The Juventus icon enjoyed a stellar debut season with Sydney FC for which he has been rewarded with selection in the best A-League side of 2012/13 as voted for by an expert panel as well has head coach Ange Postecoglou.
The weighted voting system gave 50% to the fan vote, 20% to the Expert Panel vote, 20% to the players via the PFA Team of the Year selection and 10% to Postecoglou.
More than 30,000 fans voted by submitting their starting 11, plus four substitutes.
The Expert Panel included Han Berger, Craig Moore, Tony Vidmar, Mark Bosnich, Stan Lazaridis, Andy Harper, Tom Smithies and Michael Lynch, who all named their starting 11, plus four substitutes.
2013 Foxtel A-League All-Stars side
Ante Covic (Western Sydney Wanderers)
At this point, defenders Patrick Zwaanswijk (retirement) and Adama Traore (injury rehabilitation) are all but ruled out, while Marco Rojas and Mathew Ryan are unavailable because of transfers to foreign clubs.
Under the selection process, Postecoglou will refer to the weighted voting list of players when considering replacements for injured or unavailable players.