With the halfway mark behind the teams now and minds fully focused on either making top four or avoiding relegation, it’s time to look at who have been some of the standout players this season with the Team of the Season so far.
How are players selected?
Throughout the season, Football Queensland (FQ) has been collecting coaches’ votes to determine Team of the Week (TOTW) each round. Coaches select three opposition players each game in the style of a 3-2-1.
For the following Team of the Season midway update, players have been selected based on how many times they’ve been selected in the Team of the Week.
If players have had an equal number of TOTW selections, players are selected based on total number of coach votes per game.
If players are on equal TOTW selections and coach votes, then for forwards and goalkeepers selection is based on the number of goals scored/conceded per match, while midfielders and defenders have been separated based on least number of red and yellow cards.
Read more about who made the TOTS after 15 rounds below.
Bon Scott (Brisbane Strikers): He’s no stranger to the TOTW with the most appearances of any goalkeeper (3). Scott has been a valuable member of the Strikers squad this season with his shot-stopping abilities.
Tommy Jarrard (Lions FC): Part of the best defensive unit in the league which has conceded just eight goals this season, Jarrard has been a standout performer, featuring four (4) times in TOTW so far.
Michael Thwaite (Gold Coast United): The former A-League player found a home back on the Gold Coast for the 2019 season and the United skipper has led by example, making four (4) appearances in TOTW.
Luke Plummer (Peninsula Power): An integral member of the undefeated Power defence that has conceded just nine times, Plummer has been solid at both ends of the pitch, scoring five goals already this season and featured three (3) times in TOTW.
Danny Kim (Lions FC): Now in his second year with Lions, he is part of a midfield which plays a crucial part in the side’s ability to win games with both his attacking and defensive play. Kim has been a consistent performer, making four (4) appearances in TOTW this season.
Tom Strickland (Peninsula Power): He hasn’t missed a game all season, and the 2018 FQPL Team of the Season member has been at the heart of Power’s unbeaten start to the season, featuring four (4) times in TOTW so far.
Conor Smith (Gold Coast United): The English midfielder’s extensive CV has shown this season chipping in with goals, assists and a few Goals of the Week nominations. The attacking midfielder has four (4) TOTW appearances under his belt.
Alex Smith (Olympic): The former A-League player has been an ever reliable player for Olympic since signing with the club in 2018, scoring six goals and featuring in TOTW five (5) times this season.
Jayden Prasad (Gold Coast Knights): A key member of Knights’ blistering attack, the flying winger has netted six times this season. Prasad has featured in TOTW on three (3) occasions so far.
Jordan Farina (Eastern Suburbs): The joint Golden Boot leader is in hot form this season, scoring 14 goals in 12 appearances and hasn’t gone more than one game without scoring. Farina has made three (3) appearances in TOTW.
Chris Lucas (Olympic): Returning to Queensland this year after spending four years in Victoria, Lucas has picked up where he left off. The joint Golden Boot leader has scored 14 goals in 13 matches and has not gone more than one match without scoring. The Olympic forward has featured three (3) times in TOTW.
GK: Eligh Williams (Sunshine Coast) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
DF: Matthew Byrne (Eastern Suburbs) – Three (3) TOTW appearances
MF: Max Brown (Gold Coast Knights) – Two (2) TOTW appearances
FW: Abrahim Yango (Eastern Suburbs) – Three (3) TOTW appearances
FW: Andrew Pengelly (Brisbane Strikers) – Three (3) TOTW appearances