Lieke Martens

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Lieke Martens
Lieke Martens 2012 1.jpg
Lieke Martens in 2012
Personal information
Full name Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens[1]
Date of birth (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 25)
Place of birth Bergen, Netherlands
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
FC Barcelona
Number 22
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2010 Heerenveen 18 (2)
2010–2011 VVV-Venlo 20 (9)
2011–2012 Standard Liège 25 (17)
2012–2014 Duisburg 30 (7)
2014–2015 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 37 (12)
2016–2017 FC Rosengård 29 (20)
2017– FC Barcelona 20 (8)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U-19 27 (8)
2011– Netherlands 93 (39)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 8 March 2018[2]
‡ 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.[3]

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.

Early life[edit]

Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens was born on 16 December 1992 in Bergen in the north of the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands.[4]

Club career[edit]

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.[5]

She played for German Bundesliga club FCR 2001 Duisburg from 2012 to 2014.[6]

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.[7]

In November 2015 it was announced that Martens had left Göteborg, transferring to Damallsenskan champions FC Rosengård on a one-year contract.[8]

She signed for FC Barcelona on 12 July 2017.[9]

International career[edit]

Martens playing in the UEFA Women's Euro 2013

Martens was the top scorer of the 2010 U-19 Euro, tied at four goals with Turid Knaak. In August 2011 she played her first game for the senior national team, in a friendly match against China.[10]

In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Martens in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[11] She scored the Netherlands' first ever World Cup goal at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[12]

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).[13]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[14]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
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
7. 2–1
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 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
10. 5–0
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 2014 Cyprus Cup
13. 3–1
14. 10 April 2014 Stadion De Braak, Helmond, Netherlands  Albania 6–1 10–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
15. 8–1
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 Friendly
20. 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
23. 8–0
24. 29 November 2015 Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands  Japan 1–0 3–1 Friendly
25. 22 January 2016 Limak Arcadia Atlantis Football Center, Belek, Turkey  Denmark 1–0 2–0 Friendly
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 Friendly
29. 13 June 2017 De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands  Austria 3–0 3–0 Friendly
30. 8 July 2017 Sparta-Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Wales 1–0 5–0 Friendly
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
35. 6–1
36. 3 March 2018 VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Denmark 2–2 3–2 2018 Algarve Cup
37. 6 April 2018 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Northern Ireland 1–0 7–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
38. 2–0
39. 12 June 2018 Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen, Netherlands  Slovakia 1–0 1–0

* Note: Match not considered as an official friendly.[15]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Standard Liège
FC Rosengård
FC Barcelona

International[edit]

Netherlands

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lieke Martens". Soccer Way. Retrieved 22 October 2017. 
  3. ^ FIFA.com (2017-10-23). "Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens cap dream season at The Best FIFA Football Awards". FIFA.com. Retrieved 2017-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Lieke Martens", Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (in Dutch), 2015. Retrieved on 7 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Lieke Martens scoort tweemaal in BeNe Super Cup", Dagblad de Limburger (in Dutch), 2011.
  6. ^ Markus Juchem, "Duisburg verpflichtet Lieke Martens", Womensoccer.de (in German), 2012.
  7. ^ Hasselgren, Fredrik (22 April 2014). "Lieke Martens tillför touch och teknik". Damfotboll.com (in Swedish). Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  8. ^ Hardenberger, Martin (23 November 2015). "Rosengård värvar från rivalklubben" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 30 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Lieke Martens, fourth signing for 2017/18 for Barça Women". FC Barcelona. Retrieved 12 July 2017. 
  10. ^ [1], Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (in Dutch).
  11. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  12. ^ "New Zealand Women v Netherlands Women", BBC Sport, 2015. Retrieved on 7 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Lieke Martens named player of the tournament". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  14. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  15. ^ "Ruime oefenzege Oranjevrouwen". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  16. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). nu.nl. Retrieved 7 March 2018. 
  17. ^ "Uefa Player of the Year: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lieke Martens win awards". BBC Sport. 2017-08-24. Retrieved 2017-08-24. 
  18. ^ "Cristiano, Zidane crowned The Best in London". FIFA.com. Fédération Internationale de Football Association. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 
  19. ^ Lieke Martens named player of the tournament
  20. ^ Official UEFA Women's EURO 2017 Best Eleven

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