Jackie Groenen

Jackie Noëlle Groenen RON (born 17 December 1994) is a Dutch footballer and former judoka who plays as a midfielder for FA WSL club Manchester United and the Netherlands women's national football team. She previously played for German clubs SGS Essen, FCR 2001 Duisburg and FFC Frankfurt, as well as for Chelsea in the English FA WSL.

Jackie Groenen
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Groenen playing for 1. FFC Frankfurt
Personal information
Full name Jackie Noëlle Groenen[1]
Date of birth (1994-12-17) 17 December 1994 (age 26)
Place of birth Tilburg, Netherlands[2]
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Manchester United
Number 14
Youth career
GSBW
VV Riel
Wilhelmina Boys
SV Rood-Wit Veldhoven
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011 SGS Essen 6 (0)
2011–2014 FCR 2001 Duisburg 32 (4)
2014 MSV Duisburg 0 (0)
2014–2015 Chelsea 20 (2)
2015–2019 FFC Frankfurt 79 (13)
2019– Manchester United 31 (0)
National team
2009–2010 Netherlands U17 6 (0)
2012 Netherlands U19 1 (0)
2016– Netherlands 69 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 4 April 2021
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 April 2021

Groenen was born in the Netherlands but grew up just over the Belgian border in Poppel. In 2014, FIFA ruled her ineligible to switch allegiances to Belgium, as she did not hold a Belgian passport when she played for the Netherlands at youth level.[3][4]

Club careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Groenen and her sister, Merel, began playing football at Goirlese Sportvereniging Blauw-Wit.[5] After VV Riel and Wilhelmina Boys, they moved to SV Rood-Wit Veldhoven. The sisters continued their football career in the Frauen-Bundesliga and became players for SGS Essen. Groenen made her debut for SGS Essen in the DFB-Pokal Cup on 30 January 2011 against Turbine Potsdam.[6]

FCR 2001 DuisburgEdit

 
Groenen during her time at FCR 2001 Duisburg.

Groenen played for FCR 2001 Duisburg from 2011, until their insolvency at the end of 2013. On 7 May 2011, Groenen made her debut for the club against USV Jena in the Bundesliga Cup, scoring the third goal in a 4–1 win.[7] She made her league debut on 28 August 2011 in a 2–0 win over Hamburger SV.[8]

ChelseaEdit

In February 2014, Groenen signed for Chelsea.[9] On 17 April, she made her FA WSL debut in a 2–0 win over Bristol City.[10] On 13 July, Groenen scored her first goals, netting twice in a 13–0 victory against London Bees in the FA WSL Continental Cup.[11]

FFC FrankfurtEdit

 
Groenen playing for FFC Frankfurt in 2015.

She returned to Germany and signed for FFC Frankfurt in June 2015.[12] On 5 September, Groenen made her debut for the club in a 1–0 win against 1899 Hoffenheim.[13]

Manchester UnitedEdit

On 22 May 2019, it was announced Groenen had signed a contract with Manchester United ahead of the 2019–20 season. In doing so, she became the team's first overseas signing with the team having formed a year earlier consisting of all British players.[14] Groenen made her debut for Manchester United against Manchester City in the FA WSL on 7 September 2019, a 1–0 loss in the inaugural Manchester derby.[15]

International careerEdit

FIFA blocked Groenen's attempts to switch to representing Belgium because she did not have a Belgian passport when she played for the Netherlands' youth teams. She later indicated her willingness to play for the Netherlands again.[4]

In January 2016, Groenen was called up to the Netherlands senior squad for the team's winter training camp in Turkey.[16] She appeared in two friendly matches against Denmark to collect her first senior caps on 22 January 2016.[17]

Groenen was part of the Dutch team that won the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[18][19] She played in all matches and was named in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament.[20]

In February 2018, Groenen was selected for the Netherlands side that won the 2018 Algarve Cup.[21] Due to the final between Netherlands and Sweden being cancelled, caused by heavy rain and adverse weather conditions, the Algarve Cup was awarded to both teams.[22]

In April 2019, Groenen was selected for her first World Cup.[23] She started every game at the tournament and scored the only goal in extra-time of the 1–0 semi-final victory over Sweden to help the team reach their first World Cup final.[24] The Netherlands eventually lost the final to the United States.[25]

JudoEdit

Groenen has won a series of championships in judo sports.[26] In 2007, 2008 and 2009 she was Netherlands champion in the under 15 age group. She has won these titles in the weight class −32 kg.[27] In 2010, she was vice champion in the weight class −44 kg. On 6 March 2010 she won the gold medal in the under 17 age group in Tilburg, Netherlands and on the European level at the European championships in June 2010 in Teplice she won the bronze medal of the under 17 age group, weight class −40 kg.[28][29] In February 2011 Groenen won the Netherlands junior (under 20 age group) championships in the weight class −44 kg.[30]

Groenen's judo career came to an end when she was 17. Her employers FCR 2001 Duisburg made clear their unhappiness when she broke her hip in a judo accident the day before a football match. Groenen admitted that she preferred football and would eventually have chosen to stop judo in any case.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

While playing for Chelsea in London, Groenen was studying for a law degree at Tilburg University and the club would fly her to the Netherlands for her exams.[31] Her older sister Merel used to play for Belgian women's football team Lierse SK.[32] Likewise Vivianne Miedema she supports Feyenoord.

 
Groenen before a Manchester United match against West Ham in 2019.

