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 coachDanny Hay
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

22 May 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierAustralia  2–0  New Zealand  Melbourne, Australia
Vidmar   15'
Okon   68' (pen.)
Summary
16 July 1991 FriendlyNew Caledonia  1–1  New Zealand  Noumea, New Caledonia
Edge  
17 July 1991 FriendlyNew Caledonia  0–4  New Zealand  Noumea, New Caledonia
Harlock    
Falloon  
Fitzpatrick  
19 July 1991 FriendlyNew Caledonia  1–1  New Zealand  Noumea, New Caledonia
Falloon  
31 October 1991 FriendlyCentral Queensland0–3  New Zealand  Bundaberg, Australia
Bowden  
New  
Own Goal  
2 November 1991 FriendlyQueensland1–0  New Zealand  Brisbane, Australia
 
7 November 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierFiji  0–4  New Zealand  Nadi, Fiji
Falloon    
Bowden  
Edge  
13 November 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  1–2  Australia  Nadi, Fiji
Coveny   Summary Seal   78'89'
15 November 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  3–0  Papua New Guinea  Nadi, Fiji
Coveny   
Harlock  
18 November 1991 1992 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  4–2  Papua New Guinea  Nadi, Fiji
Edge  
Harlock  
McAllister  
Own Goal  
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

14 January 2004 2004 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  9–0  Cook Islands  Auckland, New Zealand
Fisher   30'55'59'
Jones   32'
Pritchett   34'73'
Pearce   82'84'
Smith   90+4'
Summary Stadium: North Harbour Stadium
16 January 2004 2004 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  11–0  American Samoa  Auckland, New Zealand
Pearce   8'22'39'
Smetlz   12'51'57'66'68'
Mulligan   26'
Smith   30'
Puna   87'
Summary Stadium: North Harbour Stadium
18 January 2004 2004 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  2–0  Tonga  Auckland, New Zealand
Bertos   35'
Turner   45'
Report Stadium: North Harbour Stadium
22 January 2004 2004 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  3–2  Vanuatu  Auckland, New Zealand
Lochhead   42'
Smeltz   51'
Brent Fisher   62'
Summary Maleb   9'
Thompsen   19'
Lete
Stadium: North Harbour Stadium
30 January 2004 2004 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  1–1  Australia  Auckland, New Zealand
Smeltz   51' Report
Summary
Griffiths   71' Stadium: North Harbour Stadium
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Leone Rakaroi  

2008

1 March 2008 2008 Olympic QualifierFiji  0–2  New Zealand  Lautoka, Fiji
Report Peverley   33'
Old   90'
Stadium: Churchill Park
Referee: Job Minan  
9 March 2008 2008 Olympic QualifierNew Zealand  8–0  Cook Islands  Lautoka, Fiji
Old   8'
Henderson   16'
Hayne   52'79'
Messam   64'
Ellensohn   67'
Barbarouses   75'
Scott   90+2'
Report Stadium: Churchill Park
Referee: Job Minan  
2 July 2008 FriendlyNew Zealand  1–2  Chile  Wellington, New Zealand
Boxall   38' Report Stadium: Newtown Park
4 July 2008 FriendlyNew Zealand  1–0  Chile  Wellington, New Zealand
Ellensohn   38' Report Stadium: Porirua Park
12 July 2008 FriendlyAustralia  3–2  New Zealand  Sydney, Australia
Milligan   25'81'
Sarkies   37'
Report = Brockie   28' (51) Stadium: North Sydney Oval
15 July 2008 FriendlyCentral Coast Mariners1–2  New Zealand  Wahroonga, Australia
Petrovski   75' Report Brockie   20'34' (o.g.) Stadium: Knox Grammar School
24 July 2008 FriendlyIndonesia  2–1  New Zealand  Jakarta, Indonesia
Utina   12'
Pamungkas   30'
Report Brockie   44' Stadium: Gelora Bung Karno Stadium
7 August 2008 2008 OlympicsChina PR  1–1  New Zealand  Shenyang, China
19:45 UTC+08:00 Dong   88' Report   53' Brockie Stadium: Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 41,407
Referee:   Martín Vázquez
10 August 2008 2008 OlympicsNew Zealand  0–5  Brazil  Shenyang, China
17:00 UTC+08:00 Report   3' Anderson
  33' Pato
  55'61' (pen.) Ronaldinho
  90+3' Sóbis
Stadium: Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 44,951
Referee:   Stéphane Lannoy
13 August 2008 2008 OlympicsNew Zealand  0–1  Belgium  Shanghai, China
19:45 UTC+08:00 Report   35' Haroun Stadium: Shanghai Stadium
Attendance: 45,202
Referee:   Pablo Pozo
2010s

