Netherlands women's national football team

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Netherlands
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Nickname(s) Oranje (Orange)
Leeuwinnen (Lionesses) [1]
Association Royal Dutch Football Association
(Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbalbond)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mark Parsons
Captain Sari van Veenendaal
Most caps Sherida Spitse (188)
Top scorer Vivianne Miedema (83)
FIFA code NED
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
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Highest3 [2] (July 2019)
Lowest20 [2] (June 2008)
First international
Flag of France.svg  France 4–0 Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg
(Hazebrouck, France; 17 April 1971) [3]
Biggest win
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 12–0 Israel  Flag of Israel.svg
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 22 August 1977)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 13–1 Macedonia  Flag of North Macedonia.svg
(Zwolle, Netherlands; 29 October 2009)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 7–0 Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg
(Borås, Sweden; 26 September 1981)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2015 )
Best resultRunners-up (2019)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009 )
Best resultWinners (2017)
Netherlands women's national football team in May 2014 Netherlands womens national football team May 2014.jpg
Netherlands women's national football team in May 2014

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.

In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. [4] They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017 as hosts. They played at the final tournament of the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2015, and finished in thirteenth place. The Netherlands reached the final of the 2019 edition of the World Cup, losing 2–0 against the United States.

The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses). [1] Mark Parsons has been head coach since the conclusion of the 2020 Summer Olympics. As of June 2021, the team is ranked number 4 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

History

On 17 April 1971, the Dutch team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. [4] The match took place in Hazebrouck, France and resulted in a 4–0 defeat for the Netherlands. [5]

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. [5] 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). [6] [7] The team qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 and reached third place together with Norway, behind England (second place) and Germany (first place). [8] The team again qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, but did not advance after the group stage. [9]

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. [10]

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. [11] 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. [12]

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. [13] 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. [14] In the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, the Netherlands had another strong performance, reaching the finals before losing 2-0 to the United States.

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Nicknames

The Netherlands women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Oranje (Orange)" or "Leeuwinnen (Lionesses)" [1] .

