Anouk Dekker

Marieke Anouk Dekker (Dutch pronunciation: [maːˈrikə ʔaːˈnuk ˈdɛkər]; born 15 November 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays for Montpellier in the Division 1 Feminine. She is a member of the Netherlands national team.[2]

Anouk Dekker
Anouk Dekker training with Netherlands in 2018
Anouk Dekker training with Netherlands in November, 2018
Personal information
Full name Marieke Anouk Dekker
Date of birth 15 November 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Almelo, Netherlands
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Playing position Defender / Midfielder / Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 6
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005–2007 FFC Heike Rheine 31 (4)
2007–2015 FC Twente 168 (67)
2016– Montpellier 57 (9)
National team
2009– Netherlands 78 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 08:09, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 16 December 2017

Club career

Dekker playing for FC Twente in 2013

She played for FFC Heike Rheine in the Fußball-Bundesliga from 2005 to 2007[3] before moving to Eredivisie / BeNe League Dutch club FC Twente in 2007. After almost nine seasons with FC Twente, she moved to the Division 1 Féminine side Montpellier HSC in January 2016 for the conclusion of the 2015–16 season. In January 2017 Anouk signed a new 2,5 year contract.

International career

On 21 November 2009 national team coach Vera Pauw awarded Dekker her first senior cap, versus Belarus.[4]

She was called up to be part of the Netherlands national team squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[5] Despite suffering a facial injury in the last warm-up friendly, a 3–0 win over Northern Ireland, Dekker retained her place in the squad.[6]

Dekker was also part of the Dutch teams of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[1] and the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017,[7] she played all matches in both tournaments and was named in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament.

Dekker was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.[8] She scored in the last group game helping to secure a 2-1 win against Canada. The win left Netherlands top of group E.[9]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[10]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 13 June 2010 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Belgium 1–0 4–1 Friendly
2. 19 June 2010 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Norway 2–2 2–2 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3. 26 October 2013 Estádio José de Carvalho, Maia, Portugal  Portugal 3–0 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
4. 17 September 2014 Nadderud Stadion, Bekkestua, Norway  Norway 1–0 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5. 7 February 2015 Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands  Thailand 5–0 7–0 Friendly
6. 8 March 2017 Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé, Portugal  Japan 1–0 3–2 2017 Algarve Cup
7. 20 June 2019 Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France  Canada 1–0 2–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

Personal life

Dekker has a twin brother, Xander.[11]

Dekker is in a relationship with Genessee Daughetee.[12]



FC Twente & Montpellier Herault Feminine


*During the BeNe League period (2012 to 2015), the highest placed Dutch team is considered as national champion by the Royal Dutch Football Association.[13]





  1. ^ a b "2015 World Cup" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Anouk Dekker Profile". DFB (in German). Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Anouk Dekker" (in Dutch). Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland. 22 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Geblesseerde leeuwin Anouk Dekker mee naar EK" (in Dutch). RTL Nieuws. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Watch: Fifa Women's World Cup - Netherlands beat Canada to top Group E". 2019-06-19. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  10. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Exclusive Interview: Netherlands midfielder Anouk Dekker". Football Oranje. February 20, 2018.
  12. ^ "Genessee Daughetee vriendin van Anouk Dekker". May 1, 2019.
  13. ^ "Eredivisie Vrouwen". KNVB (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 December 2017.

External links

2007–08 Eredivisie (women)

The 2007–08 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the first season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. It took place from 29 August 2007 until 21 May 2008 with six teams participating. AZ became the first Eredivisie winners. The 60 matches of the season had a 45,695 total attendance.

2012–13 BeNe League

The 2012–13 season of the Women's BeNe League was the first season of the Belgium and the Netherlands' women's football top level league. Since this was the first season, the league had no reigning champion, although both countries had reigning champions from their former top leagues—Standard Liège in Belgium and ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands. The season started on 24 August 2012. The championship was won by FC Twente.

2013–14 BeNe League

The 2013–14 season of the Women's BeNe League is the second season of the Belgium and Netherlands' women's football top level league. The defending champion is FC Twente. The season started on 30 August 2013 and is played in a single division contrary to last season.

