Ria Percival
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Ria Percival

Ria Percival
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Percival playing for New Zealand in 2011.
Personal information
Full name Ria Dawn Percival[1]
Date of birth (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Basildon, Essex, England[2]
Height 1.61 m (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position(s) Defender / Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Tottenham Hotspur
Number 3
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006-2008 Lynn-Avon United 37 (14)
2008-2010 F.C. Indiana 7 (1)
2010-2011 Ottawa Fury
2011-2012 FFC Frankfurt 21 (0)
2012-2016 FF USV Jena 77 (6)
2016-2018 FC Basel
2018-2019 West Ham United 16 (0)
2019- Tottenham Hotspur 12 (0)
National team?
New Zealand U-20
2006- New Zealand 151[3] (14)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 6 December 2019
? National team caps and goals correct as of 10 March 2020

Ria Dawn Percival (born 7 December 1989) is a New Zealand professional women's footballer who plays as a defender for Tottenham Hotspur in the FA WSL and the New Zealand national team.[4] She previously played for FFC Frankfurt and FF USV Jena of the Bundesliga, FC Basel in the Swiss league and West Ham United.[5]


Percival represented New Zealand at age group level, appearing at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Russia and again represented the young ferns at the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup in Chile, where she scored both of New Zealand's goals in their 3-2 loss to Nigeria.[6]

Percival made her Football Ferns debut in a 0-3 loss to China on 14 November 2006,[7] and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[8] where they lost to Brazil 0-5, Denmark (0-2) and China (0-2).

Percival was also included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympics[9] where they drew with Japan (2-2) before losing to Norway (0-1) and the United States (0-4).

On 9 March 2011 Percival earned her 50th A-international cap in a 5-0 loss to Mexico in the playoff for 7th place at the Cyprus Cup.[10]

Percival contested her fifth major tournament when she appeared in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.[11] She appeared in all four of New Zealand's games at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[12]

She again featured for all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, taking her to World Cup tally of 9 matches.[13] She appeared in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2016 Summer Olympics.[12]

Career statistics

International goals

Updated 28 June 2020[14]


  1. ^ a b c "List of Players - 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz. Archived from the original on 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Football Ferns squad revealed for World Cup". The New Zealand Herald. 29 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz.
  6. ^ "New Zealand (NZL) Squad List". FIFA. Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "New Zealand Squad List, 2007 Women's World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 2011.
  9. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 2008.
  10. ^ "NZ Football - HOME". www.nzfootball.co.nz.
  11. ^ "FIFA Women's World Cup Germany 2011 - Team New Zealand". FIFA. Retrieved 2011.
  12. ^ a b "Ria Percival Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 2018.
  13. ^ "FIFA player stats". FIFA. Retrieved 2015.
  14. ^ "A Internationals". UltimateNZSoccer.com. Retrieved 2020.

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