In its centenary year over 40 000 participants had registered in competitions facilitated by the Queensland Soccer Federation and its affiliates. This was the largest number of participants of any of the four football codes in Queensland at the time.
QSF recorded 150 mens and women’s senior teams in the Brisbane area alone.
In 1981, The State hosted the Finals of the FIFA World Youth Championship, Four teams – Poland, USA, Uruguay and Qatar – met in a series of matches played under floodlights at Lang Park.
Right: 1983 Players celebrate a 3-0 win over NSW, held at Perry Park as part of the celebrations that marked 100 years of football in Queensland.