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New Zealand Women's National Football Team

New Zealand
Nickname(s)Football Ferns[1]
AssociationNew Zealand Football
ConfederationOFC (Oceania)
Head coachTom Sermanni
CaptainAli Riley
Most capsRia Percival (151)
Top scorerAmber Hearn (54)
FIFA codeNZL
FIFA ranking
Current 23 Steady(26 June 2020)[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
Appearances6 (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)

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 will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup alongside Australia, the Football Ferns automatically qualified as co-host.

History

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. New Zealand will co-host the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup along with Australia after being awarded on 25 June 2020 as the favorites over Colombia. The Football Ferns automatically qualified as co-host.

Coaching staff

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Scotland Tom Sermanni
Assistant coach
Assistant coach
Physical coach

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up to compete at the 2020 Algarve Cup. The roster was announced on 27 February 2020.[5] Following the first match of the tournament, Sarah Gregorius retired having made 100 appearances for the team.[6]

Caps and goals are current as of 10 March 2020 after match against  Norway.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Erin Nayler (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 28) 69 0 England Reading
21 1GK Victoria Esson (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 29) 3 0 Norway Avaldsnes
23 1GK Anna Leat (2001-06-26) 26 June 2001 (age 19) 4 0 United States Georgetown Hoyas

4 2DF C. J. Bott (1995-04-22) 22 April 1995 (age 25) 22 1 Norway Vålerenga
5 2DF Meikayla Moore (1996-06-04) 4 June 1996 (age 24) 38 3 Germany MSV Duisburg
6 2DF Rebekah Stott (1993-06-17) 17 June 1993 (age 27) 79 4 Australia Melbourne City
7 2DF Ali Riley (C) (1987-10-30) 30 October 1987 (age 32) 132 1 United States Orlando Pride
15 2DF Nicole Stratford (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 31) 3 0 Germany USV Jena
18 2DF Stephanie Skilton (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 25) 10 0 New Zealand Auckland Football
24 2DF Claudia Bunge (1999-09-21) 21 September 1999 (age 21) 4 0 New Zealand Northern Lights
26 2DF Marisa van der Meer (1999-01-09) 9 January 1999 (age 21) 0 0 New Zealand Canterbury United Pride

2 3MF Ria Percival (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 30) 148 14 England Tottenham Hotspur
10 3MF Annalie Longo (1991-07-01) 1 July 1991 (age 29) 122 15 Australia Melbourne Victory
12 3MF Betsy Hassett (1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 30) 118 13 Iceland Stjarnan
14 3MF Katie Bowen (1994-04-15) 15 April 1994 (age 26) 68 3 United States Utah Royals
16 3MF Jana Radosavljevi? (1996-11-04) 4 November 1996 (age 23) 3 0 Germany Werder Bremen
20 3MF Daisy Cleverley (1997-04-30) 30 April 1997 (age 23) 9 2 United States California Golden Bears
22 3MF Olivia Chance (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 26) 19 1 England Bristol City

9 4FW Katie Rood (1992-09-02) 2 September 1992 (age 28) 11 5 England Lewes
11 4FW Sarah Gregorius RET (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 33) 100 34 Retired
13 4FW Rosie White (1993-06-06) 6 June 1993 (age 27) 108 24 United States OL Reign
17 4FW Hannah Wilkinson (1992-05-28) 28 May 1992 (age 28) 95 26 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
19 4FW Paige Satchell (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 22) 17 1 Germany SC Sand
25 4FW Michaela Robertson 0 0 New Zealand Wellington United

Recent call-ups

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 Lily Alfeld (1995-08-04) 4 August 1995 (age 25) 0 0 New Zealand Northern Lights 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament

DF Sarah Morton (1998-08-28) 28 August 1998 (age 22) 6 1 New Zealand Auckland Football 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament

MF Hannah Blake (2000-05-05) 5 May 2000 (age 20) 1 0 United States Michigan Wolverines 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament

Notes:

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

Player records

Bold players are still active.

Statistics as of 10 March 2020.[7]

Managers

Schedule and results

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

  Win   Draw   Lose

2019

2020

7 March 2020 Algarve CupItaly 3-0 New ZealandParchal, Portugal
21:00 UTC+9
Report Stadium: Vista Municipal Stadium
Referee: Ivana Martin?i? (Croatia)
10 March 2020 Algarve CupNew Zealand 1-2 NorwayFaro/Loulé, Portugal
16:00 UTC+9 Wilkinson Goal 11 Report Stadium: Estádio Algarve

2021

TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD
TBD Olympics GSNew Zealand vTBDJapan
Stadium: TBD

Honours

Continental

Med 1.png Champions: 1983, 1991, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2018
Med 2.png Runners-up: 1989, 1994, 1998, 2003

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result Position Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Group stage 11th 3 0 0 3 1 11
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007 Group stage 14th 3 0 0 3 0 9
Germany 2011 Group stage 12th 3 0 1 2 4 6
Canada 2015 Group stage 19th 3 0 2 1 2 3
France 2019 Group stage 20th 3 0 0 3 1 5
Australia New Zealand 2023 Qualified as Co-Hosts
Total Group stage -- 15 0 3 12 8 34
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 17 November  Denmark L 0-3 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November  Norway L 0-4 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November  China PR L 1-4 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  Brazil L 0-5 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September  Denmark L 0-2
20 September  China PR L 0-2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Germany 2011 Group stage 27 June  Japan L 1-2 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
1 July  England L 1-2 Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
5 July  Mexico D 2-2 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Canada 2015 Group stage 6 June  Netherlands L 0-1 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton
11 June  Canada D 0-0
15 June  China PR D 2-2 Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg
France 2019 Group stage 11 June  Netherlands L 0-1 Stade Océane, Le Havre
15 June  Canada L 0-2 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
20 June  Cameroon L 1-2 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
Australia
New Zealand 2023

Olympic Games

Olympic Games record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
United States 1996 Did not qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004 Did not enter
China 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 1
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 3 5 -2 3
Brazil 2016 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 5 -4 3
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total Quarter-finals 10 2 1 7 6 17 -11 7

OFC Women's Nations Cup

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

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".[8]

Portugal Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD
2016 4th place 4 1 2 1 2 2 0
2020 4th place 3 0 1 2 2 6 -4
Total 2/27 7 1 3 3 4 8 -4

See also

References

  1. ^ "Soccer women step out with new name - Football Ferns..." Stuff.co.nz. 4 September 2007. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "1975 ASIAN CUP". New Zealand Football on NZfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 2 September 2007. Retrieved 2008.
  4. ^ "1975". RSSSF. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Voerman, Andrew (27 February 2020). "Abby Erceg remains unavailable as Football Ferns name squad for Algarve Cup". Stuff.co.nz.
  6. ^ Voerman, Andrew (5 March 2020). "Sarah Gregorius one of the lucky ones as she retires after her 100th Football Ferns match". Stuff.co.nz.
  7. ^ "Roll of Honour". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 2014.

External links

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 

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