|Association|| Royal Dutch Football Association |
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond)
|Head coach||Sarina Wiegman|
|Captain||Sari van Veenendaal|
|Most caps||Sherida Spitse (156)|
|Top scorer||Manon Melis (59)|
|Current|| 7 |
|Highest||7 (September 2017)|
|Lowest||20 (June 2008)|
(Hazebrouck, France; 17 April 1971)
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 22 August 1977)
(Zwolle, Netherlands; 29 October 2009)
(Borås, Sweden; 26 September 1981)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2015 )|
|Best result||Round of 16 (2015)|
|Appearances||3 (first in 2009 )|
|Best result||Winners (2017)|
|Website||OnsOranje.nl (in Dutch)|
The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch : Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.
The Royal Dutch Football Association is the governing body of football in Netherlands. It organises the main Dutch football leagues, the amateur leagues, the KNVB Cup, and the Dutch men's and women's national teams.
The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for association football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe, although several member states are primarily or entirely located in Asia. It is one of six continental confederations of world football's governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.
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 also played at the final tournament of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and reached thirteenth place.
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is an organization which describes itself as an international governing body of association football, fútsal, beach soccer, and eFootball. FIFA is responsible for the organization of football's major international tournaments, notably the World Cup which commenced in 1930 and the Women's World Cup which commenced in 1991.
The French women's national football team is directed by the French Football Federation (FFF). The team competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.
The 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, or just Women's Euro 2009, was played in Finland between August 23 and September 10, 2009. The host was appointed on July 11, 2006, in a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Berlin and the Finnish proposal won over the Dutch proposal.
The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses).Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of June 2018, the team is ranked number 9 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
Sarina Wiegman, also known as Sarina Wiegman-Glotzbach, is a Dutch former footballer and current head coach of the Netherlands women's national football team. She played as a central midfielder and, later in her career, as a defender. In 2001, she became the first Dutch footballer to gain 100 caps.
The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.
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.
Hazebrouck is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Hazebrouck in Flanders was a small market town before it became an important railway junction in the 1860s. West Flemish was the usual popular language used in the town until 1880. At that time French was taught at school by mandate of the French government in an effort to "Frenchify" the people of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais and to extinguish their Flemish roots. The development of the railways linked Hazebrouck to Lille to Calais and Dunkirk.
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 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.
The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
The England women's national football team has been governed by the Football Association (FA) since 1993, having been previously administered by the Women's Football Association (WFA). England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, England is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.
The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).
The team qualified for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and reached thirteenth place, after having lost their first match in the knockout stage to Japan.
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup was the seventh FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international women's football world championship tournament. The tournament was hosted by Canada for the first time and by a North American country for the third time. Matches were played in six cities across Canada in five time zones. The tournament began on 6 June 2015, and finished with the final on 5 July 2015 with a United States victory over Japan.
The Japan women's national football team, or Nadeshiko Japan (なでしこジャパン), represents Japan in association football and is run by the Japan Football Association (JFA). It is the most successful women's national team from the Asian Football Confederation. Its highest ranking in the FIFA Women's World Rankings is 3rd.
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, meaning they must now win the UEFA play-off in order to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Switzerland, Belgium and Denmark are the other teams in the play-off.
On 27 November 2014, the Netherlands women's national football team qualified to the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time.
|Netherlands's FIFA World Cup record|
|Did not qualify|
|Round of 16||13th of 24||4||1||1||2||3||4|
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|
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|
|1||8||7||0||1||22||4||+18||21||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup||—||2–1||1–0||4–1||6–1|
All times are CEST (UTC+2), as listed by UEFA.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
| Netherlands ||4–1||5 Oct||9 Oct|
| Belgium ||3–3 (a)||5 Oct||9 Oct|
| Netherlands ||2–0|
The following is a list of matches in 2018
|20 January 2018Friendly|| Spain ||2–0||Murcia, Spain|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: Pinatar Arena Football Center|
Referee: Marta Frias Acedo (Spain)
|28 February 2018 Algarve Cup – GS|| Japan ||2–6||Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal|
|15:40||Report||Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)|
|2 March 2018 Algarve Cup – GS|| Denmark ||2–3||VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António|
|18:30||Report||Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)|
|5 March 2018 Algarve Cup – GS|| Iceland ||0–0||Albufeira Municipal Stadium, Albufeira|
|15:40||Report||Referee: Jeong Oh-hyeon (South Korea)|
|7 March 2018 Algarve Cup – Final|| Netherlands ||Cancelled||Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal|
|6 April 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier|| Netherlands ||7–0||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven|
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
|10 April 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier|| Republic of Ireland ||0–2||Tallaght Stadium, Dublin|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|8 June 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier|| Northern Ireland ||0–5||Shamrock Park, Portadown|
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
|12 June 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier|| Netherlands ||1–0||Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen|
|20:00|| Martens ||Report||Attendance: 23,221|
Referee: María Dolores Martinez Madrona (Spain)
|4 September 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier|| Norway ||2–1||Intility Arena, Oslo|
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
|5 October 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off SF|| Netherlands ||2–0||Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda|
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|9 October 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off SF|| Denmark ||1–2||Viborg Stadium, Viborg|
|18:00|| Nadim ||Report||Attendance: 5374|
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
|9 November 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off Final|| Netherlands ||3–0||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht|
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)
The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying match against Denmark on 5 and 9 October 2018.
