Shane Rufer

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Shane Rufer
Personal information
Full name Shane Arthur Rufer
Date of birth (1960-03-23) 23 March 1960 (age 57)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1979 Stop Out
1982–83 FC Zürich 6[1] (0)
1983–84 FC Lugano
1984–85 SC Zug
1985–88 FC Zürich 69[1] (1)
1988–89 AC Bellinzona 17 (0)
1990–91 Servette FC 17[1] (0)
1997 North Shore United
National team
1979–85 New Zealand 8 (2)
Teams managed
1999–2002 FC Kingz (Assistant Coach)
2002–07 YoungHeart Manawatu
2011 Cook Islands
2017 - Palmerston North Marist
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Shane Arthur Rufer (born 23 March 1960) is a former New Zealand association football player, who represented New Zealand on eight occasions between 1979 and 1985,[2] making his debut on 29 June 1979 in a 6–0 win over Fiji.[3]

The son of a Swiss father and a mother of Māori descent, Rufer is the elder brother of Oceania Player of the Century Wynton Rufer. The two brothers joined Norwich City on trial for six months in 1981 and played in the reserves. City's hopes of signing the Kiwi duo were dashed when the Home Office refused to grant them a work permit.[4]

Rufer's son, Alex also plays professional association football, currently with A-League club Wellington Phoenix.


  1. ^ a b c Benjamin Strack-Zimmermann. "Shane Rufer". National Football Teams. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  2. ^ "A-International Appearances - Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 
  3. ^ "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "Ex Canaries Profile". Flown from the Nest. Retrieved 2009-10-26. 

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