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 32)[1]
Place of birth Basildon, Essex, England[2]
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2008 Lynn-Avon United 37 (14)
2008–2010 F.C. Indiana 7 (1)
2010–2011 Ottawa Fury
2011–2012 FFC Frankfurt 21 (0)
2012–2016 FF USV Jena 77 (6)
2016–2018 FC Basel
2018–2019 West Ham United 16 (0)
2019– Tottenham Hotspur 12 (0)
National team
New Zealand U-20
2006– New Zealand 157[3] (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2021

Ria Dawn Percival (born 7 December 1989) is a New Zealand professional women's footballer who plays as a defender for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA WSL and the New Zealand national team.[4] She previously played for FFC Frankfurt and FF USV Jena of the Bundesliga, FC Basel in the Swiss league and West Ham United.[5]

International[edit]

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 Olympics[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 appeared in all four of New Zealand's games at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[12]

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.[13] She appeared in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

International goals[edit]

Updated 28 June 2020[14]

# Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 11 April 2007 Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium, Lae, Papua New Guinea  Solomon Islands 4–0 8–0 2007 OFC Women's Championship
2 13 April 2007 Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium, Lae, Papua New Guinea  Papua New Guinea 3–0 7–0 2007 OFC Women's Championship
3 7 March 2009 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Russia 1–0 4–2 2009 Cyprus Women's Cup
4 1 October 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Cook Islands 6–0 10–0 2010 OFC Women's Championship
5 3 October 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Tahiti 7–0 7–0 2010 OFC Women's Championship
6 6 October 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Solomon Islands 2–0 8–0 2010 OFC Women's Championship
7 8 October 2010 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Papua New Guinea 3–0 11–0 2010 OFC Women's Championship
8 31 March 2012 Toll Stadium, Whangārei, New Zealand  Papua New Guinea 6–0 8–0 2012 Olympic qualifying
9 25 October 2014 Kalabond Oval, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea  Tonga 16–0 16–0 2014 OFC Women's Nations Cup
10 29 October 2014 Kalabond Oval, Kokopo, Papua New Guinea  Cook Islands 5–0 11–0 2014 OFC Women's Nations Cup
11 15 January 2015 Spice Hotel, Belek, Turkey  Denmark 1–1 3–2 Friendly
12 28 November 2017 SCG Stadium, Muang Thong Thani, Thailand  Thailand 3–0 5–0 Friendly
13 5–0
14 19 November 2018 Stade Numa-Daly Magenta, Nouméa, New Caledonia  Tonga 10–0 11–0 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

Honours[edit]

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  2. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup". The New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009.
  5. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  6. ^ "New Zealand (NZL) Squad List". FIFA. Archived from the original on 21 November 2009. 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. Archived from the original on 13 July 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008.
  10. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz.
  11. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 – Team New Zealand". FIFA. Archived from the original on 20 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Ria Percival Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  13. ^ "FIFA player stats". FIFA. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  14. ^ "A Internationals". UltimateNZSoccer.com. Retrieved 28 June 2020.
  15. ^ "IFFHS BEST WOMAN PLAYER - OFC - OF THE DECADE 2011-2020". IFFHS. 6 February 2021.
  16. ^ "IFFHS WOMAN TEAM - OFC - OF THE DECADE 2011-2020". IFFHS. 31 January 2021.

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