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Australia left Oceania and joined the Asian Football Federation on 1st January 2006.
15 Australian Soccer quizzes and 160 Australian Soccer trivia questions.
  Hyundai A-League: 2006-07    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For fans of Aussie soccer, this is for you.
Average, 10 Qns, batista619, Sep 03 16
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  Memorable Australian International Matches   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Supporting the Socceroos (the Australian national team) takes a special kind of person. One who must accept the highs with the inevitable lows! What follows is a tale of successes, heartbreaks, and chewed-down fingernails since the early 1970s.
Average, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Dec 13 08
FussBudget gold member
285 plays
  Queensland Roar: First Two Seasons   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Queensland Roar are one of the eight foundation clubs of Australia's A-League. This quiz covers the Roar's first two seasons in the competition.
Tough, 15 Qns, FussBudget, Dec 13 08
FussBudget gold member
293 plays
  10 Questions on A-League    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the top soccer league in Australia, the A-League.
Average, 10 Qns, boytlax, Aug 10 14
140 plays
  100 Years of Socceroos: 1922-2022    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Australian National Football Team, affectionately known as the Socceroos, has been bringing joy to Aussie football fans for 100 years from 1922 to 2022. Let's take a trip through some of the highlights and interesting moments during this period.
Tough, 10 Qns, patrickk, Oct 28 22
patrickk gold member
Oct 28 22
60 plays
  Melbourne Victory Mania    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Melbourne Victory joined the A-League when it began in 2005. This quiz covers the first two seasons of the club.
Average, 10 Qns, vic6, Dec 13 08
359 plays
  Adelaide United: 2010-11    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about Adelaide United in the 2010-11 season and a few questions from the past.
Average, 10 Qns, Helo_King, Mar 26 11
142 plays
  Australian WC Qualifying Campaigns    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Every four years the hopes of Aussie soccer fans are raised...and then dashed. Enjoy this quiz as we take a look at some of the World Cups that could have been!
Tough, 15 Qns, hews, Dec 13 08
835 plays
  Adelaide United FC    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A short quiz generally about one of the more successful teams in the new Australian A-League competition. If you are an Adelaide United fan, how well do you know the club?
Average, 10 Qns, rickyjlee, Dec 13 08
216 plays
  Aussies in Europe: 2010-11 Edition    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A test of knowledge regarding the many Aussie footballers young and old playing all over Europe.
Average, 10 Qns, Frontale, May 02 11
152 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was Adelaide's very first manager?

From Quiz "Adelaide United: 2010-11"

  National Soccer League History    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although the least popular of the main ball sports in Australian society, soccer/football is still very much a part of the Australian sports scene.
Tough, 10 Qns, minardifan, Dec 13 08
470 plays
  History of Australian Soccer    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a reasonably difficult quiz, but if you know Australian soccer history, you should be fine.
Average, 10 Qns, Dwyer_9, Dec 13 08
647 plays
  Socceroos World Cup 2006    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a few questions on how well you know the Socceroos in their 2006 World Cup season!
Average, 10 Qns, jono1b1, Dec 13 08
825 plays
  10 Questions about A-League    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A selection of trivia and facts about the Australian A-League.
Tough, 10 Qns, macosal, Oct 04 11
199 plays
  Newcastle United Jets: 2007-08    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz about the A-League champions of 2007-08, the Newcastle United Jets.
Average, 10 Qns, batista619, Jan 09 09
177 plays
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Australian Soccer Trivia Questions

1. The Socceroos were called up to play their first ever match on 17th June 1922. Who was their opponent?

From Quiz
100 Years of Socceroos: 1922-2022

Answer: New Zealand

The team was formed for a three match tour of New Zealand. They lost two matches and drew the other. This first XI was only comprised of players from New South Wales and Queensland.

2. Which club won the Grand Final in 2006, at the end of the inaugural 2005-06 season of the A-League?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: Sydney FC

Sydney FC defeated Central Coast Mariners 1-0 in the Grand Final. Adelaide United finished first at the end of the regular season as minor premiers, but did not make the Grand Final (they were knocked-out by Sydney FC). Melbourne Victory finished the regular season in second last place (7th out of 8 teams).

