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Betsy Hassett

Betsy Hassett
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Betsy Hassett in 2011
Personal information
Full name Betsy Doon Hassett[1]
Date of birth (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand[2]
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009-2012 California Golden Bears 64 (7)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013 SC Sand 10 (11)
2014 Manchester City 13 (0)
2015 Amazon Grimstad 11 (1)
2016 Werder Bremen 10 (1)
2016-2017 Ajax 20 (2)
2017-2019 KR 38 (3)
2020- Stjarnan 14 (3)
National team?
2008-2010 New Zealand U-20 10 (1)
2008- New Zealand 119[3] (13)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 September 2020
? National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2020

Betsy Doon Hassett (born 4 August 1990) is a New Zealand footballer who plays for the New Zealand women's national football team and Icelandic club Stjarnan She previously played for German side SC Sand, English club Manchester City, Amazon Grimstad in Norway, Werder Bremen in Germany's Frauen-Bundesliga and Dutch club Ajax. Hassett represented New Zealand at the 2011 and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup as well as the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. As a youth, she played at the 2008 and 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup tournaments.

Early life

Born in the Auckland suburb Titirangi, Hassett began playing football at the age of four with her brothers.[4] She was captain of Avondale College First XI Girls Football team in 2008 and led them to third place at the National Schools Tournament.[5][4]

University of California, Berkeley Golden Bears, 2009-2012

Hassett attended the University of California, Berkeley where she played for the California Golden Bears from 2009 to 2012.[6] Due to injuries, Hassett had limited playing time in her first year but in her second year she played in 15 games, starting 11 and was the sole Bear on the Pac-10 all-academic second team.[6] During her junior year, she played in all 22 matches with 18 starts in the midfield. She was a Second-Team All-Pac-12 selection and Third Team NSCAA Scholar All-American. She was also named to the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic team.[6] As a senior, Hassett started in nineteen of the twenty regular season games. From her central mid-field position she scored 6 goals and assisted on 5 goals.[6] She was one of only two California players earning highest All Pac-12 honours by being named to the All-Pac-12 First Team.[6]

Playing career


Hassett signed for German second tier side SC Sand in 2013.[7] She scored 11 goals in her 10 appearances for the club during the 2012-13 season.[8] SC Sand finished in third place during the regular season with a 17-2-3 record.[8]

In 2014, Hassett signed for Manchester City in England.[9] Of her signing, she said, "I like the idea of being part of a side that's entering the FA WSL for the first time. This way we can start from scratch with a new style and I can play to my strengths rather than trying to adapt to an already existing and established environment." Hassett started in 11 of the 13 matches in which she played.[8] Manchester finished its inaugural season in the FA Women's Super League (FA WSL) in fifth place with a 6-7-1 record.[8]

Hassett played for Norwegian Toppserien club Amazon Grimstad during the 2015 season. The club was facing the threat of relegation as the last place team in the league.[10] Hassett made 11 appearances for the club and scored a goal in the team's 2-0 win over Medkila.[8] The team finished in last place with a 4-14-4 record.[8]

After signing with SV Werder Bremen in the German Frauen-Bundesliga for the 2015-16 season,[11] Hassett made 8 starts in her 10 appearances for the club.[8] During a match against SC Freiburg on March 20, 2016, she scored the game-winning goal.[8] The club finished in 11th place with a 3-15-4 record.[8]

In July 2016, Hassett transferred to Ajax in the Netherlands' Eredivisie for the 2016-17 season.[12] Ajax finished in first place during the regular season with a 17-1-3 record 15 points ahead of the second place team.[8] After winning the championship, Ajax secured a spot in the 2017-18 UEFA Women's Champions League, a first for the club.[13]


Junior national teams

Hassett was a member of the New Zealand squad in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[14] playing all 3 group games; a 2-3 loss to Nigeria,[15] a 4-3 win over hosts Chile[16] and a 1-1 draw with England.[17] In 2010, she played all three group games in the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup[18]

National team

Hassett made her senior Football Ferns debut in a 1-0 win over Argentina on 16 June 2008.[19][20] She played in Germany at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup with New Zealand, seeing time in all three games.[21] In 2012, she represented her country at the London Olympics, helping the Football Ferns become the first New Zealand team to advance to the second round in a major FIFA tournament. She played in all four games with three starts. Hassett featured in all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[21] She also featured in all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2016 Olympics.[22]



Manchester City


See also


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Profile Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine at NZF
  3. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup". The New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Manchester City Sign Betsy Hassett". FA WSL. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Raethel, Julian. "Ferns of the west". Western Leader. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Betsy Hassett". University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Kiwis abroad: Double Ferns signing for SC Sand". New Zealand Football. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 2017.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Betsy Hassett". SoccerWay. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "Manchester City Ladies sign Betsy Hassett". 7 January 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Hassett relishing new challenge". New Zealand Football. 19 August 2015. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "New Zealand star Hassett signs for Werder Bremen". Vavel. 28 January 2016. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ Grainey, Tim. "The Week In Women's Football: USA names Rio Olympics squad along with New Zealand, France". Tribal Football. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ "Women's Champions League entries confirmed". UEFA. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Chile 2008 - Team - New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2009.
  15. ^ Match Report - New Zealand v Nigeria
  16. ^ Match Report - Chile v New Zealand
  17. ^ Match Report - England v New Zealand
  18. ^ "FIFA Under 20 Women's World Cup, Germany 2010 - Team - New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2010.
  19. ^ "Football Ferns - Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  20. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2008.
  21. ^ a b "FIFA player's stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  22. ^ "Betsy Hassett Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Betsy Hassett". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 2017.

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