Ria Percival

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Ria Percival
Ria Perciva.jpg
Percival playing for New Zealand in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Ria Dawn Percival[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 27)[1]
Place of birth Basildon, Essex, England[2]
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
FC Basel
Number 2
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
0000–2008 Lynn-Avon United 37 (14)
2008–2010 F.C. Indiana 7 (1)
2010–2011 Ottawa Fury
2011–2012 FFC Frankfurt 21 (0)
2012– FF USV Jena 77 (6)
National team
New Zealand U-20
2006– New Zealand 106[3] (11)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:14, 7 July 2016 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 08:55, 16 June 2015 (UTC)

Ria Dawn Percival (born 7 December 1989) is a New Zealand professional women's footballer, who is a member of the New Zealand national team[4] and currently plays for FF USV Jena of the Bundesliga.[5]


Percival represented New Zealand at age group level, appearing at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Russia and again represented the young ferns at the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup in Chile, where she scored both of New Zealand's goals in their 3–2 loss to Nigeria.[6]

Percival made her Football Ferns debut in a 0–3 loss to China on 14 November 2006,[7] and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[8] where they lost to Brazil 0–5, Denmark (0–2) and China (0–2).

Percival was also included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games[9] where they drew with Japan (2–2) before losing to Norway (0–1) and the United States (0–4).

On 9 March 2011 Percival earned her 50th A-international cap in a 5–0 loss to Mexico in the playoff for 7th place at the Cyprus Cup.[10]

Percival contested her fifth major tournament when she appeared in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.[11]

She again featured for all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, taking her to World Cup tally of 9 matches.[12]


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Profile at NZF
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 20 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  5. ^ Football Ferns join German Bundesliga
  6. ^ "New Zealand (NZL) Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  7. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  8. ^ "New Zealand Squad List, 2007 Women's World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 3 August 2011. 
  9. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  10. ^ Ferns finish Cyprus Cup with Mexico defeat
  11. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 – Team New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  12. ^ "FIFA player stats". FIFA. Retrieved 28 June 2015. 

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