Date of birth: 7/12/1991
Place of birth: Auckland
Current club: West Bromwich Albion (ENG)
Previous clubs: Waikato FC, Hamilton Wanderers
‘A’ internationals (Goals): 29 (10)
‘A’ international debut: 3 June, 2009 vs Tanzania
U-23 internationals (Goals): 5 (1)
U-17 internationals: 3
FIFA Tournaments: FIFA U-17 World Cup 2007, FIFA World Cup 2010, 2012 Olympic Games
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).