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Olivia Chance

Olivia Chance
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Personal information
Full name Olivia Juliet Bridget Chance
Date of birth (1993-10-05) 5 October 1993 (age 27)
Place of birth Tauranga, New Zealand
Height 1.57 m (5 ft 2 in)
Playing position(s) Midfielder, Striker
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
Number 25
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012-2015 South Florida Bulls 79 (31)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010-2016 Claudelands Rovers
2016 Breiðablik 10 (1)
2017-2019 Everton 17 (0)
2019-2020 Bristol City 14 (0)
2020- Sheffield United 1 (0)
National team?
2010 New Zealand U-17 9 (3)
2011- New Zealand 11 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 September 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 29 April 2019

Olivia Juliet Bridget Chance (born 5 October 1993), is an association footballer who plays as a midfielder for English FA Women's Championship club Sheffield United and has represented New Zealand at international level.[1] She formerly played for Breiðablik of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild and Everton.

Playing career

Chance played her club football with Claudelands Rovers, helping them to become the first non-Auckland side in 15 years to win the national women's cup.[2]


Chance joined the South Florida Bulls in 2012. In her freshman year she was named to the All-Big East Rookie Team. She played four seasons for the Bulls leading the team in goals during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 season. Chance finished her college career with 31 goals from 79 appearances.[3]



In July 2016, Chance signed with Icelandic club Breiðablik UBK of the Úrvalsdeild.[4]


Chance moved to English club Everton in February 2017.[5] She made nine appearances for the Blues during the 2017 Spring Series scoring twice.[6]


Chance was a member of the New Zealand U-17 side at the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup playing in all three games at the finals in Trinidad and Tobago.[7]

Chance and Terri-Amber Carlson were the only two new caps included in the women's national team to contest the 2011 Cyprus Cup[8] where she made her début in a 4-1 loss to The Netherlands in their opening game on 2 March 2011.[9][10]

International goals

Scores and results list New Zealand's goal tally first.
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 4 March 2020 Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal  Belgium 1-0 1-1 (7-6 p) 2020 Algarve Cup


  1. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2011.
  2. ^ Richens, Matt (20 September 2010). "Olivia makes the most of her chances". Waikato Times. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ "Player Profile". South Florida Bulls. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "Olivia Chance í Breiðablik" (in Icelandic). blikar.is. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Blues Chance Excites Olivia". Everton F.C. 5 February 2017. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Olivia Chance | Everton Football Club". www.evertonfc.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Squad List - New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ Soccer: It's all being left to Chance
  9. ^ "Ferns open Cyprus Cup with Dutch defeat". NZ Football. Archived from the original on 29 October 2013. Retrieved 2011.
  10. ^ "Football Ferns - Line-ups". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2011.

External links

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