The Brisbane Roar A-League grand final team made a tickertape victory parade through the city.
Crowds lined the Queen Street Mall to celebrate the Roar’s nail-biting win on Sunday.
Clea Harbison reports.
Hundreds of jubilant fans flocked to the Queen Street Mall this morning, where the Brisbane Roar paraded their victory through town.
Many of the fans had attended the sell-out game at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, and were happy to get a chance to celebrate with the players.
Brisbane Roar Fan: “Oh we were there, of course we were, same as the year before, unbelievable atmosphere, fantastic. Go the Roar!”
The team were chauffered through the mall in vintage cars, stopping to talk to fans lining the streets about their record-breaking back to back second title win.
Michael Theoklitos, Brisbane Roar Goalkeeper: “It’s great to go back to back, obviously we’ve been the first team to do that, it’s something we’re very proud of.”
With Sunday’s win, the Roar are sitting pretty to make a hat-trick of A-League titles.
Bringing home the third and final title, however, may hinge on coach Ange Postecoglou’s decision to take an offer to coach Melbourne Victory on a six million dollar, four year deal.
But for now, the master mentor is happy celebrating Brisbane’s victory.
Ange Postecoglou, Brisbane Roar Coach: “It was obviously an incredible day, and it continues on, it’s quite overwhelming the support we’ve had.”
After their victory in 2011, the team was given the keys to the city. However this is an honour that cannot be bestowed twice.
The team were presented with certificates instead, while cheering fans threw confetti and streamers.
Queensland premier Campbell Newman and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk presented the team their certificates.
Lord Mayor Graham Quirk: “I have to say fellas, you really know how to leave your fans’ hearts in their mouths.”
Clea Harbison, QUT News.