Daphne Koster

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Daphne Koster
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Personal information
Full name Daphne Helena Koster
Date of birth (1981-03-13) March 13, 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Den Haag, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Ajax
Number 3
Youth career
1987–2000 SVA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Ter Leede
2007–2010 AZ 56 (8)
2010 Sky Blue FC 18 (0)
2011 AZ 4 (0)
2011–2012 Telstar 8 (1)
2012– Ajax 34 (0)
National team
1997 Netherlands U-19
1997– Netherlands 136 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11:20, 9 June 2015 (UTC).
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:44, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Daphne Helena Koster (born 13 March 1981) is a Dutch football defender, currently playing for Ajax in the Vrouwen Eredivisie.[1] She has also played in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) for Sky Blue FC.[2] A powerful centre back, she is the captain of both the Netherlands women's national football team and Ajax.[3][4]

Koster made her senior national team debut as a 16-year-old in August 1997, against Switzerland. At the time she was playing for boys' amateur club SVA Assendelft, where she remained until under-19 level.[5]

In 2009 Koster was a mainstay of the Dutch team which reached the semi-finals of UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.[6] In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Koster in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] SC Telstar
  2. ^ [2] Women's Professional Soccer
  3. ^ [3] UEFA
  4. ^ [4] id.
  5. ^ "Daphne Koster". UEFA.com. UEFA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Jungmann, Bart (13 April 2011). "Daphne Koster 'Ik was liever 24 gebleven, ideale leeftijd'" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

  • Profile (Dutch) at vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl