Iconic Footballers in New Zealand

Football is a leisure pursuit, whereas others take it as a career. Some of the best football talents around the world have played the sport for long enough to become football legends. To attain such levels, it needs a player to have an outstanding career setting several records. Some of the greatest footballers ever seen from New Zealand include the following.

Chris Wood

Chris Grant Wood is a professional footballer from New Zealand who currently plays club football in the English Premier League with Burnley. The striker is currently the vice-captain of the New Zealand national team. He was born in 1991 in Auckland and had a height of 1.91 m and weighs 94 kg.

Winston Reid

Currently aged 31 years, Winston Reid is a professional footballer who plays at the back as a defender. He was born in North Shore, New Zealand. He captains the New Zealand national team, and he also plays club football at West Ham United. During his senior career, he has played for Midtjylland from 2005 to 2010 before joining the English side.

Wynton Rufer

Wynton Rufer is a retired professional footballer from New Zealand. He was born in Wellington in 1962; currently, he is 56 years old. He started his footballing career in 1980 and hung up his boots in 2002. He used to play as a forward and spent a better part of his career in Germany with Werder Bremen winning four major titles.

Ryan Nelsen

Ryan Nelsen, 42, is a former New Zealand footballer who has gotten into coaching and once coached Toronto FC in the Major League Soccer. During his career, he has played for Tottenham Hotspurs, Queens Park Rangers, and Blackburn Rovers among others.

Ryan Thomas

Ryan Jared Thomas is a midfield player currently at PSV Eindhoven. The young player aged 24 years played for Waikato FC and Melville United during his youth career. He has had 17 appearances for the New Zealand national side.