Rufer was born in Wellington to a Swiss father and a New Zealand Māori mother. The site lists all clubs he coached and all clubs he played for. After being voted New Zealand's Young Player of the Year in 1981 and 1982, Rufer attracted the attention of Norwich City manager Ken Brown, who invited the player and his older brother Shane Rufer to Norfolk for a trial. Alongside the date of the transfer, the clubs involved and the transfer fee, it also displays the market value of the player at the time of the transfer. Dec 29, 1962 (57), Place of birth: During his time in Switzerland, Rufer converted to Christianity and married his wife, Lisa, in 1986. However, he was denied a work permit to play in England, so he joined Fussballclub Zürich in May of the following year. Europe; Africa; Asia; Oceania; South America; North America; Matches Cups & Friendlies. This page displays all transfers for the selected player. This is an overview of the career of a manager. The 2001-2 campaign saw Wynton relinquish the coaching reins, but the club, for whom he scored ten goals in forty-eight appearances, retained his services as a player. His Bundesliga debut came on July 29, in a 0–0 draw at FC St. Pauli, and his impact was immediate, as he netted six times in his first 13 league matches. With the Hoppers, he won the domestic cup, precisely against Aarau, and surpassed the 100-goal mark in his years in the country.

He impressed and signed a professional contract on 23 October 1981, becoming the first Kiwi to do so. New Zealand, Coaching Licence : When Rehhagel took on the task of resurrecting 1. For using this site, please activate JavaScript. However, further changes in circumstances ultimately prompted Oceania's Player of the Twentieth Century to announce his retirement on December 12, 2001. He was also responsible for managing Papua New Guinea U19 at the 2014 OFC U-20 Championship.[11]. However, he was denied a work permit to play in England, so he joined Fussballclub Zürich in May of the following year. In 1994–95, the 31-year-old left Bremen and moved to JEF United Ichihara of the J.League, finishing as the club's leading scorer in his second year. Rufer was voted Oceania's Player of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1992. This is the profile site of the manager Wynton Rufer. FC Kaiserslautern, JEF United Ichihara, Werder Bremen, Grasshopper Club Zürich, FC Aarau, FC Zürich, Miramar Rangers, Norwich City, Wellington Diamond United, Stop Out Sports Club / Papua New Guinea [7] Added late to the squad for New Zealand in their World Cup qualification campaign in 1981 and played his first World Cup qualifier on 14 December 1981 against Kuwait, aged 18, scoring in a 2–2 draw for the 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, Rufer quickly established himself in the All Whites side.
Football statistics of Wynton Rufer including club and national team history. FC Kaiserslautern's fortunes in 1996 – the club would eventually return to the top division, as champions – he called upon Rufer in February 1997, and he contributed with four goals in 14 second division matches. In the 1992–93 league season, as Werder won the third championship in the club's history, Rufer finished second in the scoring charts, at 17. In the 1989 summer, Rufer signed with SV Werder Bremen, coached by Otto Rehhagel. With the Hoppers, he won the domestic cup, precisely against Aarau, and surpassed the 100-goal mark in his years in the country. [1] After leaving the city's Rongotai College, he played his first football for Wellington Diamond United, Stop Out and Miramar Rangers. After leaving the city's Rongotai College, he played his first football for Wellington Diamond United, Stop Out and Miramar Rangers. Club Career. 1.51 Years. After leaving the city’s Rongotai College, he played his first football for Wellington Diamond United, Stop Out and Miramar Rangers. In February 2014, Rufer was appointed manager of Papua New Guinea. [6], Rufer returned to his country and successively represented Central United, North Shore United and Auckland Kingz, retiring at the age of nearly 40. Wynton Alan Whai Rufer CNZM (born 29 December 1962) is a New Zealand retired footballer who played as a striker.He spent more than a decade of his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, achieving his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles and finished the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. Wynton Rufer - Club Career. In the 1992–93 league season, as Werder won the third championship in the club's history, Rufer finished second in the scoring charts, at 17. Dec 29, 1962 (57). He then founded a football coaching school, WYNRS, which produced football stars such as women's international Annalie Longo. [4], Rufer was voted Oceania's Player of the Year in 1989, 1990 and 1992. He spent more than a decade of his professional career in Switzerland and Germany, achieving his greatest success at Werder Bremen, where he won a total of four major titles and finished the top scorer in the UEFA Champions League 1993–94 season. In the 1989 summer, Rufer signed with SV Werder Bremen, coached by Otto Rehhagel. term as coach : Then I’m gonna go back to my hometown in Oregon and I’m gonna build a house for my mother and myself.