New Zealand national football team
The New Zealand national football team represents New Zealand in international association football. The team is controlled by the governing body for football in New Zealand New Zealand Football, a member of the Oceania Football Confederation; the team's official nickname is the All Whites. New Zealand is a five-time OFC champion; the team represented New Zealand at the FIFA World Cup tournaments in 1982 and 2010, the FIFA Confederations Cup tournaments in 1999, 2003, 2009 and 2017. Because most New Zealand football clubs are semi-professional rather than professional, most professional New Zealand footballers play for clubs in English-speaking countries such as England, the United States and Australia. New Zealand's first international football match was played in Dunedin at the old Caledonian Ground on 23 July 1904 against a team representing New South Wales. New Zealand lost by the game's only goal, but drew with the same team 3–3 in a game at Athletic Park, Wellington seven days later; the following year the team played a Wellington representative side on 10 June before embarking on a tour of Australia, during which they played eleven representative sides, including three "test matches" against New South Wales.
Of these three matches they won one, lost one, drew one. A New Zealand national team did not play again until 1921, when New Zealand played three official full internationals against Australia, played at Carisbrook in Dunedin, Athletic Park in Wellington, Auckland Domain; the results were a 1 -- 1 draw in Wellington. Since the 1990s, United States college soccer has played a significant role in the development of New Zealand players; this influence began when former Scotland international Bobby Clark returned to the U. S. after his 1994–96 stint as New Zealand head coach to take the head coaching job at Stanford University. Clark began recruiting in New Zealand, former New Zealand national players Ryan Nelsen and Simon Elliott played for him at Stanford; the trend that Clark started has continued to the present. S. A common next step in these players' career paths is a stint in Major League Soccer. S. squad. However, Latham's speculation did not prove true, as only one MLS player made the New Zealand squad for the World Cup.
New Zealand competed against Australia for top honours in the OFC. However, after Australia left to join the AFC in 2006, New Zealand were left as the only seeded team in the OFC. New Zealand qualified for the 2010 FIFA World Cup though exited the competition after the first round despite being the only team not to lose a game during the tournament; the tournament featured one of New Zealand's most notable results, a 1–1 draw with the world champions Italy. New Zealand drew their other two pool games with Slovakia and Paraguay and finished above Italy, who placed last, in the group. New Zealand finished third in their group. New Zealand were the only undefeated team in the entire tournament thanks to Spain's defeat to Switzerland. In August 2014, Anthony Hudson was appointed manager of the All Whites. Hudson's first game in charge of the national team was a 3–1 defeat away to Uzbekistan in September 2014; as a result of the All Whites playing “just three matches” in the previous year, “the least of any country in world football”, having “seven months without a match” the All Whites dropped to 161 in the FIFA world rankings.
The All Whites went on to win the 2016 OFC Nations Cup, winning four matches with the final being won via a penalty shootout after a 0–0 draw against Papua New Guinea, conceding only 1 goal, from a penalty, in the process. New Zealand’s victory saw them crowned Oceania champions making New Zealand the most successful national team in the competition's history, having won the tournament five times, saw them qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia; the All Whites moved up 54 places in the world rankings in July and achieved 88th in the FIFA world rankings, the highest ranking in three years, on the back of the OFC Nations Cup victory that qualified them for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup. After a disappointing tournament at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup where they finished bottom of their group which featured Russia and Portugal, the national team fell 27 places to 122nd. In September 2017, New Zealand won the OFC Final against the Solomon Islands with an aggregate score of 8–3 to qualify for the inter-continental play-off qualifier against Peru, the fifth-ranked nation from the South America's qualifiers.
