1922 - 1986

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1925

 

1925

 

1974

World Cup

GERMANY

Kit: home

 

Year: 1925

 

Results:

 

 

Squad:

 

 

Head coach: none

 

First goal for Australia: Bill Maunder (45min)

 

Saturday 17th June, 1922

Kit: home

 

Year: 1925, friendly matches hosted in Brisbane, Sydney, Maitland & Melbourne (Australia)

 

Results:

 

Australia 1 - 5 England

Australia 1 - 2 England

Australia 2 - 8 England

Australia 0 - 5 England

Australia 0 - 2 England

 

First international match worn jersey by the Socceroos with numbers

 

Squad:

S. Bourke, A. Edwards, R. McNaughton, J. McCroarey, A. Murray, George Cartwright,

S. Robinson, Frank Gallen, L. Brown, Gilbert Storey, Percy Lennard, F. Gallen, T. Faulkner,

C. O'Connor, J. Smith, HJ. Sheringham, Judy Masters, A. Burns, Arch Lambert, Mitchell,

Harry Spurway, Jim Robison, Aiken, Morrison, A. Edwards, Eccles, Phillips

 

Head coach: none

1974

World Cup

GERMANY

1974 - 1977

1977 - 1978

1977 - 1978

1979 - 1980

1980 - 1981

1980 - 1981

1980 - 1981

1980 - 1981

1982 - 1983

1982 - 1983

1983 - 1984

1983 - 1984

1983 - 1984

1984 - 1986

1984 - 1986

1984 - 1986

1984 - 1986

Kit: home

Year: 1974

 

Results:

 

East Germany 2 - 0 Australia (June 14th)

West Germany 3 - 0 Australia (June 18th)

Chile 0 - 0 Australia (June 22nd)

 

First World Cup finals debut for Australia hosted in Germany

 

Squad:

Jack Reilly, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Atti Abonyi,

Ray Richards, Jim Rooney, Jim Mackay, Ernie Campbell, Adrian Alston, Branko Buljevic,

Peter Ollerton, Harry Williams, John Warren

 

Head coach: Rale Rasic

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Before the start of the World Cup finals Australia played two friendly games

in Melbourne (0-0) and Sydney (2-0 for Australia) as a preparation against Uruguay.

To those times nobody could imagine that these two friendly matches could become a bigger feud between both countries in future World Cup Qualifying history.

Kit: away

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The away shirt of Australia hasn´t been used in any World Cup match of 1974.

For all three group games the home shirt has been worn by Australia.

It was the very first time in australian football history that details of a tournament have been stitched on the jersey below the coat of arms. Till today Australia belongs to the few countries

that places match details of each official match below the coat of arms.

Kit: home

 

Year: 1977, World Cup qualifying match vs Iran hosted in Tehran (Iran)

 

Match worn by: #19 (unknown)

 

Result: Iran 1 - 0 Australia (November 25th)

 

Squad:

Allan Maher, Col Curran, David Jones, Col Bennett, George Harris, Gary Byrne, Jim Rooney, Peter Stone, John Kosmina, Peter Ollerton, Atti Abonyi, John Nyskohus

 

Head coach: Jim Shoulder

 

This shirt has been worn for the final World Cup Qualifying match vs Iran in 1977.

The match took plays at Ayramehr Stadium in Iran with an unlucky result for Australia.

Australia has missed the World Cup `78 in Argentina.

 

Kit: goalkeeper

 

Year: 1977 - 1978

 

Match worn by: Greg Woodhouse #1

 

Very rare jersey as most of the time till today the goalkeepers of the Socceroos haven´t worn a yellow

coloured jersey. To those times the Socceroos have used a green coloured goalkeeper shirt when the

players have worn the home kit (yellow) and the yellow goalkeeper jersey during some away games

when the players have used the green away kit.

Kit: away

 

Year: 1977 - 1978

 

Match worn by: # 18 (unknown)

 

The design of Umbro has changed. Instead of three stripes, which was a typical badge of Adidas,

Umbro decided to use their symbol on the sleeves to create a bigger difference to the equipment supplier and sport competitor Adidas.

