Socceroo 1980 Matches

Socceroo Internationals for 1980

Written by Thomas Esamie, Jean-Michel Cazal and Greg Stock. Thanks to Kevin Christopher (Studs Up editor) for the use of his personal material and John Punshon for the cross referencing ofmaterial. For more details see credits.


In 1980 the Czechoslovakian national team toured Australia to play three games against the national side. This was a friendly match.
Played : January 27 Venue : Canberra, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Jim Rooney, John Coyne (Peter Boyle 46, John Nyskohus 70), Tommy Cumming (Peter Sharne 36), Gary Cole, Phil O'Connor, Eddie Krncevic
0 - 4 Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Netolicka, Jozef Barmos, Anton Ondrus, Ladislav Jurkemik, Koloman Gogh, Jan Kozak, Frantisek Strambachr, Antonin Panenka, Ladislav Vizek, Zdenek Nehoda, Miroslav Gajdusek (Marian Masny 46)
Goals : Jurkemik 24, Vizek 34, Nehoda 62, Kozak 67
Referee : C Bambridge
Attendance : 15,283
Coaches : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Jozef Venglos (Czechoslovakia)


The second match was played in Sydney. This was a friendly match.
Played : February 3 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Arno Bertogna, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson (George Christopoulos 71), Jim Rooney (Jim Campbell 85), Gary Cole (John Nyskohus 57), Tommy Cumming (Phil O'Connor 68), Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne
0 - 5 Czechoslovakia
Jaroslav Netolicka, Jozef Barmos, Ladislav Jurkemik (Jan Fiala 64), Anton Ondrus, Koloman Gogh, Jan Kozak, Frantisek Strambachr, Antonin Panenka, Ladislav Vizek (Marian Masny 46 (Karel Kroupa 83)), Zdenek Nehoda, Miroslav Gajdusek
Goals : Masny 46, Gajdusek 55, Masny 63, Kroupa 81, Kozak 88
Referee : Tony Boskovic (NSW)
Linesmen : G Power, D Rennie
Attendance : 14,368
Coaches : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Jozef Venglos (Czechoslovakia)


The third and final match of the series in Melbourne saw the Australian side really lift and draw the game. This was a friendly match.
Played : February 9 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Jim Tansey, Steve Perry, Ivo Prskalo, David Jones (John Yzendoorn 26), Jim Rooney, George Christopoulos (Alan Davidson 46), John Coyne, Peter Sharne (Gary Cole 68), Eddie Krncevic, Tommy Cumming (John Nyskohus 79)
Goals : Prskalo 9pk, Krncevic 55
2 - 2 Czechoslovakia
Keketi, Jozef Barmos, Ladislav Jurkemik (Rotislav Vojacek 46), Anton Ondrus, Koloman Gogh, Karol Dobias (Frantisek Strambachr 46), Jan Kozak, Antonin Panenka (Miroslav Gajdusek 46), Ladislav Vizek (Jarusek 61), Marian Masny, Zdenek Nehoda
Goals : Dobias 11pk, Nehoda 23
Referee : Barry Harwood (WA)
Linesmen : J Fearn, J Brennan
Cautions : Anton Ondrus, Zdenek Nehoda, Ivo Prskalo, John Coyne
Attendance : 15,000
Coaches : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Jozef Venglos (Czechoslovakia)


Australia took part in the Oceania Cup and competed against New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, the New Hebribes and Tahiti. However PNG was the only FIFA recognised national team at the time and hence the other matches appear as 'B' games. This was a friendly match.
Played : February 26 Venue : Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Australia
Yakka Banovic, Danny Moulis, George Christopoulos, Arno Bertogna, Vic Bozanic, Peter Raskopoulos (Mark Brusasco), Steve Hogg, Alan Davidson, Paul Kay, Eddie Krncevic (Ian Hunter 46), Peter Sharne
Goals : Moulis, Bertogna, Bozanic, Hunter x3, Krncevic, Sharne x4
11 - 2 Papua New Guinea
(Lineup incomplete)Valuku, Mouagi, Torea
Goals : Mouagi, Torea
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


