Eastern Suburbs AFC

Eastern Suburbs Association Football Club is a professional Association football club based in the suburb of Kohimarama in Auckland, New Zealand. The club competes in the Northern League.

Eastern Suburbs A.F.C.
Eastern Suburbs Logo.jpeg
Full nameEastern Suburbs Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Lilywhites
Founded1934; 88 years ago (1934)[1]
GroundMadills Farm
ChairmanTom Street
ManagerHoani Edwards
LeagueNorthern League
2021Northern League, 3rd of 12
WebsiteClub website
Current season

Club historyEdit

Eastern Suburbs was formed in 1934 as a result of the merger of Tamaki United AFC (formed 1924) and Glen Innes (formed 1930).[2] One of the country's strongest clubs, it has won all major honours in the country, including winning the prestigious national Chatham Cup on six occasions.[3]

Eastern Suburbs First Team is coached by Hoani Edwards.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NZL Ruben Parker
24 GK   NZL Declan Viljoen
25 GK   NZL Vadym Patkevych
3 DF   NZL Tyler Lissette
16 DF   NZL Christian Gray
12 DF   ENG Cory Vickers
30 DF   NZL Aaryan Raj
14 DF   NZL Jake Moosbally
19 DF   NZL Joel Clissold
4 DF   NZL Kelvin Kalua
15 MF   NZL Stafford Dowling
21 MF   NZL Ryan Verney
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   NZL Lucas Duncan
6 MF   NZL Jaiden van der Heijden
28 MF   NZL Dylan Laing-McConnell
8 MF   NZL Daniel Gleissner-Broom
13 MF   NZL Michael Built
27 MF   NZL Wilson Souphanthavong
18 FW   NZL Brooklyn Baker
7 FW   NZL Jay Shipman
11 FW   NZL Zach Tobin
5 FW   NZL Noah Tomlinson
17 FW   ENG Stephen Hoyle
20 FW   NZL Jacob Mechell

Performance in OFC competitionsEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Position
2020[a][5] OFC Champions League Group A   Galaxy 2–2 1st
  Hekari United 2–1
  Hienghène Sport 4–0
  1. ^ On 4 September 2020, OFC announced that the knockout stage was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

HonoursEdit

[3][2][6]

  • Auckland FA
    • Champions (7): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1962

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eastern Suburbs AFC team profile globalsportsarchive.com. Retrieved 15 September 2021
  2. ^ a b "Eastern Suburbs". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  3. ^ a b "ESAFC". easternsuburbs.org.nz. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  4. ^ "OFC Champions League 2020 cancelled". Oceania Football Confederation. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  5. ^ "2020 OFC Champions League - Oceania". Soccerway. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  6. ^ Hilton, Tony; Smith, Barry (1991). An Association with Soccer: The NZFA Celebrates Its First 100 Years. New Zealand Football. ISBN 978-0473012915.
  7. ^ "Callum McCowatt stars as Eastern Suburbs win national men's football league final". Stuff. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  8. ^ "New Zealand 1951". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  9. ^ "New Zealand 1953". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  10. ^ "New Zealand 1965". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  11. ^ "New Zealand 1968". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  12. ^ "New Zealand 1969". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.
  13. ^ "New Zealand 2014/15". RSSSF.
  14. ^ "New Zealand 1971". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 July 2021.

External linksEdit

Chatham Cup
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1951 Chatham Cup
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1953 Chatham Cup
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1965 Chatham Cup
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1968 Chatham Cup
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Eastern Suburbs
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Eastern Suburbs
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1969 Chatham Cup
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2015 Chatham Cup
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Kate Sheppard Cup
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2019 Kate Sheppard Cup
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