John Doyle (soccer, born 1946)

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John Doyle
Personal information
Date of birth (1946-01-17) 17 January 1946 (age 73)
Place of birth Ireland
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1969–1972 South Sydney Croatia
1973 Pan Hellenic
1974–1975 South Sydney Croatia
1976–1978 APIA Leichhardt
1979 Canterbury-Marrickville Olympic
National team
1970 Australia (men) 1 (0)
Teams managed
1988–1989 Australia (women)
1997 Sydney United
2004–2005 Sydney Olympic
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 14:19, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

John Doyle (born 17 January 1946) is an Irish Australian soccer coach and former player who was a forward. He won a single cap for the Australia men's national association football team in 1970 and coached the Australia women's national association football team during 1988.


Born in Ireland, Doyle played club football for various teams in the Sydney area.[1] He made one official international appearance for Australia's male team, as a substitute in a 1–0 friendly win over Israel on 10 November 1970.[2] The match was part of a world tour under new coach Rale Rasic. On the tour Doyle took part in a further six matches, scoring two goals, in games which were not considered full international fixtures.[3]

Doyle was put in charge of Australia's women's team two months before their appearance at the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament (a pilot World Cup) in China.[4] He resigned after the team performed poorly at the 1989 OFC Women's Championship.[5]

In addition to his soccer career, Doyle worked as a high school maths teacher.[6]


  1. ^ Persoglia, Tony; Stock, Greg. "Doyle, John". Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ Esamie, Thomas; Cazal, Jean-Michel; Stock, Greg. "Socceroo Internationals for 1970". Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  3. ^ Esamie, Thomas; Kruger, Andre; Stock, Greg. "Socceroo B Matches for 1970". Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  4. ^ Cockerill, Michael (25 May 1988). "Mandi Gets A Kick Out Of China Trip". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  5. ^ Cooke, Graham (15 June 1989). "Senior duties for Darby". The Canberra Times. p. 18. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ "AESFA Coaches". Australian Elite Soccer-Football Academy. Archived from the original on 25 January 2014. Retrieved 25 January 2014.

External links[edit]

  • "John Doyle". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman. Retrieved 25 January 2014.