Tony Lochhead

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Tony Lochhead
Tony Lochhead.jpg
Lochhead for Wellington Phoenix in the 2009-10 A-League
Personal information
Full name Tony James Lochhead
Date of birth (1982-01-12) 12 January 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Unattached
Youth career
Tauranga City United AFC
Tauranga Boys' College
Otumoetai College
2001–2004 UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Orange County Blue Star 10 (1)
2005–2007 New England Revolution 16 (0)
2007–2013 Wellington Phoenix FC 131 (1)
2014 Chivas USA 20 (0)
National team
1999 New Zealand U17 3 (0)
2003–2004 New Zealand U23 6 (1)
2003– New Zealand 47 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 01:05, 21 September 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 01:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Tony James Lochhead (born 12 January 1982) is a New Zealand footballer who last played with Chivas USA of Major League Soccer.

Playing career[edit]

Youth and college[edit]

Lochhead went to America to play college soccer for UC Santa Barbara in 2001. Lochhead played for the UCSB Soccer team from 2001 to 2004, starting all 83 games he played, and setting a school record for minutes. Lochhead was named first-team All-Big West in 2003, and was a second team All-American and the Big West Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. As a senior, Lochhead helped lead Santa Barbara to the NCAA Championship playing alongside his younger brother Greg Lochhead, where the Gauchos lost to Indiana on penalty kicks.

Professional[edit]

Following his career at Santa Barbara, Lochhead was drafted 33rd overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution. However, at that time he elected not to sign with MLS. He signed with New England in September 2005, some months into the season. On 13 April 2007, the Revolution waived Lochhead, presumably to free up a senior roster spot for former UC Santa Barbara teammate Bryan Byrne, who was signed the same day.

Lochhead in action with Wellington Phoenix FC

On 11 May 2007, Wellington Phoenix of Australia's A-League announced the signing of Lochhead on a two-year contract.[1]

On 29 July 2008, it was announced that Lochhead was given a trial with English Premier League side Middlesbrough.[2] However, on 14 August 2008 it was announced on the Teesside Evening Gazette website that Tony had returned to Wellington Phoenix.[3]

On 25 November 2009 Lochhead made his 50th appearance for the Wellington Phoenix FC in their 6–0 win over Gold Coast United FC. Lochhead was the first Phoenix player to make 50 appearances.[4] On 9 June 2013, Lochhead was released after not being offered a new contract.

In January 2014, it was announced that Lochhead returned to Major League Soccer with Chivas USA.[5][6][7]

International[edit]

Lochhead represented New Zealand at Under 17 and under 23 level[8] before making his full All Whites debut in a 0–3 loss Iran on 12 October 2003.[9] He started every match for the team during 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying,[10] and was included in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad. Lochhead continues to play for the New Zealand national team and helped the Kiwis qualify for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.[11][12]

On 10 May 2010, Lochhead was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[13]

International goals[edit]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 September 2012 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Solomon Islands 4–1 6–1 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Club career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season United States PDL Open Cup SuperLiga Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Orange County Blue Star
(USL Premier Development League)
2004 10 1 10 1
Club Total 10 1 10 1
Club Season United States MLS Open Cup SuperLiga Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
New England Revolution
(Major League Soccer)
2005
2006 16 0 16 0
Club Total 16 0 16 0
Club Season Australia A-League Finals Series Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Wellington Phoenix F.C.
(A-League)
2007–08 18 1 18 1
2008–09 21 0 21 0
2009–10 27 0 1 0 28 0
2010–11 15 0 1 0 16 0
Club Total 81 1 2 0 83 1
Career totals 94 2 1 0 95 2
Last updated 21 February 2011

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lochhead Joins The Phoenix From www.WellingtonPhoenix.com, Posted 11 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Kiwi Lochhead handed Boro trial". BBC Sport. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Arsenal accept Boro's Hoyte bid". Evening Gazette. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ http://www.wellingtonphoenix.com/default.aspx?s=aleague_newsdisplay&id=30157
  5. ^ "Lochhead joins Chivas USA". FIFA.com. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chivas USA bring veteran New Zealand defender Tony Lochhead back to MLS". MLSSoccer.com. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Rodriguez, Alicia (22 January 2014). "Chivas USA sign defender, New Zealand international Tony Lochhead". TheGoatParade.com. Retrieved 4 December 2014. 
  8. ^ Tony Lochhead Profile at NZ Football
  9. ^ "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009. 
  13. ^ "All Whites World Cup squad named". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 

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