Originally planned as a 16 team league, one team withdrew before the season and another one withdrew during the season. Thus 14 teams made the final standings.

With six matches to spare Standard Liège already was set as the best placed Belgian side. The league was won by Twente for the second time in a row.

2014–15 BeNe League

The 2014–15 BeNe League was the third and last season of the Belgium and Netherlands' women's football top level league. The defending champion was FC Twente. The season started on 29 August 2014 and was played in a single division. The season finished on 8 May 2015.

Following this season, Belgium and the Netherlands will have their own top level league again. The BeNe League initiative was ended because Dutch clubs and the Dutch FA failed to come to an agreement regarding the clubs' financial participation for the following seasons. The Dutch FA also questioned the lack of competitiveness.After the season, the Netherlands revived the Eredivisie as top league and Belgium created a new Super League.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Group A

Group A of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup consisted of hosts Canada, China, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Matches were played from 6 to 15 June 2015.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 5 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Albania, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Norway and Portugal.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2017 Algarve Cup

The 2017 Algarve Cup was the 24th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 1 to 8 March.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.

The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the eighth final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The match was played on 7 July 2019 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon, France.

The final was contested by the United States, the defending champion, and the Netherlands, in their first final. The United States won 2–0, earning their second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title, with second-half goals scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe from the penalty spot and Rose Lavelle. With the win, the U.S. became the second team to win consecutive titles after Germany's victories in 2003 and 2007. The team's coach, Jill Ellis, became the first manager to win two Women's World Cup titles.

Each finalist was the reigning champion of its respective confederation, with the United States having won the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the Netherlands having won UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Group E

Group E of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup took place from 10 to 20 June 2019. The group consisted of Cameroon, Canada, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The top two teams, the Netherlands and Canada, along with the third-placed team, Cameroon (as one of the four best third-placed teams), advanced to the round of 16.


Dekker is a Dutch occupational surname equivalent to English Thatcher. Notable people with the surname include:

Aesop Dekker (born 1970), American rock drummer

Albert Dekker (1905–1968), American actor and politician

An Dekker (1931–2012), Dutch sculptor, graphic designer, and publisher

Anne Fleur Dekker (born 1994), Dutch environmentalist and journalist

Ans Dekker (born 1955), Dutch gymnast

Anouk Dekker (born 1986), Dutch footballer

Carl Dekker (1922–2000), pseudonym of the Australian historian and journalist John Laffin

Cees Dekker (born 1959), Dutch physicist

Chris Dekker (born 1945), Dutch footballer

Ben Dekker (born 1940), South African forester, actor, politician, poet and artist.

Cornelis Dekker (c.1645–1685), Dutch physician and essayist known as Cornelis Bontekoe

