Ivo Prskalo
Personal information
Full name Ivo Prskalo
Date of birth (1948-01-02)2 January 1948
Place of birth Čapljina, Yugoslavia
Date of death 2 September 2010(2010-09-02) (aged 62)
Place of death Sydney, Australia
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1967–1976 Velež Mostar 168 (0)
1977–1982 Marconi Fairfield 141 (0)
National team
1979–1980 Australia 14 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:00, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:00, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Ivo Prskalo (born 2 January 1948 in Čapljina, Yugoslavia, died 2 September 2010 in Sydney, Australia) was a Croatian-born Australian international association footballer who played for Marconi Fairfield in the National Soccer League.

Club career

Prskalo began his senior career with Velež Mostar in the Yugoslav First League. He made 168 appearances in nine seasons with the club, establishing himself as a key defender in the squad managed by Sulejman Rebac. He emigrated to Australia for the inaugural season of the National Soccer League in 1977,[1] joining Marconi Fairfield where he featured in every match under former Socceroos head coach Rale Rasic.

The pinnacle of his club career came in 1979, where at the age of 31, he claimed the honour of NSL Player of the Year in Marconi's championship year under Les Scheinflug.[1] He retired from club football in 1982 at the age of 34, having amassed 141 appearances with the Sydney-based club.[1]

International career

Prskalo made his international debut for Australia at the Sydney Sports Ground in 1979, where Australia were defeated by a touring Partizan Belgrade. His first official 'A' international came later that year against Taiwan in a friendly played in Taipei. His only international goal was a ninth-minute penalty against Czechoslovakia the following year at Olympic Park in Melbourne. In all, he made 27 appearances for his adopted country, 14 of which were 'A' internationals.


With Velež Mostar:

With Marconi Fairfield:

Personal honours:


  1. ^ a b c "Death of former Socceroo Ivo Prskalo". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 September 2010. Retrieved 4 September 2010.