New Zealand national football team

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New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)All Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football (NZF)
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachDanny Hay
CaptainWinston Reid
Most capsIvan Vicelich (88)
Top scorerChris Wood (33)
Home stadiumNorth Harbour Stadium
Sky Stadium
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 103 Steady (25 August 2022)[1]
Highest47 (August 2002)
Lowest161 (April–May 2016)
First international
 New Zealand 3–1 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 17 June 1922)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 13–0 Fiji 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 August 1981)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 0–10 Australia 
(Wellington, New Zealand; 11 July 1936)[2]
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1982)
Best resultGroup stage (1982 and 2010)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions (1973, 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2016)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best resultGroup stage (1999, 2003, 2009 and 2017)

The New Zealand men's national football team (Māori: Tīma hoka a-motu o Aotearoa) represents New Zealand in men's international football competitions. The team is governed by the governing body for football in New Zealand, New Zealand Football (NZF), which is currently a member of FIFA and Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The team's official nickname is the All Whites (Māori: Ōmā).[4] New Zealand is a five-time OFC champion.

The team represented New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1982 and 2010, and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments in 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2017. Because most New Zealand football clubs are semi-professional rather than fully professional, most professional New Zealand footballers play for clubs in English-speaking countries such as England, the United States and Australia. However, there are also New Zealand footballers who now play for clubs in European league such as Italy, Denmark, and Turkey.[5]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

New Zealand playing Australia in 1922

New Zealand's first international football match was played in Dunedin at the old Caledonian Ground on 23 July 1904 against a team representing New South Wales. New Zealand lost by the game's only goal, but drew with the same team 3–3 in a game at Athletic Park, Wellington seven days later.[6] The following year the team played a Wellington representative side on 10 June before embarking on a tour of Australia, during which they played eleven representative sides, including three "test matches" against New South Wales. Of these three matches they won one, lost one, and drew one.

New Zealand playing against Israel during the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

A New Zealand national team did not play again until 1922, when New Zealand played three official full internationals against Australia, played at Carisbrook in Dunedin, Athletic Park in Wellington, and Auckland Domain. The results were two 3–1 wins to New Zealand and a 1–1 draw in Wellington.[7][8] In 1927, Canada became the second team to play in New Zealand as they played in four official matches with a win and a draw.[9]

New Zealand would become one of the founder members of the Oceania Football Confederation in 1966 which was founded between Charlie Dempsey and his Australian colleague Jim Bayutti in founding the federation.[10]

1980s success[edit]

According to Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, up until the 1980s "the high visibility of British migrants in the All Whites, as well as in the game's administration and domestic club scene, attracted negative comments". The All Whites qualified for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, losing all three of its games by multiple goals. Of the 22-man squad, 11 members were born in the United Kingdom, including seven in England alone. This included the captain Steve Sumner and striker Steve Wooddin, who had both played club football in England before immigrating. However, over the following decades the composition of the national squad changed and "the face of football became increasingly Kiwi".[11]

Since the 1990s, United States college soccer has played a significant role in the development of New Zealand players. This influence began when former Scotland international Bobby Clark returned to the U.S. after his 1994–96 stint as New Zealand head coach to take the head coaching job at Stanford University (he now holds the same position at Notre Dame). Clark began recruiting in New Zealand, and former New Zealand national players Ryan Nelsen and Simon Elliott played for him at Stanford. The trend that Clark started has continued to the present; more than two dozen New Zealanders are now playing for NCAA Division I men's programs in the U.S.[12] A common next step in these players' career paths is a stint in Major League Soccer; ESPN soccernet journalist Brent Latham speculated in a March 2010 story that New Zealand's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad could have more MLS players than the U.S. squad.[12][13] However, Latham's speculation did not prove true, as only one MLS player made the New Zealand squad for the World Cup. New Zealand formerly competed against Australia for top honours in the OFC. However, after Australia left to join the AFC in 2006, New Zealand were left as the only seeded team in the OFC. New Zealand qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup though exited the competition after the first round despite being the only team not to lose a game during the tournament because they drew 1-1 vs defending champions Italy, Slovakia and 0-0 vs Paraguay while eventual champions Spain lost to Switzerland. New Zealand notably finished above Italy in their group as Italy lost to Slovakia in their final group match and finished with two points compared to New Zealand’s three.[14]

