Catch an exclusive with Archie Thompson as he recounts the Socceroos‘ epic 2006 World Cup journey, the mind-blowing celebrations that occurred mid-tournament, and the story behind his jaw-dropping 13-goal world record.

Archie opens up about the gritty climb to football’s zenith. From the Olympics to leading Melbourne Victory, hear firsthand the highs and lows of chasing greatness in sport. This episode is a rare glimpse into the heart of a football legend’s journey.

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00:00:00 – Teaser: What’s Coming Up
00:00:56 – Inside Look: The Little Fish Network
00:01:19 – Guest Spotlight: Archie Thompson
00:01:50 – Kickoff: The Main Event
00:03:26 – Origins: The Making of a Legend
00:14:00 – Turning Point: Going Pro
00:18:55 – Archie’s 13-Goal World Record
00:20:42 – Wild 2006 World Cup Storey
00:27:13 – Trailblasing Moments
00:31:42 – The Retirement Chapter
00:39:08 – Advice for Future Stars
00:43:54 – Record Breaker Insights
00:45:27 – Battling Doubts
00:49:27 – Celebrating 2006 mid-tournament!
00:50:07 – Random Moments
00:57:43 – Quick Hits: Rapid Q&A
00:59:53 – Closing Thoughts

Guest Intro

Today’s guest is a true icon of Australian football, a record-breaker, and a man who has left an indelible mark on the sport.

From the Olympics to his incredible 13-goal haul in a World Cup qualifier to his legendary tenure with Melbourne Victory FC—leading to multiple championships and individual honours, including the A-League Golden Boot. 

Off the field, he’s not just a culinary enthusiast; he’s showcased his skills on Celebrity MasterChef. He is also a committed advocate for children’s rights and a mentor to aspiring footballers.

Give it up for Australian football legend Archie Thompson.

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