Jackie Groenen

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Jackie Groenen
Groenen with 1. FFC Frankfurt in 2016
Personal information
Full name Jackie Noëlle Groenen[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 29)
Place of birth Poppel, Belgium [2]
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 14
Youth career
GSBW
VV Riel
Wilhelmina Boys
SV Rood-Wit Veldhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 SGS Essen 6 (0)
2011–2014 FCR 2001 Duisburg 32 (4)
2014–2015 Chelsea 20 (2)
2015–2019 1. FFC Frankfurt 79 (13)
2019–2022 Manchester United 50 (0)
2022– Paris Saint-Germain 28 (3)
International career
2009 Netherlands U15 3 (0)
2009–2010 Netherlands U17 5 (0)
2012 Netherlands U19 1 (0)
2016– Netherlands 109 (9)
Medal record
Women's football
Representing the  Netherlands
FIFA Women's World Cup
Runner-up 2019 France
UEFA Women's Championship
Winner 2017 Netherlands
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17 February 2024
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23 February 2024

Jackie Noëlle Groenen (born 17 December 1994) is a Dutch professional footballer and former judoka who plays as a midfielder for Division 1 Féminine club Paris Saint-Germain and the Netherlands national team.

Groenen previously played for German clubs SGS Essen, FCR 2001 Duisburg and FFC Frankfurt, as well as for Chelsea and Manchester United in the English FA WSL. She was born in the Netherlands but grew up just over the Belgian border in Poppel. In 2014, FIFA ruled her ineligible to switch allegiance to Belgium, as she did not hold a Belgian passport when she played for the Netherlands at youth level.[3][4]

Club career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Groenen and her sister, Merel, began playing football at Goirlese Sportvereniging Blauw-Wit.[5] After VV Riel and Wilhelmina Boys, they moved to SV Rood-Wit Veldhoven. The sisters continued their football career in the Frauen-Bundesliga and became players for SGS Essen. Groenen made her debut for SGS Essen in the DFB-Pokal Cup on 30 January 2011 against Turbine Potsdam.[6]

FCR 2001 Duisburg[edit]

Groenen during her time at FCR 2001 Duisburg.

Groenen played for FCR 2001 Duisburg from 2011, until their insolvency at the end of 2013. On 7 May 2011, Groenen made her debut for the club against USV Jena in the Bundesliga Cup, scoring the third goal in a 4–1 win.[7] She made her league debut on 28 August 2011 in a 2–0 win over Hamburger SV.[8]

Chelsea[edit]

In February 2014, Groenen signed for Chelsea.[9] On 17 April, she made her FA WSL debut in a 2–0 win over Bristol City.[10] On 13 July, Groenen scored her first goals, netting twice in a 13–0 victory against London Bees in the FA WSL Continental Cup.[11]

FFC Frankfurt[edit]

Groenen playing for FFC Frankfurt in 2015.

She returned to Germany and signed for FFC Frankfurt in June 2015.[12] On 5 September, Groenen made her debut for the club in a 1–0 win against 1899 Hoffenheim.[13]

Manchester United[edit]

On 22 May 2019, it was announced Groenen had signed a contract with Manchester United ahead of the 2019–20 season. In doing so, she became the team's first overseas signing with the team having formed a year earlier consisting of all British players.[14] Groenen made her debut for Manchester United against Manchester City in the FA WSL on 7 September 2019, a 1–0 loss in the inaugural Manchester derby.[15]

Paris Saint-Germain[edit]

On 15 September 2022, French club Paris Saint-Germain announced the signing of Groenen on a three-year deal until June 2025.[16]

International career[edit]

FIFA blocked Groenen's attempts to switch to representing Belgium because she did not have a Belgian passport when she played for the Netherlands' youth teams. She later indicated her willingness to play for the Netherlands again.[4]

In January 2016, Groenen was called up to the Netherlands senior squad for the team's winter training camp in Turkey.[17] She appeared in two friendly matches against Denmark to collect her first senior caps on 22 January 2016.[18]

Groenen was part of the Dutch team that won the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[19][20] She played in all matches and was named in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament.[21]

After the tournament, the whole team was honoured by the Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Sport Edith Schippers and made Knights of the Order of Orange-Nassau.[22]

In February 2018, Groenen was selected for the Netherlands side that won the 2018 Algarve Cup.[23] Due to the final between Netherlands and Sweden being cancelled, caused by heavy rain and adverse weather conditions, the Algarve Cup was awarded to both teams.[24]

In April 2019, Groenen was selected for her first World Cup.[25] She started every game at the tournament and scored the only goal in extra-time of the 1–0 semi-final victory over Sweden to help the team reach their first World Cup final.[26] The Netherlands eventually lost the final to the United States.[27]

On 31 May 2023, she was named as part of the Netherlands provisional squad for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.[28]

Judo[edit]

