Anouk Hoogendijk

Anouk Anna Hoogendijk (Dutch pronunciation: [aːˈnuk ˈɑnaː ˈɦoːɣəndɛik]; born 6 May 1985) is a Dutch professional footballer who played for Ajax as a midfielder or defender. She is nicknamed Noukie. [3]

A full international with over 100 caps since 2004 for the Dutch national team, she has represented the nation at one FIFA Women's World Cup and twice UEFA Women's Euro tournaments.

She played for Bristol Academy Women in the inaugural 2011 FA WSL campaign.[4]

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Hoogendijk with Ajax in 2012
Personal information
Full name Anouk Anna Hoogendijk
Date of birth 6 May 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Woerden, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Centre back/Defensive midfielder
Youth career
Combinatie Sportclub Wilnis
SV Argon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2007 Saestum 0 (0)
2007–2011 FC Utrecht 56 (5)
2011 Bristol Academy 13 (0)
2012 FC Utrecht 7 (1)
2012–2014 Ajax 35 (5)
2014 Arsenal 1 (0)
2014–2017 Ajax 34 (8)
National team
2004–2017 Netherlands 103[2] (9)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 November 2016
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 30 November 2016

Club career

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Hoogendijk with Utrecht in 2010.

Hoogendijk came to prominence aged 12, as a contestant on the "Geef Nooit Op" (Never Give Up) TV program.[5] She wished to train with FC Utrecht and, after a spell with Saestum, eventually signed for Utrecht at the outset of the Eredivisie Vrouwen in 2007. Hoogendijk realised her ambition of playing abroad when she signed an eight-month contract with English WSL club Bristol Academy in January 2011.[6]

In February 2012 Hoogendijk returned to Utrecht, before moving on to newly formed Ajax Vrouwen in May 2012. The transfer represented "a dream come true" for Hoogendijk as she had been a girlhood supporter of Ajax's male team.[7]

In January 2014, Hoogendijk signed for the English club Arsenal Ladies. However, due to persistent injuries she only played in 3 matches during that season in London.[8][9][10] In July 2014, Hoogendijk eventually returned for the 2014–15 season to Ajax Vrouwen.[11] On May 30, 2016, she announced on her Instagram official account one-year extension of contract with Ajax Vrouwen.[12]

International career

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Hoogendijk playing the team's first game of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, 0–0 against Germany in Växjö.

On 6 August 2004 Hoogendijk debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, as a half-time substitute in a 2–0 defeat to Japan in Zeist.[13]

Hoogendijk played in every match as the Netherlands reached the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009. In the quarter-final penalty shootout win over France, she struck the winning kick.[14]

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Hoogendijk (right) in a warm up training before a match against Belgium.

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Hoogendijk in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[15] Playing in defence, Hoogendijk contributed to a very promising 0–0 draw with champions Germany in the team's opening game. She was disappointed when subsequent 1–0 defeats to Norway and Iceland consigned the Netherlands to a first round elimination: "I know it's not the end of the world but today it feels like the end of the world."[16]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 March 2006 Municipal Andráshida, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary  Hungary 4–0 5–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 23 April 2008 Patrostadion, Maasmechelen, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 2–2 UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying
3. 11 July 2009 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands   Switzerland 5–0 5–0 Four Nations Cup
4. 1 March 2010 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Italy 1–1 1–1 2010 Cyprus Cup
5. 22 April 2010 Gradski Stadion, Kumanovo, FYROM  North Macedonia 1–0 7–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
6. 13 June 2010 IJsseldelta Stadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Belgium 3–1 4–1 Friendly
7. 21 September 2011 TATA Steel Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands  Serbia 4–0 6–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
8. 15 September 2012 Gamla Ullevi, Gothenburg, Sweden  Sweden 1–0 1–2 Friendly
9. 11 March 2015 Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Scotland 1–2 1–3 2015 Cyprus Cup



SV Saestum
FC Utrecht

Style of play

Hoogendijk is a versatile defensive player, she can play as central midfielder and central-back.[17] She does not have great technique on the ball, but she stands out for her physical strength, positioning, and ability to win balls back. She is strong off the ball and is a great header.

Sponsors, media and other activities

Hoogendijk is a U.S. sportswear company Nike athlete since 2009, especially in the Netherlands.[18] She participated in the brand campaigns Here I Am, Make Yourself and Move more, move better.[19] Hoogendijk wears the Nike CTR360 Maestri since 2009 until its discontinuance, replacing them with the new silo Nike Magista in 2014. Finally, she chose to switch to the Nike Tiempo.[20][21]

The book Balverliefd written together with Vicente de Vries, was published on April 2015. The book contains Hoogendijk biography, tips and tricks for young football players.[22]

Personal life

Hoogendijk grew up in Mijdrecht, and is daughter of Physical Education teachers. She has one brother.[23]


