Aroon Clansey

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Aroon Clansey
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Personal information
Full name Aroon Rooney Belinda Clansey[1]
Date of birth (1986-02-12) 12 February 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Three Kings United
2011–2012 Canberra United FC
2012 Liverpool LFC 1 (0)
National team
2006– New Zealand 5 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 March 2011

Aroon Belinda Clansey (born 12 February 1986) is an association football player who has represented New Zealand as a goalkeeper at international level.[2] She signed for English FA WSL club Liverpool Ladies in February 2012.[3]

Clansey represented New Zealand U-20 at the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship in Russia, playing all three group games.[4][5][6]

She made her début for the senior national side, the Football Ferns in a 0–2 loss to China on 16 November 2006.[2][7][8] Despite having not made the field in a competitive match since, Clansey continues to be selected as second choice goalkeeper, being named in the squad to contest the Cyprus Women's Cup in 2010,[9] and the Oceania Women's Nations Cup where she made her second appearance.[10]

In 2011, Clansey was signed by Canberra United. She joined the team after leaving her New Zealand club side, Three Kings United.[11] Clansey helped Canberra finish unbeaten and win the 2011–2012 W-League championship, then transferred to the women's section of Liverpool FC—the club she supports.[3] In April 2012 Clansey was appointed as one of eight WSL digital media ambassadors, one from each team, who wear their Twitter account name on their shirt sleeves to raise the profile of the league.[12]

Due to injuries, Clansey only made two competitive appearances for Liverpool. She was released by the club at the end of the season,[13] returning to Canberra United to work as a video analyst.


  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 "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Hamish Bidwell (3 February 2012). "Kiwi goalkeeper jumps at Liverpool opening". The Dominion Post. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Match Report: New Zealand – Australia". FIFA. 17 August 2006. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: Russia – New Zealand". FIFA. 20 August 2006. 
  6. ^ "Match Report: Brazil – New Zealand". FIFA. 23 August 2006. 
  7. ^ "Football Ferns – line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2 September 2009. 
  8. ^ "Football Ferns Caps and Goals". NZ Football. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 12 September 2009. 
  9. ^ "Football Ferns name squad for Aussie, Cyprus Cup". 12 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Ferns continue scoring ways". New Zealand Football. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  11. ^ Gibbs, Russ; Castleton, Thomas (September 2011). "United Sign Kiwi International and Jitka Klimkova Named Canberra United Head Coach". Play (1): 18. ISSN 1839-3756. 
  12. ^ "Women's Super League launches Twitter kit initiative to raise profile". BBC Sport. 4 April 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
  13. ^ "Ladies release 10 players". Liverpool Ladies FC. 17 October 2012. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 

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Aroon ClanseyFIFA competition record