Adelaide United Team of 20 Years | Right Back

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 right back. Will it be Isabel Hodgson, Michael Marrone or Richie Alagich? 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.


Richie Alagich

Richie Alagich had a ‘no fuss’ approach that immediately endeared himself as a Reds fan favourite.
After a decorated career for a host of local SA Clubs, Alagich joined Adelaide United in the final year of the NSL in 2003, before signing on to be part of the club’s inaugural A-League side and helping it claim the 2005/06 Premiership.
Following a long line of football talent from his great-uncle, Marin who united migrant communities through football, to his sister, Dianne, who made 86 appearances for the Matildas, and now son, Ethan, who has just started to make his mark on the Reds senior team following his debut last season.

Michael Marrone

Michael Marrone was a classical, hard-working fullback who never gave in.
One of the longest serving players for Adelaide United, Marrone ranks third in appearances with 193 across two separate spells, scoring four goals in the process.
A silent assassin, Marrone always went about his business diligently on the right side of the park, fittingly helping United to its first A-League Championship.
With three FFA Cups, a Premiership, and that Championship medal, Marrone is one of the most decorated players in the Club’s history.

Ryan Strain

A two-time FFA Cup winner with Adelaide, Strain amassed 90 appearances in all competitions for the Club after his debut in 2017.
Strain burst onto the scene midway through the 2017/18 A-League season and quickly established himself as a consistent player at right-back over the subsequent three years.
Dangerous on the counter, Strain was involved in much of United’s attacking threat, starting in both successful 2018 and 2019 FFA (Australia) Cup Grand Finals.
Strain was another successful youth product from United’s well-documented factory but also spent time in Aston Villa’s youth teams.

Javi López

Joining Adelaide United in November 2020, Javier ‘Javi’ López has quickly established himself as one of the best right-backs to grace the league.
Never shying away from a challenge, López is skilful going forward and has incredible awareness and vision at the back, while posing a goal scoring threat from any position.
The 37-year-old has made 76 appearances for Adelaide United to date, scoring three goals all while becoming a fan favourite along the journey.
Lopez joined from Espanyol where he had a long-established career, playing more than 280 games while serving his last five years with the Club as captain.

Isabel Hodgson

Adelaide United’s current Liberty A-League captain has led her side admirably since the 2021/22 season.
Hodgson made her Reds debut in 2013/14 before moving to the United States for college, attending East Tennessee State University.
She returned during the 2018/19 campaign and played seven games, scoring a dramatic equaliser in a 3-2 win over Newcastle Jets.
Hodgson has now played 79 matches in Red and is a true leader in Adelaide United’s support for Pride.