Stan Ackerley

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Stan Ackerley
Personal information
Date of birth (1942-07-12) 12 July 1942 (age 75)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Youth career
1959–1961 Manchester United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1961–1962 Oldham Athletic 2 (0)
1962 Kidderminster
1962–1963 Altrincham 17 (0)
1963 Slavia
1964 APIA
1964–1965 Witton Albion
1965–1970 APIA
1973 Croatia
1974–1975 Toongabbie
National team
1965–1969 Australia 27 (0)
Teams managed
1974–1976 Toongabbie
1998–2001 Penrith Panthers
2002–2004 Schofields Scorpions
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Stan Ackerley (born 12 July 1942 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is an Australian former footballer and coach.

Playing career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Ackerley spent two seasons on the books of Manchester United from 1959 until 1961 where he played in the youth team. During the 1961–62 season he played two matches for Oldham Athletic before joining Kidderminster Harriers later in the season. In 1962 he signed for Altrincham, playing 17 matches during the 1962–63 season.[1][2]

In 1963 Ackerley emigrated to Australia where he joined Slavia in the Victorian State League. The following year he moved to the NSW State League where he turned out for APIA. Apart from a short stint back in England for Witton Albion, he played at APIA until 1970.[1]

International career[edit]

Ackerley made his debut for Australia in their 6-1 defeat to North Korea in November 1965 in Phnom Penh.[3] He was captain of the Socceroos in three matches, the first in a match against Japan in Melbourne in 1968. He played the last of his 27 full international matches against Israel in Sydney in December 1969.[4]

Coaching career[edit]

After retiring from football Ackerley coached a number of teams in New South Wales including Toongabbie, Penrith Panthers and Schofields Scorpions. He also spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Canterbury-Marrickville.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Ackerley, Stan". Australian Player Database. OzFootball. Archived from the original on 2011-02-15. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Stan Ackerley". Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Big soccer defeat brings reshuffle". The Age. Google News Archive. 24 November 1965. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  4. ^ The Australian National Men's Football Team: Caps And Captains. Football Federation Australia. 
  5. ^ "Stan Ackerley". Wall of Achievement Awards. Penrith City Council. Retrieved 19 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Warren, Scott (14 October 2008). "Coaches boost Spartans". Blacktown Advocate. Retrieved 19 May 2010.