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Netherlands women's national football team
|Association||Royal Dutch Football Association
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond)
|Head coach||Sarina Wiegman|
|Captain||Sari van Veenendaal|
|Most caps||Sherida Spitse (169)|
|Top scorer||Vivianne Miedema (61)|
|Current||3 5 (12 July 2019)|
|Highest||3 (July 2019)|
|Lowest||20 (June 2008)|
| France 4–0 Netherlands
(Hazebrouck, France; 17 April 1971)
| Netherlands 12–0 Israel
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 22 August 1977)
Netherlands 13–1 Macedonia
(Zwolle, Netherlands; 29 October 2009)
| Sweden 7–0 Netherlands
(Borås, Sweden; 26 September 1981)
|Appearances||2 (first in 2015)|
|Best result||Runners-up (2019)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Winners (2017)|
In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017. They have played at the final tournament of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, and reached thirteenth place. They have also played at the final tournament in the 2019 edition, losing 2-0 the final against the United States.
The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses). Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of July 2019, the team is ranked number 3 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
On 17 April 1971, the Dutch team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. The match took place in Hazebrouck, France and resulted in a 4–0 defeat for the Netherlands.
In 1980s and 1990s, the team failed to qualify for the final tournaments of UEFA's European Championship and later also for the FIFA's World Championship. The Royal Dutch Football Association began major investments into women's football in the 2000s, culminating in the establishment of the Women's Eredivisie in 2007 (which was merged with the Belgian league in 2012). The team qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 and reached third place together with Norway, after England (second place) and Germany (first place). The team again qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, but did not advance after the group stage.
In 2017, the Netherlands won their first major women's trophy, ending Germany's seemingly unbeatable reign over the UEFA Women's Championship and surprising friend and foe alike by winning the tournament on home soil, beating Denmark 4–2 in the final. The successful campaign in which Oranje managed to win all of their matches highly contributed to the popularity of women's football in the Netherlands.
In 2018, the Netherlands finished second in their UEFA Qualifying Group behind Norway. Therefore, they had to go through the UEFA play-off in order to qualify for the 2019 World Cup featuring the Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark are the other teams in the play-off.. The Netherlands beat Denmark 4-1 on aggregate in the play-off semi-finals before beating Switzerland 4-1 on aggregate in the play-off final to qualify.
FIFA World Cup
On 27 November 2014, the Netherlands national football team qualified to the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time. In 2019, they reached the Final and lost to the United States team.
|Netherlands's FIFA World Cup record|
|1991||Did not qualify|
|2015||Round of 16||13th||4||1||1||2||3||4|
- * Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
|FIFA Women's World Cup history|
|2015||Group stage||6 June||New Zealand||W 1–0||Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton|
|11 June||China PR||L 0–1|
|15 June||Canada||D 1–1||Olympic Stadium, Montreal|
|Round of 16||23 June||Japan||L 1–2||BC Place, Vancouver|
|2019||Group stage||11 June||New Zealand||W 1–0||Stade Océane, Le Havre|
|15 June||Cameroon||W 3–1||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|20 June||Canada||W 2–1||Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims|
|Round of 16||25 June||Japan||W 2–1||Roazhon Park, Rennes|
|Quarter-finals||29 June||Italy||W 2–0||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes|
|Semi-finals||3 July||Sweden||W 1–0 (aet)||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu|
|Final||7 July||United States||L 0–2||Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu|
|Netherlands's Olympic Games record|
|1996||Did not qualify|
UEFA European Championship
The Netherlands failed to qualify for the final tournament of the UEFA Women's Championship from 1984 to 2005. In 2009, the Dutch women's team qualified and reached third place. In 2013, they qualified again, but did not advance after the group stage. The Dutch women booked a major victory on the 2017 tournament: following a 4–2 victory over Denmark they became the new European champion. Furthermore, Lieke Martens was heralded as the best player of the tournament.
|Netherlands's UEFA European Championship record|
|1984**||Did not qualify|
- * Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
- ** Missing flag indicates no host country.
