Top 15 Moments - Eddie Patton's Top 15 Memories

We asked you for your Top 15 memories and moments from our 15 years as a club, and the entries continue to roll in.

After featuring Rory Carroll’s Top 15 games and Jamie Dunkin’s Top 15 goals, let’s take a look at Eddie Patton’s Top 15 memories from his time as a Sky Blues’ Member – which one is your standout?

 

Dwight Yorke’s goal in our first Hyundai A-League game.

He arrived to much fanfare and in his first Hyundai A-League game he delivered, as Dwight Yorke’s header against Melbourne Victory ensured the points were shared in the first ever #BigBlue at Allianz Stadium.

Steve Corica’s winner in the first Grand Final.

Steve Corica’s lone strike at Allianz Stadium in 2006 wrapped up the Sky Blues first Hyundai A-League Championship, spawing a Cove chant about the moment and dominating the club’s highlight reels for years to come.

Corica's GF Goal
Steve Corica celebrates his Grand Final winning goal.

Taking my two eldest daughters to a training session at Valentine Sports Park they met all the players and played 5-a side.

A special moment for sure and one we’re certain won’t be forgotten in a hurry.

Byun’s penalty to win the Grand Final in 2010.

It’s take a lot of nerve to step up for the deciding penalty in a Grand Final, and in front of the home Melbourne fans Byun Sung-hwan did just that, converting low to seal the Sky Blues’ second Hyundai A-League Championship.

Byun's penalty
Byun Sung-hwan converts the winning penalty against Melbourne in 2010.

Del Piero’s free kick against Newcastle at home.

In his first home Hyundai A-League game as a Sydney FC player, Alessandro Del Piero delivered a trademark free kick in front of a bumper crowd to draw the Sky Blues level against the Jets at Allianz Stadium.

The first #SydneyDerby at Parramatta.

A momentous occasion as the first ever #SydneyDerby took place at Parramatta Stadium, and it was Sydney FC who claimed bragging rights with Alessandro Del Piero’s lone second half strike enough for the three points.

ADP Derby goal
Celebrations following Alessandro Del Piero's #SydneyDerby goal.

The 3-2 #SydneyDerby win coming from 2-0 down and Brosque’s winner.

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.

4-0 demolition derby at ANZ.

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.

5-0 demolition derby at ANZ.

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
Alex Brosque celebrates with The Cove after our demolition derby.

Rhyan Grant’s equaliser in the 2017 Grand Final.

Few sounds will compare to the roar that erupted when Rhyan Grant prodded home in the second half of the 2017 Hyundai A-League Grand Final in front of The Cove at Allianz Stadium. Grant’s goal paved the way for a gritty extra time performance before Milos Ninkovic sealed the Championship with his spotkick in the shootout.

Danny Vukovic’s penalty save in the 2017 Grand Final.

Danny Vukovic capped off a phenomenal season between the posts by diving low to his right to deny Marco Rojas from the spot and send The Cove into jubilation.

Milos Ninkovic’s winning penalty. (At the game with my three daughters, we were all crying!)

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
Milos Ninkovic runs to The Cove to celebrate after scoring the winning penalty in 2017.

Andrew Redmayne’s two penalty saves in the 2019 Grand Final.

How do you ensure you’re selected in the latest Socceroos squad? Deny Perth Glory twice from the spot in the 2019 Grand Final – first diving low to palm away Andy Keogh’s effort before standing tall and easily gathering Santalab’s chipped effort.

Reza’s winning penalty in the 2019 Grand Final.

Ensuring his name will live long in the history books, Reza Ghoochannejhad stepped up confidently to smash home the winning penalty for the Sky Blues and seal a record-equalling fourth Hyundai A-League Championship.

The sixth #SydneyDerby at Allianz Stadium.

My daughter won “the biggest junior sky blue”. Her prize was to walk out as Del Piero’s mascot. She got interviewed on the pitch and we won 3-1 after being 1-0 down. Ali Abbas scored a penalty in extra time and was ropable.

15 very special memories particularly the last one.

SYDNEY IS SKY BLUE!