Storm Roux

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Storm Roux
Storm Roux.jpg
Roux playing for New Zealand against Mexico in 2013
Personal information
Full name Storm James Roux[1]
Date of birth (1993-01-13) 13 January 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Somerset West, South Africa
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Playing position Right back
Club information
Current team
Central Coast Mariners
Number 2
Youth career
2007–2010 Sorrento
2009–2012 WA NTC
2010–2013 Perth Glory
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 Perth Glory 1 (0)
2013– Central Coast Mariners 86 (2)
National team
2013 New Zealand U-20 8 (0)
2015 New Zealand U-23 3 (0)
2013– New Zealand 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:44, 16 April 2017 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 June 2017

Storm James Roux (born 13 January 1993) is a New Zealand international footballer who plays as a right back for Central Coast Mariners in the A-League and for the New Zealand national team.

Roux played youth football with Sorrento, Football West National Training Centre and Perth Glory youth before making his professional debut with Perth Glory. In 2013, he joined Central Coast Mariners.

Roux made his debut for the New Zealand national team in 2013, having previously represented New Zealand U-20, including at the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.

Early life[edit]

Roux was born in South Africa but moved to New Zealand aged three.[2] He later moved again, to Australia, in his early teens.[3] Despite his multinational childhood, Storm has stated that he considers himself to be primarily a New Zealander,[4] but retains ties to all three nations.[5] In New Zealand, Roux attended Mount Albert Grammar School.[6]

Playing career[edit]


Early years[edit]

Roux played junior football for Sorrento after arriving in Australia, before joining Football West National Training Centre and Perth Glory youth. He played for Football West National Training Centre in the Western Australia State League Premier Division in 2012, in which the NTC was a non-competitive team (unable to receive competition points).[3]

On 26 January 2013, Roux made his A-League debut, coming on as a substitute in Perth Glory's 1-0 loss to Brisbane Roar. Roux came close to scoring with a stinging shot in the 75th minute and coach Ian Ferguson was pleased with his performance saying post match, "I thought Storm Roux did well when he came on".[7][8] He was subsequently moved to the senior squad for the remainder of the 2012–13 season, having spent the previous three seasons in the Glory's youth team.[9]

Central Coast Mariners[edit]

On 8 June 2013, Roux signed a two-year deal with reigning A-League Champions Central Coast Mariners.[10] His competitive debut came in the Mariners' first game of the 2013–14 season, a 1–1 draw with Western Sydney Wanderers, with Roux earning praise from coach Graham Arnold for his performance.[11] He scored his first goal for the club and the only goal of the game in a win over Wellington Phoenix in December 2013 with a calm finish from close-range.[12] Strong performances saw Roux named the December nominee for the A-League Young Footballer of the Year award for 2013–14.[13] The award was eventually given to Adam Taggart.[14] Roux had a solid first season for the Mariners, becoming a regular member of the starting side under new coach Phil Moss.[15] In July 2014, Roux signed a new contract with the Mariners until 2017.[16]

Roux was selected by fan vote to play for the A-League All Stars in 2014 against Juventus.[17] He came on as a second-half substitute for Manny Muscat in a 3–2 loss.[18]

Roux playing for Central Coast Mariners in 2016

On 30 January 2016, Roux scored his second goal for the Mariners, again in a win over Wellington, playing a one-two with Luis García before chipping the 'keeper.[19] On 21 February 2016, Roux fell awkwardly whilst attempting to block a shot in a game against Melbourne City, resulting in a broken fibula, damaged ligaments and a dislocated shoulder, ruling him out for the remainder of the season.[20] He returned to training in June 2016 ahead of the 2016–17 season.[21]

Roux captained the Mariners for the first time in a draw with Western Sydney Wanderers on 29 October 2016 in the absence of regular captain Nick Montgomery, and was named man of the match for his performance.[22] In April 2017, he extended his contract with the club until mid-2019.[23]



Storm was a member of the New Zealand U-20 side which won the 2013 OFC U-20 Championship, therefore qualifying for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey.[24] Roux was selected in the squad for the U-20 World Cup and played in all three of New Zealand's matches as they were eliminated in the group stage.[25]

Roux was called up to the under-23 side to play in the 2015 Pacific Games.[26] New Zealand were eliminated in the semifinals after their win over Vanuatu was overturned by the OFC for fielding an ineligible player, causing the side to miss qualification for the 2016 Olympics.[27][28]


Roux was first named in the New Zealand squad for the two-legged 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification play-off against Mexico in November 2013.[29] After not playing the first match, Roux made his debut on 20 November 2013 in the second leg in Wellington, a 4–2 loss which, following a 5–1 loss in Mexico, saw New Zealand fail to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[30]

