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Adelaide United Team of 20 Years | Central Attacking Midfielder

To celebrate 20 years of Adelaide United, we’re inviting fans to vote on our Team of 20 Years.

From Club legends to cult heroes, the competition will be fierce, and we want to know who you think deserves the call up! 

Each day we will ask fans to vote on who they believe should be in a selected position, to complete the fan-voted Adelaide United Team of 20 Years. The voting will include both men’s and women’s players. 

The final team will be announced at Adelaide United’s 20th Anniversary dinner at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday 23 January.

Today get voting on the central attacking midfielder. Will it be Emily Condon, Marcos Flores, Riley McGree or Marcelo Carrusca? You get to decide!

Enter your vote and your contact details to be in the running to win a double pass to the 20th Anniversary Dinner.

Hosted by Jarrod Walsh, the night will celebrate all the moments and people who have helped shape the club.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and premium beverage package, as well as live entertainment and an auction featuring exclusive memorabilia and unique experiences.

Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Dinner are still available with all proceeds from the night going towards the Adelaide United Foundation, which supports youth development, education and community initiatives.

How to vote: The team will be selected in a 4-4-2 formation and include a head coach. A substitutes bench will also be decided from among those that miss out on the starting XI. Click the link below to enter your vote. Voting for all positions will close at midnight on Friday 29 December with the final team to be announced on Tuesday 23 January at Adelaide United’s 20th Anniversary Dinner.

VOTE HERE

Marcelo Carrusca

Marcelo Carrusca’s highlights reel is up there with the best the A-League has ever seen.

The Argentine is arguably United’s greatest-ever player, accumulating 123 appearances and 27 goals between 2012 and 2017, helping the Reds to their first Championship in 2016.

Carrusca had everything in his locker, with vision and control as if the ball was on a string, and he would score and create goals with every technique imaginable.

An example was his ridiculous rabona assist for Dylan McGowan’s extra time winner in the 2015 FFA Cup that saw the Reds through to the quarter-final. Never far from United and long calling Adelaide home, Carrusca returned to the Club in an official capacity in September to head up the newly formed Junior Development Program.

Marcos Flores

The Argentinian playmaker was an incredible breath of fresh air for the A-League and United from the moment he joined in 2010, providing a level of ability rarely seen before Down Under.

At the completion of the 2010-11 A-League season, Flores was awarded the Johnny Warren Medal as the competition’s best player, lighting up Adelaide with his skill between the lines and tally of four goal of the season contenders.

Who could forget Flores’ solo effort against Newcastle at Hindmarsh, when he dribbled four players and dispatched into the top corner, or what about his chest and scissor against North Queensland Fury?

A move to fierce foes Melbourne Victory in 2012/13 again added some needed theatre to the league, despite the dismay of Reds fans.


Riley McGree

Another South Australian prodigy, McGree debuted as an 18-year-oldin March 2016 and quickly became a key player for the Reds.

McGree scored three goals in Adelaide’s successful FFA Cup 2019 campaign on his return to the Club, including one in the Final, to help the Reds lift the trophy for a record third time.

In that same 2019-20 A-League season, McGree netted 10 goals and notched five assists in 23 matches to be named the Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion and A-League Young Footballer of the Year.

‘The boy from Gawler’ scored his first United goal at home to Wellington Phoenix in his second A-League start on 29 January 2017, with a defiant shot from the edge of the box.

Stefan Mauk

Dynamic midfielder, Stefan Mauk became the youngest Reds player to wear the armband at age 25 ahead of the 2020/21 season, and immediately thrived in the role with seven goals for the campaign.

Renowned for his work-rate and ability to break the lines from midfield, Mauk first joined the Reds four years earlier in an inspired mid-season transfer and proved a catalyst as United claimed an unprecedented Premiership and Championship double in 2016.

The local boy who first signed with Melbourne City due to his early stint at the AIS, also won the 2015-16 Rising Star Award.

A player who likes to be physical and in the face of his opponents, Mauk would regularly bleed for his hometown Club.


Emily Condon

Emily Condon is the heart and soul of Adelaide United’s women’s team, and she sits in top spot for all-time appearances with 95.

A Port Pirie local, Condon debuted as a 15-year-old in the 2013/14 season as United’s youngest-ever player – a record she held until earlier this month – and she proceeded to score her first goal in her second match a week later.

On paper, Condon had her best season to date in 2020/21, with four goals from 12 games, but she was also instrumental in United’s maiden Finals appearance the year after.

Condon helps Adelaide United tick, and she’ll be looking towards that historic 100-game milestone this Liberty A-League season.