Vaughan Coveny

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Vaughan Coveny
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Personal information
Full name Vaughan Barry Coveny
Date of birth (1971-12-13) 13 December 1971 (age 42)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current club Melbourne Victory (youth assistant)
Youth career
Newlands United
Porirua Viard
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990 Waterside Karori 17 (4)
1991–1992 Miramar Rangers ? (?)
1992–1993 Melbourne Knights 22 (4)
1993–1995 Wollongong Wolves 24 (12)
1995–2004 South Melbourne FC 240 (83)
2004 Essendon Royals 5 (1)
2005–2006 South Melbourne FC 36 (14)
2005–2006 Newcastle Jets (loan) 10 (4)
2006–2007 Newcastle Jets 21 (5)
2007–2009 Wellington Phoenix 27 (1)
2009 South Melbourne FC 14 (4)
2011 Essendon United FC 2 (2)
National team
New Zealand U-23
1992–2006 New Zealand 64 (28)
Teams managed
2010–2011 South Melbourne
2011– Melbourne Victory (youth assistant)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23 July 2009.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 February 2007

Vaughan Coveny (born 13 December 1971) is a former football player, who frequently represented New Zealand from 1992 onwards. Coveny's senior club career spanned 20 years, with his most notable stint being at South Melbourne during their National Soccer League era. He was primarily a striker although he also played as a winger. After retiring from playing, he pursued a coaching career. He now plays with Victorian Provisional 1 team Essendon United F.C.

Club career[edit]

Coveny began his NSL career at the Melbourne Knights, then moved to Wollongong City, but the majority of his career was spent at South Melbourne in the NSL, and later on, Victorian Premier League. He also spent some time in the A-League, playing for the Newcastle Jets and Wellington Phoenix. On Anzac Day 2009 Coveny scored his 100th goal for South Melbourne FC away at John Ilhan Memorial Reserve against Hume City FC.[1] He retired at the end of the 2009 season.

International career[edit]

Coveny made his full New Zealand debut in a 0–0 draw with Fiji on 19 September 1992. He was included in the New Zealand side for both the 1999 FIFA Confederations Cup finals tournament,[2] and the 2003 FIFA Confederations Cup finals tournament.[3] He ended his international playing career with 64 A-international caps to his credit, his final cap gained in a 1–1 draw with Estonia on 31 May 2006.[4]

Coveny became New Zealand's highest goal scorer (still a current record in the New Zealand national football team) on 27 May 2006, when he scored twice in the "All Whites" 3–1 victory over Georgia, bringing his total A-international goal tally to 28,[5][6] and his total including unofficial games to 30 in 71 games, surpassing Jock Newall's long standing record of 28 from only 17 games.[7][8] In January 2009, Coveny announced his retirement from international football.[8] He was also the games record holder for the All Whites, until Ivan Vicelich passed him in 2009.

International career statistics[edit]

[9]

New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
1992 3 0
1993 4 0
1994 0 0
1995 8 1
1996 4 0
1997 8 5
1998 6 3
1999 10 1
2000 0 0
2001 5 9
2002 1 0
2003 5 1
2004 5 6
2005 1 0
2006 4 2
Total 64 28

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list New Zealand's goal tally first.
Date Venue Opponent Result Competition Goals (Total goals)
20 June 1995 Estadio Municipal, Coquimbo  Turkey 1–2 Friendly 1 (1)
25 January 1997 Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney  South Korea 1–3 Friendly 1 (2)
11 June 1997 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Papua New Guinea 7–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 3 (5)
18 June 1997 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Fiji 5–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification 1 (6)
28 September 1998 Lang Park, Brisbane  Vanuatu 8–1 1998 OFC Nations Cup 3 (9)
29 June 1999 National Stadium, Singapore  Singapore 1–0 Friendly 1 (10)
6 June 2001 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Tahiti 5–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 3 (13)
11 June 2001 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Solomon Islands 5–1 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 2 (15)
13 June 2001 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland  Vanuatu 7–0 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 3 (18)
24 June 2001 Stadium Australia, Sydney  Australia 1–4 2002 FIFA World Cup qualification 1 (19)
9 June 2003 University of Richmond Stadium, Richmond  United States 1–2 Friendly 1 (20)
2 June 2004 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide  Vanuatu 2–4 2004 OFC Nations Cup 2 (22)
4 June 2004 Marden Sports Complex, Adelaide  Tahiti 10–0 2004 OFC Nations Cup 3 (25)
6 June 2004 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide  Fiji 2–0 2004 OFC Nations Cup 1 (26)
25 May 2006 Stadion Altenkirchen, Altenkirchen  Georgia 3–1 Friendly 2 (28)

Managerial career[edit]

After retiring, Coveny was announced as South Melbourne's manager for the Victorian Premier League 2010 season.[10] After the team failed to make the finals, his contract was not renewed.

Honours[edit]

New Zealand Young Player of the Year: 1992[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "1999 Confederation Cup Squad". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 3 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Vaughan Coveny". Sporting Heroes. Retrieved 19 September 2008. 
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 
  6. ^ Coveny becomes All Whites greatest scorer
  7. ^ John "Jock" Newall
  8. ^ a b Vaughan Coveny calls time on career
  9. ^ Vaughan Coveny at National-Football-Teams.com
  10. ^ http://www.smfc.com.au/news/793/vaughan-coveny-appointed-coach-of-smfc/
  11. ^ "Honours List". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 

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