Kit: Home Jersey
Equipment Supplier: Adidas
Friendly match vs Colombia hosted in Bogota (Colombia)
Colombia 3 – 2 Australia (Wednesday, 28th February 2001)
Player: Mark Viduka Position: Forward Socceroos Cap: #402
Socceroos Date of Debut:
08th June 1994, Australia vs South Africa, Adelaide (Australia)
Michael Petkovic, Stephen Laybutt, Con Blatsis, Steve Horvat, Luke Casserly, Scott Chipperfield (goal 90min), Kasey Wehrman, Aurelio Vidmar, Jacob Burns, Steve Corica (goal 77min), John Aloisi, Simon Colosimo, Archie Thompson, Scott Miller, Fausto De Amicis, Angelo Costanzo Manager: Frank Farina
Stats & Facts:
1 year – 2 world records – 2 different home kits
In 2001 the Socceroos celebrated two different world records in FIFA football history. On 09th April the national team defeated Tonga 22-0 in a World Cup qualifying match. Only two days later the “Roos” have beaten their own record with 9 more goals and created an unbroken record till today of 31-0 against American Samoa. Australia’s striker Archie Thompson has scored 13 goals in one game which is also another world record.
09th April 2001 – Australia 22 – 0 Tonga
11th April 2001 – Australia 31 – 0 American Samoa
Tthere is another strange fact about this kit cause it has been used only for a few months. Already on 01st June 2001 Adidas has slightly changed the look of the home kit for unknown reasons.