Claudia van den Heiligenberg

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Claudia van den Heiligenberg
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Personal information
Full name Anna Gerarda Maria van den Heiligenberg[1]
Date of birth (1985-03-25) 25 March 1985 (age 29)
Place of birth Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands
Playing position Left back / Left winger
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Youth career
SV Alkmania
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 RCL Leidendorp
2006–2007 Ter Leede (16)
2007–2011 AZ 84 (34)
2011–2013 Telstar 35 (12)
2013– Ajax
National team
2005– Netherlands 86 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Anna Gerarda Maria "Claudia" van den Heiligenberg (born 25 March 1985) is a Dutch footballer, currently playing for Ajax in the Vrouwen Eredivisie. She has won four league titles with Ter Leede and AZ.[2]

She is a member of the Dutch national team,[3] and played the 2009 European Championship. Her mother Meri van de Meer was also an international footballer.[4]

In December 2009, then national coach Vera Pauw dropped Van den Heiligenberg and Dyanne Bito from the squad ahead of a match against Belarus. The decision proved controversial and it was reported that the duo were kicked out because they were in a relationship.[5] Pauw angrily dismissed the claims, saying it was an insult to suggest they were excluded because of their relationship.[6]

Van den Heiligenberg and Bito remained together[7] and both were restored to the national team by incoming national coach Roger Reijners in 2010. A 2–0 win over Ireland in August 2010 was Van den Heiligenberg's 50th international cap. She was selected in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UEFA Competitions Association player list". UEFA. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Statistics in VrouwenvoetbalNederland.nl
  3. ^ Statistics in UEFA.com
  4. ^ Profile in UEFA's 2009 Euro archive
  5. ^ "'Verliefde' speelsters uit Oranje gezet" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Verhaal gebaseerd op leugens'" [Story based on lies]. OnsOranje.NL (in Dutch). Royal Dutch Football Association. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  7. ^ Hoogenboom, Alieke. "‘Mijn werk combineren met voetbal is zwaar’" (in Dutch). Hier! in de Regio. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.