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May 03, 2017   |  1:32AM AET

Victory trio named in PFA Team of the Season

Victory trio named in PFA Team of the Season

Melbourne Victory’s Besart Berisha, James Troisi and Marco Rojas have been named in the Professional Footballers Australia 2016/17 A-League Team of the Season.

Voted on by all the PFA’s A-League-based members, the Victory trio all feature in the starting XI.

The PFA 2016/17 A-League Team of the Season is as follows:


Danny Vukovic (c) (Sydney FC)


Rhyan Grant (Sydney FC), Alex Wilkinson (Sydney FC), Michael Jakobsen (City), Michael Zullo (Sydney FC)


Brandon O’Neill (Sydney FC), Milos Ninkovic (Sydney FC), James Troisi (Melbourne Victory)


Marco Rojas (Melbourne Victory), Besart Berisha (Melbourne Victory), Diego Castro (Perth Glory)


Liam Reddy (gk) (Perth Glory), Jade North (Brisbane Roar), Josh Brillante (Sydney FC), Bruno Fornaroli (City), Alex Brosque (c) (Sydney FC), Ruon Tongyik (u-20) (City), Riley McGree (u-20) (Adelaide United)


Graham Arnold (Sydney FC)

Berisha has starred up front for Victory this season with 20 goals and four assists from 26 appearances.

Rojas has 12 goals and 12 assists from 23 games, while Troisi has added six goals and seven assists from 24 matches.

Victory will face Sydney FC in the last game of the season on Sunday, the Hyundai A-League 2017 Grand Final.

PFA CEO John Didulica paid tribute to all of those selected in the players’ team.

“On behalf of our members, I would like to congratulate all those selected in the team of the season,” said Didulica.

“With 93 goals, 55 assists and 59 clean sheets between them, the 2016/17 PFA A-League Team of the Season highlights the on-pitch quality of the competition.

“The decision to appoint co-captains varies from what has been done in the past, but it was decided that it was apt to acknowledge Danny as having received the most amount of votes whilst acknowledging the remarkable leadership of Alex Brosque in Sydney FC’s record-breaking season.

“In addition, the selection of two under-20 players, in Riley and Ruon, is recognition of the importance of the nation’s most talented young players playing regularly at a young age and puts the squad size in line with the major leagues around the world.”