New Zealand women's national football team

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
Nickname(s)Football Ferns[1]
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTom Sermanni
CaptainAli Riley
Most capsRia Percival (135)
Top scorerAmber Hearn (54)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 23 Decrease 4 (12 July 2019)[2]
Highest16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest24 (December 2006)
First international
 New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 21–0 Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 11–0 New Zealand 
(Brisbane, Australia; 24 February 2004)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1991)
Best resultGroup stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)
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)

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.

Record

World Cup

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 11
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 9
Germany 2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
Canada 2015 Group stage 19th 3 0 2 1 2 3
France 2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Total Group stage 15 0 3 12 8 34

Summer Olympics

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2 3
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 −11 7

OFC Championship

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
New Caledonia 1983 1st 4 3 1 0 24 3 +21
New Zealand 1986 3rd 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
Australia 1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9
Australia 1991 1st 4 3 0 1 28 1 +27
Papua New Guinea 1994 2nd 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8
New Zealand 1998 2nd 4 3 0 1 41 3 +38
Australia 2003 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 2 +27
Papua New Guinea 2007 1st 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20
New Zealand 2010 1st 5 5 0 0 50 0 +50
Papua New Guinea 2014 1st 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30
New Caledonia 2018 1st 5 5 0 0 43 0 +43
Total 6 Titles 45 37 1 7 289 16 +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.

2019

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[5][6]

Caps and goals are current as of 9 April 2019 after match against  Norway.

Head coach: Scotland Tom Sermanni

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Erin Nayler 17 April 1992 (age 27) 61 0 France Bordeaux
21 GK Victoria Esson 6 March 1991 (age 28) 3 0 Norway Avaldsnes
23 GK Nadia Olla 7 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0 New Zealand Western Springs

2 DF Ria Percival 7 December 1989 (age 29) 139 14 England West Ham United
3 DF Anna Green 20 August 1990 (age 28) 72 7 New Zealand Miramar Rangers
4 DF CJ Bott 22 April 1995 (age 24) 16 1 Sweden Vittsjö
5 DF Nicole Stratford 1 February 1989 (age 30) 0 0 New Zealand Glenfield Rovers
6 DF Rebekah Stott 17 June 1993 (age 26) 71 4 Norway Avaldsnes
7 DF Ali Riley (captain) 30 October 1987 (age 31) 123 1 England Chelsea
8 DF Abby Erceg 20 November 1989 (age 29) 135 6 United States North Carolina Courage
15 DF Sarah Morton 28 August 1998 (age 20) 6 1 New Zealand Western Springs
18 DF Stephanie Skilton 27 October 1994 (age 24) 9 0 New Zealand Papakura City
22 DF Olivia Chance 5 October 1993 (age 25) 11 0 Unattached

10 MF Annalie Longo 1 July 1991 (age 28) 113 15 Unattached
12 MF Betsy Hassett 4 August 1990 (age 28) 111 13 Iceland KR Reykjavík
14 MF Katie Bowen 15 April 1994 (age 25) 59 3 United States Utah Royals
16 MF Katie Duncan 11 February 1988 (age 31) 122 1 New Zealand Onehunga Sports
20 MF Daisy Cleverley 30 April 1997 (age 22) 8 2 United States California Golden Bears

9 FW Emma Kete 1 September 1987 (age 31) 50 3 Unattached
11 FW Sarah Gregorius 6 August 1987 (age 31) 91 33 New Zealand Miramar Rangers
13 FW Rosie White 6 June 1993 (age 26) 99 24 Unattached
17 FW Hannah Wilkinson 28 May 1992 (age 27) 87 25 Unattached
19 FW Paige Satchell 13 April 1998 (age 21) 11 1 Germany SC Sand

Recent call-ups

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

This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be inaccurate.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Anna Leat 26 June 2001 (age 18) 3 0 New Zealand East Coast Bays 2019 Cup of Nations

DF Meikayla Moore 4 June 1996 (age 23) 35 3 Germany MSV Duisburg 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup INJ
DF Elizabeth Anton 12 December 1998 (age 20) 5 0 New Zealand Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

MF Grace Jale 10 April 1999 (age 20) 4 2 New Zealand Auckland Football 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
MF Malia Steinmetz 18 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0 New Zealand Forrest Hill Milford United 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

FW Katie Rood 2 September 1992 (age 26) 8 4 England Lewes v.  Norway, 9 April 2019
FW Aimee Phillips 6 May 1991 (age 28) 6 1 Unattached v.  Norway, 9 April 2019
FW Emma Rolston 10 November 1996 (age 22) 5 6 Germany MSV Duisburg 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from international duty

Records

Statistics as of 2 June 2019.