2018 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

New Zealand playing against Portugal in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

In August 2014, Anthony Hudson was appointed manager of the All Whites. Hudson's first game in charge of the national team was a 3–1 defeat away to Uzbekistan in September 2014. As a result of the All Whites playing "just three matches" in the previous year, which was "the least of any country in world football",[15] and having "seven months without a match" the All Whites dropped to 161 in the FIFA world rankings.[16][17] The All Whites went on to win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup, winning four matches with the final being won via a penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw against Papua New Guinea, conceding only 1 goal, from a penalty, in the process. New Zealand's victory saw them crowned Oceania champions making New Zealand the most successful national team in the competition's history, having won the tournament five times, and also saw them qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The All Whites moved up 54 places in the world rankings in July and achieved 88th in the FIFA world rankings, the highest ranking in three years, on the back of the OFC Nations Cup victory that qualified them for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[18][19]

After a disappointing tournament at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup where they finished bottom of their group which featured Russia, Mexico and Portugal, the national team fell 27 places to 122nd.[20] In September 2017, New Zealand won the OFC Final against the Solomon Islands with an aggregate score of 8–3 to qualify for the inter-continental play-off qualifier against Peru, the fifth-ranked nation from the South America's qualifiers.[21][22] After holding Peru off in the first leg, they would go to lose 2–0 in the second leg to be eliminated from competition as Peru became the last team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[23][24]

Rivalries[edit]

New Zealand vs Australia friendly match at Craven Cottage, London, England, 9 June 2005.

New Zealand's long time rivals are Trans-Tasman neighbours Australia.[25] The two teams' history dates back to 1922, where they first met in both their international debuts. The rivalry between the Socceroos (Australia) and the All Whites (New Zealand) is part of a wider friendly rivalry between the geographical neighbours Australia and New Zealand, which applies not only to sport but to the culture of the two countries. The rivalry was intensified when Australia and New Zealand were both members of the OFC, regularly competing in OFC Nations Cup finals and in FIFA World Cup qualifications, where only one team from the OFC progressed to the World Cup. Since Australia left the OFC to join the AFC in 2006, competition between the two teams has been less frequent. However, the rivalry between the two teams is still strong, with the occasional match receiving much media and public attention.[26] The rivalry extends to club football, with New Zealand's only fully professional team, the Wellington Phoenix, playing in the Australian A-League.

Team image[edit]

New Zealand's traditional home colours are white with a black trim, while its away kits are usually reversed, featuring black with a white trim. This reversal of the colour scheme by New Zealand's football team is due to the fact that black was traditionally reserved for referees by FIFA.

During the qualification for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the team appeared for the first time in an all white uniform against Taiwan in 1981. This led a commentator to dub them the "All Whites", a play on the traditional name "All Blacks" used for the national rugby team.[27] The name stuck, and was popularized in the song "Marching off to Spain" with its chant refrain "Kiwis! All Whites!". More recently, the nickname has been scrutinised by New Zealand Football due to its unintended racial overtones.[27][28]

Supporters[edit]

The main supporters group of the New Zealand national team are known as the 'White Noise'.[29][30][31][32] White Noise was formed in November 2007[33] with the supporters group of the Wellington Phoenix, 'Yellow Fever', rebranding themselves when the national sides play.[34][35][36]

Panorama from the 'White Noise' zone during New Zealand v Peru - 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification game at Sky Stadium.