Kit: home

 

Year: 1980, friendly matches vs Czechoslovakia hosted in Sydney (Australia)

 

In 1980 the Czechoslovakia toured Australia to play three games against the Socceroos.

 

Results:

 

Australia 0 - 4 Czechoslovakia (January 27th)

Australia 0 - 5 Czechoslovakia (February 3rd)

Australia 2 - 2 Czechoslovakia (February 9th)

 

Squad:

Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Arno Bertogna, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, Jim Rooney,

George Christopoulos, Jim Campbell, Gary Cole, John Nyskohus, Tommy Cumming, Phil O'Connor,

Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne

 

Head coach: Rudi Gutendorf

 

In 1979 the coat of arms of Australia has been refreshed.

Kit: goalkeeper

 

Year: 1980, friendly match vs England hosted in Sydney (Australia)

 

Result: Australia 1 - 2 England (May 31st)

 

Match worn by: Greg Woodhouse #1

 

Squad:

Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn,

Jim Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Mark Jankovics, Gary Cole, Ken Boden, Peter Sharne

 

Head coach: Rudi Gutendorf

 

For the first time the coat of arms of Australia has been placed in the center of the shirt between

the Umbro writing and the Umbro emblem. This way to present the coat of arms has only been used

one more single time in football history of Australia.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

The second time the coat of arms has been placed in the center of the shirt was 24 years later in 2004.

 

 

Kit: goalkeeper

 

Year: 1980 - 1981

 

Match worn by: Greg Woodhouse #1

 

This jersey looks quite similar to the one which has been used during the friendly game versus England.

But the Umbro wirting and logo has been placed on the opposite side. The coat of arms has been stitched instead of using a patch with the coat of arms.

Kit: home

 

Year: 1980, friendly match vs England hosted in Sydney (Australia)

 

Result: Australia 1 - 2 England (May 31st)

 

Squad:

Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn,

Jim Rooney, Theo Selemidis, Mark Jankovics, Gary Cole, Ken Boden, Peter Sharne

 

Head coach: Rudi Gutendorf

Kit: away

 

Year: 1980 - 1981

 

Match worn by: #19 (unknown)

 

There is no certain information against which team Australia has used this away shirt as in most of their

matches Australia has worn the golden home dress.

Kit: home

 

Year: 1982, friendly matches in the Merlion Cup hosted in Singapore (Singapore)

 

Results:

Australia 4 - 0 Thailand (October 06th)

Australia 2 - 0 Indonesia (October 11th)

 

Australia 5 - 0 Malaysia (October 14th) Semifinal

 

Australia 3 - 2 South Korea (October 17th) Final

 

Match worn by: unknown

 

Squad:

Martyn Crook, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Tony Henderson, Alan Niven, Peter Katholos, Gary Byrne, Peter Raskopoulos, Phil O'Connor, Gary Cole, John Kosmina, Charlie Egan, Steve Blair, David Mitchell, George Christopoulos,

 

Head coach: Les Scheinflug

Kit: home

 

Year: 1982 - 1983

 

Australia again has missed another World Cup hosted in Mexico in 1982.

There were less games played in the years 1982 and 1983 and this kit should have been the last one made by the equipment supplier Umbro. After a long period of 9-10 years Adidas took over.

Adidas was probably the best known label to those times in sports and it was time for a change for Australia to make the Socceroos a bit more popular as well as successful in football.

 

When Australia has worn Umbro kits:

 

World Cup 1974 in Germany - qualified

 

World Cup 1978 in Argentina - non-qualified

 

World Cup 1982 in Mexico - non-qualified

Kit: home

 

Year: 1983, friendly matches vs England hosted in Sydney, Brisbane & Melbourne.

