New Socceroos Kit Harks Back to Legends of '74
Posted: Feb 18 2014
Source: (Getty Images: Matt King)
The 2014/15 Socceroos Home Kit was unveiled yesterday, in Sydney. Paying homage to the first Australian World Cup team, the latest edition of the Green and Gold has a distinctly retrospective feel to it.
The writing on the inside of the back of the neck, attests to this, with a quote from 1974 Captain, Peter Wilson: "We can do the impossible."
Socceroos coach, Ange Postecoglou, believes that, going in to Brazil, it is important to remember the groundbreaking achievements of 1974. "The Socceroos will wear a strip that will help inspire our players to represent the values of Australia by paying tribute to the 1974 team."
The main divergence from previous kits is the return to white socks, last seen in the early 1990s with the infamous "Spew Kit".
With the new kit emanating a nostalgic vibe, here's a look at some of Australian Football's iconic kits, from years gone by.
Alan Davidson, in 1988. (Getty)
The Spew Kit of the 1994 World Cup Qualification Campaign. (Getty)
Alvin Ceccoli, in 1998. (Getty)
That famous night in 2003 at Upton Park, London, against England. (Getty)