Louis Fenton

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Louis Fenton
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Fenton playing for New Zealand in 2013
Personal information
Full name Louis Ferenc Puskas Fenton[1]
Date of birth (1993-04-03) 3 April 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Wellington Phoenix
Number 16
Youth career
0000–2011 Tawa A.F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 St Albans Saints 12 (4)
2011–2012 Team Wellington 12 (8)
2012 Melbourne Knights 8 (2)
2012– Wellington Phoenix 77 (4)
National team
2013 New Zealand U-20 6 (5)
2012– New Zealand U-23 7 (3)
2013– New Zealand 6 (0)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17 June 2016.

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17 June 2016

Louis Ferenc Puskas Fenton (born 3 April 1993) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a right back for Wellington Phoenix in the A-League.[2]

Early life[edit]

Fenton, whose mother is Hungarian and whose father is a postman, is named after Hungarian international Ferenc Puskás.[1]

Club career[edit]

Fenton grew up in Tawa, playing for Tawa College and Tawa AFC before heading abroad for a brief stint in the Victorian Premier League with clubs St Albans Saints and Melbourne Knights. He lived during this time in Kings Park, in Melbourne's western suburbs, where he supported the Western Bulldogs Football Club. He scored on his senior professional debut in an A-League match against Sydney FC on 6 October 2012 with a spectacular diving header, courtesy of a Manny Muscat cross. Fenton made 10 starts for the Phoenix in 2013–14 before being sidelined for the year due to a dislocated shoulder suffered in a 3-1 away win to the Western Sydney Wanderers.

International career[edit]

Fenton represented New Zealand under 20s at the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship in Fiji. He was voted the player of the tournament as he helped the team qualify for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[3]

Fenton made his debut for the senior team on the 20 November 2013, in the second leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff against Mexico, substituting Bill Tuiloma in the 50th minute of the game.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 17 June 2016
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
St Albans Saints 2011 Victorian Premier League 12 4 0 0 0 0 12 4
Team Wellington 2011–12 New Zealand Football Championship 12 8 1 3 0 0 13 11
Melbourne Knights 2012 Victorian Premier League 8 2 2 3 0 0 10 5
Wellington Phoenix 2012–13 A-League 25 3 0 0 0 0 25 3
2013–14 10 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
2014–15 22 0 1 0 0 0 23 0
2015–16 20 1 1 0 0 0 21 1
2016–17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 77 4 2 0 0 0 79 4
Career total 99 18 5 6 0 0 104 24

International[edit]

As of 1 June 2015[5]
New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 0 0
2015 2 0
2016 3 0
Total 6 0

Honours[edit]

Country[edit]

New Zealand

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fenton making a name for himself New Zealand Herald, 28 October 2012
  2. ^ "Louis Fenton". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  3. ^ oceaniafootball.com. "Kiwi duo add to accolades". Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: New Zealand 2:4 Mexico". FIFA. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Storm Roux". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 June 2015.