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Tim Payne (footballer)

Tim Payne
Personal information
Full name Timothy John Payne[1]
Date of birth (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 25)
Place of birth Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Eastern Suburbs
Number 7
Youth career
–2009 Auckland City
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Auckland City 1 (1)
2010–2012 Waitakere United 7 (0)
2012–2014 Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
2014–2015 Auckland City 10 (1)
2015–2016 Portland Timbers 2 22 (0)
2016– Eastern Suburbs 46 (2)
National team
2011 New Zealand U17 9 (4)
2011–2013 New Zealand U20 4 (0)
2012 New Zealand U23 2 (0)
2012– New Zealand 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 February 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 November 2018

Timothy John Payne (born 10 January 1994) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Eastern Suburbs in the New Zealand Football Championship and for the New Zealand national team.

Early life

Auckland City and Waitakere United

Born in Auckland, Payne attended Sacred Heart College and started his youth career with ASB Premiership club Auckland City FC before switching to play for rivals Waitakere United. Payne played a major role in Waitakere United's success in the ASB National Youth League in 2010.[2]

Blackburn Rovers

After impressing at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup Payne trialed with Premier League side Blackburn Rovers and then spent several months training at the club.[3] Then days after celebrating his 18th birthday Payne signed a two-and-half-year contract with Rovers in January 2012.[4] Due to work permit issues that prevented him from playing for Rovers, he was released at the end of his contract.

International career

Payne represented New Zealand at Under-17 level. He played 90 minutes in each of his sides four matches at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Mexico.

In May 2012 Payne received a call up from Ricki Herbert to the All Whites alongside fellow youngster and U-17 teammate Cameron Howieson.[5] Payne made his first appearance for the senior national team in a 1–0 win against Honduras on 26 May 2012, he came on as a substitute for Leo Bertos and played the final 15 minutes of the match.[6] He subsequently made an appearance off the bench in the OFC Nations Cup 2012. Payne was named in New Zealand football team for the 2012 Olympics.

International goals and caps

New Zealand's goal tally first.

International career statistics


New Zealand national team
Year Apps Goals
2012 7 0
2013 2 2
Total 9 2


  1. ^ "FIFA U-20 World Cup Colombia 2011 – List of Players" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). 10 August 2011. p. 18. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Q & A WITH TIM PAYNE". Waitakere United. 3 November 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Kiwi set for Blackburn chance". Sky Sports. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Payne seals Rovers move". Sky Sports. 17 January 2012. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
  5. ^ "Herbert includes Payne and Howieson for World Cup qualifiers". New Zealand Football. 15 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  6. ^ "All Whites beat Honduras in Dallas". New Zealand Football. 27 May 2012. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Tim Payne". National Football Teams. Benjamin Strack-Zimmerman.

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