First among equals - that is what a few of the immortals of St George were. Some had been elevated to that pedestal because of their playing abilities, others because of their personalities. To celebrate the club's silver jubilee, 10 players were chosen to represent an elite group:
- Les Schauman
- John Galambos
- John Warren
- Victor Fernandez
- Manfred Schaefer
- Attila Abonyi
- George Harris
- Harry Williams
- Mike Denton
- Petar Banicevic
Warren, Schaefer, Abonyi and Williams were selected in the 1974 FIFA World Cup squad by coach, Rale Rasic. Their careers have become part of Australian football folklore. However, less is known about Schauman, who was a born match-winner with an abundance of talent. He possessed tremendous speed with the ball, perfect balance and stunningly accurate shooting ability.
Galambos was an old-fashioned centre-forward, who galvanised his own team with his special brand of enthusiasm. Then there was Fernandez from San Lorenzo's Boedo district of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His spinning, bending "banana" shot a trademark of his game. He was a dead-ball master.
A superbly fit and dedicated athlete, Harris embodied the St George spirit. He became an asset to club and country on the right-wing, during the seventies. His mental approach was something to be admired.
Denton was a natural scoring machine. The locals compared him to Jimmy Greaves or Gerd Müller. Coach, Frank Arok, noticed his natural instinct and deadly finishing in the goalmouth. Denton's low centre of gravity was a nightmare for tall Australian defenders.
Banicevic was a polished pillar of his defence. His superb positioning, anticipation and sheer physical power made him into a star. He was also a precise penalty-taker. In these 10 players, St George fans had witnessed some of the best soccer in the country.
This design is a tribute to 10 pioneers of the Australian game.
St George Immortals T-shirt
- 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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