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NEW ZEALAND
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 NEW ZEALAND AT THE WORLD CUPS
 
                                           
                                           
                                           
   
   
                                           
                                         
                                         
                           
  We play football. We love football.          
  We breathe football. We live football.        
                             
                                         
                                         
  NEW ZEALAND
   
   
 

The New Zealand national football team represents New Zealand in international football and is controlled by the New Zealand Football (NZF), the governing body for football in New Zealand.

The NZF was founded in 1891, became a member of FIFA in 1948, and a member of OFC in 1966. Football in New Zealand began in the late 19th century. However, despite its large player numbers, football in New Zealand always struggled to compete with other sports such as rugby union, cricket and rugby league. So much so, that the first National Soccer League was launched in 1970. The league ran intermittently from 1970-2004. The first champion was Blockhouse Bay, and the runner-up was Eastern Suburbs AFC. The New Zealand Football Championship was created as a replacement to the former New Zealand National Soccer League in 2004.  It is still an amateur league that is operated by NZF. The first champion of the new league was Auckland City FC, and the runner-up was Waitakere United. Auckland City FC also defeated 3-2 Waitakere United in the Grand Final.

New Zealand is the most successful football team in Oceania. New Zealand formerly battled Australia for top honours in the OFC. However, Australia now plays in the AFC, leaving New Zealand as the best national football team in Oceania. The New Zealanders have won three times the OFC Nations Cups (1973, 1998, 2008).

     
     
  QUICK FACTS
     
     
 
  Association
  New Zealand Football (NZF)   
  Confederation
  OFC
  Nickname
  All Whites
  Foundation year
 1891
  Affiliate since
 1948
  Topscorer in WC
  Winston Reid, Shane Smeltz, Steve   Sumner, Steve Wooddin: 1
  Head Coach
  Neil Emblen (England)
  Titles
  None
     
     
  TITLES
   
   
 
     
     
  NEW ZEALAND APPEARANCES AT WORLD CUPS
     
     
 
Nro
Flag
World Cup
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Perf.
Rd
Pos
Par
Pt
P/Par
Ap.
Total
6
0
3
3
4
14
-10
3
1.00
22.50
28
2
22.90
2
12
 1982 Spain
3
0
0
3
2
12
-10
0
0.00
1R
23
24
1
0.96
1
19
 2010 South Africa
3
0
3
0
2
2
0
3
1.00
1R
22
32
1
0.69
2
     
 
 Where: Perf: Pts/Pld     Rd: Round     Pos: Position in the WC     Total Pos: SUM(Pos)/Ap     Par: No. participants    
 Pt: How many points scores in the WC. Champion: 32, Finalist: 16, TP: 12, FP: 8, QF: 4, R16: 2, FR: 1
 P/Par: Pos/Par     Total P/Par: SUM(P/Par + 1.25 * each World Cup uncontested)/19     Ap: Appearances
   
     
  HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORDS (AT WORLD CUPS)
 
   
 
More Matches Played
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Brazil
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
2
 Italy
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
3
 Paraguay
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
4
 Scotland
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
5
 Slovakia
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
6
 Soviet Union
1
0
0
1
0%
100%

 

Best Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Italy
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
2
 Paraguay
1
0
1
0
0%
0%
3
 Slovakia
1
0
1
0
0%
0%

 

Worst Results
Nro
Flag
Team
Pld
W
D
L
%Won
%Lost
1
 Brazil
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
2
 Scotland
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
3
 Soviet Union
1
0
0
1
0%
100%
   
   
  GOALSCORERS At WORLD CUPS
 
 
Nro
Player
TG
30
34
38
50
54
58
62
66
70
74
78
82
86
90
94
98
02
06
10
 
4
                     
2
           
2
1
 Winston Reid
1
1
 Shane Smeltz
1
1
 Steve Sumner
1
1
 Steve Wooddin
1
1
   
   
  TOP GOALSCORERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS
     
   
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 5, 2014
   
 
#
Name
Goals
Caps
AVG/Games
Career
1
 Vaughan Coveny
28
64
0.44
1992-06
2
 Shane Smeltz
23
50
0.46
2003-Present
3
 Steve Sumner
22
58
0.38
1976-88
4
 Brian Turner
21
59
0.35
1967-82
5
 Jock Newall
17
10
1.70
1951-52
6
 Keith Nelson
16
20
0.80
1977-83
 Chris Killen
16
48
0.33
2000-Present
8
 Grant Turner
15
42
0.36
1980-88
9
 Michael McGarry
12
54
0.22
1987-97
 Darren McClennan
12
43
0.28
1986-97
 Wynton Rufer
12
23
0.52
1980-97
 Chris Wood
12
33
0.36
2009-Present
     
