New Zealand women's national football team

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New Zealand
Nickname(s)Football Ferns[1]
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTom Sermanni
CaptainAli Riley
Most capsRia Percival (151)
Top scorerAmber Hearn (54)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 23 Steady (26 June 2020)[2]
Highest16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest24 (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
Appearances6 (first in 1991)
Best resultGroup stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)
OFC Women's Nations Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1983)
Best resultChampions (1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best result8th (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.[3]

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.[4] They have since then played in the Oceanic Championship.

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Start date Ref.
Head coach
Assistant coach
Assistant coach
Physical coach

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 22 players were named to the squad for the 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament.[5]

Caps and goals are current as of 20 June 2019 after match against  Cameroon.

Head coach: Scotland Tom Sermanni

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lily Alfeld (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 24) 0 0 New Zealand Northern Lights
1GK Victoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 29) 3 0 Norway Avaldsnes
1GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 28) 67 0 France Bordeaux

2DF CJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 25) 19 1 Sweden Vittsjö
2DF Claudia Bunge (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 20) 0 0 New Zealand Northern Lights
2DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 21) 6 1 New Zealand Auckland Football
2DF Ria Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 30) 145 14 England Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Ali Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 32) 129 1 United States Orlando Pride
2DF Stephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 25) 9 0 New Zealand Auckland Football
2DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 27) 76 4 Norway Avaldsnes
2DF Nicole Stratford (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 31) 0 0 Germany Carl Zeiss Jena

3MF Hannah Blake (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 20) 1 0 United States Michigan Wolverines
3MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 26) 65 3 United States Utah Royals
3MF Olivia Chance (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 26) 17 0 England Bristol City
3MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 29) 116 13 Iceland KR Reykjavík
3MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 29) 119 15 Australia Melbourne Victory
3MF Jana Radosavljevic (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 23) 0 0 Germany BV Cloppenburg
3MF Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 22) 15 1 Germany SC Sand

4FW Sarah Gregorius (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32) 97 34 Unattached
4FW Katie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 27) 10 5 England Lewes
4FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 27) 105 24 United States Reign FC
4FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 28) 92 25 Portugal Sporting CP

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been named to a roster in the previous 12 months.

This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be inaccurate.

Player records[edit]

Bold players are still active.

Statistics as of 10 March 2020.[6]

Schedule and results[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   Lose

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

7 March 2020 Algarve CupItaly 3–0 New ZealandParchal, Portugal
21:00 UTC+9
Report Stadium: Vista Municipal Stadium
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
10 March 2020 Algarve CupNew Zealand 1–2 NorwayFaro/Loulé, Portugal
16:00 UTC+9 Wilkinson Goal 11' Report
Stadium: Estádio Algarve

2021[edit]

TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Women's 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
France 2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Australia New Zealand 2023 Qualified as Co-Hosts
Total Group stage 15 0 3 12 8 34

Olympic Games[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
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 −11 7

OFC Women's Nations Cup[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
New Caledonia 2018 1st 5 5 0 0 43 0 +43
Total 6 Titles 45 37 1 7 289 16 +273

Algarve Cup[edit]

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".[7]

Portugal Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
2016 4th place 4 1 2 1 2 2 0
2020 4th place 3 0 1 2 2 6 −4
Total 2/27 7 1 3 3 4 8 −4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name – Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  4. ^ "1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2019.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Roll of Honour". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  7. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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)
2018 (Sixth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China