Jacob Spoonley

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Jacob Spoonley
Personal information
Full name Jacob Spoonley
Date of birth (1987-03-03) 3 March 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth New Zealand
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Auckland City
Number 1
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Southern United FC
2005–2007 Auckland City 32 (0)
2007–2008 Wellington Phoenix 0 (0)
2008 Miramar Rangers 8 (0)
2008–2013 Auckland City 43 (0)
2012 Wellington Phoenix (loan) 1 (0)
2013–2014 Wellington Phoenix (loan) 2 (0)
2013–2014 Team Wellington
2014– Auckland City
National team
2004–2007 New Zealand U-20 15 (0)
2008 New Zealand U-23 9 (0)
2007– New Zealand 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 April 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 March 2013

Jacob Spoonley (born 3 March 1987) is a New Zealand goalkeeper playing for Auckland City.

Football career[edit]

In 2005, Spoonley played for Auckland City for two seasons. He left to the Wellington Phoenix in 2007 after a successful Under 20 World Cup in Canada.

He returned to Auckland City in late 2008 as the no. 1 choice for goalkeeper. Since returning to City he has helped them win three O-League titles in four seasons and has made two appearances at the FIFA Club World Cup.

In October 2012, Spoonley was loaned to Wellington Phoenix for one week due to both regular keepers (Mark Paston and Glen Moss) being out on international duty. He played one game against Melbourne Heart, which was drawn 1–1. As a result of his performance he was voted as the goalkeeper in Fox Sports' team of the round.

International career[edit]

He was the 1st choice keeper for New Zealand's matches at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada.

Spoonley was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing.[1] He played in New Zealands 3 group matches against China (1–1), Brazil (0–5) and Belgium (0–1).

He made his New Zealand senior debut on 19 November 2008 in a 2–0 loss to Fiji after coming on as a substitute following the sending off of Glen Moss.[2][3]

International goals and caps[edit]

New Zealand's goal tally first.

International career statistics[edit]

New Zealand national team[4]
Year Apps Goals
2008 1 0
2013 1 0
Total 2 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Fiji get the best of Kiwis". FIFA.com. 19 November 2008. Retrieved 21 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Jacob Spoonley at National-Football-Teams.com

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