Dominique Bloodworth

Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth RON (Dutch pronunciation: [doːmiˈnik joːˈɦɑnaː ˈʔɑnaː ˈjɑnsə(n)]; née Janssen, born 17 January 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg and for the Netherlands women's national football team.[1]

Dominique Bloodworth
Dominique Janssen Arsenal Ladies Vs Watford (19969645285) (cropped)
Personal information
Full name Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth
Birth name Dominique Johanna Anna Janssen
Date of birth 17 January 1995 (age 24)
Place of birth Horst aan de Maas, Netherlands
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Playing position Defender, Defensive Midfielder
Club information
Current team
VfL Wolfsburg
Number 6
Youth career
2013 RKsv Wittenhorst
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013–2015 SGS Essen 42 (3)
2015–2019 Arsenal 66 (11)
2019– VfL Wolfsburg 0 (0)
National team
2010 Netherlands U15 3 (0)
2010–2011 Netherlands U16 8 (0)
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 14 (3)
2012–2014 Netherlands U19 24 (0)
2014– Netherlands 49 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14 May 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 26 May 2019

Club career

Bloodworth played in the B-Youth team for her first club, RKSV Wittenhorst. In the summer of 2013, she joined SGS Essen of the German Bundesliga. In linking up with Essen she turned down offers from teams PSV/FC Eindhoven and AFC Ajax of the BeNe League.[2] On 8 September 2013 (1st Round), she made her club debut in a 3–3 draw vs BV Cloppenburg in the Bundesliga.[3] She scored her first goal in an Essen jersey on 3 November 2013 (7th Round) in the 5–1 win against Hoffenheim. In 2015, the Dutchwoman signed for English side Arsenal Ladies.[3] This move proved to be fruitful for her with Janssen winning the WSL Cup of 2015 in a 3–0 beating of Notts County by Arsenal.[4]

She once again played in another Cup final the following season, this being the 2016 FA Cup final which took place on 14 May. Arsenal beat Chelsea by 1 goal to nil in the match at Wembley and were thus crowned champions, earning their fourteenth FA Cup title.[5][6]

Following the 2018–19 WSL season and 100 club appearances for Arsenal, Bloodworth signed with German Champions Wolfsburg.[7]

International career

Dominique Bloodworth in 2018
Dominique Bloodworth training with the Netherlands on 6 November 2018

Bloodworth played for the first time for a Junior selection of Royal Dutch Football Association on 17 March 2010 at the friendly match of U-15 national team against England. In 2012, she was captain of the Dutch U-17 team in the qualifying matches for the 2012 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship and also led the team, as captain, in qualifying for the 2013 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship.[8] In 2014, she succeeded with her team to qualify for the final round the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship in Norway, where Netherlands won the title for the first time with 1–0 victory against Spain. Janssen played all five matches in the tournament.[9]

In 2014, she was called for the senior team for the first time, taking part in the Netherlands squad for the 2014 Cyprus Cup. On 5 March 2014 she made her debut, when she came off the bench in the 65th minute at 2–2 against Australia.[10]

Bloodworth was also part of the Dutch teams of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[11] and the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[12] After the 2017 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.[13]

Personal life

Dominique Janssen married Brandon Bloodworth from the United States in 2018 and adopted her husband's name. Brandon Bloodworth has had four years of service in the US Air Force stationed in Afghanistan in the past and met Janssen in London, England.[14]





Netherlands U19



  1. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ "SGS Essen: Dominique Janssen kommt". Revier
  3. ^ a b "Dominique Janssen – Profile".
  4. ^ "2015 WSL Cup". FA
  5. ^ a b "Carter's stunner earns Arsenal their 14th Women's FA Cup".
  6. ^ a b "Ladies complete double signing". 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  7. ^ "Dominique Bloodworth and Sari Van Veenendaal leave Arsenal". arseblog. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship: Women's U19 2012/13 first qualifying round draw".
  9. ^ "Netherlands shine in Norway sun".
  10. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)".
  14. ^ "Brandon Bloodworth Vriend Van Dominique Bloodworth-Janssen".
  15. ^ Garry, Tom (14 March 2018). "Arsenal Women 1–0 Manchester City Women". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.

