Netherlands women's national football team

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This article is about the women's team. For the men's team, see Netherlands national football team.
Netherlands
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Oranje (Orange)
Leeuwinnen (Lionesses)[1]
Association Royal Dutch Football Association
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Roger Reijners[2]
Captain Daphne Koster[citation needed]
Most caps Annemieke Kiesel (156)[citation needed]
Top scorer Manon Melis (34)[citation needed]
FIFA code NED
FIFA ranking 15 Decrease1
Highest FIFA ranking 13[3] (July 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 20[3] (June 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 France 4-0 Netherlands 
(Hazebrouck, France; 17 April 1971)
Biggest win

 Netherlands 12-0 Israel 
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 22 August 1977)

 Netherlands 13-1 Macedonia 
(Zwolle, Netherlands; 28 October 2001)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 7-0 Netherlands 
(Borås, Sweden; 26 September 1981)
European Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Third place, 2009
Netherlands women's national football team in May 2014

The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch: Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) represents the Netherlands in international women's association football and is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA.

On 17 April 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009 and 2013 UEFA Women's Championship and reached third place in 2009. The team has never qualified for the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses).[1] Roger Reijners has been the team coach since 2010.

Coaches[edit]

Tournament record[edit]

European Cup[edit]

The Netherlands failed to qualify for the final tournament of the UEFA Women's Championship from 1984 to 2005. In 2009, the Dutch women's team qualified and reached third place, which is their best tournament result.[6] In 2013, they qualified again, but did not advance after the group stage.[7]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
1984** Did not qualify - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 1989 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Norway 1997 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not qualify - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Third place 5 2 1 2 6 5
Sweden 2013 Group stage 3 0 1 2 0 2
Total 2/11 8 2 2 4 6 7
* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
** Missing flag indicates no host country.

World Cup[edit]

The Dutch women's team has never qualified for the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did not qualify - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did not qualify - - - - - -
China 2007 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did not qualify - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To Be Determined - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 2 July 2014.[2]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 2DF Mandy van den Berg (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 24) 45 1 Sweden Vittsjö GIK
2 2DF Dyanne Bito (1981-08-10) 10 August 1981 (age 33) 143 0 Netherlands Telstar
3 1GK Angela Christ (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 25) 12 0 Netherlands PSV/FC Eindhoven
4 4FW Anouk Dekker (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 28) 27 2 Netherlands FC Twente
5 3MF Daniëlle van de Donk (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 23) 24 3 Netherlands PSV/FC Eindhoven
6 1GK Loes Geurts (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 28) 91 0 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
7 2DF Stefanie van der Gragt (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 22) 9 1 Netherlands Telstar
8 2DF Claudia van den Heiligenberg (1985-03-25) 25 March 1985 (age 29) 92 1 Netherlands AFC Ajax
9 2DF Petra Hogewoning (1986-03-26) 26 March 1986 (age 28) 93 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
10 2DF Anouk Hoogendijk (1985-05-06) 6 May 1985 (age 29) 95 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
11 4FW Ellen Jansen (1992-10-06) 6 October 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Netherlands FC Twente
12 2DF Dominique Janssen (1995-01-17) 17 January 1995 (age 19) 2 0 Germany SGS Essen
13 3MF Desiree van Lunteren (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 21) 9 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
14 3MF Lieke Martens (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 21) 36 7 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
15 4FW Manon Melis (1986-08-31) 31 August 1986 (age 28) 111 6 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
16 3MF Tessel Middag (1992-12-23) 23 December 1992 (age 21) 15 1 Netherlands AFC Ajax
17 4FW Vivianne Miedema (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 18) 11 12 Germany Bayern Munich
18 2DF Liza van der Most (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
19 3MF Renée Slegers (1989-02-05) 5 February 1989 (age 25) 46 5 Sweden Linköpings FC
20 3MF Sherida Spitse (1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 24) 92 1 Norway LSK Kvinner FK
21 1GK Sari van Veenendaal (1990-04-03) 3 April 1990 (age 24) 11 0 Netherlands FC Twente
22 4FW Mandy Versteegt (1990-02-23) 23 February 1990 (age 24) 6 0 Netherlands AFC Ajax
23 2DF Siri Worm (1992-04-20) 20 April 1992 (age 22) 15 0 Netherlands FC Twente

