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Central United

Central United FC
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Full nameCentral United FC
Nickname(s)Central
Founded1962 as Central
GroundKiwitea Street Stadium, Sandringham, Auckland,
New Zealand
Capacity3,500
ChairmanNew Zealand Ivan Vuksich
ManagerNew Zealand Kris Bright
LeagueNRFL Premier
2019NRFL Premier, 6th

Central United Football Club (formed in 1962) is an amateur association football (soccer) club based in Sandringham, Auckland, New Zealand. They currently compete in the Lotto Sport Italia NRFL Premier.

The team was officially called Central until 1996 when it added United to its name.

History

The football club, formed by a group of young Croatian immigrants from Dalmatia, played initially in the lower division of the Northern League before rising to become one of New Zealand's top football clubs by the late 1990s.

Titles

Central United FC were the New Zealand champions in 1999, 2001 and were runner-up in 1998.

Central United FC also won the Chatham Cup in 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007 and 2012 and were runners-up in 2000, 2001, 2014 and 2017.

Stadium

Their home ground, Kiwitea Street Stadium, is located in the suburb of Sandringham.

Players

First-team squad

As of 18 August 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 New Zealand GK David Masters
2 New Zealand MF Seamus Ryder
3 Japan DF Takuya Iwata
4 Samoa DF Faitalia Hamilton
5 New Zealand DF Wilson Fisher
6 Tonga DF Sione Fa'apoi
7 New Zealand MF Mario Ilich
8 New Zealand MF Dean Lausev (Captain)
9 Cook Islands FW Maro Bonsu-Maro
10 New Zealand FW Thomas Drillien
11 Sweden MF Armin Pasagi?
No. Position Player
13 Japan MF Gensei Nakashima
14 Kosovo FW Ermal Fusha
15 Serbia DF Marko ?or?evi?
17 New Zealand MF Reid Drake
18 Chile FW Nicolas Zambrano
19 Spain MF Albert Riera
20 New Zealand DF Alfie Rogers
24 New Zealand GK Danyon Drake

Notable former players

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