Loes Geurts [ˈlus ˈxøːrts]; born 12 January 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. Since making her international debut in 2005, Geurts has collected over 100 caps for the Netherlands women's national football team. She kept goal for the Netherlands at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.(Dutch pronunciation:
|Date of birth||12 January 1986|
|Place of birth||Wûnseradiel, Netherlands|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|2006–2007||FFC Heike Rheine||27||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 9 April 2019
Her career started at the youth team of club RES in Bolsward. She then played for SC Heerenveen for one season, before returning to RES. In 2004 she played American college soccer for Western Illinois Leathernecks, returning to Europe in March 2006 for the second half of the 2005–06, joining German Bundesliga team FFC Heike Rheine.
In 2007, Geurts returned to the Netherlands to play in the newly created professional league Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar. Her four seasons at the club were very successful, winning the league title three times and the Dutch Cup once. In 2011, she moved to Telstar.
She left Telstar for Sweden's Damallsvenskan in 2012 and joined Vittsjö GIK. Geurts left Vittsjö after her second season in November 2013, signing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, who were in the market for a goalkeeper following Kristin Hammarström's retirement.
In 2006, Geurts was elevated to first-choice goalkeeper for the Netherlands when Marleen Wissink retired. Geurts played in every match as the Netherlands reached the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009.
In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Geurts in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden. She was also part of the Dutch squads of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup as well as the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.
- AZ Alkmaar
- 2015 World Cup
- In isolation, Geurts is pronounced [ˈɣøːrts].
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- "Loes Geurts återvänder till Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC". January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
- "Friezinnen in Oranje – Loes Geurts". Friese Voetballers. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
- "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 December 2017.
- "Loes Geurts". UEFA.com. UEFA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
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