Let it be known, this list is all the happy/positive/warm fuzzy moments, rather than the key/significant/potentially negative moments, such as Ange Postecoglou’s resignation.

10 Troisi puts Australia ahead against Chile in Confederations Cup

In June, the Socceroos made a fist of things at the Confeds Cup in Russia, claiming two draws and a credible 3-2 loss to Germany. However, the performance in the final group game 1-1 draw with highly rated Chile was the highlight, with James Troisi’s neat lofted finish putting Australia 1-0 at half-time. It wouldn’t be enough for Australia to progress to the semi-finals though.

9 Sydney FC wins the FFA Cup, completes calendar year treble

In November, the Sky Blues sealed the domestic treble across 2017 when Bobo scored an extra-time winner in a 2-1 triumph over Adelaide United in the cup final at Allianz Stadium. Sydney’s cup run included five wins, 20 goals scored and two goals conceded, capping a dominant year.

8 Rogic’s last-gasp Scottish Cup Final winner

It’s not every day an Aussie steps up in stoppage-time in a cup final in Europe to score a dramatic winner to seal a domestic treble. That was the case back in May when Tom Rogic drove forward in the 92ndΒ minute of Celtic’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park, firing home on his non-preferred right foot. Rogic had battled injury during the 2016-17 season and started the final on the bench, but made the most telling impact at the right time.

7 Sydney FC wins the Premier’s Plate

In the most underwhelming of circumstances, Sydney officially were crowned premiers whilst in Perth during a team dinner, by virtue of second-placed Melbourne Victory's 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar in March. The club put out a video of players and coaches exchanging handshakes which was all very low key, but that shouldn’t lead us to under-estimate the magnitude of the achievement, winning the premiership by a whopping 17 points with three rounds to go.