Rhyan Grant - The 10 Year Man

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.

Rhyan Grant on debut against Perth Glory.

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 celebrates his 2017 Grand Final goal.

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!