Most capped players

# Name Years Caps Goals
1 Ria Percival 2006– 141 14
2 Abby Erceg 2006– 137 6
3 Ali Riley 2007– 125 1
3 Amber Hearn 2004– 125 54
5 Katie Duncan 2006– 123 1
6 Annalie Longo 2006– 115 15
7 Betsy Hassett 2008– 112 13
8 Kirsty Yallop 2004–2017 104 12
9 Rosie White 2009– 101 24
10 Sarah Gregorius 2010– 93 34

Top goalscorers

# Player Years Goals Caps
1 Amber Hearn 2004– 54 125
2 Wendy Sharpe 1980–1995 34 47
2 Sarah Gregorius 2010– 34 93
4 Hannah Wilkinson 2010– 25 89
5 Rosie White 2009– 24 101
6 Wendi Henderson 1987–2007 17 64
6 Maureen Jacobson 1979–1996 17 53
8 Pernille Andersen 1998 15 7
8 Annalie Longo 2006– 15 115
10 Nicky Smith 1998–2007 14 23
10 Ria Percival 2006– 14 141

See also

References

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name – Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  3. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  4. ^ "1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/76124
  6. ^ https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/77923

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
Succeeded by
1986 Chinese Taipei 
Preceded by
1989 Chinese Taipei 
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Australia 
Preceded by
2003 Australia 
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
2014 (Fifth title)
2018 (Sixth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China 
Aimee Phillips

Aimee Phillips (born 6 May 1991) is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a forward for the New Zealand women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 2016 Algarve Cup.

In 2018, she represented ZFK Spartak Subotica where she made 9 (apps) and scored 6 (gls) in the Serbian SuperLiga and won the Serbian Superliga. In June 2018, she moved to Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C. to play in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds. Cardiff Met. Ladies F.C. lost 3-2 to WFC Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv, 5-2 to CFF Olimpia Cluj and drew 2-2 with Birkirkara F.C.. She scored 1 (gls) and 2 (assists) during the UEFA Champions League.

Andreas Heraf

Andreas Heraf (born 10 September 1967) is an Austrian football manager and former player. He was previously the technical director for New Zealand Football and head coach for the New Zealand women's national football team

Betsy Hassett

Betsy Doon Hassett (born 4 August 1990) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for the New Zealand women's national football team and Icelandic club KR. She previously played for German side SC Sand, English club Manchester City, Amazon Grimstad in Norway, Werder Bremen in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga and Dutch club Ajax. Hassett represented New Zealand at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup as well as the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games. As a youth, she played at the 2008 and 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournaments.

Bridgette Armstrong

Bridgette Kate Armstrong (born 9 November 1992), is a member of the Football Ferns, the New Zealand women's national football team.She was a member of the New Zealand squad in the inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, playing all three group games; a 0–1 loss to Canada, a 1–2 loss to Denmark, and a 1–3 loss to Colombia.Armstrong also represented New Zealand at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, again playing all three group games; a 2–3 loss to Nigeria, a 4–3 win over hosts Chile, and scored New Zealand's goal against England before England equalised late in injury time to eliminate New Zealand from the tournament. In 2010, she represented New Zealand at the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Germany, appearing in all three group games.Armstrong made her senior international debut as a substitute in a friendly against Japan on 14 November 2009, and scored her first international goal in a 7–0 win over Tahiti on 3 October 2010.Armstrong's family is well represented in international football. Her grandfather father Ken Armstrong was a dual international representing both England and New Zealand. Father Ron Armstrong and uncle Brian Armstrong also represented New Zealand.Armstrong attended Long Bay College.

