Abby Erceg

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Abby Erceg
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Personal information
Full name Abby May Erceg
Date of birth (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth Whangarei, New Zealand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current club FF USV Jena
Number 5
Youth career
-2004 Three Kings United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Three Kings United 36 (17)
2007–2008 Western Springs FC 22 (12)
2009 Three Kings United 23 (15)
2009–2010 Espanyol 11 (0)
2010 Fencibles United 25 (14)
2011–2013 Adelaide United 23 (0)
2013– FF USV Jena 0 (0)
National team
2007-2009 New Zealand U-20 24 (13)
2006- New Zealand 85 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 December 2010.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 7 July 2011

Abby Erceg (born 20 November 1989) is a professional New Zealander footballer who is a member of the New Zealand women's national team.[1] Erceg currently plays for FF USV Jena in the German Bundesliga and has previously played for Espanyol in the Superliga Femenina and Adelaide United in the Australian W-League.

International career[edit]

Erceg made her full Football Ferns début in a 0-3 loss to China on 14 November 2006, and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[2] where they lost to Brazil 0-5, Denmark (0-2) and China (0-2).

Erceg was also included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games where they drew with Japan (2-2) before losing to Norway(0-1) and USA (0-4).[3]

She was included in the U-20 squad for the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Chile.[4] Erceg earned her 50th cap for New Zealand aged just 21 when starting New Zealand's 2011 Cyprus Cup opening match against The Netherlands on 2 March 2011 and is now the third most capped female player in New Zealand Football history with 62 caps to her name. Erceg was also a part of the team that qualified for the Women's Football World Cup that took place in Germany, in 2011 where they finished 12th overall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Caps 'n' Goals, New Zealand Women's national representatives". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 11 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Squad List, 2007 Women's World Cup". FIFA. Retrieved 22 September 2008. 
  3. ^ "Olympic Football Squads Named". New Zealand Olympic Committee. 4 July 2008. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  4. ^ "New Zealand (NZL)". FIFA. Archived from the original on 25 October 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008. 

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