Meikayla Moore

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Meikayla Moore
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Moore in 2019
Personal information
Full name Meikayla Jean-Maree Moore[1]
Date of birth (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 26)[1]
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Glasgow City
Number 18
Youth career
Burwood AFC
Avon United
Coastal Spirit
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2017–2018 FC Köln 8 (0)
2018–2020 Duisburg 31 (1)
2020–2022 Liverpool 15 (2)
2022– Glasgow City 0 (0)
National team
2012 New Zealand U17 10 (0)
2012–2016 New Zealand U20 9 (0)
2013– New Zealand 50 (3)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22 January 2021
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21 February 2022

Meikayla Jean-Maree Moore (born 4 June 1996) is a professional footballer who plays as a defender for Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League and the New Zealand national team.[3] In February 2022 Moore scored a perfect hat-trick of own goals in a match for New Zealand against the United States at the SheBelieves Cup.


Moore was a member of the New Zealand U-17 side at the 2012 Women's World Championship, playing in all three of New Zealand's group games.[4]

Moore made her senior début for the Football Ferns as a substitute in a 4–0 win over China on 26 September 2013.[5]

She was part of New Zealand's squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[1]

In April 2019, Moore was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup,[6] however while in France training before the tournament started, Moore snapped her Achilles.[7]

15 months later she had recovered enough from the injury to sign for Liverpool who play in the FA Women's Championship.[7][8]

On 20 February 2022, Moore scored a perfect hat-trick of own goals in a match for New Zealand against the United States at the SheBelieves Cup, all in the first half;[9][10] Moore is the second footballer believed to have recorded a hat-trick of own goals which were not deliberate, after Stan van den Buys.[11][note 1]

International goals[edit]

No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 10 June 2018 Westpac Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand  Japan 1–1 1–3 International Friendly
2. 25 November 2018 Stade Numa-Daly Magenta, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Fiji 5–0 10–0 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
3. 1 December 2018  Fiji 4–0 8–0


  1. ^ By mathematical necessity, at least one hat trick of own goals will have been scored in SO l'Emyrne's infamous 149–0 loss to AS Adema, where all 149 goals were scored by SO l'Emyrne in protest to a refereeing decision in a previous match.


  1. ^ a b c d "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ Profile at NZF
  3. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Squad List – New Zealand". FIFA. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Football Ferns-Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 23 October 2013.
  6. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup".
  7. ^ a b "Football Ferns centre-half makes comeback from Achilles injury". Accident Compensation Corporation. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  8. ^ "New Zealand footballer Meikayla Moore signs with famous English club Liverpool". Stuff. 28 August 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  9. ^ Rollo, Phillip (20 February 2022). "Football Ferns defender Meikayla Moore scores hat-trick of own goals against USA". Stuff.
  10. ^ "Liverpool's Meikayla Moore scores unwanted hat-trick playing for New Zealand". Belfast Telegraph. 20 February 2022.
  11. ^ "What the USWNT learned from New Zealand win despite Meikayla Moore's 3 own goals". 21 February 2022. Retrieved 21 February 2022.

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