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

As of match played 4 April 2021[33]
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] League Cup[b] Europe[c] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
SGS Essen 2010–11 Bundesliga 6 0 1 0 7 0
FCR 2001 Duisburg 2011–12 Bundesliga 9 0 3 0 2 1 14 1
2012–13 16 2 1 0 17 2
2013–14 7 2 1 0 8 2
Total 32 4 5 0 2 1 0 0 39 5
Chelsea 2014 WSL 1 14 2 3 0 5 2 22 4
2015 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Total 20 2 6 0 5 2 0 0 31 4
FFC Frankfurt 2015–16 Bundesliga 21 1 2 1 7 0 30 2
2016–17 22 4 2 1 24 5
2017–18 20 6 3 1 23 7
2018–19 16 2 2 0 18 2
Total 79 13 9 3 0 0 7 0 95 16
Manchester United 2019–20 WSL 12 0 1 0 3 0 16 0
2020–21 19 0 0 0 3 0 22 0
Total 31 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 38 0
Career total 168 19 22 3 13 3 7 0 210 25
  1. ^ Includes the DFB-Pokal Frauen and Women's FA Cup
  2. ^ Includes the Bundesliga Cup and WSL Cup/Women's League Cup
  3. ^ Includes the UEFA Women's Champions League

International goalsEdit

As of match played 13 April 2021. Netherlands score listed first, score column indicates score after each Groenen goal.[17]
International goals by date, venue, opponent, score, result and competition
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 20 October 2016 Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland   Scotland 7–0 7–0 Friendly [34]
2 8 June 2018 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland 5–0 5–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification [35]
3 3 July 2019 Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Décines-Charpieu, France   Sweden 1–0 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup [24]
4 23 October 2020 Euroborg, Groningen, Netherlands   Estonia 3–0 7–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying [36]
5 5–0
6 24 February 2021 De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands   Germany 1–0 2–1 Friendly [37]
7 13 April 2021 Goffertstadion, Nijmegen, Netherlands   Australia 3–0 5–0 [38]

HonoursEdit

InternationalEdit

Netherlands

IndividualEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™ List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 27 May 2019. p. 15. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  2. ^ De Bever, Lorenzo. "Dorpsmeisje nu actief bij Engelse topclub". Lorenzodebever.nl (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 2015-11-21. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b Leighton, Tony (June 2014). "Jackie of all Trades" (21). She Kicks. p. 21.
  4. ^ a b "Jackie Groenen blijft hopen op Oranje". Vrouwenvoetbal Nieuws. 19 February 2015. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  5. ^ Een wonder? Een mirakel of gewoon goed?, Vrouwenvoetbalnieuws (15 januari 2012)
  6. ^ "Turbine Potsdam 1–0 SGS Essen". dfb.de. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  7. ^ "USV Jena 1–4 Duisburg". dfb.de. 7 May 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Hamburger SV 0–2 FCR 2001 Duisburg". dfb.de. 28 August 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  9. ^ "CHELSEA LADIES MAKE SEVENTH SIGNING". www,fawsl.com. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Bristol City 0–2 Chelsea". Soccerway. 17 April 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Ladies report: Chelsea 13 London Bees 0". chelseafc.com. Chelsea F.C. 13 July 2014. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Jackie Groenen: Chelsea Ladies midfielder joins Frankfurt". BBC. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  13. ^ "1899 Hoffenheim 0–1 FFC Frankfurt". dfb.de. 5 September 2015. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Jackie Groenen agrees to sign for Manchester United Women". www.manutd.com.
  15. ^ Sanders, Emma (7 September 2019). "Manchester City Women 1–0 Manchester United Women: Weir seals win in front of record WSL crowd". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Van der Laan roept 25 speelsters op". OnsOranje. 11 January 2016. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  17. ^ a b "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  19. ^ a b "Dutch delight: how the Netherlands won Women's EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  20. ^ a b "Official UEFA Women's EURO 2017 Best Eleven". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Oranjevrouwen met 23 speelsters naar Algarve Cup" [Orange women with 23 players to the Algarve Cup] (in Dutch). Royal Dutch Football Association. 20 February 2018.
  22. ^ a b "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). nu.nl. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad | KNVB". www.knvb.com.
  24. ^ a b Lyon, Suzanne Wrack at Stade de (3 July 2019). "Jackie Groenen strike sinks Sweden and puts Netherlands into World Cup final". The Guardian.
  25. ^ a b Garry, Tom (7 July 2019). "Women's World Cup 2019: USA beat Netherlands to win fourth title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  26. ^ Judo Nieuws – Brons voor Groenen. Judo Bond Nederland
  27. ^ Jackie Groenen judokampioen van Nederland Archived 2012-05-30 at Archive.today, website Brabant Open Judo
  28. ^ Jackie Groenen judo goud op NK −17 jaar Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine, website Goirles Belang
  29. ^ EK −17: brons voor Groenen, Judo Bond Nederland (25. Juni 2010)
  30. ^ Jackie Groenen Nederlands kampioen[permanent dead link], website Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland (14. Februar 2011)
  31. ^ Rietbroek, Joris (7 May 2014). "Tilburgse rechtenstudente Jackie Groenen voetbalt bij Londens Chelsea" (in Dutch). Advocatie. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  32. ^ "M. Groenen - Defender of WD Lierse SK, 27 years old: news, match, latest detailed stats including goals, assists, strengths & weaknesses and match ratings". Tribuna.com. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  33. ^ "J. Groenen". Soccerway. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  34. ^ "Scotland suffer a friendly defeat to Netherlands". scottishfa.co.uk. 20 October 2016.
  35. ^ "Kwalificatie, groep 3". onsoranje.nl. 8 June 2018.
  36. ^ "Netherlands vs Estonia UEFA Women's EURO 2021 qualifying". UEFA.com.
  37. ^ "Netherlands Women down Germany". football-oranje.com. 24 February 2021.
  38. ^ "Netherlands Women vs Australia Women, International Friendlies, 13th Apr 2021". Matildas. 25 March 2021.

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