Annemieke Kiesel

Annemieke Kiesel (née Griffioen; born 30 November 1979) is a former Dutch footballer and coach. She played for clubs in the Netherlands, United States, England and Germany, winning titles with Dutch and German clubs. She also played for the Dutch national team between 1995 and 2011, retiring with 156 caps, making her the player with the second most appearances for the Dutch national team (men and women) of all time. Following her playing career, she took on coaching and has worked either as assistant coach or as main coach.

Annemieke Kiesel
Personal information
Full name Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen
Date of birth 30 November 1979 (age 39)
Place of birth Kockengen, Netherlands
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 5 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1987–1991 OSV Nita
1991–1994 CS Wilnis
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–2004 SV Saestum
2004 Charlotte Lady Eagles 8 (0)
2004–2005 Bristol Academy 16 (3)
2005–2011 FCR 2001 Duisburg 104 (7)
National team
1995–2011 Netherlands 156 (19)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Born in Kockengen, she started playing football at the age of 7 for amateur club OSV Nita in Nieuwer Ter Aa, as the club did not have a girls team, she played in the boys youth teams. At the age of 11 she changed club and played in the girls team of CS Wilnis and after a couple of years she was in the club's first women's team.[1] In 1994 she arrived at Hoofdklasse (first division) club SV Saestum, where she played for 10 years, winning the Dutch League six times and the Dutch Cup on three occasions,[2] it was also during her time at the club that she first played in the UEFA Women's Cup, making her debut on 25 September 2002 in the 2002–03 UEFA Women's Cup match against SK Trondheims-Ørn.[3]

In the summer of 2004, she left the Netherlands and gone to the United States, where she played 8 matches for Charlotte Lady Eagles in the 2004 USL W-League season.[4]

Later that year (2004) she returned to Europe, joined English FA Women's Premier League club Bristol Academy and played a total of 20 matches (16 league and 4 cup) scoring 5 goals (3 league and 2 cup) during her single season at the club.[5]

In 2005, she joined German Bundesliga club FCR 2001 Duisburg.[6] She did not manage to win the league at the club, was runner-up on four occasions, but won the German Cup twice (2008–09 and 2009–10) and won the UEFA Women's Cup in 2008–09.[2] After the 2010–11 season she announced her retired from football,[7] having played over 120 official matches in all competitions (104 league matches) for CR 2001 Duisburg.[8]

International career

Her debut for the Netherlands women's national football team came when she was 16 years old, on 9 December 1995 against France in a 1997 UEFA Women's Euro qualification match.[1][9] Over the years she was regularly picked in the starting line-up team and featured in many matches, but the team only played minor tournaments (she won a silver medal in the 2001 Universiade)[10] as it did not manage to qualify for major tournaments.

At UEFA Women's Euro 2009, the first major tournament the women's team played, Kiesel-Griffioen played a very good tournament and had an important role in the Dutch midfield. The team beat Ukraine and Denmark (lost to Finland) in the group stage, to then eliminate France (on penalty shoot-out) in the quarter-final and were 3 minutes away from another penalty shoot-out in the semi-final but fell to England's winning goal.[11] The semifinal match was Kiesel-Griffioen 141st match for the Dutch team (equalling Marleen Wissink record).[12]

On 24 October 2009, she broke the record against Norway earning her 142nd cap.[13]