FIFA world rankings

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Overall official record

Abbreviation Key table
EC European Championship (Women's Euro)
WC World Cup
OG Olympic Games
QSQualification stage/tournament
CompetitionStageResultOpponentPositionScorers
1984 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.4 2–3, 5–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 2 / 4 Camper, Fortuin, De Haan, De Jong-Desaunois, Timisela, Timmer, De Visser
2–1, 0–2 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark De Bakker, Camper
2–2, 1–1 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany Camper, De Visser (2)
1987 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.3 1–0, 5–3 Flag of France.svg France 2 / 4 Allott (4), De Bakker, Camper
0–2, 2–0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden De Bakker, Vestjens
3–1, 3–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Allott (2), De Bakker, Boogerd, Timisela (2)
1989 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2 0–0, 1–0 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 1 / 4 De Bakker
4–0, w/o Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland De Bakker (2), Timisela, Wiegman
1–0, 2–0 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland De Bakker, Timisela, De Winter
Quarter-finals 1–2, 0–3 Flag of Norway.svg Norway De Bakker
1991 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.1 2–0, 0–0 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland 1 / 3 Vestjens (2)
6–0, 9–0 Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland Baal, De Bakker (6), Geeris, Limbeek (2), Pauw, Timisela (2), Vestjens, Van Waarden
Quarter-finals 0–0,
0–1 ( a.e.t. )
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
1993 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.5 3–0, 2–0 Flag of Greece.svg Greece 1 / 3 Geeris (3), Limbeek, Timisela
1–1, 0–0 Flag of Romania.svg Romania Van der Ploeg
Quarter-finals 0–3, 0–3 Flag of Norway.svg Norway
1995 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.8 1–2, 0–1 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 2 / 3 Leemans
2–0, 4–0 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Van Dam (2), Keereweer, Limbeek, Noom, Roos
1997 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2
(Class A)
0–2, 0–2 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 4 / 4
1–1, 1–0 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Korbmacher, Van Waarden
1–1, 1–2 Flag of France.svg France Korbmacher, Migchelsen
Relegation Play-off 2–1, 1–0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Kiesel-Griffioen, Timisela, Wiegman
1999 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.3
(Class A)
1–6, 0–0 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 3 / 4 Roos
0–1, 2–1 Flag of England.svg England Noom (2)
1–0, 1–2 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Migchelsen, Noom
2001 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.1
(Class A)
1–1, 1–2 Flag of France.svg France 4 / 4 Van Eyk, Smith
1–1, 1–2 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Kiesel-Griffioen, Smith
1–1, 0–3 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Smith
Relegation Play-Off 3–0, 2–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Kiesel-Griffioen, Muller, Noom, Torny (2)
2003 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.4
(Class A)
0–0, 1–4 Flag of England.svg England 3 / 4 Kiesel-Griffioen
0–3, 0–6 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1–2, 4–1 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Burger, Muller, Noom, Ran, Smith
2005 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.2
(Class A)
0–1 0–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 4 / 5
0–2, 0–2 Flag of Norway.svg Norway
0–3, 1–5 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Ran
3–0, 3–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium De Boer, Koster, Melis, Muller, Torny, Van Veen
2007 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.5
(Class A)
1–0, 0–2 Flag of France.svg France 3 / 5 De Boer
1–0, 4–0 Flag of Austria.svg Austria Delies, Demarteau, Louwaars, Smit (2)
0–1, 0–4 Flag of England.svg England
5–0, 4–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary Delies, Hoogendijk, Louwaars (2), Smit, Smith, Stevens (3)
2009 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.4 1–5, 0–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 2 / 5 Torny
2–2, 1–1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Van Eijk, Melis (2)
2–1, 1–0 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales Melis (2), Smit
2–2, 3–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Hoogendijk, Melis (3), Stevens
Play-Off 2–0, 2–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Stevens (3), Van de Ven
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 EC Group Stage: Gr.A
2–0
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 2 / 4 Stevens, Van de Ven
1–2
Flag of Finland.svg Finland Van de Ven
2–1
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Melis, Smit
Quarter-finals 0–0 ( a.e.t. )(5–4 p ) Flag of France.svg France
Semi-finals 1–2 ( a.e.t. ) Flag of England.svg England Pieëte
2011 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.1 0–3, 2–2 Flag of Norway.svg Norway 2 / 5 Dekker, Melis
13–1, 7–0 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia Hoogendijk, Kiesel-Griffioen (4), Koster, Melis (2), Meulen, Pieëte, De Ridder, Slegers, Smit (7), Spitse
1–1, 4–0 Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Belarus Melis (2), De Ridder, Slegers, Van de Ven
2–0, 1–0 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Kiesel-Griffioen, Koster, Smit
2013 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.6 6–0, 4–0 Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia 2 / 5 Van den Berg, Van de Donk, Hoogendijk, Martens, Melis (6)
3–0, 2–0 Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia Melis, De Ridder, Smit, Spitse, Van de Ven
0–0, 0–1 Flag of England.svg England
2–0, 3–1 Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Heuver, Melis, De Ridder, Van de Ven (2)
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 EC Group Stage: Gr.B
0–0
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 4 / 4
0–1
Flag of Norway.svg Norway
0–1
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
2015 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.5 4–0, 10–1 Flag of Albania.svg Albania 2 / 6 Bakker, Van den Heiligenberg, Martens (2), Melis (3), Slegers (6), + 1 o.g.
7–0, 3–2 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Van den Berg, Dekker, Miedema (6), Slegers (2)
1–2, 2–0 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Dekker, Van de Donk, Miedema
7–0, 6–0 Flag of Greece.svg Greece Bakker, Van den Berg (2), Martens (2), Melis (2), Middag, Miedema (4), Spitse
1–1, 2–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Miedema (2), Slegers
Semifinal 2–1, 2–0 Flag of Scotland.svg Scotland Martens (2), Melis (2)
Final 1–1, 2–1 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Miedema (3)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 WC Group Stage: Gr.A
1–0
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 3 / 4 Martens
0–1
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
1–1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada Van de Ven
Round of 16
1–2
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Van de Ven
2016 OG QS Single Round-robin
4–3
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2 / 4 Van den Berg, Melis, Miedema, Van de Sanden
1–4
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Melis
1–1
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Miedema
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 EC Group Stage: Gr.A
1–0
Flag of Norway.svg Norway 1 / 4 Van de Sanden
1–0
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Spitse
2–1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Martens, Spitse
Quarter-finals
2–0
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Martens, Miedema
Semi-finals
3–0
Flag of England.svg England Van de Donk, Miedema, + 1 o.g.
Final
4–2
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse
2019 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.3 1–0 (h), 1–2 (a) Flag of Norway.svg Norway 2 / 5 Miedema (2)
5–0 (a), 1–0 (h) Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia Van der Gragt (2), Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse
0–0 (h), 2–0 (a) Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Beerensteyn, Spitse
7–0 (h), 5–0 (a) Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland Beerensteyn, Van de Donk, Groenen, Martens (2), Miedema, Van de Sanden (2), Spitse (3), + 1 o.g.
Play-Off Semi-final 2–0 (h), 2–1 (a) Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Beerensteyn (3), Van de Sanden
Play-Off Final 3–0 (h), 1–1 (a) Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland Martens, Miedema (2), Spitse
Flag of France.svg 2019 WC Group Stage: Gr.E
1–0
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand 1 / 4 Roord
3–1
Flag of Cameroon.svg Cameroon Bloodworth, Miedema (2)
2–1
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada Beerensteyn, Dekker,
Round of 16
2–1
Flag of Japan.svg Japan Martens (2)
Quarter-finals
2–0
Flag of Italy.svg Italy Van der Gragt, Miedema
Semi-finals
1–0 (a.e.t.)
Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Groenen
Final
0–2
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 OG Group Stage: Gr.F
10-3
Flag of Zambia.svg Zambia 1 / 4 Beerensteyn, Martens (2), Miedema (4), Pelova, Roord, Van de Sanden
3–3
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil D. Janssen, Miedema (2),
8–2
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China Beerensteyn (2), Martens (2), Miedema (2), Pelova, Van de Sanden
Quarter-finals 2–2 ( a.e.t. )(2–4 p ) Flag of the United States.svg United States Miedema (2)
2022 EC QS Group Stage: Gr.A 3–0 (h), 8–0 (a) Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 1 / 6 Van de Donk (4), Van der Gragt, Miedema (2), Van de Sanden, Spitse (3),
4–1 (h), 4–2 (a) Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Beerensteyn, Miedema (3), Spitse (4),
7–0 (h), 7–0 (a) Flag of Estonia.svg Estonia Bloodworth, Van de Donk (2), Groenen (2), E. Jansen, Miedema (2), Nouwen, Roord, Snoeijs, Spitse (3),
2–0 (h), 1–0 (a) Flag of Russia.svg Russia Van de Donk, Miedema, Roord
6–0 (h), 6–0 (a) Flag of Kosovo.svg Kosovo Van de Donk, Martens (2), Miedema, Roord (2), Snoeijs (6)
Flag of England.svg 2022EC Group Stage: Gr.
2023 WC QS Group Stage: Gr.C 2–0 (a) Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland Van de Donk, Groenen
Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus
Flag of Cyprus.svg Cyprus
1–1 (h) Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Miedema

