The first of the new teams joining the A-League next season, Gold Coast United have some big names on their inaugural playing list. Former PSV Eindhoven midfielder Jason Culina joins the club as their marquee player and captain.

He will be joined by reigning A-League Player of the Year, Shane Smeltz and fellow striker Joel Porter from English club Hartlepool United.

Arrivals: Andrew Barisic (Melbourne Knights, Australia - 1 year), James Brown (AIS, Australia - 3 years), Zenon Caravella (FC Omniworld, Netherlands - 2 years), Jason Culina (PSV Eindhoven, Netherlands - 3 Years), Steve Fitzsimmons (Beenleigh, Australia -1 year), Richard Greer (AIS, Australia - 1 year), Adam Griffiths (Newcastle Jets, Australia - 3 years), Scott Higgins (Eastern Suburbs, Australia - 1 year), Jefferson (Atletico Rorairama, Brazil - 1 year), Milson (Madureira, Brazil - 1 year), Tahj Minniecon (U/23 marquee: Brisbane Roar, Australia - 3 years), Matt Osman (Central Coast Mariners, Australia - 2 years), Steve Pantelidis (Melbourne Victory, Australia - 2 years), Joel Porter (Hartlepool United, England - 3 years), Daniel Piorkowski (Newcastle Jets, Australia - 2 years), Kristian Rees (Adelaide City, Australia - 2 years), Robson (Cabofriense, Brazil - 1 year), Shane Smeltz (Wellington Phoenix, New Zealand - 3 years), Michael Thwaite (SK Brann, Norway - 3 years), Bas van den Brink (FC Omniworld, Netherlands - 2 years), Jess Vanstrattan (Verona, Italy 2 years ).