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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
30-0 v. Samoa, Oceania U-20 Women's World Cup qualifier, August 31, 2019
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
Fourth (beaten on penalties), 2016 Algarve Cup
Fourth, 2020 Algarve Cup
P
W
D
L
F
A
Overall International Record
262
88
43
131
533
409
Record on Home Soil
40
17
8
15
159
48
Record on Foreign Soil
222
71
35
116
374
361

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.
Ria Percival was next to achieve the feat, against DPR (North) Korea on home turf on 8 February 2015, and a month later, Katie Hoyle reached her ton against Spain on 5 March.
Amber Hearn became the Football Ferns' fourth centurion when taking to the field against Holland at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Finals.
Ali Riley became our fifth centurion when playing against Australia in the first of two internationals in June 2016, while a month later, a substitute appearance by Kirsty Yallop against South Africa brought up her century of appearances for her country.
Betsy Hassett and Annalie Longo have grown up playing football together, so it was rather fitting that they should both make their 100th appearance for NZ against world champions the USA in September 2017, in a match which also saw Kelley O'Hara bring up her century - quite possibly the first women's international in the history of the game to see three women's players realising the same milestone simultaneously.
Ria Percival became the country's most capped player on 25 November 2018, as she led the Football Ferns to a 10-0 victory over Fiji. It was her 133rd cap. And on 10 March 2020, she became the first Kiwi to earn 150 caps for her country against Norway at the Algarve Cup.
Appearance & Goalscoring Record-holders

correct to 12/3/20
Football Ferns:
Ria Percival, 150 caps; Amber Hearn, 54 goals

Junior Ferns:
Annalie Longo, 25 caps; Emma Rolston, 32 goals

Young Ferns:
Hannah Carlsen, 16 caps; Hannah Blake, 17 goals
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
11, by Emma Rolston v. New Caledonia, U-20 WWC qualifier, October 3, 2015
11, by Kelli Brown v. Samoa, U-20 WWC qualifier, 31 August 2019
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
450
12/2/15
Australia
2-3
Sarah Gregorius
500
22/11/18
Cook Islands
6-0
Grace Jale

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!!
Jeff Coulshed
4 July 2017
Coach 1994, NZ B Coach 1986

The "Fifty-Plus" Club
(Full International Caps)
Top Ten Most
Prolific Goalscorers
150
Ria Percival
54
Amber Hearn
141
Abby Erceg
34
Sarah Gregorius
134
Ali Riley
Wendy Sharpe
125
Amber Hearn
26
Hannah Wilkinson
124
Katie Duncan (nee Hoyle)
24
Rosie White
123
Annalie Longo
17
Wendi Henderson
119
Betsy Hassett
Maureen Jacobson
109
Rosie White
15
Pernille Andersen
104
Kirsty Yallop
Annalie Longo
100
Sarah Gregorius
14
Ria Percival
97
Hannah Wilkinson
Nicky Smith
92
Hayley Bowden (nee Moorwood)
81
Rebekah Stott
77
Jenny Bindon
Anna Green
74
Rebecca Smith
71
Erin Nayler
70
Katie Bowen
64
Wendi Henderson
53
Maureen Jacobson
52
Emma Kete
50
Maia Jackman

Period of Reign
National Women's Coach
No. of Times
Captain
1975-79
Dave Farrington
49
Abby Erceg
1980
Ken Armstrong
45
Rebecca Smith
1981-82
Dave Boardman
43
Hayley Bowden (Moorwood)
1983-87
Roy Cox
27
Ali Riley
1988-94
Dave Boardman
19
Barbara Cox
Aug 1994
Jeff Coulshed
14
Terry McCahill
Mar 1995
Nora Watkins
12
Marilyn Marshall
1995-98
Maurice Tillotson
9
Wendi Henderson
1999-2000
Doug Moore
Maureen Jacobson
2001-03
Sandy Davie
6
Ali Grant
Feb 2004
Fred Simpson *
5
Leslie King
Oct 2004
Ali Grant & Wendi Henderson *
Viv Robertson
2005
Mick Leonard *
3
Jo Fisher
Nov 2006
John Herdman
Ria Percival
Feb 2007
Allan Jones
Lyn Pedruco
April 2007 - Aug 11
John Herdman
Lorraine Taylor
Sep 2011 - Oct 17
Tony Readings
2
Ingrid Hall
Nov 17
Andreas Heraf & Gareth Turnbull
Maia Jackman
Dec 17 - July 18
Andreas Heraf
1
Julia Campbell
Oct 18 -
Tom Sermanni
Amber Hearn
Audrey Rigby
*  Served as coach under the direction of Paul Smalley, NZ Football's Director of Football during this period


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