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2004


Kit: Home Jersey (kit launch)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


Player: Mark Bresciano  Socceroos Cap: #461


Socceroos Date of Debut:

01st June 2001, Australia vs France, Daegu (South Korea)


Some Facts:

The new kit of the Socceroos in 2004 was ready to be launched and we believe that this shirt would have become one of the most liked jersey of Socceroos supporters.

A traditional green and gold colour combination with a beautiful number/player name set as well as the Australian flag for the very first time on one sleeve.


This kit finally is the end and the beginning of a new Socceroos football history.

After a 20 years business partnership between the FFA and Adidas the Australian football association decided to resign with Adidas for a more profitable contract with Nike.


Or had the change a total different historical background...?

The Socceroos have missed all World Cup tournaments when using an Adidas kit.

Was the change to Nike based on stats like these followed by superstition?


World Cup 1974 - Umbro kit


World Cup 1978-2002 - Adidas Kit

2004


Kit: Away Jersey (kit launch)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


2004


Kit: Training Jersey (kit launch) Equipment Supplier: Adidas


2004


Kit: Training Jersey (kit launch)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


2004


Kit: Warm-Up Jersey (kit launch)  Equipment Supplier: Adidas


2004


Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey (interim design)  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

Friendly match vs South Africa hosted in London (England)


Result:

Australia 1 - 0 South Africa (Tuesday, 30th March 2004)


Player: Zeljko Kalac Socceroos Cap: #386


Socceroos Date of Debut:

11th August 1992, Australia vs Malaysia, Jakarta (Indonesia)


Squad:

Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Tony Popovic, Stan Lazaridis, Josip Skoko,

Mark Bresciano (goal, 19min), Scott Chipperfield, Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Tim Cahill, Mile Sterjovski, David Zdrilic, John Aloisi Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

Aussie goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac, also known as "The Spider", sometimes did weird things

to his jerseys he had to wear for a match while cutting off the long sleeves. We never had the final chance to ask him what´s about it but believe that these parts of the jerseys were just too big and gave him a bad feeling during a match. Zeljko was quite a tall guy and therefore the jerseys for him were quite big as well but the long sleeve kits had not the same/correct proportion. That´s why he decided before leaving the locker room to cut the sleeves off to a short sleeve jersey version.

2004


Kit: Away Jersey (interim design)  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

Friendly match vs South Africa hosted in London (England)


Result:

Australia 1 - 0 South Africa (Tuesday, 30th March 2004)


Player: Harry Kewell Socceroos Cap: #415


Socceroos Date of Debut:

23rd April 1996, Australia vs Chile, Antofagasta (Chile)


Squad:

Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Tony Popovic, Stan Lazaridis, Josip Skoko,

Mark Bresciano (goal, 19min), Scott Chipperfield, Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Tim Cahill, Mile Sterjovski, David Zdrilic, John Aloisi Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

One of the rarest shirt the Socceroos have ever used in the past; actually only once.

When the FFA has signed a contract with Nike it was a sudden change for everyone and the Socceroos kit was just a temporary solution for that friendly match versus South Africa.


2004


Kit: Away Jersey (interim design)  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

Friendly match vs South Africa hosted in London (England)


Result:

Australia 1 - 0 South Africa (Tuesday, 30th March 2004)


Player: Tony Popovic Socceroos Cap: #407


Socceroos Date of Debut:

08th February 1995, Australia vs Colombia, Brisbane (Australia)


Squad:

Mark Schwarzer, Lucas Neill, Craig Moore, Tony Popovic, Stan Lazaridis, Josip Skoko,

Mark Bresciano (goal, 19min), Scott Chipperfield, Brett Emerton, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka, Tim Cahill, Mile Sterjovski, David Zdrilic, John Aloisi Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

Due to the cold weather condition all of the Socceroos player have worn the longsleeve kit.

Tony Popovic played his 42th game for the Socceroos.

2004 - 2006


Kit: Goalkeeper Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

2004 OFC Nations Cup match vs Solomon Islands hosted in Sydney (Australia)


Result:

Australia 6 - 0 Solomon Islands (Tuesday, 12th October 2004)

         

Player: Clint Bolton  Socceroos Cap: #449


Socceroos Date of Debut:

12th June 2000, Australia vs Paraguay, Brisbane (Australia)


Squad:

Mark Schwarzer, Tony Popovic, Tony Vidmar (goal, 60min), Kevin Muscat, Lucas Neill, Simon Colosimo, Brett Emerton (goal, 86min), Josip Skoko, Luke Wilkshire, Jonathon McKain,

Harry Kewell (goal, 08min), Archie Thomson (goal, 79min), Ante Milicic (goal, 05min),

Ahmad Elrich (goal, 82min) Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

Solomon Islands never were able to defeat the Socceroos in football history but at least

the underdog achieved one draw in 10 games against Australia.

Malicious gossip has it that the draw has happened on purpose when Solomon Islands needed one more point to finish second during OFC Nations Cup Qualifier groupstage.

With this result New Zealand finished third and Australia had to face Solomon Islands again in two legs to win the OFC Nations Cup which was the easier opponent compared

to the all time rivals New Zealand. (Australia has won both games 5-1 & 6-0)

2004 - 2005


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

Friendly matches vs Turkey hosted in Sydney and Melbourne (Australia)


Results:

Australia 1 - 3 Turkey (Friday, 21st May 2004)

Australia 0 - 2 Turkey (Monday, 24th May 2004)

         

Player: Daniele Amadeo "Danny" Tiatto  Socceroos Cap: #408


Socceroos Date of Debut:

08th February 1995, Australia vs Colombia, Brisbane (Australia)


Squad:

Mark Schwarzer, Steven Laybutt, Tony Vidmar, Brett Emerton, Josip Skoko, Simon Colosimo, Stan Lazaridis, Vincent Grella, Scott Chipperfield, Zeljko Kalac, Max Vieri, Mile Sterjovski,

Mark Bresciano (goal, 47min), David Zdrilic, Danny Tiatto, Ahmad Elrich, Jade North,

Ante Milicic Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

Australia never faced Turkey before in any friendly match or tournament. So these were the only matches between both countries with disappointing results for the Socceroos.


2004 - 2005


Kit: Home Jersey  Equipment Supplier: Nike


Match Details:

2004 OFC Nations Cup matches hosted in Adelaide (Australia)


Results:

Australia 1 - 0 New Zealand (Saturday, 29th May 2004)

Australia 9 - 0 Tahiti (Monday, 31st May 2004)

Australia 6 - 1 Fiji (Wednesday, 02nd June 2004)

Australia 3 - 0 Vanuatu (Friday, 04th June 2004)

         

Player: Alex Brosque  Socceroos Cap: #479


Socceroos Date of Debut:

02nd June 2004, Australia vs Fiji, Adelaide (Australia)


Squad:

Zeljko Kalac, Steven Laybutt, Simon Colosimo, Tony Vidmar, Brett Emerton, Josip Skoko, John Aloisi, Stan Lazaridis, Vince Grella, Max Vieri, Mark Bresciano, Adrian Madaschi,

Jade North, Mile Sterjovski, Scott Chipperfield, Patrick Kisnorbo, Tim Cahill, Ahmad Elrich,

David Zdrilic, Alex Brosque, David Tarka, Simon Colosimo Manager: Frank Farina


Some Facts:

Australia never faced Turkey before in any friendly match or tournament. So these were the only matches between both countries with disappointing results for the Socceroos.


Dennis Kylau

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