Caps and goals are current as of 9 October 2018 after match against and in
Head coach: Sarina Wiegman
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Sari van Veenendaal (captain)||3 April 1990||49||0|
|16||GK||Loes Geurts||12 January 1986||120||0|
|23||GK||Lize Kop||17 March 1998||0||0|
|2||DF||Desiree van Lunteren||30 December 1992||62||0|
|3||DF||Inessa Kaagman||17 April 1996||0||0|
|5||DF||Kika van Es||11 October 1991||50||0|
|15||DF||Siri Worm||20 April 1992||39||1|
|17||DF||Merel van Dongen||11 February 1993||19||1|
|18||DF||Danique Kerkdijk||1 May 1996||9||0|
|20||DF||Dominique Bloodworth||17 January 1995||37||0|
|22||DF||Liza van der Most||8 October 1993||12||0|
|4||MF||Kelly Zeeman||19 November 1993||24||0|
|6||MF||Anouk Dekker||15 November 1986||74||6|
|8||MF||Sherida Spitse||29 May 1990||153||28|
|10||MF||Daniëlle van de Donk||5 August 1991||82||12|
|12||MF||Jill Roord||22 April 1997||32||3|
|14||MF||Jackie Groenen||17 December 1994||40||2|
|7||FW||Shanice van de Sanden||2 October 1992||58||14|
|9||FW||Vivianne Miedema||15 July 1996||66||51|
|11||FW||Lieke Martens||16 December 1992||95||39|
|13||FW||Renate Jansen||7 December 1990||28||3|
|19||FW||Ellen Jansen||6 October 1992||12||1|
|21||FW||Lineth Beerensteyn||11 October 1996||31||9|
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||v. |
|GK||Jennifer Vreugdenhil||12 January 1995||1||0||v. |
|DF||Danique Kerkdijk||1 May 1996||7||0||v. |
|DF||Mandy van den Berg||26 August 1990||90||6||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|DF||Stefanie van der Gragt||16 August 1992||54||7||v. |
|MF||Sheila van den Bulk||6 April 1989||5||0||v. |
|MF||Vanity Lewerissa||1 April 1991||11||0||v. |
|MF||Myrthe Moorrees||12 December 1994||1||0||v. |
|MF||Marthe Munsterman||19 February 1993||2||0||v. |
|MF||Tessel Middag||23 December 1991||44||4||v. |
|FW||Katja Snoeijs||31 August 1996||0||0||v. |
|FW||Esmee de Graaf||17 August 1997||2||0||v. |
|FW||Marjolijn van den Bighelaar||28 November 1990||0||0||v. |
|FW||Sisca Folkertsma||21 May 1997||7||0||v. |
|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)|
Active players are highlighted in orange.
|1||Sherida Spitse||2006 –||159||30|
|7||Loes Geurts||2005 –||122||0|
On 11 March 2019
|2||Vivianne Miedema||2013 –||55||72||0,76|
|3||Lieke Martens||2011 –||40||100||0,40|
|5||Marjoke de Bakker||1979–1991||29||60||0,48|
|6||Sherida Spitse||2006 –||30||159||0,19|
|8||Kirsten van de Ven||2005–2016||18||86||0,21|
On 11 March 2019
|4||1979 – 1986, 1989 – 1991||46|
On 5 September 2018
|Abbreviation Key table|
|EC||European Championship (Women's Euro)|
|1984 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4||2–3, 5–0||2 / 4||Camper, Fortuin, De Haan, De Jong-Desaunois, Timisela, Timmer, De Visser|
|2–1, 0–2||De Bakker, Camper|
|2–2, 1–1||Camper, De Visser (2)|
|1987 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3||1–0, 5–3||2 / 4||Allott (4), De Bakker, Camper|
|0–2, 2–0||De Bakker, Vestjens|
|3–1, 3–0||Allott (2), De Bakker, Boogerd, Timisela (2)|
|1989 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2||0–0, 1–0||1 / 4||De Bakker|
|4–0, w/o||De Bakker (2), Timisela, Wiegman|
|1–0, 2–0||De Bakker, Timisela, De Winter|
|Quarter-finals||1–2, 0–3||De Bakker|
|1991 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1||2–0, 0–0||1 / 3||Vestjens (2)|
|6–0, 9–0||Baal, De Bakker (6), Geeris, Limbeek (2), Pauw, Timisela (2), Vestjens, Van Waarden|
|Quarter-finals||0–0, 0–1 ( a.e.t. )|
