Date of birth: 19/2/1990
Place of birth: Auckland
Current club: Panathinaikos (GRE) - on loan from Alania Vladikavkaz (RUS)
Previous clubs: Brisbane Roar (AUS), Wellington Phoenix
‘A’ internationals: 17 (2)
‘A’ international debut: 19 Nov, 2008 vs Fiji
U-23 internationals (Goals): 10 (4)
U-20 internationals (Goals): 3 (2)
U-17 internationals (Goals): 19 (16)
FIFA Tournaments: 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).