List of Sydney FC players
This is a list of football (soccer) players who have played for Sydney FC. It includes players that have played at least one match, either as a starting player or a substitute, for Sydney in the A-League competition and the finals series. The Pre-Season Cup competition is not included.
The A-League is the premier football competition in Australia. It was founded in 2004, and Sydney were one of the eight inaugural clubs to participate in the new competition. The A-League competition consists of a regular season and a finals series of the top four teams, with the premiership being awarded to the club who finishes on top of the table in the regular season, and the championship to the winner of the Grand Final. Sydney have won one final, which came in the 2005–06 season, having finished second in the table. The club finished in fourth place in the 2006–07 season on goal difference to Queensland Roar FC, who finished fifth. Sydney finished the third A-League season in 2007-08 third on the table, and were eliminated in the first round in the finals series.
- As of 3 March 2008 (ie end of 2007-08 season). Only A-League matches are counted.
- Defensive Midfielder and current club captain Terry McFlynn has played the most A-League games for Sydney at 166 matches. He is the only surving foundation player at the club. This is just ahead of goalkeeper Clint Bolton with 109. Bolton played every match for Sydney in the first two seasons, and missed just two matches in season three (one through injury and one through Socceroos duty).
Sydney have had a number of internationally-capped players represent them in their two seasons since forming prior to the 2005–06 A-League season. This has included 10 members of the Australian national team. Sydney have also had one contracted Trinidad and Tobago international, Dwight Yorke, alongside Kazuyoshi Miura of Japan and Jeremy Brockie of New Zealand.
- Clint Bolton (2005–2010), who has played four international matches for Australian national team.
- Alvin Ceccoli (2005–2007), who has played six international matches for Australian national team and scored one goal.
- Steve Corica (2005–2010), who has played 32 international matches for Australian national team and scored 5 goals.
- Sasho Petrovski (2005–2007), who has played two international matches for Australian national team and scored one goal. Debuting in 2001 against Japan, he has scored one goal for the national team.
- Dwight Yorke (2005–2006), who has played 58 international matches for Trinidad and Tobago national team and scored 16 goals.
- Matthew Bingley (2005–2006), who has played 14 international matches for Australian national team and scored 5 goals.
- Mark Milligan (2005–present), who has played five international matches for Australian national team.
- David Zdrilić (2005–2008), who has played 30 international matches for Australian national team and scored 21 goals.
- Kazuyoshi Miura (2005 - loaned from Yokohama FC), who has played 91 international matches for Japan national team and scored 56 goals.
- Jeremy Brockie (2006–2007), who has played 7 international matches for New Zealand national team.
- Tony Popović (2007–2008) who has played 58 international matches for Australia national team and scored 8 goals.
- Juninho Paulista (2007–2008) who has played 50 international matches for Brazil national team and scored 5 goals.
- Karol Kisel (2009–2012) who has played 27 games for the Slovakia national football team, and scored 1 goal.
Other players of note who have not been fully internationally capped:
- Mark Rudan (2005-2007)
- Andrew Packer (2005-2006)
- Ufuk Talay (2005-2008)
- Benito Carbone (2006)
- Nikolai Topor-Stanley (2006-2007), although he later made his international debut after leaving Sydney
- Patrick da Silva (2007-2008)
- Michael Bridges (2007-2008 - loaned from Hull City)
- Terry McFlynn (2005-present)
List of players
- Players are listed according to the date of their first-team debut for the club. Appearances and goals are for A-League regular season and finals matches only. Substitute appearances included. "Matches for Sydney" dates are from the season of first game for Sydney to the season of last game for Sydney, with 'present' used if still at the club. Only players that have played 25 games or more for Sydney FC are included in the list. As of 21 February 2013.
