Midfielder Alex Rufer
- Height 184cm
- Weight 75kg
- D.O.B. 12/6/96
Previous clubs: Wairarapa United, Wellington Phoenix Reserves
Wellington Phoenix Appearances: 47
Debut: 09/2/14 vs Newcastle Jets
The Swiss-born Palmerston North-raised midfielder joined the club from Central League champions Western Suburbs prior to the 2013/14 Hyundai A-League season.
After finishing up with the NZ U-17 team at the 2013 World Cup he moved down to Wellington to link up with his teammates, making his Wellington Phoenix debut in February 2014.
In late 2015 the midfielder was involved in a heavy tackle in a Premiership match against Team Wellington which sidelined him for eight months with a broken ankle.
Rufer returned in Round 1 of the 2016/17 season, in a season which saw him receive minutes with the All Whites, and ended with a call up to the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 side which played in Russia.
The 22-year old returned from Europe to stake his claim in the midfield of Wellington Phoenix at the beginning of the 2018/19 season. Having now achieved 24 appearances in his sixth season with the club, Rufer looks to continue the momentum into the new season under Ufuk Talay.
Hyundai A-League 2019/20
International Watch: Six Phoenix Players In Action Abroad
Six wellington Phoenix players were on International duty in the recent FIFA window, with all of them making strong contributions on the field. The New Zealand All Whites travelled to Europe to play two friendly matches; firstly against Republic of Ireland where they lost
Wellington Phoenix Take Their Pre-Season Preparations To New South Wales
Head Coach Ufuk Talay and his new side will continue preparations for the Hyundai A-League 2019/20 season with a 10-day pre-season camp in New South Wales, Australia. The Wellington Phoenix side are now up to 20 first team players and the pre-season camp will help prepare them
Alex Rufer Commits For Another Year At Wellington Phoenix
The Wellington Phoenix in-form midfielder has signed on for another year as the club looks to lock down more key players, heading towards the end of the season. Alex Rufer, has played a vital role in Mark Rudan's side in the Hyundai A-League 2018/19 season thus far, amassing 1
Wellington Phoenix Outperform Perth Glory In Dramatic Round Six Tie
Mark Rudan's team came out attacking the Hyundai A-League leaders, Perth Glory on what was a perfect evening for football in Wellington. The Phoenix Head Coach brought in attacking midfield option Sarpreet Singh, partnering him with the pacey attackers, Roy Krishna and Nathan
Bentleigh Greens fight to the finish in FFA Cup
The Wellington Phoenix ended their FFA Cup season as a 10-men Bentleigh Greens side earned a 1-0 win on Tuesday night. The Phoenix knew not to underestimate their opposition after Bentleigh Greens progressed to the semi-finals in 2014 and tonight proved to be no different.
Alex Rufer Signs One-Year Contract Extension
Wellington Phoenix and All White midfielder, Alex Rufer, has signed a new one-year contract. The Wellington Phoenix Academy graduate has committed to another year with the Phoenix after appearing in 11 games in the 2017/18 season. Rufer says he is looking forward to pushing
Phoenix players get the All Whites call up
The All Whites Head Coach, Fritz Schmid, has named a youthful, new squad which includes four Wellington Phoenix players for the upcoming International Cup in India next month. The 23-man squad will compete against hosts India, Kenya and Chinese Taipei in the tournament staged
Phoenix to Face West Ham at Hong Kong Sevens
For the fourth year running some of Wellington Phoenix's most talented youngsters will clash with some of the biggest clubs in the world at the 2018 HKFC Citi Soccer Sevens on the weekend of 19-20 May. Joining the Phoenix in group A are Japan's J1 Kashima Antlers, Hong Kong's
Phoenix provide five players to new look All Whites squad
The Wellington Phoenix squad, in Auckland preparing for Saturday's Hyundai A-League game against the Newcastle Jets, was buzzing on Thursday when five players from the club were named in the All Whites squad to play Canada in Spain next week. Regular internationals Michael McG