Vivianne Miedema

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Vivianne Miedema
Vivianne Miedema beim Aufwaermen BL FCB gg. SGS Essen Muenchen-1 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema[1]
Date of birth (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2009 HZVV
2009–2011 VV de Weide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 SC Heerenveen 69 (78)
2014–2017 Bayern Munich 61 (35)
2017– Arsenal 47 (39)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U15 9 (10)
2010–2012 Netherlands U16 11 (4)
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 11 (22)
2013 Netherlands U19 10 (7)
2013– Netherlands 82 (61)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019 (UTC)[3]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2019[2]

Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt ˈmidəmaː]; born 15 July 1996), commonly known as Vivianne Miedema ([viviˈjɑnə]), is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team.[4] She has scored more goals at international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women’s and men’s teams.

Club career[edit]

Miedema signed for SC Heerenveen at 14 and made her senior debut at 15, reportedly becoming the youngest ever player in the Eredivisie Vrouwen.[5] Her 39 goals for Heerenveen in the 2013–14 BeNe League won her the top-scorer award.[6]

Miedema signed a contract with Bayern Munich in June 2014.[7] In 2014–15, she was part of a young Bayern team who remained unbeaten in the Bundesliga and won the title for the first time since 1976.[8]

In May 2017, Miedema went on to sign and thus link up with English club Arsenal.[9] On 29 October, Vivianne scored her first goal in England for Arsenal in the match with Everton on 23rd minute.

Miedema scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Liverpool, 5–0, in the first match of the 2018–19 season.[10] She brought her goals tally into double-digits with a brace against Bristol City in a 4–0 Arsenal victory.[11]

International career[edit]

On 26 September 2013 coach Roger Reijners gave Miedema her debut for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, in a 4–0 win against Albania.[2] At the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she was vital for the Dutch success, her six goals in the tournament guided the Netherlands to the title.[12] She was the tournament top scorer and also collected the Golden Player awarded to the best player of the tournament.[13]

In October 2014 Miedema played a key role in the Netherlands' World Cup qualification play-off victory over Scotland. In the first leg at Tynecastle Stadium she stung the palms of Gemma Fay with a rasping drive which was prodded home by Lieke Martens. Then she casually shrugged off burly centre-half Jennifer Beattie only to be crudely upended by Frankie Brown inside the box. Manon Melis dispatched the resultant penalty to leave the Dutch firmly in the driving seat ahead of the second leg in Rotterdam.[14]

In the final qualification play-off versus Italy, Miedema scored all of the Dutch goals as the Netherlands won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1] She finished as the overall top-scorer in the qualification campaign with 16 goals.[12] Coach Reijners praised Miedema's "killer instinct".[5] Despite being still in her teens, she was widely proclaimed "the most gifted striker in Europe" ahead of the Netherlands' first ever FIFA Women's World Cup appearance.[15]

At the 2017 UEFA Women's European Championship she went on to prove her worth when it mattered the most, scoring a winning goal in the semi-final against England. Miedema also netted two goals in the final against Denmark of which was enough to secure the first ever Euro title for the Dutch.[16] After the tournament the whole team was honoured by the Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Sport Edith Schippers and made Knights of the Order of Orange-Nassau.[17]

Miedema was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.[18]

On 15 June 2019 she became the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands women's national football team after scoring her 60th goal in a 3–1 win against Cameroon at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[19] She passed the record held by Manon Melis and moved even further ahead of the men's team leading scorer, Robin van Persie.[20] She scored the opening goals in the Netherlands' 2–0 quarter-final victory over Italy.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Miedema grew up as a Feyenoord supporter and modelled her game on Robin van Persie. As she is Dutch and wore number 10 for Bayern Munich, she has been compared to Arjen Robben.[12] Miedema lives 30 minutes north of London with her girlfriend, Arsenal teammate and Scotland International, Lisa Evans.[22][23][24][25][26]

Career statistics[edit]

Playing for Bayern Munich in 2015
As of 21 June 2019
Season Club Competition League Cups International Cups Total
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
2011/12 Netherlands SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 17 10 2 2 19 12
2012/13 BeNe League 26 27 2 2 28 29
2013/14 26 41 1 1 27 42
Club total 69 78 5 5 0 0 74 83
2014/15 Germany Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17 7 2 1 19 8
2015/16 22 14 4 4 2 0 28 18
2016/17 22 14 3 4 6 8 31 26
Club total 61 35 9 9 8 8 78 52
2017/18 England Arsenal Super League 11 4 8 4 19 8
2018/19 20 22 8 9 28 31
Club total 31 26 16 13 0 0 47 39
Career total 161 139 30 27 8 8 199 174

International goals[edit]

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[2]

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Bayern Munich

Arsenal

International[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Vivianne Miedema profile". Arsenal. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Netherlands - V. Miedema - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Women Soccerway". uk.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Vivianne Miedema: Der nächste Superstar?" (in German). Sportschau. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Star of 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  7. ^ "FC Bayern verpflichtet Vivianne Miedema und Katie Stengel". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Vivianne Miedema kampioen met Bayern München" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Vivianne Miedema: Bayern Munich striker joins Arsenal Ladies". BBC.com.
  10. ^ "WSL: Arsenal Women beat Liverpool Women 5–0 as Vivianne Miedema stars". BBC Sport. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Women's Super League: Bristol City Women 0–4 Arsenal Women". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Miedema: I play very differently to Robben". FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  13. ^ "UEFA.com Golden Player 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA.com.
  14. ^ "Scotland 1–2 Netherlands: Little penalty gives Scots World Cup hope". STV. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  15. ^ Taylor, Louise (5 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015: 10 players to watch". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Miedema fires Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory". Goal.com.
  17. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)". NOS.nl.
  18. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Recordhouder Miedema na dubbelslag: 'Blij dat ik dit aan het team kan geven' (in Dutch)". NOS.nl.
  20. ^ van Warmerdam, Hidde; Reedijk, Tim (18 June 2019). "Miedema: Zonde dat Van Persie niet nog tien jaar voetbalt" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Dutch head into World Cup semis after 2-0 win over Italy". Euronews. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  22. ^ Bosgraaf, Mirjam (24 May 2019). "Het leukste van Londen, getipt door Vivianne Miedema". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  23. ^ WePlayStrong (22 March 2019), Check out this Arsenal football star's apartment! #WhySoSerious, retrieved 7 July 2019
  24. ^ "Lisa Evans vriendin van Vivianne Miedema". Spelersvrouw.nl (in Dutch). 29 April 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  25. ^ roleofimagination (2 June 2019), Vivianne Miedema - NOS Jeugdjournaal (English subtitles), retrieved 7 July 2019
  26. ^ Dodge, Sam (7 July 2019). "Lisa Evans, Vivianne Miedema's Girlfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  27. ^ "The London Football Awards 2019 – Celebrating the very best of London Football". londonfootballawards.org. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  28. ^ "The PFA". www.thepfa.com. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  29. ^ Evening Standard (28 April 2019), PFA Awards 2019 live stream | Van Dijk wins POTY, retrieved 7 July 2019

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