In the latest issue of Australian FourFourTwo, on sale now, we name the top 50 Australian players in the world from the past 12 months.

In a year that's seen the Socceroos travel to Brazil for last year's World Cup where they impressed in blockbuster games against Spain, Holland and Chile to the historic Asian Cup victory in January, 2014/15 has seen the next gen of Socceroos come of age.

For the first time in six years, we name the top performers from the past year, balancing international performance with domestic success, and hail the breakthrough youngsters on the periphery of the Socceroos, making a name for themselves at home and abroad too.

And for the first time ever we include Matildas in our list...and that's before the amazing performances at the Women's World Cup were considered!

We name them all, rate them in order, then interview's jam packed with chats with your favourite stars.

You can't miss this - we reckon you might want to have your say on our selections too. Who would be your top five? And who would be your young gun bolters? Let us know!

Plus we hail the greatest football talent ever to be seen in Australia as Real Madrid, Roma, Manchester City and Liverpool follow Chelsea and Spurs Down Under to play here.

Paul Okon shares his memories of Roman derbies from his days at Lazio, Aurelio Vidmar relives his days playing at Real's Bernabeu Stadium, Simon Colosimo reflects on the very different Manchester City he joined in 2001 and Jason Culina runs the rule over the current Liverpool squad versus the side he faced FOUR TIMES in one Champions League season when he was with PSV.

Meanwhile one-time Sydney FC marquee Juninho talks us through his career and reveals the truth about his time at Moore Park under John Kosmina.

And legendary England star Gazza talks us through some of the lesser known turning points in his amazing career, which reached as many highs as it did lows.

Want more still? Mark Rudan reveals he wanted to be Maradona, Alex Rodriguez admits to his secret driving ambition, Daley Blind and Nicklas Bendtner give us some top tips - and Marco van Basten puts together one of the best dream teams you've ever seen.

If you only buy one issue this year, make it this one!

It's a cracking issue! Don't miss it... On sale NOW in newsagents or delivered to your door (before anyone else if you are a subscriber), and online AT CUT PRICE (with tons of extra international content!) from iTunes, plus Google Play and Zinio too!