The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.
|1994||Did not enter|
|1996||Did not enter|
|1999||Did not enter|
- * Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
|1||Norway||8||7||0||1||22||4||+18||21||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup||—||2–1||1–0||4–1||6–1|
|3||Republic of Ireland||8||4||1||3||10||6||+4||13||0–2||0–2||—||4–0||2–1|
- Head-to-head results: Slovakia 1–3 Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland 0–1 Slovakia.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
Results and fixtures
The following is a list of matches in 2018 and 2019
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Sari van Veenendaal (captain)||3 April 1990||60||0||Atlético Madrid|
|16||GK||Lize Kop||17 March 1998||1||0||Ajax|
|23||GK||Loes Geurts||12 January 1986||123||0||Göteborg|
|2||DF||Desiree van Lunteren||30 December 1992||78||0||Freiburg|
|3||DF||Stefanie van der Gragt||16 August 1992||61||8||Barcelona|
|4||DF||Merel van Dongen||11 February 1993||33||1||Real Betis|
|5||DF||Kika van Es||11 October 1991||61||0||Ajax|
|6||DF||Anouk Dekker||15 November 1986||81||7||Montpellier|
|18||DF||Danique Kerkdijk||1 May 1996||14||0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
|20||DF||Dominique Bloodworth||17 January 1995||54||1||VfL Wolfsburg|
|22||DF||Liza van der Most||8 October 1993||13||0||Ajax|
|8||MF||Sherida Spitse||29 May 1990||169||30||Vålerenga|
|10||MF||Daniëlle van de Donk||5 August 1991||96||16||Arsenal|
|12||MF||Victoria Pelova||3 June 1999||3||0||Ajax|
|14||MF||Jackie Groenen||17 December 1994||54||3||Manchester United|
|15||MF||Inessa Kaagman||17 April 1996||2||0||Everton|
|19||MF||Jill Roord||22 April 1997||48||4||Arsenal|
|7||FW||Shanice van de Sanden||2 October 1992||71||17||Lyon|
|9||FW||Vivianne Miedema||15 July 1996||82||61||Arsenal|
|11||FW||Lieke Martens||16 December 1992||110||44||Barcelona|
|13||FW||Renate Jansen||7 December 1990||37||3||Twente|
|17||FW||Ellen Jansen||6 October 1992||14||1||Ajax|
|21||FW||Lineth Beerensteyn||11 October 1996||47||10||Bayern Munich|
The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.
This list may be incomplete.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Barbara Lorsheyd||26 March 1991||0||0||Den Haag||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
|GK||Jennifer Vreugdenhil||12 January 1995||1||0||Valencia||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
|DF||Aniek Nouwen||9 March 1999||2||0||PSV||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup PRE|
|DF||Siri Worm||20 April 1992||39||1||Tottenham Hotspur||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
|MF||Cheyenne van den Goorbergh||6 September 1997||1||1||Twente||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
|MF||Kelly Zeeman||19 November 1993||24||0||Ajax||v. Denmark, 9 October 2018|
|MF||Tessel Middag||23 December 1991||44||4||West Ham United||v. Slovakia, 12 June 2018|
|FW||Katja Snoeijs||31 August 1996||0||0||PSV||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
|FW||Ashleigh Weerden||7 June 1999||0||0||Twente||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup SBY|
- PRE: Preliminary squad
- SBY: Stand-by list
|Sarina Wiegman||Head Coach|
|Michel Kreek||Assistant Coach|
|Arjan Veurink||Assistant Coach|
|Niels de Vries||Exercise Physiologist|
|Lonneke Robben-van der Wegen||Psychologist|
|Sonja van Geerenstein||Team Manager|
|Judith Bloem||Video Analyst|
|Marleen Wissink||Head Scout|
|1977–1978||Ruud de Groot|||
|1979–1987||Bert van Lingen|||
|1987||Nick Labohm||coached in one match (3–1 defeat to West Germany on 1 April 1987)|||
|1987||Dick Advocaat||coached in one match (0–0 against Norway on 23 May 1987)|||
|1989–1992||Bert van Lingen||second spell as coach (first spell from 1979 to 1987)|||
|2001||Andries Jonker||interim coach|||
|2001–2004||Frans de Kat|||
|2004||Remy Reynierse||interim coach|||
|2010||Ed Engelkes||interim coach|||
|2015||Sarina Wiegman||interim coach|||
|2015–2016||Arjan van der Laan|||
|2016–2017||Sarina Wiegman||second spell as interim coach (first spell in 2015)|||
Current players are highlighted in orange.
