All Whites forward Myer Bevan returns to New Zealand, citing personal reasons

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Six-cap New Zealand international Myer Bevan has failed to report for the start of his Canadian club’s new season, opting to stay in New Zealand and citing personal reasons.

Striker Bevan (26) shared the Canadian Premier League’s Golden Boot, scoring 11 goals for Cavalry FC last year, and helping them win the title.

Cavalry GM/head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr told the Calgary Herald:

“He’s returned back to New Zealand following our Concacaf fixtures and has not reported back to join the team since.

“What we know is there’s personal reasons for his decision to remain in New Zealand.

“So beyond that, we’re trying to figure everything else out. He’s still a contracted Cavalry FC player, but we’re placing him on the inactive roster for now.”

Bevan signed a two-year contract extension with Cavalry last year.

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“There’s no rift between us,” Wheeldon said.

“I can’t really go into his reasons yet, because we don’t fully understand them all. I can say it is that it’s personal reasons why he’s chosen not to return with the club. I think once we understand what the full ramifications are, we can then make a further announcement.”

Myer Bevan’s football journey

Bevan’s football journey has seen him play in Canada, Sweden (loan to Husqvarna FF), United States (loan to Fresno FC), South Africa as well as New Zealand (Auckland City and Western Springs).

As a teenager, Auckland-born Bevan joined the Nike Academy in England in 2016 and signed for Canadian club Whitecaps a year later. After a season, he transferred to Vancouver Whitecaps, who played in the Major Soccer League.

He then moved to South African Premier League club TS Galaxy in 2020 before heading home for a national league season with Auckland City.

In 2019, he was the ISPS Handa Premiership’s Golden Boot winner, scoring 15 times for Auckland City.

For the national side, Bevan has scored twice in six full internationals, having also represented New Zealand at U-20 and U-23 levels.

He has dual New Zealand-Canadian citizenship, enabling him to fill a domestic player’s spot on the Cavalry’s roster.

Bevan and his partner Juliette have a popular TikTok channel in which they share their daily lives with more than 700,000 followers.

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