2012

2 February 2012 FriendlyNew Zealand  0–3  Saudi Arabia  Melbourne, Australia
Stadium: Lakeside Stadium
16 March 2012 2012 Olympic QualifiersNew Zealand  1–0  Papua New Guinea  Taupo, New Zealand
17:00 UTC+13 Lovemore   73' Report Stadium: Owen Delany Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)
21 March 2012 2012 Olympic QualifiersTonga  0–10  New Zealand  Taupo, New Zealand
14:30 UTC+13 Report Draper   23'
Jason Hicks   33'
Daniel Saric   43'
Louis Fenton   52'54'
Ethan Gailbraith   72'73'
Lovemore   77'90'
Musa   81'
Stadium: Owen Delany Park
Attendance: 200
Referee: Gerald Oiaka (Solomon Islands)
23 March 2012 2012 Olympic QualifiersNew Zealand  3–2  Vanuatu  Taupo, New Zealand
16:00 UTC+13 Louis Fenton   5'
Musa   8'
Draper   27'
Report Jean Kaltack   74'
Kensi Tangis   90+1'
Stadium: Owen Delany Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Kader Zitouni (Tahiti)
25 March 2012 2012 Olympic QualifiersFiji  0–1  New Zealand  Taupo, New Zealand
16:00 UTC+13 Report Draper   18' (pen.) Stadium: Owen Delany Park
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Norbert Hauata (Tahiti)
11 July 2012 FriendlyJapan  1–1  New Zealand  Tokyo, Japan
Sugimoto   71' Report Lucas   90+4' Stadium: National Stadium
14 July 2012 FriendlySouth Korea  2–1  New Zealand  Seoul, South Korea
Park Chu-young   18'
Nam Tae-hee   83'
Report Smeltz   73' Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium
20 July 2012 FriendlyNew Zealand  2–4  United Arab Emirates  Matrei, Austria
Smeltz   40'
Rojas   52'
Report Khalil   20'   72'
Essa   25'
Al Kamali   56'
Stadium: Matrei Stadium
26 July 2012 2012 OlympicsBelarus  1–0  New Zealand  Coventry, United Kingdom
19:45 UTC+01:00 Baha   45+1' Report Stadium: The City of Coventry Stadium
Attendance: 14,457
Referee:   Bakary Gassama
29 July 2012 2012 OlympicsEgypt  1–1  New Zealand  Manchester, United Kingdom
12:00 UTC+01:00 Salah   40' Report   17' Wood Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 50,050
Referee:   Mark Clattenburg
1 August 2012 2012 OlympicsBrazil  3–0  New Zealand  Newcastle, United Kingdom
14:30 UTC+01:00 Danilo   23'
Leandro Damião   29'
Sandro   52'
Report Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 25,201
Referee:   Bakary Gassama

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

7 August Group CChina PR  1–1  New ZealandShenyang, China
19:45 UTC+08:00 Dong   88' Report   53' Brockie Stadium: Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 41,407
Referee:   Martín Vázquez
10 August Group CNew Zealand  0–5  BrazilShenyang, China
17:00 UTC+08:00 Report   3' Anderson
  33' Pato
  55'61' (pen.) Ronaldinho
  90+3' Sóbis
Stadium: Shenyang Olympic Stadium
Attendance: 44,951
Referee:   Stéphane Lannoy
13 August Group CNew Zealand  0–1  BelgiumShanghai, China
19:45 UTC+08:00 Report   35' Haroun Stadium: Shanghai Stadium
Attendance: 45,202
Referee:   Pablo Pozo

London 2012Edit

26 July Group CBelarus  1–0  New ZealandCoventry, United Kingdom
19:45 UTC+01:00 Baha   45+1' Report Stadium: The City of Coventry Stadium
Attendance: 14,457
Referee:   Bakary Gassama
29 July Group CEgypt  1–1  New ZealandManchester, United Kingdom
12:00 UTC+01:00 Salah   40' Report Wood   17' Stadium: Old Trafford
Attendance: 50,050
Referee:   Mark Clattenburg
1 August Group CBrazil  3–0  New ZealandNewcastle, United Kingdom
14:30 UTC+01:00 Danilo   23'
Leandro Damião   29'
Sandro   52'
Report Stadium: St James' Park
Attendance: 25,201
Referee:   Bakary Gassama

Current squadEdit

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

Head coach:   Danny Hay

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Cameron Brown (1999-07-09) 9 July 1999 (age 21) 2 0   Auckland City
12 1GK Conor Tracey (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 23) 3 0   Auckland City
21 1GK Aidan Munford (1999-07-24) 24 July 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Gold Coast United

4 2DF Hunter Ashworth (1998-01-08) 8 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Pittsburgh Riverhounds
20 2DF Dylan de Jong (1997-09-28) 28 September 1997 (age 22) 4 1   Ironi Kiryat Shmona
15 2DF Sean Liddicoat (1997-05-14) 14 May 1997 (age 23) 3 0   Canterbury United
3 2DF Robert Tipelu (1999-10-04) 4 October 1999 (age 20) 3 0   Waitakere United
2 2DF Jordan Spain (2000-03-05) 5 March 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Canterbury United
5 2DF George Stanger (2000-08-15) 15 August 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Hamilton Academical

14 3MF Billy Jones (1998-05-01) 1 May 1998 (age 22) 4 1   UNLV Rebels
10 3MF Clayton Lewis (1997-02-12) 12 February 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Auckland City
13 3MF James McGarry (1998-04-09) 9 April 1998 (age 22) 0 0   Willem II
8 3MF Jake Porter (1997-11-19) 19 November 1997 (age 22) 2 3   Waitakere United
6 3MF Dane Schnell (1999-05-14) 14 May 1999 (age 21) 5 2   Waitakere United
16 3MF Gianni Stensness (1999-02-07) 7 February 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Central Coast Mariners

7 4FW Myer Bevan (1997-04-23) 23 April 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Auckland City
19 4FW Noah Billingsley (1997-08-06) 6 August 1997 (age 23) 0 0   Minnesota United
9 4FW Max Mata (2000-07-10) 10 July 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Grasshoppers
17 4FW Logan Rogerson (1998-05-28) 28 May 1998 (age 22) 9 10   Auckland City
11 4FW Oliver Whyte (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 20) 5 1   Team Wellington

Past squadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit