1975 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Doug Butcher, John Punshon, Kevin Christopher and Andrei Liblin, Written by Greg Stock

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Sources: Soccer World and Daily Newspapers.

Friendly Matches

Sunday November 16 1975
Perry Lakes Stadium, Floreat, Perth, Australia
Referee: Don Campbell (Australia)
Attendance: 4,000
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Harry Williams, Agenor Muniz, Dave Harding, Gary Byrne, Ray Ilott, John Nyskohus, Ernie Campbell
Coach: Brian Green
0 - 0 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Nikolay Gontar, Aleksandr Novikov, Sergei Nikulin, Valeriy Zenkov, Aleksandr Makhovikov, Aleksei Petrushin (Aleksandr Damin 50), Mikhail Gershkovich, Oleg Dolmatov, Vladimir Gutsayev, Andrei Yakubik (Manuchar Machaidze 60), Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin (David Kipiani 65)
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
The USSR side toured Australia in November and December 1975 to play a series of six matches against the Australian national side. There was much disappointment from the Australian soccer public when it was revealed that the top players from the USSR had stayed behind to play matches in Europe. It was widely considered that the USSR team was in fact only a B side and so these matches appear in the B archive.

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Thursday November 20 1975
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia
Referee: Barry Harwood (Australia)
Attendance: 8,135
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Ernie Williams, Dave Harding, Agenor Muniz (Rudi Gnavi), Gary Byrne, Ray Ilott (Murray Barnes), John Nyskohus, Ernie Campbell
Coach: Brian Green
0 - 3 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Nikolay Gontar, Sergei Nikulin, Aleksandr Damin, Oleg Dolmatov, Valeriy Zenkov, Aleksandr Novikov, Aleksandr Makhovikov, Mikhail Gershkovich, Andrei Yakubik, Anatoliy Shepel, Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
Goals: Shepel 29, Yevryuzhikhin 39, Gershkovich 57

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Match Day Programme

Sunday November 23 1975
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Stewart Mellings (Australia)
Attendance: 14,200
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Dave Harding, Agenor Muniz, Gary Byrne, Ernie Campbell (Ray Ilott), Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes (John Nyskohus 84)
Coach: Brian Green
Goal: Campbell 35
1 - 2 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Nikolay Gontar, Sergei Nikulin, Aleksandr Novikov, Valeriy Zenkov, Aleksandr Makhovikov, Aleksandr Damin (Aleksei Petrushin 60), Mikhail Gershkovich (Vladimir Kozlov 63), Oleg Dolmatov, Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin, Andrei Yakubik, Anatoliy Shepel
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
Goals: Yakubik 71, Kozlov 78

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Wednesday November 26 1975
Exhibition Ground, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia
Referee: Des Miles (Australia)
Attendance: 6,845
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke, George Harris, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Jimmy Rooney, Agenor Muniz, Gary Byrne, Ernie Campbell, Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes
Coach: Brian Green
0 - 0 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Vladimir Pilgui, Valentin Utkin, Aleksandr Novikov, Sergei Nikulin, Aleksandr Mahovikov, Aleksei Petrushin (Oleg Dolmatov 60), Aleksander Damin, Manuchar Machaidze, Vladimir Gutzayev (Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin 46), Andrei Yakubik, David Kipiani (Vladimir Kozlov 46)
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
Red Card: Yakubik 36

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Sunday November 30 1975
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance: 8,400
AUSTRALIA
Todd Clarke, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, Jim Tansey, Agenor Muniz, Jimmy Rooney (Gary Byrne 55), Dave Harding (John Russell 55), Ernie Campbell (Ray Ilott 49), Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes
Coach: Brian Green
Goals: Ollerton 21, Barnes 26
2 - 3 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Nikolai Gontar, Sergei Nikulin, Aleksandr Novikov, Valeriy Zenkov, Aleksandr Makhovikov, Oleg Dolmatov, Aleksander Damin (Aleksei Petrushin 20), Andrei Yakubik, Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin (Vladimir Kozlov 60), Anatoliy Shepel, Mikhail Gershkovich (Yuriy Gavrilov 70)
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
Goals: Gershkovich 43, Yakubik 47, Gavrilov

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Wednesday December 3 1975
Newcastle Showground, Newcastle, Australia
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 2,500
AUSTRALIA
Alan Maher, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Col Bennett, George Harris, Jimmy Rooney, Agenor Muniz, Dave Harding, Ernie Campbell, Peter Ollerton, Murray Barnes
Coach: Brian Green
Goal: Ollerton
1 - 1 Union Of Soviet Socialist Republics
Vladimir Pilgui, Valentin Utkin, Aleksandr Novikov, Valeriy Zenkov, Manuchar Machaidze, Aleksei Petrushin, Mikhail Gershkovich (David Kipiani 80), Yuriy Gavrilov, Vladimir Kozlov, Vladimir Gutzayev (Andrei Yakubik 65), Gennadiy Yevryuzhikhin
Coach: Konstantin Beskov
Goal: Gutzayev

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