Rhyan Grant, the longest serving player for the Sydney Football Club, has recently inked a new three-year contract. It will keep him in Sydney until the end of the A-League during the 2021/22 season. Rhyan Grant, who has recently returned back home after appearing in the Socceroos squad in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, already has more than a decade of experience with Sydney FC.
Rhyan Grant’s Career at Sydney FC.
Rhyan Grant joined the Sydney Football Club when he was just 17 years old as a youth team player during September 2008. He made his senior debut for Sydney in December of the same year. Since he joined the club, he has managed a total of 179 appearances in every competition for Sydney FC. He has scored a total of 9 goals which included the equaliser during the A-League Grand Final in 2017.
“It feels fantastic to know that I have another three years to look forward to at Sydney FC,” stated Grant. “I’ve been playing for Sydney FC for a decade so the club certainly feels like home for me where I am extremely comfortable as well. I want to be apart of the most ambitious club and the best club in Australia going forward. Therefore, it’s the main reason why I decided to stay with Sydney FC. They are simply the best at the moment and I would like to keep it that way.”
“We’ve been extremely successful over the last few years and I want to improve on that by winning every competition we participate in,” Grant continued. “I have quite a few excellent relationships with loads of members that I’ve come to know rather well over the years which includes The Cove. They have had a massive impact on the decision-making process which also made it a lot easier for me.”
Comments from Steve Corica as Head Coach
Steve Corica, head coach for Sydney FC, praised Grant’s contribution over the last 10 years and is looking forward to seeing more while the defender remains part of his team.
“It’s fantastic that Grant decided to re-sign another contract with Sydney FC. He has been a phenomenal servant for the club, displaying real loyalty while maintaining a professional level throughout his career with the club. He deserved his opportunity to play for the Australian national team and did a marvellous job in the process, so we are extremely pleased that he is staying with us for another three years at least.”
“He’s been remarkable at the club, a fantastic guy to work with, filled with loads of energy. He is one of the most experienced players on the team that also leads by example and that’s exactly what we stand for at the club when it comes to our culture and our beliefs. Grant is a crucial player to the success of the team in the future and we are overjoyed that he will be part of it.”