The Brisbane football coach Mike Mulvey says he never doubted his side would win the A-league final despite trailing the Western Sydney Wanderers 1-0 with just five minutes remaining.
The league's most combustible player, Besart Berisha, provided the fireworks for a dramatic Brisbane triumph, duly delivering in a fairytale farewell.
Bound for Melbourne Victory next season, the Albanian international signed off with a late equaliser before Brazilian Henrique gave the Roar their third title in four years with a goal in the second period of extra time.
Mulvey says his belief never waned.
Brisbane are the first team to win three A-league titles.