Inessa Kaagman

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Inessa Kaagman
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Kaagman with Ajax in 2018
Personal information
Full name Inessa Kaagman
Date of birth (1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 26)
Place of birth Hoorn, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
PSV
Number 10
Youth career
2008–2013 Hollandia
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2018 Ajax 102 (15)
2018–2020 Everton 31 (5)
2020–2022 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 (12)
2022– PSV 5 (3)
National team
2011 Netherlands U15 5 (0)
2011–2013 Netherlands U17 15 (1)
2013–2015 Netherlands U19 21 (5)
2019– Netherlands 12 (0)
Honours
Women's football
Representing the  Netherlands
FIFA Women's World Cup
Runner-up 2019 France
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 28 October 2022
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 29 November 2021

Inessa Kaagman (born 17 April 1996) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Eredivisie club PSV and the Netherlands national team.[1]

Club career[edit]

Ajax[edit]

Kaagman joined Ajax in 2013, having spent her youth with Hollandia.[2] She made her senior on 30 August 2013 during a BeNe League draw away to Club Brugge, the first of eighteen appearances during the 2013–14 season.[1] She scored twice in eleven matches in 2014–15, prior to netting four goals in twenty-four matches in the newly reformed Eredivisie.[1] In the following two campaigns, Kaagman scored nine more goals; including her last for Ajax on 6 May 2018 against PEC Zwolle.[1] She won two Eredivisie titles with Ajax.[1]

Everton[edit]

On 22 May 2018, Kaagman joined English FA WSL club Everton in a player exchange deal involving Marthe Munsterman.[3][4] She made her debut for the club on 26 August 2018 in a 1–0 defeat against second-tier side Durham[5] in the League Cup and scored her first Everton goal in the same competition on 16 September in a 3–2 home win against Reading.[6] On 2 December 2018, Kaagman scored from 30 yards in a 2–1 win over Merseyside rivals Liverpool, the first goal scored under new manager Willie Kirk. The strike was voted as the team's goal of the season at the end of the campaign.[7][8] On 21 May 2020, Kaagman left Everton following the expiration of her contract.[9][10]

Brighton & Hove Albion[edit]

After departing Everton, Kaagman moved across the WSL to sign with Brighton & Hove Albion on 17 July 2020; penning a one-year contract.[11] She scored on her debut against Birmingham City on 6 July 2020.[12]

PSV[edit]

After 4 years in England Kaagman moved back to the Netherlands and signed for PSV.[13]

International career[edit]

Kaagman represented the Netherlands at youth level, firstly with the U15s.[1][14] She won nine caps for the U17s in qualification for the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championships between 2012 and 2013.[1] In July 2014, Kaagman was part of the Dutch squad that won the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Norway, she scored once (vs. Belgium in the groups)[1] They failed to qualify for the 2015 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, but Kaagman scored three qualifying goals.[1] Kaagman received a call-up to the seniors for a 2019 World Cup qualifier against Norway in August 2018 but didn't feature.[15]

Kaagman made her senior international debut on 19 January 2019 against South Africa, featuring for the first half of a victory at the Cape Town Stadium in front of 27,000 fans.[16] She was selected for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup by manager Sarina Wiegman.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 21 October 2020.[1]
Club statistics
Club Season League Cup League Cup Continental Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Ajax 2013–14 BeNe League 18 0 0 0 18 0
2014–15 11 2 0 0 11 2
2015–16 Eredivisie 24 4 0 0 24 4
2016–17 26 2 0 0 26 2
2017–18 23 7 0 0 4[a] 0 27 7
Total 102 15 0 0 0 0 4 0 106 15
Everton 2018–19 FA WSL 19 4 1 0 3 1 23 5
2019–20 12 1 2 3 4 1 18 5
Total 31 5 3 3 7 2 0 0 41 10
Brighton & Hove Albion 2020–21 FA WSL 5 1 0 0 0 0 5 1
Career total 137 20 3 3 7 2 4 0 151 26
  1. ^ Appearance(s) in the UEFA Women's Champions League

International[edit]

As of match played 29 November 2021[1]
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals
Netherlands
2019 3 0
2020 7 0
2021 2 0
Total 12 0

Honours[edit]

Ajax[1]

Netherlands U19[1]

Individual

  • Ajax Talent of the Year: 2014–15[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Netherlands - I. Kaagman". Soccerway. 14 September 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Kaagman naar Ajax vrouwen". NH Nieuws. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Everton Ladies: Inessa Kaagman joins from Ajax to replace Marthe Munsterman". BBC Sport. 22 May 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Ajax raakt Inessa Kaagman kwijt aan Everton". Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  5. ^ Gold, Rachel Rose (27 August 2018). "Everton Ladies begin Continental Cup with a disappointing loss". Royal Blue Mersey.
  6. ^ "Everton 3-2 Readingm atch report". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
  7. ^ "WATCH: Kaagman On Women's World Cup Final And Idol Iniesta". www.evertonfc.com.
  8. ^ "Everton Women 2-1 Liverpool Women: Toffees boss Willie Kirk wins first game in charge". BBC Sport. 2 December 2018.
  9. ^ Frith, Wilf (21 May 2020). "Inessa Kaagman to leave Everton Women". SheKicks.
  10. ^ "Dutch Midfielder To Leave Everton". Everton. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Albion go Dutch with latest signing". Brighton & Hove Albion. Retrieved 17 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Kaagman scores as Brighton beat Birmingham". BBC Sport.
  13. ^ "BREAKING | PSV neemt Kaagman over van Brighton & Hove Albion".
  14. ^ "Ajax Midfielder To Join Blue Girls". Everton. 22 May 2015. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Kaagman Earns Maiden Holland Call-Up". Everton. 22 August 2018. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  16. ^ "Kaagman Never Expected Holland Debut In Front Of 27,000 People". Everton. 13 February 2019. Retrieved 24 March 2019.
  17. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019.

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