Hieke Zijlstra

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Hieke Zijlstra
Personal information
Full name Hieke Zijlstra
Date of birth (1981-08-12) 12 August 1981 (age 36)
Place of birth Oldehove, Netherlands
Playing position Midfield
Club information
Current team
CVV Viboa
Youth career
CVV Viboa
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 CVV Oranje Nassau
2004 Chicago Cobras
2004 Charlotte Lady Eagles
2004–2006 Bristol Academy
2006–2008 Be Quick '28
2008-present CVV Viboa
National team
2000–2003 Netherlands 10 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 20 May 2010 (UTC)

Hieke Zijlstra (born 12 August 1981) is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a midfielder or striker for CVV Viboa and has represented the Netherlands national team.

Club career[edit]

After starting her career in the Netherlands, Zijlstra moved to America in summer 2003. She played for the Chicago Cobras and Charlotte Lady Eagles, but rejected a scholarship in Florida to sign for English club Bristol Academy in August 2004.[1]

Zijlstra returned to the Netherlands in 2006, where she continued to play.[1]

International career[edit]

Zijlstra made her debut for the Netherlands in a 3-2 win in Belgium on 4 October 2000.[1] She scored two goals in 10 appearances, the last of which came against Nigeria on 10 June 2003.[1]

She also went to the 2001 Summer Universiade in Beijing, playing three matches, scoring one goal and winning a silver medal.[1]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[2]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 March 2001 Gemeentelijk Stadion, Kontich, Belgium  Belgium 2–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 9 April 2001 Sportpark De Pas, Elst, Netherlands  Denmark 1–0 1–1 Friendly

Personal life[edit]

Zijlstra is a devout Christian.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gegevens" (in Dutch). vrouwenvoetbalgroningen.nl. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 January 2018.