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New Zealand women's national football team

New Zealand
Nickname(s)Football Ferns[1]
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTom Sermanni
CaptainAli Riley
Most capsRia Percival (135)
Top scorerAmber Hearn (54)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 19 Increase 1 (7 December 2018)[2]
Highest16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest24 (December 2006)
First international
 New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 21–0 Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 11–0 New Zealand 
(Brisbane, Australia; 24 February 2004)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1991)
Best resultGroup stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015)
OFC Women's Nations Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1983)
Best resultChampions (1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best result8th (2012)

The New Zealand women's national football team, nicknamed the Football Ferns, is governed by New Zealand Football (NZF). The New Zealand national team qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in China in September 2007, sending the team to their first World Cup in 16 years, and the second since their 1975 debut in international competition.[3]

History

The New Zealand Women’s Soccer Association was founded in 1975. By invitation the team took part in the Asian Women's Championship in 1975 and won the championship.[4] They have since then played in the Oceanic Championship.

Record

World Cup

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Group Stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 11
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Group Stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 9
Germany 2011 Group Stage 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
Canada 2015 Group Stage 19th 3 0 2 1 2 3
France 2019 Qualified
Total Group Stage - 12 0 3 9 7 29

Summer Olympics

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2 3
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 −11 7

OFC Championship

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
New Caledonia 1983 1st 4 3 1 0 24 3 +21
New Zealand 1986 3rd 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
Australia 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9
Australia 1991 1st 4 3 0 1 28 1 +27
Papua New Guinea 1994 2nd 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8
New Zealand 1998 2nd 4 3 0 1 41 3 +38
Australia 2003 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 2 +27
Papua New Guinea 2007 1st 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20
New Zealand 2010 1st 5 5 0 0 50 0 +50
Papua New Guinea 2014 1st 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30
New Caledonia 2018 1st 5 5 0 0 43 0 +43
Total 6 Titles 45 37 1 7 289 16 +273

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2018

2019

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the roster for the 2019 Cup of Nations.[5]

Caps and goals are current as of 28 February 2019 after match against  Australia.

Head coach: Scotland Tom Sermanni

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 26) 58 0 France Bordeaux
21 1GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 17) 3 0 New Zealand East Coast Bays
23 1GK Victoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 28) 3 0 Norway Avaldsnes

2 2DF Ria Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 29) 136 14 England West Ham United
3 2DF Anna Green (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 28) 71 7 New Zealand Capital Football
4 2DF CJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 23) 13 0 Sweden Vittsjö
5 2DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 22) 32 3 Germany Duisburg
6 2DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 25) 68 4 Australia Melbourne City
7 2DF Ali Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 31) 120 1 England Chelsea
8 2DF Abby Erceg (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 133 6 United States North Carolina Courage
15 2DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 20) 5 1 New Zealand Western Springs
17 2DF Stephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 24) 8 0 New Zealand Papakura City

10 3MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 27) 111 15 New Zealand Cashmere Technical
12 3MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 28) 108 13 Iceland KR Reykjavík
14 3MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 24) 57 3 United States Utah Royals
16 3MF Katie Duncan (1988-02-11) 11 February 1988 (age 31) 119 1 New Zealand Onehunga Sports
19 3MF Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) 8 1 New Zealand Three Kings United
20 3MF Daisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 21) 6 2 United States California Golden Bears

9 4FW Katie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 26) 8 4 England Lewes
11 4FW Sarah Gregorius (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 31) 89 33 New Zealand Upper Hutt City
13 4FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 25) 96 23 United States Chicago Red Stars
18 4FW Aimee Phillips (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 27) 6 1 Unattached
22 4FW Emma Kete (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 31) 49 3 Unattached

Recent call-ups

The following players have been named to a roster in the previous 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nadia Olla (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0 New Zealand Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

DF Elizabeth Anton (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 20) 5 0 New Zealand Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

MF Grace Jale (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 19) 4 2 New Zealand Auckland Football 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
MF Malia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0 New Zealand Forrest Hill Milford United 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

FW Emma Rolston (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 22) 5 6 Germany Duisburg 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
FW Amber Hearn (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 34) 124 54 Spain Logroño v.  Japan, 10 June 2018
FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 26) 86 25 Sweden Vittsjö v.  Japan, 10 June 2018

Records

Statistics as of 1 March 2019.

Most capped players

# Name Years Caps Goals
1 Ria Percival 2006– 136 14
2 Abby Erceg 2006– 133 6
3 Amber Hearn 2004– 124 54
4 Katie Duncan 2006– 119 1
4 Ali Riley 2007– 120 1
6 Annalie Longo 2006– 111 15
7 Betsy Hassett 2008– 108 13
8 Kirsty Yallop 2004–2017 102 12
9 Rosie White 2009– 96 23
10 Hayley Bowden 2003–2015 92 10

Top goalscorers

# Player Years Goals Caps
1 Amber Hearn 2004– 54 124
2 Wendy Sharpe 1980–1995 34 47
3 Sarah Gregorius 2010– 33 89
4 Hannah Wilkinson 2010– 25 86
5 Rosie White 2009– 23 96
6 Wendi Henderson 1987–2007 17 64
6 Maureen Jacobson 1979–1996 17 53
8 Pernille Andersen 1998 15 7
8 Annalie Longo 2006– 15 111
10 Nicky Smith 1998–2007 14 23
10 Ria Percival 2006– 14 136

See also

References

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name – Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 2007-09-04. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  3. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  4. ^ [www.rsssf.com]
  5. ^ [www.nzfootball.co.nz]

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
Succeeded by
1986 Chinese Taipei 
Preceded by
1989 Chinese Taipei 
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Australia 
Preceded by
2003 Australia 
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
2014 (Fifth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China