Groenen has won a series of championships in judo sports.[29] In 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was Netherlands champion in the under 15 age group. She has won these titles in the weight class −32 kg.[30] In 2010, she was vice champion in the weight class −44 kg. On 6 March 2010 she won the gold medal in the under 17 age group in Tilburg, Netherlands and on the European level at the European championships in June 2010 in Teplice she won the bronze medal of the under 17 age group, weight class −40 kg.[31][32] In February 2011 Groenen won the Netherlands junior (under 20 age group) championships in the weight class −44 kg.[33]

Groenen's judo career came to an end when she was 17. Her employers FCR 2001 Duisburg made clear their unhappiness when she broke her hip in a judo accident the day before a football match. Groenen admitted that she preferred football and would eventually have chosen to stop judo in any case.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Groenen before a Manchester United match against West Ham United in 2019

While playing for Chelsea in London, Groenen was studying for a law degree at Tilburg University and the club would fly her to the Netherlands for her exams.[34] Her older sister Merel used to play for Belgian women's football team Lierse SK.[35]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of match played 21 May 2023[36]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National cup[a] League cup[b] Europe[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SGS Essen 2010–11 Bundesliga 6 0 1 0 7 0
FCR 2001 Duisburg 2010–11 Bundesliga 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1
2011–12 9 0 3 0 12 0
2012–13 16 2 1 0 17 2
2013–14 7 2 1 0 8 2
Total 32 4 5 0 2 1 0 0 39 5
Chelsea 2014 WSL 1 14 2 3 0 5 2 22 4
2015 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 20 2 6 0 5 2 0 0 31 4
FFC Frankfurt 2015–16 Bundesliga 21 1 2 1 8 0 31 2
2016–17 22 4 2 1 24 5
2017–18 20 6 3 1 23 7
2018–19 16 2 2 0 18 2
Total 79 13 9 3 0 0 8 0 96 16
Manchester United 2019–20 WSL 12 0 1 0 3 0 16 0
2020–21 22 0 0 0 3 0 25 0
2021–22 16 0 2 0 1 0 19 0
Total 50 0 3 0 7 0 0 0 60 0
Paris Saint-Germain 2022–23 D1F 17 2 5 0 8 0 30 2
Career total 204 21 29 3 14 3 16 0 263 27

International[edit]

As of match played 12 April 2022[18]
Scores and results list the Netherlands' goal tally first, score column indicates score after each Groenen goal.
List of international goals scored by Jackie Groenen
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 20 October 2016 Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 7–0 7–0 Friendly [37]
2 8 June 2018 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 5–0 5–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification [38]
3 3 July 2019 Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu, France  Sweden 1–0 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup [26]
4 23 October 2020 Euroborg, Groningen, Netherlands  Estonia 3–0 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying [39]
5 5–0
6 24 February 2021 De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands  Germany 1–0 2–1 Friendly [40]
7 13 April 2021 Goffertstadion, Nijmegen, Netherlands  Australia 3–0 5–0 Friendly [41]
8 21 September 2021 Laugardalsvöllur, Reykjavík, Iceland  Iceland 2–0 2–0 2023 FIFA World Cup qualifying [42]
9 12 April 2022 ADO Den Haag Stadium, The Hague, Netherlands  South Africa 1–0 5–1 Friendly

Honours[edit]

Netherlands

Individual

Orders

References[edit]

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  2. ^ https://en.psg.fr/teams/womens-team/squad/jackie-groenen
  3. ^ a b Leighton, Tony (June 2014). "Jackie of all Trades". No. 21. She Kicks. p. 21.
  4. ^ a b "Jackie Groenen blijft hopen op Oranje". Vrouwenvoetbal Nieuws. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
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  7. ^ "USV Jena 1–4 Duisburg". dfb.de. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
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  13. ^ "1899 Hoffenheim 0–1 FFC Frankfurt". dfb.de. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Jackie Groenen agrees to sign for Manchester United Women". www.manutd.com.
  15. ^ Sanders, Emma (7 September 2019). "Manchester City Women 1–0 Manchester United Women: Weir seals win in front of record WSL crowd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
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  29. ^ Judo Nieuws – Brons voor Groenen. Judo Bond Nederland
  30. ^ Jackie Groenen judokampioen van Nederland Archived 2012-05-30 at archive.today, website Brabant Open Judo
  31. ^ Jackie Groenen judo goud op NK −17 jaar Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine, website Goirles Belang
  32. ^ EK −17: brons voor Groenen, Judo Bond Nederland (25. Juni 2010)
  33. ^ Jackie Groenen Nederlands kampioen[permanent dead link], website Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (14. Februar 2011)
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  41. ^ "Netherlands Women vs Australia Women, International Friendlies, 13th Apr 2021". Matildas. 25 March 2021.
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  43. ^ "FRANCE SOCCER WOMEN TOURNOI DE FRANCE NETHERLANDS VS BRASIL". loft6.photoshelter. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  44. ^ "Rashford and Groenen receive PFA Community Champions award". Manchester United F.C. 6 August 2020. Archived from the original on 7 August 2020. Retrieved 26 August 2020.

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