Neymar, Ronaldo… Santalab!

Brendon Santalab has rubbed virtual shoulders with Neymar and Ronaldo with the Western Sydney Wanderers marksman’s hat-trick earning him overnight selection in EA’s FIFA 17 Ultimate Team, Team of the Week.

Santalab’s Hyundai A-League hat-trick against Melbourne City thrust him into contention and he’s been named among the reserves in the highly-anticipated weekly announcement.

The amazing Hyundai A-League Golden Boot race

As well as Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo, the starting team features German midfielder André Schürrle and his countryman Lukas Podolski who scored in his final appearance for the German national team in their win over England last Wednesday.

Joining “Santa” among the reserves is the American pair of Clint Dempsey and Christian Pulisic.

Dempsey scored a hat-trick in the USA’s 6-0 win over Honduras with Pulisic also netting.