New Zealand men's national football team

The New Zealand men's national football team (Māori: Tīma hoka a-motu o Aotearoa; recognised as Aotearoa New Zealand by FIFA[4]) represents New Zealand in men's international football competitions. The team is governed by the governing body for football in New Zealand, New Zealand Football (NZF), which is currently a member of FIFA and the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC). The team's official nickname is the All Whites (Māori: Ōmā).[5]

New Zealand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)All Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football (NZF)
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachDarren Bazeley
CaptainChris Wood
Most capsIvan Vicelich (88)
Top scorerChris Wood (34)
Home stadiumVarious
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 104 Decrease 1 (4 April 2024)[1]
Highest47 (August 2002)
Lowest161 (April–May 2016)
First international
 New Zealand 3–1 Australia 
(Dunedin, New Zealand; 17 June 1922)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 13–0 Fiji 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 16 August 1981)
Biggest defeat
 New Zealand 0–10 Australia 
(Wellington, New Zealand; 11 July 1936)[2]
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 1982)
Best resultGroup stage (1982 and 2010)
OFC Nations Cup
Appearances10 (first in 1973)
Best resultChampions (1973, 1998, 2002, 2008 and 2016)
FIFA Confederations Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1999)
Best resultGroup stage (1999, 2003, 2009 and 2017)
Websitewww.nzfootball.co.nz

The team represented New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1982 and 2010, and the FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments in 1999, 2003, 2009, and 2017. New Zealand is a five-time OFC Nations Cup champion. New Zealand was the only unbeaten country in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, drawing all three group stage games; nevertheless, they were eliminated in the group stage.

History

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Early years

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New Zealand playing Australia in 1922

New Zealand's first international football match was played in Dunedin at the old Caledonian Ground on 23 July 1904 against a team representing New South Wales. New Zealand lost by the game's only goal, but drew with the same team 3–3 in a game at Athletic Park, Wellington seven days later.[6] The following year the team played a Wellington representative side on 10 June before embarking on a tour of Australia, during which they played eleven representative sides, including three "test matches" against New South Wales. Of these three matches they won one, lost one, and drew one.

A New Zealand national team did not play again until 1922, when New Zealand played three official full internationals against Australia, played at Carisbrook in Dunedin, Athletic Park in Wellington, and Auckland Domain. The results were two 3–1 wins to New Zealand and a 1–1 draw in Wellington.[7][8] In 1927, Canada became the second team to play in New Zealand as they played in four official matches with a win and a draw.[9]

New Zealand would become one of the founder members of the Oceania Football Confederation in 1966 which was founded between Charlie Dempsey and his Australian colleague Jim Bayutti in founding the federation.[10]

Success for España '82

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New Zealand playing against Israel during the 1990 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

At the beginning of the 1980s, the All Whites were on a good run of consecutive victories, but with the organisation of the 1980 Oceania Cup in New Caledonia, New Zealand ended up having a very disastrous campaign, losing 1–3 and 0–4 for Tahiti and Fiji respectively, and in the last round without a possible qualification for the final, they beat the Solomon Islands by a large score of 6–1. And mainly due to the not very good campaign in this year's Merdeka Tournament, the team did not have a good reputation, according to Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand, up until the 1980s "the high visibility of British migrants in the All Whites, as well as in the game's administration and domestic club scene, attracted negative comments". Even so, the team managed to advance to the final phase of the qualifiers for the 1982 World Cup, having a practically perfect campaign without losing a match, highlighted by the 3–3 draw and the 1–0 victory against their team rival Australia, and a great victory against Fiji by the score of 13–0 in the last round to guarantee a place in the next phase. For the last phase, the All Whites competed hard against China PR, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and thanks to a large victory against the Saudis (5–0), they had to compete in a play-off match against the Chinese due to the draw of points and on goal difference, and with decisive goals from Steve Wooddin and Wynton Rufer, they won 2–1, and achieved a historic classification for España '82. In their 1982 FIFA World Cup campaign, they lost all three games conceding 12 goals and scoring just 2. Of the 22-man squad, 11 members were born in the United Kingdom, including seven in England alone. This included the captain Steve Sumner and striker Steve Wooddin, who had both played club football in England before immigrating. However, over the following decades the composition of the national squad changed and "the face of football became increasingly Kiwi".[11]

Consolidation in Oceania

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New Zealand playing against Bahrain in play 2010 FIFA World Cup inter-confederation play-offs dispute at the Westpac Stadium.

