HE scored a goal to help Sydney FC to A-League glory, but as big as that moment was in the career of Rhyan Grant, something even bigger now beckons.
The talented right back who once graced the soccer fields of Bathurst could add making his Socceroos debut to a long list of highlights in 2017.
Thanks to his speed on Sydney FC's flanks, Grant was named in the national squad for Australia's March World Cup qualifiers against Iraq and United Arab Emirates.
Now, with a big June schedule beckoning for the Socceroos, the uncapped 26-year-old would relish another chance to vie for an international debut.
"It's been a pretty good year for Sydney FC and myself, winning the premiership and championship," Grant said. "If I was to be selected in the Socceroos it would be even better."
Grant is expected to be retained when coach Ange Postecoglou names his extended 30-man squad on Monday.