Adelaide United Team of 20 Years | Left Winger

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 winger. Will it be Lucas Pantelis, Sofia Huerta, Craig Goodwin or Matthew Leckie? 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.


Craig Goodwin

We could write a thesis on Craig Goodwin’s accomplishments.

One of United’s greatest-ever, Goodwin is the Club’s most prolific goal scorer, with 60 goals from 168 total matches.

He was instrumental in United’s maiden Championship in 2016 and went on to become a 2018 Australia Cup winner, claiming the Mark Viduka Medal for his match-winning brace against Sydney FC.

Goodwin, now a Socceroo that made an impact at a World Cup, is etched into United history as one of the best to ever do it.

Sergio Cirio

Sergio Cirio quickly became a fan favourite with his seamless ability to cut onto his right-foot from the left side, always attacking with skill, pace, and precision finishing.

Brought in immediately by then coach Josep Gombau as part of the successful Spanish influx at the beginning of the 2013/14 season, Cirio would go on to become an Aurelio Vidmar Club Champion among many other accolades.

Cirio quickly endeared himself to fans, scoring the only goal in Adelaide United’s 1-0 win against Perth Glory which secured the Club the inaugural FFA (Australia Cup) in 2014.

He was awarded the first-ever Mark Viduka Medal as the Player of the Cup Final for that performance, and he would go on to become integral to Adelaide’s A-League Championship in 2016.

Lucas Pantelis

A silky and quick midfielder, Lucas Pantelis lit up the left wing with that dangerous left boot throughout 129 matches.

Pantelis produced an iconic Original Rivalry moment against Melbourne Victory at Hindmarsh during the 2007/08 season, in what was one of his self-confessed highlights of his career.

It was his first start since coming back from an ACL injury, and he gave himself room with that trademark speed to flash one from range into the opposite corner.

Reds fans were always excited to see their vice-captain in the line-up and he always delivered, also critical to United’s dream 2008 AFC Champions League run.

Mathew Leckie

Mathew Leckie memorably burst onto the scene at just 18 with a stunning debut goal against North Queensland Fury in a 2-0 away win, collecting the ball at halfway and finishing a scintillating counterattack.

Incredibly quick and talented, Leckie was a constant nightmare for his opposition from such a young age.

He made an impression also in the 2009 AFC Champions League, scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win against Pohang Steelers at Hindmarsh.

Now a Socceroo, Leckie was scintillating in his 35 United games.

Sofia Huerta

Sensationally versatile, Sofia Huerta was an outright star for United.

The 29-time international was awarded Adelaide United’s Player of the Year during her loan spell from Chicago Red Stars in 2016-17, scoring eight goals and creating five from her 12 games played.

The skilful Huerta scored a hat-trick against Western Sydney Wanderers in United’s 10-2 win – the biggest in the club’s history.

The former Mexico and US international added a new dimension to United’s attack, also strengthening United’s relationship with Chicago.