Daphne Koster

Daphne Helena Koster (born 13 March 1981) is a retired Dutch football player, who played as a defender for Ajax in the Vrouwen Eredivisie.[1] She also played in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) for Sky Blue FC.[2] A powerful centre back, she was the captain of both the Netherlands women's national football team and Ajax.[3][4]

Koster made her senior national team debut as a 16-year-old in August 1997 against Switzerland. At the time, she was playing for a boys' amateur club, SVA Assendelft, where she played until under-19 level.[5]

In 2009, Koster was a mainstay of the Dutch national team, which reached the semi-finals of UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.[6] In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Koster for the Netherlands' squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[7]

Daphne Koster
Daphne Koster
Personal information
Full name Daphne Helena Koster
Date of birth 13 March 1981 (age 38)
Place of birth The Hague, Netherlands
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Defender
Youth career
1987–2000 Netherlands SVA
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2007 Netherlands Ter Leede
2007–2010 Netherlands AZ 56 (8)
2010 United States Sky Blue FC 18 (0)
2011 Netherlands AZ 4 (0)
2011–2012 Netherlands Telstar 8 (1)
2012–2017 Netherlands Ajax 87 (0)
National team
1997 Netherlands U19
1997–2013 Netherlands 139 (7)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[8]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 March 2001 Gemeentelijk Stadion, Kontich, Belgium  Belgium 3–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 10 May 2001 West Lothian Courier Stadium, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 2–0 2–0 Friendly
3. 13 August 2001 Fortuna Wormerveer, Wormerveer, Netherlands  Finland 2–1 2–1 Friendly
4. 25 April 2004 Den Dreef, Heverlee, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 3–0 2005 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
5. 10 August 2008 Caledonian Stadium, Pretoria, South Africa  South Africa 1–0 2–1 Friendly
6. 29 October 2009 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  North Macedonia 7–0 13–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
7. 27 March 2010 Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands  Slovakia 2–0 2–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification


  1. ^ [1] SC Telstar
  2. ^ [2] Women's Professional Soccer
  3. ^ [3] UEFA
  4. ^ [4] id.
  5. ^ "Daphne Koster". UEFA.com. UEFA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  6. ^ Jungmann, Bart (13 April 2011). "Daphne Koster 'Ik was liever 24 gebleven, ideale leeftijd'" (in Dutch). de Volkskrant. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 December 2017.

External links

2009 Sky Blue FC season

The 2009 Sky Blue FC season was the first season for Sky Blue FC in Women's Professional Soccer (WPS). In the league's inaugural season, the club finished fourth in the regular season with 26 points, qualifying for the playoffs. After victories over the Washington Freedom and Saint Louis Athletica, Sky Blue FC defeated the Los Angeles Sol, the top team in the regular season, in the championship match to become the first WPS champions.

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.

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).

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.

Best Female Football Player Of The Year Award (Europe)

Best Female Football Player Of The Year Award (Europe)

Koster (surname)

Koster is the Dutch word for sexton or verger (Küster in German), derived from the Latin custos.

Koster is a common surname in the Netherlands, ranking 45th in 2007 (15,898 people). People with the surname "Koster" or "De Koster" include:

Adam de Koster (1586–1643), Flemish painter

Adrie Koster (born 1954), Dutch footballer

Annelise Koster (born 1999), Namibian artistic gymnast

Anouska Koster (born 1993), Dutch racing cyclist

Bo Koster (born 1974), American rock musician

Chava Koster, Dutch rabbi

Chris Koster (born 1964), American politician from Missouri

Chris Koster (musician), Canadian singer-songwriter

Claudia Koster (born 1992), Dutch road cyclist

Cornelis H. A. Koster (1943–2013), Dutch computer scientist

Daphne Koster (born 1981), Dutch footballer

Dominique Koster (born 1977), South African sprinter

Emma Koster (born 1984), Australian athlete

Everhardus Koster (1817–1892), Dutch land- and seascape painter

Fred Koster (1905–1979), American baseball player

George F. Koster (1927–2012), American physicist a.o. known for the Slater Koster Tight-Binding method

Hans de Koster (1904–1992), Dutch politician

Henry Koster (1905–1988), German-born American film director

Henry Koster (author) (1793–1820), English coffee-grower, explorer, botanist and author

Irene Koster (1921–2012), Dutch swimmer

Jan Koster (born 1945), Dutch linguist

Jans Koster (born 1938), Dutch swimmer

Jared Koster (born 1991), Canadian football linebacker

Joëlle Rollo-Koster (born 1960s), French historian

John Koster (1844–1895), American impresario of the Koster and Bial's Music Hall

John Koster (born 1951), Washington State politician

Julian Koster (born 1972), American musician

Karen Koster (born 1980), Irish-Dutch television presenter

Kym Koster (born 1973), Australian rules footballer

Laure Koster (1902–1999), Luxembourgian swimmer

Laurens Janszoon Koster (c. 1370–1440), Dutch printer

Lou Koster (1889–1973), Luxembourgian composer and pianist

Martijn Koster (born c. 1970), Dutch software engineer

Martin Koster (born 1950), Dutch writer

Maureen Koster (born 1992), Dutch middle-distance runner

Nick Köster (born 1989), South African rugby union player

R. M. Koster (born 1934), American author

Raph Koster (born 1971), American computer entrepreneur

Samuel W. Koster (1919–2006), American army officer

Sepp Koster (born 1974), Dutch racing driver

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 WPS players

This is a list of foreign players who played in Women's Professional Soccer, a women's soccer league in the United States that ran from 2009–11. The following players

have been on the roster for the WPS club(s) listed, not counting preseason.

have not been capped by the U.S. national team on any level/have been capped by a team other than the U.S. national team.

were born outside the U.S./have citizenship outside the U.S.

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.

Mandy van den Berg

Mandy van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛndi vɑn dɛn bɛrx]; born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch football defender who plays for Primera División club Valencia and the Netherlands national team. She formerly played club football in the Eredivisie Vrouwen for ADO Den Haag, for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan and for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien.

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.

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.

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.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 statistics

These are the statistics for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, which took place in Sweden.


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