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Shane Rufer

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Norwich Career: Trial (1982)  
Current Club: YoungHeart Manawatu (New Zealand) (Coach)
Date of Birth: 23/03/1960
Nationality: New Zealand / Swiss


New Zealand international Shane Rufer and his brother Wayne joined Norwich on trial in 1982 and played in the reserves and I remember them making an appearance in a friendly against Fort Lauderdale Strikers. City's hopes of signing the Kiwi duo were dashed when the Home Office refused to grant them a work permit.

Shane later played in Switzerland for Servette (1990/91)

After a period coaching the Football Kingz, he was appointed in 2005 as co-coach of New Zealand side Young Heart Manawatu who competed in the Oceania Club Championships.When chief coach Colin Tuua resigned on 26th May 2006so to work with the National team Under-17 squad, Shane was automatically identified as a prime contender to replace him.

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