3. Who was the first player to score a goal in the A-League?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: Carl Veart

Veart scored for Adelaide against Newcastle in the first game of the A-league- on Friday 26th August 2005, in a 1-0 win for Adelaide. The other three options scored later in the weekend.

4. Brett Emerton had been a staple for which English Premier League side since joining from Feyenoord Rotterdam in 2003?

From Quiz Aussies in Europe: 2010-11 Edition

Answer: Blackburn Rovers

Since joining Blackburn in 2003, he had played over two hundred games for the club across both domestic and European competitions. He has also established himself as a key member of the Socceroos squad, playing in two World Cups, two Confederations Cups, two Asian Cups, and the 2000 Summer Olympics.

5. Who wore Adelaide United's number 1 in the 2010-11 season?

From Quiz Adelaide United: 2010-11

Answer: Eugene Galekovic

Mark Birighiti was the second choice keeper, and Cristiano didn't play for the Reds.

6. What is the common nickname for Adelaide United FC?

From Quiz Adelaide United FC

Answer: Reds

It did not start that way. The original strip of Adelaide United had all 3 state colours of South Australia: red, blue, and gold. It was later that Adelaide eventually adopted an all-red kit.

7. Who did Queensland Roar defeat in their inaugural A-League fixture, at the start of the 2005-2006 season?

From Quiz Queensland Roar: First Two Seasons

Answer: New Zealand Knights

New Zealand Knights only lasted the first two seasons of the A-League. They were subsequently replaced in the A-League for Season Three by Wellington Phoenix. Many Roar fans may breathe a sigh of relief at the Knights' demise. During season two they were somewhat of a bogey team, defeating the Roar twice.

8. Who was captain of the Melbourne Victory in their inaugural season, upon the formation of the A-League in 2005?

From Quiz Melbourne Victory Mania

Answer: Kevin Muscat

Kevin Muscat has captained almost every team he has ever played for.

9. When was the National Soccer League (NSL) established?

From Quiz National Soccer League History

Answer: 1977

Established after the success of the Australian team that made it to the 1974 World Cup in Germany, Australia took its first small steps towards a national competition in 1977.

10. How many goals did Australia score in the 1974 World Cup Finals?

From Quiz History of Australian Soccer

Answer: 0

Australia played in 1974 but did not score a goal, losing their first matches 2-0 and 3-0, and drawing their third 0-0.

11. Which South American team defeated Australia in the final play-off in the qualifiers, for a spot in the 2002 World Cup finals?

From Quiz Australian WC Qualifying Campaigns

Answer: Uruguay

Uruguay overcame a one goal deficit from the Australian leg of the series and won 3-0 in Montevideo.

12. Which FIFA World Cup, held in England for the first time, was the first edition for which the Socceroos entered into the qualification process?

From Quiz 100 Years of Socceroos: 1922-2022

Answer: 1966

Despite forming in 1922, Australia's geographic isolation and the lack of fast air travel limited the opportunities to play against the best nations from Europe and South America. It took over 40 years for the Socceroos to have their first crack at qualifying for the biggest stage in world football. After all other applicants from Africa and Asia pulled out, they lost against North Korea (the two remaining teams) over two matches and failed to qualify.

13. Which player scored five goals in the 2007 A-League Grand Final?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: Archie Thompson

Archie Thompson scored 5 goals in a 6-0 win over Adelaide United. Danny Allsopp played in the game but failed to score. Steve Corica scored the winner in the previous year's Grand Final (which was the first A-League grand final); and Mark Bridge scored the winner in the following year's Grand Final.

14. October 2006: Why did Adelaide coach John Kosmina take his infamous choke hold on Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: Muscat pushed him off his chair

Muscat pushed Kosmina off his chair whilst rushing to retieve a ball for a throw-in at the Telstra Dome in October 2006. Muscat was given a two match suspension for the incident, whilst Kosmina received a four match sideline ban. The match finished Melbourne v Adelaide 0-1.

