Remember when: Erik Paartalu becomes Roar's GF hero

Brisbane Roar's clash with Central Coast Mariners in the 2011 Grand Final may long be remembered as the most dramatic in Hyundai A-League history.

In a match full of defining moments, Erik Paartalu's towering header in the 120th minute stands alone.

The midfielder crashed home Thomas Broich's in-swinging corner to complete a miraculous Roar recovery and send 50,000 fans at Suncorp Stadium into ecstasy.

Erik Paartalu Roar 2011 Grand Final

 

Brisbane were on the canvass fewer than five minutes earlier, trailing 2-0 to extra-time goals from Adam Kwasnik and Oliver Bozanic.

But a cool Henrique finish in the 117th minute set the scene for Paartalu to write himself into Hyundai A-League folklore.

The midfielder went on to convert in the home side's penalty shootout triumph as Henrique sealed the club's inaugural championship.

WATCH THE STUNNING GOAL IN THE VIDEO ABOVE