After holding Peru off in the first leg, they would go to lose 2-0 in the second leg to be eliminated from competition as Peru became the last team to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. New Zealand's long time rivals are Trans-Tasman neighbors Australia; the two teams' history dates back to 1922. The rivalry between the Socceroos and the All Whites is part of a wider friendly rivalry between the geographical neighbours Australia and New Zealand, which applies not only to sport but to the culture of the two countries; the rivalry was intensified when Australia and New Zealand were both members of the OFC competing in OFC Nations Cup finals and in FIFA World Cup qualifications, where only one team from the OFC progressed to the World Cup. Since Australia left the OFC to join the AFC in 2006, competition between the two teams has been less frequent. However, the riva
Bohemian Football Club, more referred to as Bohs, is a professional football club from Dublin, Ireland. Bohemians compete in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland, are the oldest League of Ireland club in continuous existence. Bohs are the third most successful club in League of Ireland football history, having won the League of Ireland title 11 times, the FAI Cup 7 times, the League of Ireland Shield 6 times and the League of Ireland Cup 3 times. Prior to the establishment of the Football Association of Ireland and League of Ireland, Bohemians competed in the Irish Football League and Irish Cup, which were at the time all-Ireland competitions. During that period they finished runners up 5 times, they share the record for most wins in European competition with archrivals Shamrock Rovers and hold the record for Leinster Senior Cup wins with 32 cups claimed. Bohemians were founded on 6 September 1890 in the Phoenix Park Gate Lodge beside the North Circular Road entrance and played its first games in the Park's Polo Grounds.
One of the founding members of the League of Ireland in 1921, after their withdrawal from the Irish Football League. They established themselves as a major force within the first 15 years of the League of Ireland, winning 5 league titles, 2 FAI Cups and 4 Shields, but struggled for decades after that due to their strict amateur status, going 34 seasons without winning a major trophy. Bohemians dropped their amateur ethos in 1969 and proceeded to win 2 League titles, 2 FAI Cups and 2 League cups during the 1970s, they suffered a further decline throughout the 1980s and most of the 1990s before claiming League and Cup doubles in 2001 and 2008, alongside the 2003 and most 2009 title wins. Bohemians play, they are owned 100% by the members of the club. Their club colours are red and black, which they adopted at the 4th AGM in October 1893. Bohemians supporters refer to their club by a number of nicknames including Bohs and The Gypsies, provide one half of a bitter rivalry with Southside club, Shamrock Rovers.
Additional reading: Bohemian F. C. SeasonsBohemians were founded on 6 September 1890, they were members of the Irish Football League from 1902 to 1911 and from 1912 to 1920. During this time the club's greatest success was winning the Irish Cup in 1908, it was a founding member of the League of Ireland in 1921, it is one of only two clubs to have been members of the League of Ireland since its inception, it is the only club to have been ever-present in the top division of the league. In its first season it finished second just two points behind St. James Gate; the club won its first league title in 1924. In 1928 the club won its second league title and completed a double that season by winning its first FAI Cup also; the club was one of the major forces in the early years of the league, going on to win another three league titles and another FAI Cup in the next eight seasons. After this success the club began to struggle finishing at the foot of the league and mounting a title challenge because of an inability to attract or keep top players due to its strict amateur status, a fundamental part of the club since its formation.
The club went 34 seasons without winning a major trophy. In 1969 the club ended its amateur status, the first player to sign professional terms was Tony O'Connell, who signed on 11 March 1969; the club went on to win two league titles, two FAI Cups and two league cups in the 1970s, more trophies than any other club that decade. In 1970 the club entered European competition for the first time where it was beaten in the first qualifying round of the European Cup Winners' Cup; the club went through another trophy-less spell after its 1979 league cup victory, not broken until the club won its fifth FAI Cup in 1992. It was not until 2001 that it regained the league title winning the FAI Cup that season to complete its second double. After adding another league title in 2003, Bohemians triumphed once again in 2008, under Pat Fenlon, winning the double of both the league for the tenth time with four league games still to play, the FAI cup in a penalty shoot-out. In September 2009, Bohemians claimed the League Cup for the third time in the club's history with a 3–1 win over Waterford United in the final.
On 6 November 2009, Bohemians retained the title after a 1–1 draw against Bray Wanderers. They were assured of the league title before the final round of matches as they held a three-point lead and 16-goal difference advantage over their nearest rivals Shamrock Rovers. Captain Owen Heary collected the Premier Division trophy for the club's first back-to-back league win. Bohs narrowly missed out on a hat trick of league titles on goal difference in 2010 in a season which seen them suffer European disappointment at the hands of Welsh club TNS. Bohemians' first permanent home ground was on the Polo Ground in Phoenix Park. Goal posts and other equipment were kept at Gate Lodge on North Circular Road, they remained there until the 1893–94 season when they obtained a private ground on Jones Road now known as Croke Park, the headquarters of the Gaelic Athletic Association. The space took in the ground occupied by the Old Belvedere playing pitches and now occupied by the Cusack Stand. For the first time it was possible for the club to build up some sort of finances, since a charge for admission was made at all important home matches.
