FC Twente (women)

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FC Twente
FC Twente emblem
Nickname(s) The Tukkers
The girls of Twente
Strong women
Founded 21 January 2007
Ground De Grolsch Veste
Ground Capacity 30,014
Chairman Mary Kok-Willemsen
Head coach Arjan Veurink
League BeNe League
2014–15 2nd (best Dutch team)
Website Club home page

The women's football section of FC Twente[1] was founded in 2007. In has won both the Vrouwen Eredivisie in 2011 and its successor the BeNe League in 2013.[2]

History[edit]

FC Twente played its first match 29 August 2007 in the newly founded Eredivisie's inaugural game, losing 2–3 against SC Heerenveen. It was also the first match of the Eredivisie in its inaugural season.[3] The team ended in the bottom half of the table in its first three seasons, finishing 5th of 6 in 2008, 5th of 7 in 2009 and 4th of 6 in 2010. However, it won the national cup in 2008, beating FC Utrecht 3–1 in the final.

In the 2010–11 season Twente clinched its first championship on the last matchday with a 4–1 win over Willem II, ending AZ Alkmaar's three-year hegemony. Along with the title the team qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League, where it was defeated by Russian champion WFC Rossiyanka in the first round, and the new BeNe Super Cup, which they lost 1–4 against Belgian champion Standard Liège. In the last edition of the Eredivisie, which was merged in 2012 into the BeNe League, Twente couldn't defend the title, ending 14 points behind ADO Den Haag in the 2nd position.

Twente won its second championship in its BeNe League debut, snatching the lead from Standard Liège with a last matchday 3–1 win. The Tukkers narrowly missed a double, losing the national cup's final on penalties against ADO Den Haag.

Results Eredivisie / BeNe League[edit]

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Women's Eredivisie
BeNe League
Season Division Position W - D - L = Pts GF - GA Top scorer KNVB Beker
2007-08 Eredivisie 05 / 06 07 - 03 - 10 = 24 27 - 36 Smit (10) Champion
2008-09 Eredivisie 05 / 07 10 - 03 - 11 = 33 28 - 30 Pieëte (11)
2009-10 Eredivisie 04 / 06 05 - 10 - 05 = 25 29 - 32 de Kort (6) Semifinals
2010-11 Eredivisie 01 / 08 13 - 05 - 03 = 44 39 - 20 Pieëte (10) Quarterfinals
2011-12 Eredivisie 02 / 07 10 - 03 - 05 = 33 31 - 22 Heuver (6) Semifinals
2012-13 BeNe League 01 / 16 21 - 04 - 03 = 67 70 - 22 Spitse (16) Finalist
2013-14 BeNe League 01 / 14 21 - 02 - 03 = 65 104 - 20 Jansen (24) Semifinals
2014-15 BeNe League 02 / 13 20 - 02 - 02 = 62 71 - 16 Jansen, Dekker (14) Champion

European history[edit]

Season Competition Stage Result Opponent
2011–12 Champions League Round of 32 0–2, 0–1 Russia Rossiyanka
2013–14 Champions League Qualifying round 6–0 Malta Birkirkara
4–0 Croatia Osijek
0–2 Scotland Glasgow City
Round of 32 0–4, 0–6 France Lyon
2014–15 Champions League Round of 32 1–2, 0–1 France Paris Saint-Germain

Honours[edit]

National

Current squad[edit]

As of 10 May 2015.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Sari van Veenendaal
2 Netherlands DF Maud Roetgering
3 Netherlands DF Danique Kerkdijk
4 Netherlands DF Kirsten Bakker
5 Netherlands DF Siri Worm
6 Netherlands MF Marthe Munsterman
7 Netherlands FW Shanice van de Sanden
8 Germany FW Betty Anane
9 Netherlands FW Anouk Dekker
10 Netherlands MF Maayke Heuver
No. Position Player
11 United States FW Veronica Napoli
12 Netherlands FW Tashira Renfurm
14 Netherlands MF Jill Roord
15 Netherlands MF Vera Berends
17 Netherlands FW Ellen Jansen
18 Netherlands DF Larissa Wigger
19 Netherlands FW Judith Westervelt
20 Belgium FW Yana Daniëls
21 Netherlands MF Félicienne Minnaar
22 Netherlands GK Kim van der Werff

Former internationals[edit]

Former famous players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Club site". FC Twente. 
  2. ^ "FC Twente kampioen BeNe League" (in Dutch). NOS.nl. 25 May 2013. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Match report". soccerway. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Selectie FC Twente Vrouwen" (in Dutch). www.fctwente.nl. Retrieved 10 May 2015.