Marcelo, Thomas and Milanovic named in preliminary A-League All Stars squad for clash against Newcastle United

The 2024 A-League All Stars Men Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo has selected his preliminary 13-player squad to take on Premier League heavyweights Newcastle United, with the full squad set to be revealed after the Isuzu UTE A-League Grand Final teams are confirmed this weekend.

The initial squad, headlined by the inclusion of Isuzu UTE A-League Men young gun Nestory Irankunda and Subway Socceroos Mathew Leckie and Adam Taggart will see the best of the Isuzu UTE A-League Men take the field at Marvel Stadium on Friday 24 May as part of Global Football Week Melbourne.

The preliminary 2024 A-League All Stars Men side also includes a number of Australian and International stars who have excelled across the league this season including Jay O’Shea, Tolgay Arslan, Apostolos Stamatelopoulos, Marcelo, Lawrence Thomas, Ben Garuccio and Angus Thurgate.

In addition, the preliminary squad includes four Boost Rising Stars in Kai Trewin, Nicolas Milanovic, Jake Hollman and Nestory Irankunda who are acknowledged as some of the brightest under-23 footballers from the Isuzu UTE A-League Men.

As part of the squad announcement it was confirmed that Western United star Daniel Penha has withdrawn from the All Stars squad after returning home to Brazil due to personal reasons. The full squad is set to be announced on Monday 20 May following this weekend’s Semi Final second leg matches.

A-League All Stars Men Head Coach Patrick Kisnorbo said: “There is no doubting the talent currently playing in the Isuzu UTE A-League Men. Within this squad we have a number of rising stars, Socceroos and International stars who will come together and compete with one of English football’s biggest clubs – Newcastle United.” 

“I look forward to working with this group along with the final additions to the squad ahead of what will be a big night for Australian football. This squad is excited for this challenge – especially in front of fans who love our game – and they can’t wait to test themselves against world class players who play in the best league in the world.” 

The full A-League All Stars Men squad is set to assemble in Melbourne next week with an open training session for fans to be held on Tuesday 21 May at AAMI Park with tickets available now for $10 via www.ticketek.com.au 

Global Football Week Melbourne will be telecast in Australia live and free on 10 Bold and streamed exclusively on 10 Play and Paramount+. Fans can purchase their tickets to the A-Leagues All Stars double-header on May 24 here.

For more information on the A-Leagues head to www.aleagues.com.au