Jason Batty

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Jason Batty
Jason Batty at Union at Earthquakes 2010-09-15 2.JPG
Batty with the Earthquakes in September 2010
Personal information
Full name Jason Batty
Date of birth (1971-03-23) 23 March 1971 (age 48)
Place of birth Auckland, New Zealand
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC Goalkeeping Coach[1][circular reference]
Youth career
1988–1990 Norwich City F.C.
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1989–1990 Wroxham 12 (0)
1990–1991 Blockhouse Bay 18 (0)
1992–1997 North Shore United 82 (0)
1997 Albuquerque Geckos 18 (0)
1998–1999 Bohemian F.C. 7 (0)
1999 Geylang United 14 (0)
1999–2000 Football Kingz 16 (0)
2000–2001 Grimsby Town 0 (0)
2001 Scunthorpe United 0 (0)
2001 Stalybridge Celtic 12 (0)
2002 Glenfield Rovers 8 (0)
2002 California Gold 7 (0)
2003 Caversham 12 (0)
2008–2016 San Jose Earthquakes (Assistant Coach)
National team
1994–2003 New Zealand 55 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Jason Batty (born 23 March 1971 in Auckland) is a retired New Zealand football goalkeeper. Batty frequently represented his country in the 1990s, he later became the Assistant Coach at Dartmouth College in the U.S. and served as the Director of Goalkeeping for Texas Premier SC. Batty spent eight seasons as Goalkeeper Coach in the MLS with the San Jose Earthquakes, where he won the MLS Supporters Shield in 2012, he then was named Assistant Coach for the New Zealand Youth National Teams. Currently Batty is a goalkeeping coach in the NWSL[2][circular reference] for new expansion club Utah Royals FC[3][circular reference]

Club career[edit]

Batty started his career at Norwich City F.C. in their Academy system, he then moved back in New Zealand for a period of time before heading back overseas to join up with Bohemian F.C. in the League of Ireland.[citation needed] He then made 14 appearances for a Singapore team S-League before joining the Football Kingz.[citation needed] Batty made 16 appearances for the Football Kingz in their inaugural season in the NSL in 1999 before heading back to the UK for a spell in England with Championship side Grimsby Town in August 2000.[citation needed] He failed to dislodge regular shot stopper Danny Coyne and understudy Steve Croudson. After only six months he left the club and joined Scunthorpe United on similar terms but left at the end of the season after failing to make a 1st Team appearance, he then briefly played for Stalybridge Celtic in the Conference League.[citation needed]

International career[edit]

Batty made his New Zealand A-international debut in a 3–0 win over Singapore on 21 February 1995 and quickly became first choice goalkeeper,[4] he went on to collect 55 caps between 1994 and 2003. Playing in two FIFA Confederation Cup tournaments in 1999 in Mexico and 2003 in France.[5]


New Zealand Player of the Year: 1997

OFC Nations Cup Champion 1998 & 2002

MLS Supporters Shield Winners 2012[6]


  1. ^ Utah Royals FC#Coaching staff
  2. ^ National Women's Soccer League
  3. ^ Utah Royals FC#Coaching staff
  4. ^ "A-International Appearances - 1990–99". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
  5. ^ "A-International Appearances – Overall". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008.
  6. ^ "Honours List". The Ultimate New Zealand Soccer Website. 1 June 2008. Retrieved 25 July 2008.

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