1980 Australia Men's National Team Results
Researched by Thomas Esamie, Greg Stock, John Punshon, and Misha Miladinovich, Written by Greg Stock

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Friendly Matches | New Caledonia | New Hebrides | Tahiti | AC Milan | England B | Fiorentina | Leicester City | Dinamo Zagreb

Sources: Soccer World, Soccer Action and Daily Newspapers.

Friendly Matches

Sunday February 24 1980
Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
New Caledonia
Delhumeau, Hnageje, Decoire, Digous, Bearune, Koimdredi, Wayewol, Kamba (Iopue 70), Jacob Xowie, Jean Xowie, Korama (Simin 70)
Coach: Not Recorded
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)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Krncevic (x3), Kay (x2), Hunter (x2), Moulis

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.

Thursday February 28 1980
Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
New Hebrides
Delaveure, Kalsaf, Yalette, R.Nangard, Kaspard, Coulon, Nafoul, Kaisakau, Raquara, Jacobet, J.Nangard
Coach: Not Recorded
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)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goal: Krncevic 26


Saturday March 1 1980
Noumea Stadium, New Caledonia
Referee: Not Recorded
Attendance: Not Recorded
Tahiti
Le Bihan, Tapu, Temorere, Francis Kenon, Burns, Alfred Webealo, Voirin, Haumani, Waoute, Andre Webealo, Errol Bennet
Coach: Not Recorded
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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Kay 4, 29, Moulis, Bozanic

Australia topped their group and met Tahiti in the final who had beaten New Zealand earlier in the group games. Australia won the final played in oppressive heat.

Sunday May 18 1980
Sydney Sports Ground, Moore Park, Sydney, Australia
Referee: Tony Boskovic (Australia)
Attendance: 15,000
AUSTRALIA
Alan Maher (Yakka Banovic 46), Paul Degney, Ivo Prskalo, Jim Tansey, Jim Muir, John Yzendoorn, Jim Campbell (Theo Selemidis 46), Jimmy Rooney (Andy Bozikas 87), Gary Byrne, Gary Cole, Mark Jankovics
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Cole 42 pen, Jankovics 61
2 - 1 AC Milan (Italy)
Antonio Rigamonti, Leonardo Menichini, Claudio Ranieri, Manlio Zanini, Enrico Nicolini, Paolo Bervatto, Walter Novellino, Enzo Romano, Roberto Antonelli, Albertino Bigon, Neiro Ulivieri (Giuseppe Galluzzo 80)
Coach: Massimo Giacomini
Goal: Antonelli 24

The famous Italian Serie A club AC Milan made a tour of Australia in May 1980 and played against the national side in Sydney.

Monday November 17 1980
St. Andrews, Birmingham, England
Referee: Peter Reeves (England)
Attendance: 3,292
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
Coach: Bobby Robson
Goal: Sunderland 51
1 - 0 AUSTRALIA
Alan 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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf

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 the England B side in Birmingham.

Match Day Programme

Wednesday November 19 1980
Florence Stadium, Florence, Italy
Referee: Raulo Bergamo (Italy)
Attendance: 6,000
Fiorentina (Italy)
Giovanni Galli (Giuseppe Pellicano 75), Gian Filippo Reali, Renzo Contratto (Alessio Tendi 46), Giovanni Guerrini (Roberto Galbiati 71), Armando Ferroni, Andrea Orlandini (Giuseppe Novellino 81), Maurizio Restelli (Luigi Saccheti 46), Francesco Casagrande (Andrea Manzo 81), Sauro Fattori (Claudio Desolati 46), Giancarlo Antognoni, Daniel Bertoni
Coach: Paul Carosi
Goals: Antognomi 10, Orlandini 46
2 - 0 AUSTRALIA
Alan 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
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf


Monday November 24 1980
Filbert Street Ground, Leicester, England
Referee: John Hunting (England)
Attendance: 2,476
Leicester City (England)
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)
Coach: Jock Wallace
Goal: Smith 73 pen
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), Steve Hogg (Theo Selemidis 89), Eddie Krncevic, Ken Boden (Gary Cole 54)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
Goals: Boden 12, 38

Match Day Programme

Thursday November 27 1980
Dinamo Stadium, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
Referee: Ivan Vinder (Yugoslavia)
Attendance: 3,000
Dinamo Zagreb (Yugoslavia)
Zelimir Stincic (Tomislav Ivkovic 46), Marinko Kurtela, Cedomir Jovicevic, Dzemal Mustedanagic (Marko Mlinaric 46), Srecko Bogdan, Mladen Munjakovic (Dragan Bosnjak 46) , Snjesko Cerin (Dragutin Dumbovic 56), Petar Brucic, Stjepan Deveric, Zlatko Krajncar (Moreno 46), Abid Kovacevic (Zvezdan Cvetkovic 63)
Coach: Miroslav Blazevic
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), Steve Hogg, Ken Boden (Mark Jankovics 46), Gary Cole (Theo Selemidis 25), Eddie Krncevic (Arno Bertogna 81)
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
 

Last updated: 18 December 2021.