Michael Wilson (New Zealand footballer)

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Mike Wilson
Personal information
Full name Michael David Wilson
Date of birth (1980-11-25) 25 November 1980 (age 33)
Place of birth Plimmerton, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
2000–2003 Stanford Cardinal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Minnesota Thunder 47 (1)
2007–2008 Western Suburbs[1]
2009–2010 Aucas 5 (0)
National team
1997 New Zealand U17
2003–2006 New Zealand 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:11, 28 September 2009 (UTC)

Michael David Wilson (born 25 November 1980) is a retired New Zealand soccer midfielder who most recently played for the Ecuadorian club Aucas.[2] Wilson played college soccer at Stanford University and represented New Zealand at the international level.[3]

International career[edit]

Wilson played for New Zealand U-17 at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt, appearing in 2 matches at the finals.[4]

In 2000, Wilson moved to the United States, where he played college soccer for Stanford. Nicknamed, "Sydney," the New Zealander played on teams that won a Pac-10 championship (2001), as well as making two college cups. After graduating, Wilson was selected in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.

He made his full All Whites debut as a substitute in a 0-3 loss to Iran on 12 October 2003[5] and made a total of seven A-international appearances,[3] his final cap an appearance in a 1-1 draw with Estonia on 31 May 2006.[5]

Although he was included in the New Zealand side for the 2003 Confederations Cup finals tournament in France, Wilson did not make an appearance at the tournament.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western suburbs 2007 Squad
  2. ^ http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.club.aucas-quito.2009-2010.2358..en.html
  3. ^ a b "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 24 Sep 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "U-17 World Cup Egypt 1997 - New Zealand squad". FIFA. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 24 Sep 2009. 

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