Cornelis Gerrits Dekker (1618–1678), Dutch landscape painter

Daniël Dekker (born 1960), Dutch disc jockey and radio host

Desmond Dekker (1941–2006), Jamaican singer

Eduard Douwes Dekker (1820–1887), Dutch writer; also known as Multatuli

Elly Dekker (born 1943), Dutch astrophysicist and museum curator

Ernest Douwes Dekker (1879–1950), Dutch politician and writer

Erik Dekker (born 1970), Dutch racing cyclist

Femke Dekker (born 1979), Dutch rower

Frans Dekker (1684–1751), Dutch painter

Fred Dekker (born 1959), American film director and writer

Gé Dekker (1904–1995), Dutch competitive swimmer

Han Dekker (1913–?), Dutch rower

Hannie Singer-Dekker (1917–2007), Dutch Labour Party politician

Hendrik Adriaan Christiaan Dekker (1836–1905), Dutch painter and lithographer

Inge Dekker (born 1985), Dutch competitive swimmer

Jacob Gelt Dekker (born 1948), Dutch businessman, philanthropist, and writer

Jan Dekker (sailor) (born 1967), French/South African competitive sailor

Jan Dekker (born 1990), Dutch darts player

Jens Dekker (born 1998), Dutch cyclo-cross cyclist

Jeremias de Dekker (c. 1610 – 1666), Dutch poet

Jonathan Dekker (born 1983), American football tight end

Laura Dekker (born 1995), New Zealand-born Dutch solo sailor

Lia Dekker (born 1987), Dutch competitive swimmer

Louis Dekker (1894–1973), Dutch coxswain

Marcel Dekker (born 1930s), Dutch-born American encyclopedia publisher

Mark Dekker (born 1969), Zimbabwean cricketer

Maurits Dekker (1896–1962), Dutch novelist and playwright

Michelle Dekker (born 1996), Dutch snowboarder

Niels Dekker (born 1983), Dutch-born Canadian soccer player

Olivia Dekker (born 1993), American sports reporter

Paul Dekker (1931–2001), Canadian-American football player

Rachelle Dekker (born 1986), American novelist, daughter of Ted Dekker

Rick Dekker (born 1995), Dutch footballer

Ron Dekker (born 1966), Dutch competitive swimmer

Sam Dekker (born 1994), American basketball player

Sander Dekker (born 1975), Dutch VVD politician

Sidney Dekker (born 1969), Dutch-born psychologist and safety scientist

Steve Dekker (born 1988), Dutch DJ known as "Dr. Peacock"

Sybilla Dekker (born 1942), Dutch VVD politician

Ted Dekker (born 1962), Indonesian-born American author

Theodorus Dekker (born 1927), Dutch mathematician known for Dekker's algorithm

Thijs Dekker (born 1997), Dutch footballer

Thomas Dekker (writer) (c. 1572 – 1632), English writer

Thomas Dekker (cyclist) (born 1984), Dutch racing cyclist

Thomas Dekker (actor) (born 1987), American actor

Tim Dekker (born 1993), Dutch decathlete

Tony Dekker (born 1980s), Canadian singer and songwriter

Travis Dekker (born 1985), American football tight end

Tristan Dekker (born 1996), Dutch footballer

Vince Gino Dekker (born 1997), Dutch footballer

Wade Dekker (born 1994), Australian soccer player

Wisse Dekker (1924–2012), Dutch businessman; CEO of Philips

Montpellier HSC (Women)

Montpellier Hérault Sport Club Féminines (French pronunciation: ​[mɔ̃pɛˈlyeɪ eɪˈroʊ]; commonly referred to as simply Montpellier) is a French women's football club based in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone, a commune in the arrondissement of Montpellier. The club was founded in 1990. Montpellier play in the Division 1 Féminine having finished in 4th place in the 2009–10 season. The club is managed Sarah M'Barek and was captained by goalkeeper and French women's international Céline Deville before she departed for club rivals Lyon in July 2011.

Montpellier hosts its home matches at the Stade Joseph-Blanc, a 1,000-capacity stadium that is situated in Villeneuve-lès-Maguelone. The club also hosts matches at the Stade de Grammont in Montpellier, where the male section is based.

Netherlands at the FIFA Women's World Cup

Netherlands have participated two times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in 2015, in 2019. The have reached the 2nd round in 2015 and the final in 2019.

* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

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 2013 Group B

Group B of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Germany, the reigning champions, Iceland, Netherlands and Norway. Matches were staged in Kalmar and Växjö from 11–17 July 2013.

Norway won the group and advanced to the knockout stage along with group runners-up Germany. Iceland progressed as one of the best third-placed teams while the Netherlands failed to advance.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017

The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams (from 12 teams in the previous edition).The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.Germany's 22-year reign as champions of Europe was ended after losing 1–2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals. In addition it was only Germany's second loss in the finals since 1993. Another former winner, Norway, lost to both finalists, the Netherlands and Denmark, and ended without goals or points.

The Netherlands won their first ever title by beating fellow first time finalists, Denmark, 4–2 in the final.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final

The UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final was a football match to determine the winner of UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The match took place on 6 August 2017 at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede, Netherlands, and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, the Netherlands and Denmark.

The Netherlands won the final 4–2 for their first UEFA Women's Championship title.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group A

Group A of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Norway. The matches were played from 16 to 24 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 knockout stage

The knockout phase of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 began on 29 July 2017 and ended on 6 August 2017 with the final.All times local (UTC+2).

Montpellier HSC (Women) – current squad
Netherlands squads


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