  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "ANOUK HOOGENDIJK: THE SWEET NO.6". Goonercore. Goonercore. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Bristol swoop to sign trio from Holland". She Kicks. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk". UEFA. Archived from the original on 6 December 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk maakt zich op voor Engels avontuur" (in Dutch). AD Sportwereld. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Ook Anouk Hoogendijk naar Ajax" (in Dutch). AT5. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  8. ^ "ANOUK HOOGENDIJK: "IK HEB HET PLEZIER WEER TERUG"". Vrouwen Voetbal (in Dutch).
  9. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk joins Arsenal Ladies". Arsenal. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Anouk Hoogendijk verruilt Ajax voor Arsenal". Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Hoogendijk second acquisition for women's team". AFC Ajax. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  12. ^ "Blij dat ik nog een jaar voor @afcajax ga spelen!". Instagram. Anouk Hoogendijk on Instagram. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  13. ^ "International Matches (Women) 2004". Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  14. ^ Burke, Chris (4 September 2009). "Pauw revels in penalty foresight". UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  16. ^ Crompton, Sam (17 July 2013). "Iceland's Jónsdóttir celebrates 'fantastic' feat". UEFA. Retrieved 24 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Hoogendijk goes to Arsenal". UEFA. Retrieved 23 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Nike Move More, Move Better". Anouk Hoogendijk. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  19. ^ "Biography". Anouk Hoogendijk. Archived from the original on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  20. ^ "My new boots arrived!! Which ones are cooler?". Instagram. Anouk Hoogendijk on Instagram. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Look what I just received! Nike sent us some extra shoes!". Twitter. Anouk Hoogendijk on Twitter. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  22. ^ "Balverliefd, Vincent de Vries & Anouk Hoogendijk". Bol. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Biography". Anouk Hoogendijk. Archived from the original on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.

External links

2010 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup was the third edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus.

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.

2014–15 in Scottish football

The 2014–15 season was the 118th season of competitive football in Scotland. The domestic season began on 26 July 2014, with the start of the Challenge Cup. The 2014–15 Scottish Professional Football League season commenced on 9 August, the weekend after the conclusion of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

2015 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2015 Cyprus Women's Cup was the eighth edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place from 4–11 March 2015.

2016–17 PEC Zwolle (women) season

The 2016–17 season is PEC Zwolle's 7th season of play in the Eredivisie and also its 7th consecutive season in the top flight of Dutch football for women.

AFC Ajax

Amsterdamsche Football Club Ajax (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːjɑks]), also known as AFC Ajax, Ajax Amsterdam or simply Ajax, is a Dutch professional football club based in Amsterdam, that plays in the Eredivisie, the top tier in Dutch football. Historically, Ajax (named after the legendary Greek hero) has been the most successful club in the Netherlands, with 34 Eredivisie titles and 19 KNVB Cups. It has continuously played in the Eredivisie, since the league's inception in 1956 and, along with Feyenoord and PSV Eindhoven, it is one of the country's "big three" clubs that have dominated that competition.

Ajax has historically been one of the most successful clubs in the world. According to the IFFHS, Ajax were the seventh-most successful European club of the 20th century and The World's Club Team of the Year in 1992. According to German magazine Kicker, Ajax were the second-most successful European club of the 20th century. The club is one of the five teams that has earned the right to keep the European Cup and to wear a multiple-winner badge; they won consecutively in 1971–1973. In 1972, they completed the continental treble by winning the Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, and the European Cup. It also won the first organized UEFA Super Cup in 1972 against Glasgow Rangers (played in 1973). Ajax's last international trophies were the 1995 Intercontinental Cup, 1995 UEFA Super Cup and the 1995 Champions League, where they defeated Milan in the final; they lost the 1996 Champions League final on penalties to Juventus. In 1995, Ajax was crowned as World Team of the Year by World Soccer magazine.

Ajax is also one of four teams to win the continental treble and the Intercontinental Cup or Club World Cup in the same season/calendar year; This was achieved in the 1971–72 season. Ajax, Juventus, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Manchester United are the five clubs to have won all three major UEFA club competitions. They have also won the Intercontinental Cup twice, the 1991–92 UEFA Cup, as well as the Karl Rappan Cup, a predecessor of the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1962. Ajax plays at the Johan Cruyff Arena, which opened as the Amsterdam ArenA in 1996 and was renamed in 2018. They previously played at De Meer Stadion and the Amsterdam Olympic Stadium (for international matches).


Anouk is a French female given name and Dutch diminutive of the female given name Anna.

Notable people with the given name include:

Anouk Aimée (b. 1932 as Françoise Sorya Dreyfus), pseudonym of a French film actress

Anouk Hoogendijk (b. 1985), a Dutch footballer

Anouk Nieuwenweg (born 1996), a Dutch handballer

Anouk Renière-Lafrenière (b. 1983), a Canadian synchronized swimmer

Anouk Teeuwe (b. 1975), a Dutch pop rock singer professionally known as "Anouk"

Expeditie Robinson 2017

Expeditie Robinson 2017 was the eighteenth season of the popular Dutch version of Swedish reality television series Expedition Robinson.

For the first time since 2009, four undiscovered Dutch citizens competed alongside fifteen celebrities. The four started on the Island of the Unknowns and took part in duels to enter the game. Also, after the teams are divided, the person who reached the end last would not be put on a tribe and be sent to the Island of the Unknowns. Also, for the first time in the series' history, a father and daughter (Richard and Joëlle Witschge) competed alongside each other in the season.