Kit[edit]

New Zealand's first national kit, 1922

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit supplier Period Notes
Adidas 1972–1984
Le Coq Sportif 1984–1986
Mitre 1987–1988
Pony 1989–1992
Ribero 1993–1994
Mitre 1995–1996
Adidas 1996–2004
Nike 2004–present

Results and fixtures[edit]

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2021[edit]

9 October Friendly Curaçao  1–2  New Zealand Riffa, Bahrain
19:00
  • Janga 72'
Report
Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
12 October Friendly Bahrain  0–1  New Zealand Riffa, Bahrain
19:00 Report
Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
13 November Unofficial friendly Algeria A'  1–2  New Zealand Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Source
Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
16 November Friendly New Zealand  2–0  Gambia Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
20:00
Report Stadium: Zayed Sports City Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Sultan Mohamed Al Hammadi (United Arab Emirates)

2022[edit]

28 January Friendly Jordan  3–1  New Zealand Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
19:00 UTC+04:00
Report
Stadium: New York University Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Ahmed Eisa Mohamed (United Arab Emirates)
21 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand  4–0  Fiji Doha, Qatar
20:00 UTC+3
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
Stadium: Qatar SC Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Salman Falahi (Qatar)
24 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand  7–1  New Caledonia Doha, Qatar
20:00 UTC+3
Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
Stadium: Qatar SC Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
27 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand  1–0  Tahiti Doha, Qatar
20:30 UTC+3 Cacace 71' Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
Stadium: Al-Arabi Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Abdulrahman Al-Jassim (Qatar)
30 March 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification Solomon Islands  0–5  New Zealand Doha, Qatar
20:00 UTC+3 Report (FIFA)
Report (OFC)
Stadium: Al-Arabi Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Nawaf Shukralla (Bahrain)
5 June Friendly Peru  1–0  New Zealand Barcelona, Spain
17:30 UTC+2 Report Stadium: RCDE Stadium
Attendance: 32,149
Referee: Ishmael Barbara (Malta)
9 June Friendly Oman  0–0  New Zealand Al Rayyan, Qatar
21:00 UTC+3 Report Stadium: Education City Stadium
Attendance: 0 (Behind closed doors)
22 September Friendly Australia  1–0  New Zealand Brisbane, Australia
20:00 UTC+10
Report Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
Attendance: 25,392
Referee: Ryuji Sato (Japan)
25 September Friendly New Zealand  0–2  Australia Auckland, New Zealand
16:00 UTC+12 Source
Stadium: Eden Park
Attendance: 34,985
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Technical director New Zealand Andrew Boyens
Head coach New Zealand Danny Hay
Assistant coach New Zealand Darren Bazeley
New Zealand Rory Fallon
New Zealand Kane Wintersgill
Goalkeeping coach Scotland Jonathan Gould
Team manager New Zealand Simon Hilton
Sports scientist South Africa Sunz Singh[38]
Doctor Scotland Chan Dassanayake[39]
Physiotherapist New Zealand Roland Jeffery[40]
New Zealand Adam Crump[40]

Players[edit]

For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see New Zealand national team players.

Current squad[edit]

The following 26 players were called up for the two friendly matches against Australia on 22 and 25 of September.[41]

Caps and goals updated as of 25 September 2022 after the game against Australia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Oliver Sail (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 26) 6 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
12 1GK Michael Woud (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 23) 4 0 Japan Kyoto Sanga
23 1GK Alex Paulsen (2002-07-04) 4 July 2002 (age 20) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

5 2DF Michael Boxall (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 34) 39 0 United States Minnesota United
6 2DF Bill Tuiloma (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 27) 36 4 United States Portland Timbers
2 2DF Winston Reid (Captain) (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 34) 33 1 Unattached
21 2DF Tim Payne (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 28) 30 2 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
3 2DF Deklan Wynne (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 25) 16 0 United States Detroit City
16 2DF Dane Ingham (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 23) 12 0 Australia Newcastle Jets
13 2DF Liberato Cacace (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 22) 12 1 Italy Empoli
4 2DF Nando Pijnaker (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 23) 11 0 Republic of Ireland Sligo Rovers
24 2DF Storm Roux (1993-01-13) 13 January 1993 (age 29) 11 0 Australia Central Coast Mariners
22 2DF Kyle Adams (1996-11-20) 20 November 1996 (age 25) 0 0 United States San Diego Loyal

