List of Sydney FC players


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.cite news
url=http://stateofthegame.co.uk/2006/09/19/what-an-uproar-in-queensland/
title=What An Uproar In Queensland!
last=Ooi
first=Clinton
publisher=State Of The Game
date=2006-09-19
accessdate=2007-05-26
] 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. [cite web
url=http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=rules
title=Hyundai A-League - Rules
publisher=A-League official website
accessdate=2007-05-26
] 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. [cite news
url=http://www.a-league.com.au/default.aspx?s=hal_newsdisplay&id=15931
title=Sydney through to play-offs
publisher=A-League official website
date=2007-01-21
accessdate=2007-06-23
] 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.

Records

:"As of 3 March, 2008 (ie end of 2007-08 season). Only A-League matches are counted."

*Defender Iain Fyfe has played the most A-League games for Sydney at 69 matches. This is just ahead of goalkeeper Clint Bolton with 68. 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). [cite web
url = http://www.sydneyfc.com/default.aspx?s=sydfc_playerprofile_item&pid=41
title = Player Profile: Clint Bolton
publisher = Sydney FC official website
accessdate = 2008-04-02
]

*Sasho Petrovski has scored the most goals for Sydney in the A-League competition, with 14.cite web
url = http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=408225&&cc=5739
title = Petrovski signs with Mariners
publisher = ESPNsoccernet
date = 2007-02-12
accessdate = 2007-07-30
] Petrovski scored the most goals for Sydney FC in both the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons before signing to ALeague CCM.cite web
url = http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200702/s1845564.htm
title = Mariners snare Petrovski
publisher = ABC Sport
date = 2007-02-12
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

Notable players

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.

*flagicon|Australia Clint Bolton (2005–"present"), who has played four international matches for Australian national team.cite news
title = Clint Bolton
url = http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/default.aspx?s=soc_player_profile&id=41
publisher = Football Federation Australia
accessdate = 2007-06-23
]

*flagicon|Australia Alvin Ceccoli (2005–2007), who has played six international matches for Australian national team and scored one goal.

*flagicon|Australia David Carney (2005–2007), who has played five international matches for Australian national team.cite news
title = David Carney
url = http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/default.aspx?s=soc_player_profile&id=69
publisher = Football Federation Australia
accessdate = 2007-06-23
]

*flagicon|Australia Steve Corica (2005–"present"), who has played 32 international matches for Australian national team and scored 5 goals.cite news
title = Australia - Record International Players
url = http://rsssf.com/miscellaneous/aus-recintlp.html
publisher = RSSSF
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

*flagicon|Australia 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.cite web
url=http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/default.aspx?s=soc_player_profile&id=289
title=Player Profile: Sasho Petrovski
publisher=Football Federation Australia
accessdate=2007-03-27
]

*flagicon|Trinidad and Tobago Dwight Yorke (2005–2006), who has played 58 international matches for Trinidad and Tobago national team and scored 16 goals.cite news
title = Trinidad and Tobago - Record International Players
url = http://rsssf.com/miscellaneous/trin-recintlp.html
publisher = RSSSF
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

*flagicon|Australia Matthew Bingley (2005–2006), who has played 14 international matches for Australian national team and scored 5 goals.

*flagicon|Australia Mark Milligan (2005–"present"), who has played five international matches for Australian national team.cite news
title = Mark Milligan
url = http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/default.aspx?s=soc_player_profile&id=103
publisher = Football Federation Australia
accessdate = 2007-06-23
]

*flagicon|Australia David Zdrilić (2005–2008), who has played 30 international matches for Australian national team and scored 21 goals.

*flagicon|Japan Kazuyoshi Miura (2005 - loaned from Yokohama FC), who has played 91 international matches for Japan national team and scored 56 goals.cite news
title = Kazuyoshi "Kazu" Miura - Goals in International Matches
url = http://www.rsssf.com/miscellaneous/miura-intlg.html
publisher = RSSSF
accessdate = 2007-06-23
]

*flagicon|Australia Robbie Middleby (2005–"present"), who has played 5 international matches for Australia national team.

*flagicon|Australia Alex Brosque (2006–"present"), who has played 4 international matches for Australia national team.cite news
title = Alex Brosque
url = http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/default.aspx?s=soc_player_profile&id=50
publisher = Football Federation Australia
accessdate = 2007-06-23
]

*flagicon|New Zealand Jeremy Brockie (2006–2007), who has played 7 international matches for New Zealand national team.cite news
title = Jeremy Brockie
url = http://www.nzsoccer.com/page/jeremy_brockie.html
publisher = NZ Soccer
accessdate = 2007-07-30
]

*flagicon|Australia Tony Popović (2007-"present") who has played 58 international matches for Australia national team and scored 8 goals.

*flagicon|Brazil Juninho Paulista (2007–2008) [citenews| url=http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,8659,23526860-5000940,00.html|title=Sydney have no room for Juninho|publisher=FoxSports Australia|date=2008-04-12|accessdate=2008-04-12] who has played 50 international matches for Brazil national team and scored 5 goals.

Other players of note who have not been fully internationally capped:
*flagicon|Australia Mark Rudan (2005-2007)
*flagicon|Australia Andrew Packer (2005-2006)
*flagicon|Australia Ufuk Talay (2005-2008)
*flagicon|Italy Benito Carbone (2006)
*flagicon|Australia Nikolai Topor-Stanley (2006-2007), although he later made his international debut after leaving Sydney
*flagicon|Brazil Patrick da Silva (2007-2008)
*flagicon|England Michael Bridges (2007-2008 - loaned from Hull City FC)
*flagicon|United States of America Michael Enfield (2007-"present")
*flagicon|Northern Ireland 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. As of 3 March, 2008 (ie end of 2007-08 season)."

;Key
* GK – Goalkeeper
* DF – Defender
* MF – Midfielder
* FW – Forward

Other players

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, but loan was terminated early reportedly due to salary cap issues.
* 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.

New signings

The following players have signed to Sydney for the 2008-09 A-League season, and are yet to make a competitive debut for the club
* John Aloisi
* Mark Bridge
* Simon Colosimo
* Stuart Musialik
* Mitchell Prentice
* Chris Payne
* Shannon Cole

ee also

* Sydney FC season 2005-06
* Sydney FC season 2006-07
* Sydney FC season 2007-08
* Sydney FC season 2008-09

Notes

References


*cite web|url=http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team/squad?id=5327&season=2005&cat=starts&view=2&cc=5739|title=Squad Statistics: 2005/06 Australian A-League|accessdate=2007-06-22|publisher="ESPNsoccernet"
*cite web|url=http://soccernet.espn.go.com/team/squad?id=5327&season=2006&cat=starts&view=2&cc=5739|title=Squad Statistics: 2006/07 Australian A-League|accessdate=2007-06-22|publisher="ESPNsoccernet"

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