The competition was won by Carlos Platier Luna.

FC Utrecht (women)

FC Utrecht Vrouwen was the women's football section of Dutch club FC Utrecht based in Utrecht. Established in 2007, as one of the founding members of the professional Dutch women's football league (Eredivisie Vrouwen) the team competed in the league from its inaugural season (2007–08) until 2011–12 and the BeNe League (Belgian and Dutch combined league) from 2012–13 until the team's dissolution in January 2014. The club won the Dutch Cup once and the Dutch Super Cup once.


Hoogendijk is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "high dike". Among variant forms are Hogendijk and Hoogerdijk. Abroad the "ij" digraph is usually replaced with a "y" Notable people with the surname include:

Anouk Hoogendijk (born 1985), Dutch footballer

Cornelis Hoogendijk (1866–1911), Dutch art collector

Ferry Hoogendijk (1933–2014), Dutch journalist and politician

Jack Hoogendyk (born 1955), American (Michigan) Republican politician

Jan Hogendijk (born 1955), Dutch mathematician and historian of science

Jan Hoogendyk (born 1979), South African musician and songwriter known as "Elvis Blue"

Leen Hoogendijk (1890–1969), Dutch water polo player

Micky Hoogendijk (born 1970), Dutch actress, presenter, model and photographer

Oeke Hoogendijk (born 1961), Dutch documentary film maker

Steven Hoogendijk (1698–1788), Dutch watchmaker and physicist

List of AFC Ajax (women) players

This article is about past and present players of AFC Ajax Vrouwen. For a list of all Ajax Vrouwen players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:AFC Ajax Vrouwen players. For the current squad, see AFC Ajax Vrouwen#Current squad.

This list includes past and present footballers who have played/play for Ajax Vrouwen.

List of foreign FA Women's Super League players

The FA Women's Super League (FA WSL or WSL) is the highest league of women's football in England. The league, which started in 2011, was divided in two separate divisions (WSL 1 and WSL 2) from 2014; only the WSL 1 is considered in this list. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

Have played at least one FA WSL game. Players who were signed by WSL clubs, but only played in lower league, cup and/or European games, or did not play in any competitive games at all, are not included.

Are considered foreign, i.e., outside United Kingdom, or Ireland determined by the following:A player is considered foreign if she is not eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or The Republic of IrelandMore specifically:

If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if she has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British/Irish players with dual citizenship.

If a player has not been capped on international level, her country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched her nationality to another nation.Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one FA WSL game.

In bold: players who have played at least one FA WSL game in the current season (2018–19), and the clubs for which they have played. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of a WSL club who have not played a WSL game in the current season.

Last updated: FA WSL matches played on 24 March 2019.

List of women's footballers with 100 or more caps

This list summarizes women's association football players with 100 or more international appearances.

As of 7 July 2019, a total of 324 females have played 100 or more international matches for their respective nations. The all-time leader in senior caps, Kristine Lilly of the United States, had 352 caps and retired from international football on 6 January 2011. Lilly is also fourth highest goal scorer in international football with 130 goals. The current active most capped women international football player is Christine Sinclair of Canada with 286 caps. Sinclair is also the leading active goal scorer in women international football with 182 goals. Twenty women — ten of them American, two from Canada, China and Sweden, and one each from Denmark, Germany, Japan and Scotland — have 200 or more caps.


Mijdrecht is a town in the Netherlands with about 15,000 residents. It located in the municipality of De Ronde Venen, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) west of the main A2 motorway, between Utrecht and Amsterdam.

The main street is the Dorpstraat, where most shops and the municipal offices are located. There is a police office, a fire department, 6 supermarkets, sport facilities, and a coffee shop. There is no police or doctor at the weekends.

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.

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 2013 qualifying – Group 6

The UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 6 was contested by five teams competing for one spot for the final tournament.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation competing at UEFA Women's Euro 2013, an international football tournament held in Sweden from 10 July until 28 July 2013. The 12 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament.

Before announcing their final squad for the tournament, teams were required to name a preliminary squad of 40 players by 10 June 2013, 30 days before the start of the tournament. The preliminary squad would then have to be cut to a final 23, three of which had to be goalkeepers, by 30 June 2013 (midnight CET). Replacement of seriously injured players is permitted until immediately before the team in question's first game, though replacement players must be drawn from the preliminary squad of 40.The squads were published on 3 July 2013, with Russia being the only national squad made up entirely of players from home-based clubs, while Iceland named the most foreign-based players with 13.

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

Number of caps, players' club teams and players' age as of 10 July 2013: the tournament's opening day.


Woerden (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋuːrdə(n)]) is a city and a municipality in the central Netherlands. Due to its central location between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht, and the fact that it has rail and road connections to those cities, it is a popular town for commuters who work in those cities.

Year Apps Min Gls Goals per 90 min.
2004–2015 103 7560 9 0.10
AFC Ajax (women) – current squad
Netherlands squads


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