Since the 1990s, United States college soccer has played a significant role in the development of New Zealand players. This influence began when former Scotland international Bobby Clark returned to the US after his 1994–96 stint as New Zealand head coach to take the head coaching job at Stanford University (he now holds the same position at Notre Dame). Clark began recruiting in New Zealand, and former New Zealand national players Ryan Nelsen and Simon Elliott played for him at Stanford. The trend that Clark started has continued to the present; more than two dozen New Zealanders are now playing for NCAA Division I men's programmes in the US.[12] A common next step in these players' career paths is a stint in Major League Soccer; ESPN soccernet journalist Brent Latham speculated in a March 2010 story that New Zealand's 2010 FIFA World Cup squad could have more MLS players than the US squad.[12][13] However, Latham's speculation did not prove true, as only one MLS player made the New Zealand squad for the World Cup. New Zealand formerly competed against Australia for top honours in the OFC. However, after Australia left to join the AFC in 2006, New Zealand were left as the only seeded team in the OFC. New Zealand qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup though exited the competition after the first round despite being the only team not to lose a game during the tournament because they drew 1–1 vs defending champions Italy, Slovakia and 0–0 vs Paraguay while eventual champions Spain lost to Switzerland. New Zealand notably finished above Italy in their group as Italy lost to Slovakia in their final group match and finished with two points compared to New Zealand's three.[14]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Paraguay 3 1 2 0 3 1 +2 5 Advance to knockout stage
2   Slovakia 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
3   New Zealand 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 3
4   Italy 3 0 2 1 4 5 −1 2
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Tie-breaking criteria

Horror in Honiara and failures towards the World Cup

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After a very positive cycle for the All Whites, the team competed for the 2012 OFC Nations Cup as big favourites to win the title, doing well in the group stage, winning the first two games by slim scores (1–0 and 2–1), and a 1–1 draw against the Mandates Salomonense, however in the next phase, they faced New Caledonia in the semi-final, where they suffered a shameful defeat by 0–2, with goals from Bertrand Kaï in the 60th minute, and Georges Gope-Fenepej in the 90+2 minute to seal the defeat which was called "Horror in Honiara". Even beating the Solomon Islands in the play-off for third place, this did not prevent the dismissal of the coach at the time Ricki Herbert, where after this embarrassing defeat, they would also be eliminated in the intercontinental play-off for the 2014 World Cup for Mexico by the score of 3–9 on aggregate.

 
New Zealand playing against Russia in the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.

In August 2014, Anthony Hudson was appointed manager of the All Whites. Hudson's first game in charge of the national team was a 3–1 defeat away to Uzbekistan in September 2014. As a result of the All Whites playing "just three matches" in the previous year, which was "the least of any country in world football",[15] and having "seven months without a match" the All Whites dropped to 161 in the FIFA world rankings.[16][17] The All Whites went on to win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup, winning four matches with the final being won via a penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw against Papua New Guinea, conceding only 1 goal, from a penalty, in the process. New Zealand's victory saw them crowned Oceania champions making New Zealand the most successful national team in the competition's history, having won the tournament five times, and also saw them qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. The All Whites moved up 54 places in the world rankings in July and achieved 88th in the FIFA world rankings, the highest ranking in three years, on the back of the OFC Nations Cup victory that qualified them for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.[18][19]

After a disappointing tournament at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup where they finished bottom of their group which featured Russia, Mexico and Portugal, the national team fell 27 places to 122nd.[20] In September 2017, New Zealand won the OFC Final against the Solomon Islands with an aggregate score of 8–3 to qualify for the inter-continental play-off qualifier against Peru, the fifth-ranked nation from the South America's qualifiers.[21][22] After holding Peru off in the first leg, they would go to lose 2–0 in the second leg to be eliminated from competition as Peru became the last team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.[23][24]

