Player Profile

Rosie White

Date of birth: 6/06/1993
Position: Forward
Height: 165cm
Weight: 61kg
Current club: UCLA (USA)
Previous clubs: Three Kings United, Western Springs
‘A’ internationals: 26
‘A’ international goals: 7
‘A’ international debut: v China 2009
U-20 internationals: 15
U-20 goals: 16
U-20 debut: v Chile 2008
FIFA Tournaments:  FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup New Zealand 2008, FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Chile 2008, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup Germany 2010, FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011
Honours:  NZ Young Player of the Year (Women) 2008 & 2009, OFC Player of the Year 2008.

The former Diocesan student grabbed headlines in 2008 by scoring a hat trick for the Young Football Ferns in a win over Colombia at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Wellington then repeating the feat against Chile at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile. White was one of the youngest ever players to play for New Zealand when she made her senior debut as a 15-year-old against China in 2009.  With 26 caps under her belt already, the 18 year old is already a big part of the national team and a professional career surely beckons after she completes a scholarship at UCLA that begins after the World Cup.

Career notes
2011: Selected in the Football Ferns’ squad for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011 putting her on track to complete a unique full house of FIFA tournaments (U-17, U-20, senior World Cups plus Olympics) that could be completed with qualification and selection for the 2012 Olympics.

2010: Scored nine goals in three games at the OFC U-20 Women’s Championships to win the Golden Boot and MVP trophies. Played every minute of NZ's three matches at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup scoring in the 1-4 defeat to Brazil, her seventh goal in age-group World Cups. Scored her first goal for New Zealand at senior level against Vanuatu in World Cup qualifiers and went on to score seven goals in the New Zealand’s five games, including four goals in the final against Papua New Guinea

2009: Made her Football Ferns debut (aged 15) in January against China in Guangzhou. Was named Nike Young Player of the Year at the 2009 NZF Awards.

2008: Shot to prominence by scoring hat tricks at both the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup (v Colombia) and U-20 Women’s World Cup (v Chile). Later named both NZ Young Women’s Player and OFC Women’s Player for 2008.

Updated June 13, 2011

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