Claudia van den Heiligenberg

Anna Gerarda Maria "Claudia" van den Heiligenberg (born 25 March 1985)[1] is a Dutch footballer who plays for Bayern Munich II in the German 2. Bundesliga. She played for the Dutch national team between 2005 and 2016 and won national league and cup titles in the Netherlands.[2]

Claudia van den Heiligenberg
Personal information
Full name Anna Gerarda Maria van den Heiligenberg
Date of birth 25 March 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Left back / Left winger
Club information
Current team
Bayern Munich II
Youth career
2002–2003 SV Alkmania
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2005 RCL Leiderdorp
2005–2007 Ter Leede (16)
2007–2011 AZ 84 (34)
2011–2013 Telstar 44 (12)
2013–2015 Ajax 48 (13)
2015–2017 Jena 36 (1)
2017– Bayern Munich II 5 (1)
National team
2005–2016 Netherlands 97 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 19 December 2017

Club career

Born in Roelofarendsveen, she started playing when she was six years old at the boys youth team of SV Alkmania in Oude Wetering.[1] After being scouted by the Royal Dutch Football Association she moved to Racing Club in Leiderdorp (RCL) and played in the Eerste Klasse, the second division at that time.[3] She was the top scorer of the 2003–04 Eerste Klasse.[4] She then moved to Hoofdklasse (first division) club Ter Leede and won the Dutch League (Hoofdklasse), Dutch Cup and the Dutch Super Cup in 2006–07.[4][5]

When the Dutch women's professional league (Eredivisie Vrouwen) was established in 2007, she moved to AZ, winning the Dutch League (Eredivisie) in three consecutive seasons (2007–08, 2008–09 and 2009–10) and the Dutch Cup in 2010–11.[4] During her time at the club, she also played seven matches in the UEFA Women's Champions League scoring twice.[6] The club folded at the end of the 2010–11 season and like most of its players, she moved to the newly formed SC Telstar.[7] She played two seasons at Telstar, the first in the Eredivisie and the second in the newly created BeNe League (a merge between the professional Dutch and Belgian women's football leagues).[4]

In 2013 she joined Ajax with how she won her third Dutch Cup in 2013–14.[4]

In 2015, she moved to the German Bundesliga club USV Jena and played two season at the club before moving to Bayern Munich II of the 2. Bundesliga in 2017.[8]

International career

As a RCL (Racing Club Leiderdorp) player, aged 19 she became part of the Dutch national team set up.[1] She made her debut under coach Vera Pauw on 7 September 2005 in a home friendly 0–2 defeat against Italy in Zwolle.[3]

Selected by coach Vera Pauw to be in the national squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2009,[9] she played in two of the five Dutch matches in the tournament helping the team reach the semifinals.[10][11][12]

In December 2009, then national coach Vera Pauw dropped Van den Heiligenberg and Dyanne Bito from the squad ahead of a match against Belarus. The decision proved controversial and it was reported that the duo were kicked out because they were in a relationship.[13] Pauw angrily dismissed the claims, saying it was an insult to suggest they were excluded because of their relationship.[14]

Van den Heiligenberg and Bito remained together[3] and both were restored to the national team by incoming national coach Roger Reijners in 2010. A 2–0 win over Ireland in August 2010 was Van den Heiligenberg's 50th international cap. She was selected in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[15]

A knee injury ruled out her chances of selection for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[16] During the following seasons other injuries kept her out of contention for national team selections,[2] she played one match, on 25 January 2016 against Denmark, her 97th cap and eventually her last, as on 6 July 2017 her international retirement was announced. She scored eight goals for the national team.[17]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[18]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 October 2005 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands   Switzerland 2–0 6–0 Friendly
2. 3–0
3. 12 April 2006 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Iceland 1–0 2–1 Friendly
4. 2–1
5. 6 June 2010 Sportpark De Dorens, Loenhout, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 2–0 Friendly
6. 15 December 2010 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Mexico 2–1 3–1 2010 Torneio Internacional
7. 9 March 2011 Paralimni Stadium, Paralimni, Cyprus  Canada 1–1 1–2 2011 Cyprus Cup
8. 10 April 2014 Stadion De Braak, Helmond, Netherlands  Albania 1–0 10–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

Personal life

Her mother Mary van de Meer was also a Dutch international footballer who played four matches in the 1970s.[17] She combined working for the Dutch police force and playing football during her time at SC Telstar.[3][19] In September 2018 Claudia married her partner Lucie Voňková.[20]