Most capped games
|1||Sherida Spitse||2006 – present||168||30|
|7||Loes Geurts||2005 – present||123||0|
|8||Lieke Martens||2011 – present||109||44|
As of 3 July 2019
|1||Vivianne Miedema||2013 – present||61||81||0,75|
|2||Manon Melis||2005 – 2016||59||136||0,43|
|3||Lieke Martens||2011 – present||44||109||0,40|
|4||Sylvia Smit||2004 – 2013||30||106||0,28|
|Sherida Spitse||2006 – present||30||168||0,18|
|6||Marjoke de Bakker||1979 – 1991||29||60||0,48|
|7||Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen||1995 – 2011||19||156||0,12|
|8||Kirsten van de Ven||2005 – 2016||18||86||0,21|
|9||Shanice van de Sanden||2008 - present||17||70||0,24|
|10||Karin Stevens||2006 – 2009||16||35||0,46|
|Miranda Noom||1994 – 2002||77||0,21|
|Daniëlle van de Donk||2010 - present||16||95||0,17|
As of 3 July 2019
|4||Sarina Wiegman||2017 – present||47|
|5||Bert van Lingen||1979 – 1986, 1989 – 1991||46|
|6||Frans de Kat||2001–2004||27|
|8||Arjan van der Laan||2015–2016||16|
|10||Ruud de Groot||1977–1978||8|
As of 3 July 2019
Overall official record
- All results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
- Goal scorers are sorted alphabetically.
- Colors gold, silver, and bronze indicate first-, second-, and third-place finishes.
|Abbreviation Key table|
|EC||European Championship (Women's Euro)|
|1984 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4||2–3, 5–0||Belgium||2 / 4||Camper, Fortuin, De Haan, De Jong-Desaunois, Timisela, Timmer, De Visser|
|2–1, 0–2||Denmark||De Bakker, Camper|
|2–2, 1–1||West Germany||Camper, De Visser (2)|
|1987 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3||1–0, 5–3||France||2 / 4||Allott (4), De Bakker, Camper|
|0–2, 2–0||Sweden||De Bakker, Vestjens|
|3–1, 3–0||Belgium||Allott (2), De Bakker, Boogerd, Timisela (2)|
|1989 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2||0–0, 1–0||Sweden||1 / 4||De Bakker|
|4–0, w/o||Scotland||De Bakker (2), Timisela, Wiegman|
|1–0, 2–0||Ireland||De Bakker, Timisela, De Winter|
|Quarter-finals||1–2, 0–3||Norway||De Bakker|
|1991 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1||2–0, 0–0||Ireland||1 / 3||Vestjens (2)|
|6–0, 9–0||Northern Ireland||Baal, De Bakker (6), Geeris, Limbeek (2), Pauw, Timisela (2), Vestjens, Van Waarden|
|Quarter-finals||0–0, 0–1 (a.e.t.)||Denmark|
|1993 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5||3–0, 2–0||Greece||1 / 3||Geeris (3), Limbeek, Timisela|
|1–1, 0–0||Romania||Van der Ploeg|
|1995 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.8||1–2, 0–1||Iceland||2 / 3||Leemans|
|2–0, 4–0||Greece||Van Dam (2), Keereweer, Limbeek, Noom, Roos|
|1997 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2
|0–2, 0–2||Iceland||4 / 4|
|1–1, 1–0||Russia||Korbmacher, Van Waarden|
|1–1, 1–2||France||Korbmacher, Migchelsen|
|Relegation Play-off||2–1, 1–0||Czech Republic||Kiesel-Griffioen, Timisela, Wiegman|
|1999 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3
|1–6, 0–0||Norway||3 / 4||Roos|
|0–1, 2–1||England||Noom (2)|
|1–0, 1–2||Germany||Migchelsen, Noom|
|2001 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1
|1–1, 1–2||France||4 / 4||Van Eyk, Smith|
|1–1, 1–2||Spain||Kiesel-Griffioen, Smith|
|Relegation Play-Off||3–0, 2–0||Hungary||Kiesel-Griffioen, Muller, Noom, Torny (2)|
|2003 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4
|0–0, 1–4||England||3 / 4||Kiesel-Griffioen|
