Dyanne Bito

Dyanne Marie Christine Bito[1] (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.

Dyanne Bito
Personal information
Full name Dyanne Marie Christine Bito
Date of birth 10 August 1981 (age 37)
Place of birth Curaçao
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Playing position Forward, Defender
Youth career
1994–1998 Geel-Wit
1998–2000 TYBB
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2000–2004 Wartburgia
2004–2007 Heike Rheine 63 (30)
2007–2008 ADO Den Haag 16 (3)
2008–2011 AZ Alkmaar 65 (3)
2011–2015 Telstar 84 (5)
National team
2000–2015 Netherlands 146 (6)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Bito began her career in Haarlem where she played for Geel-Wit in 1994, she moved to The Yellow Black Boys (TYBB) in 1998 and to ASV Wartburgia in 2000.[1][2]

In 2004, she signed with FFC Heike Rheine of the German Bundesliga. She stayed 3 seasons in Germany and scored 30 league goals in 63 league appearances.[3]

She returned to the Netherlands ahead of the 2007–08 season and played for ADO Den Haag in the inaugural women's Eredivisie.[1] Until that point in her career, Bito played as a forward but at ADO she began playing as a right-back.[4] She also made her debut in the UEFA Women's Cup (now known as UEFA Women's Champions League) during the 2007–08 UEFA Women's Cup first qualifying round match against of the Faroe Islands.[5]

In 2008, she signed with AZ Alkmaar and won the Eredivisie titles in 2008–09[6] and 2009–10.[7] Bito won the KNVB Women's Cup in 2010–11, she played in the final where AZ defeated SC Heerenveen by 2–0.[8]

When AZ decided to stop its women's football activities after the conclusion of the 2010–11 season,[9] Bito was amongst the many players who moved to newly created club Telstar.[10] She played in the BeNe League, when it replaced the Eredivisie in 2012. After four seasons at the club, Bito announced her retirement from football in 2015.[11][12]

International career

For 15 years, Bito was a member of the Dutch national team. Her debut came against Hungary on 14 October 2000, she came in as a substitute in the 75th minute of an away match valid for the UEFA Women's Euro 2001 qualification play-off which the Netherlands won 3–0.[1][5][13][14]

She was part of the Dutch squad which played the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 in Finland.[12] In December 2009, then national coach Vera Pauw left Bito and Claudia van den Heiligenberg out of 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.[15] Pauw angrily dismissed the claims, saying it was an insult to suggest they were excluded because of their relationship.[16] Van den Heiligenberg and Bito remained together[17] and both were restored to the national team by incoming national coach Roger Reijners in 2010.

On 22 April 2010, Bito made her 100th appearance for the Dutch national team at a 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against Macedonia.[1]

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Bito in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[18]

Reijners selected Brito as part of the Dutch squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada.[19] Shortly after the conclusion of the tournament, she announced her retirement from football and by that time, she was the second most capped Dutch international player with 146 appearances (behind only Annemieke Kiesel's 156).[12]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[20]
Goal # Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 March 2001 Gemeentelijk Stadion, Kontich, Belgium  Belgium 4–0 4–0 Friendly
2. 8 May 2001 West Lothian Courier Stadium, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 4–0 4–0 Friendly
3. 9 October 2001 Gemeentelijk Stadion, Kontich, Belgium  Belgium 3–2 5–2 Friendly
4. 27 November 2002 Sportpark Rijsoord, Ridderkerk, Netherlands  Belgium 4–0 4–0 Friendly
5. 17 December 2002 Estádio Capitão Josino Costa, Lagoa, Portugal  Portugal 2–1 2–1 Friendly
6. 9 February 2013 Regenboogstadion, Waregem, Belgium  Belgium 1–1 3–2 Friendly


AZ Alkmaar


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  2. ^ Hofmann, Pieter (19 August 2015). "'Vrouwenvoetbal toch een ondergeschoven kindje'". Omroep NTR (in Dutch).
  3. ^ "Profile". DFB (in German). Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Heike Rheine Kader Frauen Bundesliga 2006/07". DFB (in German). Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Dyanne Bito". UEFA. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "AZ Vrouwen kampioen na galavoorstelling". AZ Alkmaar (in Dutch). 28 May 2009.
  7. ^ "AZ Vrouwen wederom kampioen na monsterzege". AZ Alkmaar (in Dutch). 12 May 2010.
  8. ^ "AZ Vrouwen veroveren KNVB beker". AZ Alkmaar (in Dutch). 21 May 2011.
  9. ^ "AZ stopt met vrouwenvoetbal". AZ Alkmaar (in Dutch). 22 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Dyanne Bito aan het woord". Telstar (in Dutch). 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Dyanne Bito benoemd tot bondsridder". Telstar (in Dutch). 12 March 2016.
  12. ^ a b c van As, Inge (28 July 2015). "Dyanne Bito: 'Moeilijke beslissing'". Onsoranje (in Dutch).
  13. ^ "Profile". FIFA. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Hungary 0-3 Netherlands match report". Onsoranje (in Dutch). Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  15. ^ "'Verliefde' speelsters uit Oranje gezet" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. 1 December 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  16. ^ "'Verhaal gebaseerd op leugens'" [Story based on lies]. OnsOranje.NL (in Dutch). Royal Dutch Football Association. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 3 February 2010. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  17. ^ Hoogenboom, Alieke. "'Mijn werk combineren met voetbal is zwaar'" (in Dutch). Hier! in de Regio. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  19. ^ "2015 World Cup Squads" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  20. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 December 2017.

External links

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.


An Afro-Curaçaoan is a person from the island of Curaçao of African descent. They make up the majority of Curaçao's population.

Claudia van den Heiligenberg

Anna Gerarda Maria "Claudia" van den Heiligenberg (born 25 March 1985) 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.

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.

Mirte Roelvink

Mirte Roelvink (born 23 November 1985) is a former Dutch footballer. A right back, she played club football in the Netherlands and Germany, as well as the Netherlands women's national football team.

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.

Netherlands squads


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