Jeremy Brockie

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Jeremy Brockie
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Brockie playing for New Zealand in 2013
Personal information
Full name Jeremy Russell Brockie[1]
Date of birth (1987-10-07) 7 October 1987 (age 27)
Place of birth Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 11
Youth career
0000–2002 Richmond Athletic
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003 Nelson Suburbs 24 (12)
2004–2005 Canterbury United 15 (0)
2005–2006 New Zealand Knights 12 (4)
2006 Canterbury United 6 (2)
2006–2007 Sydney FC 7 (0)
2007–2008 Hawke's Bay United 15 (3)
2008 Team Wellington 1 (0)
2009–2010 North Queensland Fury 14 (1)
2010–2012 Newcastle Jets 41 (11)
2012– Wellington Phoenix 29 (5)
2013 Toronto FC (loan) 15 (1)
2015– SuperSport United 0 (0)
National team
2005–2007 New Zealand U20 11 (3)
2008 New Zealand U23 15 (8)
2006– New Zealand 45 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 November 2014.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 September 2014

Jeremy Russell Brockie (born 7 October 1987) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for SuperSport United in the South African Premier Soccer League. He has represented New Zealand at senior international level and at the Olympic Games. He is recognized as the best New Zealand footballer ever with an eye for goal, scoring an impressive 1 goal in 45 appearances for the All Whites.

Club career[edit]

Early years[edit]

Brockie started his youth football for Richmond Athletic and his senior career at Matson's Premier Football League side Nelson Suburbs before going on to play for Canterbury United in the 2004–05 season of the New Zealand Football Championship.

NZ Knights and the A-League[edit]

He was one of the few shining lights for the New Zealand Knights in their debut A-League season, scoring four competition goals from nine starts. His first goals in the A-League were a double against Newcastle Jets at North Harbour Stadium. Brockie also scored a last minute goal against Sydney FC to earn the Knights a point, with his fourth goal coming in his sides final regular season fixture against the Melbourne Victory at Olympic Park in Melbourne. Brockie ended up being joint top goalscorer for the New Zealand club along with Simon Yeo.

On 17 March 2006, the New Zealand Knights announced that Brockie had decided to leave the club and join Sydney FC on a two-year contract.[2][3] Brockie failed to find a regular place in Terry Butcher's first team, included in the starting line-up just twice and figuring in only seven matches of the A-League season. Despite being named in the Sydney FC squad for the AFC Champions League,[4] Brockie was released early from his contract on 6 March 2007 for personal reasons.[5] In July 2007 Jeremy signed for Hawke's Bay in the NZFC, and later for Team Wellington.

In 2009 Brockie signed for new A-League expansion club North Queensland Fury for 2009–10 season.[6] He debuted for the Fury on 17 October 2009, starting in a 1–1 draw at home against the Wellington Phoenix. Brockie scored his first goal on 9 January against Central Coast Mariners. Brockie signed for the Newcastle Jets on 30 March 2010, on a two-year contract.

Wellington Phoenix[edit]

On 14 May 2012 it was announced he had signed a 3-year contract with New Zealand based A-League club Wellington Phoenix.[7] After a prolific preason, Brockie had to wait until the Round 5 fixture against Melbourne Victory to find the back of the net, taking the shot first time on his left foot from outside the box, Brockie managed to beat the goalkeeper off the underside of the crossbar. He followed this up with a stunning free kick to complete his brace in his teams losing effort.

Brockie finished the 2012-13 season with 16 goals in 25 appearances for the Phoenix, finishing second in the A-League golden boot, a bright spot in the Phoenix's poor season where they finished in last place.

In the 2013–14 season, Brockie finished the season with 5 goals in 24 appearances, including the final goal of the season in a 1-4 home defeat to the Melbourne Victory.

Loan to Toronto FC[edit]

Brockie was loaned to Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, where he joined manager Ryan Nelsen, a fellow New Zealander, on 7 May 2013.[8] In his third appearance, Brockie came off the bench to provide the assist for Toronto FC's goal in the 1-1 draw with Philadelphia Union. Brockie scored his first goal with Toronto on 3 July 2013 in a 3-3 home draw to Canadian rivals Montreal Impact.[9] Brockie's loan with Toronto FC expired after the conclusion of the club's match against DC United on 24 August 2013.

International career[edit]

After the 2007–08 season, Brockie moved to Wellington to base himself with the majority of the New Zealand national under-23 football team in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics, playing his winter season with Miramar Rangers. He has since remained in Wellington, signing for Team Wellington for the 2008–09 season.

In January 2006, he received his first call-up for the All Whites, the New Zealand national team, for the series against Malaysia in February 2006. On 19 February 2006, Brockie made his international debut, coming on as a substitute and playing the last twenty minutes of New Zealand's 1–0 win over Malaysia at Christchurch's QE II Stadium.[10] On the 2006 All Whites tour of Europe, he also made appearances off the bench against Georgia, Estonia and Brazil.[10] Brockie has also represented New Zealand at Under-23 and Under-20 level.

On 7 August 2008, Brockie scored for the NZ U23's in the 1–1 draw against hosts China at the Olympic Football Preliminaries from a flicked ball over the defence by teammate Craig Henderson.[11] Brockie was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa.[12] Jeremy Brockie finally scored his first goal for the national team on 9 September 2014 against Uzbekistan, ending a 45-goal drought.[13]

International goals[edit]

Score and result lists New Zealand's goals first
# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 8 September 2014 Pakhtakor Markaziy Stadium, Tashkent, Uzbekistan  Uzbekistan 3–1 3–1 Friendly match

A-League career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New Zealand Knights
(A-League)
2005–06 12 4 12 4
Club Total 12 4 12 4
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Sydney FC
(A-League)
2006–07 7 0 0 0 7 0
Club Total 7 0 0 0 7 0
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
North Queensland Fury
(A-League)
2009–10 14 1 14 1
Club Total 14 1 14 1
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Newcastle Jets
(A-League)
2010–11 14 2 14 2
2011–12 27 9 27 9
Club Total 41 11 41 11
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix
(A-League)
2012–13 24 16 24 16
2013–14 24 5 24 5
Club Total 48 21 48 21
Career totals 122 37 122 37
Last updated 2 May 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Brockie Heads Away". Retrieved 7 March 2007. 
  3. ^ "Brockie signs two-year Sydney FC deal". Retrieved 7 March 2007. 
  4. ^ Cockerill, Michael (14 February 2007). "Culina granted audition as Sydney coach". Sydney Morning Herald (Melbourne). Retrieved 15 February 2007. 
  5. ^ Brockie leaves Sydney
  6. ^ "Fury signs All White striker Brockie". Press.co.nz. 15 November 2008. 
  7. ^ http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/6918015/Jeremy-Brockie-signs-with-Wellington-Phoenix
  8. ^ "Del Piero bypasses All-Stars for Japan". The Age (Melbourne). 
  9. ^ "Impact erase 2-goal deficit to salvage draw with Toronto FC". CBC. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  11. ^ "Ten-man Oly-Whites make gutsy point against China". NZ Football. 8 August 2008. 
  12. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "Jeremy Brockie ends All Whites goal drought". stuff.com. 

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