Tag Archives: Football

Phoenix Player Sarpreet Singh Signs with Bayern

Phoenix Player Sarpreet Singh Signs with Bayern

Wellington Phoenix midfielder Sarpreet Singh, 20, has signed with German powerhouse Bayern Munich in one of the highest-profile transfers of a New Zealand footballer, AFP reports. Born in New Zealand to Indian parents, Singh was…

New Zealand Wins Bronze at FIFA U-17 World Cup

New Zealand Wins Bronze at FIFA U-17 World Cup

New Zealand has beaten Canada 2-1 to bring home bronze at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Canadian women found themselves down just 15 seconds after the opening kickoff with New…

Premiere’s Burnley Sign Chris Wood for Record Fee

Premiere’s Burnley Sign Chris Wood for Record Fee

New Zealand footballer Chris Wood, 25, who was most recently a striker for Leeds, has just signed with English Premier League team Burnley for the club-record fee of £15 million. Auckland-born Wood, who is the…

New Zealand Soccer Player Winston Reid Renews Contract

New Zealand Soccer Player Winston Reid Renews Contract

West Ham defender Winston Reid has ended speculation about his future by signing a new six and a half year deal worth up to £20 million with the Upton Park Club. “There was a lot…

Auckland City’s incredible FIFA Club World Cup podium finish

Auckland City’s incredible FIFA Club World Cup podium finish

“It’s incredible,” reports FOX Football. “They’re a bunch of semi pros yet Auckland City have claimed third place at the FIFA Club World Cup, defeating Mexican side Cruz Azul 4-2 in a penalty…

Mature Kiwis Stun Paraguay in U-20 Women’s World Cup

Mature Kiwis Stun Paraguay in U-20 Women’s World Cup

New Zealand have made a dream start to their FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup campaign with a 2-0 win over Paraguay at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium in Canada. The junior Football Ferns have never progressed beyond…

Te Iwi Kiwi vs. Kangaroos

Te Iwi Kiwi vs. Kangaroos

Watch the fierce Haka by the Te Iwi Kiwis at the New Zealand Rugby League, ANZAC Test 2014. The New Zealand Rugby League (NZRL) is the governing body for…

Kiwi Punter Makes Global News with Germany – Brazil Prediction

Kiwi Punter Makes Global News with Germany – Brazil Prediction

A New Zealander who bet $2 on the exact score between FIFA World Cup Semi-finalists Brazil and Germany has made global headlines. The semi-final, which ended 7-1 to Germany and has been called “Brazil’s worst…

Chris Wood’s Premier League Hopes Dashed

Chris Wood’s Premier League Hopes Dashed

Chris Wood, All White and Leicester City striker, has missed out on joining fellow-All White Winston Reid in the English Premier League next season. Wood’s team were beaten 3-1 by Watford  in the second…

Fern Hopes for Place in London

Fern Hopes for Place in London

Football Ferns goalkeeper Aucklander Aroon Clansey, 26, who currently plays for English FA Women’s Super League club Liverpool Ladies, is hoping to be in the New Zealand team who will face Cameroon in the…

Ballistic on AFL Boundaries

Ballistic on AFL Boundaries

New Zealand Olympic hopeful Aucklander Veronica Torr, 24, who is on the brink of qualifying for the London Games in the heptathlon, has been head-hunted by the Australian Football League (AFL) as a boundary…

Rugby Rules In North Carolina

Rugby Rules In North Carolina

New Zealander Geoffrey Maw, who lives in North Carolina’s Elizabeth City, is starting a rugby club for high school-age players in Elizabeth City and Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. Maw — a real estate agent…

Smeltz Scores for Perth

Smeltz Scores for Perth

All Whites striker Shane Smeltz, 30, has scored his first A-League goals in a Perth Glory FC shirt to take his overall A-League goalscoring tally past 50. The double was enough to hand his…

Soccer Challenges the Union

Soccer Challenges the Union

“You don’t have to follow rugby to know that the national team of New Zealand, the All Blacks, are the undisputed kings of this sport,” Wall Street Journal reporters Lucy Cramer and Jonathan Clegg…

