Ria Percival

Ria Percival in the national jersey (2011)

Ria Dawn Percival ( born December 7, 1989 in Brentwood ) is a New Zealand soccer player who is active for the first division FF USV Jena and the New Zealand national team.



After working in England at Colchester United, New Zealand at Lynn -Avon United, as well as in the North American W-League with FC Indiana and Ottawa Fury Percival joined in the summer of 2011 in the German Bundesliga 1st FFC Frankfurt. Her debut for Frankfurt they had on the opening day of the 2011/12 season with a home win against SG Essen- Schönebeck. At the end of the season 2011/12 she left Frankfurt for personal reasons. 9 May 2012 Percival signed a contract with the FF USV Jena.


Percival played for the U -20 team in their country at the U -20 World Championships in 2006 and 2008.

Her debut for the senior team she made on 14 November 2006 in a match against China. She was part of the selections of their country at the FIFA World Cups in 2007 and 2011 as well as at the Olympic Summer Games 2008. Percival made ​​her 50th international match on March 9, 2011 at the age of 21 years and 94 days, making her the youngest player in history the New Zealand national team made ​​that could reach this mark.