Claudia Bunge

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Claudia Bunge
Personal information
Full name Claudia Mary Bunge [1]
Date of birth (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 23)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Height 173 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 3
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2016– Glenfield Rovers
–2020 Northern Lights
2020– Melbourne Victory 27 (4)
National team
2016 New Zealand U17 10 (1)
2018– New Zealand U20 6 (0)
2019– New Zealand 14 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 March 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 9 October 2022

Claudia Mary Bunge (born 21 September 1999) is a New Zealand footballer who currently plays for Melbourne Victory. She has represented New Zealand at both age group and senior international level. [2]

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Club career

Bunge plays club football for Glenfield Rovers, who play in the Lotto NRFL Premier Women's competition. [3] Playing for the Rovers, Bunge has been part of the team to finish runner-up in the 2016 Kate Sheppard Cup that was then known as the Women's Knockout Cup. [4] They then won the Kate Sheppard Cup in 2017. [5] Bunge was also part of the team that won the Lotto NRFL Premier Women league in 2018. [6]

Bunge also plays in the New Zealand Football run National Women's League where teams are run by the regional federations. Bunge plays for and is also currently captain of the Northern Lights. [7]

In November 2020, Bunge joined Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League. [8] [9]

International career

Bunge was a member of the New Zealand U-17 who won the 2016 OFC U-17 Women's Championship side at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan, [10] and the New Zealand U-20 side at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France. [11]

Bunge was called up for the New Zealand national team to take part in the Yongchuan International Tournament in China. [12] She made her senior début for the Football Ferns in a 2–0 loss to China on 8 November 2019. [13] She followed up that game with another start for the Ferns against Canada, impressing the coach with her performances. [14]

Career statistics

Club

As of match played on 27 March 2022. [15]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
ClubSeasonLeagueCupOthersTotal
DivisionAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
Melbourne Victory 2020–21 W-League 142142
2021–22 A-League Women132132
Total274274
Career total274274

International

As of match played on 9 October 2022. [16]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National teamYearAppsGoals
New Zealand 201920
202020
202110
202290
Total140

Honours

Club

Glenfield Rovers :

Melbourne Victory

International

New Zealand U17

New Zealand U20

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