Emma Kete

Emma Jillian Kete (born 1 September 1987), is a New Zealand footballer who plays as a Centre forward for Canberra United and the New Zealand women's national football team.

Grace Jale

Grace Jale (born 10 April 1999) is an association football midfielder who plays for the New Zealand women's national football team.

Jasmine Pereira

Jasmine Henrietta Pereira (born 20 July 1996) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Three Kings United and for New Zealand women's national football team.

Leslie King (footballer)

Leslie Catherine King (Leslie Moore) (born 13 November 1963) is a former association football player who represented the New Zealand women's national football team.

King made her Football Ferns debut in a 3–0 win over Hawaii on 12 December 1987 and ended her international career with 28 caps to her credit.King represented New Zealand at the Women's World Cup finals in China in 1991 playing all 3 group games.

List of New Zealand women's international footballers

This is a list of New Zealand women's international footballers – association football players who have played for the New Zealand women's national football team in officially recognised international matches. All players with official senior caps are listed here.

New Zealand at the FIFA Women's World Cup

The New Zealand women's national football team has represented New Zealand at the FIFA Women's World Cup on five occasions in 1991, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019. They have never won a game or advanced beyond the group stage.

New Zealand national football team (disambiguation)

The New Zealand national football team represent New Zealand in international association football competitions.

New Zealand national football team may also refer to:

New Zealand national American football team

New Zealand national Australian rules football team

New Zealand national beach soccer team

New Zealand women's national football team

New Zealand women's national under-17 football team

The New Zealand women's Under-17 Football Team, informally known as the 'Young Football Ferns', is the representative team for New Zealand in international Under-17 association football tournaments. The Young Football Ferns were the host team for the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.

The Young Football Ferns compete in the OFC U-17 Women's Championship, the bi-annual confederation championship to decide who represents Oceania Football Confederation at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup. The inaugural tournament was held in 2010.

New Zealand women's national under-20 football team

The New Zealand women's Under-20 Football Team, informally known as the 'Junior Football Ferns', is the representative team for New Zealand in international Under-20 football (soccer) tournaments.

Rebecca Smith (footballer)

Rebecca Katie Smith (born 17 June 1981) is a former New Zealand international footballer who played as a defender. She was a member of the New Zealand women's national football team.Born in the United States, Smith qualified to represent New Zealand internationally through her parents.

Rebekah Stott

Rebekah Ashley Stott (born 17 June 1993) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for Norwegian club Avaldsnes IL. She is a defender for the New Zealand women's national football team. She previously played for Australian W-League teams Brisbane Roar, Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City as well as German Bundesliga team SC Sand and Sky Blue FC and the Seattle Reign in the NWSL.

Rosie White

Rosemary Eleanor Florence "Rosie" White (born 6 June 1993) is a New Zealand footballer who plays in the striker position for the New Zealand women's national football team. She previously represented her country on the under-17 and under-20 national teams.

Stephanie Skilton

Stephanie Skilton (born 27 October 1994 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an association footballer who has represented New Zealand at international level by being capped in the New Zealand women's national football team.Skilton was a member of the New Zealand U-17 side at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago, making two appearances.She played in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2012 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Japan where they were eliminated at the group stages.

At the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Canada, Skilton played in all three of New Zealand's group games and the quarter final match which they lost to Nigeria.Skilton made her senior début as a substitute in a 1–2 loss to Switzerland on 7 March 2014.

Tony Readings

Tony Readings (born 27 October 1975) is an English former footballer and coach who played for A.F.C. Wimbledon and North Shore United. From 2012 to 2017, he was the manager of the New Zealand women's national football team.

Women's association football in New Zealand

For more in depth, albeit general information see Football in New Zealand.

Football in New Zealand is one of the fastest growing and most popular sports amongst women. The National Women's League was created in 2002 in order to help improve the New Zealand women's national football team. New Zealand Football is now focusing its efforts on youth development so the country can be internationally competitive.The Women's Soccer Association of New Zealand (WSANZ) used to have sole control of the women's game in New Zealand it merged after becoming part of the national body, New Zealand Football.

