Sydney Super Cup 2022
Sydney hosted an exciting match-up between English Premier League club Everton and Scottish Premier League champions Celtic as they kicked off the newly created Sydney Super Cup. The England v Scotland football rivalry was on full display as these two iconic clubs faced off in Sydney on Sunday November 20, 2022.
The match was played at Sydney’s Accor Stadium and saw the return of Celtic Manager Ange Postecoglou to the venue of one of his most famous coaching wins, when Australia won the AFC Asian Cup in 2015. The clash against Frank Lampard’s Everton, brought two of UK football’s powerhouses to Sydney.
Everton are one of English football’s oldest and longest serving top flight clubs having competed in the highest division for a record 119 seasons. They are a club that is close to many Australian football fans’ hearts after the successful career of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill at Goodison Park. Everton was led to Sydney by their manager Frank Lampard – one of the biggest names in world football in the last 20 years having made over 600 English Premier League appearances and receiving over 100 caps for the England national team. Lampard took charge of his first full season as the boss of the Blues.
The Australian link with Celtic became even stronger when Socceroos legend Harry Kewell joined Postecoglou’s coaching staff at Celtic for the season as they looked to build on the success of Postecoglou’s first season in charge that saw Celtic claim both the Scottish Premier League title, and the Scottish League Cup.
The Everton v Celtic clash was a blockbuster three-match series that also saw Celtic take on Sydney FC on November 17 at the newly opened Allianz Stadium and Everton taking on Western Sydney Wanderers on November 23 at CommBank Stadium. The series is part of the new Sydney Super Cup which will be a bi-annual football event held in Sydney which will bring Europe’s top football teams to NSW every two years.20 NOVEMBER, 2022 SYDNEY