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Les Shorrock soccer photographs


Les Shorrock soccer photographs


The Les Shorrock collection of soccer photographs contains approximately 15,000 to 20,000 photographs taken mostly by Les Shorrock and dating from the 1970s through to the 1990s. The photographs depict coaches, administrators and teams, as well as both still and action shots of players. A small representative example of photographs from the collection have been digitised.


Photographic collections

Items in the Les Shorrock soccer photographs collection

Peter Wilson
Peter Wilson, Australia's inspirational captain in 1974 at the World Cup in West Germany, seen here playing for the Western Suburbs in the Philips Soccer League (National Soccer League of Australia) in the 1970s.

[Soccer collection - photo index]
The Photograph Index was prepared by Les Shorrock and provides a list of the people who feature in the various photographs in the soccer collection.

Weinstein, Blatter, Cavan, Wallace
Michael Weinstein (left) and George Wallace (right), respectively Chairman and Secretary of the Victorian Soccer Federation, flank Sepp Blatter (then General Secretary of FIFA) and Harry Cavan of Northern Ireland and Vice President of FIFA, during a…

Peter Ollerton
Peter Ollerton (centre) heads for goal for the Socceroos against Iran at Olympic Park in Melbourne in front of a full house on 14 August 1977.

Peter Blasby
Peter Blasby of Croatia makes a flying save. This picture won the National Soccer Photographer of the Year award in 1982 for Les Shorrock.

Jimmy Rooney and Trevor Cherry
Socceroo Jimmy Rooney and English star Trevor Cherry prior to the international in Sydney on 31 May 1980.

Harry Williams
Harry Williams at Footscray, the first person of Aboriginal heritage to play soccer for Australia, c.1980.

Alan Davidson, Josip Biskic, John Markovski
Three icons of the game of soccer in Australia. Alan Davidson (left), Josip Biskic (centre) and John Markovski of Preston (right). c.1980s.

Charlie Yankos and Warren Spink
Two Socceroos in close-quarter action for their clubs. Charlie Yankos (left) and Warren Spink (right), c.1980s.