Erin Nayler

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Erin Nayler
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Nayler playing for New Zealand in 2019
Personal information
Full name Erin Nicole Nayler [1]
Date of birth (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 30) [1]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand [2]
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in) [1]
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Umeå IK
Number 21
College career
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2010 IPFW Mastodons
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
Lynn-Avon United
Forrest Hill Milford
Eastern Suburbs AFC
2015 Norwest United AFC
2016 Sky Blue FC 0 (0)
2016–2017 Olympique Lyonnais Féminin 0 (0)
2017 Grenoble Foot 38 11 (0)
2017–2020 Bordeaux 32 (0)
2020–2021 Reading 0 (0)
2022– Umeå IK 15 (0)
International career
2010–2012 New Zealand U-20 10 (0)
2013– New Zealand 74 [3] (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21:45, 07 August 2022 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 February 2022

Erin Nicole Nayler (born 17 April 1992) is a New Zealand association football goalkeeper, playing for Umeå IK of the Elitettan. She has represented New Zealand at international level. [4]

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Early life

Nayler started playing as a goalkeeper at the age of 10. [5] Playing for Westlake Girls High School with her father Mark as coach, Nayler won many Secondary School tournaments before graduating in 2009. [6] Afterwards she went to Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2010, [7] spending one year playing for the IPFW Mastodons and studying biology. [8] She is currently studying Molecular Biology at Massey University. [5]

Career

Nayler was a member of the New Zealand U-20 side at the 2010 and 2012 Women's World Championships, playing in all three of New Zealand's group games at both events. [9] [10] The performances earned her a spot at the senior New Zealand team, the "Football Ferns", for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. [11] Nayler was the only uncapped member of New Zealand's squad and did not feature in the tournament. [12] She was also a standby player for the 2012 Olympics. [13]

With Bordeaux in 2018. Erin Nayler 2018.jpg
With Bordeaux in 2018.

Nayler's eventual senior début happened at the 2013 Cyprus Cup, in a 2–0 win over Italy. [14]

She played all three matches of New Zealand at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada. [15] Nayler was chosen as Player of the Match during her second game, as she kept a clean sheet in a 0–0 tie with the hosts in Edmonton. [16]

In 2015, Nayler was captain of Northern Football as they won the National Women's League, the top-flight women's football tournament of New Zealand. [17] She also played for Norwest United of the Northern League. [12] In 2016, Northern Football manager Paul Greig had become assistant coach of Sky Blue FC, in the United States' National Women's Soccer League, and led his new team to sign Nayler. [18] However, she was released by Sky Blue after 26 days and no games played, and Sky Blue signed another outfielder instead. [19] [20]

Nayler then hoped to use the 2016 Olympics, where she was again the Ferns' starting goalie, to see if she attracted the attention of any foreign clubs. [21] In the Olympics, Nayler had a clean sheet in New Zealand's second game, a defeat of Colombia by 1–0, but the Ferns fell in the group stage following defeats to the United States and France. [22]

Shortly after the Games, Nayler signed a two-year contract with Olympique Lyonnais of France. [23] In 2017 she was loaned to women's team of Grenoble Foot 38, who played the Division 2, after seeing no playing time as the third goalkeeper. [24] [25] For the 2017–18 season, Nayler signed with the female squad of FC Girondins de Bordeaux, who played in the Division 1. [26] At the end of her first season, where Bordeaux finished seventh, Nayler renewed her contract for an additional two years. [27]

In April 2019, Nayler was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [28]

In August 2020, Nayler announced she had signed for FA Women's Super League club Reading. Unable to dislodge the incumbent goalkeeper Grace Moloney and unhappy at a lack of playing opportunities, Nayler left after one season. [29]

On 27 October 2021, Damallsvenskan club Umeå IK announced the signing of Nayler ahead of their 2022 season. [30]

Honours

Individual

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