New Zealand women's national football team

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New Zealand
Nickname(s) Football Ferns [1]
Association New Zealand Football
Confederation OFC (Oceania)
Head coach Tom Sermanni
Captain Ali Riley
Most caps Ria Percival (135)
Top scorer Amber Hearn (54)
FIFA code NZL
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 19 Increase2.svg 1 (7 December 2018) [2]
Highest16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest24 (December 2006)
First international
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong  Flag of Hong Kong 1959.svg
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 21–0 Samoa  Flag of Samoa.svg
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea 11–0 New Zealand  Flag of New Zealand.svg
(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]

New Zealand Football sports governing body

New Zealand Football is the governing body for the sport of association football in New Zealand. It oversees the seven New Zealand Football federations, as well as the New Zealand national football team, the national junior and women's teams, the men's and women's national Leagues ISPS Handa Premiership, National Women's League, and a number of tournaments, including the Chatham Cup and Women's Knockout Cup. A New Zealand team, Wellington Phoenix FC who plays in the Australian A-League also comes under New Zealand Football jurisdiction.

2007 FIFA Womens World Cup 2007 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the fifth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was an international association football competition for women held in China from 10 to 30 September 2007. Originally, China was to host the 2003 edition, but the outbreak of SARS in that country forced that event to be moved to the United States. FIFA immediately granted the 2007 event to China, which meant that no new host nation was chosen competitively until the voting was held for the 2011 Women's World Cup.

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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.

The Asian Football Confederation's 1975 AFC Women's Championship was the first AFC Women's Championship. It was held from 25 August to 3 September 1975 in Hong Kong. Participating members were New Zealand, Thailand, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia. The tournament was won by New Zealand in the final against Thailand.

Record

World Cup

YearResultPositionPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Group Stage11th3003111
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Group Stage14th300309
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group Stage12th301246
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group Stage19th302123
Flag of France.svg 2019 Qualified
TotalGroup Stage-12039729

Summer Olympics

YearRoundPldWDLGFGAGDPts
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Did not enter
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Group Stage301227−51
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Quarter-finals410335−23
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016 Group Stage310215−43
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Qualified
TotalQuarter-finals10217617−117

OFC Championship

YearResultPldWDLGFGAGD
Flag of France (1794-1815, 1830-1958).svg 1983 1st4310243+21
Flag of New Zealand.svg 1986 3rd4202330
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1989 2nd5401101+9
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 1991 1st4301281+27
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 1994 2nd4301102+8
Flag of New Zealand.svg 1998 2nd4301413+38
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2003 2nd4301292+27
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2007 1st3300211+20
Flag of New Zealand.svg 2010 1st5500500+50
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg 2014 1st3300300+30
Flag of FLNKS.svg 2018 1st5500430+43
Total6 Titles45371728916+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 Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia.

Head coach: Flag of Scotland.svg Tom Sermanni

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 26)580 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
211 GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 17)30 Flag of New Zealand.svg East Coast Bays
231 GK Victoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 27)30 Flag of Norway.svg Avaldsnes

22 DF Ria Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 29)13614 Flag of England.svg West Ham United
32 DF Anna Green (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 28)717Unattached
42 DF CJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 23)130 Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö
52 DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 22)323 Flag of Germany.svg Duisburg
62 DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 25)684 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Melbourne City
72 DF Ali Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 31)1201 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
82 DF Abby Erceg (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29)1336 Flag of the United States.svg North Carolina Courage
152 DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 20)51 Flag of New Zealand.svg Western Springs
172 DF Stephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 24)80 Flag of New Zealand.svg Papakura City

103 MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 27)11115 Flag of New Zealand.svg Cashmere Technical
123 MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 28)10813 Flag of Iceland.svg KR Reykjavík
143 MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 24)573 Flag of the United States.svg Utah Royals
163 MF Katie Duncan (1988-02-11) 11 February 1988 (age 31)1191 Flag of New Zealand.svg Onehunga Sports
193 MF Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20)81 Flag of New Zealand.svg Three Kings United
203 MF Daisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 21)62 Flag of the United States.svg California Golden Bears

94 FW Katie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 26)84 Flag of England.svg Lewes
114 FW Sarah Gregorius (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 31)8933 Flag of New Zealand.svg Upper Hutt City
134 FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 25)9623 Flag of the United States.svg Chicago Red Stars
184 FW Aimee Phillips (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 27)61Unattached
224 FW Emma Kete (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 31)493Unattached

Recent call-ups

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

This list may be incomplete.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Nadia Olla (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 19)10 Flag of New Zealand.svg Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

DF Elizabeth Anton (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 20)50 Flag of New Zealand.svg Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

MF Grace Jale (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 19)42 Flag of New Zealand.svg Auckland Football 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
MF Malia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 20)30 Flag of New Zealand.svg Forrest Hill Milford United 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

FW Emma Rolston (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 22)56 Flag of Germany.svg Duisburg 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
FW Amber Hearn (1984-11-28) 28 November 1984 (age 34)12454 Flag of Spain.svg Logroño v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan, 10 June 2018
FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 26)8625 Flag of Sweden.svg Vittsjö v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan, 10 June 2018

Records

Statistics as of 1 March 2019.

Most capped players

#NameYearsCapsGoals
1 Ria Percival 2006–13614
2 Abby Erceg 2006–1336
3 Amber Hearn 2004–12454
4 Katie Duncan 2006–1191
4 Ali Riley 2007–1201
6 Annalie Longo 2006–11115
7 Betsy Hassett 2008–10813
8 Kirsty Yallop 2004–201710212
9 Rosie White 2009–9623
10 Hayley Bowden 2003–20159210

Top goalscorers

#PlayerYearsGoalsCaps
1 Amber Hearn 2004–54124
2 Wendy Sharpe 1980–19953447
3 Sarah Gregorius 2010–3389
4 Hannah Wilkinson 2010–2586
5 Rosie White 2009–2396
6 Wendi Henderson 1987–20071764
6 Maureen Jacobson 1979–19961753
8 Pernille Andersen 1998157
8 Annalie Longo 2006–15111
10 Nicky Smith 1998–20071423
10 Ria Percival 2006–14136

See also

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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. http://www.rsssf.com/tablesa/aswomen.html#p75
  5. https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/72503
Sporting positions
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Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
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1989 Chinese Taipei  Flag of Chinese Taipei (FIFA).svg
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
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2003 Australia  Flag of Australia (converted).svg
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
2014 (Fifth title)
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