Australia national soccer team records

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

Honours[edit]

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

Player records[edit]

As of 18 November 2014
Players in bold are still available for selection.

Most appearances[edit]

Goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is the most capped player in the history of Australia with 109 caps.
# Name Caps Goals First cap Latest cap
1 Mark Schwarzer 109 0 31 July 1993 8 September 2013
2 Lucas Neill 96 1 27 March 1996 19 November 2013
3 Brett Emerton 95 20 7 February 1998 9 December 2012
4 Alex Tobin 87 2 9 March 1988 6 November 1998
5 Paul Wade 84 10 3 August 1986 1 November 1996
6 Mark Bresciano 81 13 1 June 2001 18 November 2014
7 Luke Wilkshire 80 8 9 October 2004 26 May 2014
8 Tony Vidmar 76 3 6 February 1991 7 October 2006
= Tim Cahill 76 36 30 March 2004 18 November 2014
10 Scott Chipperfield 68 12 25 September 1998 23 June 2010

Top goalscorers[edit]

Midfielder Tim Cahill is the top scorer in the history of Australia with 34 goals.
# Name Goals Caps Avg. First cap Latest cap
1 Tim Cahill 36 76 0.47 30 March 2004 18 November 2014
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
9 Graham Arnold 19 56 0.34 23 October 1985 29 November 1997
10 Ray Baartz 18 48 0.38 28 May 1967 27 April 1974

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 31–0 American Samoa American Samoa 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 April 2001
2 David Zdrilic 8 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 Latest 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 Alex Tobin 30 11 February 1995 6 November 1998
Charlie Yankos 30 25 October 1986 16 April 1989
6 John Kosmina 25 6 October 1982 9 March 1988
7 Johnny Warren 24 5 November 1967 1 December 1970
Paul Okon 24 9 October 1996 7 September 2003
9 Mark Viduka 17 3 August 2005 21 July 2007
10 Craig Moore 13 18 February 2004 6 January 2010

Team records[edit]

Australia's largest ever win was a 31–0 win over American Samoa, a match which has also broken numerous World records.

Largest wins[edit]

# Score Opponent Competition Date
1 31–0 (WR) American Samoa American Samoa 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 11 April 2001
2 22–0 Tonga Tonga 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 9 April 2001
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]

Australia's heaviest defeat was an 8-0 loss to South Africa on 17 September 1955.
# Score Opponent Competition Date
1 8-0 South Africa South Africa ? 17 September 1955
2 6-0 Brazil Brazil Friendly 8 September 2013
= 6–0 France France Friendly 12 October 2013
= 6–0 Brazil Brazil 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup Final 21 December 1997

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