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Australian Clubs and Their Socceroo Hall of Fame

Post by Cody Shorter / 12 April 2017 / 2 Comments

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*This list was last updated on May 17 2017.

 

Mustafa Amini became the latest player to be capped for the Socceroos in the recent World Cup Qualifier against United Arab Emirates, coming in at number Socceroo #588. That’s a lot of players who have donned the green and gold over the years.

The football landscape in Australian has certainly changed since the first ever official game for the Australian national team in 1922 against New Zealand. Decades ago only our most gifted players plied their trade overseas, whereas we now have roughly 180 professional footballers playing in foreign leagues.

However, the majority of these Australian players have spent time at Australian football clubs at some stage of their careers, whether it be as a young up and comer, or in their twilight years. So which Australian clubs have seen the most current, ex- or former Socceroos in their ranks? We’re glad you asked. We’ve done a bit of digging and have compiled a list of each Socceroo and which Australian Football Clubs they have played for at some point in their career (both at Junior and Senior levels).

As you may be aware, full functionality of this website is coming in July 2017. With full functionality you’ll be able to click on an individual club to see the list of Socceroos that have played for them. Until then, we’ve put together this blog post.

Before we have a look, a few points to note

  • There may (read: will) be some mistakes
  • There will probably be omissions
  • Teams that have merged or been taken over will all appear under the most current Team name. For example, Adelaide Beograd is now listed as White City FC.
  • Whether a player was a future, current or ex-Socceroo at the time of playing for a club, we’ve included them on the list. This is not a list of which clubs have developed Socceroos.
  • Only ‘Full International Matches’ count. Players who have played for Australia against club sides only will not feature on this list. For example, Peter Lewis has played six times for Australia, however all six games were against club teams (3 x Glasgow Rangers, 2 x Iraklis and 1 x Nottingham Forest) so he is not included as having one of the 588 Socceroos caps.

We are two guys, working from limited information. Believe it or not, the Internet hasn’t always been around. If you have knowledge that will add to the accuracy of this list, please get in touch.

So here we go. Counting down the Top 20 List of Australian football clubs who have had the most Socceroos play for them over the years.

Top 20 Clubs

 

Equal 20th

With 25 Socceroos = Central Coast Mariners

 

 

Equal 20th

With 25 Socceroos = Wollongong Wolves (Formerly Wollongong City, Wollongong FC, Wollongong Community FC and South Coast Wolves)

 

19th

With 26 Socceroos = Adamstown Rosebud

 

18th

With 28 Socceroos = Melbourne City (Formerly Melbourne Heart)

 

Equal 16th

With 31 Socceroos = Parramatta Eagles (Formerly Melita Eagles, Melita Soccer Club and Melita Eagles-Newtown)

 

16th

With 31 Socceroos = Melbourne Victory 

15th

With 32 Socceroos = Blacktown City (Formerly Toongabbie Soccer Club)

 

14th

With 33 Socceroos = Hakoah Sydney City East (Formerly Sydney Hakoah, Eastern Suburbs and Sydney City)

 

Equal 12th

With 34 Socceroos = Heidelberg United (Formerly Alexander the Great and Fitzroy United Alexander)

 

Equal 12th

With 34 Socceroos = Adelaide United

 

11th

With 36 Socceroos = Newcastle Jets (Formerly Newcastle United)

10th

With 37 Socceroos = Adelaide City (Formerly Juventus, Adelaide Juventus and Adelaide Force)

9th

With 38 Socceroos = Melbourne Knights (Formerly SC Croatia, Essendon Croatia and Melbourne Croatia)

 

8th

With 39 Socceroos = Sydney FC

 

Equal 6th

With 49 Socceroos = Perth Glory

 

Equal 6th

With 49 Socceroos = St George FC (Formerly Budapest Club, and St. George-Budapest Club)

5th

With 54 Socceroos = South Melbourne (Formerly South Melbourne United, Yarra Park Aias, Hellenic, South Melbourne Lakers and South Melbourne Hellas)

4th

With 61 Socceroos = Sydney United (Formerly Sydney Croatia, South Sydney Croatia and Sydney C.S.C)

3rd

With 71 Socceroos = APIA Leichhardt

2nd

With 73 Socceroos = Sydney Olympic (Formerly Pan-Hellenic)

1st

With 76 Socceroos = Marconi Stallions (Formerly Club Marconi and Marconi-Fairfield)

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