Grant Turner

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Grant Turner
Personal information
Full name Grant John Turner
Date of birth (1958-10-07) 7 October 1958 (age 58)
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1976–79 Stop Out[1] 3 (0)
1980–82 Gisborne City
1982 South Melbourne Hellas
1983–84 Gisborne City
1985 Petone
1986 Miramar Rangers
1987–? Wellington United
National team
1980–1988 New Zealand 42 (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Grant John Turner (born 7 October 1958 in New Zealand) was an association football player who represented New Zealand 42 times in A-internationals from 1980 to 1988,[2] [3] scoring 14 goals.[4] A midfielder with an aggressive playing style, Turner was a no nonsense ball winner and runner who had an eye for goal. He was capable of playing in attack if called upon to do so.

Turner was a member of the All Whites at the 1982 FIFA World Cup in Spain, where they lost all 3 group games to Scotland, USSR and Brazil, but did not play in the finals due to an injury sustained soon after arrival in Spain.[3]

Club history[edit]


  1. ^ Hilton, T. (1991) An association with soccer. Auckland: The New Zealand Football Association. ISBN 0-473-01291-X. p.94
  2. ^ "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 
  3. ^ a b NZ 1982 World Cup Archived 23 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "A-International Scorers – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on 28 February 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008. 

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