Roux was omitted from the New Zealand squad in mid 2015, pending the resolution of eligibility concerns raised by New Zealand's elimination from the 2015 Pacific Games for fielding fellow South Africa-born defender Deklan Wynne.[31] In December 2015, Roux stated that any issues had been resolved and that he was looking forward to returning to the national squad in 2016.[32] He was absent from the squad for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup due to multiple injury issues.[33]

Roux was recalled to the New Zealand squad in May 2017, in the lead-up to the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, having not played for New Zealand since 2015.[34]

Career statistics[edit]


As of 16 April 2017[35]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League FFA Cup Asia Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Perth Glory 2012–13 A-League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Central Coast Mariners 2013–14 25 1 0 0 6 0 31 1
2014–15 17 0 2 0 1 0 20 0
2015–16 20 1 1 0 0 0 21 1
2016–17 24 0 0 0 0 0 24 0
Mariners total 86 1 3 0 7 0 96 1
Total 87 2 3 0 7 0 97 2


As of 1 June 2015[36]
New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
2013 1 0
2014 5 0
2015 1 0
Total 7 0



New Zealand

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "List of Players — 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 22 June 2013. 
  2. ^ John Baldock (20 February 2014). "South African-born Storm Roux among A-League's bright stars". The World Game. 
  3. ^ a b "NTC closing in on win number one: Roux". Western Australian Football Website. 28 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Sam Worthington (6 November 2013). "No divided loyalties for All White Storm Roux". Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  5. ^ Greg Prichard (4 November 2015). "Mr Personality: Storm regards himself as a multi-national product". The World Game. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  6. ^ "More All White players of the future?". Mount Albert Grammar School. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Young guns stand tall in narrow loss". Football Federation Australia. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ferguson frustrated by Perth profligacy". FourFourTwo (Australia). 27 January 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Quaqua and Roux added". Perth Glory FC. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Roux & Slater join Mariners". Football Federation Australia. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Paul Johnson (12 October 2013). "Mariners held in exciting opener". A-League. 
  12. ^ "Roux Storms in to lift Mariners". SBS. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Storm Roux nominated for NAB Young Footballer award". A-League. 16 January 2014. 
  14. ^ James Gardiner (28 April 2014). "Adam Taggart wins 2014 Young Player of the Year, Golden Boot award: photos". The Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  15. ^ Carly Adno (17 April 2014). "Storm Roux making waves in Central Coast Mariners’ rocky season with best still to come". The Advertiser. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "Mariners re-sign young trio". Football Federation Australia. 2 July 2014. 
  17. ^ "Storm Roux makes A-League All Stars". 3 News. 9 July 2014. 
  18. ^ "A-League All Stars vs. Juventus 2 – 3". Soccerway. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  19. ^ "Central Coast Mariners beat Wellington Phoenix 3-1 thanks to Luis Garcia's excellent display in A-League". ABC. 30 January 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "Central Coast Mariners defender Storm Roux suffers broken leg and dislocated shoulder against Melbourne City". ABC. 22 February 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2016. 
  21. ^ "All Whites defender Storm Roux returns to training after three freak injuries". 25 June 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "Roux: Honoured to captain Mariners". FourFourTwo. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2016. 
  23. ^ Huguenin, Michael (5 April 2017). "Two more years at Mariners for Roux". Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  24. ^ a b Zanzeer Singh (28 March 2013). "Experience Counts". Fiji Times. 
  25. ^ "Storm Roux". FIFA. Retrieved 20 February 2015. 
  26. ^ "U-23s named for Pacific Games". NZ Football. 25 June 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015. 
  27. ^ "Eligibility gaffe ends Rio dream for NZ". The World Game. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  28. ^ "New Zealand to appeal Pacific Games disqualification". The World Game. 13 July 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2015. 
  29. ^ "Roux named in All Whites squad". New Zealand Football. 5 November 2013. 
  30. ^ "Roux debuts for All Whites". Football Federation Australia. 20 November 2013. 
  31. ^ Steven Holloway (30 August 2015). "Football: Hudson frustrated by All Whites' plight". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  32. ^ "Episode 10 Gone to the pub edition". Yellow Army (Podcast). SoundCloud. 8 December 2015. Event occurs at 19:00. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 
  33. ^ "Hudson names exciting OFC Nations Cup squad". New Zealand Football. 12 May 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2016. 
  34. ^ Wilson, Clay (27 May 2017). "Storm Roux's Confederations Cup opportunity comes at end of winding 16-month road". Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  35. ^ "S. Roux". Soccerway. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 
  36. ^ "Storm Roux". National Football Teams. Retrieved 1 June 2015. 

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