As part of our countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, we’re profiling every Australian player who's ever been to a FIFA World Cup tournament.
And in our 10th profile piece so far we’re looking back at the career of Garry Manuel, a striker for Australia at the ‘74 tournament in West Germany.
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Cap number: 208
World Cups played at: 1974
Age at World Cup: 24 (now 68)
Clubs played for:
Prague, Pan Hellenic
Best World Cup moment:
A member of Rale Rasic’s squad, Manuel didn’t feature in any of the three group games against West Germany, East Germany or Chile.
Manual made only a handful of appearances in the Green and Gold, with his Socceroos debut coming in a World Cup qualifying win against Japan in Seoul in 1969.
Did you know?
In what turned out to be his last appearance for the Socceroos, Manual scored his one and only goal in a ‘B’ international against Polish club Legia Warsaw in a 2-2 draw in Sydney in 1975.
*Photographs from the Les Shorrock, Laurie Schwab and Anton Cermak collections are used with permission from Deakin University Library, Eileen Shorrock and Mrs Jana Cermak.
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