Overall official record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
1984 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.4 2–3 5–0 Belgium Belgium 2 / 4
2–1 0–2 Denmark Denmark
2–2 1–1 Germany West Germany
1987 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.3 1–0 5–3 France France 2 / 4
0–2 2–0 Sweden Sweden
1–3 3–0 Belgium Belgium
1989 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2 0–0 1–0 Sweden Sweden 1 / 4
4–0 w/o Scotland Scotland
1–0 2–0 Republic of Ireland Ireland
Quarter-finals 1–2 0–3 Norway Norway
1991 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.1 2–0 0–0 Republic of Ireland Ireland 1 / 3
6–0 9–0 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
Quarter-finals 0–0 0–1 (AET) Denmark Denmark
1993 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.5 3–0 2–0 Greece Greece 1 / 3
1–1 0–0 Romania Romania
Quarter-finals 0–3 0–3 Norway Norway
1995 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.8 1–2 0–1 Iceland Iceland 2 / 3
2–0 4–0 Greece Greece
1997 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2
(Class A)
0–2 0–2 Iceland Iceland 4 / 4
1–1 1–0 Russia Russia
1–1 1–2 France France
Relegation Play-off 2–1 1–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic
1999 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.3
(Class A)
1–6 0–0 Norway Norway 3 / 4
0–1 2–1 England England
1–0 1–2 Germany Germany
2001 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.1
(Class A)
1–1 1–2 France France 4 / 4
1–1 1–2 Spain Spain
1–1 0–3 Sweden Sweden
Relegation Play-Off 3–0 2–0 Hungary Hungary
2003 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.4
(Class A)
0–0 1–4 England England 3 / 4 Griffioen
0–3 0–6 Germany Germany
1–2 4–1 Portugal Portugal Burger, Muller, Noom, Ran, Smith
2005 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2
(Class A)
0–1 0–0 Spain Spain 4 / 5
0–2 0–2 Norway Norway
0–3 1–5 Denmark Denmark Ran
3–0 3–0 Belgium Belgium de Boer, van Ingen, Melis, Muller, Torny, van Veen
2007 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.5
(Class A)
1–0 0–2 France France 3 / 5 de Boer
1–0 4–0 Austria Austria Smit 2, Delies, Demarteau, Louwaars
0–1 0–4 England England
5–0 4–0 Hungary Hungary Stevens 3, Louwaars 2, Delies, Hoogendijk, Smit, Smith
2009 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.4 1–5 0–1 Germany Germany 2 / 5 Torny
2–2 1–1 Switzerland Switzerland Melis 2, van Eijk
2–1 1–0 Wales Wales Melis 2, Smit
2–2 3–0 Belgium Belgium Melis 3, Hoogendijk, Stevens
Play-Off 2–0 2–0 Spain Spain Stevens 3, van de Ven
Finland 2009 EC Group Stage: Gr. A 2–0 Ukraine Ukraine 2 / 4 Stevens, van de Ven
1–2 Finland Finland van de Ven
2–1 Denmark Denmark Melis, Smit
Quarter-finals 0–0 (PS: 4–3) France France
Semifinals 1–2 England England Pieëte
2011 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.1 0–3 2–2 Norway Norway 2 / 5 Dekker, Melis
13–1 7–0 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Smit 6, Kiesel 4, Melis 2, Hoogendijk, Koster, Meulen, Pieëte, de Ridder, Slegers, Smit, Spitse
1–1 4–0 Belarus Belarus Melis 2, de Ridder, Slegers, van de Ven
2–0 1–0 Slovakia Slovakia Kiesel, Koster, Smit
2013 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.6 6–0 4–0 Serbia Serbia 2 / 5 Melis 6, van den Berg, van de Donk, Hoogendijk, Martens
3–0 2–0 Croatia Croatia Melis, de Ridder, Smit, Spitse, van de Ven
0–0 0–1 England England
2–0 3–1 Slovenia Slovenia van de Ven 2, Heuver, Melis, de Ridder
Sweden 2013 EC Group Stage: Gr. B 0–0 Germany Germany 4 / 4
0–1 Norway Norway
0–1 Iceland Iceland
2015 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.5 4–0 10–1 Albania Albania Slegers 6, Melis 3, Martens 2, van den Heiligenberg, Bakker, + 1 o.g.
7–0 Portugal Portugal Miedema 3, Slegers 2, Dekker, van den Berg
1–2 Norway Norway Miedema
7–0 6–0 Greece Greece Miedema 4, Martens 2, Melis 2, van den Berg 2, Middag, Spitse, Bakker
1–1 2–0 Belgium Belgium Miedema 2, Slegers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Women's football in the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Football Association. Retrieved on 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c (Dutch) Spelers en Staf: Vrouwen A-elftal, Ons Oranje. Retrieved on 2 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b Netherlands: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, FIFA, 2014. Retrieved on 1 July 2014.
  4. ^ (Dutch) "De loopbaan van Vera Pauw", Intermediair, 2009. Retrieved on 3 July 2014.
  5. ^ a b (Dutch) Hugo Logtenberg, "Roger Reijners nieuwe bondscoach vrouwenelftal", de Volkskrant, 2010. Retrieved on 3 July 2014.
  6. ^ UEFA Women's EURO 2009, UEFA. Retrieved on 1 July 2014.
  7. ^ Group B, UEFA. Retrieved on 1 July 2014.

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