|Name||Nationality||Position||Matches for Sydney||Appearances||Goals|
|McFlynn, TerryTerry McFlynn||MF||2005–present||166||7|
|Bingley, MatthewMatthew Bingley||MF||2005–2006||28||1|
|Bolton, ClintClint Bolton||GK||2005–2010||109||0|
|Corica, SteveSteve Corica||MF||2005–2010||107||23|
|Fyfe, IainIain Fyfe||DF||2005–2009||88||4|
|Middleby, RobbieRobbie Middleby||MF||2005–2010||66||3|
|Talay, UfukUfuk Talay||MF||2005–2008||59||6|
|Rudan, MarkMark Rudan||DF||2005–2007||50||5|
|Zdrilic, DavidDavid Zdrilic||FW||2005–2008||50||5|
|Ceccoli, AlvinAlvin Ceccoli||DF||2005–2007||43||2|
|Petrovski, SashoSasho Petrovski||FW||2005–2007||43||14|
|Timpano, JacobJacob Timpano||DF||2005–2009||26||0|
|Milligan, MarkMark Milligan||DF||2005–2008||42||1|
|Carney, DavidDavid Carney||MF||2005–2007||38||7|
|Zadkovich, RubenRuben Zadkovich||MF||2005–2008||41||2|
|Brosque, AlexAlex Brosque||FW||2006–2011||104||30|
|Necevski, IvanIvan Necevski||GK||2007–present||42||0|
|Popovic, TonyTony Popovic||DF||2007–2009||27||1|
|Aloisi, JohnJohn Aloisi||FW||2008–2010||40||11|
|Colosimo, SimonSimon Colosimo||DF||2009–2010||34||0|
|Cole, ShannonShannon Cole||DF||2008–2012||95||8|
|Bridge, MarkMark Bridge||FW||2008–2012||80||17|
|Musialik, StuartStuart Musialik||MF||2008–2011||69||4|
|Gan, BrendanBrendan Gan||MF||2008–2011||41||5|
|Grant, RhyanRhyan Grant||DF||2008–present||66||3|
|Sung-Hwan, ByunByun Sung-Hwan||DF||2009–2011||57||0|
|Keller, StephanStephan Keller||DF||2009–2011||53||1|
|Kisel, KarolKarol Kisel||MF||2009–2010, 2011–2012||52||7|
|Ryall, SebastianSebastian Ryall||DF||2009–present||81||3|
|Foxe, HaydenHayden Foxe||DF||2010–2011||25||0|
|Antonis, TerryTerry Antonis||MF||2010–present||34||1|
|Carle, NickyNicky Carle||FW||2010–present||42||7|
|Cazarine, BrunoBruno Cazarine||FW||2010–2012||50||17|
|Jamieson, ScottScott Jamieson||DF||2010–2012||48||1|
|Moriyasu, HirofumiHirofumi Moriyasu||MF||2010–2012||36||2|
|Petratos, DimitriDimitri Petratos||FW||2010–2012||30||5|
|Reddy, LiamLiam Reddy||GK||2010–2012||37||0|
|Beauchamp, MichaelMichael Beauchamp||MF||2011–2012||28||1|
|Bosschaart, PascalPascal Bosschaart||DF||2011–present||33||1|
|Emerton, BrettBrett Emerton||MF||2011–present||43||6|
|Del Piero, AlessandroAlessandro Del Piero||FW||2012–present||29||17|
Source: Ultimate A-League
A number of other players have been formally signed to Sydney FC but did not appear in an A-League match. Generally these have been on short term contracts.
- Justin Pasfield (GK) - reserve goalkeeper for 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons but restricted to the reserves bench by Bolton's consistency.
- Wade Oostendorp (DF) - signed full-time contract for the 2005-06 season but did not make an A-League appearance.
- Mitchell Blowes (GK) - reserve goalkeeper signed for 2005 Oceania Club Championship and later for 2005 FIFA Club World Championship.
- Todd Brodie (MF) - signed for 2005 Oceania Club Championship.
- Dustin Wells (MF) - signed for 2005 FIFA Club World Championship.
- Alejandro Salazar (MF) - appeared in the 2005 Oceania Club Championship campaign but was released midway through the 2005-06 season without making an A-League appearance.
- Tallan Martin (MF) - signed on a short-term contract as injury cover, but was an unused substitute.
- Noel Spencer (MF) - signed for the 2007 AFC Champions League campaign, but was released before the 2007-08 season.
- Luka Glavas (MF) - signed for the 2007 AFC Champions League campaign, but was released before the 2007-08 season.
- Dean Bouzanis (GK) - signed on loan from Liverpool FC during the 2007 AFC Champions League campaign.
- Michael Herbet (GK) - signed as short-term cover during the 2007-08 season, but was an unused substitute.
- Ryan Walsh (MF) - signed for the 2008 Pan Pacific Championship.
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