Glen Moss

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Glen Moss
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Moss with Wellington Phoenix in 2009
Personal information
Full name Glen Robert Moss
Date of birth (1983-01-19) 19 January 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 1
Youth career
Runaway Bay
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2002 Gold Coast City (0)
2002–2004 Sydney Olympic 3 (0)
2004 Stanmore Hawks (0)
2004–2005 Bonnyrigg White Eagles (0)
2005–2006 New Zealand Knights 9 (0)
2006–2007 Dinamo Bucureşti 1 (0)
2007–2009 Wellington Phoenix 33 (0)
2009–2010 Melbourne Victory 14 (0)
2010–2012 Gold Coast United 41 (0)
2012– Wellington Phoenix 33 (0)
National team
2002 New Zealand U-20 4 (0)
2004 New Zealand U-23 6 (0)
2006– New Zealand 26 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

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

Glen Robert Moss (born 19 January 1983) is a New Zealand goalkeeper who plays in the A-League for Wellington Phoenix, and has represented New Zealand at international level.

Club career[edit]

Return to the A-League[edit]

In August 2007, Moss signed a two-year contract with A-League new-comers, the Wellington Phoenix as their starting goalkeeper. In his first season he made 20 appearances out of the 21 league games and earned a reputation as a top goalkeeper, and was seen as one of the league's best shot-stoppers. However, injuries and dips in form during 2008–09 saw him share the starting jersey with fellow All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston, making just 13 appearances and keeping 3 clean sheets.

After impressive performances for club and country, Moss attracted interest from A-League champions Melbourne Victory. Moss signed with the Victory for the 2009–10 season as their first choice goalkeeper, but lacklustre performances midway through the season after featuring in the opening 14 rounds of the season saw him overtaken by young-gun Mitchell Langerak as the Melbourne No. 1.

On 19 July it was announced Moss had signed a 2-year deal with Gold Coast United replacing Jess Vanstrattan who had moved to Central Coast Mariners[1] and made his debut on 8 August 2010 against Brisbane Roar.

On 28 March 2012 it was announced he had signed a 3-year contract with A-League club Wellington Phoenix.[2]

International career[edit]

Moss has earned national selection at Under-20, Under-23 and All Whites international level.

He was selected for the U-23's in 2004 to compete in the 2004 OFC Men's Olympic Football Tournament, the qualification tournament for the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Moss gained his first international recognition when called up for the New Zealand squad for a friendly match against Iran in October 2003, however he did not earn his first cap until a 1–0 win over Malaysia in February the following year.[3]

Moss was named in New Zealand's 2009 Confederations Cup squad to travel to South Africa[4] where he played in all three games against Spain, South Africa and Iraq, where he kept a clean sheet and earned the All Whites a 0–0 draw – New Zealand's first point in a major FIFA competition.

In November 2008, Moss was handed a 4-match World Cup ban after swearing at referee Lencie Fred in a dead-rubber 2010 World Cup qualification match against Fiji.[5] He was replaced by Mark Paston for the two World Cup play-off matches against Bahrain at the end of 2009. Following New Zealand's qualification for the World Cup, the ban meant Moss would miss the opening two group games.

On 10 May 2010, Moss was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the World Cup,[6] but saw no action as in a reversal of roles, Paston played all of the All Whites' three games, keeping a clean sheet in the final game against Paraguay as the team missed out on a place in the last 16 despite remaining unbeaten.

International clean sheets and caps[edit]

New Zealand's goal tally first.

International career statistics[edit]

[7]

New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
2005 0 0
2006 7 0
2007 0 0
2008 2 0
2009 5 0
2010 2 0
2011 3 0
2012 2 0
Total 21 0

Career statistics[edit]

As of 7 November 2014

CS = Clean Sheets

Club Season Division League1 Cup International2 Total
Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS Apps CS
Sydney Olympic 2003–04[8] National Soccer League 3 0 3 0
Total 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
New Zealand Knights 2005–06[8][9] A-League 9 0 1 0 10 0
Total 9 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Dinamo București 2006–07[8] Liga I 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 1
Total 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 1
Wellington Phoenix 2007–08[8][9] A-League 20 2 4 1 24 3
2008–09[8][9] 13 3 3 2 16 5
2012–13[9] 6 1 6 1
2013–14[9] 22 5 22 5
2014–15[9] 5 1 1 0 6 1
Total 66 12 8 3 0 0 74 15
Melbourne Victory 2009–10[9][10] A-League 14 2 1 0 15 2
Total 14 2 1 0 15 2
Gold Coast United 2010–11[9] A-League 30 12 30 12
2011–12[9] 11 1 11 1
Total 41 13 0 0 41 13
Career Total 134 27 9 3 3 1 146 31

1 - includes A-League final series statistics
2 - AFC Champions League statistics are included in season commencing during group stages (i.e. ACL 2010 and A-League season 2009–2010 etc.)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Glen Moss to replace Jess Vanstratten". Gold Coast United. 19 July 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/news-display/Moss-returns-to-Phoenix/46554
  3. ^ "A-International Line-ups – 2000–". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 24 September 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Grantley Bernard (5 November 2009). "Moss Sees Red". Herald Sun. Retrieved 10 November 2009. 
  6. ^ "All Whites World Cup squad named". Stuff.co.nz. 10 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  7. ^ Glen Moss at National-Football-Teams.com
  8. ^ a b c d e "Glen Moss » Club matches". worldfootball.net. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Glen Moss (Wellington Phoenix)". Ultimate A-League. 
  10. ^ Glen Moss profile at Soccerway

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