Failure for the 2022 World Cup

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After the All Whites' stoppage for almost two years, they returned to play friendlies (in 2021), obtaining positive results in their three (four counting against Algeria A') games played in that year. With the complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup had to be held in the host country itself, Qatar, where the Kiwis managed to win all the games, as well as breaking artillery records, when the forward Chris Wood, became the All Whites' top scorer, after scoring twice against Fiji, surpassing the previous record holder, Vaughan Coveny.

 
New Zealand playing Australia at home at Eden Park in a match commemorating the rivalry.

With the continental victory, they qualified for the inter-confederation play-offs, where they disputed the vacancy against Costa Rica. They started by conceding a goal in the 3rd minute of the game to Joel Campbell, but New Zealand began to pressure the game a lot, and in the 39th minute of the game, Chris Wood scored a goal after a bad kick by Yeltsin Tejeda. However, his goal was disallowed when the video assistant referee (VAR) showed that Matthew Garbett had fouled Óscar Duarte before the goal.[25] With the final whistle of the game, the New Zealanders failed to qualify for the cup, which was their third consecutive elimination in the inter-confederation play-offs. They were eliminated by Mexico in 2014, by Peru in 2018, and by Costa Rica in this 2022 edition.[26] After the qualifiers, the All Whites played a home and away series against their rivals Socceroos to mark the 100th anniversary of the first meeting between the two nations, which was first played in Dunedin in 1922.

Team image

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New Zealand's traditional home colours are white with a black trim, while its away kits are usually reversed, featuring black with a white trim. This reversal of the colour scheme by New Zealand's football team is due to the fact that black was traditionally reserved for referees by FIFA.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Zealand's first national kit, 1922

Kit suppliers

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Kit supplier Period Notes
Adidas 1972–1984
Le Coq Sportif 1984–1986
Mitre 1987–1988
Pony 1989–1992
Ribero 1993–1994
Mitre 1995–1996
Adidas 1996–2004
Nike 2004–2023
Puma 2024– To be debuted in the February 2024 international window[27]

Nickname

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During the qualification for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, the team appeared for the first time in an all white uniform against Taiwan in 1981. This led a commentator to dub them the "All Whites", a play on the traditional name "All Blacks" used for the national rugby team.[28] The name stuck, and was popularised in the song "Marching off to Spain" with its chant refrain "Kiwis! All Whites!". More recently, the nickname has been scrutinised by New Zealand Football due to its unintended racial overtones.[28][29]

Rivalries

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New Zealand vs Australia friendly match at Craven Cottage, London, England, 9 June 2005.

New Zealand's long time rivals are Trans-Tasman neighbours Australia.[30] The two teams' history dates back to 1922, where they first met in both their international debuts. The rivalry between the Socceroos (Australia) and the All Whites (New Zealand) is part of a wider friendly rivalry between the geographical neighbours Australia and New Zealand, which applies not only to sport but to the culture of the two countries. The rivalry was intensified when Australia and New Zealand were both members of the OFC, regularly competing in OFC Nations Cup finals and in FIFA World Cup qualifications, where only one team from the OFC progressed to the World Cup. Since Australia left the OFC to join the AFC in 2006, competition between the two teams has been less frequent. However, the rivalry between the two teams is still strong, with the occasional match receiving much media and public attention.[31] The rivalry extends to club football, with New Zealand's only fully professional team, the Wellington Phoenix, playing in the Australian A-League.

Supporters

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Panorama from the 'White Noise' zone during New Zealand v Peru - 2018 FIFA World Cup inter-confederation play-offs at the Sky Stadium.

