Lieke Martens in 2012
|Full name||Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens|
|Date of birth||16 December 1992|
|Place of birth||Bergen, Netherlands|
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 April 2019|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 September 2018
Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlikə ʔeːˈlisaːbɛt peːtroːˈnɛlaː ˈmɑrtəns]; born 16 December 1992) is a Dutch footballer who plays for FC Barcelona in the Primera División and the Netherlands national team. She plays as a midfielder and a forward. In October 2017, she was named The Best FIFA Women's Player.
Martens previously played for SC Heerenveen (2009–10) and VVV-Venlo (2010–11) in the Dutch women's Eredivisie, for Standard Liège (2011–12) in the Belgian Women's First Division, for FCR 2001 Duisburg (2012–14) in the German women's Bundesliga, for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (2014–15) and FC Rosengård (2015–16) in the Swedish Damallsvenskan.
Martens represented SC Heerenveen (2009–2010) and VVV-Venlo (2010–2011) in the Vrouwen Eredivisie and Standard Liège (2011–2012) in the Belgian First Division. In her first official match with Standard she scored two goals to help win her first major title, the newly founded BeNe Super Cup.
Signing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC ahead of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season, Martens made her debut against Vittsjö GIK. Although right-footed, she played on the left wing. Coach Stefan Rehn praised Martens' technique and her understanding with compatriot centre forward Manon Melis.
In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Martens in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden. She scored the Netherlands' first ever World Cup goal at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.
Martens scored three goals in The Netherlands victorious 2017 UEFA Women's Euro campaign. For her performances in the tournament, Martens was included in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament and won the Bronze Boot (third top scorer) and the Golden Ball (best player of the tournament).
- Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
|1.||28 February 2012||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Italy||2–1||2–1||2012 Cyprus Cup|
|(2.)*||1 June 2012||Woezik, Wijchen, Netherlands||North Korea||1–1||4–1||Friendly|
|2.||5 June 2012||Golden Tulip Victoria, Hoenderloo, Netherlands||North Korea||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|3.||20 June 2012||Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo, Serbia||Serbia||3–0||4–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying|
|4.||9 February 2013||Regenboogstadion, Waregem, Belgium||Belgium||2–1||3–2||Friendly|
|5.||8 March 2013||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Switzerland||1–0||1–1||2013 Cyprus Cup|
|6.||29 June 2013||Telstar Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands||Australia||1–0||3–1||Friendly|
|8.||26 October 2013||Estádio José de Carvalho, Maia, Portugal||Portugal||4–0||7–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|9.||23 November 2013||Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Greece||1–0||7–0|
|11.||7 March 2014||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Scotland||2–3||3–4||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|12.||12 March 2014||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Switzerland||2–1||4–1|
|14.||10 April 2014||Stadion De Braak, Helmond, Netherlands||Albania||6–1||10–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|16.||25 October 2014||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland||Scotland||1–0||2–1|
|17.||30 October 2014||Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Scotland||1–0||2–0|
|18.||7 February 2015||Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands||Thailand||4–0||7–0||Friendly|
|19.||8 April 2015||Strømmen Stadion, Strømmen, Norway||Norway||1–1||3–2|
|21.||6 June 2015||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Canada||New Zealand||1–0||1–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|22.||17 September 2015||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Belarus||1–0||8–0||Friendly|
|24.||29 November 2015||Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands||Japan||1–0||3–1|
|25.||22 January 2016||Limak Arcadia Atlantis Football Center, Belek, Turkey||Denmark||1–0||2–0 ||
|26.||8 March 2017||Estádio Algarve, Faro/Loulé, Portugal||Japan||2–0||3–2||2017 Algarve Cup|
|27.||7 April 2017||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands||France||1–2||1–2||Friendly|
|28.||11 April 2017||Stadion De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Iceland||3–0||4–0|
|29.||13 June 2017||De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands||Austria||3–0||3–0|
|30.||8 July 2017||Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Wales||1–0||5–0|
|31.||24 July 2017||Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands||Belgium||2–1||2–1||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|32.||29 July 2017||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Sweden||1–0||2–0|
|33.||6 August 2017||De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands||Denmark||2–1||4–2|
|34.||28 February 2018||Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal||Japan||1–0||6–2||2018 Algarve Cup|
|36.||3 March 2018||VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Denmark||2–2||3–2|
|37.||6 April 2018||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||Northern Ireland||1–0||7–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|39.||12 June 2018||Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen, Netherlands||Slovakia||1–0||1–0|
|40.||9 November 2018||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands||Switzerland||2-0||3–0|
* Note: Match not considered as an official friendly.
- Standard Liège
- BeNe Super Cup: Winner 2011
- FC Rosengård
- FC Barcelona
- UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award: Winner 2017
- The Best FIFA Women's Player: Winner 2017
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Player of the Tournament
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017: UEFA Team of the Tournament
- "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Lieke Martens". Soccer Way. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
- FIFA.com (23 October 2017). "Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens cap dream season at The Best FIFA Football Awards". FIFA.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- "Lieke Martens", Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (in Dutch), 2015. Retrieved on 7 June 2015.
- "Lieke Martens scoort tweemaal in BeNe Super Cup", Dagblad de Limburger (in Dutch), 2011.
- Markus Juchem, "Duisburg verpflichtet Lieke Martens", Womensoccer.de (in German), 2012.
- Hasselgren, Fredrik (22 April 2014). "Lieke Martens tillför touch och teknik". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 May 2014.
- Hardenberger, Martin (23 November 2015). "Rosengård värvar från rivalklubben" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
- "Lieke Martens, fourth signing for 2017/18 for Barça Women". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 12 July 2017.
- , Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (in Dutch).
- "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
- "New Zealand Women v Netherlands Women", BBC Sport, 2015. Retrieved on 7 June 2015.
- "Lieke Martens named player of the tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Ruime oefenzege Oranjevrouwen". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
- "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). nu.nl. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
- "Uefa Player of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens win awards". BBC Sport. 24 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
- "Cristiano, Zidane crowned The Best in London". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- Lieke Martens named player of the tournament
- Official UEFA Women's EURO 2017 Best Eleven
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lieke Martens.|
- Lieke Martens – FIFA competition record
- Lieke Martens – FIFA World Cup profile
- Lieke Martens – UEFA competition record
- Player German domestic football stats (in German) at DFB
- Lieke Martens at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish) (part 1)
- Lieke Martens at SvFF: Svenska Fotbollförbundet (in Swedish) (part 2)
- Profile at Onsoranje.nl (in Dutch)
- Profile at onsoranje.nl (in Dutch)
- Profile at vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl (in Dutch)
- Lieke Martens at Soccerway