Her last match for the national team, on 18 May 2011 against North Korea, was her 156th cap making her the player with most appearances for the Dutch national team (men and women) of all time.[14][15]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[9]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 6 March 1996 Sportpark Budel, Budel, Netherlands  Belgium 3–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 8 September 1996 Stadion SK Union Vršovice, Prague, Czech Republic  Czech Republic 1–1 2–1 1997 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
3. 14 August 1997 Sportpark De Kloet, Grootebroek, Netherlands  Australia 1–0 1–1 Friendly
4. 16 September 1997 KNVB Academy, Zeist, Netherlands  Belgium 1–0 3–0 Friendly
5. 1 April 2000 Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands  Spain 1–1 1–2 2001 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
6. 18 September 2000 Sportpark Panhuis, Veenendaal, Netherlands  Scotland 2–1 3–1 Friendly
7. 14 October 2000 Sportcentrum Bük, Bük, Hungary  Hungary 3–0 3–0 2001 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
8. 6 March 2001 Sportpark De Hoge Neerstraat, Etten-Leur, Netherlands  Belgium 3–1 5–1 Friendly
9. 8 May 2001 West Lothian Courier Stadium, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 1–0 4–0 Friendly
10. 23 March 2002 Zuiderpark Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands  England 1–2 1–4 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
11. 27 November 2002 Sportpark Rijsoord, Ridderkerk, Netherlands  Belgium 2–0 4–0 Friendly
12. 3–0
13. 11 July 2009 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Switzerland 3–0 5–0 Friendly
14. 29 October 2009 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  North Macedonia 1–0 13–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
15. 4–0
16. 9–0
17. 10–1
18. 1 April 2010 NTC Stadion, Senec, Slovakia  Slovakia 1–0 1–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
19. 3 April 2011 Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands  Scotland 5–1 6–2 Friendly

Coaching career

Since retiring as a player, she took on coaching women's teams and was first appointed as an assistant coach at Dutch club VVV-Venlo in 2011. She returned to Duisburg to work between 2012 and 2014 as assistant coach and main coach at the youth teams of FCR 2001 Duisburg and subsequently MSV Duisburg (which absorbed FRC 2001 Duisburg in 2014).[16] She gave up on coaching and has worked as a scout for the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), she watched opponents and informed the KNVB staff about them in the 2013 UEFA Women's Euro and 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1]



SV Saestum
  • Hoofdklasse: Winner (6) 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2001–02
  • Dutch Cup: Winner (3) 1997–98, 1998–99, 2003–04
FCR 2001 Duisburg


  • Best player Hoofdklasse: 2002–03


  1. ^ a b c "Een hoger doel". VPRO (in Dutch). 12 July 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Kehren, Marion (6 February 2010). "Rekordnationalspielerin in Diensten des FCR 2001 Duisburg - Interview mit der niederländischen Rekord-Nationalspielerin Annemieke Kiesel-Griffioen". (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Charlotte Lady Eagles - 2004 roster". USL W-League. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  5. ^ "FA Women's Premier League - Player stats". The FA. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Steckbrief Annemieke Kiesel". FCR 2001 Duisburg (in German). Archived from the original on 1 February 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2010.
  7. ^ Juchem, Markus (14 April 2011). "Abschied von Kiesel und Maes" (in German). Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Profile". DFB (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  10. ^ van Hemert, Sebas (7 September 2001). "Universiade 2001 - Women's Tournament Details". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ Saffer, Paul (7 September 2009). "Netherlands feel pride despite fall". UEFA. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  12. ^ "EK-droom vrouwen spat uiteen". (in Dutch). 6 September 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Kiesel hongerig naar record". (in Dutch). 22 October 2009. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Laatste interland Kiesel-Griffioen". (in Dutch). 16 May 2011. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Van Praag riddert Kiesel-Griffioen" (in Dutch). 27 October 2011. Retrieved 22 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Profile". Bild (in German). Retrieved 21 December 2017.

External links

2008–09 DFB-Pokal Frauen

The DFB-Pokal 2008–09 was the 29th season of the competition. The first round began on 30 August 2008. In the final, held on 30 May 2009 in Berlin FCR 2001 Duisburg defeated Turbine Potsdam 7–0, marking the highest margin by which a Frauen DFB-Pokal final was ever decided.

2009 UEFA Women's Cup Final

The 2009 UEFA Women's Cup Final was played on 16 May and 22 May 2009 between Duisburg of Germany and Zvezda Perm of Russia. Duisburg won 7–1 on aggregate.

