Desiree van Lunteren

Desiree van Lunteren (Dutch pronunciation: [deːsiˈreː vɑn ˈlɵntərə(n)]; born 30 December 1992) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder for AFC Ajax in the Eredivisie and the Netherlands national team.[2]

Desiree van Lunteren
Desiree van Lunteren (cropped)
Personal information
Date of birth 30 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Almere, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
SC Freiburg
Number 23
Youth career
Sv Almere
Sv Buiten Boys
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 AZ 36 (5)
2011–2012 Telstar 16 (4)
2012–2018 AFC Ajax 166 (67)
2018–2019 SC Freiburg 20 (2)
2019– AFC Ajax 0 (0)
National team
2012– Netherlands 70 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18 July 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13 October 2018

Club career

van Lunteren began her senior career at Eredivisie team AZ Alkmaar before moving Telstar and later joining Ajax in 2012 to play in the first season of the short-lived BeNe League.

In June 2018, a personal sponsor helped her move to SC Freiburg, departing Ajax after 6 years and 166 matches.[3][4][5]

In July 2019, after one season in Germany, van Lunteren returned to Ajax on a two-year contract.[6]

International career

Van Lunteren was handed her first senior national team cap by coach Roger Reijners on 15 February 2012, in a 2–1 friendly defeat to France in Nîmes.[7][8]

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013.[9]

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[10] Van Lunteren started 5 of the team's 6 games at the tournament and helped the team win the tournament. She assisted a goal in the final before being subbed off in the 57th minute.



AZ Alkmaar
AFC Ajax




  1. ^ 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Sponsor koopt contract Desiree van Lunteren (Ajax Vrouwen) af voor Duits avontuur – Het Amsterdamsche Voetbal". (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  4. ^ "Ajacied Desiree van Lunteren naar SC Freiburg – Sport – PAROOL". Het Parool (in Dutch). Retrieved 2018-07-24.
  5. ^ "Europameisterin Desiree van Lunteren wechselt zum SC Freiburg | SC Freiburg".
  6. ^ "Oranje-international Van Lunteren keert na jaar terug bij Ajax Vrouwen". NU. 17 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Desiree van Lunteren" (in Dutch). Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland. 22 July 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-09-06. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". 14 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.

External links

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.

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.

2016–17 Eredivisie (women)

The 2016–17 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the seventh season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The season took place from 2 September 2016 to 26 May 2017 with eight teams. Defending champions FC Twente finished runners-up behind Ajax, who won their first Dutch championship.

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.

2017–18 PEC Zwolle (women) season

The 2017–18 season is PEC Zwolle's 8th season of play in the Eredivisie and also its 8th consecutive season in the top flight of Dutch football for women.

2018–19 DFB-Pokal Frauen

The 2018–19 DFB-Pokal was the 39th season of the annual German football cup competition. Fifty teams participated in the competition, including all teams from the previous year's Frauen-Bundesliga and the 2. Frauen-Bundesliga, excluding second teams. The competition began on 11 August 2018 with the first of six rounds and ended on 1 May 2019 with the final at the RheinEnergieStadion in Cologne, a nominally neutral venue, which has hosted the final since 2010. The DFB-Pokal is considered the second-most important club title in German women's football after the Bundesliga championship. The DFB-Pokal is run by the German Football Association (DFB).

The defending champions were Frauen-Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg, after they defeated Bayern Munich 3–2 on penalties in the previous final.They successfully defended their title after a 1–0 victoy over SC Freiburg.

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 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).

AFC Ajax Vrouwen

AFC Ajax Vrouwen is a Dutch women's football from Amsterdam representing AFC Ajax in the women Eredivisie. The team was founded in 2012.

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.

Desiree (given name)

Desiree or Desirée is a female given name. It is an anglicization of the French name Désirée meaning desired. The Puritans used the name Desire as a given name for females.

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.

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.

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 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).

AFC Ajax (women) – current squad
Netherlands squads


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