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Full Name: Benjamin Peter Waine
Born: 11 June 2001
Came from: Wellington Phoenix Went to:
First game: 07 January 2023 Last game: 28 November 2023
Appearances: 25 (8/17) Goals: 6
21-year-old Waine became Argyle’s first signing of the January 2023 transfer window when he joined for an undisclosed fee from New Zealand based Wellington Phoenix.
Waine made his bow for Phoenix in August 2018 in the Football Federation Australia (FFA) Cup but opportunities were limited for the youngster, who continued to ply his trade in the reserve team. A recall in March 2019 saw him make his A-League debut when he came on as a substitute in Phoenix’s 4-1 win over Newcastle Jets. A full debut followed in the final game of the season, where Perth Glory ran riot to secure a 5-0 win against his Phoenix side.
In June 2019, Waine signed a two-year contract with Phoenix, with the first year intended to act as a scholarship deal before progressing to a full-time contract. However, on the eve of the 2019-20 season, the contract was upgraded to a full-time deal. In November, Waine scored his first Phoenix goal when he came off the bench in a 3-2 defeat against Melbourne City. In doing so, he became the youngest scorer in Phoenix’s history, aged 18 years and 145 days.
By this point in his career, international youth recognition had already come his way. He scored a brace for New Zealand U20s against Honduras in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Poland. He also featured for New Zealand U23s in the Olympic qualifying tournament, finishing as second top goalscorer with eight goals, which included four goals against Samoa U23s and one in the final as New Zealand triumphed 5-0 over the Solomon Islands. Waine also racked up seven assists during the tournament.
By the start of the 2020-21 season, Waine began to feature more regularly in the A-League. Seven goals in 22 appearances endeared him to the Phoenix supporters, who began to recognise the significant progress that he was making. Phoenix put together a run of 11 unbeaten games towards the end of the campaign in which he scored in four successive appearances.
When Argyle made an approach to sign Macaulay Gillesphey from Brisbane Roar, the Phoenix forward was also very much on their radar. Six goals in 24 appearances during the 2021-22 season saw Waine called up to the senior New Zealand squad in March 2022, where he duly grabbed the only goal in a 1-0 debut win over Papua New Guinea in Doha. A summer bid to bring him to Argyle faltered before Steven Schumacher returned his attention to the Phoenix starlet as the January 2023 transfer window approached. Former Pilgrims Rory Fallon and Scott Wootton were said to have played their part in encouraging Waine to make the move to Home Park and he was finally announced just before the turn of the year, having watched Argyle secure a 1-0 win at home to Wycombe.
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APPEARANCE DETAILS [reselect competitions]
The details below reflect appearances in all first-team competitions.
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