December 21st 2018 represents a very special milestone at Sydney FC, as Sky Blue star Rhyan Grant becomes the club’s first 10-year player.
Making his debut against the same opponents as Friday night, Grant first graced the Hyundai A-League in 2008, with the 17 year old coming on as a second half substitute at Allianz Stadium wearing the number 34 shirt.
It wasn’t until the 2009/10 season that Grant assumed his now iconic number 23, and from there it was sky’s the limit for the teen from Canowindra in rural NSW.
Grant picked up a Premiership in the 2009/10 season with a Championship win to follow as he became a regular feature in the A-League, before a knee injury curtailed his 2013/14 campaign, having previously featured in the Hyundai A-League All-Stars team against Manchester United.
A sublime return from injury saw Grant become an ever present in the squad, proving an integral member of the Sky Blues’ record-breaking 2016/17 squad, scoring the equaliser in the 2017 Grand Final to ensure his claimed his second Hyundai A-League Premiership and Championship double.
Grant picked up another Premiership medal for season 2017/18, however another knee injury kept him sidelined, before he made a return to action in season 2018/19, with his performances seeing him achieve his highest honour, a Socceroos cap.
We’re celebrating Grant’s 10-years as a Sky Blue by asking everyone to send in their messages for our Number 23 on Twitter and Facebook using the hashtags #SydneyIsSkyBlue #ComeWithUs & #RG10Years with the best messages to be personally answered by Rhyan himself. Get messaging!