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Not to be confused with the amateur Canadian club of the same name .

North Shore United is a football (soccer) club based in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. Their home ground, Allen Hill Stadium, is located in the suburb of Devonport.



The Club was founded in 1886, making it one of the oldest Football Clubs in the world and certainly the oldest in New Zealand and Oceania. North Shore United was originally formed as North Shore in 1886 and in 1933 amalgamated with Belmont, taking the present name.


North Shore United is one of New Zealand's oldest and most successful soccer clubs. In addition to numerous provincial and regional titles, North Shore United won the New Zealand club championship two times (1977, 1994) and finished as the runner-up three times (1975, 1982, 1983).

North Shore United also has proud Chatham Cup record, having won the competition on six occasions (1952 (shared), 1960, 1963, 1967, 1979, and 1986). They also finished as the runner-up six times (1926 (as North Shore), 1959, 1961, 1973, 1985, and 1995).

Notable players

Past and present players include Scotland John McGinlay (1983-84) Ken Armstrong, Allan Boath, Duncan Cole, Adrian Elrick, Kevin Hagan, Robert Ironside, Darren McClennan, David Chandler, Iain Ormond, Keith Hobbs, Wynton Rufer, Brad Scott and Sam Jasper.

Famous English Player, Paul Mariner of Ipswich & England (he married a local Devonport girl) played a number of games for North Shore in the mid 1980s - as did Trevor Brooking and Dean Wilkins.

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