1973-1982

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1972 - 1974

 

Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

Match Details:

1974 World Cup qualifying match vs South Korea hosted in Seoul (South Korea)

 

Result:

South Korea 2 - 2 Australia (Sunday, 11th November 1973)

 

Player: Jimmy Fraser  Socceroos Cap: #234

 

Socceroos Date of Debut:

18th February 1973, Australia vs Bulgaria, Melbourne (Australia)

 

Squad:

Jimmy Fraser, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Colin Curran, 

Ray Richards, Jimmy Mackay, Jimmy Rooney, Attila Abonyi, Ray Baartz (goal, 31min),

Adrian Alston, Branko Buljevic (goal, 47min) Manager: Rale Rasic

 

Some Facts: 3 Host Cities, 2 National Teams, 1 World Cup Ticket!

 

This shirt has been worn in the World Cup qualifying match vs South Korea in 1973.

After a draw in Sydney, Australia (0-0) another draw in Seoul, South Korea (2-2) a deciding game had to be played between both national teams. To those times no away goals rule existed and therefore a third match took place on neutral ground which was in this case Hong Kong City, Hong Kong. Australia was the lucky winner (1-0, scored by Jimmy Mackay)

and received their first World Cup Ticket to Germany '74.

1975 - 1977


Kit: Away Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro




                                               

1977 - 1978

 

Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

Match Details:

1978 World Cup qualifying match vs Iran hosted in Tehran (Iran)

 

Result:

Iran 1 - 0 Australia (Friday, 25th November 1977)

 

Player: unknown  Socceroos Cap: #unknown

 

Socceroos Date of Debut:

unknown

 

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

Manager: James Shoulder

 

Some Facts:

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.

1977 - 1978


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro


Match Details:

Friendly match vs Greece hosted in Melbourne (Australia)


Result:

Australia 1 - 2 Greece (Sunday, 11th June 1978)


Player: George Christopoulos  Socceroos Cap: #268


Socceroos Date of Debut:

11th June 1978, Australia vs Greece, Melbourne (Australia)


Squad:

Peter Laumets, Gary Byrne, Kris Kalifatidis, David Jones, Jim Tansey, Josip Picioane,

Gary Marocchi, John Stevenson, Mendo Ristovski, Gary Cole (goal, 62min), John Nyskohus,

John Davies, Steve Kokoska, George Christopoulos Manager: James Shoulder


Some Facts:

In 1978 the Socceroos just played three friendly matches vs Greece for the whole year.

The Roos as well as Greece missed a place at the World Cup in Argentina and therefore they played against eachother in Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney.   


1978 - 1980


Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro


Match Details:

Friendly match vs New Zaland hosted in Auckland (New Zealand)


Result:

New Zealand 1 - 0 Australia (Wednesday, 13th June 1979)


Player: Greg Woodhouse  Socceroos Cap: #282


Socceroos Date of Debut:

13th June 1979, New Zealand vs Australia, Auckland (New Zealand)


Squad:

Greg Woodhouse, Colin Curran, Peter Wilson, Steve O'Connor, Paul Degney, Joe Watson, Tony Henderson, Gary Byrne, Mark Jankovics, Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, John O'Shea, John Kosmina, Agenor Muniz Manager: Rudolf Gutendorf


Some Facts:

In 1979 the German football manager Rudolf Gutendorf started his debut for the Socceroos and replaced the former English football manager James Shoulder. He has started with a loss against neighbour rival New Zealand and couldn´t reach the results with the Roos he was looking for until his retirement in 1981. The Australian "Gutendorf" story has started and ended with a loss versus New Zealand.


1980 - 1982

 

Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

1980 - 1982

 

Kit: Home Jersey Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

Match Details:

Friendly match vs New Zealand hosted in Auckland (New Zealand)

 

Result:

New Zealand 3 - 3 Australia (Saturday, 25th April 1981)

 

Player: John Kosmina  Socceroos Cap: #259


Socceroos Date of Debut:

18th August 1976, Australia vs Hong Kong, Gasford (Australia)


Squad:

Allan Maher, Alan Davidson, Tony Henderson, Steve Blair, Steve Perry, Billy Rogers, 
Eddie Krncevic (goals, 15min & 42min), Murray Barnes, John Kosmina, Peter Sharne, 

Ken Boden (goal, 31min), Sebastian Giampaolo, John Yzendoorn,

Manager: Rudolf Gutendorf

 

Some Facts:

1980 - 1982

 

Kit: Away Jersey Equipment Supplier: Umbro 

 

Match Details:

Friendly match vs Leicester City hosted in Leicester (England)

 

Result:

Leicester 1 - 2 Australia (Monday, 24th November 1980)

 

Player: Paul Degney  Socceroos Cap: #277

 

Socceroos Date of Debut:

30th August 1981, Indonesia vs Australia, Jakarta (Indonesia)

 

Squad:

Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Alan Davidson, Murray Barnes, Arno Bertogna, Ivo Prskalo, Tony Henderson, Peter Sharne, John Yzendoorn, Ken Boden (goals, 12min & 38min),

Steven Hogg, Eddie Krncevic,Mark Jankovics, Theo Selemidis Manager: Rudolf Gutendorf

 

Some Facts:

1981

 

Kit: Away Jersey Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

Match Details:

1981 FIFA World Youth Championship match vs Cameron hosted in Newcastle (Australia)

 

Result:

Australia 3 - 3 Camron (Monday, 05th October 1981)

 

Player: Grant Lee  Socceroos Cap: #313

 

Socceroos Date of Debut:

30th August 1981, Indonesia vs Australia, Jakarta (Indonesia)

 

Squad:

Glen Ahearn, Robert Wheatley, Howard Tredinnick, Steven Blair, Oscar Crino, Paul Kay, Peter Raskopoulos, David Mitchell (goal, 09min), Grant Lee, Fabio Incantalupo, Ian Hunter,

Mark Koussas (goals, 53min & 78min),  Jim Patikas, Dennis Colusso, Dennis Ivanac,

John Little, David Skeen, Brett Woods Manager: Les Scheinflug

 

Some Facts:

In 1981 Australia hosted the FIFA World Youth Championship for the very first time and the young team did very well to finish runner-up to England in the group stage. Argentina and Cameron have just finished 3rd and 4th which was a little surprise. Australia then lost their quarter final match to Germany (0-1), the final champion of the tournament.

Australian midfielder Mark Koussas won the Golden Boot Award and the whole team the FIFA Fair Play Award.

1980 - 1982

 

Kit: Training Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro

 

Some Facts:

Believed to have been the training shirt of the season 1980-1982 but there is no proof which reconfirms this. It also could have been the future kit design of the 1983-1984 season which has never been released cause Adidas became the new equipment supplier for this period.

1980 - 1982


Kit: Training Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Umbro


Some Facts:

This shirt looks exactly the same like the one above but the colour is a little bit different

as well as the Umbro logo which is also another version the equipment supplier used in the past.

Dennis Kylau

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