Australia–New Zealand soccer rivalry

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Australia–New Zealand soccer rivalry
Australia vs New Zealand.jpg
Australia vs New Zealand friendly match at Craven Cottage, London, 9 June 2005
Other namesSocceroos vs. All Whites
Australasia derby
LocaleOceania
TeamsAustralia Australia
New Zealand New Zealand
First meetingNew Zealand 3–1 Australia
Friendly
(17 June 1922)
Latest meetingAustralia 3–0 New Zealand
Friendly
(5 June 2011)
Statistics
Meetings total62
Most wins Australia (38)
Top scorerAustralia George Smith (16)
All-time seriesAustralia wins: 38
New Zealand wins: 13
Draws: 11

The Australian Socceroos and New Zealand All Whites are traditional football rivals.[citation needed] The rivalry is part of a wider friendly rivalry between geographical neighbours Australia and New Zealand in a range of sports including cricket, rugby league, rugby union and netball. Due to the country's similar histories, language, and cultural and sporting interests, this wider rivalry is frequently referred to in the press as analogous to a sibling rivalry.[1] The rivalry was more intense when Australia and New Zealand were both members of the OFC and regularly contested finals of the OFC Nations Cup and top two positions in OFC World Cup Qualification campaigns. It has been less frequent since Australia left the OFC to join the AFC as they now play in separate regional competitions.

Matches[edit]

# Date Competition Venue Home team Score Away team
1 17 June 1922 Friendly Carisbrook, Dunedin New Zealand
3–1
Australia
2 24 June 1922 Athletic Park, Wellington New Zealand 1–1 Australia
3 8 July 1922 Carlaw Park, Auckland New Zealand
3–1
Australia
4 9 June 1923 The Gabba, Brisbane Australia
2–1
New Zealand
5 16 June 1923 SCG, Sydney Australia
2–3
New Zealand
6 30 June 1923 Newcastle Showgrounds, Newcastle
1–4
7 5 June 1933 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane Australia
4–2
New Zealand
8 17 June 1933 SCG, Sydney
6–4
9 24 June 1933
4–2
10 4 July 1936 Logan Park, Dunedin New Zealand
1–7
Australia
11 11 July 1936 Athletic Park, Wellington
0–10
12 18 July 1936 Blandford Park, Auckland
1–4
13 14 August 1948 Basin Reserve, Wellington
0–6
14 28 August 1948 Lancaster Park, Christchurch
0–7
15 4 September 1948 Basin Reserve, Wellington
0–4
16 11 September 1948 Blandford Park, Auckland
1–8
17 14 August 1954 Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne Australia
1–2
New Zealand
18 28 August 1954 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane Australia
4–1
New Zealand
19 4 September 1954 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney
20 16 August 1958 Basin Reserve, Wellington New Zealand
2–3
Australia
21 23 August 1958 Carlaw Park, Auckland New Zealand 2–2 Australia
22 5 November 1967 1967 Vietnam National Day Soccer Tournament , Saigon Australia
5–3
New Zealand
23 9 October 1972 Friendly Senayan Stadium, Jakarta
3–1
24 4 March 1973 1974 FIFA World Cup qualification Newmarket Park, Auckland New Zealand 1–1 Australia
25 16 March 1973 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney Australia 3–3 New Zealand
26 29 February 1976 Friendly Newmarket Park, Auckland New Zealand
0–1
Australia
27 2 March 1976 Friendly Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Australia
3–1
New Zealand
28 27 March 1977 1978 FIFA World Cup qualification SCG, Sydney
3–1
29 30 March 1977 Newmarket Park, Auckland New Zealand 1–1 Australia
30 13 June 1979 Friendly New Zealand
1–0
Australia
31 25 April 1981 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand 3–3 Australia
32 16 May 1981 SCG, Sydney Australia
0–2
New Zealand
33 22 February 1983 1983 Trans-Tasman Cup Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
2–1
Australia
34 27 February 1983 Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Australia
0–2
New Zealand
35 21 September 1985 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand 0–0 Australia
36 3 November 1985 Sydney Sports Ground, Sydney Australia
2–0
New Zealand
37 25 October 1986 1986 Trans-Tasman Cup Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand 1–1 Australia
38 2 November 1986 Parramatta Stadium, Sydney Australia
2–1
New Zealand
39 2 September 1987 1987 Trans-Tasman Cup Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Australia 1–1 New Zealand
40 9 September 1987 Hutt Recreation Ground, Lower Hutt New Zealand
1–0
Australia
41 13 March 1988 1988 Olympic Games Qualifying Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney Australia
3–1
New Zealand
42 23 March 1988 Athletic Park, Wellington New Zealand 1–1 Australia
43 12 October 1988 1988 Trans-Tasman Cup Caledonian Ground, Dunedin New Zealand
0–2
Australia
44 16 October 1988 Queen Elizabeth Oval, Bendigo Australia
2–1
New Zealand
45 12 March 1989 1990 FIFA World Cup qualification Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
4–1
46 2 April 1989 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
2–0
Australia
47 12 May 1991 1991 Trans-Tasman Cup Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch New Zealand
0–1
Australia
48 15 May 1991 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Australia
2–1
New Zealand
49 30 May 1993 1994 FIFA World Cup qualification Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
0–1
Australia
50 6 June 1993 Olympic Park Stadium, Melbourne Australia
3–0
New Zealand
51 10 November 1995 1995 Trans-Tasman Cup Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch New Zealand 0–0 Australia
52 15 November 1995 Breakers Stadium, Newcastle Australia
3–0
New Zealand
53 18 January 1997 1997 Opus Tournament Lakeside Stadium, Melbourne
1–0
54 28 June 1997 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification North Harbour Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
0–3
Australia
55 6 July 1997 Parramatta Stadium, Sydney Australia
2–0
New Zealand
56 4 October 1998 1998 OFC Nations Cup Final Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Australia
0–1
New Zealand
57 28 June 2000 2000 OFC Nations Cup Final Stade Pater, Pirae New Zealand
0–2
Australia
58 20 June 2001 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification Westpac Stadium, Wellington
59 24 June 2001 Stadium Australia, Sydney Australia
4–1
New Zealand
60 14 July 2002 2002 OFC Nations Cup Final Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
1–0
Australia
61 29 May 2004 2004 OFC Nations Cup Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide Australia
1–0
New Zealand
62 9 June 2005 Friendly Craven Cottage, London
1–0
63 24 May 2010 MCG, Melbourne
2–1
64 5 June 2011 Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
3–0

Overall summary[edit]

New Zealand playing Australia in 1922, their first match ever
Details Played Australia
wins
New Zealand
wins
Drawn Australia
goals
New Zealand
goals
In Australia 30 22 6 2 72 38
In New Zealand 30 14 7 9 72 28
Neutral venue 4 4 0 0 11 4
Overall 64 40 13 11 155 70

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Player Team Goals in AUS vs NZ games
1 George Smith  Australia 16
2 Frank Parsons  Australia 12
3 George Campbell  New Zealand 7
4 Alec Cameron  Australia 6
Billy Price  Australia
Ron Hughes  Australia
Graham Arnold  Australia
8 Attila Abonyi  Australia 5
9 Ted Cook  New Zealand 4
Jim Kershaw  New Zealand
Charlie Steele, Jr.  New Zealand
Peter Ollerton  Australia

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NZ and Aus Friendship Tested Archived 2015-03-18 at the Wayback Machine", 3news.co.nz

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