For the first time in the history of Australian soccer Australia took on the "mother country". The English team which met Australia in 1980 is in fact the team B. Team A prepared the European Championship with players like Clemence, Neal, Watson, Wilkins, Brooking, Coppell, Keegan, Woodstock...It seems however that the Englishmen count this match like a selection A, therefore so shall we. There's a suggestion Kevin Reeves came on instead of Greenhoff, and that it wasn't Mariner who was replaced but someone else. Sigh.. history is hard. This was a friendly match.
Played : May 31 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn, Jim Rooney (Theo Selemidis 62), Mark Jankovics, Gary Cole, Ken Boden (Peter Sharne 46)
Goal : Cole 88pk
1 - 2 England
Joe Corrigan, Trevor Cherry, Russell Osman, Terry Butcher, Frank Lampard, Brian Talbot, Glenn Hoddle, Brian Robson, Alan Sunderland (Peter Ward 85), Paul Mariner (Brian Greenhoff 88), David Armstrong (Alan Devonshire 59)
Goals : Hoddle 10, Mariner 25
Referee : Tony Boskovic (NSW)
Attendance : about 45,000
CoachesRudi Gutendorf (Australia), Ron Greenwood (England)


The Northern Ireland national side also toured Australia to celebrate Australias soccer centenary. The first match of the series was played in Sydney. This was an friendly match.
Played : June 12 Venue : Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey (Kevin Mullen 80), Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn, Theo Selemidis (Ken Boden 18), Mark Jankovics (Jim Rooney 70), Gary Cole (Eddie Krncevic 46), Peter Sharne
Goal : Sharne 75
1 - 2 Northern Ireland
Jim Platt, Jimmy Nicholl, C Nicholl, J O'Neill, McClelland, Tom Cassidy (Brian Hamilton 84), Tom Finney (David McCreery 84), Martin O'Neill, Noel Brotherston (Terry Cochrane 46), Gerry Armstrong (Derek Spence 84), William Hamilton
Goals : Nicholl 11, J O'Neill 53
Referee : P Rampley (Australia)
Attendance : 12,000
Coaches : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Billy Bingham (Northern Ireland)


The second match of the series was played in Melbourne. This was a friendly match.
Played : June 15 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Yakka Banovic, Ivo Prskalo, John Yzendoorn, Jim Muir, Murray Barnes, Jim Tansey, Jim Rooney (Mark Jankovics), Tony Henderson, Eddie Krncevic, Gary Cole (Ken Boden 73), Peter Sharne (Alan Davidson 85)
Goal : Sharne 18
1 - 1 Northern Ireland
Jim Platt, Jimmy Nicholl, C Nicholl, J O'Neill, McClelland, Martin O'Neill, Tom Cassidy, David McCreery (Terry Cochrane 66), Noel Brotherston, Bryan Hamilton, Gerry Armstrong
Goal : M O'Neill 82
Referee : S Mellings (Australia)
Cautions : Murray Barnes
Attendance : 10,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Billy Bingham (Northern Ireland)


The last match of the series was played in Adelaide. This match was the 100th and last international appearnace by midfielder Jim Rooney who played his first Socceroo match in 1971. This was a friendly match.
Played : June 18 Venue : Adelaide, Australia
Australia
Martin Crook, Steve Perry, Ivan Prskalo (Johnny Nyskohus), Anthony Henderson, James Muir, James Tansey (Theo Selemidis), John Yzendoorn (John Kosmina), James Rooney (Mark Jankovics), Ken Boden, Edija 'Eddie' Krncevic, Peter Sharne
Goal : Sharne 1st half
1 - 2 Northern Ireland
James Platt, James Nicholl, John O'Neill, John McClelland, Christopher Nicholl - Martin O'Neill, Thomas Cassidy (Brian Hamilton), Terence Cochrane, Noel Brotherston, Gerry Armstrong, William Hamilton (Colin McCurdy)
Goals : Brotherston 67, McCurdy 77
Referee : ?
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Billy Bingham (Northern Ireland)


The other international side to tour Australia in their centenary year was Mexico. The Mexicans brought a full strength squad that played two games against the host nation. This was a friendly match.
Played : August 24 Venue : Sydney, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir (John Yzendoorn 46), Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, Murray Barnes, Ken Boden (John Coyne 79), Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Phil O'Connor (Mark Jankovics 46)
Goals : Boden 57pk, Yzendoorn 73
2 - 2 Mexico
Ignacio Rodriguez, Mario Trejo (Miguel Fuentes 76), Alfredo Tena, Arturo Vasquez Ayala, Ramon De la Torre, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Pedro Munguia, Armando Manzo (Hector Tapia 79), Ricardo Castro, Juan Azuara (Cristobal Ortega 66), Juan Luna
Goals : Castro 39, Gonzalez 84
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 7,500
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Raul Cardenas (Mexico)


