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Australia
Nickname(s) Socceroos
Association Football Federation Australia
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Manager James Harrison
Captain Tim Cahill
Most caps Mark Schwarzer (114)
Top scorer Tim Cahill (53)
FIFA code AUS
FIFA ranking
Current 20 (November 2016)
Highest 14 (September 2009)
Lowest 102 (November 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 17 (15 November 2016)
Highest 9 (November 2001)
Lowest 75 (November 1965)
First international
New Zealand 3–1 Australia
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 17 June 1922)
Biggest win
Australia 31–0 American Samoa
(Coffs Harbour, Australia; 11 April 2001)
Biggest defeat
Australia 0–8 South Africa
(Adelaide, Australia; 17 September 1955)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1974)
Best result Round of 16, 2006
Asian Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 2007)
Best result Champions, 2015
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances 6 (First in 1980)
Best result Champions, 1980, 1996, 2000, 2004
Confederations Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1997)
Best result Runners-up, 1997

The Australian national soccer team represents Australia in international men's association football (soccer). Officially nicknamed the Socceroos, the team is controlled by the governing body for football in Australia, Football Federation Australia (FFA), which is currently a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the regional ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) since leaving the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) in 2006.

Australia is the only national team to have been a champion of two confederations, having won the OFC Nations Cup four times between 1980 and 2004, as well as the AFC Asian Cup at the 2015 event on home soil. The team has represented Australia at the FIFA World Cup tournament on four occasions, in 1974, 2006, 2010 and 2014. The team has also represented Australia at the FIFA Confederations Cup three times.

PlayersEdit

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Matthew Ryan 8 April 1992 (age 24) 27 0 Valencia
21 GK Adam Federici 31 January 1985 (age 31) 20 0 Bournemouth
24 GK Mitchell Langerak 22 August 1988 (age 28) 6 0 Stuttgart
2 DF Ivan Franjic 10 September 1987 (age 28) 33 1 Melbourne City
3 DF Jason Davidson 29 June 1991 (age 25) 33 3 Huddersfield Town
5 DF Luke DeVere 5 November 1989 (age 26) 10 1 Brisbane Roar
6 DF Matthew Spiranovic 27 June 1988 (age 28) 41 1 Hangzhou Greentown
13 DF Trent Sainsbury 5 January 1992 (age 24) 17 1 PEC Zwolle
15 DF Shane Cansdell-Sherriff 10 November 1982 (age 32) 4 6 Burton Albion
18 DF Rhys Williams 14 July 1988 (age 28) 18 1 Middlesbrough
19 DF Josh Risdon 27 July 1992 (age 24) 0 0 Perth Glory
20 DF Aziz Behich 16 December 1990 (age 25) 11 2 Bursaspor
22 DF Chris Herd 4 April 1989 (age 27) 4 0 Chesterfield
4 MF Mark Milligan 4 August 1985 (age 31) 51 6 Baniyas
8 MF Robbie Kruse 5 October 1988 (age 27) 46 5 Stuttgart
11 MF Mile Jedinak 3 August 1984 (age 32) 68 9 Crystal Palace
12 MF James Troisi 3 July 1988 (age 28) 37 14 Ittihad
14 MF Tommy Oar 10 December 1991 (age 24) 36 5 Ipswich Town
16 MF Aaron Mooy 15 September 1990 (age 25) 21 7 Melbourne City
7 FW Nathan Burns 7 May 1988 (age 28) 27 6 FC Tokyo
9 FW Matthew Leckie 4 February 1991 (age 25) 38 4 Ingolstadt 04
10 FW Tim Cahill 6 December 1979 (age 35) 96 53 Shanghai Shenhua
17 FW Adam Taggart 2 June 1993 (age 23) 18 16 Fulham
23 FW Jamie Maclaren 29 July 1993 (age 23) 5 3 Brisbane Roar

RecordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

# Name Career Caps Goals Position
1 Mark Schwarzer 1993–2015 114 0 GK
2 Lucas Neill 1996–2013 96 1 DF
Tim Cahill 2004 96 53 FW
4 Brett Emerton 1998–2012 95 20 MF
5 Alex Tobin 1988–1998 87 2 DF
6 Paul Wade 1986–1996 84 10 MF
Mark Bresciano 2001–2015 84 13 MF
8 Luke Wilkshire 2004–2014 80 8 DF
9 Tony Vidmar 1991–2006 76 3 DF
10 Scott Chipperfield 1998–2010 68 12 DF
Mile Jedinak 2008 68 9 MF

Top GoalscorersEdit

# Name Career Goals Caps Position Average
1 Tim Cahill 2004 53 96 FW 0.5521
2 Archie Thompson 2001–2015 36 59 FW 0.6102
3 Damian Mori 1992–2002 29 45 FW 0.6444
4 John Aloisi 1997–2008 27 55 FW 0.4910
5 John Kosmina 1976–1988 25 60 FW 0.4167
Attila Abonyi 1967–1977 25 61 MF 0.4098
7 David Zdrilic 1997–2005 20 30 FW 0.6667
Brett Emerton 1998–2012 20 95 MF 0.2105
9 Graham Arnold 1985–1997 19 56 FW 0.3393
10 Ray Baartz 1967–1974 18 48 FW 0.3750

Recent resultsEdit

Date Opponent Result Scorers Venue Competition
8 September 2015 Chile 7–1 Milligan, Kruse, Burns, Leckie, Taggart 3 Friendly
9 October 2015 Greece 5–0 Troisi 2, Thompson 2, Cahill Friendly
13 October 2015 Portugal 5–2 Thompson, Milligan, Taggart, Burns 2 Friendly
13 November 2015 Italy 6–0 Thompson 3, Franjic, Cahill 2 Friendly
17 November 2015 England 1–1 Cahill Friendly
22 March 2016 Denmark 2–1 Cahill, Leckie Friendly
26 March 2016 Russia 4–1 Thompson 2, Troisi, Taggart (pen) Friendly
2 September 2016 India 7–0 Troisi, Oar, Cahill, Spiranovic, Davidson, Leckie, Williams World Cup qualifying
6 September 2016 China PR 8–0 Troisi 3, Mooy, Cahill, DeVere, Maclaren 2 World Cup qualifying
7 October 2016 United States 6–2 Troisi, Cahill 2, Burns, Taggart, Cansdell-Sherriff Friendly
11 October 2016 South Africa 5–2 Oar, Taggart, Cahill, Maclaren, Cansdell-Sherriff Friendly
11 November 2016 New Zealand 10–0 Doyle (og), Davidson, Troisi, Burns, Cahill, Oar, Taggart 4 World Cup qualifying
15 November 2016 India 10–0 Mooy 2, Cahill, Taggart 2, Troisi, Cansdell-Sherriff 4 World Cup qualifying

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