Martens in 2019
|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 27 October 2020 (UTC)
Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens [ˈlikə ʔeːˈlisaːbɛt peːtroːˈnɛlaː ˈmɑrtəns]; born 16 December 1992), is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for FC Barcelona Femení and the Netherlands women's national team. In 2017, she was named UEFA Women's Player of the Year and FIFA Women's Player of the Year In 2018, Forbes ranked her Number 22 in their "Most Powerful Women in International Sports" list.(Dutch pronunciation:
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).
Martens was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, despite the fact that her large toe was injured. She scored both Dutch goals in a 2–1 victory over Japan in the round of 16, the second from a controversial VAR-awarded penalty.
- 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|
|41.||5 April 2019||GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands||Mexico||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|42.||9 April 2019||AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Netherlands||Chile||2–0||7–0|
|43.||25 June 2019||Roazhon Park, Rennes, France||Japan||1–0||2–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|45.||10 March 2020||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France||France||3–2||3–3||2020 Tournoi de France|
|46.||27 October 2020||Stadiumi Fadil Vokrri, Pristina, Kosovo||Kosovo||3–0||6–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying|
* Note: Match not considered as an official friendly.
- Standard Liège
- BeNe Super Cup: Winner 2011
- FC Rosengård
- FC Barcelona
- Primera División: Winner, 2019–20
- UEFA Women's Champions League: Runner-up, 2018–19
- Copa de la Reina de Fútbol: Winner, 2018
- Supercopa Femenina: Winner, 2020
- Copa Catalunya: Winner, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Ballon d'Or: 2017
- UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award: 2017
- The Best FIFA Women's Player: 2017
- FIFPro World XI: 2017
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017: Player of the Tournament
- UEFA Women's Euro 2017: UEFA Team of the Tournament
- The 100 Best Female Footballers In The World Winner: 2017
- "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Lieke Martens". Soccerway. 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.
- Alana Glass (27 March 2018). "The Most Powerful Women In International Sports 2018". Forbes.
- "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.
- "Zaragoza vs. Barcelona – 3 September 2017 – Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- "Barcelona vs. Santa Teresa – 30 September 2017 – Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- "Olympique Lyonnais vs. Barcelona – 18 May 2019 – Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- , 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.
- "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
- "Dutch star Martens hopes to make final despite injury". Reuters. 4 July 2019.
- Chowdhury, Saj (25 June 2019). "Lieke Martens' penalty sends Netherlands through 2–1". BBC Sport. Retrieved 27 June 2019.
- "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
- "The Top 100 Women's Footballers of 2017 – Results". The Offside Rule. 11 December 2017.
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- 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 Elisabeth Petronella Martens at SvFF (in Swedish) (archive)
- Profile at Onsoranje.nl (in Dutch)
- Profile at onsoranje.nl (in Dutch)
- Profile at vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl (in Dutch)
- Lieke Martens at Soccerway