They moved to a new home at Whitehall Farm, Glasnevin, in time for the start of the 1895–96 season but in those days, the area was out of the way and without public transpo
Daniel Coyne is a Welsh former professional footballer and goalkeeping coach at League One side Shrewsbury Town. As a player, he was a goalkeeper who played between 1992 and 2018, he came through the youth ranks at Tranmere Rovers during the 1992–93 season. Coyne went on to become the club's first choice keeper and went on to make 111 appearances in the league before signing for Grimsby Town in the summer of 1999, he spent four seasons at Blundell Park, two of which saw him named "Supporters Player of the Season" and thus becoming an integral part of the every Grimsby team he played in. In his final year at Town the club suffered relegation from the Football League First Division. In July 2003 Coyne signed with Premier League side Leicester City where he was understudy to Ian Walker for one season before moving to Burnley. Signed as the first club's new first choice keeper he was replaced by Brian Jensen, only made 40 league appearances in a three-year stay at Turf Moor. In 2007, he returned to Tranmere Rovers for two years where he made a further 80 league appearances before joining Middlesbrough in 2009 who had suffered relegation from the Premier League.
Coyne went on to make 26 league appearances in a three-year stay at Boro where he was used as reserve keeper. During the 2012–13 campaign he joined Sheffield United but failed to make an appearance and departed at the end of the season. Between 1996 and 2007 Coyne picked up 16 international caps for Wales. Born in Prestatyn, Coyne began his career at Tranmere Rovers where he made over a hundred starting appearances for the Prenton Park club between 1992 and his 1999 departure. In 1996, he went on to win his first senior cap for Wales. In 1999, he left for Grimsby Town managed by Alan Buckley where he was a replacement for Town's number 1 Aidan Davison who had transferred to Sheffield United. Coyne soon became a fans' favourite for the club. During his time at Blundell Park he was a regular in the first team whilst having rookie Steve Croudson as his under study for the entire four-year stay. During the 2001–2002 season Coyne was part of the Grimsby team that beat Premier League side Liverpool 2–1 at Anfield in the third round of the English League Cup.
In both the 00-01 and 01-02 seasons Coyne's performances would go on to see him be crowned the Supporters Player of The Season, as well as this he became a regular fixture in the Welsh international side. In the 2002–2003 at Grimsby he was part of a Welsh International trio of himself, John Oster and Darren Barnard who were on the books at Town, it was during that season that Grimsby would find themselves being relegated from the First Division after a five-year stay, this would see the end of Coyne's Grimsby career. During the summer of 2003, Coyne signed for Premier League club Leicester City as the club's second choice keeper, he struggled at Leicester playing second fiddle to Ian Walker who himself was an English international goalkeeper. He signed for Burnley in July 2004 on a three-year contract from Leicester, he had struggled to hold down a starting place for Wales, winning 11 caps in 10 years but at Burnley he had managed to secure his first team place after several fine performances in the 2004–05 season.
After recovering from an injury sustained at Queens Park Rangers in that season, he went into the 2005–06 season as first choice for Wales' FIFA World Cup qualifiers. He suffered a knee injury in the game against Brighton & Hove Albion on 24 September 2005 and did not play again that season. Coyne was not yet deemed fit by Burnley manager Steve Cotterill at the start of the 2005–06 season, although he was selected at the start of the season for the Welsh squad before he had played again for Burnley. Once again, an injury and the good form of Brian Jensen saw him relegated to substitute and Coyne talked of the possibility of leaving Burnley at the end of his contract at the close of the 2006–07 season; this was confirmed on 8 May. Coyne was re-signed by Tranmere Rovers, on 3 July 2007 on a free transfer. Coyne re-established himself as the club's first choice goalkeeper, missing just five league games in his first season back at Prenton Park. Described by his manager Ronnie Moore as "The best goal keeper in League One" Coyne played nearly every game during his time at Tranmere.
