Brendon Santalab has provided plenty of incredible moments across his 19-year career in professional football.But he’ll likely want to forget his last as quickly as possible.The veteran striker’s final kick in professional football was a panenka penalty in a sudden death A-League Grand Final shootout.It didn’t go at all how he would have imagined it.Grand FinalWatch Video HighlightsGF WRAP: Sydney FC beat Perth Glory on penalties to be crowned A-League champions‘DISAPPOINTED, DEJECTED’: Fourth time unlucky for PopaSantalab’s horror panenka0:41Sydney FC goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne stood his ground, completed an easy save and ended Santalab’s career in the most devastating fashion. The Perth Glory attacker had already announced this match would be his last, and unfortunately, it ends in heartbreak for him and his team.Brendon Santalab (left) and Jason Davidson of the Glory console each otherSource: AAPSantalab hangs up the boots as a legend of the competition, with stints at Sydney FC, North Queensland Fury, Sydney FC and finally glory rounding out a journey which comprised some memorable goals.The 36-year-old was one of the great super subs, having made more substitute appearances than any other player in Australian top tier history – and scoring more goals off the bench than any player other than Brisbane Roar’s Henrique.But unfortunately it all ends in devastation, with his final swing of the boot essentially costing his team a grand final in the most heartbreaking fashion possible.That Santalab penalty miss was so perfect and worth wasting the last 2 hours of my life to see.— Keegan Check (@Tegal1234) May 19, 2019 Feel bad for Santalab that his last kick in football will be a failed panenka 😱😱#ALeagueGF— Lachlan McKirdy (@LMcKirdy7) May 19, 2019 Brendon Santalab attempting a Panenka. Reza Ghoochannejhad having the final say in Grand Final. Fittingly weird end to the season. #ALeagueGF— Matt Dorman (@Matt11Dorman) May 19, 2019 Santalab you are kidding. A panenka with the last kick of your career in the A-League GF. And it’s saved.— Ed Chisholm (@ChisholmEd) May 19, 2019



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