3MF Kosta Barbarouses (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 32) 52 4 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix
18 3MF Cameron Howieson (1994-12-22) 22 December 1994 (age 27) 16 0 New Zealand Auckland City
8 3MF Joe Bell (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 23) 12 1 Denmark Brøndby
19 3MF Matthew Garbett (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 20) 12 1 Italy Torino
10 3MF Marko Stamenic (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 20) 11 0 Denmark F.C. Copenhagen
15 3MF Ben Old (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 20) 2 0 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

9 4FW Chris Wood (Vice-Captain) (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 30) 70 33 England Newcastle United
7 4FW Elijah Just (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 22) 13 1 Denmark Horsens
14 4FW Andre de Jong (1996-11-02) 2 November 1996 (age 25) 10 2 South Africa AmaZulu
17 4FW Callum McCowatt (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 23) 10 1 Denmark Helsingør
4FW Logan Rogerson (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 24) 9 1 Finland Haka
11 4FW Alex Greive (1999-05-13) 13 May 1999 (age 23) 7 2 Scotland St Mirren
20 4FW Ben Waine (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 21) 7 1 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stefan Marinovic (1991-10-07) 7 October 1991 (age 30) 30 0 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
GK Matthew Gould (1994-01-07) 7 January 1994 (age 28) 0 0 England Altrincham v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
GK Jamie Searle (2000-11-25) 25 November 2000 (age 21) 1 0 England Barnsley FIFA World Cup qualification
GK Nik Tzanev (1996-12-23) 23 December 1996 (age 25) 1 0 England AFC Wimbledon v.  Bahrain, 12 October 2021

DF Tommy Smith (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 32) 49 2 England Colchester United v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
DF Niko Kirwan (1995-09-04) 4 September 1995 (age 27) 8 1 Italy Padova v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
DF Francis de Vries (1994-11-28) 28 November 1994 (age 27) 6 0 Sweden Värnamo v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
DF Nikko Boxall (1992-02-24) 24 February 1992 (age 30) 7 0 United States San Diego Loyal FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Dalton Wilkins (1999-04-15) 15 April 1999 (age 23) 2 0 Denmark Kolding FIFA World Cup qualification
DF Kelvin Kalua (1999-07-10) 10 July 1999 (age 23) 3 0 New Zealand Eastern Suburbs v.  Jordan, 28 January 2022

MF Marco Rojas (1991-11-05) 5 November 1991 (age 30) 43 5 Chile Colo-Colo v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
MF Clayton Lewis (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 25) 22 1 New Zealand Wellington Phoenix v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
MF Sarpreet Singh (1999-02-20) 20 February 1999 (age 23) 9 1 Germany Jahn Regensburg v.  Jordan, 28 January 2022

FW Joe Champness (1997-04-27) 27 April 1997 (age 25) 6 0 Unattached v.  Costa Rica, 14 June 2022
FW Elliot Collier (1995-02-22) 22 February 1995 (age 27) 2 0 United States San Antonio v.  Gambia, 17 November 2021

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Records[edit]

As of 25 September 2022[42][43]
Players in bold are still active with New Zealand.

Most capped players[edit]

Ivan Vicelich is the most capped player in the history of New Zealand with 88 caps.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Ivan Vicelich 88 6 1995–2013
2 Chris Wood 70 33 2009–present
3 Simon Elliott 69 6 1995–2011
4 Vaughan Coveny 64 29 1992–2006
5 Ricki Herbert 61 7 1980–1989
6 Chris Jackson 60 10 1992–2003
7 Brian Turner 59 21 1967–1982
8 Duncan Cole 58 4 1978–1988
Steve Sumner 58 22 1976–1988
10 Shane Smeltz 57 24 2003–2017
Chris Zoricich 57 1 1988–2003

Top goalscorers[edit]

Chris Wood is New Zealand's top scorer with 33 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Chris Wood 33 70 0.47 2009–present
2 Vaughan Coveny 29 64 0.45 1992–2006
3 Shane Smeltz 24 57 0.42 2003–2017
4 Steve Sumner 22 58 0.38 1976–1988
5 Brian Turner 21 59 0.36 1967–1982
6 Jock Newall 17 10 1.7 1951–1952
7 Keith Nelson 16 20 0.8 1977–1983
Chris Killen 16 48 0.33 2000–2013
9 Grant Turner 15 42 0.36 1980–1988
10 Wynton Rufer 12 23 0.52 1980–1997
Darren McClennan 12 43 0.28 1986–1997
Michael McGarry 12 54 0.22 1986–1997

Competitive record[edit]

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.