He helped Tranmere push for a play off place. He recorded 20 clean sheets to secure the division's Golden Glove prize. On 6 July 2009, Coyne joined Middlesbrough on a two-year deal, to challenge Brad Jones as the regular first team goalkeeper, it was soon established that manager Gareth Southgate found Coyne far superior in his goalkeeping experience to Brad who when returning from a short injury layoff was left on the bench. The 2009–10 season started well for the shot stopper. For a short period Coyne was dropped as first choice keeper after a 5–0 thrashing against West Bromwich Albion, only to return after a subsequent poor performance by Middlesbrough first choice keeper Brad Jones. Coyne has been Middlesbrough's second choice keeper, first behind Jones when he departed Jason Steele became first Gordon Strachan's first choice goalkeeper his successor Tony Mowbray's number one; when Steele was out injured Mowbray had brought in Paul Smith and Carl Ikeme on loan from Nottingham Forest and Wolves respectively.
On 3 May 2012, it was reported. In October 2012 Coyne started training with Sheffield United as first choice Blades keeper Mark Howard was ruled out for 3 months through injury. On 17 November 2012
Wroxham Football Club is a football club based in the village of Wroxham, about eight miles north-east of Norwich, in Norfolk, England. They are members of the Eastern Counties League Premier Division and play at Trafford Park. Wroxham F. C. were established in 1892 by GE Preston, a former captain of the Norfolk County team, played on Wroxham Park. The club played friendly matches until joining the East Norfolk League and the Norwich City Junior League. In 1935 they joined the East Anglian League, before dropping down to the Norwich and District League in the 1950s, a time during which they suffered a record 24–0 defeat. In 1963 the club became founder members of the Anglian Combination. A successful spell during the mid-1970s saw the club rise through the divisions. In 1975 the club won the Norfolk Junior Cup; the following season they won Division Two, the season after, Division One. In 1981 the club won the Knock-Out Cup, in 1981–82 they won the Premier Division, retaining the title in 1982–83, 1983–84 and 1984–85 winning the knock-out cup in 1983 and 1985.
They did another league and cup double in 1986–87 In 1988 the club joined the newly formed Division One of the Eastern Counties League. They won the division in their first season. After finishing twelfth in their first season in the Premier Division, the club have never finished lower than eighth, they won the title with a record 99 points in 1991–92, before beating their own record with 100 points and another title the following season, the club's centenary, in which they won the League Cup and the Norfolk Senior Cup. In 1993–94 they won a third consecutive title. After a gap of two seasons, the club won the Premier Division again with 109 points in 1996–97 winning the Senior Cup again, they retained the title and the Senior Cup in 1997–98, before winning the league for a third time in a row in 1998–99. They won the Senior Cup again in 2000, 2002, 2004, the Premier Division in 2006–07, the Norfolk Senior Cup in 2008. In 2009–10 the club reached the final of the FA Vase, but lost 6–1 to holders Whitley Bay.
In 2011–12 the club won the Premier Division for the eighth time and were elected to the Isthmain League North Division for 2012–13 season and finished 22nd but were not relegated because of Worksop Town resigning. Since the club was formed, Wroxham F. C. have played at several venues. The first was just off Norwich Road and subsequent grounds were at The Avenue and Keys Hill; the Avenue ground has now reverted to agricultural use, whilst the others have been built upon. Around the time of World War II, Wroxham moved to their current ground, Trafford Park, a field close to the railway line in Skinners Lane; the club took with them an old timber pavilion, erected and used as a primitive clubhouse. Fifteen years this was replaced by pre-fabricated buildings, which were themselves flattened to make way for a new permanent clubhouse, opened in 1994; the current main stand, the Les King Stand, was built in 1990, replacing an earlier structure that had stood on the same site for around 10 years. The capacity at Trafford Park is 2,000 but the record attendance to date is 1,262 for the FA Vase semi-final against Whitehawk in 2010.
