Mandy van den Berg

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Mandy van den Berg
Personal information
Full name Mandy van den Berg
Date of birth (1990-08-26) 26 August 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Naaldwijk, Netherlands
Height 1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Number 2
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2012 ADO Den Haag 57 (7)
2012–2014 Vittsjö GIK 47 (3)
2015 LSK Kvinner FK 11 (0)
2016 Liverpool 10 (0)
2016–2017 Reading 6 (1)
2018– Valencia 23 (1)
National team
2010– Netherlands 90 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 5 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 15 December 2017

Mandy van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛndi vɑn dɛn bɛrx]; born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch football defender who plays for Primera División club Valencia and the Netherlands national team.[2] She formerly played club football in the Eredivisie Vrouwen for ADO Den Haag, for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan and for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien.

Club career[edit]

After spending three seasons in Sweden with Vittsjö, Van den Berg signed for LSK Kvinner of Lillestrøm, Norway in December 2014.[3]

LSK Kvinner secured a double in 2015, but Van den Berg left after one season to join English FA WSL club Liverpool.[4] She played 13 times for Liverpool, who finished fifth in WSL 1, then transferred to Reading at the end of the season.[5]

International career[edit]

Van den Berg began playing football aged six and was called up for the Netherlands Under-17 team while still at school in her native Naaldwijk.[6] After winning 22 caps at Under-19 level, Van den Berg debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team on 15 December 2010. She replaced captain Daphne Koster for the second half of a 3–1 win over Mexico during a friendly tournament in Brazil.[7]

National sports Roger Reijners named Van den Berg in his final squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[8] When she suffered knee ligament damage shortly before the tournament, Merel van Dongen was called up as a late replacement.[9]

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Van den Berg captained the Netherlands in their first ever appearance at the World Cup finals.[4]

Van den Berg also captained the team that won the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 tournament. She made 4 appearances for the team at the tournament; starting 2 group stage games and being used as a substitute in two knockout games.[10]

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[11]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 21 September 2011 TATA Steel Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands  Serbia 2–0 6–0 2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
2. 23 November 2013 Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Greece 7–0 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3. 5 April 2014 Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece  Greece 4–0 6–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
4. 2 March 2016 Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands   Switzerland 3–1 4–3 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
5. 6 March 2017 Lagos Municipal Stadium, Lagos, Portugal  Sweden 1–0 1–0 2017 Algarve Cup
6. 8 July 2017 Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Wales 5–0 5–0 Friendly



ADO Den Haag
LSK Kvinner




  1. ^ "List of Players – 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup" (PDF). Fédération Internationale de Football Association. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Lämnar Vittsjö för Norge" (in Swedish). 10 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Ladies sign Netherlands captain Van Den Berg". Liverpool F.C. 20 January 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Mandy van den Berg joins Reading Women from Liverpool Ladies". BBC Sport. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Mandy van den Berg droomt van het grote Oranje" (in Dutch). Het Hele Westland. 16 February 2006. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  7. ^ Maarten de Jong (24 December 2010). "EXCLUSIEF – Interview met Mandy van den Berg" (in Dutch). Voetbal Centraal. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  9. ^ Scholten, Berend (1 July 2013). "Van Dongen replaces Van den Berg for Oranje". UEFA. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". 14 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 December 2017.

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