The return leg of the final broke the record for the most attendance of a European club match for women. 28,112 spectators came to watch the game. The record was eventually surpassed by the 2012 UEFA Women's Champions League Final.

2009–10 DFB-Pokal Frauen

The DFB-Pokal 2009–10 was the 30th season of the cup competition, Germany's second-most important title in women's football. The tournament started on 13 September 2009 and the final was held on 15 May 2010 in Cologne. FCR 2001 Duisburg defeated FF USV Jena 1–0, thus defending their title from the previous season and claiming their third. The final set a European record for the largest attendance of a national women's club game with 26,282 visitors in the RheinEnergieStadion, Cologne.

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Norway, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Belarus and Slovakia.

Norway won the group and advanced to the play-off rounds.


Annemieke (or Annemiek) is a Dutch feminine given name. Like Annemarie, it is a combination of the names Anna and Maria, via the hypocorism Mieke. People with the names include:

AnnemiekAnnemiek Bekkering (born 1991), Dutch competitive sailor

Annemiek Derckx (born 1954), Dutch sprint canoer

Annemiek de Haan (born 1981), Dutch rower

Annemiek Padt-Jansen (1921–2007), Dutch harpist and politician

Annemiek van Vleuten (born 1982), Dutch road cyclistAnnemiekeAnnemieke Bes (born 1978), Dutch competitive sailor

Annemieke van Dam (born 1982), Dutch musical theater performer

Annemieke Fokke (born 1967), Dutch field hockey player

Annemieke Kiesel (born 1979), Dutch footballer

Annemieke Mein (born 1978), Dutch-born Australian textile artist

Annemieke Ruigrok (born 1959), Dutch ambassador to Australia, Hong Kong, etc.

Annemieke Schollaardt (born 1979), Dutch DJ and radio personality

Annemieke Verdoorn (born 1961), Dutch actress

Best Female Football Player Of The Year Award (Europe)

Best Female Football Player Of The Year Award (Europe)

FCR 2001 Duisburg

FCR 2001 Duisburg (full name: Fußballclub Rumeln 2001 Duisburg) was a German women's football club from Duisburg. The first team played in the Bundesliga. They originate from a women's team formed in 1977 under the umbrella of FC Rumeln-Kaldenhausen and have existed as an independent club since 8 June 2001. The colors of the 400-member-strong club are green and white. The first team of FCR 2001 Duisburg, who carry the nickname of "Die Löwinnen" (lionesses), have played in the Bundesliga since gaining promotion in 1993. Winning the UEFA Women's Cup in 2009 and with past success in the German championship (2000) and the cup (twice), FCR Duisburg was one of the top teams in German women's football. In 2013 the club filed for insolvency and players joined and formed a new women's section at MSV Duisburg.

Kiesel (surname)

Kiesel is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Annemieke Kiesel (born 1979), Dutch female football player

Bob Kiesel (1911-1993), American sprinter

Ryan Kiesel (born 1980) American politician

Brett Keisel (born 1978) American player of American football


Kockengen is a village in the Dutch province of Utrecht (province). It is a part of the municipality of Stichtse Vecht, and lies about 9 km northeast of Woerden.

In 2001, the village of Kockengen had 2296 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.47 km², and contained 901 residences.

The statistical area "Kockengen", which also can include the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 2480.The name of the town is a reference to Cockaigne, a medieval fictional land of plenty.

Until 1989, Kockengen was a separate municipality.

Marleen Wissink

Marleen Wissink is a former Dutch football goalkeeper. She played at 1.FFC Frankfurt for more than a decade, winning two UEFA Women's Cups and five Bundesligas.She was a member of the Dutch national team. With 141 international games she is the second most capped Dutch player to date, next to Annemieke Kiesel.

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.

UEFA Women's Euro 2009 squads

This article lists all the confirmed national football squads for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009.

Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.


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