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Annalie Longo

Annalie Longo
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Personal information
Full name Annalie Antonia Longo[1]
Date of birth (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 29)[2]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[3]
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)[2]
Playing position(s) Attacking midfielder
Club information
Current team
Melbourne Victory
Number 16
Youth career
Three Kings United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
--2013 Three Kings United (31[4])
2012 Sydney FC 11 (1)
Coastal Spirit FC
Canterbury United Pride
2019-- Melbourne Victory 13 (2)
National team?
2008 New Zealand U-17 10 (2)
2006-2010 New Zealand U-20 25 (2)
2006- New Zealand 124 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 05:18, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
? National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2020

Annalie Antonia Longo (born 1 July 1991) is an association football player who represents New Zealand at international level.[5] She currently plays for Melbourne Victory in the Australian W-League.

Early life

Longo got into football when she used to go with her dad, Paul, to watch her brothers, Jason and Julian, play for Eden Football Club. She joined the club which merged with Mt Roskill to become Three Kings United.[6]

Club career

Three Kings United

Longo played for Three Kings United from when she first started playing football through all childhood and also while playing for Epsom Girls and training with the Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence.[7] She made her debut for Three Kings United senior women's football team in the Northern Premier Women's League in 2004.[7]

Epsom Girls' Grammar School

Longo played football at Epsom Girls' Grammar School for their first XI, winning the NZ Secondary Schoolgirls tournament in 2009 with future international teammates Anna Green and Hannah Wall. This was after the team won the Auckland provincial championships unbeaten the year before.[8]

Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence

Longo was part of Wynton Rufer Soccer School of Excellence (WYNRS) from 1999-2006.[9]

Melbourne Victory

On 25 October 2019, Longo signed a one year deal with Melbourne Victory to return to the Australian W-League.[10] She made her first appearance for Victory in their 3-2 win over the Brisbane Roar, playing 74 minutes before getting subbed off in the second half.[11]

International career

U-17

She scored New Zealand's first goal at the 2008 inaugural FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup although they were effectively eliminated from contention in the 1-2 loss to Denmark, having previously lost 0-1 to Canada in the opening game.[12]

U-20

Longo also represented New Zealand at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals where she played in all three games.

Longo was again included in the U-20 squad for the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup finals to be played in Chile, featuring in two of their three group games.[13] In 2010, she represented New Zealand at a third Under-20 World Cup, this time in Germany, appearing in all three group games.[14]

National team

Longo at age 15, made her Football Ferns debut in a 0-3 loss to China PR on 14 November 2006, becoming New Zealand's youngest senior football international.[15][16] She then went on to represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[17] where they lost to Brazil 0-5, Denmark (0-2) and China PR (0-2). Longo is the second youngest player to represent any country at a senior FIFA World Cup.[16]

She played one of New Zealand's three matches in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany and all three matches of her country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[18]

Longo made her 100th appearance for New Zealand in a friendly against the United States in September 2017[19] and is the first player in the world to compete at all U17, U20, Women's World Cup and Olympic Games tournaments.[15]

Personal life

She was a student at Auckland's Epsom Girls' Grammar School.[15] In footballing circles, she is known by the nickname "flea".[6]

In an interview Longo gave in November 2014, she said she lives in Kaiapoi but also spends half of her week in Auckland for national trainings.[20] While in Kaiapoi, she plays for Canterbury United Pride and then spends the rest of her time coaching at the Grasshopper Soccer programme - a non-competitive programme for kids aged 2-10 years, where the focus is on fun and skill development.[20] She said that she enjoyed working with young children and enjoyed watching them develop.[20]

Honours

High School

  • NZ Secondary Schoolgirls champions: 2009[6]

Club

Three Kings United

Auckland Football Federation

Canterbury United Pride

International

Personal

  • 2007 ASB Bank Young Sportsperson of the Year[6]
  • Finalist, International Women's Young Player of the Year[6]
  • Finalist, Auckland Junior Sportswoman of the Year[6]
  • National U-14 Girls Tournament Golden Boot: 2005

References

  1. ^ "List of Players -- 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ a b "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  3. ^ Profile Archived 3 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine at NZF
  4. ^ "Eden / Three Kings United Premier Women's goalscoring records, 1987-2019". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  6. ^ a b c d e f Ruane, Jeremy. "Another World Cup Beckons For Young Ferns Maestro". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ a b Ruane, Jeremey. "Annalie Longo - A Very Special Talent". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Epsom Girls scoop up all the football honours". Central Leader. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "Pathway to Professional Football". WYNRS. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Football Ferns midfielder Annalie Longo joins Melbourne Victory for W-League". Stuff.co.nz. 25 October 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ Green, Samuel. "'I love penalties!' - Dumont's heroics lead Premiers Victory to first win of 2019/20 season". W-League.com.au. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "NZ women eliminated from U-17 World Cup". Stuff.co.nz. 1 November 2008.
  13. ^ "New Zealand (NZL)". FIFA. Retrieved 2008.
  14. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 - Team - New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2010.
  15. ^ a b c "EGGS Prospectus" (PDF). Epsom Girls Grammar School. Retrieved 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Soccer: Longo road to a third Cup". New Zealand Herald. 12 October 2008.
  17. ^ "New Zealand Squad List, 2007 Women's World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 2008.
  18. ^ "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  19. ^ "Roll of Honour". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ a b c Northern Outlook, 19 November 2014, p 6

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