15. Who was Adelaide's captain in the season?

From Quiz Adelaide United: 2010-11

Answer: Travis Dodd

Marcos Flores and Mathew Leckie were new to the club while Monterosso didn't play much.

16. What is the seating capacity of Hindmarsh Stadium, the home ground of Adelaide United?

From Quiz Adelaide United FC

Answer: 15,500

It is possible to extend the capacity of the stadium by standing room, but the seating capacity is fixed.

17. Hamburg, 14th June 1974. Australia play their first ever match in the World Cup Finals. What was the score on this historic day and which country were their opponents?

From Quiz Memorable Australian International Matches

Answer: East Germany 2 Australia 0

It was the then communist country of East Germany that provided Australia's first World Cup Finals hurdle. Ultimately, the match ended in disappointment but not dishonour, with the newly-nicknamed Socceroos losing 2-0. This was certainly a much closer score than the doom-sayers had envisaged, making a mockery of predictions of scorelines that were closer to double figures. Col Curran sent the East Germans on their way with a 56th minute own goal, which they added to in the 68th minute, courtesy of Joachim Streich. Australia's line-up on this momentous day was: Jack Reilly, Doug Utjesenovic, Peter Wilson, Manfred Schaefer, Col Curran, Ray Richards, Jim Mackay, Jim Rooney, John Warren, Adrian Alston & Branko Buljevic. Four days later, Australia faced the might of West Germany, also in Hamburg, losing 3-0 to goals by Wolfgang Overath, Bernhard Cullmann and Gerd Mueller. Mueller later scored the winner in the Final as West Germany defeated Johan Cruyff's Netherlands 2-1. Australia's final match was on 22nd June in Berlin, against Chile. In the pouring rain, the match finished in a goalless draw. Australia finished the tournament with one point, no goals and bottom of their group. But the seeds had been sown. But boy, did it take a long time for them to grow!

18. What colours adorned Queensland Roar's home playing strip?

From Quiz Queensland Roar: First Two Seasons

Answer: Orange shirts, blue shorts, maroon socks

The choice of colours is one that, at least at the club's inception, drew criticism from some quarters that it showed too many connections to Queensland Lions (the local football team, not the national AFL team). The orange is representative of the Dutch influence on the club that later became Brisbane, then Queensland, Lions. That club was originally known as Hollandia, a name that was dropped when attempts were made by the then governing body to lessen the ethnic aspect of the game. The reason for this was to market football to the greater Australian public (an attempt to shed the perception that the round ball game was only played by foreigners) and also to try to water down some of the ethnic-related violence that had blighted the game. Out went names like Hellenic, Polonia, Hollandia and Azzurri. In all, the issue of Queensland Roar having that former affiliation is not one that appears to have made any difference. The maroon shorts are an obvious link to Queensland.

19. Where did the Melbourne Victory finish in their inaugural season of 2005-06?

From Quiz Melbourne Victory Mania

Answer: 7th

The A-Lweague was formed with 8 teams. Melbourne Victory were the worst ranked Australian based team, only ranking higher than New Zealand Knights.

20. Who was the winner of the first NSL competition in 1977?

From Quiz National Soccer League History

Answer: Sydney City

Sydney City were the winners of the first NSL competition in 1977, beating the Marconi Stallions.

21. How many goals did Australia score in the 1978 World Cup Finals?

From Quiz History of Australian Soccer

Answer: 0

Australia did not qualify for the finals in '78, and hence they did not score a goal.

22. Who knocked Australia out in the final play-off in the qualifying phase for the 1998 World Cup?

From Quiz Australian WC Qualifying Campaigns

Answer: Iran

In November 1997 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Iran scored two goals in the final twenty minutes for a 2-2 draw, to snatch the series based on the away goals rule (the first leg in Iran was a 1-1 draw).

23. The Socceroos qualified for the 1974 World Cup in Germany. Their group opponents were West Germany, East Germany and Chile. How many goals did they score in total at this tournament?

From Quiz 100 Years of Socceroos: 1922-2022

Answer: 0

The Socceroos weren't able to get on the scoresheet over three matches, though they did manage to secure a 0-0 draw with Chile in their final match to finish the tournament on one point.

