Daniëlle van de Donk

Daniëlle van de Donk RON (Dutch pronunciation: [daːniˈɛlə vɑn də dɔnk]; born 5 August 1991) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Arsenal in the FA WSL.[2] She is a member of the Dutch national football team.[3]

Daniëlle van de Donk
Danielle van de Donk
Playing for PSV/FC Eindhoven in 2012
Personal information
Full name Daniëlle van de Donk[1]
Date of birth 5 August 1991 (age 27)
Place of birth Valkenswaard, Netherlands
Height 160 cm (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Number 7
Youth career
sv Valkenswaard
2006–2008 UNA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2011 Willem II 47 (6)
2011–2012 VVV-Venlo 18 (8)
2012–2015 PSV/FC Eindhoven 66 (36)
2015–2015 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 13 (4)
2015– Arsenal 57 (21)
National team
2010– Netherlands 88 (16)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 25 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 April 2019

Club career

Willem II, 2008–2011

Born in Valkenswaard, Netherlands, Van de Donk firstly played as a professional footballer in the Dutch Eredivisie, with club Willem II in 2008. She featured for The Tricolores—nickname of Willem II—at and away from the Willem II Stadion for the next four seasons. While at the club she played in 47 regular season games, scoring 6 times.

VVV-Venlo, 2011–2012

Van de Donk left Willem II and linked up with outfit VVV-Venlo ahead of the 2011–2012 season. She played 18 regular season games, scoring 8 goals in the process. She also helped VVV reach final of the KNVB Women's Cup of 2012.

FC Eindhoven, 2012–2015

She then left Venlo in the summer prior to the upcoming 2012–13 season, so as to link up with PSV/FC Eindhoven. This move came ahead of Eindhoven's participation within the inaugural season of the Dutch & Belgian BeNe League. With PSV/FC Eindhoven, Van de Donk got to the final of the KNVB Cup of 2014 where she eventually earned a runners-up medal. She in all racked up an outstanding 30 goals in 53 appearances for the club.[4]

Göteborg, 2015

In June 2015, Van de Donk was transferred to Swedish Damallsvenskan club Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC.[3][5][6] Van de Donk made 13 appearances for the club, scoring 4 goals.

Arsenal, 2015–

Arsenal Ladies Vs Bayern Munich (24396712964)
Van de Donk (centre) whilst featuring for Arsenal in 2016

On 20 November 2015, Van de Donk signed up to play for English club Arsenal of the FA Super League.[7] The move proved successful with her starting in the 2016 FA Cup final on 14 May 2016. Arsenal were eventually crowned champions at Wembley, beating Chelsea 1–0 to earn their fourteenth FA Cup title.[8]

On 7 October 2016, she signed a new contract with Arsenal.[9] Van de Donk was instrumental in Arsenal's 2018–2019 WSL league winning season.

In March 2019, Van de Donk signed a new “long term” contract with Arsenal.[10]

International career

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Van de Donk playing for Holland in the 2013 Euros

Van de Donk currently plays for the Netherlands national team, making her debut for Oranje on 15 December 2010 at the 2010 City of São Paulo Tournament against Mexico. She scored her first official goal in 2013 European Championship qualifying against Serbia.[11]

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Van de Donk in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[12] She retained her national team place during the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada, again under the direction of Reijners.[13]

On 14 June 2017, Van de Donk was selected as part of the Dutch squad for the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship to be held at home in the Netherlands.[14]

She went on to play an integral part within the tournament. In the semi-final match, she scored against England to complete a 3–0 win for the Dutch. Van de Donk also played in the final against Denmark where her creative presence helped to assure the Netherlands winning the 2017 Euros.[15] After the tournament, the whole team was honoured by the Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Sport Edith Schippers and made Knights of the Order of Orange-Nassau.[16]

Van de Donk was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.[17]

Career statistics

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[18]

* Note: Match not considered as an official friendly.[19]




PSV/FC Eindhoven





  1. ^ a b "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Kim Little rejoins Arsenal Ladies". Arsenal F.C. 17 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d "Danielle van de Donk". Soccerway.
  4. ^ "Danielle Van de Donk". Arsenal F.C.
  5. ^ "Speelster Van de Donk naar Zweedse topclub". psv.nl (in Dutch). 26 June 2015. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC". Göteborg FC.se.
  7. ^ "Van de Donk signs for Ladies". Arsenal F.C. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Carter's stunner earns Arsenal their 14th Women's FA Cup". The FA.
  9. ^ "Danielle van de Donk signs new contract". Arsenal F.C. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Danielle van de Donk: Arsenal Women midfielder signs new deal". BBC. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Profile". UEFA.
  12. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Reijners kiest WK-selectie Oranjevrouwen" (in Dutch). Royal Dutch Football Association. 10 May 2015. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". onsoranje.nl. 14 June 2017.
  15. ^ a b "Dutch delight: how the Netherlands won Women's EURO". UEFA.
  16. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)". NOS.nl.
  17. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
  18. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Ruime oefenzege Oranjevrouwen". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Arsenal 1–0 Chelsea: Women's FA Cup final as it happened". The Guardian.
  21. ^ Garry, Tom (14 March 2018). "Arsenal Women 1–0 Manchester City Women". Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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External links

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.

2017 Arsenal Women F.C. season

The 2017 season is Arsenal Ladies Football Club's 31st season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2018 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2018 FA Women's Cup Final was the 48th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 25th to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final due to sponsorship reasons.