Ter Leerde
AZ Alkmaar


  1. ^ a b c van Geen, Gertjan (15 July 2017). "Afscheid van Claudia van den Heiligenberg, één van de besten". Leidsch Dagblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Van den Heiligenberg krijgt volgende week afscheid van Oranje". Algemeen Dagblad (in Dutch). 22 November 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d Hoogenboom, Alieke. "'Mijn werk combineren met voetbal is zwaar'" (in Dutch). Hier! in de Regio. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Claudia van den Heiligenberg - Profile". (in Dutch). 26 March 2015. Archived from the original on 19 April 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  5. ^ Kooy, Rob (25 December 2008). "Heb je de meeste punten dan ben je ook terecht kampioen!". (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 23 February 2013. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Telstar vrouwen in eredivisie". IJmuider Courant. 27 May 2011. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Profile". DFB (in German). Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  9. ^ "Women's EURO 2009 - UEFA Competitions Association player list" (PDF). UEFA. pp. 15–16. Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  10. ^ Profile Archived 2012-07-16 at in UEFA's 2009 Euro archive
  11. ^ "2009 Women's Euro - Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  12. ^ Brookes, Christian (23 September 2016). "Claudia van den Heiligenberg interview: Out of the shadows to catch an Oranje fire". Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  13. ^ "'Verliefde' speelsters uit Oranje gezet" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  14. ^ "'Verhaal gebaseerd op leugens'" [Story based on lies]. OnsOranje.NL (in Dutch). KNVB. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  15. ^ Scholten, Berend (30 June 2013). "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Oranjevrouwen zonder geblesseerde Van den Heiligenberg op WK". (in Dutch). 21 May 2015. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Van den Heiligenberg (32) zet punt achter carrière". (in Dutch). 6 July 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 January 2018.
  19. ^ "Claudia van den Heiligenberg". Politie Topsport Selectie (in Dutch). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Nejlepší česká fotbalistka Voňková si vzala spoluhráčku z Bayernu" (in Czech). 4 September 2018. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

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.

2008–09 Eredivisie (women)

The 2008–09 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the second season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 21 August 2008 to 31 May 2009 with seven teams. AZ successfully defended the title and became champions for a second year running. The 84 matches of the season had a 56,365 total attendance.

2009–10 Eredivisie (women)

The 2009–10 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the third season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 1 October 2009 to 19 May 2010 with six teams. AZ successfully defended the title and became champions for a third year running. The 60 matches of the season had a 22,140 total attendance.

2010 International Women's Football Tournament of City of São Paulo

The 2010 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo (also known as the 2010 International Tournament of São Paulo) was the second edition of the Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Brazil. It began on 9 December and ended on 19 December 2010.

2010–11 Eredivisie (women)

The 2010–11 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the fourth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 2 September 2010 to 12 May 2011 with eight teams. FC Twente became champions for the first time, breaking AZ's three-year championship hegemony. The 84 matches of the season had a 44,710 total attendance.

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.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament that was held in Canada from 6 June until 5 July 2015. The 24 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. The deadline to submit rosters to FIFA was 25 May 2015.Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad. Totals for caps and goals, club affiliations, and ages are as of the opening day of the tournament on 6 June 2015.

AZ Alkmaar (women)

AZ or AZ Vrouwen was a women's association football club based in Alkmaar and the Zaanstreek, Netherlands. They were affiliated with the AZ men's team. They were founder members of the Eredivisie Vrouwen in 2007 and won the first three editions of the championship. In February 2011 AZ announced they were withdrawing support for their women's section, for financial reasons.Telstar entered a team in the 2011–12 women's Eredivisie and most of the AZ players signed for the newly formed club.

Claudia (given name)

Claudia is an Italian female given name equivalent to Claudius or Claudio. In Portuguese it is accented Cláudia.

The name may refer to:

Claudia of Chalon (1498–1521), nobility

Claudia Felicitas of Austria (1653–1676), Holy Roman Empress

Cláudia Abreu (born 1970), Brazilian actress

Claudia Alexander (1959–2015), NASA scientist and project manager

Claudia Bandion-Ortner (born 1966), Austrian judge and politician

Claudia Bär (born 1980), German canoer

Claudia Beamish (born 1952), Scottish politician

Claudia Beni (born 1986), Croatian singer

Claudia Black (born 1972), Australian actress

Claudia Bühlmann, Swiss bobsledder

Claudia Cardinale (born 1938), Italian actress

Cláudia Cepeda (born 1967), Brazilian actress

Claudia Christian (born 1965), American actress

Claudia Ciesla (born 1987), German model and actress

Claudia Cowan, American journalist

Claudia Doumit, American cinema actress

Claudia Dreher (born 1971), German runner

Claudia Pond Eyley (born 1946), New Zealand artist and filmmaker

Claudia Fährenkemper (born 1959), German photographer

Claudia Faniello (born 1988), Maltese singer

Claudia Fontaine (1960-2018), English singer

Claudia Fontán (born 1966), Argentine actress

Claudia Fragapane (born 1997), British artistic gymnast

Claudia Franco (born 1975), Spanish swimmer

Claudia Giovine (born 1990), Italian tennis player

Claudia di Girolamo (born 1956), Chilean actress

Cláudia Graner (born 1974), Brazilian water polo player

Claudia Hammond (born 1971), British author and journalist

Claudia Hempel (born 1958), German swimmer

Claudia Hürtgen (born 1971), German race driver

Klaudia Jans-Ignacik (born 1984), Polish tennis player

Claudia Jennings (1949–1979), American model and actress

Claudia L. Johnson, American literary scholar

Claudia Jones (1915–1964), Trinidad-born journalist and activist

Claudia Jordan (born 1973), American model

Klaudia Kaczorowska (born 1988), Polish volleyball player

Claudia Karvan (born 1972), Australian actress

Claudia J. Kennedy (born 1947), United States Army general

Claudia Kim (born 1985), South Korean actress

Claudia Kohde-Kilsch (born 1963), German tennis player

Claudia Koll (born 1965), Italian actress and missionary

Klaudia Koronel (born 1975), Filipino actress and businesswoman

Klaudia Kovács, Hungarian-American actress and film director

Klaudia Kovács (born 1990), Hungarian footballer

Claudia Kreuzig Grinnell, German-American poet

Claudia Kristofics-Binder (born 1961), Austrian figure skater

Claudia Lawrence (born 1974), British missing person

Claudia Leistner (born 1965), German figure skater

Claudia Leitte (born 1980), Brazilian singer

Claudia Lennear, American singer

Claudia Lichtenberg (born 1985), German cyclist

Claudia Losch (born 1960), German shot putter

Claudia Lösch (born 1988), Austrian alpine skier

Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, American children's author

Claudia Melchers (born 1969), Dutch kidnap victim

Claudia Mo (born 1957), Hong Kong journalist and politician

Claudia Moatti (born 1954), French historian specialised in Roman Studies

Cláudia Monteiro (born 1961), Brazilian tennis player

Claudia Müller (born 1974), German footballer

Claudia Müller-Ebeling (born 1956), German anthropologist and art historian

Cláudia das Neves (born 1975), Brazilian basketball player

Claudia Novelo (born 1965), Mexican swimmer

Claudia Nystad (born 1978), German skier

Claudia O'Doherty (born 1983), Australian comedienne and actress

Claudia Ortiz (born 1981), Peruvian beauty pageant contestant

Claudia Palacios (born 1977), Colombian journalist

Claudia Pandolfi (born 1974), Italian actress

Claudia Pastorino (born 1965), Italian singer, author and activist

Claudia Pavel (born 1984), Romanian singer

Claudia Pavlovich Arellano (born 1969), Mexican politician and lawyer

Claudia Pechstein (born 1972), German speed skater

Claudia Polini, Italian-American mathematician

Claudia Poll (born 1972), Costa Rican swimmer

Claudia Porwik (born 1968), German tennis player

Claudia Presăcan (born 1979), Romanian gymnast

Claudia Riegler (born 1973), Austrian snowboarder

Claudia Riegler (born 1976), New Zealand alpine skier

Claudia Rivas (born 1989), Mexican triathlete

Claudia Schiffer (born 1970), German model and actress

Klaudia Schifferle (born 1955), Swiss painter and musician

Claudia Ștef (born 1978), Romanian race walker

Klaudia Szemerey-Pataki (born 1976), Hungarian politician

Klaudia Taev (1906–1985), Estonian vocal pedagogue

Klaudia Tasz (born 1973), Polish ski mountaineer

Claudia Tavel (born 1989), Bolivian beauty pageant contestant

Claudia Alta Taylor Johnson (Lady Bird Johnson, 1912–2007), First Lady of the United States

Klaudia Tiitsmaa (born 1990), Estonian actress

Klaudia Ungerman (born 1988), Polish beauty pageant contestant

Claudia van den Heiligenberg (born 1985), Dutch footballer

Claudia Velásquez (born 1975), Peruvian swimmer

Claudia Wells (born 1966), American actress

Claudia Winkleman (born 1972), English journalist

Ana Cláudia Lemos (born 1988), Brazilian sprinter

Ana Cláudia Michels (born 1981), Brazilian model

Dyanne Bito

Dyanne Marie Christine Bito (Dutch pronunciation: [diˈɑnə maːˈri krɪsˈtinə ˈbitoː]; born 10 August 1981) is a Dutch former football defender who played for the Netherlands women's national football team and clubs in the Netherlands and Germany.

Kelly Zeeman

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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.

Lucie Voňková

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SC Telstar VVNH

Sportclub Telstar Vrouwenvoetbal Noord-Holland was a Dutch women's football club based in Velsen. It was connected to the SC Telstar.

Its home stadium was the 3,625 seater TATA Steel Stadion and its home colours were white.

The women's team was established in 2011 and played in the top level Eredivisie and BeNe League. After the 2016–17 season the team relocated to Alkmaar and formed VV Alkmaar.

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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 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.

Netherlands squads


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