Alex Rufer

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Alex Rufer
Personal information
Full name Alex Arthur Rufer[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 19)[1]
Place of birth New Zealand
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)[1]
Playing position Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 14
Youth career
0000–2013 YoungHeart Manawatu
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 YoungHeart Manawatu 5 (0)
2013 Wairarapa United 1 (1)
2013– Wellington Phoenix 4 (0)
2014– Wellington Phoenix Reserves 13 (1)
National team
2013–2014 New Zealand U-17 13 (3)
2015– New Zealand U-20 1 (1)
2015– New Zealand U-23 4 (1)
2015– New Zealand 2 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 May 2015.
† Appearances (goals)

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 September 2015

Alex Arthur Rufer (born 12 June 1996) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a attacking midfielder for Wellington Phoenix.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Rufer is the son of former international New Zealand player Shane Rufer, and the nephew of Oceania Player of the Century Wynton Rufer. He also attended Palmerston North Boys High School.[2]

Club career[edit]

Rufer started his career with YoungHeart Manawatu.

In February 2013, Rufer joined Wairarapa United.[3]

In August 2013, ahead of the A-League season, Rufer signed a three-year contract with Wellington Phoenix.[4] Rufer made his debut for the Wellington Phoenix in the 3–2 away win against Newcastle Jets on 9 February 2014.

International Career[edit]

On 7 September 2015, Rufer made his international debut for New Zealand's national team the All Whites. He came as a second-half substitute and replaced Jeremy Brockie in the 72nd minute in the 1–1 friendly draw with Myanmar on 7 September 2015.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 14. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Worthington, Sam (5 August 2013). "Young Alex Rufer hopes to keep name in lights". Stuff.co.nz. 
  3. ^ Caffell, Gary (21 February 2013). "Rufer to join United". Wairarapa Times-Age. 
  4. ^ "Rufer signs three-year deal with Phoenix". The New Zealand Herald. 2 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Myanmar fight back earns draw". nzfootball.co.nz. Retrieved 2015-09-08.