FA Vase Finalists 2010 Eastern Counties League Premier Division champions 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 2006–07, 2011–12 Division One champions 1988–89 League Cup winners 1993, 2000 Anglian Combination Premier Division champions 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1987–88 Division One champions 1976–77 Division Two champions 1975–76 Knock-out Cup winners 1981, 1983, 1985, 1987 Norfolk Senior Cup Winners 1993, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2015 Norfolk Junior Cup Winners 1975 Wroxham players that have played professionally include: Matthew Metcalf, played for Brentford Keith Robson, played for Cardiff, Carlisle Newcastle and West Ham Paul Warne, played for several Football League clubs Jon Rigby, played for Aldershot and Norwich Adrian Coote, Northern Ireland international David Jones, played for Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest Scott Howie, Scottish U21 international Peter Mendham, played for Norwich Alex Notman, Scotland U21 international Daryl Sutch, England U21 international Chris Sutton, England international John Deehan, England U21 international Cédric Anselin, French U21 international Trevor Benjamin, England U21 and Jamaica internationalSimon Lappin, Norwich City, Cardiff City,Scotland U21 international Grant Holt, Norwich City Club website
Goalkeeper (association football)
The goalkeeper shortened to keeper or goalie, is one of the major positions of association football. It is the most specialised position in the sport; the goalkeeper's primary role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring. This is accomplished by the goalkeeper moving into the path of the ball and either catching it or directing it away from the vicinity of the goal line. Within the penalty area goalkeepers are able to use their hands, making them the only players on the field permitted to handle the ball; the special status of goalkeepers is indicated by them wearing different coloured kits from their teammates. The back-pass rule prevents goalkeepers handling direct passes back to them from teammates. Goalkeepers perform goal kicks, give commands to their defense during corner kicks and indirect free kicks, marking. Goalkeepers play an important role in directing on field strategy as they have an unrestricted view of the entire pitch, giving them a unique perspective on play development.
The goalkeeper is the only required position of a team. If they are injured or sent off, a substitute goalkeeper has to take their place, otherwise an outfield player must take the ejected keeper's place in goal. In order to replace a goalkeeper, sent off, a team substitutes an outfield player for the backup keeper, they play the remainder of the match with nine outfield players. If a team does not have a substitute goalkeeper, or they have used all of their permitted substitutions for the match, an outfield player has to take the dismissed goalkeeper's place and wear the goalkeeper shirt; the squad number for a first choice goalkeeper is number 1, although they may wear any jersey number between 1 and 99. Association football, like many sports, has experienced many changes in tactics resulting in the generation and elimination of different positions. Goalkeeper is the only position, certain to have existed since the codification of the sport. In the early days of organised football, when systems were limited or non-existent and the main idea was for all players to attack and defend, teams had a designated member to play as the goalkeeper.
The earliest account of football teams with player positions comes from Richard Mulcaster in 1581 and does not specify goalkeepers. The earliest specific reference to keeping goal comes from Cornish Hurling in 1602. According to Carew: "they pitch two bushes in the ground, some eight or ten foot asunder. One of these is appointed by lots, to the one side, the other to his adverse party. There is assigned for their guard, a couple of their best stopping Hurlers". Other references to scoring goals begin in English literature in the early 16th century. In a 1613 poem, Michael Drayton refers to "when the Ball to throw, And drive it to the Gole, in squadrons forth they goe", it seems inevitable that wherever a game has evolved goals, some form of goalkeeping must be developed. David Wedderburn refers to what has been translated from Latin as to "keep goal" in 1633, though this does not imply a fixed goalkeeper position; the word "goal-keeper" is used in the novel Tom Brown's School Days. The author is here referring to an early form of rugby football: You will see in the first place, that the sixth-form boy, who has the charge of goal, has spread his force so as to occupy the whole space behind the goal-posts, at distances of about five yards apart.
The word "goal-keeper" appeared in the Sheffield Rules of 1867, but the term did not refer to a designated player, but rather to "that player on the defending side who for the time being is nearest to his own goal". The goal-keeper, thus defined, did not enjoy any special handling privileges; the FA's first Laws of the Game of 1863 did not make any special provision for a goalkeeper, with any player being allowed to catch or knock-on the ball. Handling the ball was forbidden in 1870; the next year, 1871, the laws were amended to introduce the goalkeeper and specify that the keeper was allowed to handle the ball "for the protection of his goal". The restrictions on the ability of the goalkeeper to handle the ball were changed several times in subsequent revisions of the laws: 1871: the keeper may handle the ball only "for the protection of his goal". 1873: the keeper may not "carry" the ball. 1883: the keeper may not carry the ball for more than two steps. 1887: the keeper may not handle the ball in the opposition's half.
