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Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 4

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 4

    SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES - APRIL 01: Scott Jamieson of the Wanderers passes during the round 26 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and the Central Coast Mariners at Pirtek Stadium on April 1, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 4

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 23: Youssouf Hersi of the Wanderers controls the ball during the round 24 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Perth Glory at Parramatta Stadium on March 23, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 4

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 24: Romeo Castelen of the Wanderers celebrates scoring a goal with team mate Brendon Santalab during the A-League Semi Final match 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 4

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 04: Matthew Spiranovic of the Wanderers celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2014 A-League Grand Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Western Sydney Wanderers at Suncorp Stadium on May 4, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

  • Top 25 Western Sydney Wanderers players of All Time: Part 4

    GUANGZHOU, CHINA - MAY 05: Tomi Juric of Western Sydney Wanderers reacts after winning the AFC Asian Champions League match between Guangzhou Guangzhou Evergrande and Western Sydney Wanderers at Tianhe Sports Center on May 5, 2015 in Guangzhou, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)

10.  Tomi Juric 34 A-League appearances, 12 goals (2013-15)

Scored a late equaliser off the bench in his first appearance for the club and quickly became the lethal lynchpin the club was looking for. Scored 8 goals in his first A-League campaign with Western Sydney and picked up goals in the home and away legs of the quarter final tie with Guangzhou Evergrande in the ACL. Juric proved to be the match-winner in the Champions League final with Al Hilal, getting on the end of Antony Golec's cross to strike home in the first leg at Parramatta.

9. Matthew Spiranovic 31 A-League appearances, 1 goal (2013-15)

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'Spira' was invited to train with the Wanderers while trying to get a gig in Europe and ended up taking the spot of captain Michael Beauchamp, scoring his only goal for the club in the 2014 grand final loss to Brisbane, and playing in the Champions league triumph in Saudi Arabia. Spiranovic never looked back after getting into the starting lineup and earnt a much-deserved Socceroos recall to play in the World Cup and Asian Cup after putting in consistent defensive displays.

8. Youssouf Hersi 47 A-League appearances, 8 goals (2012-14)

Ethiopian-born Dutch winger, Hersi became a very dependable player for the Wanderers, scoring 8 goals in 47 games, and creating plenty of goals too. Created a solid combination on the right side with Jerome Polenz and maintained a no-holds barred approach with his tendency to run hard at opposition defences and weave through small gaps. His absence was clearly missed in the 2013 grand final loss to the Mariners as he was suspended. 

7. Romeo Castelen 44 A-League appearances, 9 goals (2014-16)

The former Dutch international suffered from injuries in his first season with the club, only netting twice. However the flying Dutchman recovered well in the off-season and thrust himself into the starting eleven in 2015-16, proving to be a menace to opposition defences week in, week out. While he struggled to turn his attacking raids into goals early on, Castelen had no such trouble in the exhilarating 5-4 semi final victory over Brisbane, scoring a stunning hatrick. His pace and flair was exciting to watch in his time in Australia.

6. Scott Jamieson 29 A-League appearances (2015-16)

A proud Western Sydney boy, Jamieson left Perth for the Wanderers in late 2015 and played every game starting at left back. While he made crucial tackles at the defensive end, 'Jamo' constantly made long attacking runs down the left side and would often bustle his way into the box, delivering threatening low crosses. His aggressive style of play and passion for the badge won over plenty of fans while his issue with the referee's vanishing spray is a moment for the highlights reels. His departure to Sweden at the end of the season was deserved after his form but sorely felt by the club.

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