Stat Attack: Glory v Sydney FC In Numbers


As the countdown to Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated Grand Final re-match against Sydney FC continues (click HERE for tickets), it’s time to check out the numbers that matter…

Sweet Revenge

Glory are one of only two teams (Western Sydney Wanderers being the other) to have avenged a Grand Final defeat at the first attempt.

Ian Ferguson’s men downed Brisbane Roar 1-0 in Round One of the 2012/13 season, six months after losing to the Queenslanders at Suncorp Stadium.

History Beckons

Glory v Mariners - Bruno Fornaroli scissor kick

Bruno Fornaroli needs to score once in his next three outings to set a new Hyundai A-League record for reaching 50 goals in the fewest games.

Glory’s Uruguayan frontman is currently on 49 goals from 75 games, while both Shane Smeltz and Besart Berisha took 79 games to reach the half-century mark.


Glory continue to lead the league this season in terms of shooting accuracy.

Tony Popovic’s men are currently on 56, while Sydney FC are ranked eighth on 43.5%.

Bruno Fornaroli has had most shots on target for Glory with nine, while Adam le Fondre leads this category for the Sky Blues with eight.

Pass Masters

Western United v Glory - Neil Kilkenny

Glory are currently ranked first in the league for passing accuracy with 82.7%, while Sydney are seventh on 80.1%.

Neil Kilkenny remains the club’s most prolific passer with a total of 481 at an accuracy percentage of 84.9%.

Dead-Ball Experts

Sydney FC have scored six set-piece goals this season via one penalty, four corners and an indirect free-kick.

Glory are the only side in the competition yet to score from a set-piece, but have also conceded just one (penalty).

Milestone Man

Western United v Perth Glory - Chris Harold

Should he feature in Saturday’s game, Chris Harold will pass his good friend and former housemate Josh Risdon to become Glory’s new record Hyundai A-League appearances-holder.

The 27-year-old, who joined the club in 2012, is currently level with Risdon on 142 games, with Andy Keogh, Jamie Coyne and Dino Djulbic in third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

Top Trio

Glory players occupy the first three spots when it comes to passes in the opposition half this term

Diego Castro (252), Neil Kilkenny (250) and Juande (237) are the men in question.

Creative Influence

Diego Castro and Brandon O'Neill

Sydney FC’s former Glory midfielder Brandon O’Neill leads the league this year in terms of assists having claimed three in his side’s opening five games and created 14 chances in total.

Diego Castro, Bruno Fornaroli and Neil Kilkenny have chipped in with one assist apiece for Glory.