Living His Dream

Living His Dream

At the age of 12, Wellingtonian Cole Peverley, who currently plays at midfield for Charleston Battery in South Carolina, travelled to Europe for a youth tournament in 2. He played so well that professional…

Smeltz Joins Perth Glory

Smeltz Joins Perth Glory

New Zealand international Shane Smeltz has “ended weeks of speculation about his future by joining Perth Glory as the club’s marquee player,” Peter Kogoy writes for The Australian. “In one of the recruiting coups…

Californian Signings

Californian Signings

New Zealand internationals Simon Elliot and Andrew Boyens have been signed with Californian team Chivas USA. Elliott, a standout for New Zealand at the 21 FIFA World Cup, joins Chivas on a free transfer…

Springboard for MLS

Springboard for MLS

Auckland football player Michael Boxall has made the first pick in the supplemental draft for Vancouver team the Whitecaps. Boxall said of his selection: “Vancouver’s a great place to come to, and I’m excited…

Keat Makes a Splash

Keat Makes a Splash

“ midfielder Daniel Keat looks to join the ranks of those En Zedders who first made a splash playing in Major League Soccer,” Bleacher Report’s Jo-Ryan Salazar writes. “And he gets to do it…

Winston Reid Injury Time Equaliser

Winston Reid Injury Time Equaliser

Winston Reid scores the equalising goal of the All Whitesv Slovakia match during the 2010 Football World Cup.

English Physicality

English Physicality

New Zealand striker Greg Draper, who is currently under contract with Hampshire team Basingstoke Town, “has had a big hand in recent good form, finding the back of the net eight times…

On Loan to Barnsley

On Loan to Barnsley

Eighteen-year-old Aucklander Chris Wood has signed with South Yorkshire’s Barnsley Football Club on a three-month emergency deal. The 6ft 2ins tall New Zealand international, who is a striker for West Bromwich Albion, played in…

Smeltz to Turkey

Smeltz to Turkey

New Zealand striker Shane Smeltz, 29, is leaving Australian football team Gold Coast United having signed a two-year deal with Turkish Süper Lig club Gençlerbirligi S.K. The reigning A-League Golden Boot played in United’s…

Shock Draw with Champs

Shock Draw with Champs

The All Whites have astonished the international football fraternity drawing 1-1 with World Cup holders Italy in South Africa. Reuters has put the result in its top 1 World Cup shocks, the only draw…

Point Taken

Point Taken

The All Whites have earned their first-ever point at a World Cup scoring a last-minute equalising point against Slovakia in Rustenburg, South Africa. Defender Winston Reid, who had been beaten in the air by…

Round Versus Oval

Round Versus Oval

“All Whites manager, Ricki Herbert, believes football has overtaken rugby in the popularity stakes in New Zealand, as it briefly did 28 years ago when the team’s Spanish sojourn coincided with a disenchantment with…

Shifting the Spotlight

Shifting the Spotlight

New Zealand’s national soccer team, the All Whites, stole the limelight from its better-known rugby compatriots the All Blacks Saturday by securing a spot in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa – a…

Bright Football Star

Bright Football Star

New Zealand striker Kris Bright, 22, has signed a two-year contract with England’s League Two Shrewsbury, and  according to the BBC’s sports blogger Paul Fletcher, “in an era when many footballers are regarded as…

Point of Pride

Point of Pride

The All Whites have secured their first ever point at a FIFA tournament in the South African Confederations Cup. Though goal-less for all three matches played, the New Zealand team — dressed in black…

Football Ambassador

Football Ambassador

6 April 2009 – Christchurch professional footballer Ryan Nelsen, 31, is a pivotal member of English Premier League side Blackburn Rovers, one of a number of teams fighting against relegation this season. Nelsen has…

Father of Oceania

Father of Oceania

Soccer administrator Charles Dempsey, life member of both New Zealand football and world football body FIFA, has died, aged 86. Dempsey was instrumental in both the founding of the Oceania Football Confederation in 1964…