Victoria Esson
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Victoria Esson

Victoria Esson
Personal information
Full name Victoria Esson[1]
Date of birth (1991-03-06) 6 March 1991 (age 30)[1]
Place of birth Christchurch, New Zealand[2]
Height 172 cm (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 12
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011-2013 Burnside High School[3]
2011-2013 Texas Tech 23 (0)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Coastal Spirit FC
North Shore United
2019- Avaldsnes 21 (0)
National team?
2008 New Zealand U-17 3 (0)
2017- New Zealand 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 28 April 2020
? National team caps and goals correct as of 29 April 2019

Victoria Esson (born 6 March 1991) is a New Zealand association football goalkeeper, currently playing for Avaldsnes and represents New Zealand at international level.[4]

Early life

Esson started playing football at the age of 10 for Halswell United.[3] Playing for Burnside High School, Esson became the team captain and played at Secondary School tournaments, getting selected to be part of South Island Secondary Schoolgirls squad and the Mainland's U-14 and U-16 squads.[3]

Club career

Esson went to Texas Tech in 2011, becoming Tech's first-ever international football play in the schools history.[5] Esson became Tech's all-time leader in career shut-outs, career goals against and set school records for single season and consecutive shut-outs. Esson also broke the Big 12 Conference record for single season shut-outs with 15 in 2013.[6] Esson ended her time in goal at Tech, winning 41 of their 62 games, including six draws.[6]

In 2014, Esson was captain of Mainland Pride[6] as they won the National Women's League, the top-flight women's football tournament of New Zealand.[7]

International career

Esson was a member of the New Zealand U-17 side at the 2008 held in New Zealand, playing all three of three of New Zealand's group games.[1] She was also part of the New Zealand U-20 teams for the 2008 and 2010 Women's World Cups but didn't make an appearance on the field.[1]

Esson made her senior debut for the senior New Zealand team, the Football Ferns, against Thailand. Coming on as a sub in the 80th minute in their 5-0 win.[8][9]

In April 2019, Esson was named to the final 23-player squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[10]

Personal life

Esson completed her degree in wind, energy and industrial engineering while she was playing football at Texas Tech.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d "Victoria Esson FIFA profile". Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "Victoria Esson Texas Tech Profile". Texas Tech. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Victoria Esson UltimateNZ Soccer profile". UltimateNZSoccer. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Victoria Esson: From New Zealand to Texas Tech". Texas Tech. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d Egan, Brendon (11 October 2014). "New Pride captain a real keeper". The Press. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ "Mainland Pride retain ASB Women's League title". 7 December 2014. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ "Football Ferns too good for Thailand". Northern Football Ferderation. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ "Football Ferns duo Abby Erceg, Sarah Gregorius out of retirement to face Scotland". 9 February 2018. Retrieved 2018.
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