|1993 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5||3–0, 2–0||1 / 3||Geeris (3), Limbeek, Timisela|
|1–1, 0–0||Van der Ploeg|
|1995 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.8||1–2, 0–1||2 / 3||Leemans|
|2–0, 4–0||Van Dam (2), Keereweer, Limbeek, Noom, Roos|
|1997 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2 |
|0–2, 0–2||4 / 4|
|1–1, 1–0||Korbmacher, Van Waarden|
|1–1, 1–2||Korbmacher, Migchelsen|
|Relegation Play-off||2–1, 1–0||Kiesel-Griffioen, Timisela, Wiegman|
|1999 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3 |
|1–6, 0–0||3 / 4||Roos|
|0–1, 2–1||Noom (2)|
|1–0, 1–2||Migchelsen, Noom|
|2001 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1 |
|1–1, 1–2||4 / 4||Van Eyk, Smith|
|1–1, 1–2||Kiesel-Griffioen, Smith|
|Relegation Play-Off||3–0, 2–0||Kiesel-Griffioen, Muller, Noom, Torny (2)|
|2003 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4 |
|0–0, 1–4||3 / 4||Kiesel-Griffioen|
|1–2, 4–1||Burger, Muller, Noom, Ran, Smith|
|2005 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.2 |
|0–1 0–0||4 / 5|
|3–0, 3–0||De Boer, Koster, Melis, Muller, Torny, Van Veen|
|2007 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5 |
|1–0, 0–2||3 / 5||De Boer|
|1–0, 4–0||Delies, Demarteau, Louwaars, Smit (2)|
|5–0, 4–0||Delies, Hoogendijk, Louwaars (2), Smit, Smith, Stevens (3)|
|2009 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.4||1–5, 0–1||2 / 5||Torny|
|2–2, 1–1||Van Eijk, Melis (2)|
|2–1, 1–0||Melis (2), Smit|
|2–2, 3–0||Hoogendijk, Melis (3), Stevens|
|Play-Off||2–0, 2–0||Stevens (3), Van de Ven|
|Group Stage: Gr.A|
|2 / 4||Stevens, Van de Ven|
|Van de Ven|
|Quarter-finals||0–0 ( a.e.t. )(5–4 p )|
|Semi-finals||1–2 ( a.e.t. )||Pieëte|
|2011 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.1||0–3, 2–2||2 / 5||Dekker, Melis|
|13–1, 7–0||Hoogendijk, Kiesel-Griffioen (4), Koster, Melis (2), Meulen, Pieëte, De Ridder, Slegers, Smit (7), Spitse|
|1–1, 4–0||Melis (2), De Ridder, Slegers, Van de Ven|
|2–0, 1–0||Kiesel-Griffioen, Koster, Smit|
|2013 EC QS||Group Stage: Gr.6||6–0, 4–0||2 / 5||Van den Berg, Van de Donk, Hoogendijk, Martens, Melis (6)|
|3–0, 2–0||Melis, De Ridder, Smit, Spitse, Van de Ven|
|2–0, 3–1||Heuver, Melis, De Ridder, Van de Ven (2)|
|Group Stage: Gr.B|
|4 / 4|
|2015 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.5||4–0, 10–1||2 / 6||Bakker, Van den Heiligenberg, Martens (2), Melis (3), Slegers (6), + 1 o.g.|
|7–0, 3–2||Van den Berg, Dekker, Miedema (6), Slegers (2)|
|1–2, 2–0||Dekker, Van de Donk, Miedema|
|7–0, 6–0||Bakker, Van den Berg (2), Martens (2), Melis (2), Middag, Miedema (4), Spitse|
|1–1, 2–0||Miedema (2), Slegers|
|Play-Off Semifinal||2–1, 2–0||Martens (2), Melis (2)|
|Play-Off Final||1–1, 2–1||Miedema (3)|
|Group Stage: Gr.A|
|3 / 4||Martens|
|Van de Ven|
|Round of 16|
|Van de Ven|
|2016 OG QS||Single Round-robin|
|2 / 4||Van den Berg, Melis, Miedema, Van de Sanden|
|Group Stage: Gr.A|
|1 / 4||Van de Sanden|
|Van de Donk, Miedema, + 1 o.g.|
|Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse|
|2019 WC QS||Group Stage: Gr.3||1–0 (h), 1–2 (a)||2 / 5||Miedema (2)|
|5–0 (a), 1–0 (h)||Van der Gragt (2), Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse|
|0–0 (h), 2–0 (a)||Beerensteyn, Spitse|
|7–0 (h), 5–0 (a)||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)||Beerensteyn (3), Van de Sanden|
|Play-Off Final||3–0 (h), 1–1 (a)||Miedema (2), Martens, Spitse|
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