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Harry Williams

b. 1951

Harry Williams (b. 1951) was the first Indigenous footballer to represent Australia at international level. After playing at club level for Sydney's St George, Harry was first selected for the Socceroos in 1970, when the side embarked on a gruelling international tour. He was a member of the Australian side that reached the 1974 World Cup Finals in West Germany - until late 2005, the 1974 team was the only Socceroos outfit ever to achieve Finals qualification. In all, Harry Williams represented Australia seventeen times. Known for his blinding speed on the left flank, he was still running professionally into the mid-1980s.

Updated 2018