Star recruit Alessandro Del Piero will be the A-League Player of the Year according to a simulation by Football Manager 2013.
The 37-year-old former Juventus legend, who joined Sydney F.C. last month, scored a number of goals and dominated assists in the simulation, which saw an increase in merchandise sales for the club.
"This is going to be a big season for the A-League - and not just because of the arrival of a couple of big-name European players," says Miles Jacobson, Studio Director of Sports Interactive. "It will also be interesting to see the impact made by the arrival of Western Sydney and the introduction of the new play-off system... both of which feature in Football Manager 2013. With all of this going on, we thought it would be fun to have a look ahead and see how the A-League season might pan out."
You'll be able to start your own simulation when Football Manager 2013 arrives on Windows PC and Mac on November 2.
By Ben Salter