1980 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Thomas Esamie, Kevin Christopher, Jean-Michel Cazal and John Punshon, Written by Greg Stock

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Friendly Matches | Czechoslavakia | Czechoslavakia | Czechoslavakia | Papua New Guinea | England | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland | Northern Ireland | Mexico | Mexico | Greece | Israel | Hong Kong | Indonesia

Sources: Soccer World, Soccer Action and Daily Newspapers.

Friendly Matches

Sunday January 27 1980
Bruce Stadium, Canberra, Australia
Referee: Chris Bambridge (Australia)
Attendance: 15,686
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Tony Henderson, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Jimmy Rooney, John Coyne (Peter Boyle 46, John Nyskohus 66), Tommy Cumming (Peter Sharne 35), Gary Cole, Phil O'Connor (Jim Campbell 82), Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
0 - 4 Czechoslavakia
Jaroslav Netolicka, Jozef Barmos, Anton Ondrus, Ladislav Jurkemik, Koloman Gogh, Jan Kozak, Frantisek Strambachr, Antonin Panenka (Karel Jarusek 66), Ladislav Vizek, Zdenek Nehoda, Miroslav Gajdusek (Marian Masny 46)
Coach: Dr. Jozef Venglos
Goals: Jurkemik 17, Vizek 44, Nehoda 82, Kozak 89
n 1980 the Czechoslovakian national team toured Australia to play three games against the national side. Curiously the Czech team was coached by former Socceroos boss Dr. Jozef Venglos.

Match Day Programme

Sunday February 3 1980
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Linesmen: Gary Power and Doug Rennie (Australia)
Attendance: 14,368
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Arno Bertogna, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson (George Christopoulos 79), Jimmy Rooney (Jim Campbell 85), Gary Cole (John Nyskohus 58), Tommy Cumming (Phil O'Connor 70), Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
0 - 5 Czechoslavakia
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
Coach: Dr Jozef Venglos
Goals: Masny 46, 65, Gajdusek 58, Kroupa 84, Kozak 89

Match Day Programme

Saturday February 9 1980
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Barry Harwood (Australia)
Linesmen: Jim Fearn and John Brennan (Australia)
Attendance: 15,000
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Jim Tansey, Steve Perry, Ivo Prskalo, David Jones (John Yzendoorn 26), Jimmy Rooney, George Christopoulos (Alan Davidson 46), John Coyne, Peter Sharne (Gary Cole 70), Eddie Krncevic, Tommy Cumming (John Nyskohus 80)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Cautions: Prskalo, Coyne
Goals: Prskalo 9 pen, Krncevic 55
2 - 2 Czechoslavakia
Dusan 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 (Karel Jarusek 61), Marian Masny, Zdenek Nehoda
Coach: Dr Jozef Venglos
Cautions: Ondrus, Nehoda
Goals: Dobias 11 pen, Nehoda 23

Match Day Programme

Tuesday February 26 1980
Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
Papua New Guinea
Foster, Monagi, Vuluku (Kisakiu), Alhi, Torea, Kambe, Mollet, Seph, Piska, Kaore, Dagi
Coach: Not Recorded
Goals: Mouagi, Torea
2 - 11 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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Sharne (x4), Hunter (x3), Krncevic, Moulis, Bertogna, Bozanic

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.

Saturday May 31 1980
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 45,000
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn, Jimmy Rooney (Theo Selemidis 61), Mark Jankovics, Gary Cole, Ken Boden (Peter Sharne 46)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goal: Cole 88 pen
1 - 2 England
Joe Corrigan, Trevor Cherry, Russell Osman, Terry Butcher, Frank Lampard, Brian Talbot, Glenn Hoddle, Brian Robson, Alan Sunderland (Peter Ward 84), Paul Mariner (Brian Greenhoff 88), David Armstrong (Alan Devonshire 75)
Coach: Ron Greenwood
Goals: Hoddle 10, Mariner 26

For the first time in the history of Australian soccer Australia took on the "mother country". The game was a celebration of 100 years of football in Australia - reportedly started in 1880 at the Kings School in Parramatta, Sydney. 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.

Match Day Programme
England F.A. Match Day Programme

Thursday June 12 1980
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Peter Rampley (Australia)
Attendance: 12,000
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Jim Muir, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey (Kevin Mullen 75), Tony Henderson, John Yzendoorn, Theo Selemidis (Ken Boden 14), Mark Jankovics (Jimmy Rooney 60), Gary Cole (Eddie Krncevic 46), Peter Sharne
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goal: Sharne 75
1 - 2 Northern Ireland
Jim Platt, Jimmy Nicholl, Chris Nicholl, John O'Neill, John 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
Coach: Billy Bingham
Goals: Nicholl 11, J.O'Neill 53

The Northern Ireland national side also toured Australia to celebrate Australias soccer centenary playing three games against the Australian national team.

