New Zealand women's national football team

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New Zealand
Nickname(s) Football Ferns[1]
Association New Zealand Football
Head coach Tony Readings
Most caps Hayley Moorwood (66)
Top scorer Wendy Sharpe (30)
FIFA ranking 20
Highest FIFA ranking 16 (December 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 24 (December 2006)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 21–0 Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 11–0 New Zealand 
(Brisbane, Australia; 24 February 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 3 (First in 1991)
Best result Round 1
OFC Women's Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 1983)
Best result Champions (4 titles)

The New Zealand women's national football team, nicknamed the Football Ferns, represents New Zealand in international women's football and is governed by New Zealand Football (NZF). The New Zealand national team qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in China in September 2007, sending the team to their first World Cup in 16 years, and the second since their 1975 debut in international competition.[2]

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
China 1991 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 11 –10 0
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 0 9 –9 0
Germany 2011 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 4 6 –2 1
Canada 2015 To be determined
Total Group Stage 9 0 1 8 5 26 –21 1

Summer Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 –5 1
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 –2 3
Total Quarter-finals 7 1 1 5 5 12 –7 4

OFC Championship[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
New Caledonia 1983 1st 4 3 1 0 24 3 +21
New Zealand 1986 3rd 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
Australia 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9
Australia 1991 1st 4 3 0 1 28 1 +27
Papua New Guinea 1995 2nd 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8
New Zealand 1998 2nd 4 3 0 1 41 3 +38
Australia 2003 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 2 +27
Papua New Guinea 2007 1st 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20
New Zealand 2010 1st 5 5 0 0 50 0 +50
New Zealand 2014 To be determined
Total 4 Titles 37 29 1 7 216 16 +200

Current Squad[edit]

The following is the New Zealand squad in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[3] view · talk

Coach: United Kingdom Tony Readings

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals 2012 club
1 1GK Bindon, JennyJenny Bindon (1973-02-25)25 February 1973 (aged 39) 69 0 New Zealand Hibiscus Coast
2 2DF Percival, RiaRia Percival (1989-12-07)7 December 1989 (aged 22) 70 8 Germany FFC Frankfurt
3 2DF Green, AnnaAnna Green (1990-08-20)20 August 1990 (aged 21) 50 6 Germany Lokomotive Leipzig
4 3MF Hoyle, KatieKatie Hoyle (1988-02-01)1 February 1988 (aged 24) 62 1 Germany Bad Neuenahr
5 2DF Erceg, AbbyAbby Erceg (1989-11-20)20 November 1989 (aged 22) 72 4 New Zealand Fencibles United
6 2DF Smith, RebeccaRebecca Smith (c) (1981-06-17)17 June 1981 (aged 31) 68 4 Germany Wolfsburg
7 2DF Riley, AliAli Riley (1987-10-30)30 October 1987 (aged 24) 61 1 Sweden Malmö
8 3MF Moorwood, HayleyHayley Moorwood (1984-02-13)13 February 1984 (aged 28) 80 10 England Chelsea
9 4FW Hearn, AmberAmber Hearn (1984-11-28)28 November 1984 (aged 27) 59 30 Germany Jena
10 4FW Gregorius, SarahSarah Gregorius (1987-08-06)6 August 1987 (aged 24) 28 15 Germany Bad Neuenahr
11 3MF Yallop, KirstyKirsty Yallop (1986-11-04)4 November 1986 (aged 25) 59 11 Sweden Vittsjö
12 3MF Hassett, BetsyBetsy Hassett (1990-08-04)4 August 1990 (aged 21) 38 4 United States UC Berkeley
13 4FW White, RosieRosie White (1993-06-06)6 June 1993 (aged 19) 35 9 United States UCLA
14 2DF Hill, KristyKristy Hill (1979-07-01)1 July 1979 (aged 33) 19 0 New Zealand Eastern Suburbs
15 2DF Stott, RebekahRebekah Stott (1993-07-17)17 July 1993 (aged 19) 3 0 Australia Melbourne Victory
16 3MF Longo, AnnalieAnnalie Longo (1991-07-01)1 July 1991 (aged 21) 42 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
17 4FW Wilkinson, HannahHannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28)28 May 1992 (aged 20) 33 12 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
18 1GK Rolls, RebeccaRebecca Rolls (1975-08-22)22 August 1975 (aged 36) 14 0 New Zealand Fencibles United

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the national side in the previous 2 years

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Bridgette Armstrong (1992-11-09) 9 November 1992 (age 21) 3 1 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers 3 October 2010
MF Caitlin Campbell (1991-02-02) 2 February 1991 (age 23) 5 1 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers 14 November 2009
MF Terri-Amber Carlson (1990-04-26) 26 April 1990 (age 23) 2 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers 9 March 2011
FW Olivia Chance (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 20) 4 0 New Zealand Claudelands Rovers 12 May 2011
DF Maia Jackman (1975-05-25) 25 May 1975 (age 38) 50 12 New Zealand Western Springs 6 October 2010
DF Elizabeth Milne (1990-12-11) 11 December 1990 (age 23) 6 1 New Zealand Western Springs 1 October 2010
MF Hannah Wall (1991-05-03) 3 May 1991 (age 22) 11 2 New Zealand Three Kings United 12 May 2011
DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-05) 5 June 1996 (age 17) 1 0 New Zealand Coastal Spirit 25 September 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name - Football Ferns...". Stuff.co.nz. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Retrieved 2008-12-05. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Team GB's First Opponents Name Squad". She Kicks. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
Succeeded by
1986 Chinese Taipei 
Preceded by
1989 Chinese Taipei 
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Australia 
Preceded by
2003 Australia 
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China