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Adelaide United Team of 20 Years | Left Striker

To celebrate 20 years of Adelaide United, we’re inviting fans to vote on our Team of 20 Years.

From Club legends to cult heroes, the competition will be fierce, and we want to know who you think deserves the call up! 

Each day we will ask fans to vote on who they believe should be in a selected position, to complete the fan-voted Adelaide United Team of 20 Years. The voting will include both men’s and women’s players. 

The final team will be announced at Adelaide United’s 20th Anniversary dinner at Adelaide Oval on Tuesday 23 January.

Today get voting on the left striker. Will it be Racheal Quiqley, Jerónimo Neumann or Sergio van Dijk? You get to decide!

Enter your vote and your contact details to be in the running to win a double pass to the 20th Anniversary Dinner.

Hosted by Jarrod Walsh, the night will celebrate all the moments and people who have helped shape the club.

Guests will enjoy a three-course meal and premium beverage package, as well as live entertainment and an auction featuring exclusive memorabilia and unique experiences.

Tickets for the 20th Anniversary Dinner are still available with all proceeds from the night going towards the Adelaide United Foundation, which supports youth development, education and community initiatives.

How to vote: The team will be selected in a 4-4-2 formation and include a head coach. A substitutes bench will also be decided from among those that miss out on the starting XI. Click the link below to enter your vote. Voting for all positions will close at midnight on Friday 29 December with the final team to be announced on Tuesday 23 January at Adelaide United’s 20th Anniversary Dinner.

VOTE HERE

Sergio van Dijk

The most prolific striker in Reds’ history from a goal-to-games ratio perspective, Sergio van Dijk thrilled Hindmarsh when he arrived in 2010 from Brisbane already known as one of the most lethal finishers in the competition.

His Adelaide career was even more fruitful, scoring 29 goals in 60 matches during his two-and-a-half years with the Club, which has him in fifth spot on the all-time goal scoring charts.

Van Dijk’s greatest moment in the red shirt had to be his rocket of a direct 25-metre free kick against Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park, helping the Reds to a 1-4 win.

It was made even more special as the Reds were without a win in 11 consecutive matches against their Original Rivals, and van Dijk’s double in that match is a memory that won’t soon be forgotten.

Pablo Sánchez

Pablo Sánchez will forever be etched into the minds and hearts of United fans for one pulsating moment; arriving off the bench to score the sealer in the 2016 Grand Final at Adelaide Oval.

United fans will avidly remember the feeling when that ball flashed into the left corner from the right side of the goal, and the wild celebrations that followed from the player himself, to the crowd in the Riverbank Stand.

Sánchez played a total of 57 matches in two successful seasons for the Reds, with 19 goals to his name, often as a substitute.

The skilful attacker even equalled the most goals scored from the bench in one A-League season with seven, and while he would have walked into any other team at the time, Sánchez will forever remain a Reds cult hero.

Jerónimo Neumann

Jerónimo was a pure fan favourite and one of the best goal poachers in United’s history.

With 17 quality goals in 53 appearances, the opportunistic Jerónimo utilised his pace and skill to devastating effect in his two seasons with the Club.

Another quality Argentinian acquisition for the Reds, Jerónimo was named Player of the Match in his first A-League start which included a clinical assist for Dario Vidosic in a 0-2 win against Newcastle Jets in 2012/13.

He proceeded to score his first goal a week later against Western Sydney Wanderers at Hindmarsh Stadium in a 1-0 win, in what was also the first-ever goal that the Wanderers had conceded in the A-League.

Racheal Quigley

Local star, Quigley helped lay the foundations and culture of Adelaide United’s women’s team from its establishment in 2008.

With a natural eye for goal, Qugley’s five goals in 10 games during the 2009/10 season saw her named the club’s Most Valuable Player.

She also scored the then W-League’s goal of the year in the 2011/2012 season with an overhead scissor kick.

Now at West Adelaide in the local WNPL, Quigley has been fundamental to the rising success of the women’s game in South Australia and nationally.