New Zealand national under-23 football team

The New Zealand Under-23 Football Team, informally known as the "Oly-Whites", represents New Zealand Football and New Zealand in international Under-23 football (soccer) events, such as the Summer Olympics.

New Zealand U-23
Nickname(s)Oly-Whites
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachDes Buckingham
CaptainLouis Fenton
Most capsJeremy Brockie & Daniel Ellensohn (15)
Top scorerJeremy Brockie (8)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
First international
Australia Australia 2 – 0 New Zealand New Zealand
(Melbourne, Australia; 22 May 1991)
Biggest win
New Zealand New Zealand 12 – 0 American Samoa 
(Suva, Fiji; 24 September 2019)
Biggest defeat
New Zealand New Zealand 0 – 5 Australia Australia
(Adelaide, Australia; 21 January 1996)
New Zealand New Zealand 0 – 5 Brazil Brazil
(Shenyang, China; 10 August 2008)
OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1999, 2008, 2012, 2019)

The Oly-Whites qualified for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing after winning the OFC Preliminary Competition in Fiji. Thus, Beijing saw the first Olympic appearance for a New Zealand men's football team.

Competition RecordEdit

OFCEdit

The New Zealand national under-23 football team has competed in the OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament since 1991. During the 1980s, the New Zealand national football team participated in Olympic Qualification.

By TournamentEdit

OFC U-23 Championship
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  1992 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 12 6 +6 10
  1996 Runners-up 8 6 0 2 28 9 +19 18
  1999 Champions 4 4 0 0 18 3 +15 12
   2004 Runners-up 6 4 1 1 17 4 +13 13
  2008 Champions 5 5 0 0 19 3 +16 15
  2012 Champions 4 4 0 0 15 2 +13 12
  2015 Disqualified 4 4 0 0 10 0 +10 12
  2019 Champions 5 5 0 0 33 4 +29 15
Total 42 35 2 5 152 31 +121 107

By MatchEdit

1990s

1991

20 November 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierFiji  0–0  New Zealand  Nadi, Fiji

1996

15 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  1–2  Fiji  Adelaide, Australia
17 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierVanuatu  0–10  New Zealand  Adelaide, Australia
19 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  2–0  Solomon Islands  Adelaide, Australia
21 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  0–5  Australia  Adelaide, Australia
23 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierFiji  1–3  New Zealand  Adelaide, Australia
27 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  5–1  Vanuatu  Adelaide, Australia
29 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierSolomon Islands  0–6  New Zealand  Adelaide, Australia
31 January 1996 1996 Olympic QualifierAustralia  0–1  New Zealand  Adelaide, Australia

1999

12 December 1999 2000 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  4–0  Vanuatu  Auckland, New Zealand
16 December 1999 2000 Olympic QualifierPapua New Guinea  0–5  New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand
18 December 1999 2000 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  5–2  Fiji  Auckland, New Zealand
20 December 1999 2000 Olympic QualifierSolomon Islands  1–4  New Zealand  Auckland, New Zealand
2000s

2000

21 January 2000 FriendlyNew Zealand  1–2  South Korea  Auckland, New Zealand
23 January 2000 FriendlyNew Zealand  2–5  South Korea  Palmerston North, New Zealand
29 March 2000 FriendlyJapan  4–0  New Zealand  Tokyo, Japan
19 May 2000 2000 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  2–3  South Africa  Auckland, New Zealand
27 May 2000 2000 Olympic QualifierSouth Africa  1–0  New Zealand  Johannesburg, South Africa

2003

21 May 2003 FriendlyJapan  4–0  New Zealand  Kobe, Japan

2004

2008

2010s

2012

2015

Olympic Football TournamentEdit

 
New Zealand's Chris Wood scores against Egypt at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
19001980 Did Not Participate
  1984 Did Not Qualify
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000
  2004
  2008 Group Stage 14th 3 0 1 2 1 7
  2012 Group Stage 16th 3 0 1 2 1 5
  2016 Disqualified
  2020 Qualified
Total Group Stage 2/25 6 0 2 4 2 12

Beijing 2008Edit

London 2012Edit

Current squadEdit

The squad named for friendlies against Australia on 6 and 9 September 2019.[1] Caps listed are only at U23 level and are accurate as of 19 August 2019.

Head coach:   Des Buckingham

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cameron Brown (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 20) 2 0   Auckland City
12 1GK Conor Tracey (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 22) 3 0   Canterbury United
21 1GK Aidan Munford (1999-07-24) 24 July 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Central Coast Mariners

4 2DF Hunter Ashworth (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0   UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
20 2DF Dylan de Jong (1997-09-28) 28 September 1997 (age 22) 4 1   Eastern Suburbs
15 2DF Sean Liddicoat (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 22) 3 0   Canterbury United
3 2DF Robert Tipelu (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Onehunga Sports
2 2DF Jordan Spain (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Canterbury United
5 2DF George Stanger (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Hamilton Academical

14 3MF Billy Jones (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 21) 4 1   UNLV Rebels
10 3MF Clayton Lewis (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Scunthorpe United
13 3MF James McGarry (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Willem II
8 3MF Jake Porter (1997-11-19) 19 November 1997 (age 22) 2 3   Onehunga Sports
6 3MF Dane Schnell (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 20) 5 2   Waitakere United
16 3MF Gianni Stensness (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Central Coast Mariners

7 4FW Myer Bevan (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Western Springs
19 4FW Noah Billingsley (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 22) 0 0   UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
9 4FW Max Mata (2000-07-10) 10 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Nõmme Kalju
17 4FW Logan Rogerson (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 21) 9 10 Unattached
11 4FW Oliver Whyte (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 19) 5 1   Rio Ave

Past squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U-23 squad named for Australia challenge". New Zealand Football. 19 August 2019.

External linksEdit