Team Information

Here are the basics on the Coach and the Captain, otherwise Full Profiles for the rest of the team

Coach - Ricki Herbert

Date of Birth: 10 April 1961

Herbert is head coach of the New Zealand national team and also coaches the A-league club Wellington Phoenix.

He was assistant coach for the All Whites in 2001 and 2003-05. He coached the New Zealand U-23 (1999-2004) and the New Zealand U-17 (2003).

He was assistant coach at the FIFA Confederations Cup in France in 2003 and coach at the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa in 2009.


Herbert was in the squad when New Zealand last qualified for the FIFA World Cup in 1982.

During his All Whites career he gained 84 caps and seven goals.

Others clubs he has been involved with are: New Zealand Knights (2006-07), Central United (1996-99), Papatoetoe (1993-96) and Papakura (1990-93).


Captain - Ryan Nelsen

Date of Birth: 18 October, 1977

Place of Birth: Christchurch

Height: 183cm

Weight: 90kg

Position: Defender

Current Club: Blackburn Rovers (captain)

Previous Clubs: DC United (USA),
Stanford University (USA),
Greensboro College (USA), Christchurch United

International Career Details: View Here


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