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|Full name||Timothy John Payne|
|Date of birth||10 January 1994|
|Place of birth||Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand|
|Height||1.79 m (5 ft 10 1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Attacking Midfielder|
|2009–2010||Auckland City FC||1||(1)|
|2014–2015||Auckland City FC||10||(1)|
|2015–2016||Portland Timbers 2||22||(0)|
|2011||New Zealand U17||9||(4)|
|2011–2013||New Zealand U20||4||(0)|
|2012||New Zealand U23||2||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15 February 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 5 March 2014
Timothy John Payne (born 10 January 1994) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Eastern Suburbs in the New Zealand Football Championship and internationally for New Zealand. Tim can play anywhere in midfield, usually in the attacking roles but often plays defensive midfield for the National team.
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.
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. Then days after celebrating his 18th birthday Payne signed a two-and-half-year contract with Rovers in January 2012. Due to work permit issues that prevented him from playing for Rovers, he was released at the end of his contract.
In May 2012 Payne received a call up from Ricki Herbert to the All Whites alongside fellow youngster and U-17 teammate Cameron Howieson. 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. 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.
New Zealand's goal tally first.
|International appearances and goals|
|1||26 May||Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas||Honduras||1–0||International match||[tt_news=1668&tx_ttnews[backPid]=10&cHash=4954aa8b2e NZ Football]|
|2||4 June||Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara||Papua New Guinea||2–1||2012 OFC Nations Cup||NZ Football|
|3||6 June||Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara||Solomon Islands||1–1||2012 OFC Nations Cup||NZ Football|
|4||10 June||Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara||Solomon Islands||4–3||2012 OFC Nations Cup||NZ Football|
|5||7 September||Stade Numa-Daly Magenta, Nouméa||New Caledonia||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
|6||13 October||Stade Pater Te Hono Nui, Pirae||Tahiti||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
|7||14 November||Hongkou Football Stadium, Shanghai||China PR||1–1||International match||NZ Football|
|8||22 March||Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin||New Caledonia||2–1||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||NZ Football|
|9||26 March||Lawson Tama Stadium, Honiara||Solomon Islands||2–0||2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifier||2 (2)||[tt_news=2217&tx_ttnews[backPid]=10&cHash=ce874b8afd NZ Football]|
|New Zealand national team|