Stan Lazaridis

Football | Inducted: 2015

Born: Perth, WA
16 April, 1972

A fleet-footed left winger or fullback, Stan Lazaridis is Western Australia's most capped player with 72 appearances for the Socceroos, 60 in 'A' internationals. He took part in four World Cup campaigns - was in the squad that competed in Germany 2006 and played in the 1997 FIFA Confederations Cup Final. 

Lazaridis also represented the "Olyroos" as one of three overage players at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Born in Perth, Lazaridis began his career in the WA with Kingsway Olympic, Stirling Macedonia and Floreat Athena, before playing three seasons in the N.S.L. with West Adelaide.

In 1995, Lazaridis joined English Premier League Club West Ham for a then record WA transfer fee of £300,000. He played 88 times for the London club over four seasons before moving to First Division club Birmingham City for a fee of £1.7Million.

Lazardis was an integral part of The Blues' promotion to the Premier League - scoring from the spot in the 2002 First Division Playoff Final against Norwich - as Birmingham won on penalties. 

After 222 appearances - including the 2001 League Cup Final - Lazaridis returned home to Perth to finish his career with Perth Glory, retiring in 2008.