How well do you know Sydney FC’s history?

On 7 May 2005 Sydney FC played its first competitive match, defeating Queensland Roar 3-0 in the first round of the Australian Qualifying Tournament for the 2005 FIFA Club World Championships at Central Coast Stadium.

On 7 May 2005 Sydney FC played its first competitive match, defeating Queensland Roar 3-0 in the first round of the Australian Qualifying Tournament for the 2005 FIFA Club World Championships at Central Coast Stadium.

It was the “official” start of the on-field Sydney FC history when the “Sky Blues” went into battle for the first time with points on offer.

Andrew Packer scored the club-s first goal in the 18th minute, Ufuk Talay picked up the first yellow card four minutes beforehand and the team that day was Bolton, Fyfe, Ceccoli, Talay (Corica -57), Bingley, Zdrilic (Timpano ‘71), Petrovski, Carney (Middleby -66), Packer, McFlynn, Milligan.

Just for the record Talay scored in the 41st minute and Petrovski clinched the win with a 53rd minute strike while Queensland-s Michael Baird became the first player to be sent off when Ben Williams gave him his marching orders in the 71st minute.

Over the next 12 months, Sydney FC will look back at its history, highlighting the events that have helped shape the last eight years.

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