10. Mark Bridge, 183 appearances, 159 starts, 14,470 minutes
Mark Bridge started young, at just 18 he signed with Newcastle Jets before moving to Sydney FC in 2008. He currently plays for Western Sydney Wanderers, and has collected two Championships and one Premiership in his nearly 10-year-long A-League career.
One-club-man Archie Thompson comes in at number nine with 184 showings for Melbourne Victory. Along with his 78 goals scored, Thompson has won two Championships, two Premierships, an A-League golden boot, a Joe Marston medal, and two Victory medals.
Recently retired player Travis Dodd notched up 185 appearances between Adelaide United and Perth Glory before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in March 2013. Dodd’s highest honour came with Adelaide United in the 05/06 season, winning the Premiership.
Still just 29 years old, Murdocca signed with Brisbane in 2005 and stayed there up until 2013. A move to Melbourne Heart (now Melbourne City) proved too tempting for him to refuse after being released a year early from Roar.
6. Nikolai Topor-Stanley, 189 appearances, 183 starts, 16,420 minutes
Topor-Stanley has enjoyed a pretty spread out career playing for Sydney FC, Perth Glory, Newcastle Jets and Western Sydney Wanderers to total just fewer than 190 games.
5. Michael Theo, 189 appearances, 189 starts, 17,028 minutes
Goalkeeper Michael Theo has managed to start every game he’s played in, although this is not that crazy for someone between the posts. Theo played for Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar while also playing one game for English team Norwich City.
4. Andrew Durante, 194 appearances, 188 starts, 16,890 minutes
Australian turned New Zealander Durante signed with Newcastle Jets in 2005 and pulled on the shirt 40 times before moving in 2008 to represent Wellington Phoenix, the club he now captains.
3. Danny Vukovic, 201 appearances, 200 starts, 18,003 minutes
2008 Grand Final controversy aside, Vukovic has done well to play more than 200 games, a feat only accomplished by two others. Five years at Central Coast Mariners was followed by one year in Wellington and three years in Perth.
2. John Hutchinson, 202 appearances, 170 starts, 15,479 minutes
Central Coast Mariners captain Hutchinson has appeared 202 times for his club since the A-League was formed in 2005. The central midfielder may have only scored seven times but his loyalty is second to none.
1. Matt Thompson, 221 appearances, 212 starts, 18,419
More starts, more minutes, and most importantly more appearances than any other A-League player ever. Matt Thompson’s 221 games is a phenomenal achievement, holding down the defence for Newcastle Jets, Melbourne Heart and Sydney FC for the past nine years.