Socceroo 1980 B Matches

Socceroo B Matches for 1980

Written by Thomas Esamie and Greg Stock. Thanks to John Punshon for the cross-referencing of data. Amendments by Misha Miladinovich. For more details see credits.


Australia competed in the Oceania Cup along with New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, New Hebrides and Tahiti. While these were all national squads only PNG was a FIFA endorsed side the rest being considered 'B' games.
Played : February 24 Venue : Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
New Caledonia
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 8 Australia
Greg Woodhouse (Yakka Banovic), Danny Moulis, George Christopulos, Arno Bertogna, Vic Bozanic, Peter Raskopoulos (Ian Hunter), Alan Davidson, Steve Hogg, Paul Kay, Eddie Krncevic, Peter Sharne (Steve Blair)
Goals : Moulis, Hunter x2, Kay x2, Krncevic x3
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Australia competed in the Oceania Cup along with New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, New Hebrides and Tahiti. While these were all national squads only PNG was a FIFA endorsed side the rest being considered 'B' games.
Played : February 28 Venue : Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
New Hebrides
(Lineup unavailable)
0 - 1 Australia
Yakka Banovic (Greg Woodhouse), Steve Hogg, George Christopulos, Steve Blair, Vic Bozanic, Alan Davidson, Theo Selemidis, Paul Kay, Peter Sharne (Mark Brusasco), Eddie Krncevic, Ian Hunter (Danny Moulis)
Goal : Krncevic 26
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


Australia competed in the Oceania Cup along with New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, New Hebrides and Tahiti. While these were all national squads only PNG was a FIFA endorsed side the rest being considered 'B' games.
Played : March 1 Venue : Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Tahiti
(Lineup incomplete)Francis Kenon (sent off), Andre Webealo, Errol Bennet
Goals : Webealo 11, Bennet
2 - 4 Australia
Greg Woodhouse (Yakka Banovic), Danny Moulis (Vic Bozanic), George Christopulos, Steve Hogg, Alan Davidson, Peter Raskopoulos, Arno Bertogna, Theo Selemidis, Ian Hunter (Mark Brusasco), Eddie Krncevic, Paul Kay
Goals : Kay 4, 29, Moulis, Bozanic
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The famous Italian Serie A club AC Milan made a tour of Australia in May 1980 and played against the national side in Sydney.
Played : May 18 Venue : Sydney Sports Ground, Australia
Australia
Allan Maher (Yakka Banovic 46), Paul Degney, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Jim Muir, John Yzendoorn, Jim Campbell (Theo Selemidis 46), Jim Rooney (Andy Bozikas 87), Gary Byrne, Gary Cole, Mark Jankovics
Goals : Cole 40pk, Jankovics 61
2 - 1 AC Milan (ITA)
Antonio Rigamonti, Leonardo Menichini, Claudio Ranieri, Manlio Zanini, Enrico Nicolini, Paolo Bervatto, Walter Novellino, Enzo Romano, Roberto Antonelli, Albertino Bigon, Neiro Ulivieri (Galluzzo 80)
Goal : Antonelli 23
Referee : Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance : 15,000
Coach : Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The Australian squad embarked on an overseas tour to Europe and Asia at the end of the 1980 domestic season. The purpose was for coach Rudi Gutendorf to give his players some more international exposure ahead of World Cup qualifiers in 1981. The first B match played on the tour was against an England B side in Birmingham.
Played : November 17 Venue : St Andrews, Birmingham, England
England B
Gary Bailey, Brendan Batson (Kevin Bond 60), John Bailey, Steve Williams, Joe Gallagher, Billy Wright, Alan Sunderland, Dennis Mortimer, Cyrille Regis (Tony Morley 68), Gordon Cowans, Peter Ward
Goal : Sunderland 51
1 - 0 Australia
Allan Maher, Steve Perry (Theo Selemidis 60), Jim Tansey, Murray Barnes, Ivo Prskalo, Tony Henderson, Alan Davidson (Steven Hogg 21), Peter Sharne, Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 52), Gary Cole (Arno Bertogna 77), Eddie Krncevic
Referee : Peter Reeves (England)
Attendance : 3,292
Coaches : Bobby Robson (England B), Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The next assignment was against Italian club Fiorentina in Florence.
Played November 19 Venue : Florence Stadium, Florence, Italy
Fiorentina (ITA)
Galli (Pellicano 75), Reali, Contratto (Tendi 46), Guerrini (Galbiati 71), Ferroni, Orlandini (Novellino 81), Restelli (Saccheti 46), Casagrande (Manzo 81), Fattori (Desolati 46), Antognoni, Daniel Bertoni
Goals : Antognoni 10, Orlandini 46
2 - 0 Australia
Allan Maher (Greg Woodhouse 55'), Steve Perry, Alan Davidson, Ivo Prskalo, Murray Barnes, Tony Henderson, Peter Sharne, Ken Boden (Theo Selemidis 64), Gary Cole (Mark Jankovics 46), Jamie Paton, Eddie Krncevic
Referee : Raulo Bergamo (Italy)
Attendance : 6,000
Coaches : Paul Carosi (Fioerentina), Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The English club side Leicester City was the next opponent and a game against, among others, rising English star Gary Lineker.
Played : November 24 Venue : Filbert Street, Leicester, England
Leicester City (ENG)
Mark Wallington, Geoff SCott, Mark Goodwin, Tom Williams, Larry May (Jim Melrose 57), John O'Neill, Stewart Hammill, Gary Lineker (Billy Gibson 57), Martin Henderson (Pat Byrne 79), Kevin MacDonald (Paul Ramsey 75), Ian Wilson (Bobby Smith 57)
Goal : Smith 73pk
1 - 2 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Alan Davidson, Murray Barnes, Arno Bertogna, Ivo Prskalo, Tony Henderson (John Yzendoorn 54), Peter Sharne (Mark Jankovics 78), Steven Hogg (Theo Selemidis 89), Eddie Krncevic, Ken Boden (Gary Cole 54)
Goals : Ken Boden 12, 38
Referee : John Hunting (England)
Attendance : 2,476
Coaches : Jock Wallace (Leicester City), Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)


The last game in Europe for the Australians was against Yugoslavian club side Dinamo Zagreb. Although suffering a loss the Australians tour carried on to Israel and then Asia playing a further three full A internationals (see A archive). Pero Brucic is a suspected inclusion in the Zagreb side, we're not sure if it was actually him.
Played : November 27 Venue : Dinamo Stadium, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Dinamo Zagreb (YUG)
Zelimir Stincic (Tomislav Ivkovic 46), Marinko Kurtela, Cedomir Jovicevic, Dzemal Mustedanagic (Marko Mlinaric 46), Srecko Bogdan, Mladen Munjakovic (Dragan Bosnjak 46), Pero Brucic? , Snjezan Snjesko Cerin (Dragutin Dumbovic 56), Stjepan Deveric, Zlatko Krajncar (Moreno 46), Abid Kovacevic (Zvezdan Cvetkovic 63)
Goals : Kovacevic 8, Cerin 25, Munjakovic 37, Bogdan 73
4 - 0 Australia
Greg Woodhouse, Steve Perry, Alan Davidson (John Spanos 46), Murray Barnes, Ivo Prskalo, Tony Henderson (John Yzendoorn 34), Peter Sharne (Jamie Paton 58), Steven Hogg, Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 46), Gary Cole (Theo Selemidis 25), Eddie Krncevic (Arno Bertogna 81)
Referee : Ivan Vinder (Yugoslavia)
Attendance : 3,000
Coach : Miroslav Ciro Blazevic (Dinamo), Rudi Gutendorf (Australia)