Wynton Rufer

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Wynton Rufer
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Rufer in 2009
Personal information
Full name Wynton Alan Whai Rufer
Date of birth (1962-12-29) 29 December 1962 (age 61)
Place of birth Wellington, New Zealand
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Position(s) Striker
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980 Stop Out 5 (2)
1981 Wellington Diamond 19 (7)
1982 Norwich City 0 (0)
1982 Miramar Rangers 8 (3)
1982–1986 FC Zürich 100 (43)
1986–1988 FC Aarau 37 (18)
1988–1989 Grasshoppers 22 (12)
1989–1995 Werder Bremen 174 (59)
1995–1996 JEF United 54 (38)
1997 1. FC Kaiserslautern 14 (4)
1997 Central United 30[source?] (12)
1998 North Shore United 11[source?] (3)
1999–2002 Auckland Kingz 48 (12)
Total 522 (213)
National team
1980–1997 New Zealand 23 (12)
Teams managed
1998–1999 North Shore
1999 New Zealand U16
1999–2002 Kingz
2014–2015 Papua New Guinea
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Wynton Rufer (born 29 December 1962) is a New Zealand former football player. He has played for New Zealand national team.[1]

Career statistics[change | change source]

Club[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup Continental Other Total Ref.
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Stop Out 1980 National Soccer League 5 2 5 2 [2]
Wellington Diamond United 1981 National Soccer League 19 7 19 7 [2]
Miramar Rangers 1982 National Soccer League 8 3 8 3 [2]
FC Zürich 1982–83 Nationalliga A 23 9 4 2 7 1 34 12 [3]
1983–84 22 8 4 2 3 1 29 11 [3]
1984–85 22 10 3 3 5 1 30 14 [3]
1985–86 28 14 1 1 5 1 34 16 [3]
1986–87 5 2 0 0 4 2 9 4 [3]
Total 100 43 12 8 24 6 0 0 136 57
FC Aarau 1986–87 Nationalliga A 15 7 0 0 4 3 19 10 [4]
1987–88 22 11 0 0 14 9 36 20 [4]
Total 37 18 0 0 18 12 55 30
Grasshoppers 1988–89 Nationalliga A 22 12 2 0 14 6 38 18 [4]
Werder Bremen 1989–90 Bundesliga 34 10 5 5 10 4 0 0 49 19 [4]
1990–91 33 15 6 4 0 0 0 0 39 19 [4]
1991–92 29 5 4 1 8 4 2[a] 2 43 12 [4]
1992–93 32 17 5 5 4 4 1[b] 1 42 27 [4]
1993–94 33 10 6 5 10 8 1[c] 1 50 24 [4]
1994–95 13 2 3 0 1 0 1[d] 1 18 3 [4]
Total 174 59 29 20 33 20 5 5 241 104
JEF United 1995 J.League 26 17 26 17 [2]
1996 28 21 28 21 [2]
Total 54 38 54 38
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1996–97 2. Bundesliga 14 4 14 4 [4]
Central United 1996–97 National Soccer League
North Shore United 1997–98 National Soccer League
Auckland Kingz 1999–2000 National Soccer League 25 6 25 6 [4]
2000–01 18 6 18 6 [4]
2001–02 5 0 5 0 [4]
Total 48 12 48 12
Career total 481 198 41 28 59 26 37 23 618 275
  1. Two appearances, two goals in German Super Cup
  2. One appearance, one goal in UEFA Super Cup
  3. One appearance, one goal in German Super Cup
  4. One appearance, one goal in German Super Cup

International[change | change source]

Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
New Zealand[2] 1980 4 0
1981 2 3
1982 6 2
1983 0 0
1984 0 0
1985 3 1
1986 0 0
1987 0 0
1988 1 0
1989 1 0
1990 0 0
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 3 2
1997 3 4
Total 23 12
Key
Penalty Indicates goal was scored from a penalty kick
List of international goals scored by Wynton Rufer
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 10 October 1981 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Kuwait 1–0 1–2 1982 FIFA World Cup qualification
2 19 December 1981 Prince Faisal bin Fahd Stadium, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  Saudi Arabia 2–0 5–0
3 5–0
4 10 January 1982 National Stadium, Singapore  China PR 2–0 2–1
5 10 January 1982 Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch, New Zealand  Hungary 1–1 1–2 Friendly
6 26 October 1985 Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Israel 1–0 3–1 1986 FIFA World Cup qualification
7 5 October 1996 Doha, Qatar  Qatar ?–? 2–3 Friendly
8 ?–?
9 11 June 1997 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Papua New Guinea 3–0 7–0 1998 FIFA World Cup qualification
10 4–0
11 18 June 1997 North Harbour Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand  Fiji 1–0 5–0
12 3–0

Honours[change | change source]

Grasshoppers[5]

Werder Bremen[5]

1. FC Kaiserslautern

Central United

Individual

References[change | change source]

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  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 "Wynton Rufer » Club matches". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
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  6. "Switzerland Super Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
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  9. Pierrend, José Luis (26 February 2009). "Oceania Player of the Year". RSSSF. Archived from the original on 4 December 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  10. Maddaford, Terry (15 December 2001). "Soccer: Rufer - simply the best we've had". The New Zealand Herald. Archived from the original on 5 November 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  11. "Queen's Birthday honours list 2008". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 2 June 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  12. "The greatest honour for any footballer". FIFA.com. 24 May 2002. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2013.
  13. "FIFA Ambassadors against Racism". FIFA.com. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009.
  14. "IFFHS announce the 48 football legend players". IFFHS. 25 January 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  15. "IFFHS ALL TIME OCEANIA MEN'S DREAM TEAM". IFFHS. 14 June 2021. Retrieved 23 December 2021.