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Michael Wilson (New Zealand footballer)

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Full name  Michael David Wilson
Name  Michael Wilson
Position  Defender
Years  Team
Education  Stanford University
2000–2003  Stanford Cardinal
Height  1.80 m
Playing position  Defender
Role  Soccer player

Date of birth  (1980-11-25) 25 November 1980 (age 35)
Place of birth  Plimmerton, New Zealand

Michael David Wilson (born 25 November 1980) is a retired New Zealand soccer midfielder who most recently played for the Ecuadorian club Aucas. Wilson played college soccer at Stanford University and represented New Zealand at the international level.

International career

Wilson played for New Zealand U-17 at the 1997 FIFA U-17 World Championship in Egypt, appearing in 2 matches at the finals.

In 2000, Wilson moved to the United States, where he played college soccer for Stanford. Nicknamed, "Sydney," the New Zealander played on teams that won a Pac-10 championship (2001), as well as making two college cups. After graduating, Wilson was selected in the 2004 MLS SuperDraft by the San Jose Earthquakes.

He made his full All Whites debut as a substitute in a 0-3 loss to Iran on 12 October 2003 and made a total of seven A-international appearances, his final cap an appearance in a 1-1 draw with Estonia on 31 May 2006.

Although he was included in the New Zealand side for the 2003 Confederations Cup finals tournament in France, Wilson did not make an appearance at the tournament.

References

Michael Wilson (New Zealand footballer) Wikipedia


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