Shades Of Sky Blue – 07/08 & 08/09


The next update of a Sky Blue kit came at the commencement of the third Hyundai A-League season.

The kit template sported a primary colour for the torso with the sleeves operating as the clubs secondary colour and matching the shorts in colour.

Sydney FC’s usual Sky Blue was prominent with navy blue sleeves with two arrow like accents in orange and white on the home kit.

The away, as with the inaugural and second season, was white and sky blue, with the only difference being the absence of the extra design element as found on the home.

A host of domestic and international stars pulled on the famous Sky Blue kit through these years.

Former Leeds marksman Michael Bridges, World Cup Socceroos’ Tony Popovic, Mark Milligan and John Aloisi, as well as Brazilian World Cup Winner Juninho who was the club’s marquee for the 2007/08 season.


Whilst it may be remiss to suggest Juninho as not being the most significant player to don this iteration of Sky Blue attire, Alex Brosque’s Sky Blue Golden boot awards in both of these seasons helped establish the foundation for his now Sky Blue Legend status.

His 16 goal tally across the seasons in all competitions along with his consistent strong work ethic helped adorn himself to the Sky Blue faithful.

Honourable mentions to former Sydney FC assistant Ufuk Talay, Matthew Jurman and Patrick Da Silva purely from cult status and having one of the catchiest Cove chants to date.


The moment of the season didn’t garner silverware as with the first edition of the series however, it quite possibly was just as euphoric on the balance of the night and came against the same opponents in Central Coast Mariners.

The rollercoaster ride that was the 5-4 win away at the then Bluetounge Stadium in the 2007/08 season is not only historic in Sky Blue circles but too the league.

This encounter had it all – red cards, brilliant goals and the deepest of added time winners from Ufuk Talay securing the match as one of the most ‘amazing scenes’ in Sky Blue history.



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