Jeremy John Christie (born 22 May 1983) is a New Zealand international footballer who most recently played for FC Tampa Bay in the North American Soccer League.

Jeremy Christie
Personal information
Full name Jeremy John Christie
Date of birth (1983-05-22) 22 May 1983 (age 36)
Place of birth Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Playing position Central Midfield
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999 Northland
1999–2002 Barnsley 1 (0)
2003–2004 Football Kingz 28 (5)
2004–2005 Waitakere United (4)
2005–2006 New Zealand Knights 21 (4)
2006–2007 Perth Glory 19 (0)
2007–2009 Wellington Phoenix 34 (0)
2009 Waitakere United
2010–2011 FC Tampa Bay 18 (2)
2013 Waitakere United
National team
1999 New Zealand U-17 25 (0)
2001–2003 New Zealand U-20 13 (3)
2001–2005 New Zealand U-23 13 (1)
2005– New Zealand 27 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 September 2011
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 21 January 2014

Christie can play in central midfield or as a defender. Christie was part of the selected All Whites squad which competed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.



Christie has played for a number of teams since making his professional debut in 1999. He has played with Barnsley FC, Football Kingz, New Zealand Knights, Perth Glory and Wellington Phoenix.

Christie signed with A-league expansion club Wellington Phoenix from Perth Glory for the start of the 2007–08 season and joined up with fellow All Whites Shane Smeltz, Glen Moss, Tim Brown and Mark Paston. He made 27 appearances in two seasons with the Phoenix before leaving at the conclusion of the 2008–09 season.

Christie then went in search of regular playing time to boost his All Whites selection chances for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and signed with FC Tampa Bay of the North American Soccer League on 21 January 2010.[1] Christie made his first team debut in their opening match of the 2010 season – a 1–0 home win over Crystal Palace Baltimore F.C. in which he provided the game-winning goal assist.[2]

Christie scored his first goal for Tampa Bay in a 2–2 draw with Austin Aztex FC, an 86th minute penalty kick to tie the game in front of a sell-out home crowd.[3]

Christie missed most of the 2011 season for FC Tampa Bay due to hip surgery he had undertaken during the off season. At the conclusion of the 2011 season Christie left FC Tampa Bay. Christie played in the ASB Premiership in New Zealand's top flight competition for Waitakere United in at least two separate spells from 2004 onwards.


Christie was selected to captain the New Zealand U-17 squad for the 1999 FIFA U-17 World Cup[4] which was hosted by New Zealand and played in all three group stage matches against Poland, Uruguay and the United States. Christie has also earned national representation at U-20 and U-23 level between 2001 and 2005.

Christie made his All Whites senior debut with a substitute appearance in a 0–1 loss to Australia on 9 June 2005 at Craven Cottage.[5] He was named as part of the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup New Zealand squad to travel to South Africa,[6] playing in all three pool matches against Spain, South Africa and Iraq.

On 10 May 2010, Christie was named in New Zealand's final 23-man squad to compete at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[7] and appeared as a second-half substitute in New Zealand's first two games which both resulted in 1–1 draws with Slovakia and 2006 World Champions Italy.

Career statisticsEdit


International goalsEdit

International goals
# Date Opponent Final Score Result Competition
1 10 September 2008   New Caledonia 3–0 Win 2008 OFC Nations Cup
Last updated 12 April 2010

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Rowdies sign first player, New Zealand midfielder Christie". Tampa Bay Online. 22 January 2010. Archived from the original on 25 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Rowdies Defeat Baltimore in Season Opener 1–0". Tampa Bay Rowdies. 16 April 2010. Archived from the original on 26 April 2010.
  3. ^ "The Rowdies sellout for home opener". Tampa Bay Rowdies. 8 May 2010. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010.
  4. ^ FIFA U-17 World Cup 1999, New Zealand Squad Archived 5 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "A-International Lineups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
  6. ^ "New Zealand – All Whites name Confederations Cup squad". Oceania Football confederation. 7 May 2009. Archived from the original on 24 June 2009.
  7. ^ Johnstone, Duncan (10 May 2010). "All Whites World Cup squad named". Retrieved 6 October 2011.

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