Midfielder Alex Rufer

  • Height 184cm
  • Weight 75kg
  • D.O.B. 12/6/96
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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.

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