season and has quickly adapted to the league, displaying his creativity with his graceful touch and control of the ball and finishing prowess. 

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18. Labinot Haliti- 63 A-League appearances, 7 goals (2012-15)

Haliti might have struggled for goals in his second and third seasons with the club but his impact in the club's inaugural season was very crucial. Haliti picked up several away goals including an 81st minute strike in Gosford in the pouring rain to direct the team to the top of the table. Haliti also scored a handful of goals in the Champions League group stage. 

17. Mateo Poljak 66 A-League appearances, 3 goals (2012-15)

The Croatian midfielder arrived as an unknown prospect and still remains in the A-League with the Newcastle Jets as a recognisable face after three successful seasons with the Wanderers. Mateo was lways a steady presence in central midfield with his sidekick, Iacopo La Rocca. Poljak was a quiet achiever however he brought the house down at Wanderland with his 3rd minute piledriver to take the lead in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final with FC Seoul.

16. Michael Beauchamp 37 A-League appearances, 2 goals (2012-14)

One of the first players to sign with the club, Beauchamp was given a second chance through Tony Popovic and made the most of it, leading the club to the premiers plate and the grand final as the club's first captain. Beauchamp formed a consistent combination with NTS in his first season that opposition attacks had trouble breaking down. While his chances were limited in the second season, he remained a highly-revered player by the clubs and the fans.

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