1901: the keeper may handle the ball for any purpose. 1912: the keeper may handle the ball only in the penalty area. 1931: the keeper may take up to four steps while carrying the ball. 1992: the keeper may not handle the ball after it has been deliberately kicked to him/her by a team-mate. 1997: the keeper may not handle the ball for more than six seconds. Goalkeepers played between the goalposts and had limited mobility, except when trying to save opposition shots. Throughout the years, the role of the goalkeeper has evolved, due to the changes in systems of play, to become more active; the goalkeeper is the only player in association football allowed to use their han
Magnus Eriksson (footballer, born 1990)
Magnus Eriksson is a Swedish footballer who plays as a winger or forward for San Jose Earthquakes in Major League Soccer. Eriksson started his career in the academy at AIK, he was promoted to the first team in 2006 under the management of Rikard Norling. However Eriksson never appeared competitively for the club. After two seasons in 2006 and 2007 without any league appearances Eriksson was sent on loan to two geographically close clubs Akropolis IF in Division 2 and FC Väsby United in Superettan. During these two loan spells Eriksson acquired playing time in league football. Väsby United made the loan spell permanent in 2009. Eriksson spent an additional two seasons at the club, he scored. Eriksson transferred from Väsby United to fellow Superettan club Åtvidabergs FF before the 2011 Superettan season; the season proved to be a success for both Eriksson and Åtvidaberg as he scored 15 goals in 30 matches, finishing as third best goal scorer in the league and helping the club win the title and secure promotion to Allsvenskan.
For the 2012 Allsvenskan season Eriksson managed to score 11 goals in 20 matches before being sold to the Belgian club Gent during the 2012 summer transfer window. On 21 August 2012 it was made official that Eriksson had transferred to Gent in the Belgian Pro League. Eriksson only made four league appearances for the club during the 2012–13 season; the club had three different managers during the season and Eriksson gained limited playing time. On 21 January 2013 Eriksson joined Allsvenskan club Malmö FF on a four-year contract. Eriksson acknowledged that a deciding factor in his transfer was the fact that his former manager Rikard Norling manager at Malmö FF, had contacted him and expressed his interest in Eriksson joining the club. Eriksson enjoyed a successful first season at Malmö FF as he became the club's top scorer and top assisting player during the 2013 season. Eriksson scored 11 goals in 30 league matches and provided the club with 14 assists, the highest number in the 2013 Allsvenskan.
He played all matches for the club during the qualification stage for the 2013–14 UEFA Europa League and scored two goals. During the first part of the season he played together with Tokelo Rantie and later with homecoming Guillermo Molins as Rantie was sold during the summer transfer window. For his performances during the season, he was nominated to both forward of the year and most valuable player of the year, but lost both in favour of IFK Göteborg's Tobias Hysén. In the following season Eriksson played a vital part of the team that defended the league title and qualified for the group stage of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, he made scoring five times. Eriksson participated in eleven of Malmö FF's matches in the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, he won the award for goal of the year at Fotbollsgalan for his goal against Red Bull Salzburg on 27 August 2014. On 15 December 2014, the transfer of Eriksson to Chinese Super League side Guizhou Renhe was announced; the transfer went through on 1 January 2015.
On 10 July 2015, it was announced that Eriksson had transferred to Danish club Brøndby IF on a 4-year deal. In Brøndby Eriksson was used as a right midfielder. On 16 June 2016, it was announced that Eriksson had transferred to Swedish club Djurgårdens IF on a 3,5-year deal. Since number seven, Erikssons number of choice was taken Eriksson was given number 77, last worn by Abgar Barsom in 2006. On 14 August 2016 Eriksson scored his first goal for Djurgården in a match against IF Elfsborg at the Tele2 Arena. During his first period Eriksson was used as a winger. Ahead of 2017 Eriksson had his shirt number changed from 77 to 7. During 2017, he scored 14 league goals to make him Allsvenskan joint top scorer for the season. On 20 December 2017, the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS announced it had signed Eriksson as a Designated Player, he made his MLS debut on 3 March 2018, in San Jose's season-opening 3-2 victory over Minnesota United. Eriksson scored his first MLS goal, assisted by Danny Hoesen, in his fourth appearance, a 1-1 draw with the Philadelphia Union on 7 April 2018.
