NSL & SPECIALS

1990

Kit: St. George (NSL)

Equipment Supplier: Kingroo

Match Details:
Friendly match vs Australia U23 (Olyroos)

Player: Peter Tsekenis  Position: Defender

1994

Kit: Sydney Olympic FC (NSL)

Equipment Supplier:

Player: Peter Tsekenis  Position: Defender

1996

Kit: Charity Jersey (FIFA World Stars)

Equipment Supplier: Adidas

Match Details:
Charity match vs Brazil hosted in New York (USA)

Result:
FIFA World Stars 1 – 2 Brazil (Sunday, 17th July 1996)

Player: Ned Zelic  Position: Forward  Socceroos Cap: #375

Socceroos Date of Debut:
06th February 1991, Australia vs Czechoslovakia, Sydney (Australia)

Squad FIFA World Stars:
Jorge Campos, Nelson Tapia, Lothar Matthaeus, John Harkes, Fernando Couto, Fernando Hierro, Abedi Pele, Marcel Desailly, Mark Fish, Ned Zelic, Michael Laudrup, Krassimir Balakov, Fernando Redondo, David Ginola, Jurgen Klinsmann (goal 69min), Kazuyoshi Miura, George Weah

Squad Brazil:
Dida, Ze Maria, Aldair, Ronaldo Guira, Roberto Carlos (goal 78min), Flavio Conceicao, Amaral, Ze Elias, Juninho, Rivaldo, Bebeto (goal 47min), Savio, Ronaldo

Some Facts:
The World XI, also known as the FIFA World Stars, is an association football team consisting of players from various countries. The World XI play one-off games against clubs, national teams, collectives of continental teams, such as the Europe XI. Ned Zelic has been the very first Australian football player beeing part of a FIFA World Stars team and in 1999 Australia has taken on the FIFA World Stars as on official Openning of the Olympic Stadium Australia.

14th July 1996 – FIFA World Stars 1 – 2 Brazil
12th June 1999 – FIFA World Stars 2 – 3 Australia

1998

Kit: Northern Spirit FC (NSL)

Equipment Supplier: Reusch

Player: Robbie Slater  Position: Midfielder  Socceroos Cap: #353

Socceroos Date of Debut:
07th July 1988, Australia vs Brazil, Melbourne (Australia)

Stats & Facts:
The National Soccer League (NSL) was the top-level soccer league in Australia, run by Soccer Australia and later the Australian Soccer Association. The NSL, the A-League’s predecessor, spanned 28 seasons from its inception in 1977 until its demise in 2004, when it was succeeded by the A-League competition run by Football Federation Australia (FFA), the successor to the Australian Soccer Association.

During the history of the NSL the league was contested by a total of 42 teams; 41 based in Australia and one based in New Zealand. Seasons initially ran during the winter seasons, until 1989 when this was changed to the summer season. In 1984, the league was split into two conferences (Northern and Southern) to introduce more teams into the competition; the league returned to a single division in 1987. The competition was known by various names through sponsorships; these names included the Philips Soccer League, Olympic Airways Soccer League, Coca-Cola Soccer League, the Ericsson Cup and the A-League. (source Wikipedia)

2016

Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey (Australian Legends)

Equipment Supplier: Puma

Match Details:
Friendly match vs Liverpool FC Legends (ENG) hosted in Sydney (Australia)

Result:
Australian Legends 0 – 4 Liverpool FC Legends (ENG) (Thursday, 07th January 2016)

Player: Zeljko Kalac  Position: Goalkeeper  Socceroos Cap: #386

Socceroos Date of Debut:
11th August 1992, Australia vs Malaysia, Jakarta (Indonesia)

Squad Australia:
Zeljko Kalac, Scott Chipperfield, Tony Vidmar, Craig Moore, Brett Emerton, Ned Zelic, Jason Culina, Robbie Slater, Steve Corica, Mile Sterjovski, David Zdrilic, Stan Lazaridis, Alex Tobin, Josip Skoko, Jason Culina, Craig Foster, Ante Milicic Manager: Graham Arnold

Squad Liverpool:
Robbie Fowler, Vladimir Smicer, Patrik Berger, Steven Gerrard, Dietmar Hamann, Luis Garcia, Jason McAteer, Phil Babb, Stephane Henchoz, Jamie Carragher, Bruce Grobbelaar, Ian Rush, John Aldridge, Gary McAllister Manager: Gerard Houllier

Some Facts:
This was the very first time an Australian National Team has used Puma for a football match. As this football game between both teams hasn´t been an official National event, the coat of arms has beend displaced with an individual logo.

2017

Kit: Charity Jersey (Australian Legends)

Equipment Supplier: Nike

Match Details:
Friendly match vs Manchester United Legends (ENG) hosted in Perth (Australia)

Result:
Australian Legends 3 – 0 Manchester United Legends (ENG) (Saturday, 25th March 2017)

Player: Jamie Harnwell  Position: Defender/Midfielder

Squad Australian Legends:
Bobby Despotovski, Archie Thompson, Jacob Burns, Dean Heffernan, Nick Carle, Patrick Zwaanswijk, Robbie Gaspar, Matt Thompson, Jason Petkovic, Ljubo Milicevic, Con Boutsianis, Jon McKain, Michael Bridges, Jamie Harnwell, Steve McGarry, Scott Miller, Simon Colosimo Manager: Frank Farina, Clint Bolton (Assistant Coach)

Squad Manchester United Legends:
Gary Walsh, Denis Irwin, Ronny Johnsen, Lee Martin, Mikael Silvestre, Russell Beardsmore, Bojan Djordjic, Quinton Fortune, Keith Gillespie, Karel Poborsky, Bryan Robson, Paul Scholes, Ben Thornley, Andy Ritchie, Louis Saha, Danny Webber, Dwight Yorke

Some Facts:
This was the very first time an Australian Legends XI have played against a squad of Manchester United Legends. It was kind of a little revenge for the two friendly matches in 1999 which the Socceroos have lost against the football club of Manchester United.

