REACTION: Appreciation for the greatest goal scorer

Jamie Maclaren became the greatest goal scorer in A-Leagues history when he netted goal number 143 with his third against Western United on Saturday night. 

Following the phenomenal achievement, which saw him surpass Besart Berisha, the football community was quick to show their appreciation for our star number 9.    


Andrew Nabbout was buzzing for his teammate and friend. ‘There’s no one that deserves it more… he’s the greatest striker in Australian football history’ he said following Maclaren’s achievement. Skipper Scott Jamieson reflected on his hard-working and humble teammate. 

Scott Galloway shared City’s ‘ALL-TIME’ graphic on his Instagram story with the words ‘the best there ever was! 👑🐐 Congratulations brother ❤️’, Marco Tilio sharing the same graphic, expressing that it ‘doesn’t get much better then this!!!’. As Richard van der Venne shared an image of him and Maclaren, reading ‘hatrick hero and all-time topscorer!  🏆 Congrats mate! 👏👏👏’ 

Former City star, Rebekah Stott, commented ‘Unreal! 👏🙌’ as Jamie re-watched the goal that etched his name in history. 


A moment of reflection with the perfect caption from the great man.

Maclaren shared the below image on his personal Instagram account with the caption: ‘ALL-T1ME’  

Jason Cummings and Jack Hingert were amongst a number of footballers to share their congratulations.  


‘Jamie Maclaren stands alone’ read the official A-Leagues account. 

The PFA shared a post not only highlighting Maclaren’s wonderful achievement, but his great impact on the game.

The Socceroos celebrated his historic moment, sharing Maclaren’s record-breaking goal with ‘143. History maker’.

Journalist Joey Lynch shared a raw post-match moment of our number 9 after becoming the ‘goalscoring king’.