     
  MOST CAPPED PLAYERS AT ALL COMPETITIONS
     
     
  Players in bold are still active in the competence - As of March 5, 2014
   
 
#
Name
Caps
Career
1
 Ivan Vicelich
88
199513
2
 Simon Elliott
69
1995-11
3
 Vaughan Coveny
64
1992-06
4
 Ricki Herbert
61
1980-89
5
 Chris Jackson
60
1995-03
6
 Brian Turner
59
1967-82
7
 Duncan Cole
58
1978-88
 Steve Sumner
58
1976-88
9
 Chris Zoricich
57
1988-03
10
 Ceri Evans
56
1980-93
 Leo Bertos
56
2003-Present
     
     
  SQUADS
     
     
 
   
 

  

  AWARDED PLAYERS
   
   
 
IFFHS PLAYER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Wynton Rufer
62
1980-02

 

IFFHS GOALKEEPER OF THE CENTURY
#
Name
Votes
Years
1
 Frank Van Hattum 
21
1976-90

 

Source: bz-berlin.de
   
   
  COACHES
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Selection Committee
38
14
3
21
37%
1922-57
2
 Ken Armstrong
9
7
1
1
78%
1957-64
3
 Ljubiša Broćić
6
1
1
4
17%
1965-66, 69
4
 Juan Schwanner
7
3
0
4
43%
1967-68
5
 Barrie Truman
31
10
9
12
32%
1970-76
6
 Wally Hughes
7
5
1
1
71%
1977-78
7
 John Adshead
50
23
12
15
46%
1979-82, 89
8
 Allan Jones
19
10
4
5
53%
1983-84
9
 Kevin Fallon
32
17
5
10
53%
1985-88
10
 Ian Marshall
16
7
1
8
44%
1990-93
11
 Bobby Clark
9
1
2
6
11%
1994-95
12
 Keith Pritchett
9
2
1
6
22%
1996-97
13
 Joe McGrath
9
3
1
5
33%
1997-98
14
 Ken Dugdale
34
15
6
13
44%
1998-02
15
 Mick Waitt
18
8
1
9
44%
2002-04
16
 Ricki Herbert
60
22
14
24
37%
2005-13
17
 Neil Emblen
1
0
0
1
0%
2013-Present
   
   
  Coaches with most appearances
   
   
 
#
Cou
Name
P
W
D
L
%Won
Years
1
 Ricki Herbert
60
22
14
24
37%
2005-13
2
 John Adshead
50
23
12
15
46%
1979-82, 89
3
 Selection Committee
38
14
3
21
37%
1922-57
   
   
  FIXTURES AND RESULTS
 
   
  2013
   
 
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
22 Mar 13
Dunedin, New Zealand
2-1
New Caledonia
2
26 Mar 13
Honiara, Solomon Islands
2-0
Solomon Islands
3
5 Sep 13
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1-0
Saudi Arabia
4
9 Sep 13
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
0-2
United Arab Emirates
5
15 Oct 13
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
0-0
Trinidad and Tobago
F
6
13 Nov 13
Mexico City, Mexico
1-5
Mexico
7
20 Nov 13
Wellington, New Zealand
2-4
Mexico
   
   
  2014
   
   
 
#
Date
Place
Score
Competition
1
5 Mar 14
Tokyo, Japan
2-4
Japan
F
2
20 May 14
Auckland, New Zealand
South Africa
F
   
   
  MATCHES IN WORLD CUPS
 
 
  1982 Spain World Cup
   
   
First Round: Match 1
Scotland
5-2
New Zealand  
Date: 15 June 1982 S. Sumner 54'
Stadium: Estadio La Rosaleda
J. Wark 29', 32'
S. Wooddin 64'
Venue: Málaga  
Attendance:  36,000  
Referee: David Socha (United States)  
   
First Round: Match 2
Soviet Union
3-0
New Zealand  
Date: 19 June 1982    
Stadium: Estadio La Rosaleda  
Venue: Málaga  
Attendance:  19,000      
Referee: Yousef El-Ghoul (Lybia)  
   
First Round: Match 3
4-0
New Zealand  
Date: 23 June 1982
Zico 28', 31'
 
Stadium: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán  
Venue: Seville  
Attendance:  43,000  
Referee: Damir Matovinović (Yugoslavia)  
   
  2010 South Africa World Cup
   
First Round: Match 4
1-1
Slovakia  
Date: 15 June 2006
W. Reid 90+3'
R. Vittek 50'
Stadium: Royal Bafokeng Stadium    
Venue: Rustenburg    
Attendance: 23,871  
Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa)  
   
First Round: Match 5
1-1
New Zealand  
Date: 20 June 2006 S. Smeltz 7'
Stadium: Mbombela Stadium    
Venue: Nelspruit    
Attendance: 38,229  
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)  
   
First Round: Match 6
Paraguay
0-0
New Zealand  
Date: 24 June 2006    
Stadium: Peter Mokaba Stadium    
Venue: Polokwane    
Attendance: 34,850  
Referee: Yuichi Nishimura (Japan)  
       
 
  

          Last updated: 23 May 2014

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