The main supporters group of the New Zealand national team are known as the 'White Noise'.[32][33][34][35] White Noise was formed in November 2007[36] with the supporters group of the Wellington Phoenix, 'Yellow Fever', rebranding themselves when the national sides play.[37][38][39]

Home stadium

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New Zealand does not have a dedicated national stadium, instead the team plays at different venues throughout the country for exhibition or tournament purposes. In recent years, major international matches have usually been rotated around various large grounds, including Sky Stadium in Wellington and North Harbour Stadium in Auckland. International matches have also been played at the Mount Smart Stadium and Eden Park in Auckland.

Results and fixtures

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The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixture

2023

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16 June Friendly Sweden   4–1   New Zealand Solna, Sweden
19:00 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Friends Arena
Attendance: 20,528
Referee: Craig Pawson (England)
19 June Friendly Qatar   0–1 (Abandoned)   New Zealand Ritzing, Austria
Report
Stadium: Sonnensee Stadium
Note: Match was abandoned at halftime after Qatar winger, Yusuf Abdurisag, was alleged to have racially abused New Zealand centre-back, Michael Boxall.[40]
13 October Friendly New Zealand   1–1   DR Congo Murcia, Spain
18:00 UTC+1 Wood   90+1' (pen.) Report Bakambu   46' Stadium: Estadio Nueva Condomina
17 October Soccer Ashes Australia   2–0   New Zealand London, England
19:45 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
Attendance: 5,761
Referee: Stuart Attwell (England)
17 November Friendly Greece   2–0   New Zealand Athens, Greece
19:00 UTC+2
Report Stadium: Georgios Kamaras Stadium
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Luca Cibelli (Switzerland)
21 November Friendly Republic of Ireland   1–1   New Zealand Dublin, Ireland
19:45 UTC+1
Report
Stadium: Aviva Stadium
Attendance: 26,517
Referee: Urs Schnyder (Switzerland)

2024

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15 June 2024 OFC Nations Cup New Zealand   Cancelled   New Caledonia Port Vila, Vanuatu
15:00 (UTC+11) Stadium: VFF Freshwater Stadium
Note: On 5 June 2024, New Caledonia withdrew from the 2024 OFC Nations Cup due to the serious crisis in the country.[41]
7 September Friendly Mexico   v   New Zealand Pasadena, United States
Stadium: Rose Bowl
October 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand   v   TBD
Stadium: TBD
November 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand   v   TBD
Stadium: TBD
November 2026 FIFA World Cup qualification New Zealand   v   TBD
Stadium: TBD

Coaching staff

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Position Name
Technical director   Andrew Boyens
Head coach   Darren Bazeley
Assistant coach   Simon Elliott
  Glen Moss
  Rory Fallon
Goalkeeping coach   Jonathan Gould
Performance manager   Ryan Nelsen
Team manager   Simon Hilton
Sports scientist   Sunz Singh[42]
Doctor   Chan Dassanayake[43]
Physiotherapist   Roland Jeffery[44]
  Adam Crump[44]

Players

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For all past and present players who have appeared for the national team, see New Zealand men's national team players.

Current squad

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The following players have been selected in the squad for the 2024 OFC Men's Nations Cup in June 2024.[45]

Caps and goals updated as of 26 March 2024 after the match against the Tunisia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Oliver Sail (1996-01-13) 13 January 1996 (age 28) 9 0   Perth Glory
1GK Max Crocombe (1993-08-12) 12 August 1993 (age 30) 6 0   Burton Albion
1GK Alex Paulsen (2002-07-04) 4 July 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Bournemouth

2DF Tommy Smith (1990-03-31) 31 March 1990 (age 34) 52 2   Auckland FC
2DF Tim Payne (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 30) 35 2   Wellington Phoenix
2DF Liberato Cacace (2000-09-27) 27 September 2000 (age 23) 21 1   Empoli
2DF Tyler Bindon (2005-01-27) 27 January 2005 (age 19) 6 0   Reading
2DF Finn Surman (2003-08-23) 23 August 2003 (age 20) 1 0   Wellington Phoenix
2DF Lukas Kelly-Heald (2005-03-18) 18 March 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Wellington Phoenix
2DF Sam Sutton (2001-12-10) 10 December 2001 (age 22) 0 0   Wellington Phoenix

