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Abby Erceg

#6 Abby Erceg

Position: Defender
Birthdate: 11/20/1989
Hometown: Whangarei, New Zealand
College: N/A
Previous Club: Western New York Flash
Height: 5.10'


2019 | The NC Courage's captain played in 22 matches for 1,985 minutes. The defender scored one goal. She had 1,457 touches and a passing accuracy of 86.7%. 

2018 | Erceg started every game and played every minute of all 26 games during the season. She scored two header goals during the season and also had two assists. She was named the NWSL Defender of the Year and NWSL Best XI.

2017 | Started in 24 games and has played for 2,127 minutes. She recorded one goal, two assists, and 19 shots.  She has received three yellow cards and one red card. The captain was named to the NWSL’s Second XI at the conclusion of the 2017 season.

2016 | Started in 16 out of 17 games played for the Flash, clocking 1,474 minutes. Had two goals and one assist as the team's 2016 captain. 

2014-2015 | Made 25 appearances for the Chicago Red Stars over two seasons. Sent to AS Elfen Saitama in Japan on a loan deal. Traded to the Flash in November of 2015.

 2013-2014 | Signed with FF USV Jena of Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga. Made 30 appearances and scored five goals. Was sent on loan to the Chicago Red Stars. 

2011-2013 | Made 23 appearances for Adelaide United in the Australian W-League. 

2010 | Made 25 appearances and scored 14 goals for Fencibles United in New Zealand. 

2009 | Made 23 appearances and scored 15 goals for Three Kings United FC in New Zealand. 

2007-2008 | Made 22 appearances and scored 12 goals for Western Springs AFC in New Zealand. 

2004-2006 | Made 36 appearances and scored 17 goals for Three Kings United FC in New Zealand.


2018 | Rejoined the New Zealand National Team for two friendlies against Scotland.  2017 | Erceg announced her retirement from international play in February 2017 after earning 129 international caps and playing in three World Cups.   2016 | Captain of New Zealand’s squad. Helped the Kiwis to a third-place finish at the 2016 Algarve Cup. Played with New Zeland in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.  2015 | Played in all three matches for New Zeland in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.  2014 | Scored one goal in 16 matches. Became the first player to reach 100 caps for New Zealand on October 25 at the OFC Nations Cup. Helped New Zealand qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.  2013 | Had 11 caps in the year.  2012 | 16 appearances with New Zealand including the 2012 London Olympic Games.  2011 | Became the youngest player to reach 50 caps for New Zealand at the Cyprus Cup. Made 13 appearances. A part of the Kiwis’ squad at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. NZF’s Players’ Player honoree.  2010 | Scored 2 goals in 12 matches. 2009 | Made 7 appearances with the Kiwis.  2008 | Played in 13 matches. Made appearances at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Represented the Kiwis at the FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup.  2007 | Played in 15 matches, scoring 2 goals. Played in the 2007 FIFA Women’s World Cup in China. Honored as the New Zealand Football Young Player of the Year.  2006 | Earned first full international cap on November 14 against China at 17 years-old. Played at the 2006 FIFA Women’s U-20 World Cup.