Henry Fa'arodo

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Henry Fa'arodo jr.
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Personal information
Full name Henry Samuel Luito'o Fa'arodo
Date of birth (1982-10-05) 5 October 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Honiara, Solomon Islands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Striker/Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Team Wellington
Number 10
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2001 Nelson Suburbs 35 (11)
2002 Fawkner Blues 15 (8)
2002–2004 Melbourne Knights 33 (4)
2004 Fawkner Blues 8 (5)
2005–2006 Perth Glory 11 (0)
2006 Essendon Royals 20 (8)
2006–2007 Canterbury United 20 (7)
2007 Richmond 22 (7)
2007–2008 Auckland City 6 (0)
2008 Altona Magic 27 (7)
2010–2011 Hekari United
2011 Koloale
2011–2012 Team Wellington 4 (3)
2012 FC Nelson 6 (7)
2012–2015 Team Wellington 29 (12)
2015– Western United
National team
2002– Solomon Islands 53 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 September 2008.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 March 2017

Henry Fa'arodo Jr (born 5 October 1982 in Honiara) is a Solomon Islands professional footballer who currently plays as a striker/midfielder for Team Wellington. He is also captain of the Solomon Island national team.

Club career[edit]

Fa'arodo attended Nelson College from 2000 to 2001, playing for the school's 1st XI football team as well as local club side Nelson Suburbs.[1][2]

He is one of few Solomon Islanders who have played in Australian top-flight football for Perth Glory in the first A-League season and for the Melbourne Knights in the old NSL.

He joined Victorian Premier League side Altona Magic after a stint in New Zealand. In May 2010, he won the Oceania Champions League with Hekari United.[3]

In January 2012, Fa'arodo linked up with Team Wellington in the ASB Premiership.[4]

FC Nelson appointed Henry Fa'arodo as their junior technical advisor for the 2012 winter season and also played for the 1st team helping them to win the league.

International career[edit]

He has frequently represented the Solomon Islands at international level, making his debut at the 2002 OFC Nations Cup against Tahiti. He played in 16 FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[5]

Henry was chosen as a starter on the Oceania All Stars team that faced the LA Galaxy on 6 December 2008 in New Zealand.

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list Solomon Islands' goal tally first.[6]
No Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 9 July 2002 North Harbour Stadium, Albany, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–4 1–6 2002 OFC Nations Cup
2. 10 May 2004 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Tonga 1–0 6–0 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification
3. 2–0
4. 5–0
5. 2 June 2004 Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia  Tahiti 1–0 4–0 2004 OFC Nations Cup
6. 6 September 2005 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Australia 1–1 1–2 2006 F IFA World Cup qualification
7. 25 August 2007 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  American Samoa 5–0 12–1 2007 South Pacific Games
8. 27 August 2007 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  Tonga 3–0 4–0 2007 South Pacific Games
9. 1 September 2007 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  Vanuatu 2–0 2–0 2007 South Pacific Games
10. 5 September 2007 National Soccer Stadium, Apia, Samoa  New Caledonia 1–1 2–3 2007 South Pacific Games
11. 27 August 2011 Stade Rivière Salée, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Guam 1–0 7–0 2011 Pacific Games
12. 2–0
13. 7 September 2011 Stade Hnassé, Lifou, New Caledonia  Fiji 2–1 2–1 (a.e.t.) 2011 Pacific Games
14. 7 September 2012 Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara, Solomon Islands  Tahiti 1–0 2–0 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification
15. 11 September 2012 North Harbour Stadium, Albany, New Zealand  New Zealand 1–2 1–6 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reich, Josh. Henry's here to help, Nelson Mail, 24 March 2012. Retrieved 2 Dec 2012
  2. ^ Nelson College Old Boys' Register, 1856–2006, 6th edition
  3. ^ Waitakere United 2–1 Hekari United – OFC
  4. ^ "Solomons skipper joins Team Wellington". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 7 February 2012. 
  5. ^ Henry Fa'arodoFIFA competition record
  6. ^ "Fa'arodo, Henry". National Football Teams. Retrieved 23 March 2017. 

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