(born 13 December 1971) is a former football
player, who frequently represented New Zealand
from 1992 onwards. Coveny's senior club career spanned 20 years, with his most notable stint being at South Melbourne
during their National Soccer League
era. He was primarily a striker
although he also played as a winger
. After retiring from playing, he pursued a coaching career. He now plays with Victorian Provisional 1 team Essendon United F.C.
Coveny began his NSL career at the Melbourne Knights
, then moved to Wollongong City
, but the majority of his career was spent at South Melbourne in the NSL, and later on, Victorian Premier League
. He also spent some time in the A-League
, playing for the Newcastle Jets
and Wellington Phoenix
. On Anzac Day
2009 Coveny scored his 100th goal for South Melbourne FC away at John Ilhan Memorial Reserve
against Hume City FC
. He retired at the end of the 2009 season.
Coveny made his full New Zealand
debut in a 0–0 draw with Fiji
on 19 September 1992. He was included in the New Zealand side for both the 1999 Confederations Cup
finals tournament, and the 2003 Confederations Cup
finals tournament.He ended his international playing career with 64 A-international caps to his credit, his final cap gained in a 1–1 draw with Estonia
on 31 May 2006.
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