Date of birth: 20/11/1989
Place of birth: Whangarei
Current club: Fencibles United
Previous clubs: Three Kings United, Western Springs, Adelaide United
‘A’ internationals (Goals): 82 (4)
‘A’ international debut: Nov 14, 2006 v China
50th international: March 2, 2011 v Netherlands
U-20 internationals (Goals): 16 (2)
FIFA Tournaments: FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2006, FIFA Women's World Cup 2007, Olympic Games 2008, FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup 2008, FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, Olympic Games 2012
Honours: NZF Young Player of the Year 2007, NZF Players' Player 2011
Northland born and raised, Abby Erceg first started playing for Whangarei Rovers as a five year old. A qualified personal trainer, Erceg enjoys tennis and free running in her limited spare time.
One of the youngest players to reach 50 caps, Erceg did so at great pace setting a record for 37 consecutive starting appearances from her debut in late 2006 until injury in 2009 ruled her out of a friendly in Japan. Remarkably, the only other ‘A’ international Erceg has missed since her debut was a World Cup qualifier in 2010 for which she was rested.
Of Maori (Ngapuhi) heritage, Erceg’s favourite opponents to play are New Zealand’s Trans-Tasman rivals Australia while her most memorable moment , alongside playing at the 2008 Olympic Games, is scoring New Zealand’s first ever goal at an U-20 World Cup (against hosts Russia in 2006).