Claudia Bunge
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Claudia Bunge

Claudia Bunge
Personal information
Full name Claudia Mary Bunge
Date of birth (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 21)
Place of birth New Zealand
Playing position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Northern Lights
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016- Glenfield Rovers
National team?
2016 New Zealand U17 3 (0)
2018- New Zealand U20 3 (0)
2019- New Zealand 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 November 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 8 November 2019

Claudia Bunge (born 21 September 1999) is a New Zealand footballer who currently plays for Northern Lights. She has represented New Zealand at both age group and senior international level.[1]

Club career

Bunge plays club football for Glenfield Rovers, who play in the Lotto NRFL Premier Women's competition.[2] Playing for the Rovers, Bunge has been part of the team to finish runner-up in the 2016 Kate Sheppard Cup that was then known as the Women's Knockout Cup.[3] They then won the Kate Sheppard Cup in 2017.[4] Bunge was also part of the team that won the Lotto NRFL Premier Women league in 2018.[5]

Bunge also plays in the New Zealand Football run National Women's League where teams are run by the regional federations. Bunge plays for and is also currently captain of the Northern Lights.[6]

International career

Bunge was a member of the New Zealand U-17 who won the 2016 OFC U-17 Women's Championship

side at the 2016 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup in Jordan,[7] and the New Zealand U-20 side at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France.[8]

Bunge was called up for the New Zealand national team to take part in the Yongchuan International Tournament in China.[9] She made her senior début for the Football Ferns in a 2-0 loss to China on 8 November 2019.[10] She followed up that game with another start for the Ferns against Canada, impressing the coach with her performances.[11]



Glenfield Rovers:


New Zealand U17

New Zealand U20


  1. ^ Rollo, Phillip (7 November 2019). "Testing time for uncapped Football Ferns defender Claudia Bunge".
  2. ^ "Claudia Bunge looking forward to playing in France". Northern Football Federation. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Ruane, Jeremy. ""Swans" On The Spot To Thwart Rovers' "Three-Peat"". Ultimatenzsoccer. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Voerman, Andrew (10 September 2017). "Glenfield Rovers win National Women's Knockout Cup for the fourth time in seven years". Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Lotto NRFL Women's Premier 2018". Oceania Football Confederation. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Fresh faces for Football Ferns". New Zealand Football. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "List of Players - 2016 FIFA Women's U17 World Cup Jordon" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "List of Players - 2018 FIFA Women's U20 World Cup France" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 August 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Voerman, Andrew (1 November 2019). "Claudia Bunge receives maiden Football Ferns callup with Abby Erceg unavailable". Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Rollo, Phillip (8 November 2019). "Wang Shuang scores twice as China edge Football Ferns".
  11. ^ Rollo, Phillip. "Young defender Claudia Bunge jumps into Olympics contention after strong debut". Retrieved 2019.

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