Ben Sigmund

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Ben Sigmund
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Sigmund playing for Wellington Phoenix in 2008
Personal information
Full name Benjamin Robert Sigmund
Date of birth (1981-02-03) 3 February 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Centre Back
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 18
Youth career
-1998 Christchurch United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1998–2002 Christchurch United[1] 76 (14)
2003–2004 Football Kingz 1 (0)
2004–2006 Canterbury United 83 (7)
2006 Fawkner Blues 11 (1)
2006–2008 Auckland City 43 (5)
2008– Wellington Phoenix 138 (7)
National team
1999 New Zealand U17 3 (0)
New Zealand U20 12 (0)
2000– New Zealand 31 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 March 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 January 2014

Benjamin Robert Sigmund (born 3 February 1981[2]) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for A-League club Wellington Phoenix.[3] He has represented New Zealand at under-17, under-20 and senior men's level.

Club career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Born in Blenheim, Sigmund spent his early career with Football Kingz, Canterbury United, Fawkner Blues and Auckland City. He signed for the Wellington Phoenix in 2008. On 9 July 2012 he signed a two-year contract extension keep him with the club until 2015.[4]

International career[edit]

Sigmund made his senior international debut as a substitute in August 2000 against Oman, but did not earn a second cap until 2007,[5] where he earned a call up to play Wales in Wrexham after nearly seven years in the football wilderness. On 6 September 2008 Sigmund scored his first international goal in a 3–1 win over New Caledonia with a header from a corner.[5]

Sigmund was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa,[6][7] and was more recently in the side the beat Bahrain in the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification match on 14 November 2009.

On 10 May 2010, Sigmund was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[8]

Honours[edit]

Personal Honours:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Tony (13 November 2009). "All Whites pair united by Christchurch". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Ben Sigmund profile at Soccerway
  3. ^ Phoenix Sign Sigmund As Final Defender
  4. ^ http://theworldgame.sbs.com.au/a-league/news/1112586/Sigmund-extends-Phoenix-stay
  5. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  6. ^ "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009. 
  7. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 13 June 2009. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "All Whites World Cup squad named". Stuff.co.nz. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.wellingtonphoenix.com/default.aspx?s=aleague_newsdisplay&id=26606

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