As of 13 June 2018. As of 17 January 2014. Åtvidabergs FFSuperettan: 2011Malmö FFAllsvenskan: 2013, 2014 Svenska Supercupen: 2013, 2014 Most valuable player in Allsvenskan 2013 Swedish goal of the year: 2014 Allsvenskan Top Scorer: 2017 Årets Järnkamin: 2017 Magnus Eriksson at National-Football-Teams.com Malmö FF profile Magnus Eriksson at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet Magnus Eriksson at Soccerway
Auckland is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Auckland is the largest urban area in the country, with an urban population of around 1,628,900, it is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,695,900. A diverse and multicultural city, Auckland is home to the largest Polynesian population in the world; the Māori-language name for Auckland is Tāmaki or Tāmaki-makau-rau, meaning "Tāmaki with a hundred lovers", in reference to the desirability of its fertile land at the hub of waterways in all directions. The Auckland urban area ranges to Waiwera in the north, Kumeu in the north-west, Runciman in the south. Auckland lies between the Hauraki Gulf of the Pacific Ocean to the east, the low Hunua Ranges to the south-east, the Manukau Harbour to the south-west, the Waitakere Ranges and smaller ranges to the west and north-west; the surrounding hills are covered in rainforest and the landscape is dotted with dozens of dormant volcanic cones.
The central part of the urban area occupies a narrow isthmus between the Manukau Harbour on the Tasman Sea and the Waitematā Harbour on the Pacific Ocean. Auckland is one of the few cities in the world to have a harbour on each of two separate major bodies of water; the isthmus on which Auckland resides was first settled around 1350 and was valued for its rich and fertile land. The Māori population in the area is estimated to have peaked at 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. After a British colony was established in 1840, William Hobson Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand, chose the area as his new capital, he named the area for Earl of Auckland, British First Lord of the Admiralty. It was replaced as the capital in 1865 by Wellington, but immigration to Auckland stayed strong, it has remained the country's most populous city. Today, Auckland's central business district is the major financial centre of New Zealand. Auckland is classified as a Beta + World City because of its importance in commerce, the arts, education.
The University of Auckland, established in 1883, is the largest university in New Zealand. Landmarks such as the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, the Harbour Bridge, the Sky Tower, many museums, parks and theatres are among the city's significant tourist attractions. Auckland Airport handles around one million international passengers a month. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, Auckland is ranked third on the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey, making it one of the most liveable cities; the isthmus was settled by Māori circa 1350, was valued for its rich and fertile land. Many pā were created on the volcanic peaks; the Māori population in the area is estimated to have been about 20,000 before the arrival of Europeans. The introduction of firearms at the end of the eighteenth century, which began in Northland, upset the balance of power and led to devastating intertribal warfare beginning in 1807, causing iwi who lacked the new weapons to seek refuge in areas less exposed to coastal raids.
As a result, the region had low numbers of Māori when European settlement of New Zealand began. On 27 January 1832, Joseph Brooks Weller, eldest of the Weller brothers of Otago and Sydney, bought land including the site of the modern city of Auckland, the North Shore, part of Rodney District for "one large cask of powder" from "Cohi Rangatira". After the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in February 1840, the new Governor of New Zealand, William Hobson, chose the area as his new capital and named it for George Eden, Earl of Auckland Viceroy of India; the land that Auckland was established on was given to the Governor by a local iwi, Ngāti Whātua, as a sign of goodwill and in the hope that the building of a city would attract commercial and political opportunities for iwi. Auckland was declared New Zealand's capital in 1841, the transfer of the administration from Russell in the Bay of Islands was completed in 1842; however in 1840 Port Nicholson was seen as a better choice for an administrative capital because of its proximity to the South Island, Wellington became the capital in 1865.
After losing its status as capital, Auckland remained the principal city of the Auckland Province until the provincial system was abolished in 1876. In response to the ongoing rebellion by Hone Heke in the mid-1840s, the government encouraged retired but fit British soldiers and their families to migrate to Auckland to form a defence line around the port settlement as garrison soldiers. By the time the first Fencibles arrived in 1848, the rebels in the north had been defeated. Outlying defensive towns were constructed to the south, stretching in a line from the port village of Onehunga in the west to Howick in the east; each of the four settlements had about 800 settlers. In the early 1860s, Auckland became a base against the Māori King Movement, the 12,000 Imperial soldiers stationed there led to a strong boost to local commerce. This, continued road building towards the south into the Waikato, enabled Pākehā influence to spread from Auckland; the city's population grew rapidly, from 1,500 in 1841 to 3,635 in 1845 to 12,423 by 1864.
The growth occurred to other mercantile-dominated cities around the port and with problems of overcrowding and pollution. Auckland's population of ex-soldiers was far greater than that of other settlements: about 50 percent of the popula