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The Cute Little Redhead Kid Who Stole A Nation's Heart As His Dad Won A Grand Final

08/05/2017 10:49 AM AEST | Updated 08/05/2017 10:49 AM AEST
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Myy dad is orrrsum.

Danny Vukovic is the most celebrated sportsman in Australia this Monday. Thanks to his great big go-go-Gadget outstretched arm, Sydney FC beat Melbourne Victory in a penalty shootout to claim the A-League title.

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Yesss! Sydney really is better than Melbourne! Well in football anyway.

There's a cool story going around about how Vukovic knew which way to dive to stop the penalties, thanks to the impeccable research into the habits of Melbourne penalty-takers, and subtle sideline signals, of Sydney FC goalkeeper coach John Crawley.

But there's an even better story about Vukovic's son Harley, who raced onto the field to be with dad in the emotional moments immediately after the match. And proceeded to be cute. Very cute.

Harley needed a liver transplant because of a condition he was born with called biliary atresia. For both family and medical reasons, the Vukovic family moved to Sydney -- which meant Danny Vukovic switched from Melbourne Victory to Sydney FC in 2016.

The rest is history. Young Harley's liver transplant was successful and Sydney are A-League champs for the third time, after winning the penalty shootout 4-2 after the match was 1-1 after extra time.

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Sydney beats Melbourne. Not words any Melburnian likes to hear.

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