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List of the best soccer players from New Zealand. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from New Zealand, along with photos when available. This list of best Kiwi soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous Kiwi soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

These players, like Vaughan Coveny and Jock Aird include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Kiwi footballers?" and "Who is the greatest Kiwi soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of New Zealand in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular Kiwi soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.
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148 52
Winston Reid is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Winston Reid Defender

2
118 37
Chris Wood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Chris Wood Forward

3
153 56
Wynton Rufer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Wynton Rufer Forward

4
114 42
Ryan Nelsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Ryan Nelsen Defender

5
69 30
Marco Rojas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Marco Rojas Midfielder

6
50 17
Ryan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

7
55 21
Ivan Vicelich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Ivan Vicelich Defender

8
73 34
Shane Smeltz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Shane Smeltz Forward

9
39 13
Simon Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Simon Elliott Midfielder

10
47 21
Mark Paston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Mark Paston Goalkeeper

11
56 29
Glen Moss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Glen Moss Goalkeeper

12
42 18
Michael McGlinchey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Michael McGlinchey Midfielder

13
38 16
Tommy Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Tommy Smith Defender

14
39 17
Steve Sumner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Steve Sumner Midfielder

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28 11
Vaughan Coveny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Vaughan Coveny Forward

16
42 24
Rory Fallon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Rory Fallon Forward

17
45 27
Kosta Barbarouses is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Kosta Barbarouses Forward, Midfielder

18
18 4
Heremaia Ngata is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Heremaia Ngata Midfielder

19
40 24
Ben Sigmund is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Ben Sigmund Defender

20
29 16
Ricki Herbert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Ricki Herbert Defender

21
21 9
Brian Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Brian Turner Forward, Midfielder

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22 11
Leo Bertos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Leo Bertos Midfielder

23
19 9
Frank van Hattum is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Frank van Hattum Goalkeeper

24
11 2
Stefan Marinovic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Stefan Marinovic Goalkeeper

25
13 4
Michael Utting is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Michael Utting Goalkeeper

26
17 8
Michael Boxall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Michael Boxall Defender

27
19 10
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Tim Brown Midfielder

28
16 8
Abby Erceg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Abby Erceg Defender

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28 20
Chris Killen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Chris Killen Forward

30
9 2
Rebecca Rolls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Rebecca Rolls Goalkeeper

31
10 3
Katie Hoyle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

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11 4
Anna Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Anna Green Defender

33
12 5
Richard Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Richard Wilson Goalkeeper

34
10 4
Michael McGarry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

35
10 4
Bill Harris is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

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10 4
Kevin Hagan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

37
11 5
Jake Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Jake Gleeson Goalkeeper

38
12 6
Gerard Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

39
13 7
Andrew Boyens is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Andrew Boyens Defender

40
10 5
Robert Ironside is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Robert Ironside Forward

41
13 8
Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

42
13 8
Bill Hume is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Bill Hume Forward

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7 2
Ali Riley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Ali Riley Defender, Midfielder

44
6 1
Annalie Longo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Annalie Longo Midfielder

45
7 2
Hannah Bromley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Hannah Bromley Defender

46
17 12
Dean Dodds is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

47
12 8
Louis Fenton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand

48
10 6
Danny Hay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Danny Hay Defender

49
9 5
Chris Zoricich is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Chris Zoricich Defender

50
9 5
Mark Burton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Soccer Players from New Zealand
Mark Burton Midfielder