 

Results:

Australia 0 - 0 England (June 12th)

Australia 0 - 1 England (June 15th)

Australia 1 - 1 England (June 19th)

 

Match worn by: Phil O'Connor #11

 

Squad:

Terry Greedy, Alan Davidson, Charlie Yankos, David Ratcliffe, Steve O'Connor, Graham Jennings,

Joe Watson, Jim Cant, Peter Katholos, John Kosmina, Phil O'Connor, David Mitchell, Ken Murphy,

 

Head coach: Frank Arok

 

Did yo Coach Les Scheinflug elected to go with the Young Socceroos to Mexico leaving the Socceroos

to Frank Arok. This was to be the first match for Frank Arok as national coach with his rein continuing until 1990

Kit: away

 

Year: 1983, friendly match vs South Korea hosted in Singapore (Singapore)

 

Result: South Korea 1 - 3 Australia (December 15th)

 

Match worn by: John Kosmina #9

 

Squad:

Terry Greedy, Charlie Yankos, Steve O'Connor, David Ratcliffe, Graham Jennings, Joe Watson, Jim Cant, Tony Henderson, Ken Murphy, John Kosmina, Phil O'Connor

 

Head coach: Les Scheinflug

 

Kit: away

 

Year: 1984, friendly matches Australia"B" Team vs Iraklis hosted in Brisbane & Melbourne.

 

Results:

Australia"B" Team 0 - 0 Iraklis (June 13th)

Australia"B" Team 1 - 1 Iraklis (June 17th)

 

Match worn by: Peter Katholos #16

 

Squad:

Jeff Olver, John O'Shea, Mike O'Shea, Steve Blair, Tony Henderson, Joe Rizzotto, Theo Selemidis,

Jim Patikas, Richard Miranda, Robbie Slater, Charlie Egan, Peter Lewis, Peter Katholos, Doug Brown,

Tony Franken, Con Opasinis, Oscar Crino, Peter Katholos, Gary Cole

 

Head coach: Eddie Thomson

 

The ASF organised some friendly matches against European clubs in 1984 with Frank Arok as a coach of the Socceroos (Australia"A" Team) and Eddie Thomson as a coach of Australia"B" Team.

The kit of the Australia"B" Team was different to the one of the Australia"A" Team.

Kit: goalkeeper

 

Year: 1985, friendly match vs China hosted in Brisbane (Australia)

 

Result: Australia 3 - 0 China (September 27th)

 

Match worn by: Jeffrey Olver #22

 

Squad:

Terry Greedy, Jeff Olver, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Charlie Yankos, Graham Jennings,

Zarko Odzakov, Joe Watson, Frank Farina, Oscar Crino, Ken Murphy, David Mitchell, John Kosmina

 

Head coach: Frank Arok

Kit: home

 

Year: 1985, World Cup qualifying match vs Scotland (2nd leg) hosted in Melbourne (Australia)

 

Result: Australia 0 - 0 Scotland (December 4th)

 

Match worn by: Charlie Yankos #4

 

Squad:

Terry Greedy, Charlie Yankos, Alan Davidson, David Ratcliffe, Robbie Dunn, Frank Farina, Jimmy Patikas, Oscar Crino, Zarko Odzakov, Ken Murphy, John Kosmina, David Mitchell, Graham Jennings

 

Head coach: Frank Arok

Kit: home

 

Year: 1986, friendly matches vs Czechoslovakia hosted in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney (Australia)

 

Results:

 

Australia 1 - 1 Czechoslovakia (August 3rd)

Australia 0 - 1 Czechoslovakia (August 6th)

Australia 0 - 3 Czechoslovakia (August 10th)

 

Match worn by: Joseph Watson #7

 

In 1986 Czechoslovakia toured again Australia for three friendly games.

During these games the coat of arms has been replaced with a sponsor patch of Winfield.

Kit: away

 

Year: 1984 - 1986

 

Match worn by: #13 (unknown)

 

There is no certain information against which team Australia has used this away shirt.

 

Compared to the home kit of the Socceroos between 1984 and 1986 the away jersey has no collar.

That was the very first time in Australia football history that the home & away jersey of one season period was a bit different. In 1993 it should be exactly the other way round.

 

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