External links

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.

2019 FA WSL Cup Final

The 2019 FA WSL Cup Final was the eighth final of the FA WSL Cup, England's secondary cup competition for women's football teams and its primary league cup tournament. It took place on the 23 February 2019, at Bramall Lane, contested by Arsenal and Manchester City, the only two teams to have ever won the tournament.

Arsenal had competed in all but one of the previous finals, winning five. Manchester City had appeared in three of the last four, securing the trophy twice. The final was a rerun of the 2018 final, which was won by Arsenal by a goal to nil, while both teams also met in the final in 2014 when Manchester City won by the only goal.

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 Final

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the eighth final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The match was played on 7 July 2019 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon, France.

The final was contested by the United States, the defending champion, and the Netherlands, in their first final. The United States won 2–0, earning their second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title, with second-half goals scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe from the penalty spot and Rose Lavelle. With the win, the U.S. became the second team to win consecutive titles after Germany's victories in 2003 and 2007. The team's coach, Jill Ellis, became the first manager to win two Women's World Cup titles.

Each finalist was the reigning champion of its respective confederation, with the United States having won the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the Netherlands having won UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

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 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament being held in France from 7 June until 7 July 2019. Each of the 24 national teams involved in the tournament had to provide to FIFA a preliminary squad of between 23 and 50 players by 26 April 2019, which FIFA did not publish. From the preliminary squad, each team named a final squad of 23 players (three of whom must be goalkeepers) by 24 May 2019. FIFA published the 23-player final lists, with the squad numbers, on their website on 27 May 2019. Players in the final squad could be replaced by a player from the preliminary squad due to serious injury or illness up to 24 hours prior to kickoff of the team's first match.The age listed for each player is on 7 June 2019, the first day of the tournament. The numbers of caps and goals listed for each player do not include any matches played after the start of the tournament. The club listed is the club for which the player last played a competitive match prior to the tournament. A flag is included for coaches that are of a different nationality than their own national team.

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.

Bloodworth (surname)

Bloodworth is an English surname derived possibly from Blidworth in Nottinghamshire or from a similar toponym. Notable people with the surname include:

Dominique Bloodworth, Dutch women's association football player

James Bloodworth Jr. (1925–2006), American physician and pathologist

Jimmy Bloodworth (1917–2002), American baseball player

Margaret Bloodworth, former Canadian National Security Advisor

Rhoda Alice Bloodworth (1889–1980), New Zealand labour activist, community worker and feminist

Sandra Bloodworth, Australian labour historian and socialist activist

Sir Thomas Bloodworth (1620–1682), English merchant and politician; Lord Mayor of London during the Great Fire of London (1666)

Thomas Bloodworth (New Zealand politician) (1882–1974), New Zealand politician

Timothy Bloodworth (1736–1814), American teacher and statesman from North Carolina

Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (born 1947), American writer and television producer

Raymond Bloodworth, and American composer often associated with L. Russell Brown and Bob Crewe.

Horst aan de Maas

Horst aan de Maas (pronunciation ) (Limburgish: Haos aan de Maos) is a municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. In 2010 the municipalities Sevenum and part of Meerlo-Wanssum joined the municipality.

List of FIFA Women's World Cup goalscorers

This article lists each country's goalscorers in the FIFA Women's World Cup. There are 373 goalscorers for the 917 goals scored at the 8 editions of the World Cup final tournaments.


Numbers in green means the player finished as the tournament top scorer (or joint top scorer).

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.

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.

* Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

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.

VfL Wolfsburg (women)

Verein für Leibesübungen Wolfsburg e. V., commonly known as VfL Wolfsburg, is a German women's football club based in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony. The club is currently playing in the top division of Germany the Bundesliga. The club has won the UEFA Women's Champions League in 2013 and 2014.

Netherlands squads


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