Australia national soccer team records and statistics

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The following details the Men’s Australia national soccer team records, as made by an individual or the team.

Honours[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1997
Third Place (1): 2001
Winners (1): 2015
Runners-up (1): 2011
Winners (4): 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004
Runners-up (2): 1998, 2002

Minor tournaments[edit]

Player records[edit]

As of 10 October 2019
Players in bold are still available for selection.
Players in italics are still active at club level.

Most appearances[edit]

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is the most capped player in the history of Australian men's football with 109 caps.
# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Mark Schwarzer 109 0 31 July 1993 8 September 2013
2 Tim Cahill 108 50 30 March 2004 20 November 2018
3 Lucas Neill 96 1 27 March 1996 19 November 2013
4 Brett Emerton 95 20 7 February 1998 9 December 2012
5 Alex Tobin 87 2 9 March 1988 6 November 1998
6 Paul Wade 84 10 3 August 1986 1 November 1996
Mark Bresciano 84 13 1 June 2001 22 January 2015
8 Luke Wilkshire 80 8 9 October 2004 26 May 2014
Mark Milligan 80 6 7 June 2006 10 October 2019
10 Mile Jedinak 79 20 22 March 2008 26 June 2018

Top goalscorers[edit]

Midfielder Tim Cahill is the top scorer in the history of Australia with 50 goals.
# Name Goals Caps Avg. First cap Latest cap
1 Tim Cahill 50 108 0.46 30 March 2004 20 November 2018
2 Damian Mori 29 45 0.64 4 September 1992 14 July 2002
3 Archie Thompson 28 53 0.53 28 February 2001 8 September 2013
4 John Aloisi 27 55 0.49 12 March 1997 6 February 2008
5 John Kosmina 25 60 0.42 18 August 1976 22 September 1988
Attila Abonyi 25 61 0.41 4 June 1967 25 November 1977
7 David Zdrilic 20 30 0.67 18 January 1997 29 March 2005
Brett Emerton 20 95 0.21 7 February 1998 9 December 2012
Mile Jedinak 20 79 0.25 22 March 2008 26 June 2018
10 Graham Arnold 19 56 0.34 23 October 1985 29 November 1997

Most goals in a match[edit]

Archie Thompson has scored the most goals for Australia in a single match, with 13 goals against American Samoa.
# Player Goals Score Opponent Competition Date
1 Archie Thompson 13 [1] 31–0 American Samoa American Samoa 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 April 2001
2 David Zdrilic 8 [1] 31–0 American Samoa American Samoa 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 April 2001
3 Gary Cole 7 10–0 Fiji Fiji 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification 14 August 1981
4 John Aloisi 6 22–0 Tonga Tonga 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 9 April 2001
Frank Parsons 6 8–1 New Zealand New Zealand Friendly 11 September 1948
6 John Aloisi 5 13–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 June 1997
Damian Mori 5 13–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 June 1997
George Smith 5 10–0 New Zealand New Zealand Friendly 11 July 1936

Most captaincies[edit]

Lucas Neill has captained Australia on 61 occasions, more than any other Australian captain.
# Name Captaincies First captaincy Last captaincy
1 Lucas Neill 61 7 October 2006 19 November 2013
2 Peter Wilson 60 11 November 1971 13 June 1979
3 Paul Wade 46 25 August 1990 1 November 1996
4 Mile Jedinak 36 5 March 2014 26 June 2018
5 Alex Tobin 30 11 February 1995 6 November 1998
Charlie Yankos 30 25 October 1986 16 April 1989
7 John Kosmina 25 6 October 1982 9 March 1988
8 Johnny Warren 24 5 November 1967 1 December 1970
Paul Okon 24 9 October 1996 7 September 2003
10 Mark Milligan 18 20 July 2013 10 October 2019

Team records[edit]

Largest wins[edit]

See Also : Australia 31–0 American Samoa

# Score Opponent Competition Date Ref.
1 31–0 American Samoa American Samoa 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 April 2001 [2]
2 22–0 Tonga Tonga 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 9 April 2001 [2]
3 17–0 Cook Islands Cook Islands 2000 OFC Nations Cup 19 June 2000
4 16–0 Cook Islands Cook Islands 1998 OFC Nations Cup 28 September 1998
5 13–0 Solomon Islands Solomon Islands 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 June 1997

Largest defeats[edit]

Note: The below games only include what have been generally recognised as full internationals. In 1951 a visiting English team played a series of 5 games, and the English side won the 2nd game on 30 June 1951 by a score of 17-0. The 5 matches were considered full internationals by Australia and counted for player cap totals, but not by England, hence their general exclusion from statistics. Another similar unrecognised game was during preparation for the 1956 Summer Olympics the Australian side played a 15-1 loss against the USSR on 15 November 1956.

# Score Opponent Competition Date Ref.
1 0–8 South Africa South Africa Friendly 17 September 1955 [3]
2 0–7 Croatia Croatia Friendly 6 June 1998 [4][5]
3 0–6 Brazil Brazil Friendly 8 September 2013
0–6 France France Friendly 12 October 2013
0–6 Brazil Brazil 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup Final 21 December 1997
1–7 India India Friendly 12 December 1956

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Australia Socceroos Football Soccer History". Socceroos.com.au. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  2. ^ a b "FIFA World Cup™ – Previous Editions". FIFA.com. 2015-02-26. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  3. ^ "South Africa national football team: record v Australia". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  4. ^ "Australia v Croatia by Thomas Esamie". Ozfootball.net. Retrieved 2015-05-03.
  5. ^ "Croatia national football team: record v Australia". 11v11.com. Retrieved 2015-05-03.