Amber Hearn

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Amber Hearn
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Personal information
Full name Amber Liarnie Rose Hearn[1]
Date of birth (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 33)[2]
Place of birth Henderson, New Zealand[3]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[2]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
FF USV Jena
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2005 Arsenal Ladies
2005–2006 Doncaster Rovers Belles
2009–2010 Ottawa Fury Women 12 (6)
2011 Lynn-Avon United
2011– FF USV Jena 109 (36)
National team
2004– New Zealand 102[4] (45)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:52, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10:35, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Amber Liarnie Rose Hearn (born 28 November 1984), is an association football player who represented New Zealand at international level,[5] making her senior international debut in a 2–0 loss to Australia on 18 February 2004.[6]

Club career[edit]

At club level she has played in England for Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers Belles.[7] The 2009/10 season she played for the Ottawa Fury Women of the USL W-League.[8] She the returned one year to New Zealand where she played for Lynn-Avon United. After that year she announced her transfer to German Bundesliga side FF USV Jena.[9]

In 2003, she was named New Zealand's football player of the year. At the 2010 OFC Women's Championship she won the golden boot with 12 goals.[10]

International career[edit]

Hearn was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games,[11] starting in each of New Zealand's group games, scoring a penalty as one of New Zealand's goals in the 2-2 draw with Japan.[12] Selected for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany,[13] Hearn again scored against Japan, although they ultimately lost the match 2-1.[14] She played the full 90 minutes in each of New Zealand's games, helping secure their first ever point at a Women's world cup in a 2-2 draw with Mexico.

Hearn holds the record for goals scored for the New Zealand women's team in internationals, scoring her 30th international goal against China in June 2012.[15]

She featured in all New Zealand's three matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Hearn is of Māori descent, and affiliates to the Ngāpuhi iwi.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Players — 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Profile at NZF
  4. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Line-ups, 1998-2005". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame". Doncaster Rovers Belles. Archived from the original on 31 August 2009. Retrieved 31 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "2010 Ottawa Fury Stats". uslsoccer.com. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jena signs Amber Hearn" (in German). womensoccer.de. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Jena signs Amber Hearn" (in German). jenapolis.de. 6 July 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  11. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  12. ^ "Match Report - Japan vs New Zealand". FIFA. 6 August 2008. 
  13. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 – Team New Zealand". FIFA. Archived from the original on 12 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Match Report, Japan - New Zealand
  15. ^ "New Zealand Women's Goalscorers". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  16. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 
  17. ^ "43 Māori athletes to head to Rio Olympics". Te Karere. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 

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