3MF Elijah Just (2000-05-01) 1 May 2000 (age 24) 22 1   Horsens
3MF Cameron Howieson (1994-12-22) 22 December 1994 (age 29) 16 0   Auckland City
3MF Alex Rufer (1996-06-12) 12 June 1996 (age 28) 9 0   Wellington Phoenix
3MF Ben Old (2002-08-13) 13 August 2002 (age 21) 3 0   Wellington Phoenix
3MF Fin Conchie (2003-08-10) 10 August 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Wellington Phoenix

3MF Kosta Barbarouses (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 34) 56 4   Wellington Phoenix
4FW Ben Waine (2001-06-11) 11 June 2001 (age 23) 13 1   Plymouth Argyle
4FW Alex Greive (1999-05-13) 13 May 1999 (age 25) 11 2   Dundee United
4FW Max Mata (2000-07-10) 10 July 2000 (age 23) 10 0   Auckland FC
3MF Jesse Randall (2002-08-19) 19 August 2002 (age 21) 0 0   Wellington Olympic
3MF Oskar van Hattum (2002-04-14) 14 April 2002 (age 22) 0 0   Wellington Phoenix

Recent call-ups

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The following players have been called up within the last 12 months and remain eligible for selection.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Michael Woud (1999-01-16) 16 January 1999 (age 25) 6 0   Auckland FC v.   Republic of Ireland, 21 November 2023
GK Nik Tzanev (1996-12-23) 23 December 1996 (age 27) 2 0   AFC Wimbledon v.   Australia, 17 October 2023
GK Henry Gray (2005-03-29) 29 March 2005 (age 19) 0 0   Ipswich Town v.   Australia, 17 October 2023

DF Michael Boxall (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 35) 48 0   Minnesota United v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
DF Nando Pijnaker (1999-02-25) 25 February 1999 (age 25) 18 0   Sligo Rovers v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
DF Dane Ingham (1999-09-08) 8 September 1999 (age 24) 14 0   Newcastle Jets v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
DF James McGarry (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 26) 1 0   Aberdeen v.   DR Congo, 13 October 2023INJ
DF Bill Tuiloma (1995-03-27) 27 March 1995 (age 29) 39 4   Charlotte FC v.   Australia, 17 October 2023

MF Clayton Lewis (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 27) 27 1   Macarthur FC v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
MF Matthew Garbett (2002-04-13) 13 April 2002 (age 22) 21 3   NAC Breda v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
MF Marko Stamenić (2002-02-19) 19 February 2002 (age 22) 20 1   Red Star Belgrade v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
MF Callum McCowatt (1999-04-30) 30 April 1999 (age 25) 18 2   Silkeborg v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
MF Sarpreet Singh (1999-02-20) 20 February 1999 (age 25) 14 1   Hansa Rostock v.   Tunisia, 26 March 2024
MF Joe Bell (1999-04-27) 27 April 1999 (age 25) 17 1   Viking v.   Egypt, 22 March 2024INJ
MF Matt Dibley-Dias (2003-10-29) 29 October 2003 (age 20) 0 0   Fulham v.   DR Congo, 13 October 2023INJ

FW Chris Wood (1991-12-07) 7 December 1991 (age 32) 74 34   Nottingham Forest v.   Egypt, 22 March 2024INJ

INJ Withdrew due to injury
PRE Preliminary squad / standby
RET Retired from the national team
SUS Serving suspension
WD Player withdrew from the squad due to non-injury issue.

Individual records

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As of 21 November 2023[46][47]
Players in bold are still active with New Zealand.