As at 14 June 2022[44]

Pld W D L GF GA GD
403 167 72 164 704 608 +96

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Qualification
Year Host Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1938 Not member of FIFA Not member of FIFA
1950 to 1966 Did not enter Declined participation
1970  Mexico Did not qualify 2nd round 2 0 0 2 0 6
1974  West Germany 1st round 6 0 3 3 5 12
1978  Argentina 1st round 4 2 1 1 14 4
1982  Spain Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad Qualified 15 9 5 1 44 10
1986  Mexico Did not qualify 3rd 6 3 1 2 13 7
1990  Italy 3rd 6 3 1 2 13 8
1994  United States 2nd round 6 3 1 2 15 5
1998  France Final round 6 3 0 3 13 6
2002  South Korea
 Japan
Final round 6 4 0 2 20 7
2006  Germany 3rd 5 3 0 2 17 5
2010  South Africa Group stage 22nd 3 0 3 0 2 2 Squad Qualified 8 6 1 1 15 5
2014  Brazil Did not qualify Play-off 11 8 1 2 24 13
2018  Russia Play-off 13 8 4 1 24 6
2022  Qatar Play-off 6 5 0 1 18 2
2026  Canada
 Mexico
 United States
To be determined To be determined
Total Group stage 2/22 6 0 3 3 4 14 100 57 18 25 240 96


FIFA World Cup history
First match  Scotland 5–2 New Zealand 
(Málaga, Spain; 15 June 1982)
Biggest win
Biggest defeat  Brazil 4–0 New Zealand 
(Seville, Spain; 23 June 1982)
Best result Group stage in 1982, 2010
Worst result

OFC Nations Cup[edit]

OFC Nations Cup
Year Host Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1973  New Zealand Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 4 Squad
1980  New Caledonia Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 7 8 Squad
1996 Multiple Semi-finals 3rd 2 0 1 1 0 3 Squad
1998  Australia Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 11 1 Squad
2000  Tahiti Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 3 Squad
2002  New Zealand Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 23 2 Squad
2004  Australia Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 17 5 Squad
2008 Multiple Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 14 5 Squad
2012  Solomon Islands Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 7 Squad
2016  Papua New Guinea Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 10 1 Squad
2020  New Zealand Cancelled
Total 5 titles 10/10 44 33 3 8 110 39
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place  
OFC Nations Cup history
First match  New Zealand 5–1 Fiji 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 17 February 1973)
Biggest win  New Zealand 10–0 Tahiti 
(Adelaide, Australia; 4 June 2004)
Biggest defeat  Fiji 4–0 New Zealand 
(Nouméa, New Caledonia; 27 February 1980)
Best result Champions in 1973, 1998, 2002, 2008, 2016
Worst result Group stage in 1980

FIFA Confederations Cup[edit]

FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Host Round Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
1992 to 1995 No OFC representative invited
1997  Saudi Arabia Did not qualify
1999  Mexico Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad
2001  South Korea
 Japan
Did not qualify
2003  France Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 11 Squad
2005  Germany Did not qualify
2009  South Africa Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 7 Squad
2013  Brazil Did not qualify
2017  Russia Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad
Total Group stage 12 0 1 11 3 32

Summer Olympics[edit]

Summer Olympics Games record Qualification record
Year Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1908 to 1980 Did not enter Did not enter
1984  United States Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 8 10
1988  South Korea 8 4 1 3 24 7
1992–present See New Zealand national under-23 team
Total Did not qualify to the tournament 16 7 2 7 32 17

Minor tournaments[edit]

