Chad Coombes

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Chad Coombes
Personal information
Full name Chadwick Reuben Coombes
Date of birth (1983-09-09) 9 September 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Hamilton, New Zealand
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Waitakere United
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Hamilton Wanderers ? (3)
2002 Melville United ? (3)
2003 North Shore United ? (1)
2003–2004 Football Kingz 6 (0)
2004 Central United ? (5)
2004–2010 Auckland City 112 (9)
2010–2011 Fleet Town 19 (2)
2011–2012 Auckland City 11 (4)
2012–2014 Waitakere United 26 (2)
2014–2015 WaiBOP United 14 (5)
2015– Waitakere United 5 (0)
National team
2010– New Zealand 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 4 March 2010

Chadwick Reuben Coombes (born 9 September 1983) is a New Zealand born association football player who currently plays as a midfielder for Waitakere United in the ASB Premiership. Before joining Auckland City in 2004, he played for the Football Kingz in the now defunct Australian NSL.[1]

Club career[edit]

Coombes played with the Football Kingz in the National Soccer League before it went defunct, and moved to Auckland City FC. He has represented Auckland City in their first FIFA Club World Cup appearance in 2006,[2] in which they failed to impress, losing every game, and failing to score a single goal, however he made history when he became one of the first Auckland City players to score in the 2009 competition in which he scored the second goal in their 2–0 win over United Arab Emirates club Al Ahli.[3]

Coombes signed for English Isthmian League Division One South club Fleet Town in September 2010.[4] He made his debut for the club against Eastbourne Town FC away from home, and drew 1–1.[5]

Returning to New Zealand, Coombes re-signed with Auckland City for the 2011-12 ASB Premiership.[6] In 2012, he signed for cross town rivals Waitakere United[7]

Coombes signed for WaiBOP United for the 2014–15 ASB Premiership season[8] Despite showing promise for the club on the pitch, he returned to Waitakere United for the 2015–16 ASB Premiership season.[9]

International career[edit]

Coombes made his international debut on 3 March 2010 after being called up to the national team for their pre-world cup friendly against Mexico as a replacement for Craig Henderson who was injured whilst training for his club.[10] New Zealand would go on to lose the game 2–0.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Coombes was a teacher of physical education and health at Rutherford College in Auckland.[12] He then moved to Massey High School where he continued to teach physical education and health. He also took on the role of coaching the girls first XI. He is currently the Director of Sport at Onehunga High School in Auckland.

Club career statistics[edit]

All-Time Club Performances
Club Season Australia NSL Finals Asia Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Football Kingz
(National Soccer League)
2003–04 6 0 6 0
Club Total 6 0 6 0
Club Season New Zealand NZFC Club World Cup Oceania Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Auckland City FC
(New Zealand Football Championship)
2004–05
2005–06 4 0 4 0
2006–07 2 0 3 0 5 0
2007–08 20 1 4 1 24 2
2008–09 17 2 3 3 20 5
2009–10 14 1 3 1 4 2 21 4
Club Total 51 4 5 1 18 6 74 11
Career totals
Last updated 11 April 2010

Honours[edit]

With New Zealand Auckland City

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 21 December 2009. 
  2. ^ 2006 FIFA Club World Cup – New Zealand squad
  3. ^ Maddaford, Terry (11 December 2009). "Soccer: Gritty win adds to NZ's dream run". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "FA Cup Preview". GetHampshire.co.uk. 23 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kiwi International makes Fleet debut". Fleet Town FC. 18 September 2010. Retrieved 16 October 2010. 
  6. ^ "Centurion back for Auckland". New Zealand Football. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "2012–2013 SQUAD". Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Anderson, Ian (5 August 2014). "Coombes returning to play for WaiBop United". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "FAMILIAR FACES MAKE RETURN". 3 November 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  10. ^ "Coombes plays for place in cup team". nzherald.co.nz. 4 March 2010. 
  11. ^ New Zealand 0 – 2 Mexico
  12. ^ Coombes: What an experience

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