On 17 November 1970, Australia flew to Athens to play a full-strength Greece at the home ground of Panathinaikos and won 3-1. Australians Adrian Alston, Jim Mackay and George Blues were on target. It was the first time Australia had won an A-international against a European opponent away from home.


Coach Rale Rasic said, "The Ministry of Culture and Sports took us out for dinner at the Parthenon. The hospitality that we were shown at the Acropolis was just out of this world and so were the gifts."


After the game, Greek coach Vasilios Petropoulos said to the local press that the Australians were comparable to countries like Belgium and Czechoslovakia. Upon hearing this, Rasic said he was blown away.


Even though Greece had lost in front of their own crowd, Rasic recalled that after the match a large contingent of Greek fans came to celebrate with the Australians.

Socceroos First European Victory T-shirt

SKU: FC0000041
  • Specifications

    • Unisex, regular fit 
    • Crew neck 
    • Mid-weight, 180 GSM
    • 100% combed cotton
    • Neck ribbing, side seamed, shoulder to shoulder tape, double needle hems, preshrunk to minimise shrinkage
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