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||81||(1)|
|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, where the Gauchos lost to Indiana on penalty kicks. While enrolled in college, he appeared in 10 games for USL Premier Development League team Orange County Blue Star and scored one goal.
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 to trial with European clubs. While with R.S.C. Anderlecht, Lochhead injured his ankle and returned to Santa Barbara for rehab. A glandular fever slowed the recovery process, but Lochhead returned to Europe for trials in Sweden and Norway which also proved unsuccessful. He signed with New England in September 2005, some months into the season. On 13 April 2007, the Revolution waived Lochhead 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.
- As of 19 June 2016
|Orange County Blue Star||2004||Premier Development League||10||1||0||0||0||0||10||1|
|New England Revolution||2005||Major League Soccer||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Chivas USA||2014||Major League Soccer||20||0||1||0||0||0||21||0|
|1||11 September 2012||North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand||Solomon Islands||4–1||6–1||2014 FIFA World Cup qualification|
- List of foreign MLS players
- List of New Zealand international footballers
- List of University of California, Santa Barbara alumni
- List of Wellington Phoenix FC players
- Exelby, Kelly (17 December 2005). "Star seeks Major turnaround". Bay of Plenty Times. Tauranga. Retrieved 20 April 2016 – via The New Zealand Herald.
- "2004 Orange County Blue Star roster and statistics". www.uslsoccer.com. Archived from the original on 16 May 2005. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
- "Scoreboard: Transactions". The Index-Journal. Greenville, South Carolina. 14 April 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
- 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 8 May 2012)
- Wellington Phoenix player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 1 October 2011)
- New England Revolution player profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 13 October 2007)