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Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth RON (Dutch pronunciation: [doːmiˈnik joːˈɦɑnaː ˈʔɑnaː ˈjɑnsə(n)]; née Janssen, born 17 January 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg and for the Netherlands women's national football team.[1]

Dominique Bloodworth
Dominique Janssen Arsenal Ladies Vs Watford (19969645285) (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth
Birth name Dominique Johanna Anna Janssen
Date of birth (1995-01-17) 17 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Horst aan de Maas, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 6
Youth career
2013 RKsv Wittenhorst
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 SGS Essen 42 (3)
2015–2019 Arsenal 66 (11)
2019– VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2010 Netherlands U15 3 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U16 8 (0)
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 14 (3)
2012–2014 Netherlands U19 24 (0)
2014– Netherlands 49 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2019

Club careerEdit

Bloodworth played in the B-Youth team for her first club, RKSV Wittenhorst. In the summer of 2013, she joined SGS Essen of the German Bundesliga. In linking up with Essen she turned down offers from teams PSV/FC Eindhoven and AFC Ajax of the BeNe League.[2] On 8 September 2013 (1st Round), she made her club debut in a 3–3 draw vs BV Cloppenburg in the Bundesliga.[3] She scored her first goal in an Essen jersey on 3 November 2013 (7th Round) in the 5–1 win against Hoffenheim. In 2015, the Dutchwoman signed for English side Arsenal Ladies.[3] This move proved to be fruitful for her with Janssen winning the WSL Cup of 2015 in a 3–0 beating of Notts County by Arsenal.[4]

She once again played in another Cup final the following season, this being the 2016 FA Cup final which took place on 14 May. Arsenal beat Chelsea by 1 goal to nil in the match at Wembley and were thus crowned champions, earning their fourteenth FA Cup title.[5][6]

Following the 2018–19 WSL season and 100 club appearances for Arsenal, Bloodworth signed with German Champions Wolfsburg.[7]

International careerEdit

Dominique Bloodworth training with the Netherlands on 6 November 2018

Bloodworth played for the first time for a Junior selection of Royal Dutch Football Association on 17 March 2010 at the friendly match of U-15 national team against England. In 2012, she was captain of the Dutch U-17 team in the qualifying matches for the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship and also led the team, as captain, in qualifying for the 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[8] In 2014, she succeeded with her team to qualify for the final round the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Norway, where Netherlands won the title for the first time with 1–0 victory against Spain. Janssen played all five matches in the tournament.[9]

In 2014, she was called for the senior team for the first time, taking part in the Netherlands squad for the 2014 Cyprus Cup. On 5 March 2014 she made her debut, when she came off the bench in the 65th minute at 2–2 against Australia.[10]

Bloodworth was also part of the Dutch teams of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[11] and the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[12] After the 2017 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.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Dominique Janssen married Brandon Bloodworth from the United States in 2018 and adopted her husband's name. Brandon Bloodworth has had four years of service in the US Air Force stationed in Afghanistan in the past and met Janssen in London, England.[14]



  1. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "SGS Essen: Dominique Janssen kommt". Revier
  3. ^ a b "Dominique Janssen – Profile".
  4. ^ "2015 WSL Cup". FA
  5. ^ a b "Carter's stunner earns Arsenal their 14th Women's FA Cup".
  6. ^ a b "Ladies complete double signing". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Dominique Bloodworth and Sari Van Veenendaal leave Arsenal". arseblog. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship: Women's U19 2012/13 first qualifying round draw".
  9. ^ "Netherlands shine in Norway sun".
  10. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)".
  14. ^ "Brandon Bloodworth Vriend Van Dominique Bloodworth-Janssen".
  15. ^ Garry, Tom (14 March 2018). "Arsenal Women 1–0 Manchester City Women". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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