Renee Leota

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Renee Leota
Personal information
Full name Renee Lyn Leota
Date of birth (1990-05-16) 16 May 1990 (age 26)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Waterside Karori
National team
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2010 New Zealand U-20
2006– New Zealand 15 (1)

Renee Leota (born 16 May 1990 in Wellington), is a female association football player who represents New Zealand at international level.[1]


Leota made her senior international debut as a substitute in a 0–3 loss to China PR on 14 November 2006.[2]

She was included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games, appearing as a substitute in both the 2–2 draw with Japan and the 0–1 loss to Norway.[3]

Leota, who had made a single substitute appearance at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Russia as they held Brazil to a goalless draw,[4] was again included in the U-20 squad for the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Chile.[5] She appeared in the first group game as a second-half substitute as New Zealand lost 2–3 against African champions, Nigeria, and scored with her first touch of the ball in their second group game as she came on as a 65th-minute substitute, helping NZ to a 4–3 win over the hosts.[6] In 2010 she represented New Zealand for a third Under-20 World Cup, this time in Germany, playing in all three group games.[7]


  1. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Line-ups, 2006-". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 23 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "Match report - Brazil vs New Zealand". FIFA. 23 August 2006. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand (NZL)". FIFA. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 
  6. ^ "Match report - Chile vs New Zealand". FIFA. 22 November 2008. 
  7. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 – Team – New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 

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