South Melbourne FC were recently named by the sport's world governing body, FIFA, as the Oceania Club of the 20th Century. In a great tribute to the lakeside club, they were to be presented with the honour at FIFA's World Football Gala in London this month but it has now been postponed until May.
South were judged the best club in Oceania after the International Federation of Football History & Statistic gave them the ranking after calculating their individual match performances throughout their participation in international club competitions from 1901 to 2000.
The four-time National Soccer League champions were well clear in the points system, doubling second-placed Sydney City with Marconi Stallions and Wollongong Wolves making the top four Oceania club's of the century.
tribalfootball.com caught up with former South Melbourne striker John Anastasiadis to reflect on his time and memories whilst at the club and what it means for South to win the special award.