Loes Geurts

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Loes Geurts
Loes Geurts 2014 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Wûnseradiel, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Paris Saint-Germain
Number 16
Youth career
1994–1998 R.E.S.
1998–1999 Heerenveen
1999–2004 R.E.S.
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 Western Illinois
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FFC Heike Rheine 27 (0)
2007–2011 AZ 83 (0)
2011 Telstar 5 (0)
2012–2013 Vittsjö 43 (0)
2014–2016 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 32 (0)
2016– Paris Saint-Germain 2 (0)
National team
2005– Netherlands 112 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2016.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 25 January 2017

Loes Geurts (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlus ˈxøːrts];[2] born 12 January 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Paris Saint-Germain of the French Division 1 Féminine. Since making her international debut in 2005, Geurts has collected over 100 caps for the Netherlands women's national football team.[3] She kept goal for the Netherlands at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.

Club career[edit]

After playing American college soccer for Western Illinois Leathernecks, Geurts featured in the German Bundesliga with FFC Heike Rheine. She then returned to the Netherlands and played in the Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar and its successor Telstar. In 2012, she left Telstar for Sweden's Damallsvenskan and joined Vittsjö GIK.[4]

Geurts left Vittsjö after two seasons in November 2013. She signed for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, who were in the market for a goalkeeper following Kristin Hammarström's retirement.[5]

After four years played in Sweden, on 21 September 2016, it was announced she signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine.[6]

International career[edit]

On 20 August 2005, Geurts debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, playing a 4–0 defeat to Finland in Oulu.[7][8]

In 2006, Guerts was elevated to first choice goalkeeper for the Netherlands when Marleen Wissink retired.[9] Geurts played in every match as the Netherlands reached the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009.

In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Geurts in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[10]

Honours[edit]

AZ Alkmaar

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ In isolation, Geurts is pronounced [ˈɣøːrts].
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Newcomers Vittsjö sign Netherlands national team kepper. Wsoccernews
  5. ^ Höghäll, Marika (15 November 2013). "Vittsjö tappar sin landslagsmålvakt" (in Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Loes Geurts au Paris Saint-Germain" (in French). Paris Saint-Germain. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "Friezinnen in Oranje – Loes Geurts". Friese Voetballers. Retrieved 2011-10-09. 
  8. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 January 2017. 
  9. ^ "Loes Geurts". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 

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