Sam Jenkins (footballer)
|Full name||Samuel David Jenkins|
|Date of birth||17 February 1987|
|Place of birth||Napier, New Zealand|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|2000-2007||Napier City Rovers||57||(34)|
|2004-2008||Hawke's Bay United||61||(10)|
|2008||→ Western Suburbs||7||(9)|
|2006-2007||New Zealand U20||11||(7)|
|2008-present||New Zealand U23||7||(0)|
|2006-2008||New Zealand A||3||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 13 April 2008.
† Appearances (Goals).
Jenkins started off his club career for Napier City Rovers in the year 2001. He progressed through the Junior ranks to the 1st team where he made 67 appearances scoring 34 goals from Midfield.
In 2004 aged 17 whilst still at School he signed for Napier in the inaugural 2004/05 New Zealand Football Championship. He has since made over 60 appearances for Hawkes Bay in the NZFC scoring 10 goals.
Is currently unsigned.
Jenkins has represented New Zealand at Under 20, Under 23 and A level. His first cap for the NZ Under 20s was against Australia in Sydney in May 2006 where he scored the winning goal in a 1-0 win for New Zealand. He then scored a double two days later to help New Zealand to a 3-1 win over Australia and their first ever series win. He was third top goal scorer (4) at Oceania World Cup Qualifying tournament in January 2007 in Auckland where he helped New Zealand qualify for the 2007 Fifa Under 20 World Cup in Canada. He started all 3 matches in Canada against Portugal (0-2), Gambia (0-1) and Mexico (1-2) and was one of New Zealands stand out players.
In 2008 he was called into the New Zealand under 23 Olympic team for matches against Chile in Wellington which saw New Zealand gain their first ever win (1-0) against South American opposition on home soil. He was included in the New Zealand squad for the football tournament at the Summer Olympics in Beijing becoming New Zealand Olympian 1050. He played in New Zealands 3 group matches against China (1-1), Brazil (0-5) and Belgium (0-1).
Also has won 3 caps for New Zealand A
Grew up in Napier, New Zealand with his family, Mum (Jude), his late father (Dave) and his younger sister Chloe. He attended Porrit Primary School, Tamatea Intermediate and Napier Boys High School where he excelled at both cricket (represented both Hawkes Bay and Central Districts while at School) and soccer.
- Napier City Rovers 2000-2007
- Hawkes Bay United 2004 – present
- New Zealand U-20s 2006-2007
- New Zealand U-23s 2008 – present
- Team Wellington 2008-2009
- Miramar Rangers 2010
- Central United 2011-2012
- "FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007 – List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. p. 15. Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
- Sam Jenkins – FIFA competition record
- Sam Jenkins player profile at the NZ Soccer website (English)