Results and fixtures

The following is a list of matches in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled. [15]

Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Void or Postponed  Fixture

2020

23 October UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg7–0Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Groningen, Netherlands
19:30 UTC
Report (UEFA) Stadium: Euroborg
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tess Olofssen (Sweden)
27 October UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Kosovo  Flag of Kosovo.svg0–6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Pristina, Kosovo
19:00 CET Report (UEFA)
Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Marta Frias Acedo (Spain)
27 November Friendly Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg0–2Flag of the United States.svg  United States Breda, Netherlands
18:35 Report (USsoccer)
Stadium: Rat Verlegh Stadion
Attendance: 0
Referee: Julia Demetrescu (Romania)
1 December UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg6–0Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo Breda, Netherlands
18.30
Report (UEFA) Stadium: Rat Verlegh Stadion
Attendance: 0

2021

18 February Friendly Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg1–6Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Brussels, Belgium
20:00
Report
Stadium: Stade Roi Baudouin
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karoline Wacker (Germany)
24 February Friendly Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg2–1Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Venlo, Netherlands
18:30
Report
Stadium: Covebo Stadion- De Koel
Attendance: 0
Referee: Viki De Cremer (Belgium)
9 April Friendly Spain  Flag of Spain.svg1–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Marbella, Spain
19:00
Report Stadium: Estadio Municipal Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
13 April Friendly Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg5–0Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Nijmegen, Netherlands
18:30
Report Stadium: Stadion de Goffert
Attendance: 0
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
10 June Friendly Italy  Flag of Italy.svg1–0Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Ferrera, Italia
18:30
Report Stadium: Stadio Paolo Mazza
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
15 June Friendly Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg7–0Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Enschede, Netherlands
18:00
Report Stadium: De Grolsch Veste
3 July Friendly Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svgCanceledFlag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Zwolle, Netherlands
15:00  UTC+2 Stadium: MAC³PARK Stadion
21 July Olympics GS Zambia  Flag of Zambia.svg3–10Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Rifu, Japan
20:00
Report
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium
Referee: Laura Fortunato (Argentina)
24 July Olympics GS Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg3–3Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Rifu, Japan
20:00
Report
Stadium: Miyagi Stadium
Referee: Kate Jacewicz (Australia)
27 July Olympics GS Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg8–2Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR Yokohama Japan
20:30
Report Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
17 September 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg1–1Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Groningen, Netherlands
20:45
Report
Stadium: Euroborg
Referee: Ivana Martincic, Croatia