WSANZ has disbanded its organisation and operates under New Zealand Football.

FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 17 November  Denmark L 0–3 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November  Norway L 0–4 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November  China PR L 1–4 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  Brazil L 0–5 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September  Denmark L 0–2
20 September  China PR L 0–2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Germany 2011 Group stage 27 June  Japan L 1–2 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
1 July  England L 1–2 Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
5 July  Mexico D 2–2 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Canada 2015 Group stage 6 June  Netherlands L 0–1 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
11 June  Canada D 0–0
15 June  China PR D 2–2 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
France 2019 Group stage 11 June  Netherlands L 0–1 Stade Océane, Le Havre
15 June  Canada L 0–2 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
20 June  Cameroon L 1–2 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
10 June 2018 FriendlyNew Zealand 1–3 JapanWellington, New Zealand
15:00 WET Moore Goal 18' Report Tanaka Goal 17'34'44'
Takagi Yellow card 23'
Stadium: Westpac Stadium
19 November 2018 OFC Nations Cup – GSNew Zealand 11–0 TongaNouméa, New Caledonia
Box
Report
Stadium: Stade Numa Daly
Attendance: 150
Referee: Rani Perry (Tahiti)
22 November 2018 OFC Nations Cup – GSNew Zealand 6–0 Cook IslandsNouméa, New Caledonia
Report Stadium: Stade Numa Daly
Attendance: 100
Referee: David Yareboinen (Papua New Guinea)
25 November 2018 OFC Nations Cup – GSNew Zealand 10–0 FijiNouméa, New Caledonia
Report Stadium: Stade Numa Daly
Attendance: 100
Referee: Rani Perry (Tahiti)
28 November 2018 OFC Nations Cup – Semi-finalNew Zealand 8–0 New CaledoniaLifou, New Caledonia
Report Stadium: Stade de Hnassé
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Rani Perry (Tahiti)
1 December 2018 OFC Nations Cup – FinalFiji 0–8 New ZealandNouméa, New Caledonia
Report
Stadium: Stade Numa-Daly Magenta
Attendance: 450
Referee: Tapaita Lelenga (Tonga)
28 February 2019 Cup of NationsAustralia 2–0 New ZealandSydney, Australia
19:30 AEDT
Source Stadium: Leichhardt Oval
Attendance: 6,805
3 March 2019 Cup of NationsArgentina 0–2 New ZealandBrisbane, Australia
15:05 AEST Source
Stadium: Suncorp Stadium
6 March 2019 Cup of NationsSouth Korea 2–0 New ZealandMelbourne, Australia
15:05 AEDT
Source Stadium: AAMI Park
9 April 2019 FriendlyNorway 0–1 New ZealandMarbella, Spain
18:00 Report
Stadium: Marbella Football Center
16 May 2019 FriendlyUnited States 5–0 New ZealandSt. Louis, Missouri
20:00 ET
Report Stadium: Busch Stadium
Attendance: 35,761
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
22 May 2019 FriendlyMexico 1–2 New ZealandNew York City, United States
14:00 EDT
Source
Stadium: Red Bulls Academy
1 June 2019 FriendlyEngland 0–1 New ZealandBrighton and Hove, England
13:00 BST Report Gregorius Goal 50' Stadium: AMEX Stadium
Attendance: 20,076
4 June 2019 FriendlyWales 1–0 New ZealandCardiff, Wales
19:00 BST
Report Stadium: Cardiff International Sports Stadium
11 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupGSNew Zealand 0–1 NetherlandsLe Havre, France
15:00 CEST Report
Stadium: Stade Océane
Attendance: 10,654
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
15 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupGSCanada 2–0 New ZealandGrenoble, France
21:00 CEST
Report Stadium: Stade des Alpes
Attendance: 14,856
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
20 June 2019 2019 FIFA Women's World CupGSCameroon 2–1 New ZealandMontpellier, France
18:00 CEST
Report
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson
Attendance: 8,009
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
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