Andrew Howe

About Andrew Howe

Andrew is Australia’s leading football statto. His work has been used extensively by governing bodies, media outlets and many other football-related organisations since the mid 1990s. Andrew’s collection of national team, national league statistics and history is treated as the official record by FFA.

Home-based Socceroos back in vogue

After more than a decade of overseas-based players dominating selection for the Socceroos, Australian-based players are back in significant numbers. Seven players from Australia’s 2014 World Cup squad were based in the A-League. While still by no means a majority, it is a substantial shift from the previous three World Cup campaigns where Australian-based players hardly got a look-in for the big matches. The 2015 Asian Cup squad also included seven A-League players – most whom appeared in the winning final [...]

By | February 20th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

The changing face of the player base

The diversity of A-League players, in terms of their nationalities, ancestries and where they developed, continues to expand. It’s a trend partly consistent with what happened over 28 seasons of the former National Soccer League (NSL), where a league of players mostly born and raised in Australia, England and Scotland in 1977 transformed to have almost zero British-born players by the time the NSL closed down in 2004. In terms of FIFA country of affiliation, 28 nationalities were represented at [...]

By | November 20th, 2014|Features|0 Comments
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