Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid "Vivianne" Miedema RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt fiviˈjɑnə ˈmidəmaː]; 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.
|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|
|2014–2017||FC Bayern Munich||61||(35)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 09:10, 24 September 2018 (UTC)|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 6 September 2018
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.
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.
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. 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.
- Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
- As of 19 September 2018
|2014/15||FC Bayern München||Bundesliga||17||7||2||1||–||19||8|
- "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
- "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
- "Vivianne Miedema profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
- In isolation, Vivianne is pronounced [viviˈjɑnə].
- "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
- "Vivianne Miedema: Bayern Munich striker joins Arsenal Ladies". BBC.com.
- "Vivianne Miedema: Der nächste Superstar?" (in German). Sportschau. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Star of 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- "FC Bayern verpflichtet Vivianne Miedema und Katie Stengel". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
- "Vivianne Miedema kampioen met Bayern München" (in Dutch). NU.nl. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Miedema: I play very differently to Robben". FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- "UEFA.com Golden Player 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA.com.
- "Scotland 1–2 Netherlands: Little penalty gives Scots World Cup hope". STV. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
- Taylor, Louise (5 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015: 10 players to watch". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
- "Miedema fires Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory". Goal.com.
- "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)". NOS.nl.