New Zealand women's national football team

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New Zealand
Nickname(s) Football Ferns[1]
Association New Zealand Football
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach vacant
Captain Ali Riley
Most caps Abby Erceg (132)
Top scorer Amber Hearn (54)
FIFA code NZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Steady (22 June 2018)
Highest 16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest 24 (December 2006)
First international
 New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 21–0 Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 11–0 New Zealand 
(Brisbane, Australia; 24 February 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (first in 1991)
Best result Group stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015)
OFC Women's Nations Cup
Appearances 10 (first in 1983)
Best result Champions (1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (first in 2008)
Best result 8th (2012)

The New Zealand women's national football team, nicknamed the Football Ferns, is governed by New Zealand Football (NZF). The New Zealand national team qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in China in September 2007, sending the team to their first World Cup in 16 years, and the second since their 1975 debut in international competition.[2]

History[edit]

The New Zealand Women’s Soccer Association was founded in 1975. By invitation the team took part in the Asian Women's Championship in 1975 and won the championship.[3] They have since then played in the Oceanic Championship.

Record[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Group Stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 11
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Group Stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 9
Germany 2011 Group Stage 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
Canada 2015 Group Stage 19th 3 0 2 1 2 3
Total Group Stage - 12 0 3 9 7 29

Summer Olympics[edit]

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2 3
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 −11 7

OFC Championship[edit]

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
New Caledonia 1983 1st 4 3 1 0 24 3 +21
New Zealand 1986 3rd 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
Australia 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9
Australia 1991 1st 4 3 0 1 28 1 +27
Papua New Guinea 1994 2nd 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8
New Zealand 1998 2nd 4 3 0 1 41 3 +38
Australia 2003 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 2 +27
Papua New Guinea 2007 1st 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20
New Zealand 2010 1st 5 5 0 0 50 0 +50
Papua New Guinea 2014 1st 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30
Total 5 Titles 40 32 1 7 246 16 +230

Results and fixtures[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the roster for New Zealand's one off friendly against  Japan on 10 June 2018.[4]

Head coach: Andreas Heraf

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 17) 3 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
1GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 26) 53 0 France Bordeaux
1GK Nadia Olla (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand Western Springs

2DF Liz Anton (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 19) 2 0 New Zealand Western Springs
2DF CJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 23) 9 0 Germany USV Jena
2DF Anna Green (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 28) 67 7 England Reading
2DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 20) 0 0 New Zealand Western Springs
2DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 22) 26 0 Germany 1. FC Köln
2DF Ali Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 30) 115 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
2DF Stephanie Skilton (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 19) 4 0 New Zealand Papakura City
2DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 25) 63 4 Australia Melbourne City FC

3MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 24) 51 2 United States Utah Royals FC
3MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 28) 102 8 Iceland KR Reykjavík
3MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 27) 105 10 New Zealand Cashmere Technical
3MF Emma Rolston (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 21) 1 0 New Zealand Wellington United
3MF Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) 3 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
3MF Malia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 19) 1 0 New Zealand Forrest Hill Milford United

4FW Sarah Gregorius (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 31) 84 25 New Zealand Upper Hutt City FC
4FW Amber Hearn (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 33) 124 54 Spain Logroño
4FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 26) 86 25 Sweden Vittsjö GIK
4FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 25) 90 17 United States Chicago Red Stars

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the national side in the previous 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
DF Elizabeth Anton 0 0 New Zealand Western Springs v.  United States, 19 September 2017
DF Abby Erceg (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 28) 131 6 United States North Carolina Courage 2017 Cyprus Cup

MF Daisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 21) 5 2 United States California Golden Bears v.  United States, 19 September 2017
MF Malia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 19) 0 0 New Zealand Forrest Hill Milford United v.  United States, 19 September 2017
MF Kirsty Yallop (1986-11-04) 4 November 1986 (age 31) 102 12 Norway Klepp IL v.  United States, 19 September 2017

FW Jane Barnett 0 0 New Zealand Norwest United v.  United States, 19 September 2017
FW Martine Puketapu (1997-09-16) 16 September 1997 (age 21) 0 0 United States Colorado Buffaloes v.  United States, 19 September 2017
FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 25) 88 17 United States Boston Breakers v.  United States, 19 September 2017
FW Jasmine Pereira RET (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 22) 24 0 New Zealand Three Kings United 2017 Cyprus Cup
FW Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) 1 0 New Zealand Three Kings United 2017 Cyprus Cup

Notes:

  • RET = Retired from international duty

Records[edit]

Most capped players[edit]

# Name Years Caps Goals
1 Abby Erceg 2006– 131 6
2 Ria Percival 2006– 128 13
3 Amber Hearn 2004– 122 54
4 Katie Hoyle 2006– 119 1
5 Ali Riley 2007– 113 1
6 Kirsty Yallop 2004– 102 12
7 Betsy Hassett 2008– 102 8
7 Annalie Longo 2006– 103 10
9 Hayley Bowden 2003–2015 92 10
10 Rosie White 2009– 88 17
Statistics as of 2 March 2018.

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Years Goals Caps
1 Amber Hearn 2004– 53 120
2 Wendy Sharpe 1980–1995 34 47
3 Sarah Gregorius 2010– 25 82
4 Hannah Wilkinson 2010– 24 81
5 Wendi Henderson 1987–2007 17 64
5 Maureen Jacobson 1979–1996 17 53
5 Rosie White 2009– 17 88
8 Pernille Andersen 1998 15 7
9 Nicky Smith 1998–2007 14 23
10 Maia Jackman 1993–2010 12 50
10 Kirsty Yallop 2004– 12 102

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name – Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-22. 
  2. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05. 
  3. ^ http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/aswomen.html#p75
  4. ^ http://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/62705

External links[edit]

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
Succeeded by
1986 Chinese Taipei 
Preceded by
1989 Chinese Taipei 
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Australia 
Preceded by
2003 Australia 
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
2014 (Fifth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China