Aniek Nouwen

Aniek Nouwen (born 9 March 1999) is a Dutch football player who plays as a defender for PSV in the Eredivisie.

Aniek Nouwen
Aniek Nouwen on May 14, 2019
Aniek Nouwen training at the KNVB Campus on 14 May 2019.
Personal information
Date of birth 9 March 1999 (age 20)
Place of birth Helmond, Netherlands
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2016– PSV 69 (15)
National team
2014–2016 Netherlands U17 11 (3)
2017–2018 Netherlands U19 8 (2)
2018–2019 Netherlands U20 4 (1)
2019– Netherlands 2 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 3 July 2019



Since 2016, Nouwen plays professionally for PSV at the Eredivisie, where she recorded 69 appearances and 15 goals for the team.[1] In 2017 and 2018, she and her team were runners-up of the KNVB Women's Cup, the cup competition for women's football in the Netherlands.


Nouwen played for Netherlands U17 team at the 2015 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification and at the 2016 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship qualification. In both occasions, the Dutch team failed to qualify to the tournament's Elite round.[1] She also played for the Netherlands U19 team at the 2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship and at the 2018 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship. In 2017, the team reached the semi-finals where they lost 3–2 to Spain. In 2018, the team was eliminated in the Group Stage due to the goal difference criteria. Nouwen played in all matches for the Netherlands in both tournaments.[1] In 2018, Nouwen was called to represent the Netherlands U20 team at the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. Again, she played all of her teams matches in the tournament. The Dutch team was eliminated in quarter-finals after losing 2–1 for England.

On 4 March 2019, Nouwen made her debut for the Netherlands senior national team when she started and played 63 minutes in the 1–0 defeat for Poland.[2] Two days later, on 6 March, she recorded her second international cap when replaced Siri Worm in the 66th minute of the match against China PR.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "A. Nouwen". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Netherlands vs. Poland 0 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  3. ^ "China PR vs. Netherlands 1 – 1". Soccerway. Retrieved 3 July 2019.

External links

2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The 2017 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (also known as UEFA Women's Under-19 Euro 2017) was the 16th edition of the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship (20th edition if the Under-18 era is included), the annual international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the women's under-19 national teams of Europe. Northern Ireland was selected by UEFA on 26 January 2015 as the host country for the tournament.A total of eight teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1998 eligible to participate.

Same as previous editions held in odd-numbered years, the tournament acts as the UEFA qualifiers for the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup. The top four teams of the tournament qualified for the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in France as the UEFA representatives, besides France who qualified automatically as hosts.

2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup

The 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup was the ninth edition of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, the biennial international women's youth football championship contested by the under-20 national teams of the member associations of FIFA, since its inception in 2002 as the FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship (age limit was raised from 19 to 20 in 2006).

The tournament was held in Brittany, France between 5 and 24 August 2018, who would also host the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Haiti and the Netherlands made their U-20 Women's World Cup debuts. North Korea were the defending champions but were eliminated by host France in the quarter-finals.

The final took place at Stade de la Rabine, Vannes between Spain and Japan, a rematch from the group stage. Japan won their first title, beating Spain 3–1 in the Final.

2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup squads

Each country's final squad has to comprise 21 players. FIFA announced the squads on 25 July 2018.

Netherlands women's national football team

The Netherlands women's national football team (Dutch: Nederlands vrouwenvoetbalelftal) is directed by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), which is a member of UEFA and FIFA.

In 1971, the team played the first women's international football match recognized by FIFA against France. They have played at the final tournament of the 2009, 2013, and 2017 UEFA Women's Championship and were champions in 2017. They have played at the final tournament of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time, and reached thirteenth place. They have also played at the final tournament in the 2019 edition, losing 2-0 the final against the United States.

The nicknames for the team are Oranje (Orange) and Leeuwinnen (Lionesses). Sarina Wiegman has been head coach since January 2017. As of July 2019, the team is ranked number 3 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

PSV Vrouwen

PSV Vrouwen is a Dutch women's football team from Eindhoven representing PSV in the women's Eredivisie. The team was founded in 2012 coincidentally with the establishment of the BeNe League as a joint effort between PSV Eindhoven and FC Eindhoven, and included the names of both clubs in its own, shortened as PSV/FCE. Following the dissolution of the championship after the 2014–15 season the team was registered in the Eredivisie, now just as PSV's women's team.So far its major success are three 3rd positions in both the BeNe League and the Eredivisie and two lost Cup finals.


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