Competition Host Round GP W D L GF GA
1967 South Vietnam Independence Cup  South Vietnam Group stage 3 1 0 2 7 11
1976 President's Cup  South Korea Fourth place 6 3 1 2 6 4
1978 President's Cup  South Korea Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 5
1980 Merdeka Tournament  Malaysia Group Stage 7 2 3 2 9 9
1981 Merdeka Tournament  Malaysia Group stage 5 2 2 1 2 1
1983 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Champions 2 2 0 0 4 1
1983 President's Cup  South Korea Group stage 4 1 1 2 3 6
1986 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Runners-up 2 0 1 1 2 3
1987 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Champions 2 1 1 0 2 1
1988 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Runners-up 2 0 0 2 1 4
1991 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Runners-up 2 0 0 2 1 3
Copa Centenario del Fútbol Chileno  Chile Fourth place 3 0 0 3 4 8
1995 Trans-Tasman Cup  New Zealand
 Australia
Runners-up 2 0 1 1 0 3
1997 Four Nations Tournament  Australia Fourth place 3 0 0 3 1 7
1999 Four Nations' Cup  Thailand Fourth place 2 0 2 0 2 2
2000 Four Nations Tournament  China Fourth place 2 0 0 2 1 3
2000 Merdeka Tournament  Malaysia Champions 4 3 1 0 6 0
2003 AFC–OFC Challenge Cup  Iran Runners-up 1 0 0 1 0 3
2013 OSN Cup  Saudi Arabia Runners-up 2 1 0 1 1 2
2014 Kirin Challenge Cup  Japan 1 0 0 1 2 4
2017 Kirin Challenge Cup  Japan 1 0 0 1 1 2
2018 Intercontinental Cup  India Third place 3 2 0 1 4 3
Total 3 titles 59 18 12 29 59 77

FIFA Rankings[edit]

A line chart depicting the history of New Zealand's year-end placements in the FIFA World Rankings.
As of 31 January 2022[45]

  Best Ranking    Worst Ranking    Best Mover    Worst Mover  

New Zealand's FIFA world rankings
Rank Year Games
Played
Won Lost Drawn Best Worst
Rank Move Rank Move
110 2021 3 3 0 0 110 Increase 10 122 Decrease 4
118 2020 0 0 0 0 118 Increase 3 122 Decrease
122 2019 2 0 0 2 117 Increase 3 122 Decrease 5
122 2018 4 2 0 2 117 Increase 13 133 Decrease 13
121 2017 12 3 2 7 95 Increase 17 123 Decrease 27
109 2016 9 5 3 1 88 Increase 54 161 Decrease 28
151 2015 3 1 1 1 134 Increase 8 159 Decrease 12
134 2014 5 0 2 3 89 Increase 7 134 Decrease 10
90 2013 7 3 1 3 55 Increase 30 91 Decrease 12
91 2012 13 8 3 2 91 Increase 30 130 Decrease 11
119 2011 3 0 1 2 56 Increase 8 119 Decrease 37
63 2010 9 1 4 4 49 Increase 24 80 Decrease 8
82 2009 10 2 3 5 77 Increase 17 100 Decrease 18
86 2008 3 2 0 1 54 Increase 57 112 Decrease 26
95 2007 6 3 1 2 95 Increase 33 156 Decrease 27
131 2006 8 3 1 4 115 Increase 7 136 Decrease 11
120 2005 1 0 0 1 96 Increase 120 Decrease 7
95 2004 5 3 0 2 80 Increase 15 95 Decrease 5
88 2003 6 0 1 5 49 Increase 1 88 Decrease 7
49 2002 7 5 0 2 47 Increase 41 88 Decrease 3
84 2001 7 4 0 3 81 Increase 16 97 Decrease 5
91 2000 11 5 2 4 91 Increase 11 108 Decrease 5
100 1999 12 2 4 6 99 Increase 5 107 Decrease 3
103 1998 6 4 1 1 100 Increase 31 131 Decrease 13
120 1997 10 3 0 7 113 Increase 16 133 Decrease 11
132 1996 6 2 1 3 102 Increase 4 136 Decrease 19
102 1995 9 1 2 6 93 Increase 11 108 Decrease 8
99 1994 0 0 0 0 77 Increase 2 100 Decrease 13
77 1993 6 2 0 4 76 Increase 7 84 Decrease 10

Honours[edit]

Minor competitions[edit]

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