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 (131)
Top scorer Amber Hearn (53)
FIFA code NZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 19 Increase 1 (1 September 2017)
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 1995 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]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the roster for friendlies against  Thailand on 25 and 28 November 2017.[4]

Head coach: Andreas Heraf and Gareth Turnbull (interim)

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Esson, VictoriaVictoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 26) 0 0 New Zealand North Shore United
1GK Leat, AnnaAnna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 16) 2 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
1GK Nayler, ErinErin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 25) 48 0 France Bordeaux

2DF Bott, CJCJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 22) 5 0 Germany USV Jena
2DF Green, AnnaAnna Green (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 27) 64 7 England Reading
2DF Moore, MeikaylaMeikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 21) 20 0 New Zealand Norwest United
2DF Percival, RiaRia Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 28) 124 11 Switzerland FC Basel
2DF Riley, AliAli Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 30) 109 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
2DF Stott, RebekahRebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 24) 57 4 Australia Melbourne City FC

3MF Bowen, KatieKatie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 23) 45 1 United States FC Kansas City
3MF Chance, OliviaOlivia Chance (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 24) 4 1 England Everton
3MF Hassett, BetsyBetsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 27) 99 8 Iceland KR Reykjavík
3MF Jale, GraceGrace Jale (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand Eastern Suburbs
3MF Jenkins, MaggieMaggie Jenkins (2001-06-14) 14 June 2001 (age 16) 0 0 New Zealand Wellington United
3MF Longo, AnnalieAnnalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 26) 95 9 New Zealand Cashmere Technical
3MF Mamanu-Gray, EliseElise Mamanu-Gray 0 0 New Zealand Dunedin Technical
3MF Radosavljević, JanaJana Radosavljević (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 21) 0 0 Germany BV Cloppenburg

4FW Blake, HannahHannah Blake (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 17) 0 0 New Zealand Three Kings United
4FW Hearn, AmberAmber Hearn (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 33) 116 52 Germany FC Köln
4FW Phillips, AimeeAimee Phillips (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 26) 4 1 New Zealand Eastern Suburbs
4FW Rood, KatieKatie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 25) 0 0 Italy Juventus
4FW Skilton, StephanieStephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 23) 2 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
4FW Wilkinson, HannahHannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 25) 81 24 Sweden Vittsjö GIK

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 Anton, ElizabethElizabeth Anton 0 0 New Zealand Western Springs v.  United States, 19 September 2017
DF Erceg, AbbyAbby Erceg RET (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 28) 131 6 United States North Carolina Courage 2017 Cyprus Cup

MF Cleverley, DaisyDaisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 20) 5 2 United States California Golden Bears v.  United States, 19 September 2017
MF Steinmetz, MaliaMalia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 New Zealand Forrest Hill Milford United v.  United States, 19 September 2017
MF Yallop, KirstyKirsty 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 Puketapu, MartineMartine Puketapu (1997-09-16) 16 September 1997 (age 20) 0 0 United States Colorado Buffaloes v.  United States, 19 September 2017
FW White, RosieRosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 24) 88 17 United States Boston Breakers v.  United States, 19 September 2017
FW Pereira, JasmineJasmine Pereira RET (1996-07-20) 20 July 1996 (age 21) 24 0 New Zealand Three Kings United 2017 Cyprus Cup
FW Satchell, PaigePaige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 19) 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 Erceg, AbbyAbby Erceg 2006–2017 131 6
2 Percival, RiaRia Percival 2006– 124 11
3 Hearn, AmberAmber Hearn 2004– 120 53
4 Hoyle, KatieKatie Hoyle 2006– 119 1
5 Riley, AliAli Riley 2007– 109 1
6 Yallop, KirstyKirsty Yallop 2004– 102 12
7 Hassett, BetsyBetsy Hassett 2008– 99 8
7 Longo, AnnalieAnnalie Longo 2006– 99 9
9 Bowden, HayleyHayley Bowden 2003–2015 92 10
10 White, RosieRosie White 2009– 88 17
Statistics as of 9 March 2017.

Top goalscorers[edit]

# Player Years Goals Caps
1 Hearn, AmberAmber Hearn 2004– 53 120
2 Sharpe, WendyWendy Sharpe 1980–1995 34 47
3 Gregorius, SarahSarah Gregorius 2010–2016 25 82
4 Wilkinson, HannahHannah Wilkinson 2010– 24 81
5 Henderson, WendiWendi Henderson 1987–2007 17 64
5 Jacobson, MaureenMaureen Jacobson 1979–1996 17 53
5 White, RosieRosie White 2009– 17 88
8 Andersen, PernillePernille Andersen 1998 15 7
9 Smith, NickyNicky Smith 1998–2007 14 23
10 Jackman, MaiaMaia Jackman 1993–2010 12 50
10 Yallop, KirstyKirsty 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. ^ https://thebold.com/seattle-reign-fc-defender-rebekah-stott-earns-new-zealand-call-up-64b19c3ed83d

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