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Foxtel A-League All Stars jersey unveiled

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 11:57 AM
 

Foxtel A-League All Stars jersey unveiled

Football Federation Australia (FFA) revealed the first three Foxtel A-League All Stars and unveiled the inaugural All Stars jersey in Sydney.

Fan favourites Nikolai Topor-Stanley, Thomas Broich and Brett Emerton were named as the inaugural trio of Foxtel A-League All Stars following the compilation of the votes from fans, players, the All Stars expert panel and head coach Ange Postecoglou.

“This is a chance to showcase the Hyundai A-League to the world, taking on one of the biggest clubs in world football,” FFA CEO David Gallop said.

“With the creation of an annual event that celebrates the most popular players and coaches in the Hyundai A-League it is fantastic to be able to announce Thomas, Nikolai and Emmo as well as unveiling the inaugural All Stars jersey.

“Hyundai A-League fans voted in resounding numbers and as the team begins to take shape under Ange Postecoglou’s leadership there is a great anticipation for the match on 20 July.”

The final Foxtel A-League All Stars squad will be announced on 13 July as the team goes into camp to prepare to take on world football powerhouse Manchester United.

The Foxtel A-League All Stars jersey, made of 100 per cent recycled lightweight fabric, was unveiled today at Carriageworks in Sydney.

“The All Stars represents the A-League’s best football talent and Nike is proud to support them by designing the inaugural jersey,” Nike Pacific General Manager Paul Faulkner said.

“This jersey signifies a milestone in Australian football when the stars of the A-League will play against one of the world’s most successful clubs, Manchester United, and we are excited to be part of this sporting event.”

“To have a brand like Nike involved in the creation of this jersey is another fantastic element in the evolution of the All Stars,” Gallop said.

“As we continue to say, this is not just a one-off match, it’s the creation of an annual event that celebrates the most popular players and coaches in the Hyundai A-League.”

The All Stars will debut against Manchester United at ANZ Stadium, Sydney, on 20 July with the match to be broadcast live and exclusive on the Seven Network nationally.

 
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Comments (8)
 
I wish we got the chance to vote for the jersey too!
CON  |  
27 Jun 2013 12:39 PM
 
 
Lucky to make the Sydney side at the end of the season after a decided average year. All Stars Team - no way!
David  |  
25 Jun 2013 10:02 PM
 
 
More to the point is why Channel 7 suddenly gets a look in when, through 8 A League seasons they havent cared a less? How about them coming on board for the world greatest game more often?
T Hessing  |  
25 Jun 2013 08:30 PM
 
 
Can someone please explain to me how Brett Emerton manages to get a spot in this side? He's not in the top 10 fan picks for either Striker, Midfielder or Defender (http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1150568/fans-pick-their-top-a-league-players), which constitutes 50% of the selecting vote; he's not in the PFA team of the year, which constitutes 20% of the selecting vote; and at least a few of the expert panel did not include him in their selections either (although I haven't cross-referenced every one of these, Craig Moore & Han Berger were two such individuals), which comprises a further 20% of the vote. The remaining 10% goes to the coach Ange Postecoglou and, though I'm not sure if indeed Ange had any input into Emerton's selection, how does his meagre 10% of the vote outweigh all the other stakeholders which make-up the remaining 90%?! If Ange did not have a hand in it, then it only further furrows the brow, as therefore virtually no one actually chose him. Surely those that are unavailable for whatever reason (be it reitrement, a transfer overseas etc.) will be replaced by those immediately below them in the popular rankings? For instance, Mat Ryan was the number 1 pick for the GK spot, but he has since transferred to Club Brugge in Belgium, so Ante Covic, the number 2 pick, takes his place (Covic also had several expert panel members pick him and was named as the goalkeeper in the PFA team of the year) . Eugene Galekovic was the third ranked goalkeeper and so naturally should fill this vacancy (he was also included by several of the expert panel members in their teams). If, for argument's sake, you count Emerton as a midfielder, then he's nowhere near being selected as Shinji Ono was the number 1 fan pick, and Youssouf Hersi was the number 3 choice behind Thomas Broich. What is going on??
Michael  |  
25 Jun 2013 05:48 PM
 
 
Brett Emerton..Why oh why. Don't seem to remember him in the line up realesed a few days ago. Whats the reason for his inclusion. He is not an A-League all star
Neil Chippendale  |  
25 Jun 2013 04:11 PM
 
 
It's basically Brazil's away jersey, isn't it? Or.. a mash up of their 2006 WC Jersey and their current jersey. In terms of design, not colour Football kit's don't need to be always flash hot, Ben. The majority of the time, traditional is better
Nic Belardo  |  
25 Jun 2013 03:56 PM
 
 
Pretty damn average !! Not much thought put into the design at all !!!
Darin Connolly  |  
25 Jun 2013 03:50 PM
 
 
The kit looks pretty lame. There's no chance I'd buy it.
Ben  |  
25 Jun 2013 12:10 PM