Most appearances

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Ivan Vicelich is the most capped player in the history of New Zealand with 88 caps.
Rank Player Caps Goals Career
1 Ivan Vicelich 88 6 1995–2013
2 Chris Wood 74 34 2009–present
3 Simon Elliott 69 6 1995–2011
4 Vaughan Coveny 64 29 1992–2006
5 Ricki Herbert 61 7 1980–1989
6 Chris Jackson 60 10 1992–2003
7 Brian Turner 59 21 1967–1982
8 Duncan Cole 58 4 1978–1988
Steve Sumner 58 22 1976–1988
10 Shane Smeltz 57 24 2003–2017
Chris Zoricich 57 1 1988–2003

Top goalscorers

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Chris Wood is New Zealand's top scorer with 34 goals.
Rank Player Goals Caps Ratio Career
1 Chris Wood 34 74 0.46 2009–present
2 Vaughan Coveny 29 64 0.45 1992–2006
3 Shane Smeltz 24 57 0.42 2003–2017
4 Steve Sumner 22 58 0.38 1976–1988
5 Brian Turner 21 59 0.36 1967–1982
6 Jock Newall 17 10 1.7 1951–1952
7 Keith Nelson 16 20 0.8 1977–1983
Chris Killen 16 48 0.33 2000–2013
9 Grant Turner 15 42 0.36 1980–1988
10 Wynton Rufer 12 23 0.52 1980–1997
Darren McClennan 12 43 0.28 1986–1997
Michael McGarry 12 54 0.22 1986–1997

Most clean sheets

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Rank Name Clean sheets Caps Ratio Career
1 Jason Batty 16 55 0.29 1994–2003
2 Stefan Marinovic 14 30 0.47 2015–present
3 Mark Paston 13 36 0.36 1997–2013
4 Richard Wilson 10 26 0.38 1979–1984
5 Glen Moss 8 29 0.28 2006–2017

Centuriate goals

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Rank Date Scorer Opponent Score
1st 17 June 1922 Ted Cook   Australia 3–1
100th 7 September 1958 unknown[n 1]   New Caledonia 5–1
200th 20 March 1977 Keith Nelson   Taiwan 6–0
300th 14 December 1981 Wynton Rufer   Kuwait 2–2
400th 11 December 1988 Danny Halligan   Chinese Taipei 4–0
500th 11 June 2001 Chris Jackson   Solomon Islands 5–1
600th 4 June 2010 Rory Fallon   Slovenia 1–3
700th 30 March 2022 Chris Wood   Solomon Islands 5–0
  1. ^ The 100th goal can still be considered unknown, as the order of who scored the goals is still unknown, but the possible authors of the 100th goal are, Bill Hume (where he scored three goals), George Cuthill and Charlie Steele Jr..


Competitive record

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All-time record

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For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.

As of 26 March 2024[48]
Pld W D L GF GA GD
412 168 76 168 709 618 +86

FIFA World Cup

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FIFA World Cup record Qualification record
Year Host Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA Squad Outcome Pld W D L GF GA
1930 to 1938 Not member of FIFA Not member of FIFA
1950 to 1966 Did not enter Did not enter
1970   Mexico Did not qualify 2nd round 2 0 0 2 0 6
1974   West Germany 1st round 6 0 3 3 5 12
1978   Argentina 1st round 4 2 1 1 14 4
1982   Spain Group stage 23rd 3 0 0 3 2 12 Squad Qualified 15 9 5 1 44 10
1986   Mexico Did not qualify 3rd 6 3 1 2 13 7
1990   Italy 3rd 6 3 1 2 13 8
1994   United States 2nd round 6 3 1 2 15 5
1998   France 3rd round 6 3 0 3 13 6
2002   South Korea
  Japan
2nd round 6 4 0 2 20 7
2006   Germany 3rd 5 3 0 2 17 5
2010   South Africa Group stage 22nd 3 0 3 0 2 2 Squad Qualified 8 6 1 1 15 5
2014   Brazil Did not qualify Play-off 11 8 1 2 24 13
2018   Russia Play-off 13 8 4 1 24 6
2022   Qatar Play-off 6 5 0 1 18 2
2026   Canada
  Mexico
  United States
To be determined To be determined
2030   Morocco
  Portugal
  Spain
2034   Saudi Arabia
Total Group stage 2/19 6 0 3 3 4 14 102 58 18 26 239 101