15th July 1999 – Australia 0 – 2 Manchester United
18th July 1999 – Australia 0 – 1 Manchester United
25th March 2017 – Australian Legends 3 – 0 Manchester United Legends

2019

Kit: Home Jersey (Australia Indigenous)

Equipment Supplier: Veto

Match Details:
Friendly football match of the multi-sport event of 2019 Arafura Games hosted in Darwin (Australia) from 27th April – 04th May 2019.

Some Facts:
The Arafura Games began as the Arafura Sports Festival in 1991 with 1,500 athletes competing in seven sports. From 1998 it was known as the Arafura Games and was held every two years. The 2013 Arafura Games have been cancelled by the newly elected CLP government on 31 October 2012 as it “costs too much to run”. After an eight-year hiatus, the 2019 Arafura Games were held from 27 April to 4 May 2019.

2019

Kit: Away Jersey (Australia Indigenous)

Equipment Supplier: Veto

Match Details:
Friendly football match of the multi-sport event of 2019 Arafura Games hosted in Darwin (Australia) from 27th April – 04th May 2019.

Some Facts:
The Arafura Games began as the Arafura Sports Festival in 1991 with 1,500 athletes competing in seven sports. From 1998 it was known as the Arafura Games and was held every two years. The 2013 Arafura Games have been cancelled by the newly elected CLP government on 31 October 2012 as it “costs too much to run”. After an eight-year hiatus, the 2019 Arafura Games were held from 27 April to 4 May 2019.

2019

Kit: NIFC Jersey (National Indigenous Football Championships)

Equipment Supplier: Sinalli

Match Details:
Friendly football match of the multi-sport event of 2019 National Indigenous Football Championships hosted in New South Wales (Australia) from 31st October – 02nd Novermber 2019.

Some Facts:
2016 – The National Indigenous Football Championships hosted in Shoalhaven (Australia)
2017 – The National Indigenous Football Championships hosted in Nowra (Australia)
2018 – The National Indigenous Football Championships hosted in Nowra (Australia)
2019 – The National Indigenous Football Championships hosted in Nowra (Australia)
2020 – NIFC Committee has cancelled the 5th National Indigenous Football Championships Tournament

2020

Kit: Charity Jersey (Fire Fighters All Stars)

Equipment Supplier: Kappa

Match Details:
FootballForFires bushfire relief match of the Fire Fighters All Stars hosted in Sydney (Australia)
Due to the effects of the Corona virus this match has been rescheduled from 23rd May 2020 to 03rd October 2020.

Squad Fire Fighters All Stars:
Mark Schwarzer, Mark Bosnich, Didier Drogba, David Trezeguet, Dwight Yorke, Claudio Marchisio, Dario Simic, John Aloisi, Dwayne De Rosario, Ji-Sung Park, Simon Colosimo, Tore Andre Flo, Alecko Eskandarian, Con Boutsianis, Pedro Mendez, Le Cong Vinh, Emile Heskey, Michael Bridges, Geremi, Stephen Appiah, Rustu Recber, Mark Milligan, Thomas Sorensen, Vladimir Smicer, Patrik Berger, Angelo Basinas, Scott McDonald, Therdsak Chaiman Manager: Guus Hiddink & Graham Arnold

2020

Kit: Charity Jersey (Fire Fighters All Stars)

Equipment Supplier: Kappa

Match Details:
FootballForFires bushfire relief match of the Fire Fighters All Stars hosted in Sydney (Australia)
Due to the effects of the Corona virus this match has been rescheduled from 23rd May 2020 to 03rd October 2020.

Squad Fire Fighters All Stars:
Mark Schwarzer, Mark Bosnich, Didier Drogba, David Trezeguet, Dwight Yorke, Claudio Marchisio, Dario Simic, John Aloisi, Dwayne De Rosario, Ji-Sung Park, Simon Colosimo, Tore Andre Flo, Alecko Eskandarian, Con Boutsianis, Pedro Mendez, Le Cong Vinh, Emile Heskey, Michael Bridges, Geremi, Stephen Appiah, Rustu Recber, Mark Milligan, Thomas Sorensen, Vladimir Smicer, Patrik Berger, Angelo Basinas, Scott McDonald, Therdsak Chaiman Manager: Guus Hiddink & Graham Arnold

Kit: Victorian Institute of Sport

Equipment Supplier: Adidas

Stats & Facts:
The VIS Individual Athlete Scholarships are offered annually to athletes from sports which do not have a VIS Tier 1 program. The program features a range of Australia’s leading high performance athletes across numerous Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth sports.

Kit: FFA National Youth Championships

Equipment Supplier: Nike

Stats & Facts:
The National Youth Championships are Football Federation Australia’s (FFA) primary national football competition for the 13 and 14 Years Boys. Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys have been held in Coffs Harbour since 2006. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA National Youth Development program and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 14 year old boys from all States. (source: www.visitnsw.com)

Kit: Australian Schools Football

Equipment Supplier: Adidas

Kit: Referee

Equipment Supplier: Adidas

Kit: Referee

Equipment Supplier: Adidas

Kit: Referee

Equipment Supplier: PDR SPORT

Stats & Facts:
Since 1977, PDR Sport has been designing and manufacturing quality custom made leisure and sports competition uniforms for just about every sport played in Australia.