|1–2, 4–1||Portugal||Burger, Muller, Noom, Ran, Smith|
|2005 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2
|0–1 0–0||Spain||4 / 5|
|3–0, 3–0||Belgium||De Boer, Koster, Melis, Muller, Torny, Van Veen|
|2007 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5
|1–0, 0–2||France||3 / 5||De Boer|
|1–0, 4–0||Austria||Delies, Demarteau, Louwaars, Smit (2)|
|5–0, 4–0||Hungary||Delies, Hoogendijk, Louwaars (2), Smit, Smith, Stevens (3)|
|2009 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4||1–5, 0–1||Germany||2 / 5||Torny|
|2–2, 1–1||Switzerland||Van Eijk, Melis (2)|
|2–1, 1–0||Wales||Melis (2), Smit|
|2–2, 3–0||Belgium||Hoogendijk, Melis (3), Stevens|
|Play-Off||2–0, 2–0||Spain||Stevens (3), Van de Ven|
|2009 EC||Group Stage: Gr.A||
|Ukraine||2 / 4||Stevens, Van de Ven|
|Finland||Van de Ven|
|Quarter-finals||0–0 (a.e.t.) (5–4 p)||France|
|2011 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1||0–3, 2–2||Norway||2 / 5||Dekker, Melis|
|13–1, 7–0||Macedonia||Hoogendijk, Kiesel-Griffioen (4), Koster, Melis (2), Meulen, Pieëte, De Ridder, Slegers, Smit (7), Spitse|
|1–1, 4–0||Belarus||Melis (2), De Ridder, Slegers, Van de Ven|
|2–0, 1–0||Slovakia||Kiesel-Griffioen, Koster, Smit|
|2013 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.6||6–0, 4–0||Serbia||2 / 5||Van den Berg, Van de Donk, Hoogendijk, Martens, Melis (6)|
|3–0, 2–0||Croatia||Melis, De Ridder, Smit, Spitse, Van de Ven|
|2–0, 3–1||Slovenia||Heuver, Melis, De Ridder, Van de Ven (2)|
|2013 EC||Group Stage: Gr.B||
|Germany||4 / 4|
|2015 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5||4–0, 10–1||Albania||2 / 6||Bakker, Van den Heiligenberg, Martens (2), Melis (3), Slegers (6), + 1 o.g.|
|7–0, 3–2||Portugal||Van den Berg, Dekker, Miedema (6), Slegers (2)|
|1–2, 2–0||Norway||Dekker, Van de Donk, Miedema|
|7–0, 6–0||Greece||Bakker, Van den Berg (2), Martens (2), Melis (2), Middag, Miedema (4), Spitse|
|1–1, 2–0||Belgium||Miedema (2), Slegers|
|Play-Off Semifinal||2–1, 2–0||Scotland||Martens (2), Melis (2)|
|Play-Off Final||1–1, 2–1||Italy||Miedema (3)|
|2015 WC||Group Stage: Gr.A||
|New Zealand||3 / 4||Martens|
|Canada||Van de Ven|
|Round of 16||
|Japan||Van de Ven|
|2016 OG QS||Single Round-robin||
|Switzerland||2 / 4||Van den Berg, Melis, Miedema, Van de Sanden|
|2017 EC||Group Stage: Gr.A||
|Norway||1 / 4||Van de Sanden|
|England||Van de Donk, Miedema, + 1 o.g.|
|Denmark||Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse|
|2019 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3||1–0 (h), 1–2 (a)||Norway||2 / 5||Miedema (2)|
|5–0 (a), 1–0 (h)||Slovakia||Van der Gragt (2), Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse|
|0–0 (h), 2–0 (a)||Ireland||Beerensteyn, Spitse|
|7–0 (h), 5–0 (a)||Northern Ireland||Beerensteyn, Van de Donk, Groenen, Martens (2), Miedema, Van de Sanden (2), Spitse (3), + 1 o.g.|
|Play-Off Semifinal||2–0 (h), 2–1 (a)||Denmark||Beerensteyn (3), Van de Sanden|
|Play-Off Final||3–0 (h), 1–1 (a)||Switzerland||Miedema (2), Martens, Spitse|
|2019 WC||Group Stage: Gr.E||
|New Zealand||1 / 4||Roord|
|Cameroon||Miedema (2), Bloodworth|
|Round of 16||
|Italy women's national football team||Miedema, Van der Gragt|
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- Netherlands women's national under-19 football team
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