1989 - 1993

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1988 - 1990


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


Match Details:

1990 World Cup qualifying match vs Israel hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia 1 - 1 Israel (Sunday, 16th April 1989)


Player: Oscar Crino Socceroos Cap: #311


Socceroos Date of Debut:

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


Squad:

Jeffrey Olver, Charlie Yankos, Wally Savor, Alan Davidson, Paul Wade, Gary van Egmond, Oscar Crino, Frank Farina, David Mitchell, Graham Arnold, Eddie Krncevic, Mike Petersen, Paul Trimboli (goal, 88min) Manager: Frank Arok


Some Facts:

The style of the 1988-1990 jersey hasn´t changed much compared to the one of the season before. Quite remarkable were the little holes Adidas has used for the late '80s kit.

This shirt has been worn in the match against longtime rival Isreal to reach one of the coveted tickets for the World Cup in Italy. Both countries have faced in total 16 times against each other with 5 wins for Australia, 8 draws and 3 losses.

Australia has scored 18 times with 17 different goal scorers! Charlie Yankos is the only Socceroo who was able to score twice against Israel in the whole 11v11 history.

This was their last match till today (2018).



1988


Kit: Home Jersey (Summer Olympics)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


Match Details:

1988 Olympic Games Quarter-finals match vs Soviet Union hosted in Busan (South Korea)


Result:

Soviet Union 3 - 0 Australia (Sunday, 25th September 1988)


Player: Oscar Crino  Socceroos Cap: #311


Socceroos Date of Debut:

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


Squad:

Jeffrey Olver, Alan Davidson, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Graham Jennings, Paul Wade, Gary van Egmond, Oscar Crino, Frank Farina, Graham Arnold, Vlado Bozinoski,

David Mitchell Manager: Frank Arok


Some Facts:

A very unique coat of arms patch has been used for the Olympic Games in 1988.

The Socceroos managed to finish 2nd in their group stage with Brazil (1st),

Yugoslavia (3rd) and Nigeria (4th) but could not defeat Soviet Union during the

Quarter-finals who finally even won the Gold medal of the 1988 Summer Olympics.

1988


Kit: Away Jersey (Summer Olympics)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


Match Details:

1988 Olympic Games match vs Nigeria hosted in Seoul (South Korea)


Result:

South Korea 0 - 1 Australia (Thursday, 22th September 1988)


Player: Gary van Egmond  Socceroos Cap: #354


Socceroos Date of Debut:

20th September 1988, Australia vs Brazil, Seoul (South Korea)


Squad:

Jeffrey Olver, Gary van Egmond, Graham Jennings, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn,

Paul Wade, Graham Arnold, John Kosmina (goal, 76min), Oscar Crino, Alan Davidson,

David Mitchell, Andy Koczka, Scott Ollerenshaw Manager: Frank Arok


Some Facts:


1990


Kit: Home Jersey ("B" Internationals)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


Match Details:

Friendly "International "B" Match" vs Hadjuk Split hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia "B" Internationals 1 - 0 Hadjuk Split (Sunday, 03rd June 1990)


Player: Paul Trimboli  Socceroos Cap: #358


Socceroos Date of Debut:

03rd December 1988, Australia vs Fiji, Newcastle (Australia)


Squad:

Robert Zabica, Gary van Egmond, Alex Tobin, Charlie Yankos, Andrew Bernal, Ernie Tapai,

George Jolevski, Paul Wade, Tom McCulloch, Graham Arnold, Paul Trimboli (goal, 01min), Jean-Paul de Marigny, Tony Krslovic, Paul Okon Manager: Eddie Thomson


Some Facts:

The Socceros have worn a special kit for the friendly match versus Yugoslavian club

Hadjuk Spilt with two anti-smoking campaign patches. It was also the first match of

new Socceroos manager Eddie Thomson after the retirement of Frank Arok.

1990 - 1993


Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo


Match Details:

Friendly match vs England hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia 0 - 1 England (Saturday, 01st June 1991)

         

Player: Robert Zabica Socceroos Cap: #366


Socceroos Date of Debut:

25th August 1990, Australia vs Indonesia, Jakarta (Indonesia)


Squad:

Robert Zabica, Ian Gray, Mehmet Durakovic, Ned Zelic, Alex Tobin, Tony Vidmar, Paul Wade, Mike Petersen, Aurelio Vidmar, Graham Arnold, Ernie Tapai, Greg Brown

Manager: Eddie Thomson


Some Facts: THE COLOURFUL 90s


Well, how shall we start this time...The kit presentation of the 1990 Socceroos surprised not only the players but quite the whole football World. Yes, the 90s were known as a very colourful era but as much as the new equipment supplier "Kingroo" decided to choose for the Australian football kit?! One fact is for sure. This kit is definitely a top 10 football kit in history. It is up to you to decide whether the worst or greatest top 10 jersey ranking.


1990 - 1993


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo

1992


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo


Match Details:

Friendly match vs Sweden hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia 0 - 0 Sweden (Sunday, 26th January 1992)

         

Player: Alistair Edwards  Socceroos Cap: #371


Socceroos Date of Debut:

30th January 1991, Australia vs Czechoslovakia, Melbourne (Australia)


Squad: Robert Zabica, Ian Gray, Andrew Bernal, Ned Zelic, Alex Tobin, Paul Wade,

Mehmet Durakovic, Ernie Tapai, Mike Petersen, Warren Spink, Jason van Blerk, Tony Vidmar,

Tommy McCulloch, Alistair Edwards Manager: Eddie Thomson


Some Facts: One National Team - Three different patches


Between 1990-1993 the Socceroos have used 3 different patches on the left jersey chest height. The regular coat of arms patch as well as two different kind of ASF (Australian Soccer Federation) patches. Especially this most white coloured ASF patch has only been used in this period and never again.

1990 - 1993


Kit: Away Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo


Match Details:

1993 FIFA World Youth Championship match vs Cameroon hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia 0 - 2 Cameroon (Thursday, 11th March 1993)

         

Player: Kevin Muscat  Socceroos Cap: #406


Socceroos Date of Debut:

24th September 1994, Australia vs Kuwait, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)


Squad:

Vince Matassa, Aaron Holst, Ante Juric, Kevin Muscat, Anthony Carbone, Paul Agostino, Peter Tsekenis, Ante Moric, Fabio Macolino, Ante Milicic, Vasko Trpcevski, Darren Iocca,

Craig Moore, Marc Wingell,Sean Cranney, Nick Radecki Manager: Les Scheinflug


Some Facts:

Australia hosted the FIFA World Youth Championship in 1993 for a second time since 1981. The young Roos of manager Les Scheinflug finished first in group stage with Russia as runner-up, Colombia 03rd and Cameroon 04th. The team even made it to the semi-final to face Brazil after defeating Urugay and finished 04th after their last match versus England.

1992


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo



1990 - 1993


Kit: Training Away Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo



1990 - 1993


Kit: Training Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Kingroo

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