New Zealand women's national football team

The New Zealand women's national football team, nicknamed the Football Ferns, is governed by New Zealand Football (NZF). The New Zealand national team qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, held in China in September 2007, sending the team to their first World Cup in 16 years, and the second since their 1975 debut in international competition.[3]

New Zealand
Nickname(s)Football Ferns[1]
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTom Sermanni
CaptainAli Riley
Most capsRia Percival (148)
Top scorerAmber Hearn (54)
FIFA codeNZL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 23 Steady (13 December 2019)[2]
Highest16 (December 2013, July–September 2015)
Lowest24 (December 2006)
First international
 New Zealand 2–0 Hong Kong 
(Hong Kong; 25 August 1975)
Biggest win
 New Zealand 21–0 Samoa 
(Auckland, New Zealand; 9 October 1998)
Biggest defeat
 North Korea 11–0 New Zealand 
(Brisbane, Australia; 24 February 2004)
World Cup
Appearances5 (first in 1991)
Best resultGroup stage (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019)
OFC Women's Nations Cup
Appearances11 (first in 1983)
Best resultChampions (1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018)
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (first in 2008)
Best result8th (2012)

HistoryEdit

The New Zealand Women’s Soccer Association was founded in 1975. By invitation the team took part in the Asian Women's Championship in 1975 and won the championship.[4] They have since then played in the Oceanic Championship.

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 22 players were named to the squad for the 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament.[5]

Caps and goals are current as of 20 June 2019 after match against   Cameroon.

Head coach:   Tom Sermanni

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Lily Alfeld 0 0   Northern Lights
1GK Victoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 28) 3 0   Avaldsnes
1GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 27) 67 0   Bordeaux

2DF CJ Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 24) 19 1   Vittsjö
2DF Claudia Bunge 0 0   Northern Lights
2DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 21) 6 1   Auckland Football
2DF Ria Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 30) 145 14   Tottenham Hotspur
2DF Ali Riley (captain) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 32) 129 1   Bayern Munich
2DF Stephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 25) 9 0   Auckland Football
2DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 26) 76 4   Avaldsnes
2DF Nicole Stratford (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 30) 0 0   USV Jena

3MF Hannah Blake (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Michigan Wolverines
3MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 25) 65 3   Utah Royals
3MF Olivia Chance (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 26) 17 0   Bristol City
3MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 29) 116 13   KR Reykjavík
3MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 28) 119 15   Melbourne Victory
3MF Jana Radosavljevic 0 0   BV Cloppenburg
3MF Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 21) 15 1   SC Sand

4FW Sarah Gregorius (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 32) 97 34 Unattached
4FW Katie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 27) 10 5   Lewes
4FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 26) 105 24   Reign FC
4FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 27) 92 25   Sporting CP

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been named to a roster in the previous 12 months.

This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be inaccurate.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Nadia Olla (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 19) 1 0   Western Springs 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 18) 3 0   East Coast Bays 2019 Cup of Nations

DF Abby Erceg (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 30) 135 6   North Carolina Courage 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Anna Green (1990-08-20) 20 August 1990 (age 29) 72 7   Miramar Rangers 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 23) 35 3   MSV Duisburg 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup INJ
DF Elizabeth Anton (1998-12-12) 12 December 1998 (age 21) 5 0   Western Springs 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

MF Daisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 22) 8 2   California Golden Bears 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Katie Duncan RET (1988-02-11) 11 February 1988 (age 31) 122 1   Onehunga Sports 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
MF Grace Jale (1999-04-10) 10 April 1999 (age 20) 4 2   Auckland Football 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
MF Malia Steinmetz (1999-01-18) 18 January 1999 (age 21) 3 0   Forrest Hill Milford United 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

FW Emma Kete (1987-09-01) 1 September 1987 (age 32) 50 3 Unattached 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Aimee Phillips (1991-05-06) 6 May 1991 (age 28) 6 1 Unattached v.   Norway, 9 April 2019
FW Emma Rolston (1996-11-10) 10 November 1996 (age 23) 5 6   MSV Duisburg 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from international duty

RecordsEdit

Bold players are still active.

Statistics as of 10 November 2019.[6]

Most capped playersEdit

# Name Years Caps Goals
1 Ria Percival 2006– 147 14
2 Abby Erceg 2006– 141 6
3 Ali Riley 2007– 132 1
4 Amber Hearn 2004– 125 54
Katie Duncan 2006–2019 125 1
6 Annalie Longo 2006– 121 15
7 Betsy Hassett 2008– 117 13
8 Rosie White 2009– 107 24
9 Kirsty Yallop 2004–2017 104 12
10 Sarah Gregorius 2010– 100 34

Top goalscorersEdit

# Player Years Goals Caps
1 Amber Hearn 2004– 54 125
2 Wendy Sharpe 1980–1995 34 47
Sarah Gregorius 2010– 34 100
4 Hannah Wilkinson 2010– 25 95
5 Rosie White 2009– 24 107
6 Wendi Henderson 1987–2007 17 64
Maureen Jacobson 1979–1996 17 53
8 Pernille Andersen 1998 15 7
Annalie Longo 2006– 15 121
10 Nicky Smith 1998–2007 14 23
Ria Percival 2006– 14 147

Results and fixturesEdit

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

2018Edit

2019Edit

Competitive recordEdit

World CupEdit

Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 11
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003
  2007 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 9
  2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
  2015 Group stage 19th 3 0 2 1 2 3
  2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Total Group stage 15 0 3 12 8 34

Summer OlympicsEdit

Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  1996 Did not qualify
  2000
  2004 Did not enter
  2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1
  2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 −2 3
  2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
  2020 Qualified
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 −11 7

OFC ChampionshipEdit

Year Result Pld W D L GF GA GD
  1983 1st 4 3 1 0 24 3 +21
  1986 3rd 4 2 0 2 3 3 0
  1989 2nd 5 4 0 1 10 1 +9
  1991 1st 4 3 0 1 28 1 +27
  1994 2nd 4 3 0 1 10 2 +8
  1998 2nd 4 3 0 1 41 3 +38
  2003 2nd 4 3 0 1 29 2 +27
  2007 1st 3 3 0 0 21 1 +20
  2010 1st 5 5 0 0 50 0 +50
  2014 1st 3 3 0 0 30 0 +30
  2018 1st 5 5 0 0 43 0 +43
Total 6 Titles 45 37 1 7 289 16 +273

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name – Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.
  3. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 5 December 2008.
  4. ^ "1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  5. ^ https://www.nzfootball.co.nz/newsarticle/83804
  6. ^ "Roll of Honour". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 10 November 2019.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
OFC Women's Champions
1983 (First title)
Succeeded by
1986 Chinese Taipei  
Preceded by
1989 Chinese Taipei  
OFC Women's Champions
1991 (Second title)
Succeeded by
1995 Australia  
Preceded by
2003 Australia  
OFC Women's Champions
2007 (Third title)
2010 (Fourth title)
2014 (Fifth title)
2018 (Sixth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
AFC Women's Champions
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1977 Republic of China