The final was contested between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies on 5 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was broadcast on BBC1. Chelsea won the match 3–1 in front of a record crowd of 45,423 to clinch their second title.

2018–19 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2018–19 season was Arsenal Women's Football Club's 33rd season of competitive football. The club participated in the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. This was the first full season of the club under Australian coach Joe Montemurro.

The club qualified for the Champions League by securing a top two spot in the league with three games to go. In the penultimate game of the season, Arsenal secured the top spot of the league and was English champions once more after a seven year wait. The Gunners finished runners-up in the League Cup and lost in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

2018–19 FA WSL

The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.

Arsenal won their first WSL since 2012 with a 4–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

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.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the second and final stage of the competition, following the group stage. It began on 22 June with the round of 16 and ended on 7 July with the final match, held at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. A total of 16 teams (the top two teams from each group, along with the four best third-placed teams) advanced to the knockout stage to compete in a single-elimination style tournament.All times listed are local, CEST (UTC+2).

2019–20 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2019–20 season will be Arsenal Women's Football Club's 34rd season of competitive football. The club will be participating in the Champions League, the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The club is the defending Women's Super League champion.

Arsenal W.F.C.

Arsenal Women Football Club, formerly known as Arsenal Ladies Football Club, is an English professional women's football club affiliated with Arsenal Football Club. The Club plays in the Women's Super League, the top flight of English women's football.

Arsenal have won more trophies than any other club in English women's football, and have won the most titles in each domestic competition they have played in. The Club have won 15 League titles, 14 FA Women's Cup, 5 FA WSL Cups, 10 Women's Premier League Cups, 5 FA Women's Community Shield, and one UEFA Women's Champions League. In the 2006–07 season, the Club became the first in the history of women's football to achieve the continental European sextuple.

Arsenal were founded in 1987 following an initiative by Vic Akers, who became the Club's first manager. He guided Arsenal to continued success until his departure in 2009, winning the most top-flight matches in English football history. The Club have sustained this record, and have won the most Doubles and Trebles in English football history. Arsenal have also completed a record seven unbeaten league seasons, setting a number of English records for longest top-flight unbeaten run, for goals scored, and points won.Arsenal have played their home games at Meadow Park since their founding. Based on social media activity from the 2018–19 season, Arsenal's fanbase is the largest in the world.


Danielle is the French female variant of the male name Daniel, meaning "God is my judge" in the Hebrew language. The name appears in the Bible, where Daniel survives a night in a den of lions. The more common feminine version is "Daniella" or "Daniela" which is used in English-, German-, Italian-, Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking countries.

List of FA WSL hat-tricks

Since the inception of the English women's football league competition, the FA WSL, in 2011, sixteen players have scored three goals (a hat-trick) in a single match. The first player to achieve the feat was Rachel Williams.

Five players have scored two hattricks and two players have achieved four goals in a game. Also Chelsea's 6–0 vs Bristol City saw two players completing a hattrick in the same game.

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.

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.

Pedro Martínez Losa

Pedro Martínez Losa (born 9 May 1976) is a Spanish football coach and sporting director, currently the manager of Division 1 Féminine club Bordeaux. Known primarily for his prominence within women's football, Losa has won major trophies in his native Spain with Rayo Vallecano Femenino, and in England with Arsenal Women.

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 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).


Valkenswaard (pronunciation ) is a municipality and a town in the southern Netherlands, in the Metropoolregio Eindhoven of the province of North Brabant. The municipality had a population of 30,615 in 2017 and spans an area of 56.49 km2 (21.81 sq mi) of which 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi) is water.

The name Valkenswaard stems from its history of falconers, who caught wild falcons there; valk is Dutch for "falcon". It lay on a route where falcons migrated south each year. In the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, Valkenswaardian falconers were active at many European courts, in which falconing was a beloved pastime. Valkenswaard's falcon-catching area has now been built over and falcons are no longer caught there.

In the 19th and 20th century, a number of large cigar factories were founded in Valkenswaard, the two most renowned of which being Willem II and Hofnar.

A Second World War cemetery containing 220 British soldiers was created near Valkenswaard in October 1944. It is now maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).The Eurocircuit Valkenswaard is a motorsport racetrack that has hosted the European Rallycross Championship and the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 22 August 2011 Hohhot City Stadium, Hohhot, China  China PR 1–0 1–1 Friendly
(2.)* 1 June 2012 Woezik, Wijchen, Netherlands  North Korea 2–1 4–1 Friendly
2. 20 June 2012 Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo, Serbia  Serbia 4–0 4–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying
3. 6 March 2013 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Finland 1–1 1–1 2013 Cyprus Cup
4. 17 September 2014 Nadderud Stadion, Bekkestua, Norway  Norway 2–0 2–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5. 20 May 2015 Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Estonia 2–0 7–0 Friendly
6. 4–0
7. 17 September 2015 De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands  Belarus 3–0 8–0 Friendly
8. 23 October 2015 Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, France  France 1–0 2–1 Friendly
9. 25 January 2016 Spice Hotel, Belek, Turkey  Denmark 2–1 2–1 Friendly
10. 8 July 2017 Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Wales 2–0 5–0 Friendly
11. 3 August 2017 De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands  England 2–0 3–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
12. 8 June 2018 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 2–0 5–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13. 9 April 2019 AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Netherlands  Chile 1–0 7–0 Friendly
14. 3–0
15. 4–0
16. 7–0
Arsenal W.F.C. – current squad
Netherlands squads


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