1980 OFC Nations Cup
|1980 Coupe d'Océanie des nations|
1980 OFC Aibu te Fenua
|Host country||New Caledonia|
|Dates||24 February – 1 March|
|Teams||8 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||1 (in 1 host city)|
|Champions||Australia (1st title)|
|Third place||New Caledonia|
|Goals scored||94 (6.71 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)|| Ian Hunter |
(5 goals each)
The 1980 OFC Nations Cup was held in Nouméa, New Caledonia. The eight participating teams were Australia, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Tahiti. Australia defeated Tahiti 4-2 in the final to secure a championship title which would last for 16 years. The hosts, New Caledonia, defeated Fiji to finish third.
|Alfred Wabealo 61'
Andre Wabealo 73'
Erroll Bennett 85'
|Steve Sumner 47' (pen.)|
|New Zealand||6–1||Solomon Islands|
|Michael Groom 6'
Mark Armstrong 16', 65', 69'
Bill de Graaf 24', 39'
|E. Karitea 66'|
|3||Papua New Guinea||3||1||0||2||6||22||−16||2|
|Danny Moulis ?'
Ian Hunter ?', ?'
Paul Kay ?', ?'
Eddie Krncevic ?', ?', ?'
|Australia||11–2||Papua New Guinea|
|Danny Moulis ?'
Arno Bertogna ?'
Vic Bozanic ?'
Ian Hunter ?', ?', ?'
Eddie Krncevic ?'
Peter Sharne ?', ?', ?', ?'
|Paul Kay 4', 29'
|Andre Wabealo 11'
|1980 OFC Nations Cup|
Coach: Rudi Gutendorf
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Club|
|DF||Alan Davidson||1 June 1960 (aged 19)||1||South Melbourne|
|MF||Arno Bertogna||9 April 1959 (aged 20)||2||Newcastle Australs|
|DF||Danny Moulis||25 July 1960 (aged 19)||0||Sydney Olympic|
|FW||Eddie Krnčević||14 August 1960 (aged 19)||29||Marconi|
|MF||George Christopoulos||11 December 1960 (aged 19)||1||South Melbourne|
|GK||Greg Woodhouse||2 January 1960 (aged 20)||8||APIA-Leichhardt|
|FW||Ian Hunter||10 August 1961 (aged 18)||0||Blacktown City|
|FW||Mark Brusasco||24 August 1960 (aged 19)||0||Brisbane City|
|MF||Paul Kay||18 May 1962 (aged 17)||0||St. George|
|MF||Peter Raskopoulos||22 February 1962 (aged 18)||0||Sydney Olympic|
|MF||Peter Sharne||22 March 1956 (aged 23)||16||Marconi|
|MF||Steve Blair||28 December 1961 (aged 18)||0|
|DF||Steve Hogg||14 February 1960 (aged 20)||1||Brisbane Lions|
|MF||Theo Selemidis||27 October 1959 (aged 20)||0||Heidelberg United|
|DF||Vic Bozanic||30 October 1957 (aged 22)||0||West Adelaide|
|GK||Yakka Banovic||12 November 1956 (aged 23)||0||Derby County|
- Oceania Football
- rec.sports.soccer Statistics Foundation 1980 Oceania Cup results. Accessed 21 February 2010.