The second game of the Mexican series was played in Melbourne. This was an friendly match.
Played : August 26 Venue : Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, John Yzendoorn, Tony Henderson, Jim Tansey, George Christopoulos (Joe Senkalski 34), Murray Barnes (Mark Jankovics 34), Ken Boden, Eddie Krncevic, Gary Cole, Peter Sharne
Goals : Cole 58
1 - 1 Mexico
Gregorio Cortez (Ignacio Rodriguez 25), Miguel Fuentes, Alfredo Tena, Arturo Vazquez Ayala, Ramon De La Torre, Armando Manzo, Pedro Munguia, Juan Luna, Jose Luis Gonzalez (Hector Tapia 80), Ricardo Castro, Juan Azuara (Cristobal Ortega 63)
Goal : Castro 67
Referee : C Bambridge (Australia)
Cautions : Azuara, Ayala, De La Torre, Gonzalez, Tony Henderson, Jim Tansey
Coaches : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Raul Cardenas (Mexico)


Australia embarked on a two moth world tour under coach Rudi Gutendorf to gain some much needed international experience ahead of the World Cup qualifiers in 1981. The first A international match on tour was against the Greek national side in Athens. This was a friendly match.
Played : November 11 Venue : Panathinaikos stadium, Athens, Greece
Greece
Vasilis Konstantinou (Yorgos Moukeas 79), Yannis Gounaris (Charalabos Xanthopoulos 11), Petros Ravousis, Yorgos Paraschos, Vaguelis Papaprastanidis, Yorgos Koudas (Yorgos Delikaris 46), Kostas Ballis, Dimitris Domazos (Markos Mavromatis 74), Yannis Damanakis, Yorgos Zindros, Grigoris Charalabidis
Goals : Damanakis 25, Domazos 67, Dalikaris 89pk
3 - 3 Australia
Greg Woodhouse (Allan Maher 75), Steve Perry, Murray Barnes, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, Alan Davidson, Peter Sharne, Gary Cole (Theo Selemidis 65), Eddie Krncevic (Arno Bertogna 79), Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 46)
Goals : Cole 24, Barnes 84, Selemidis 88
Referee : Vasilis Vourakis
Attendance : 11,300
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Altekas Panagoulias (Greece)


Australia's next A international opponent was Israel. This was a friendly match.
Played : December 2 Venue : Municipal Stadium, Beer Sheva, Israel
Israel
Yosi Mizrahi, Shlomo Kirat (Gadi Machnes 46), Gad Ben-Dror, Yaacov Ekhois, Noah Einstein, Nisim Cohen, Rifat Turk (Haim Bar 46), Amos Berter, Benyamin Lam, Gideon Damti, Israel Fogel
0 - 1 Australia
Allan Maher, Steven Hogg, Murray Barnes, Ivo Prskalo, Alan Davidson, Tony Henderson (Mark Jankovics 26), Peter Sharne, Ken Boden, Gary Cole (Theo Selemidis 81), John Yzendoorn, Eddie Krncevic
Goal : Cole 28pk
Referee : Zvi Sharir (Israel)
Attendance : 5,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia), Jack Mansell (Israel)


Hong Kong was the next opponent in Hong Kong. This was a friendly match.
Played : December 5 Venue : Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Chan Van Ngok, Lai Sun Cheong (Tsang Shek Cheong 36), Hugh McRory, Choi York Yee, Au Wing Hung (Chu Kwok Kuan 46), Wu Kwok Hung, Chan Sai Keu, Tsang Ting Fai, Fung Chi Ming, Wun Chee Keung (Tsui Kwok 46), Lau Wing Yip
Goal : Lau Wing Yip 85
1 - 0 Australia
Allan Maher, Steven Hogg (Theo Selemidis 60), Ivo Prskalo, Murray Barnes (Tony Henderson 79), Alan Davidson, John Yzendoorn, Mark Jankovics (Jamie Paton 70), Peter Sharne, Ken Boden (sent off 30), Gary Cole, Eddie Krncevic
Attendance : 9,548
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Australias last A international on their world tour was Indonesia. A big home crowd saw the home side hold the tired Socceroos to a 1-1 draw. This match was a friendly match.
Played : December 7 Venue : Senayan Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia
Poerrwono, Simson Rumahpasal, Didi Darmadi, Berti Tutuarima, Rony Patinasarany (Nasir Salassa 87), Subankit, Bambang Nordiansyah, Hadi Ismanto, Zulhan Effendi, Rully Nere, Budi Johanes (Bambang Sunarto 28)
Goal : Effendi 5
1 - 1 Australia
Allan Maher, Alan Davidson, John Yzendoorn, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo (John Spanos 19 (Gary Cole 46)), Murray Barnes, Peter Sharne, Ken Boden, Mark Jankovics (Theo Selemidis 66), Steven Hogg, Eddie Krncevic (Jamie Paton 75)
Goal : Henderson 13
Referee : Kossain Katradiredja (Indonesia)
Cautions : Steven Hogg (Australia)
Attendance : 60,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)