Miramar Rangers AFC

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Miramar Rangers
Miramarrangers.jpg
Full name Miramar Rangers AFC
Founded 1907
Ground David Farrington Park, Wellington
Ground Capacity 3,000
Chairman Peter Chote
Coach Wiremu Patrick
League Central Premier League
2015 7th
Website Club home page

Miramar Rangers AFC is an amateur New Zealand association football club in the Wellington suburb of Miramar. The club is one of the most successful in New Zealand having won the Chatham Cup four times (1966, 1992, 2004 & 2010) and the National League title twice (2002 & 2003). Over the last decade the club has played in the Central Premier League and have won this competition a record six times most recently in 2014.

In 2004 it became one of the founding principal clubs of the Team Wellington franchise in the ASB Premiership.

Club history[edit]

Miramar won the Chatham Cup in 1966, 1992, 2004 and 2010, and were Central Premier League champions in 1997, 2006, 2008 and 2011. Miramar also won the now-defunct National League in 2002 and 2003; the latter was the final National League season.

They sealed the 2011 Central Premier League title in the final game of the season in a hard fought 3-2 win over Wairarapa United at David Farrington Park.

Oceania Footballer of the Century Wynton Rufer played 8 games for the club in the 1982 season.

First-team Squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK Danny Clarke
2 New Zealand DF Tim Schaeffers
3 New Zealand DF Joel Wiechern
4 New Zealand DF George Milne
5 New Zealand DF Thomas Probert
7 New Zealand DF Cole Peverely
8 New Zealand MF Andy Bevin
9 England FW Tom Jackson
10 New Zealand MF Ben Thomas
11 New Zealand FW Mikhail Bredevelt
12 New Zealand MF Niko Kirwan
13 New Zealand MF Patrick Fleming (Captain)
14 New Zealand FW Finn Moore
15 New Zealand FW Richard Bott
16 England FW Ben Harris
17 New Zealand FW Dom Rowe
18 New Zealand DF Chris Conway

Staff and board members[edit]

  • President: New Zealand Peter Becker
  • Chairman: New Zealand Peter Chote
  • Head Coach: New Zealand Wiremu Patrick
  • Assistant Coach: New Zealand Paul Smith
  • Assistant Coach: New Zealand Andy Valentine
  • Goalkeeper Coach: New Zealand Steve Dimakis
  • Manager: New Zealand Ryan Holland
  • Physio : New Zealand Peter Halstead

Major Honours[edit]

Champions (2): 2002, 2003
Champions (6): 1997, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014
Winners (4): 1966, 1992, 2004, 2010

League Records[edit]

Most Appearances:

  • Stu Jacobs 220 1984-00
  • David Chote 209 1983-97
  • Peter Chote 158 1981-87
  • Bobby Peel 122 1986-92
  • Mark Cummings 110 1981-91
  • Costa Leonidas 106 1981-89
  • Brent Pratt 105 1981-89

Most Goals:

  • David Chote 68 1983-97
  • Graham Little 48 2001-03
  • John Murphy 48 1991-98

Biggest Win

  • 7-0 v Canterbury United 2002

Biggest Defeat

  • 0-8 v Chch United 1988

Most Goals in a Season

  • 22 John Murphy 1991

External links[edit]