Over the past 15 years our league has featured a whopping 75 nationalities, from as strange and exotic locations as Eritrea, Timor Leste and even New Zealand.

There have been stars and stinkers from half the countries on earth and enough foreign faces to make a North Queenslander's head spin.

From the pinch-yourself highs of Alessandro Del Piero to the cover-your-eyes lows of Mario Jardel, these A-League's imports have shaped the competition we have today. 

So in honour of another season where both the Johnny Warren and Alex Tobin medallists were incredible imports, we thought we'd compile the A-League's favourite foreign packs to draw from.


Anybody else find it hard to believe there's been almost as many South Koreans over the years as Scots and Germans? 

While they haven't tended to set the league alight, Koreans have proven a popular venture, especially over the first few years of the competition.

Seo Hyuk-Su was a long-serving stalwart for Brisbane Roar, battling it out to become one of the last remaining A-League foundation imports by 2009. 

Kim Seung-yong helped bridge the gap after the Central Coast Mariners' stars started jumping ship, while Newcastle Jets actually played a large role in the career-building of Son Jin-hyung.

However, it's still fairly obvious that while many Koreans have made the trek Down Under, not too many have had a large impact on the competition.

Highlight: Byun Sung-Hwan's Championship-winning penalty for Sydney FC.