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Desiree van Lunteren (Dutch pronunciation: [deːsiˈreː vɑn ˈlɵntərə(n)]; born 30 December 1992) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for AFC Ajax in the Eredivisie and the Netherlands national team.[2]

Desiree van Lunteren
Desiree van Lunteren (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-12-30) 30 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Almere, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 23
Youth career
Sv Almere
Sv Buiten Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ 36 (5)
2011–2012 Telstar 16 (4)
2012–2018 Ajax 166 (67)
2018–2019 SC Freiburg 20 (2)
2019– Ajax 0 (0)
National team
2012– Netherlands 70 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2018


Club careerEdit

van Lunteren began her senior career at Eredivisie team AZ Alkmaar before moving Telstar and later joining Ajax in 2012 to play in the first season of the short-lived BeNe League.

In June 2018, a personal sponsor helped her move to SC Freiburg, departing Ajax after 6 years and 166 matches.[3][4][5]

In July 2019, after one season in Germany, van Lunteren returned to Ajax on a two-year contract.[6]

International careerEdit

Van Lunteren was handed her first senior national team cap by coach Roger Reijners on 15 February 2012, in a 2–1 friendly defeat to France in Nîmes.[7][8]

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[9]

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[10] Van Lunteren started 5 of the team's 6 games at the tournament and helped the team win the tournament. She assisted a goal in the final before being subbed off in the 57th minute.



  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Sponsor koopt contract Desiree van Lunteren (Ajax Vrouwen) af voor Duits avontuur – Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ "Ajacied Desiree van Lunteren naar SC Freiburg – Sport – PAROOL". Het Parool (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "Europameisterin Desiree van Lunteren wechselt zum SC Freiburg | SC Freiburg".
  6. ^ "Oranje-international Van Lunteren keert na jaar terug bij Ajax Vrouwen". NU. 17 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Desiree van Lunteren" (in Dutch). Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland. 22 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-09-06. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". 14 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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