2022

July UEFA Women's Euro 2022 vTBC , England
[ Report (Soccerway)]
July UEFA Women's Euro 2022 vTBC , England
[ Report (Soccerway)]
July UEFA Women's Euro 2022 vTBC , England
[ Report (Soccerway)]

Coaching staff

Technical staff

As of 26 September 2021. [16]
NamePosition
Head coach Flag of England.svg Mark Parsons
Assistant coachFlag of the Netherlands.svg Arvid Smit
Assistant coachFlag of the Netherlands.svg Jessica Torny
Goalkeeper coachFlag of the Netherlands.svg Erskine Schoenmakers

Head coaches

PeriodCoachNotesReference(s)
1972–1973 Siem Plooyer [17]
1973–1974 Bert Wouterse [17]
1974–1975 Ger Blok [17]
1975–1977 Ron Groenewoud [17]
1977–1978 Ruud de Groot [17]
1979–1987 Bert van Lingen [17]
1987 Nick Labohm coached in one match (3–1 defeat to West Germany on 1 April 1987) [17]
1987 Dick Advocaat coached in one match (0–0 against Norway on 23 May 1987) [17]
1987–1989 Piet Buter [17]
1989–1992Bert van Lingensecond spell as coach (first spell from 1979 to 1987) [17] [18]
1992–1995 Jan Derks [17] [18]
1995–2001 Ruud Dokter [17] [18]
2001 Andries Jonker interim coach [17] [18]
2001–2004 Frans de Kat [17] [18]
2004 Remy Reynierse interim coach [17] [18]
2004–2010 Vera Pauw [17] [18] [19] [20]
2010 Ed Engelkes interim coach [17] [18]
2010–2015 Roger Reijners [17] [18] [21] [20]
2015 Sarina Wiegman interim coach [22]
2015–2016 Arjan van der Laan [22]
2016–2017 Sarina Wiegman second spell as interim coach (first spell in 2015) [23]
2017–2021permanent coach
2021– Mark Parsons [24]

Coaches

NamePeriodMatches
1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Sarina Wiegman 2015–202179
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Vera Pauw 2004–201073
3 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Roger Reijners 2010–201571
4 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud Dokter 1995–200064
5 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bert van Lingen 1979–1986, 1989 199146
6 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frans de Kat 2001–200427
7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Derks 1991–199419
8 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Arjan van der Laan 2015–201616
9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Piet Buter 1987–198915
10 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ruud de Groot 1977–19788
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Andries Jonker 2001
As of 31 July 2021

Players

Current squad

The following 24 players were named to the squad for the for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers against Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic and Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland on 17 and 23 September 2021, respectively. [25] [26]

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Claire Dinkla Flag of the Netherlands.svg SC Heerenveen
1 GK Barbara Lorsheijd Flag of the Netherlands.svg ADO Den Haag
1 GK Sari van Veenendaal (1990-04-13) 13 April 1990 (age 31)750 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV

2 DF Anouk Dekker (1986-11-15) 15 November 1986 (age 34)857 Flag of Portugal.svg Braga
2 DF Caitlin Dijkstra 00 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Twente
2 DF Merel van Dongen (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 28)511 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
2 DF Kika van Es (1991-10-11) 11 October 1991 (age 29)700 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Twente
2 DF Sisca Folkertsma (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 24)120 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux
2 DF Stefanie van der Gragt (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 29)7510 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
2 DF Dominique Janssen (1995-01-17) 17 January 1995 (age 26)713 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
2 DF Aniek Nouwen (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 22)201 Flag of England.svg Chelsea

3 MF Jill Baijings Flag of Germany.svg SGS Essen
3 MF Kerstin Casparij Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Twente
3 MF Daniëlle van de Donk (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 30)12029 Flag of France.svg Lyon
3 MF Jackie Groenen (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 26)778 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
3 MF Inessa Kaagman (1996-04-17) 17 April 1996 (age 25)110 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
3 MF Victoria Pelova (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 22)162 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax
3 MF Jill Roord (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 24)6411 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
3 MF Sherida Spitse 18842 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax

