Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt ˈmidəmaː]; born 15 July 1996), commonly known as Vivianne Miedema ([viviˈjɑnə]), is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team. She has scored more goals at international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women’s and men’s teams.
|Full name||Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema|
|Date of birth||15 July 1996|
|Place of birth||Hoogeveen, Netherlands|
|Height||175 cm (5 ft 9 in)|
|2009–2011||VV de Weide|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 29 July 2019 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 November 2019 
Miedema signed for SC Heerenveen at 14 and made her senior debut at 15, reportedly becoming the youngest ever player in the Eredivisie Vrouwen. Her 39 goals for Heerenveen in the 2013–14 BeNe League won her the top-scorer award.
Miedema signed a contract with Bayern Munich in June 2014. In 2014–15, she was part of a young Bayern team who remained unbeaten in the Bundesliga and won the title for the first time since 1976.
Miedema scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Liverpool, 5–0, in the first match of the 2018–19 season. She brought her goals tally into double-digits with a brace against Bristol City in a 4–0 Arsenal victory. Miedema finished the season as the WSL top scorer with 22 goals and was named PFA Player of the Year.
On 26 September 2013 coach Roger Reijners gave Miedema her debut for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, in a 4–0 win against Albania. At the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she was vital for the Dutch success, her six goals in the tournament guided the Netherlands to the title. She was the tournament top scorer and also collected the Golden Player awarded to the best player of the tournament.
In October 2014 Miedema played a key role in the Netherlands' World Cup qualification play-off victory over Scotland. In the first leg at Tynecastle Stadium she stung the palms of Gemma Fay with a rasping drive which was prodded home by Lieke Martens. Then she casually shrugged off burly centre-half Jennifer Beattie only to be crudely upended by Frankie Brown inside the box. Manon Melis dispatched the resultant penalty to leave the Dutch firmly in the driving seat ahead of the second leg in Rotterdam.
In the final qualification play-off versus Italy, Miedema scored all of the Dutch goals as the Netherlands won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She finished as the overall top-scorer in the qualification campaign with 16 goals. Coach Reijners praised Miedema's "killer instinct". Despite being still in her teens, she was widely proclaimed "the most gifted striker in Europe" ahead of the Netherlands' first ever FIFA Women's World Cup appearance.
At the 2017 UEFA Women's European Championship she went on to prove her worth when it mattered the most, scoring a winning goal in the semi-final against England. Miedema also netted two goals in the final against Denmark of which was enough to secure the first ever Euro title for the Dutch. After the 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.
On 15 June 2019 she became the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands women's national football team after scoring her 60th goal in a 3–1 win against Cameroon at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. She passed the record held by Manon Melis and moved even further ahead of the men's team leading scorer, Robin van Persie. She scored the opening goals in the Netherlands' 2–0 quarter-final victory over Italy. She helped to lead the Dutch team to the final, where they fell 2–0 to defending champions United States.
Miedema grew up as a Feyenoord supporter and modelled her game on Robin van Persie. As she is Dutch and wore number 10 for Bayern Munich, she has been compared to Arjen Robben. Miedema lives 30 minutes north of London with her girlfriend, Arsenal teammate and Scotland International, Lisa Evans.
- As of 21 June 2019
- Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
|1.||26 October 2013||Estádio José de Carvalho, Maia, Portugal||Portugal||5–0||7–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|4.||30 October 2013||Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands||Norway||1–1||1–2|
|5.||23 November 2013||Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Greece||2–0||7–0|
|8.||12 February 2014||Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands||Belgium||1–0||1–1|
|9.||5 March 2014||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Australia||1–0||2–2||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|10.||12 March 2014||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Switzerland||1–0||4–1|
|11.||5 April 2014||Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece||Greece||3–0||6–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|12.||7 May 2014||Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium||Belgium||1–0||2–0|
|13.||13 September 2014||De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands||Portugal||1–0||3–2|
|16.||22 November 2014||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Italy||1–1||1–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification play-offs|
|17.||27 November 2014||Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy||Italy||1–0||2–1|
|19.||9 March 2015||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||England||1–0||1–1||2015 Cyprus Cup|
|20.||17 September 2015||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Belarus||4–0||8–0||Friendly|
|22.||25 January 2016||Spice Hotel, Belek, Turkey||Denmark||1–0||2–1|
|23.||2 March 2016||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Switzerland||2–1||4–3||2016 UEFA Women's Olympic qualification|
|24.||9 March 2016||Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Sweden||1–0||1–1|
|25.||7 June 2016||Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk, Netherlands||South Africa||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|27.||20 October 2016||Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland||Scotland||1–0||7–0|
|29.||25 October 2016||Scholz Arena, Aalen, Germany||Germany||2–4||2–4|
|30.||20 January 2017||Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain||Romania||6–1||7–1|
|32.||24 January 2017||Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain||Russia||1–0||4–0|
|35.||3 March 2017||VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Australia||1–3||2–3||2017 Algarve Cup|
|36.||8 March 2017||Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé, Portugal||Japan||3–2||3–2|
|37.||11 April 2017||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Iceland||1–0||4–0||Friendly|
|39.||13 June 2017||De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands||Austria||2–0||3–0|
|40.||8 July 2017||Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Wales||3–0||5–0|
|42.||29 July 2017||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Sweden||2–0||2–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|43.||3 August 2017||De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands||England||1–0||3–0|
|44.||6 August 2017||De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands||Denmark||1–1||4–2|
|46.||19 October 2017||NV Arena, Sankt Pölten, Austria||Austria||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|47.||24 October 2017||Euroborg, Groningen, Netherlands||Norway||1–0||1–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|48.||24 November 2017||NTC Senec, Senec, Slovakia||Slovakia||3–0||5–0|
|50.||6 April 2018||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||Northern Ireland||3–0||7–0|
|51.||4 September 2018||Intility Arena, Oslo, Norway||Norway||1–2||1–2|
|52.||9 November 2018||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands||Switzerland||3–0||3–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification play-offs|
|53.||13 November 2018||LIPO Park, Schaffhausen, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–0||1–1|
|54.||19 January 2019||Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa||South Africa||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|55.||6 March 2019||Estádio Municipal, Albufeira, Portugal||China PR||1–0||1–1||2019 Algarve Cup|
|56.||5 April 2019||GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands||South Africa||2–0||2–1||Friendly|
|57.||9 April 2019||AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Netherlands||Chile||5–0||7–0|
|58.||1 June 2019||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||Australia||2–0||3–0|
|59.||15 June 2019||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France||Cameroon||1–0||3–1||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup|
|61.||29 June 2019||Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France||Italy||1–0||2–0|
|62.||30 August 2019||A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn, Estonia||Estonia||1–0||7–0||2021 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|64.||4 October 2019||Fazanerija City Stadium, Murska Sobota, Slovenia||Slovenia||1–0||4–2|
|65.||8 October 2019||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||Russia||2–0||2–0|
|66.||8 November 2019||Doganlar Stadium, Iktar, Turkey||Turkey||3–0||8–0|
|68.||12 November 2019||GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands||Slovenia||3–1||4–1|
- UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship: Winner 2014
- UEFA Women's Euro: Winner 2017
- FIFA Women's World Cup: Silver Medal 2019
- BeNe League Top Scorer: 2013–14
- UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Top Scorer: 2014
- UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Golden Player: 2014
- UEFA Women's Champions League: Top scorer: 2016–17
- London Football Awards Women's Player of the Year: 2019
- Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Player's Player of the Year 2018/2019
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