Lochhead for Wellington Phoenix in the 2009-10 A-League
|Full name||Tony James Lochhead|
|Date of birth||12 January 1982|
|Place of birth||Tauranga, New Zealand|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Tauranga City United AFC|
|Tauranga Boys' College|
|2001–2004||UC Santa Barbara Gauchos|
|2004||Orange County Blue Star||10||(1)|
|2005–2007||New England Revolution||16||(0)|
|2007–2013||Wellington Phoenix FC||131||(1)|
|1999||New Zealand U17||3||(0)|
|2003–2004||New Zealand U23||6||(1)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
Youth and college
Lochhead went to America to play college soccer for UC Santa Barbara in 2001. Lochhead played for the UCSB Soccer team from 2001 to 2004, starting all 83 games he played, and setting a school record for minutes. Lochhead was named first-team All-Big West in 2003, and was a second team All-American and the Big West Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. As a senior, Lochhead helped lead Santa Barbara to the NCAA Championship playing alongside his younger brother Greg Lochhead, where the Gauchos lost to Indiana on penalty kicks.
Following his career at Santa Barbara, Lochhead was drafted 33rd overall in the 2005 MLS SuperDraft by the New England Revolution. However, at that time he elected not to sign with MLS. He signed with New England in September 2005, some months into the season. On 13 April 2007, the Revolution waived Lochhead, presumably to free up a senior roster spot for former UC Santa Barbara teammate Bryan Byrne, who was signed the same day.
On 29 July 2008, it was announced that Lochhead was given a trial with English Premier League side Middlesbrough. However, on 14 August 2008 it was announced on the Teesside Evening Gazette website that Tony had returned to Wellington Phoenix.
On 25 November 2009 Lochhead made his 50th appearance for the Wellington Phoenix FC in their 6–0 win over Gold Coast United FC. Lochhead was the first Phoenix player to make 50 appearances. On 9 June 2013, Lochhead was released after not being offered a new contract.
Lochhead represented New Zealand at Under 17 and under 23 level before making his full All Whites debut in a 0–3 loss Iran on 12 October 2003. He started every match for the team during 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualifying, and was included in the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup squad. Lochhead continues to play for the New Zealand national team and helped the Kiwis qualify for the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.
|1||11 September 2012||North Harbour Stadium, Auckland||Solomon Islands||4–1||6–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
Club career statistics
|Orange County Blue Star
(USL Premier Development League)
|New England Revolution
(Major League Soccer)
|Wellington Phoenix F.C.
|Last updated 21 February 2011|
- New Zealand national football team
- New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup
- New Zealand national football team results
- List of New Zealand international footballers
- Lochhead Joins The Phoenix From www.WellingtonPhoenix.com, Posted 11 May 2007.
- "Kiwi Lochhead handed Boro trial". BBC Sport. 29 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
- "Arsenal accept Boro's Hoyte bid". Evening Gazette. 14 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-14.
- "Lochhead joins Chivas USA". FIFA.com. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- "Chivas USA bring veteran New Zealand defender Tony Lochhead back to MLS". MLSSoccer.com. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Rodriguez, Alicia (22 January 2014). "Chivas USA sign defender, New Zealand international Tony Lochhead". TheGoatParade.com. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Tony Lochhead Profile at NZ Football
- "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
- "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 May 2009.
- "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009.
- "2009 Confederations Cup – New Zealand squad". FIFA.com. Retrieved 9 June 2009.
- "All Whites World Cup squad named". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Tony Lochhead.|
- Tony Lochhead – FIFA competition record
- Chivas USA player profile
- MLS player profile
- UC Santa Barbara player profile
- New Zealand player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived May 8, 2012)
- Wellington Phoenix player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived October 1, 2011)
- New England Revolution player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived October 13, 2007)