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Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid "Vivianne" Miedema RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt fiviˈjɑnə ˈmidəmaː];[4] born 15 July 1996) is a Dutch professional football forward who plays for English WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team.[5][6]

Vivianne Miedema
Vivianne Miedema 2014 (cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema[1]
Date of birth (1996-07-15) 15 July 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Arsenal
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2009 HZVV
2009–2011 VV de Weide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 SC Heerenveen 69 (78)
2014–2017 FC Bayern Munich 61 (35)
2017– Arsenal 18 (15)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U15 9 (10)
2010–2012 Netherlands U16 11 (4)
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 11 (22)
2013 Netherlands U19 10 (7)
2013– Netherlands 65 (52)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 17:23, 4 November 2018 (UTC)[3]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2018[2]

Contents

Club careerEdit

Miedema signed for SC Heerenveen at 14 and made her senior debut at 15, reportedly becoming the youngest ever player in the Eredivisie Vrouwen.[7] Her 39 goals for Heerenveen in the 2013–14 BeNe League won her the top-scorer award.[8]

Miedema signed a contract with Bayern Munich in June 2014.[9] 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.[10]

In May 2017, Miedema went on to sign and thus link up with English club Arsenal.[6]. On 29 October, Vivianne scored her first goal in England for Arsenal in the match with Everton on 23rd minute.

Miedema scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Liverpool, 5–0, in the first match of the 2018–19 season.[11] She brought her goals tally into double-digits with a brace against Bristol City in a 4–0 Arsenal victory.[12]

International careerEdit

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.[2] 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.[13] She was the tournament top scorer and also collected the Golden Player awarded to the best player of the tournament.[14]

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.[15]

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.[1] She finished as the overall top-scorer in the qualification campaign with 16 goals.[13] Coach Reijners praised Miedema's "killer instinct".[7] 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.[16]

She at the 2017 UEFA Women's European Championship 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.[17] 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.[18]

International goalsEdit

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[2]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 October 2013 Estádio José de Carvalho, Maia, Portugal   Portugal 5–0 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 6–0
3. 7–0
4. 30 October 2013 Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands   Norway 1–1 1–2 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5. 23 November 2013 Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands   Greece 2–0 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6. 3–0
7. 6–0
8. 12 February 2014 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands   Belgium 1–0 1–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
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 2014 Cyprus Cup
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 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13. 13 September 2014 De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands   Portugal 1–0 3–2 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
14. 2–1
15. 3–2
16. 22 November 2014 Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands   Italy 1–1 1–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
17. 27 November 2014 Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy   Italy 1–0 2–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
18. 2–0
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
21. 6–0
22. 25 January 2016 Spice Hotel, Belek, Turkey   Denmark 1–0 2–1 Friendly
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 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic qualification
25. 7 June 2016 Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk, Netherlands   South Africa 1–0 2–0 Friendly
26. 2–0
27. 20 October 2016 Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland   Scotland 1–0 7–0 Friendly
28. 3–0
29. 25 October 2016 Scholz Arena, Aalen, Germany   Germany 2–4 2–4 Friendly
30. 20 January 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain   Romania 6–1 7–1 Friendly
31. 7–1
32. 24 January 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain   Russia 1–0 4–0 Friendly
33. 2–0
34. 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 2017 Algarve Cup
37. 11 April 2017 De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands   Iceland 1–0 4–0 Friendly
38. 2–0
39. 13 June 2017 De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands   Austria 2–0 3–0 Friendly
40. 8 July 2017 Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands   Wales 3–0 5–0 Friendly
41. 4–0
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
45. 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 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
49. 4–0
50. 6 April 2018 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands   Northern Ireland 3–0 7–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
51. 4 September 2018 Intility Arena, Oslo, Norway   Norway 1–2 1–2 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
52. 9 November 2018 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands    Switzerland 3-0 3–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
53. 13 November 2018 LIPO Park, Schaffhausen, Switzerland    Switzerland 1-0 1-1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

Personal lifeEdit

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.[13]

StatisticsEdit

 
Playing for Bayern Munich in 2015
As of 3 November 2018
Season Club Competition Competition Cups International Cups Total
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
2011/12   SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 17 10 2 2 19 12
2012/13 BeNe League 26 27 2 2 28 29
2013/14 26 41 1 1 27 42
Club total 69 78 5 5 0 0 74 83
2014/15   FC Bayern München Bundesliga 17 7 2 1 19 8
2015/16 22 14 4 4 2 0 28 18
2016/17 22 14 3 4 6 8 31 26
Club total 61 35 9 9 8 8 78 52
2017/18   Arsenal Super League 11 4 5 3 16 7
2018/19 6 11 2 3 8 14
Club total 17 15 7 6 0 0 24 21
Career total 147 128 21 20 8 8 176 156

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Vivianne Miedema profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  4. ^ In isolation, Vivianne is pronounced [viviˈjɑnə].
  5. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Vivianne Miedema: Bayern Munich striker joins Arsenal Ladies". BBC.com.
  7. ^ a b "Vivianne Miedema: Der nächste Superstar?" (in German). Sportschau. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Star of 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  9. ^ "FC Bayern verpflichtet Vivianne Miedema und Katie Stengel". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  10. ^ "Vivianne Miedema kampioen met Bayern München" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  11. ^ "WSL: Arsenal Women beat Liverpool Women 5–0 as Vivianne Miedema stars". BBC Sport. 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  12. ^ "Women's Super League: Bristol City Women 0–4 Arsenal Women". BBC Sport. 2018-10-28. Retrieved 2018-10-29.
  13. ^ a b c "Miedema: I play very differently to Robben". FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  14. ^ "UEFA.com Golden Player 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA.com.
  15. ^ "Scotland 1–2 Netherlands: Little penalty gives Scots World Cup hope". STV. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  16. ^ Taylor, Louise (5 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015: 10 players to watch". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  17. ^ "Miedema fires Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory". Goal.com.
  18. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)". NOS.nl.

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