OFC Nations Cup

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New Zealand's OFC Nations Cup record
Year Host Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Squad
1973   New Zealand Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 13 4 Squad
1980   New Caledonia Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 7 8
1996 Multiple Semi-finals 3rd 2 0 1 1 0 3 Squad
1998   Australia Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 11 1 Squad
2000   Tahiti Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 3 Squad
2002   New Zealand Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 23 2 Squad
2004   Australia Third place 3rd 5 3 0 2 17 5 Squad
2008 Multiple Champions 1st 6 5 0 1 14 5 Squad
2012   Solomon Islands Third place 3rd 5 3 1 1 8 7 Squad
2016   Papua New Guinea Champions 1st 5 4 1 0 10 1 Squad
2024   Vanuatu Qualified
Total 5 titles 11/11 44 32 4 8 110 39
  Champions    Runners-up    Third place  

FIFA Confederations Cup

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FIFA Confederations Cup record
Year Host Round Pld W D* L GF GA Squad
1992   Saudi Arabia No OFC representative invited
1995   Saudi Arabia
1997   Saudi Arabia Did not qualify
1999   Mexico Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 6 Squad
2001   South Korea
  Japan
Did not qualify
2003   France Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 11 Squad
2005   Germany Did not qualify
2009   South Africa Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 7 Squad
2013   Brazil Did not qualify
2017   Russia Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 Squad
Total Group stage 12 0 1 11 3 32

Summer Olympics

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Summer Olympic Games record Qualification record
Year Host Round Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1908 to 1980 Did not enter Did not enter
1984   United States Did not qualify 8 3 1 4 8 10
1988   South Korea 8 4 1 3 24 7
1992–present See New Zealand national under-23 team
Total Did not qualify to the tournament 16 7 2 7 32 17

Minor tournaments

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Year Position GP W D L GF GA
  1922 Soccer Ashes 1st 3 2 1 0 7 3
  1923 Soccer Ashes 1st 3 2 0 1 8 5
  1933 Soccer Ashes 2nd 3 0 0 3 8 14
  1936 Soccer Ashes 2nd 3 0 0 3 2 21
  1948 Soccer Ashes 2nd 4 0 0 4 0 17
  1954 Soccer Ashes 2nd 3 1 0 2 4 9
  1967 South Vietnam Independence Cup 6th 3 1 0 2 7 11
  1976 President's Cup 4th 6 3 1 2 6 4
  1980 Merdeka Tournament 5th 7 2 3 2 9 9
  1981 Merdeka Tournament 5th 5 2 2 1 2 1
    1983 Trans-Tasman Cup 1st 2 2 0 0 4 1
  1983 President's Cup 9th 4 1 1 2 3 6
    1986 Trans-Tasman Cup 2nd 2 0 1 1 2 3
    1987 Trans-Tasman Cup 1st 2 1 1 0 2 1
    1988 Trans-Tasman Cup 2nd 2 0 0 2 1 4
    1991 Trans-Tasman Cup 2nd 2 0 0 2 1 3
  Copa Centenario del Fútbol Chileno 4th 3 0 0 3 4 8
    1995 Trans-Tasman Cup 2nd 2 0 1 1 0 3
  1997 Four Nations Tournament 4th 3 0 0 3 1 7
  1999 Four Nations' Cup 4th 2 0 2 0 2 2
  2000 Four Nations Tournament 4th 2 0 0 2 1 3
  2000 Merdeka Tournament 1st 4 3 1 0 6 0
  2003 AFC–OFC Challenge Cup 2nd 1 0 0 1 0 3
  2013 OSN Cup 2nd 2 1 0 1 1 2
  2014 Kirin Challenge Cup 1 0 0 1 2 4
  2017 Kirin Challenge Cup 1 0 0 1 1 2
  2018 Intercontinental Cup 3rd 3 2 0 1 4 3
  2023 Soccer Ashes 2nd 1 0 0 1 0 2
  2024 ACUD Cup 4th 2 0 1 1 0 1
Total 5 titles 81 23 14 43 88 140

Honours

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Major competitions

Other competitions

See also

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References

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