Stefanie van der Gragt

Stefanie van der Gragt RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsteːfaːni vɑn dɛr ˈɣrɑxt]; born 16 August 1992) is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a defender for FC Barcelona and the Netherlands national team where she represented the country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup [2] and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. [3]

Stefanie van der Gragt
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Personal information
Full name Stefanie van der Gragt
Date of birth (1992-08-16) 16 August 1992 (age 27)
Place of birth Heerhugowaard, Netherlands
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Barcelona
Number 3
Youth career
Reiger Boys
Kolping Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ Alkmaar 7 (1)
2011–2015 Telstar 86 (13)
2015–2016 FC Twente 21 (2)
2016–2017 Bayern Munich 9 (0)
2017–2018 Ajax 15 (2)
2018– Barcelona 10 (1)
National team
2010 Netherlands U19 5 (3)
2013– Netherlands 63 (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 24 April 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2018

Club careerEdit

Her career started at the youth teams of amateur club Reiger Boys in Heerhugowaard.[4] She then played for Kolping Boys youth team, another amateur club in Oudorp.[5]

A move to AZ Alkmaar in 2009 started her professional career, as she was able to play in the highest professional national league (Eredivisie). After two seasons at the club, in 2011, she joined Telstar where she played for the next four years. In 2015 she moved to FC Twente[6] and after one season she joined the German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich.[7] Due to injuries, she had few opportunities to play in Germany and in 2017 she moved back to the Netherlands, signing with Ajax.[8] On 4 July 2018, she joined Spanish side FC Barcelona.

International careerEdit

Her debut for the Netherlands women's national football team came on 8 March 2013 against Switzerland in a 2013 Cyprus Cup match.[9]

She was also part of the Dutch teams of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[2] and the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017,[10] playing all matches in both tournaments. At the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup[3], she scored in the Netherland's quarter-final victory over Italy.[11]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[9]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 March 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Australia 2–0 2–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
2. 10 April 2016 Jan Louwers Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands   Canada 1–2 1–2 Friendly
3. 20 January 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain   Romania 4–1 7–1
4. 19 October 2017 NV Arena, Sankt Pölten, Austria   Austria 1–0 2–0
5. 24 November 2017 NTC Senec, Senec, Slovakia   Slovakia 1–0 5–0 WWC-qualification 2019
6. 5–0
7. 28 February 2018 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal   Japan 5–1 6–2 2018 Algarve Cup
8. 29 June 2019 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France   Italy 2–0 2–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
9. 3 September 2019 Abe Lenstra Stadion, Heerenveen   Turkey 1-0 3-0 UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying

HonoursEdit

ClubEdit

AZ Alkmaar
FC Twente
FC Barcelona

InternationalEdit

Netherlands

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ a b "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019 - Players - STEFANIE VAN DER GRAGT - Stefanie Van Der Gragt - FIFA.com". FIFA.com. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  4. ^ "De roots van Stefanie van der Gragt en Wesley Hoedt". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 20 July 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Kolping boys trots op Heerhugowaardse Stefanie van der Gragt". Alkmaar Centraal (in Dutch). 7 August 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Stefanie van der Gragt en Renate Jansen naar FC Twente Vrouwen". FC Twente (in Dutch). 11 May 2015. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  7. ^ "Stefanie van der Gragt naar Bayern München". vrouwenvoetbalnieuws.nl (in Dutch). 15 June 2016. Archived from the original on 2017-12-22. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Trainingsclinic van Stefanie van der Gragt + Foto's". V.V. Dirkshorn (in Dutch). 16 October 2017. Archived from the original on 22 December 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Dutch head into World Cup semis after 2-0 win over Italy". Euronews. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). nu.nl. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

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