The Sydney FC Hall of Fame seeks to recognise and enshrine players, coaches, administrators, fans and volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to Sydney FC. The Sydney FC Board considers candidates on the basis of record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character. The number of games played, coached or years of service is a consideration only and does not determine eligibility. Players, coaches and administrators are eligible when they 1) retire OR 2) leave the club.
1. Steve Corica – Player: Steve Corica is one of few Sky Blues who has won silverware with Sydney FC as both a coach and player. Scoring the winning goal in Sydney FC’s 2005/06 Grand Final victory, Corica clinched another Championship in 2010 against Melbourne Victory before adding to his accolades as a coach when he won the Premiership as Head Coach of the Foxtel National Youth League team in 2014. Corica played 123 Hyundai A-League matches for the Sky Blues, scoring 30 goals and is currently Assistant Coach to Head Coach Graham Arnold.
2. Dwight Yorke – Player: Dwight Yorke was Sydney FC’s inaugural marquee player playing 24 games for the Sky Blues and scoring eight goals. He joined Sydney FC from Birmingham City following stints at Manchester United and Blackburn Rovers. He played a key role in guiding Manchester United to the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League treble and is currently the Manchester United Foundation Ambassador.
3. Mark Rudan – Player: Mark holds the honour of being Sydney FC’s first captain as he guided the Sky Blues to the inaugural Championship in 2005/06, scoring a crucial goal at home against Adelaide United to propel Sydney FC into the Grand Final. Rudan, affectionately known as “The Big Blue Man” to the Sydney FC faithful, made 61 appearances for the Sky Blues in all competition and scored six goals.
4. Clint Bolton – Player: Renowned for his goalkeeping heroics in the 2009/10 Hyundai A-League Grand Final, saving Marvin Angulo’s penalty, Clint Bolton joined the Sky Blues as one of the club’s inaugural players and went on to appear 109 times between the posts for Sydney FC. Bolton won the Sydney FC Player of the Year award in 2005/06.
5. Pierre Littbarski – Coach: World Cup winner Pierre Littbarski holds a special place in the annals of Sydney FC. Littbarski was responsible for bringing the first ever silverware to the Sky Blues in the 2005/06 season. In the 24 A-League games he managed for Sydney FC, he only lost five, as he also led the club in the 2005 FIFA Club World Championship. As a player he made over 70 appearances for West Germany, winning the World Cup in 1990 whilst also making over 270 appearances for FC Koln in the German Bundesliga.
6. Vitezslav Lavicka – Coach: Vitezslav Lavicka was Sydney FC’s Premiership and Championship winning Head Coach during the 2009/10 Hyundai A-League season. Lavicka spent three seasons with the Sky Blues between 2009 and 2012, overseeing 89 A-League matches, before returning to the Czech Republic where he currently manages Sparta Prague.
7. Terry McFlynn – Player: McFlynn currently stands as Sydney FC’s highest all-time appearance maker with 214 caps to his name. McFlynn scored seven goals from his midfield position with the Sky Blues and was awarded the captaincy at the start of the 2010/11 season. McFlynn has guided the Sky Blues through the Asian Champions League and Hyundai A-League and is a cult figure among the Sky Blues support groups. Vowing that he wouldn’t play for any other Hyundai A-League team, McFlynn retired in 2014 and currently works with Sydney FC as the General Manager of Player Welfare.
8. Alessandro Del Piero – Player: Widely regarded as one of the greatest players for his generation, Del Piero joined the Sky Blues as their International Marquee at the start of the 2012/13 Hyundai A-League season. The World Cup and UEFA Champions League winner, and holder of over 500 caps for Serie A side Juventus, Del Piero made 48 appearances for Sydney FC, scoring 24 goals and was honoured with the captaincy for the 2013/14 season. Capping a remarkable two years at Sydney FC, Del Piero was selected for the Foxtel A-League All Stars, making his final appearance in Australia at ANZ Stadium against his old club Juventus.
9. Alen Stajcic – Coach: Having coached Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League team from inception in 2008 until 2014, Stajcic has played a pivotal role in forging the reputation that Sydney FC’s Westfield W-League team currently command. A two-time Westfield W-League Championship winner, Stajcic has carried his domestic coaching pedigree to the international stage as current Head Coach of the Matildas, guiding the national team to the FIFA Women’s World Cup quarter finals and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.