Riki van Steeden

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Riki van Steeden
Personal information
Full name Riki Lee van Steeden
Date of birth (1976-12-24) 24 December 1976 (age 40)
Place of birth Nelson, New Zealand
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Auckland City
Number 21
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Nelson Suburbs
Christchurch Technical
1998–1999 Carlton S.C. 2 (0)
1999–2003 The Football Kingz 46 (5)
2005–present Auckland City FC
National team
1997 New Zealand 5 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 09:59, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Riki van Steeden (born 24 December 1976 in Nelson) is a football (soccer) defender who represented New Zealand internationally, and Auckland City FC in the 2009 FIFA Club World Cup.[1]

Club career[edit]

He played for both Nelson Suburbs and Christchurch Technical before he moved to Australia to join Carlton S.C.. In 1999, he joined the Football Kingz for their inaugural season in the National Soccer League, making 46 appearances and being credited with 5 goals.[2]

International career[edit]

Van Steeden made his full All Whites debut in a 1-0 win over Fiji on 7 June 1997 and he ended his international playing career with 5 A-international caps and 1 goal to his credit, his final cap a substitute appearance in a 0-5 loss to Indonesia on 21 September that same year.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 FIFA Club World Cup - Auckland City FC squad
  2. ^ "Australian Player Database". OzFootball. Retrieved 2008-09-03. 
  3. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  4. ^ "A-International Scorers - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Archived from the original on June 15, 2009. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 

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