Ian Hunter (footballer)

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Ian Hunter
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-08-10) 10 August 1961 (age 52)
Playing position Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Blacktown City
1981-1983 Marconi
1984-1985 Penrith City
1991 Blacktown City
National team
1980 Australia 1 (3)
1980 Australia B 3 (2)
1978-1981 Australia U-20
Teams managed
2003-2004 Springwood
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Ian Hunter (born 10 August 1961) is an Australian former association footballer.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Hunter made his National Soccer League debut for Blacktown City in 1980. In 1981 he transferred to Marconi before a stint at Penrith City. He returned to Blacktown City in 1991.[1]

International career[edit]

In 1978 he toured with the Australian Schoolboy team that played in the United States and Canada.[2]

Hunter played for the Australian under-20 team in 1978 in 1979 FIFA World Youth Championship qualifying matches against Papua New Guinea and New Zealand as well as in a friendly match against Vardar Skopje.[3]

In 1979 Hunter toured with an Australian under-20 team that played matches against a number of club and national youth teams. He played in wins against Hertha Zehlendorf in Wollongong, Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro and a draw against Israel in Paraguay.[4]

Hunter made his full international debut for Australia at the 1980 OFC Nations Cup against Papua New Guinea at the age of 18 years and 200 days. Hunter came on as a substitute at half time in the match before scoring three goals in an 11-2 win for Australia. In four matches at the tournament, including three B international matches, Hunter scored five goals tying with Eddie Krncevic as leading goalscorer.[5][6][7]

In 1981 he played four matches as captain of the Australia under-20 team that made the quarter finals of the 1981 FIFA World Youth Championship held in Australia. He scored a goal in Australia's opening match of the tournament against Argentina, a match Australia won 2-1.[8][9][10]

Coaching career[edit]

Hunter coached Springwood in the New South Wales Second Division in 2003 and 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Player Database - H". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLBOYS FOOTBALL TEAMS". School Sport Australia. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "Young Socceroo Matches for 1978". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  4. ^ "Young Socceroo Matches for 1979". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  5. ^ The Australian National Men's Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia. 
  6. ^ "Socceroo B Matches for 1980". ozfootball.net. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  7. ^ McCullough, Ian (23 December 2009). "Oar to become youngest Socceroo since Kewell". The Roar. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  8. ^ "Match Report - Australia - Argentina". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  9. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Ian HUNTER". FIFA. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  10. ^ Warren, Johnny (10 October 1981). "The Cup's Ours". Sydney Morning Herald. Google New Archive. Retrieved 29 December 2009.