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Harry Ngata
Personal information
Full name Heremaia Ngata
Date of birth August 24, 1971 (1971-08-24) (age 38)
Place of birth    Wanganui, New Zealand
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career1
Years Club App (Gls)*
Hull City
North Shore United
Brunswick Juventus
North Shore United
Thomastown Zebras
Bulleen Inter Kings
North Shore United
Bohemian FC
Football Kingz
025 0(0)

018 0(2)

024 0(2)
016 0(2)

004 0(0)
127 (27)   
National team
1993–2001 New Zealand 0280(3)

1 Senior club appearances and goals
counted for the domestic league only.
* Appearances (Goals)

Heremaia ("Harry") Ngata (born 24 August 1971 in Wanganui) is a New Zealand soccer player who plays as a midfielder.


Club career

Ngata began his career with Hull City in England, and may have been the first Maori footballer to play in the English league.[1]. Ngata won 1998 New Zealand Players' Player of the Year award, whilst playing with North Shore United, where he won the club's Player of the Year award twice[2]. One of the most successful parts of his career was the five years that he spent playing for the Kingz in the Australian NSL[3], where he became very popular[4].

International career

Ngata scored New Zealand's goal in his full All Whites debut, a 1-3 loss against Saudi Arabia on April 28, 1993. He was included in the New Zealand side for the 1999 Confederations Cup finals tournament[5] and he ended his international playing career with 28 A-international caps and 3 goals to his credit, his final cap a substitute appearance in a 7-0 win over Vanuatu on June 13, 2001.[6][7]


Ngata works occasionally as a football commentator for SKY TV in New Zealand. He has worked in the role of Sports Ambassador for the SPARC organisation (Sport & Recreation New Zealand)[8].


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