4 FW Lineth Beerensteyn (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 24)6815 Flag of Germany.svg Bayern Munich
4 FW Lieke Martens (1992-12-16) 16 December 1992 (age 28)12653 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
4 FW Vivianne Miedema (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 25)10284 Flag of England.svg Arsenal
4 FW Shanice van de Sanden (1992-10-02) 2 October 1992 (age 28)8620 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
4 FW Katja Snoeijs 107 Flag of France.svg Bordeaux

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up in the past 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Lize Kop (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 23)60 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Ajax v. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic, 17 September 2021 PRE
GK Loes Geurts (1986-01-12) 12 January 1986 (age 35)1250 Flag of Sweden.svg BK Häcken 2020 Summer Olympics

DF Lynn Wilms (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 21)121 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg 2020 Summer Olympics

FW Renate Jansen (1990-12-07) 7 December 1990 (age 30)484 Flag of the Netherlands.svg FC Twente v. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic, 17 September 2021 PRE
FW Joëlle Smits (2000-02-07) 7 February 2000 (age 21)40 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV 2020 Summer Olympics

Records

Current players are highlighted in orange.

Players with 100 or more caps

NamePeriodMatchesGoals
1 Sherida Spitse 2006–present19042
2 Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen 1995–201115619
3 Dyanne Bito 2000–20151466
4 Marleen Wissink Righthand.svg Lefthand.svg 1989–20061410
5 Daphne Koster 1997–20171397
6 Manon Melis 2005–201613659
7 Lieke Martens 2011–present12953
8 Loes Geurts Righthand.svg Lefthand.svg 2005–present1250
9 Danielle van de Donk 2010–present12029
10 Sylvia Smit 2004–201310630
11 Anouk Hoogendijk 2004–20171039
12 Vivianne Miedema 2013–present10284
13 Petra Hogewoning 2004–20151009
As of 24 September 2021

Top scorers

NamePeriodGoalsCapsGoals/Caps
1 Vivianne Miedema 2013–present841020,82
2 Manon Melis 2005–2016591360,43
3 Lieke Martens 2011–present531290,41
4 Sherida Spitse 2006–present421900,22
5 Sylvia Smit 2004–2013301060,28
6 Marjoke de Bakker 1979–199129600,48
7 Danielle van de Donk 2010–present291200,24
8 Shanice van de Sanden 2008–present21910,23
9 Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen 1995–2011191560,12
10 Kirsten van de Ven 2005–201618860,21
As of 24 September 2021

Competitive record

FIFA Women's 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. [27] In 2019, they reached the Final and lost to the United States team. [28]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Host nation
and year
ResultPosPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007
Flag of Germany.svg 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Round of 1613th411234
Flag of France.svg 2019 Runners-up2nd7601115
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023 To be determined
Total 2/912th11713149

Olympic Games

Since the inception of women's Olympic football, UEFA has designated the World Cup as it's qualifying tournament for the succeeding Olympic tournament. Because the Netherlands failed to qualify to the World Cup until 2015, the Dutch women automatically failed to qualify for the Olympics up to 2012. In 2015 the Dutch made it to their first World Cup. Their round of 16 exit was good enough for a post World Cup mini tournament to decide UEFA's last spot at the Olympics. Sweden won that tournament and the Dutch were eliminated. In 2019 the Dutch reached the World Cup final and qualified for the Olympics for the first time.

Olympic flag.svg Summer Olympics record
Host nation
and year
RoundPosPldWD*LGFGA
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016
Flag of Japan.svg 2020 Quarter-finals5th42202310
Flag of France.svg 2024 To be determined
Flag of the United States.svg 2028
Total1/742202310

UEFA European Women's Championship

Lieke Martens playing against Germany at UEFA Women's Euro 2013 UEFA13 NL 11 Martens Lieke 130711 GER-NL 0-0 215127 3843.jpg
Lieke Martens playing against Germany at UEFA Women's Euro 2013

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. [29] In 2013, they qualified again, but did not advance after the group stage. [30] 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. [31]

UEFA European Women's Championship record
Host nation(s)
and year
ResultPosPldWD*LGFGA
1984**Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987
Flag of Germany.svg 1989
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991
Flag of Italy.svg 1993
Flag of England.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1995
Flag of Norway.svg 1997
Flag of Germany.svg 2001
Flag of England.svg 2005
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Semi-finals3rd521265
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Group stage12th301202
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Champions1st6600133
Flag of England.svg 2022 Qualified
2025 To be determined
Total 3/138th148241910
* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
** Missing flag indicates no host country.

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