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Roll of Honour
First International
2-0 v. Hong Kong, Asian Cup, August 25, 1975
First Home International
3-3 v. Australia, Trans-Tasman Cup,  May 18, 1980
100th International
0-4 v. China, in Hangzhou, November 16, 2006
200th International
0-0 v. Brazil, in Taupo, 19 June, 2014
Record Victory
21-0 v. Samoa, Oceania Women's World Cup qualifier, October 9, 1998
Record Defeat
0-11 v. North Korea, Australia Cup, February 24, 2004
Honours Won
Near Misses
Second, 1981 World Invitational Tournament
Second-equal (fourth on goal difference), 1987 World Invitational Tournament
Runners-up, 1989 Oceania Nations Cup
Runners-up, 1993 CONCACAF Tournament
Runners-up (goal difference), 1995 Oceania Women's World Cup qualifying series
Runners-up, 1999 Oceania Women's World Cup qualifying series
Runners-up, 2003 Oceania Women's World Cup qualifying series
Fourth (beaten on penalties), 2009 Cyprus Cup
Runners-up, 2010 Cyprus Cup
Semi-finalists (denied place in final by drawing of lots), 2010 Peace Queen Cup
Runners-up, 2011 Matchworld Cup
Quarter-finalists, 2012 Olympic Women's Football Tournament
Third, 2013 Cyprus Cup
Runners-up, Canberra Centenary Cup
P
W
D
L
F
A
Overall International Record
206
72
32
102
443
323
Record on Home Soil
37
17
7
13
155
41
Record on Foreign Soil
169
55
25
89
288
282

Appearance Milestones
Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood) became New Zealand women's football's first centurion when coming on as a substitute against the USA in the 2012 Olympic Women's Football Tournament quarter-final. It was her 86th "A" international, with a further 14 appearances having been made in non-cap-earning internationals
Abby Erceg became the first player in New Zealand football, male or female, to make 100 "A" international appearances for her country when captaining her country against Tonga in the 2014 OFC Women's Nations Cup tournament.
Appearance & Goalscoring Record-holders

correct to October 2014
Football Ferns:
Abby Erceg, 104 caps; Amber Hearn, 44 goals

Junior Ferns:
Annalie Longo; 25 caps; Rosie White, 26 goals

Young Ferns:
Hannah Carlsen, 16 caps;
Hannah Carlsen & Hannah Wong, 8 goals each
Most Goals Scored in a match by a New Zealand player
7, by Pernille Andersen v. Fiji, Women's World Cup qualifier, October 11, 1998
Goalscoring Milestones
Goal
Date
Opponents
Result
Scorer
1
25/8/75
Hong Kong
2-0
Marilyn Marshall
50
30/11/83
Fiji
15-1
Wendy Sharpe
100
7/12/87
Western Samoa
11-0
Debbie Pullen
150
23/5/91
Papua New Guinea
11-0
Julia Campbell
200
11/10/98
Fiji
14-0
Pernille Andersen
250
9/4/07
Tonga
6-1
Kirsty Yallop
300
29/9/10
Vanuatu
14-0
Hayley Moorwood
350
7/3/11
France
2-5
"oggie"
400
25/9/13
China
4-0
Hannah Wilkinson

In Memoriam
- acknowledging those players and coaches at national level who have gone before us
Identity
Died
Contribution to the Code
Ken Armstrong
13 June 1984
Coach, 1980
Dave Farrington
17 December 2008
Coach, 1975-79
Debbie Lamb
8 May 2010
40 caps, 6 goals
Roy Cox
17 January 2013
Enormous!!


The "Fifty-Plus" Club
(Full International Caps)
Top Ten Most
Prolific Goalscorers
Period of Reign
National Women's Coach
105
Abby Erceg
44
Amber Hearn
1975-79
Dave Farrington
97
Ria Percival
34
Wendy Sharpe
1980
Ken Armstrong
94
Ktie Hoyle
21
Sarah Gregorius
1981-82
Dave Boardman
91
Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood)
19
Hannah Wilkinson
1983-87
Roy Cox
90
Amber Hearn
17
Wendi Henderson
1988-94
Dave Boardman
85
Ali Riley
Maureen Jacobson
Aug 1994
Jeff Coulshed
82
Kirsty Yallop
15
Pernille Andersen
Mar 1995
Nora Watkins
77
Jenny Bindon
14
Nicky Smith
1995-98
Maurice Tillotson
74
Rebecca Smith
Rosie White
1999-2000
Doug Moore
71
Betsy Hassett
12
Maia Jackman
2001-03
Sandy Davie
70
Annalie Longo
Kirsty Yallop
Feb 2004
Fred Simpson
64
Wendi Henderson
Oct 2004
Ali Grant & Wendi Henderson
61
Rosie White
2005
Mick Leonard
Hannah Wilkinson
Nov 2006
John Herdman
58
Sarah Gregorius
Feb 2007
Allan Jones
56
Anna Green
April 2007 - Aug 11
John Herdman
53
Maureen Jacobson
Sep 2011 -
Tony Readings
50
Maia Jackman

New Zealand's youngest-ever captain, 21-year-old Hayley Moorwood,
is a picture of concentration as she leads the team out for the first time (left)


Football Ferns