Who were the '82 All Whites?

Last updated 11:12 28/05/2010

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History

Ten greatest World Cup matches The long, hard slog to Spain Who were the '82 All Whites? 2006: Italy dominate to collect fourth trophy 2002: Ronaldo returns for revenge 1998: Zidane leads France to win at home 1994: Brazil returns to world glory 1990: Germans clinical in march to title 1986: Maradona bursts onto world stage 1982: Rossi leads Italians to glory

GOALKEEPERS

Richard Wilson
Born: May 8, 1956 (age 26 at World Cup) in Nelson
Club: Preston Lions (Australia)
World Cup campaign: Wilson played all 15 of New Zealand's qualifying games only to be replaced by Frank van Hattum in Spain. He held the record for a goalkeeper in any World Cup qualifying or finals tournament, having not conceded a goal in 921 minutes of football.

Barry Pickering
Born: December 12, 1956 (25)   
Club: Miramar Rangers
World Cup campaign: Pickering, who started his career as a forward, played no games in the campaign, though did go on to win 20 caps for New Zealand.

Frank van Hattum
Born: November 17, 1958 (23)
Club: Manurewa AFC   
World Cup campaign: Van Hattum became one of the stories of the finals, replacing Wilson to play all three games in Spain after sitting on the bench for the qualifying campaign. He went on to earn 41 caps for his country.

DEFENDERS

Glenn Dods
Born: July 07, 1957 (aged 24)   
Club: Adelaide City
World Cup campaign: He played in several qualifying games and went on to play against USSR and Brazil in Spain.

Ricki Herbert
Born: April 10, 1961 (aged 21)   
Club: Mount Wellington
World Cup campaign: Made his debut against Mexico in 1980 and played in all 15 qualifying games as well as the three games in Spain. He went on to a professional career in England with Wolverhampton Wanderers. He later returned to New Zealand and is the current coach of the Wellington Phoenix and the All Whites

Dave Bright
Born: November 29, 1949 (32)
Club: Manurewa AFC
World Cup campaign: Bright only made one appearance as a substitute during the campaign and he ended his international career after the World Cup.

Bobby Almond
Born: April 16, 1951 (aged 31)   
Club: Invercargill Thistle
World Cup campaign: Almond was regarded as the rock in the All Whites defence and he played in all 15 qualifying games. He played against Scotland and Brazil, missing the third game because of injury. He retired after the World Cup.

Adrian Elrick
Born: September 29, 1949 (aged 32)   
Club: North Shore United
World Cup campaign: Elrick played in most of the qualifying games and all three in Spain. He managed to grab the prized No 10 shirt from Brazilian Zico at the end of the match.

John Hill
Born: January 7, 1950 (aged 32)
Club: Gisborne City
World Cup campaign: In Spain, Hill only played in the 5-2 loss to Scotland. He ended up playing for New Zealand 17 times in his career.

Glen Adam
Born: May 22, 1959 (aged 23)   
Club: Mount Wellington
World Cup campaign: Adam was a reserve for almost all the games in the campaign, but finally got his chance in the last qualifying game against China in Singapore.

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MIDFIELDERS

Brian Turner
Born: July 31, 1949 (aged 32)   
Club: Gisborne City
World Cup campaign: Turner was a prominent member of the squad and he played in all but three of the qualifying games. He was a late substitute in the game against Brazil, the last game of his international career.

Duncan Cole
Born: July 12, 1958 (aged 23)   
Club: North Shore United
World Cup campaign: Cole was a key member of the squad and played in every qualifying game and in all three games in Spain. He ended his international career in 1988 with 58 caps.

Steve Sumner
Born: April 2, 1955 (aged 27)   
Club: West Adelaide SC
World Cup campaign: The captain of the side was an attacking midfielder who often scored, including six against Fiji in the All Whites 13-0 win. He scored one of New Zealand's goals against Scotland - the first player from Oceania to score at a World Cup.

Sam Malcolmson
Born: April 2, 1948 (aged 34)   
Club: East Coast Bays
World Cup campaign: Malcomson was the oldest member of the squad and got to play once in Spain, against his native country, Scotland. He went on to play 32 times for New Zealand.

Keith Mackay
Born: December 08, 1956 (aged 25)   
Club: Gisborne City
World Cup campaign: Mackay had the nickname "Buzzer" and was a hardworking player who featured in most of the qualifying games and all of the matches in Spain.

Kenny Cresswell
Born: June 4, 1958 (aged 24)   
Club: Gisborne City
World Cup campaign: Cresswell came into the squad late into the qualifying campaign and went on to play all three games in Spain.

Allan Boath
Born: February 14, 1958 (aged 24)   
Club: West Adelaide SC
World Cup campaign: Boath was a product of Celtic's youth system who went on to represent New Zealand 39 times and scoring six goals. He was also a late-comer to the side, but ended up playing every game in Spain.

Peter Simonsen  
Born: April 17, 1959 (aged 23)   
Club: Manurewa AFC
World Cup campaign: Simonsen's sole appearance in qualifying games was as a substitute in the tie-breaking play-off match against China in Singapore, and he did not make the field in Spain.

Billy McClure  
Born: January 4, 1958 (aged 24)   
Club: Mount Wellington
World Cup campaign: McClure played in several games in the qualifying rounds, and scored a penalty in the vital draw against Saudi Arabia.


FORWARDS

Wynton Rufer
Born: December 29, 1962 (aged 19)   
Club: Miramar Rangers
World Cup campaign: The star of the 1982 side who went on to become the country's most successful professional footballer. He came into the side late but made a big impact, scoring the second goal against China to help win the game that got the side to the World Cup. He played all three games in Spain but did not score.

Steve Wooddin
Born: January 16, 1955 (aged 27)   
Club: South Melbourne FC
World Cup campaign: Wooddin was selected for all 15 qualifying games, scoring eight goals in the process, including trademark left-foot shots against Australia, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and China. He was one of New Zealand's only two scorers in Spain, scoring the second goal in a 5-2 loss to Scotland. He also started the subsequent matches against the Soviet Union and Brazil.

Grant Turner
Born: October 7, 1958 (aged 23)   
Club: Gisborne City
World Cup campaign: Turner was a key member of the squad who only missed two of the qualifying games. He was an aggressive attacker who is best remembered for the goal that sent Australia crashing out of World Cup contention. Unfortunately he was injured in training shortly after the team arrived in Spain and did not play in any games.

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