Stat attack: Grand Final facts you need to know

Who was the youngest player to play in a Grand Final? How fast is the quickest ever Grand Final goal? And how many Grand Final goals have there been?

Ahead of Sunday's Hyundai A-League 2019 Grand Final between Perth Glory and Sydney FC, we've looking back through the annals to bring you a comprehensive guide to the decider.

From the National Soccer League (1984-2004) to every Hyundai A-League Grand Final (2006-2018) - here are the stats to the big dance you need to know. 

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At a glance: Australian national league Grand Finals

Number of Grand Finals: 34

Number of Grand Final goals: 85

Number of drawn Grand Finals: 7

Most goals in a Grand Final match: 6 (Perth Glory 3-3 Wollongong Wolves 2000, Melbourne Victory 6-0 Adelaide United 2007)

Highest winning Grand Final margin: 6 goals (Melbourne Victory 6-0 Adelaide United 2007)

Wollongong Wolves celebrate winning the 2000 Grand Final. They came from three goals down to defeat Perth Glory 7-6 on penalties

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Grand Final royalty

Most Grand Final goals: 13 - Melbourne Victory

Most appearances in Grand Finals: 6 - Sydney Olympic

Most Grand Final victories: 4 - South Melbourne, Melbourne Victory

Most Grand Final appearances: 7 - Damian Mori, Tom Pondeljak

Most Grand Final victories: 5 - Michael Theo

Most Grand Final goals: 5 - Archie Thompson

Most goals in a Grand Final match: 5 - Archie Thompson

Coach with most Grand Finals: 5 - Zoran Matic

Coach with most Grand Final victories: 4 - Ange Postecoglou

Archie Thompson celebrates one of his five goals in the 2007 Grand Final.
Archie Thompson celebrates one of his five goals in the 2007 Grand Final

Fun Grand Final facts

Time of quickest Grand Final goal: fifth minute, scored by Sydney Olympic's Mark Koussas in a 2-1 first leg defeat to South Melbourne in 1984

Age of youngest Grand Final player: Jason Culina was just 16 years and 293 days old when he played in Sydney United's 2-0 loss to Brisbane Strikers in 1997.

Age of oldest Grand Final player: Ante Covic of Western Sydney Wanderers saw two Brisbane Roar goals fly past him in a 2-1 defeat in 2014. He was aged 38 years and 325 days.

Age of youngest Grand Final winner: Current Sydney FC assistant coach and soon-to-be Wellington Phoenix boss Ufuk Talay was 17 years and 51 days old when he won the 1993 Grand Final with Marconi, who defeated Adelaide City 1-0 win 1993.

At 38 years and 325 days old, Ante Covic is the oldest player to take part in a Grand Final

Age of oldest Grand Final winner: Central Coast Mariners defender Patrick Zwaanswijk took out 2013 honours with a 2-0 win over Western Sydney Wanderers. He was 38 years and 94 days of age.

Age of youngest Grand Final scorer: Ljubo Milicevic was 19 years and 119 days old when he scored Perth Glory's second in the epic 2000 Grand Final defeat to Wollongong Wolves. 

Average age of youngest starting Grand Final team: Sydney Olympic sent out a team averaging just 23.1 years of age in a 1-0 loss to Marconi in 1989.

Average age of oldest starting Grand Final team: Tony Popovic's Western Sydney Wanderers were 30.5 years old on average in their 3-1 defeat to Adelaide United in 2016.

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