Match Day Programme

Sunday June 15 1980
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Stewart Mellings (Australia)
Attendance: 9,000
AUSTRALIA
Yakka Banovic, Ivo Prskalo, John Yzendoorn, Jim Muir, Murray Barnes, Jim Tansey, Jimmy Rooney (Mark Jankovics 62), Tony Henderson, Eddie Krncevic, Gary Cole (Ken Boden 74), Peter Sharne (Alan Davidson 85)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Caution: Barnes
Goal: Sharne 20
1 - 1 Northern Ireland
Jim Platt, Jimmy Nicholl, Chris Nicholl, John O'Neill, John McClelland, Martin O'Neill, Tom Cassidy, David McCreery (Terry Cochrane 67), Noel Brotherston, Bryan Hamilton, Gerry Armstrong
Coach: Billy Bingham
Goal: M.O'Neill 84

Match Day Programme

Wednesday June 18 1980
Hindmarsh Stadium, Hindmarsh, Adelaide, Australia
Referee: Don Campbell
Attendance: 6,000
AUSTRALIA
Martyn Crook, Ivo Prskalo, Steve Perry (John Nyskohus 46), Tony Henderson, James Muir, James Tansey, John Yzendoorn, Jimmy Rooney (Theo Selemidis 81), Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 75), Eddie Krncevic (John Kosmina 83), Peter Sharne
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goal: Sharne 5
1 - 2 Northern Ireland
James Platt, Jimmy Nicholl, John O'Neill, John McClelland, Chris Nicholl, Martin O'Neill, Thomas Cassidy (Brian Hamilton), Terence Cochrane, Noel Brotherston, Gerry Armstrong, William Hamilton (Colin McCurdy)
Coach: Billy Bingham
Goals: Brotherston 70, McCurdy 80

The third and final game of the series marked the 100th and final international for Jimmy Rooney.

Match Day Programme

Sunday August 24 1980
Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 4,800
AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Muir (John Yzendoorn 46), Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, Murray Barnes, Ken Boden (John Coyne 78), Peter Sharne, Eddie Krncevic, Phil O'Connor (Mark Jankovics 46)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Boden 57 pen, Yzendoorn 72
2 - 2 Mexico
Ignacio Rodriguez, Mario Trejo (Miguel Fuentes 75), Alfredo Tena, Arturo Vasquez Ayala, Ramon De La Torre, Jose Luis Gonzalez, Pedro Munguia, Armando Manzo (Hector Tapia 78), Ricardo Castro, Juan Azuara (Cristobal Ortega 65), Juan Luna
Coach: Raul Cardenas
Goals: Castro 40, Gonzalez 83

The other international side to tour Australia in celebration of the centenary year was Mexico who played two matches against the Socceroos.

Match Day Programme

Tuesday August 26 1980
Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia
Referee: Chris Bambridge (Australia)
Attendance: 8,000
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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Cautions: Henderson, Tansey
Goal: Cole 58
1 - 1 Mexico
Gregorio Cortez (Ignacio Rodriguez 30), Miguel Fuentes, Alfredo Tena, Arturo Vazquez Ayala, Ramon De La Torre, Armando Manzo, Pedro Munguia, Juan Luna, Jose Luis Gonzalez (Hector Tapia 75), Ricardo Castro, Juan Azuara (Cristobal Ortega 62)
Coach: Raul Cardenas
Goal: Castro 67

Match Day Programme

Tuesday November 11 1980
Panathinaikos Stadium, Athens, Greece
Referee: Vasilis Vourakis (Australia)
Attendance: 11,300
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
Coach: Altekas Panagoulis
Goals: Damanakis 25, Domazos 67, Dalikaris 89 pen
3 - 3 AUSTRALIA
Greg Woodhouse (Alan Maher 70), Steve Perry, Murray Barnes, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Tony Henderson, Alan Davidson, Peter Sharne, Gary Cole (Theo Selemidis 64), Eddie Krncevic (Arno Bertogna 75), Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 46)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Cole 24, Barnes 84, Selemidis 88

Australia embarked on a two month 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.

Tuesday December 2 1980
Municipal Stadium, Beer Sheva, Israel
Referee: Zvi Sharir (Israel)
Attendance: 5,000
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
Coach: Jack Mansell
0 - 1 AUSTRALIA
Alan 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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goal: Cole 28 pen

Australia' next A international opponent was Israel.

Friday December 5 1980
Hong Kong
Referee: Chan Tam Sum (Hong Kong)
Attendance: 9,548
Hong Kong
Chan Van Ngok, Lai Sun Cheong (Tsang Shek Cheong 36), Hugh McCrory, 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
Coach: Not Recorded
Caution: Ngok 44
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, Gary Cole, Eddie Krncevic
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Cautions: Yzendoorn 54, Prskalo 68
Red Card: Boden 30

Australia' next A international opponent was Hong Kong. The home side fielded a former Scottish professional Hugh McCrory who would emigrate to Australia and go onto a long coaching career in the Sydney state league scene.

Sunday December 7 1980
Senayan Stadium, Djakarta, Indonesia
Referee: Kossain Katradiredja (Indonesia)
Attendance: 60,000
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)
Coach: Not Recorded
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), Steve Hogg, Eddie Krncevic (Jamie Paton 75)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Caution: Hogg
Goal: Henderson 13

Australia' final A international opponent on the tour was Indonesia.
 

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