Tony Jamieson

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Tony Jamieson
Personal information
Full name Tony Lloyd Jamieson
Date of birth (1974-03-16) 16 March 1974 (age 40)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 182cm
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Tupapa Maraerenga FC
Number 1
Youth career
1981-2000 North Wellington AFC
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Rarotonga, Tupapa Maraerenga FC 5
2001–2005 Wellington United AFC 12
2005–2007 Wairarapa United 1
2007–2008 Wellington 4
2008-2010 Wellington, StopOut FC
2010–2011 Wellington, Island Bay AFC
2011-2013 Tupapa Maraerenga F.C. 9
National team
2000–2012 + still playing Cook Islands 31 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 July 2012.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 July 2012

Tony Lloyd Jamieson (born 16 March 1974, Wellington, New Zealand) is an international footballer[1] who has taken part in four FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns for the Cook Islands national team.[2] He currently plays for Tupapa FC, Rarotonga in the Cook Islands League.[3][4]

Career[edit]

Jamieson is the captain and the most experienced player of Cook Islands Mens National Football Team. He is the goalkeeper, has been a part of the team since 2000 and has played 31 official internationals including Club World Cup international qualifiers. He uses number 1, for his kit.

Jamieson has taken part in four successive FIFA World Cup qualifying campaigns for the Cook Islands, for the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 World Cups.[2] He started his club career in 1981 and has become a member of 9 clubs since then until 2012 (North Wellington United 1981-2000, Tupapa Maraerenga FC 2000-2001, Wellington Diamaonds United 2001-2005, Nadi FC - IDC tournament, 2005, Wairarapa United 2005-2007, Nikao Sokkatak FC, Wellington Olympic AFC 2007-2008, Stop Out FC 2008-2010, Island Bay United 2010-2011).

Jamieson started his career, as a junior player in Wellington, New Zealand playing for North Wellington AFC, in 1981, aged 7.

Nikao Sokkattack and Rarotonga F.C.[edit]

At the age of 27 he became player for Tupapa Maraerenga FC, a local club team in Rarotonga, part of Cook Islands, his mother's birth country. He played in the Cooks for 1 year and then, at the age of 27 and in 2001 was transferred to New Zealand club, Wellington Diamond United.[citation needed]

North Wellington Diamond United[edit]

He played there for 5 years, until the age of 31. New Zealand football, is the second most improved football, after Australian, of the Oceanian zone.

Nadi FC[edit]

In 2005, he became a player of Nadi F.C. in the IDC, Inter-district Cup Tournament.

His greatest football accomplishments have been to receive the man of the match awards in the two biggest internationals of his career. One against Australia in 2000 and the other against New Zealand in 2004. In both games the Cook Islands lost 17-0 and 2-0 respectively.

Jamieson is still playing football in Rarotonga, goalkeeping in the mens premier league competition for Nikao FC at the young age of 39 years. Tony was working for the Cook Islands Football Association in Rarotonga as the Technical Director of Football of the country.

International career[edit]

Debut[edit]

Jamieson made his international debut in 2000 for the Cook Islands National Football Team. He gained recognition on YouTube by siting with the ball for over minute while the Cook Islands were losing 2-0 to Fiji. The Fijians weren't interested in tackling as they were winning. After a minute, Jamieson gave up and threw the ball to a team mate.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SPG Round-up". Fiji Times. August 29, 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "FIFA Player Statistics: Tony Jamieson". FIFA. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Tony Jamieson at National-Football-Teams.com
  4. ^ http://www.worldfootball.net/spieler_profil/tony-jamieson/