Born: 07 December 1989 (Basildon, England)
Defender Ria Percival arrived from West Ham in July, 2019, bringing a huge amount of international experience, having won 143 caps for New Zealand at that point, making her the record appearance-maker for her country.
Some of those were won at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France – the fourth World Cup she’s been involved in. She also formed part of her nation’s squad for the 2008 Olympic Games.
Born in Basildon, Ria began her club career at Lynn-Avon United in New Zealand before switching to American side F.C. Indiana. She subsequently played for Ottawa Fury in Canada then headed to Germany where she represented FFC Frankfurt and FF USV Jena. She spent four seasons at the latter side, making 77 appearances, and played for a further two years in Switzerland for FC Basel before joining West Ham in 2018, where she made 25 appearances and started the 2019 FA Women’s Cup Final.
During the 2019/20 campaign, she made 18 appearances for us in all competitions.