Player Profile

Ria Percival

Nationality :New Zealand
Date Of Birth :07/12/1989
Games Played :138
Goals :11
Position :Defender

Ria Dawn Percival (born 7 December 1989) is a New Zealand professional women's footballer, who is a member of the New Zealand national team[4] and currently plays for FF USV Jena of the Bundesliga.[5]

Percival represented New Zealand at age group level, appearing at the 2006 Women's U-20 World Cup finals in Russia and again represented the young ferns at the 2008 Women's U-20 World Cup in Chile, where she scored both of New Zealand's goals in their 3–2 loss to Nigeria.[6]

Percival made her Football Ferns debut in a 0–3 loss to China on 14 November 2006,[7] and represented New Zealand at the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in China,[8] where they lost to Brazil 0–5, Denmark (0–2) and China (0–2).

Percival was also included in the New Zealand squad for the 2008 Summer Olympic games[9] where they drew with Japan (2–2) before losing to Norway (0–1) and the United States (0–4).

On 9 March 2011 Percival earned her 50th A-international cap in a 5–0 loss to Mexico in the playoff for 7th place at the Cyprus Cup.[10]

Percival contested her fifth major tournament when she appeared in all three of New Zealand's games at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup in Germany.[11]

She again featured for all three of New Zealand's matches at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, taking her to World Cup tally of 9 matches.[12]