The Professional Footballers' Association have named their A-League Team of the Season for the 2011/12 season.

The most represented club in the team of 11 starters and five substitutes was second-year club Melbourne Heart with four whilst Premiers Plate winners Central Coast Mariners had three along with second-placed Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory, who despite finishing well outside the finals also had three selections. Wellington Phoenix had two with Sydney FC one selection to round it off.

Victory's off-season signing Harry Kewell shrugged off a slow start to gain a nomination on the bench alongside midfielder Carlos Hernandez who was also not at his best early in the season.

Returning A-League midfielder Fred, who skippered Melbourne Heart, was named as captain whilst up and coming Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper Mathew Ryan took the gloves. His mentor Graham Arnold was named as coach of the side.

2011/12 PFA A-League Team of the Year

Goalkeeper

Mathew Ryan (Central Coast Mariners)

Defenders

Michael Marrone (Melbourne Heart) Patrick Zwaansijk (Central Coast Mariners) Josh Rose (Central Coast Mariners)

Midfielders

Thomas Broich (Brisbane Roar) Fred (Melbourne Heart) Mitch Nichols (Brisbane Roar) Aziz Behich (Melbourne Heart)

Forwards

Paul Ifill (Wellington Phoenix) Besart Berisha (Brisbane Roar) Archie Thompson (Melbourne Victory)

Substitutes

Clint Bolton (Melbourne Heart FC), Andrew Durante (Wellington Phoenix), Nicky Carle (Sydney FC), Carlos Hernandez (Melbourne Victory), Harry Kewell (Melbourne Victory)

Coach

Graham Arnold (Central Coast Mariners)

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