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Frank Loughran

Full name: Francis Patrick "Frank" Loughran
Gender: Male
Born: January 31, 1931 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Died: January 11, 2008 in [unknown], Unknown, Australia
Affiliations: Moreland F. C., (AUS)
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Football


Frank Loughran began his football career in his native Northern Ireland before emigrating to Australia at the age of twenty-three.

His performances in Victoria State League for the Moreland club brought him to the attention of the Australian selectors and, after receiving his Australian citizenship, was called up to the Australian team in 1955. Loughran played 38 times for Australia, although only eight of those appearances are recognized as official “A” internationals, between 1955 and 1960 and scored the second goal when Australia defeated Japan in their Olympic debut. He was elected to the Australian Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999 and took part in the Olympic torch relay the following year.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Men's Football Australia AUS 5T

Men's Football

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G YC RC
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Australia AUS Final Standings 5T 1956-11-23 1 0 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Australia AUS Quarter-Finals Match #4 2 1956-12-01 IND 4, AUS 2 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Football Australia AUS Round One Match #5 1 1956-11-27 AUS 2, JPN 0 1
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