24. How many clubs competed in the 2009-10 A-League season?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: 10

The league initially had 8 clubs in its first season (2005-06), and expanded to 10 teams in 2009-10. Leagues of 18 and 20 teams are in other major soccer leagues around the world.

25. Who was the first person to both play in and coach a team in the A-League?

From Quiz A-League

Answer: Ian Ferguson

Scottish international Ian Ferguson (he played for Rangers during the 1990s) made three appearances for the Central Coast Mariners in the league's first season (2005-06), before going on to coach North Queensland 2009-10) and then Perth Glory. Culina and Vidmar never played in the A-League, and Bosnich had not even retired from football (he was still playing at Sydney Olympic when Ferguson first coached North Queensland in 2009).

26. After being released by Dutch side FC Twente, Nikita Rukavystya joined which second division German side?

From Quiz Aussies in Europe: 2010-11 Edition

Answer: Hertha BSC

Born in Ukraine, Rukavystya moved to Australia at the age of 14. After a successful spell with Perth Glory and a call up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Squad, Rukavystya impressed on trial with FC Twente. He joined Hertha BSC in 2010 after playing for Australia in the 2010 World Cup and assisted the team in gaining promotion back to the first division.

27. What is Adelaide United's nickname?

From Quiz Adelaide United: 2010-11

Answer: The Reds

Adelaide play in red giving them that nickname. Adelaide also go by the name of United, but are mostly known as the Reds.

28. Who was the Brazilian legend that Adelaide United had signed for 4 games in November 2006?

From Quiz Adelaide United FC

Answer: Romario

There was much hope that Romario would score his 1,000th goal while with Adelaide United, but those hopes were to be disappointed.

29. Sydney, 14th July 1988. As part of Australia's Bi-Centenary celebrations, the country plays a round-robin series dubbed the Gold Cup against Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Argentina. What was the final scoreline in the Australia v Argentina match?

From Quiz Memorable Australian International Matches

Answer: Australia v Argentina 4-1

The score was 4-1, against the world chmapions! World Cup winners two years earlier? Maybe so, but it meant nothing in Sydney. In arguably the greatest moment in Socceroo history to that point (excluding the 1974 World Cup), Australia thumped four past the shell-shocked Argentines. Goals were scored by Paul Wade, Vlado Bozinoski and Charlie Yankos, who got two. Yankos' first goal was a rocket of a free kick that must have been at least 35 metres from goal. Argentina's goal was scored by Oscar Ruggeri, but he could have had a hat-trick for all Australia cared! We had four against the World Cup holders! The Aussie teamsheet that famous night read: Jeff Olver, Charlie Yankos, Robbie Dunn, Wally Savor, Graham Jennings, Alan Davidson, Paul Wade, Vlado Bozinoski, Frank Farina, Graham Arnold and Scott Ollerenshaw. For the record, Brazil defeated Australia 2-0 in the Final.

30. Where did Queensland Roar play their home games in their first two seasons?

From Quiz Queensland Roar: First Two Seasons

Answer: Suncorp Stadium

Suncorp Stadium (more affectionately known as Lang Park to old-timers) is a magnificent football stadium within walking distance of Brisbane's central business district. With a capacity of around 50000 spectators, it is also the home to the Brisbane Broncos Rugby League team and the Queensland Reds Rugby Union team. Perry Park is nominally the home of Queensland Football but it's heydey is well since past. I can remember my father taking me there in the 70's to watch touring teams such as Dundee, Birmingham City and Aberdeen. I recall being there on the night that Australia defeated the might of Glasgow Rangers. Ballymore is the home of Rugby Union in Queensland. In mid-2007 it was announced that Ballymore will be redeveloped and will become a Rugby Centre of Excellence. The Australian National Rugby team will be nominally based there. The 'Gabba' is the nickname of the Brisbane Cricket Ground (located in the suburb of Wooloongabba). It is the home ground of the Brisbane Lions AFL team. It has hosted football matches - The Author watched South Africa defeat Brazil 3-1 in a group stage game of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

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