Anouk Hoogendijk

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Anouk Hoogendijk
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Hoogendijk with Ajax in 2012
Personal information
Full name Anouk Anna Hoogendijk
Date of birth (1985-05-06) 6 May 1985 (age 32)
Place of birth Woerden, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back/Defensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
SV Argon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Saestum 0 (0)
2007–2011 FC Utrecht 56 (5)
2011 Bristol Academy 13 (0)
2012 FC Utrecht 7 (1)
2012–2014 Ajax 35 (5)
2014 Arsenal 1 (0)
2014–2017 Ajax 34 (8)
National team
2004–2017 Netherlands 103[2] (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2016

Anouk Anna Hoogendijk (Dutch pronunciation: [aːˈnuk ˈɑnaː ˈɦoːɣəndɛik]; born 6 May 1985) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Ajax as a midfielder or defender. She is nicknamed Noukie. [3]

A full international with over 100 caps since 2004 for the Dutch national team, she has represented the nation at one FIFA Women's World Cup and twice UEFA Women's Euro tournaments.

She played for Bristol Academy Women in the inaugural 2011 FA WSL campaign.[4]

Club career[edit]

Hoogendijk with Utrecht in 2010.

Hoogendijk came to prominence aged 12, as a contestant on the "Geef Nooit Op" (Never Give Up) TV program.[5] She wished to train with FC Utrecht and, after a spell with Saestum, eventually signed for Utrecht at the outset of the Eredivisie Vrouwen in 2007. Hoogendijk realised her ambition of playing abroad when she signed an eight-month contract with English WSL club Bristol Academy in January 2011.[6]

In February 2012 Hoogendijk returned to Utrecht, before moving on to newly formed Ajax Vrouwen in May 2012. The transfer represented "a dream come true" for Hoogendijk as she had been a girlhood supporter of Ajax's male team.[7]

In January 2014, Hoogendijk signed for the English club Arsenal Ladies. As that is so, due to persistent injuries she only played in 3 matches during that season in London.[8][9][10] In July 2014, Hoogendijk eventually returned for the 2014–15 season to Ajax Vrouwen.[11] On May 30, 2016, she announced on her Instagram official account one-year extension of contract with Ajax Vrouwen.[12]

International career[edit]

Hoogendijk playing the team's first game of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, 0–0 against Germany in Växjö.

On 6 August 2004 Hoogendijk debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, as a half-time substitute in a 2–0 defeat to Japan in Zeist.[13]

Hoogendijk played in every match as the Netherlands reached the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009. In the quarter-final penalty shootout win over France, she struck the winning kick.[14]

Hoogendijk (right) in a warm up training before a match against Belgium.

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Hoogendijk in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[15] Playing in defence, Hoogendijk contributed to a very promising 0–0 draw with champions Germany in the team's opening game. She was disappointed when subsequent 1–0 defeats to Norway and Iceland consigned the Netherlands to a first round elimination: "I know it's not the end of the world but today it feels like the end of the world."[16]

International summary[edit]

Year Apps Min Gls Goals per 90 min.
2004–2015 103 7560 9 0.10

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2006 Municipal Andráshida, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary  Hungary 4–0 5–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 23 April 2008 Patrostadion, Maasmechelen, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 2–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
3. 11 July 2009 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Switzerland 5–0 5–0 Four Nations Cup
4. 1 March 2010 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Italy 1–1 1–1 2010 Cyprus Cup
5. 22 April 2010 Gradski Stadion, Kumanovo, Macedonia  Macedonia 1–0 7–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6. 13 June 2010 IJsseldelta Stadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Belgium 3–1 4–1 Friendly
7. 21 September 2011 TATA Steel Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands  Serbia 4–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
8. 15 September 2012 Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden  Sweden 1–0 1–2 Friendly
9. 11 March 2015 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Scotland 1–2 1–3 2015 Cyprus Cup



SV Saestum
FC Utrecht

Style of play[edit]

Hoogendijk is a versatile defensive player, she can play as central midfielder and a central-back.[17] She does not have great technique with the ball in motion, but standing out for its strength, positioning and ability to win balls in both areas, because it has a great technique to take off balls and heading.

Sponsors, media and other activities[edit]

Hoogendijk is a U.S. sportswear company Nike athlete since 2009, especially in the Netherlands.[18] She participated in the brand campaigns Here I Am, Make Yourself and Move more, move better.[19] Hoogendijk wears the Nike CTR360 Maestri since 2009 until its discontinuance, replacing them with the new silo Nike Magista in 2014. Finally, she chose to switch to wears the Nike Tiempo. [20][21]

The book Balverliefd written together with Vicente de Vries, was published on April 2015. The book contains Hoogendijk biography, tips and tricks for young football players.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Hoogendijk grew up in Mijdrecht, and is daughter of Physical Education teachers. She has one brother.[23]


  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "ANOUK HOOGENDIJK: THE SWEET NO.6". Goonercore. Goonercore. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bristol swoop to sign trio from Holland". She Kicks. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk". UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk maakt zich op voor Engels avontuur" (in Dutch). AD Sportwereld. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ook Anouk Hoogendijk naar Ajax" (in Dutch). AT5. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "ANOUK HOOGENDIJK: "IK HEB HET PLEZIER WEER TERUG"". Vrouwen Voetbal (in Dutch). 
  9. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies". Arsenal. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  10. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk verruilt Ajax voor Arsenal". Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  11. ^ "Hoogendijk second acquisition for women’s team". AFC Ajax. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  12. ^ "Blij dat ik nog een jaar voor @afcajax ga spelen!". Instagram. Anouk Hoogendijk on Instagram. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  13. ^ "International Matches (Women) 2004". Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  14. ^ Burke, Chris (4 September 2009). "Pauw revels in penalty foresight". UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  16. ^ Crompton, Sam (17 July 2013). "Iceland's Jónsdóttir celebrates 'fantastic' feat". UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  17. ^ "Hoogendijk goes to Arsenal". UEFA. Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  18. ^ "Nike Move More, Move Better". Anouk Hoogendijk. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  19. ^ "Biography". Anouk Hoogendijk. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  20. ^ "My new boots arrived!! Which ones are cooler?". Instagram. Anouk Hoogendijk on Instagram. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  21. ^ "Look what I just received! Nike sent us some extra shoes!". Twitter. Anouk Hoogendijk on Twitter. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  22. ^ "Balverliefd, Vincent de Vries & Anouk Hoogendijk". Bol. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 
  23. ^ "Biography". Anouk Hoogendijk. Retrieved 25 July 2016. 

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