Cliff Sander
Personal information
Full name William Clifford Sander[1]
Date of birth (1931-11-04)4 November 1931
Place of birth Ipswich, Queensland
Date of death 8 February 2022(2022-02-08) (aged 90)
Position(s) Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1948–1958 St Helens
1958–? Brisbane Azzurri
International career
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

William Clifford Sander (4 November 1931 – 8 February 2022), known as Cliff Sander, was an Australian association football player[2] who played as a midfielder.[3]

Club career

Sander played for the Ipswich Tech before moving to St Helens in 1948.[4] He won the Queensland championship with St Helens at the age of 17 and the premiership in 1956.[5] In 1958 he signed with Brisbane Azzurri.[4] With Brisbane Azzurri, he won the premiership in 1961.[4]

International career

Sander made his Australia national team debut in 1950 against New Caledonia.[4] He went on to play 21 times for the Socceroos.[5] Eight of those matches were 'A' internationals. Sander represented Australia at the 1956 Summer Olympics.[6][1]

Personal life

Sander died on 8 February 2022, at the age of 90.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Cliff Sander". Olympedia. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  2. ^ "Australian Player Database -SA". Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  3. ^ Cliff Sander at
  4. ^ a b c d "Vale Cliff Sander". Football Australia. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Vale Cliff Sander". Football Queensland. 10 February 2022. Retrieved 9 March 2022.
  6. ^ "FIFA Player Statistics: Cliff Sander". FIFA. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2009.