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Top 5 achievements of Jamie Maclaren in A-League

Published at :May 20, 2024 at 3:24 PM
Modified at :May 20, 2024 at 3:24 PM
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Bishal Deb

Jamie Maclaren has bid adieu to Melbourne City FC and might sign for an ISL outfit.

Jamie Maclaren‘s journey in the A-League has been nothing short of incredible. His journey from a promising talent at Perth Glory in the 2013-14 season to becoming an absolute legend of the league is a tale of relentless pursuit of excellence. With records tumbling in his wake, Maclaren has solidified his status as one of the finest players to have ever graced the A-League. Maclaren was also part of Australia’s 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup squads, as well as the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.

From golden boots to championship titles, Maclaren’s legacy is a narrative of a player who not only scored goals but also captured the hearts of fans and the respect of peers. As Jamie Maclaren bids farewell to the A-League at the conclusion of the 2023-24 season, seeking new challenges abroad, it’s only fitting to reflect on the top five achievements that have defined his illustrious career in the league.

Here are Jamie Maclaren’s top achievements in the A-League.

5. Part of A-League All Stars team in 2022

Jamie Maclaren’s stellar performance in the A-League 2021-22 edition earned him a spot in the prestigious A-League All Stars team of 2022. This select group, comprising the season’s best players, faced off against the iconic FC Barcelona in Sydney on 25 May, 2022. In a closely contested match, the All Stars narrowly missed out, with the game concluding 3-2 in favour of Barcelona.

4. Harry Kewell medal winner in 2016

In 2016, Jamie Maclaren’s exceptional talent was recognized with the Harry Kewell Medal, awarded to an U-23 player for outstanding performance in the A-League or as an overseas-based Australian. His remarkable 2015-16 season with Brisbane Roar, where he found the net 17 times, underscored his potential and heralded the arrival of a new footballing star in the making.

3. Three time A-League Premiers with Melbourne City

Jamie Maclaren’s legacy with Melbourne City is marked by a trio of A-League Premiership titles. His first came in 2020-21, followed by back-to-back triumphs in 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons. In each of these victorious campaigns, Maclaren was not just a key player but also the season’s top scorer, underlining his critical role in the team’s sustained success. 

2. Five-time A-League Golden Boot winner

Jamie Maclaren stands as the A-League’s most prolific Golden Boot winner, having claimed the accolade five times. His first triumph came with Brisbane Roar in the 2016-17 season, where he scored an impressive 19 goals. After joining Melbourne City FC, he continued his scoring spree, securing the Golden Boot with 22 goals in 2019-20, 25 goals in 2020-21, 15 goals in 2021-22, and 24 goals in 2022-23. His remarkable consistency has seen him win the award four times consecutively with Melbourne City. 

1. All-time top goal-scorer in A-League’s history

Jamie Maclaren’s name is etched at the top of the A-League’s scoring charts, boasting an unrivalled 154 goals in 215 appearances. His tenure at Melbourne City was particularly prolific, netting 115 goals in 163 games. Emblematic of a true No.9, his instinctual positioning and relentless drive have made him a constant goal threat. He scored his final goal in the A-League against Western United on 28 April, 2024.

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