The Roar celebrated the end of their successful 2010/11 season - in which they lost just once and finished eight points clear at the top of the competition ladder to claim the Premier's Plate - by producing one of Australia’s greatest ever sporting comebacks in the 2011 Hyundai A-League Grand Final.
After the scores were locked at 0-0 following 90 minutes against Central Coast Mariners on March 13, 2011, the match progressed to extra time. Brisbane conceded twice in quick succession and were facing a 2-0 defeat with just 17 minutes remaining on the clock.
But the players refused to give up and after clawing back one goal in the 116th minute, the Roar equalised with the final play of the game to force a penalty shootout which they eventually won 4-2.
Off-field, the club received a huge boost in October 2011, with Indonesian conglomerate the Bakrie Group purchasing a 70 per cent stake in the club, via the company’s sporting arm Pelita Jaya Cronus. This made the Bakrie Group the first foreign investors to hold a majority share in an Hyundai A-League club.