100 years of the Australian men's national football team
21 October 2022

This year marks the centenary of the Socceroos' first international football match, a loss against New Zealand in Dunedin on 17 June 1922.

Since that day, Australia has played 576 games in 68 countries against 102 opponents, a truly international game with a global reach. So to celebrate and for a bit of fun, I created a data-art trilogy to capture that history.

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The idea was to create something beautiful to capture viewers' attention and take them on a journey.

At first glance, each image reveals our game's magnitude and global importance, inviting us to look closer.

As you explore, more detail comes to life as shapes morph into information, exposing every game, every location and every opponent. It is a conversation piece to admire and celebrate the centenary of Australian football.

You can download the high-resolution prints below, which will look great printed and mounted on your wall. Send me a picture on Twitter @macbryla if you decide to print them.

One dataset, Three perspectives


When did Socceroos play?
All 576 matches in chronological order and grouped by year.


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Where did Socceroos play?
All 576 matches grouped by the country where games were played.


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Who did Socceroos play?
All 576 matches grouped by opponent.


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Big thank you to Andrew Howe for providing all the data.

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Here are other publications to celebrate the centenary of our game in Australia.

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