List of Australian national soccer team captains

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The following is a list of captains of the Australia national soccer team.

The first Australia captain was Alex Gibb: he captained Australia in the first ever international match, against New Zealand on 17 June 1922. He went on to captain Australia on six further occasion, all against New Zealand during 1922 and 1923. Gibb also captained Australia in their first international on home soil, 9 June 1923, and was the first international captain to win a match. Peter Wilson has the record for most captaincies of Australia, with 60.[1]

This list contains only players who have started full international matches as captain.

Bold denotes the incumbent captain.

# Name First captaincy Last captaincy Caps as captain
1 Gibb, AlexAlex Gibb 17 June 1922 30 June 1923 6
2 Masters, JudyJudy Masters 7 June 1924 26 July 1924 5
3 Maunder, WilliamWilliam Maunder 28 June 1924 28 June 1924 1
4 Smith, GeorgeGeorge Smith 5 June 1933 24 July 1933 3
5 Cameron, AlecAlec Cameron 4 July 1936 18 July 1936 3
6 Coolahan, BillBill Coolahan 3 September 1938 1 October 1938 3
7 Evans, JackJack Evans 10 September 1938 10 September 1938 1
8 Osborne, JimmyJimmy Osborne 24 September 1938 24 September 1938 1
9 Heaney, AlecAlec Heaney 10 May 1947 7 June 1947 2
10 Date, RegReg Date 24 May 1947 14 June 1947 3
11 Drummond, CecCec Drummond 14 August 1948 11 September 1948 4
12 Lawrie, BobBob Lawrie 14 June 1950 23 July 1950 6
13 Jack, TomTom Jack 14 August 1954 10 September 1955 2
14 O'Neill, KevinKevin O'Neill 28 August 1954 1 October 1955 3
15 Marston, JoeJoe Marston 3 September 1955 4
16 Bignall, BobBob Bignall 24 September 1955 23 August 1958 4
17 Scheinflug, LesLes Scheinflug 21 November 1965 8 December 1965 3
18 Hughes, PatPat Hughes 26 November 1965 4 June 1967 7
19 Warren, JohnnyJohnny Warren 5 November 1967 1 December 1970 24
20 Ackerley, StanStan Ackerley 31 March 1968 23 November 1969 3
21 Wilson, PeterPeter Wilson 11 November 1971 13 June 1979 60
22 Rooney, JimmyJimmy Rooney 24 October 1976 31 May 1980 10
23 Marocchi, GaryGary Marocchi 11 June 1978 14 June 1978 2
24 Barnes, MurrayMurray Barnes 18 June 1978 14 August 1981 9
25 Krncevic, EddieEddie Krncevic 26 February 1980 26 February 1980 1
26 Henderson, TonyTony Henderson 11 June 1980 2 December 1980 5
27 Raskopoulos, PeterPeter Raskopoulos 30 August 1981 6 September 1981 2
28 Kosmina, JohnJohn Kosmina 6 October 1982 9 March 1988 25
29 Ratcliffe, DavidDavid Ratcliffe 23 October 1985 23 October 1985 1
30 Watson, JoeJoe Watson 10 August 1986 10 August 1986 1
31 Yankos, CharlieCharlie Yankos 25 August 1986 16 April 1989 30
32 Davidson, AlanAlan Davidson 12 October 1988 12 October 1988 1
33 Wade, PaulPaul Wade 25 August 1990 1 November 1996 46
34 Arnold, GrahamGraham Arnold 6 June 1993 23 March 1996 5
35 Tobin, AlexAlex Tobin 11 February 1995 6 November 1998 30
36 Farina, FrankFrank Farina 18 June 1995 18 June 1995 1
37 Vidmar, AurelioAurelio Vidmar 21 June 1995 28 February 2001 7
38 Okon, PaulPaul Okon 9 October 1996 24
39 Ivanović, MilanMilan Ivanović 15 February 1998 15 February 1998 1
40 Foster, CraigCraig Foster 15 February 2000 15 February 2000 1
41 Kalac, ŽeljkoŽeljko Kalac 4 October 2000 2
42 Muscat, KevinKevin Muscat 9 April 2001 5
43 Vidmar, TonyTony Vidmar 9 June 2001 6
44 Horvat, SteveSteve Horvat 15 August 2001 4
45 Durakovic, MehmetMehmet Durakovic 12 July 2002 2
46 Moore, CraigCraig Moore 18 February 2004 10
47 Schwarzer, MarkMark Schwarzer 21 May 2004 4
48 Skoko, JosipJosip Skoko 6 June 2004 3
49 Viduka, MarkMark Viduka 3 August 2005 17
50 Neill, LucasLucas Neill 7 October 2006 19 November 2013 60
51 Grella, VinceVince Grella 14 November 2006 14 November 2006 1
52 Emerton, BrettBrett Emerton 6 February 2007 3
53 Kewell, HarryHarry Kewell 22 March 2008 3
54 McKay, MattMatt McKay 7 December 2012 7 December 2012 1
55 Jedinak, MileMile Jedinak 5 March 2014 5
56 Cahill, TimTim Cahill 26 May 2014 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Australian National Men’s Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia.