Top 15 Moments – Rory Carroll’s Top 15 Games


We’ve picked the Top 15 games from Rory Carroll’s extensive list of moments (in no particular order) – check them out tell us which are your favourites.

We asked you for your Top 15 memories and moments from our 15 years as a club, and some of the entries so far have been great.

Kicking things off, we’ve picked the Top 15 games from Rory Carroll’s extensive list of moments (in no particular order) – check them out tell us which are your favourites.


2010 Hyundai A-League Grand Final

A nail-biter away from home in Docklands, the 2010 Grand Final went the distance before Byun Sung-hwan’s decisive spot kick in the shootout sealed the Sky Blues’ second title, their first since 2006.

2017 Hyundai A-League Grand Final

In a season in which the Sky Blues had conquered all before them, smashing Australian football record after record, it came down to Johnny Warren Medal winner Milos Ninkovic to seal Sydney FC’s third Championship in front of a raucous home crowd at Allianz Stadium.

Ninko winning pen

2006 Hyundai A-League Grand Final

Sydney FC claimed the inaugural Hyundai A-League Grand Final in front of a bumper home crowd at Allianz Stadium, with now Head Coach Steve Corica breaking the Central Coast Mariners’ hearts with a tidy finish 30 minutes from time.

2019 Hyundai A-League Grand Final

In Head Coach Steve Corica’s first season in charge, Sydney FC claimed their record-equalling fourth title in another heart-stopping shootout with goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne coming up trumps twice to deny Perth Glory at Optus Stadium.

Redders penalty save celebration

2014 Hyundai A-League Semi-Final

After being eliminated in the Finals the previous season, the Sky Blues set out to ensure there was no repeat at Allianz Stadium, as Head Coach Graham Arnold’s charges put on show with a 4-1 romp over Adelaide United.

Australia Day 5-0

There’s nothing sweeting than a #BigBlue thrashing, and the Sky Blues did just that in Melbourne on Australia Day 2014 with goals to Ranko Despotovic, Sebastian Ryall, Nick Carle and a brace to Alessandro Del Piero sealing a memorable three points.

Big Blue Celebrations

2019 Westfield W-League Grand Final

Coming from 8th place in Round 5, the Sky Blues turned it on in the second half of the season to cruised to the Westfield W-League Finals Series and seal a home Grand Final at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium, before dismantling Perth Glory at Kogarah 4-2 to seal their third crown.

2017 FFA Cup Final

Coming off the back of their 2016/17 Premiership and Championship double, Sydney FC sealed a calendar year treble, claiming the FFA Cup at Allianz Stadium against Adelaide United with a strike in extra time to Brazilian forward Bobô sealing the title.

FFA Cup celebrations

2014 #SydneyDerby 3-2

Going down 2-0 early in the match, the Sky Blues fought back to seal a memorable derby win with Alex Brosque nabbing his first goal in the fixture to spark scenes of jubilation at Allianz Stadium.

2017 #SydneyDerby 5-0

What’s better than a derby win? A demolition derby! The Sky Blues turned it on at ANZ Stadium to record the biggest ever win in the fixture on the road to the club’s second successive Hyundai A-League Premiership.

Derby Celebrations

2016 #SydneyDerby 4-0

A tantalising Round 1 fixture to kick off Season 2016/17, and a result no one saw coming. After a tense opening first 45, the floodgates opened in the second half as the Sky Blues scored four unanswered goals in front of a record crowd 61,000 crowd on enemy territory to kick off their record-breaking season in spectacular fashion.

2015 5-4 over Brisbane Roar

At a rain-soaked Allianz Stadium, a see-sawing encounter against Brisbane Roar was settled by a Marc Janko hattrick as Sydney FC shored up second place on the ladder on the road to the grand Final.  

Janko celebrates

2010 Valentine’s Day Premiership

A simple equation, win and the Premiership is ours – and that’s what we did. Goals to Karol Kisel and John Aloisi saw the Sky Blues leapfrog Melbourne on the final day of the season to claim the club’s first ever Premiership.

2010 Hyundai A-League Preliminary Final 4-2 over Wellington

Needing a win to progress to the 2010 Grand Final following defeat in the opening week of the Finals against Melbourne, the Sky Blues progressed to the decider with a convincing win and a hint of controversy as Chris Payne’s handball goal drew the talking points.  

Guangzhou Evergrande 2-1

It was the Sky Blues first home game of their 2016 AFC Champions League campaign, facing the riches of Guangzhou Evergrande and their $68 million striker Jackson Martinez, and it was a night to remember as goals to Robert Stambolziev and Milos Dimitrijevic completed a remarkable victory.


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