Loes Geurts

Loes Geurts (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlus ˈxøːrts];[2] born 12 January 1986) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in the Damallsvenskan. Since making her international debut in 2005, Geurts has collected over 100 caps for the Netherlands women's national football team.[3] She kept goal for the Netherlands at the 2009 and 2013 editions of the UEFA Women's Championship.

Loes Geurts
Loes Geurts 2014 (cropped)
Personal information
Date of birth 12 January 1986 (age 33)
Place of birth Wûnseradiel, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Number 1
Youth career
1992–1998 R.E.S.
1998–1999 Heerenveen
1999–2004 R.E.S.
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2006 Western Illinois
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2006–2007 FFC Heike Rheine 27 (0)
2007–2011 AZ 83 (0)
2011–2012 Telstar 5 (0)
2012–2013 Vittsjö 43 (0)
2014–2016 Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC 32 (0)
2016–2017 Paris Saint-Germain 6 (0)
2018– Goteborg 7 (0)
National team
2005– Netherlands 123 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 9 July 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18 December 2017

Club career

Her career started at the youth team of club RES in Bolsward. She then played for SC Heerenveen for one season, before returning to RES.[4][5] In 2004 she played American college soccer for Western Illinois Leathernecks, returning to Europe in March 2006 for the second half of the 2005–06, joining German Bundesliga team FFC Heike Rheine.[6]

In 2007, Geurts returned to the Netherlands to play in the newly created professional league Eredivisie with AZ Alkmaar. Her four seasons at the club were very successful, winning the league title three times and the Dutch Cup once. In 2011, she moved to Telstar.[5]

She left Telstar for Sweden's Damallsvenskan in 2012 and joined Vittsjö GIK.[7] Geurts left Vittsjö after her second season in November 2013, signing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, who were in the market for a goalkeeper following Kristin Hammarström's retirement.[8]

After five seasons during four years in Sweden, on 21 September 2016, it was announced she signed a two-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain of the Division 1 Féminine.[9][10]

In August 2017, citing her "battery was empty", Geurts announced she was taking a break from football.[5][11][12]

On January 31, 2018 it was announced that Geurts was returning to Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC where she had previously played from 2014-2016.[13]

International career

Loes Geurts in 2018
Loes Geurts training with the Netherlands women's national football team on November 6, 2018

On 20 August 2005, at the age of 19, Geurts was given her debut in the senior Netherlands women's national football team by coach Vera Pauw, playing in a 4–0 defeat to Finland in Oulu.[14][15]

In 2006, Geurts was elevated to first-choice goalkeeper for the Netherlands when Marleen Wissink retired.[16] Geurts played in every match as the Netherlands reached the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009.

In June 2013, national team coach Roger Reijners selected Geurts in the squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[17] She was also part of the Dutch teams of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup[1] and the winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[18]



AZ Alkmaar




  1. ^ a b 2015 World Cup
  2. ^ In isolation, Geurts is pronounced [ˈɣøːrts].
  3. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Loes Geurts". loesgeurts.com (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Loes Geurts stopt op het hoogste niveau". vrouwenvoetbalnieuws.nl (in Dutch). 14 August 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Loes Geurts - Profile". DFB (in German). Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  7. ^ Newcomers Vittsjö sign Netherlands national team kepper. Wsoccernews
  8. ^ Höghäll, Marika (15 November 2013). "Vittsjö tappar sin landslagsmålvakt" (in Swedish). Skånska Dagbladet. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  9. ^ "Loes Geurts au Paris Saint-Germain" (in French). Paris Saint-Germain. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 27 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Loes Geurts - Profile". footofeminin.fr (in French). Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Loes Geurts kondigt voorlopig afscheid aan". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 14 August 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Keepster Geurts heeft voorlopig genoeg van voetbal". NOS (in Dutch). 14 August 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Loes Geurts återvänder till Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC". January 31, 2018. Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  14. ^ "Friezinnen in Oranje – Loes Geurts". Friese Voetballers. Retrieved 2011-10-09.
  15. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Loes Geurts". UEFA.com. UEFA. Archived from the original on 21 July 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup began on 20 June and ended with the final match on 5 July 2015. A total of 16 teams competed in this knockout stage.

2017 Algarve Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2017 Algarve Cup, held in Portugal.

Players' ages as of 1 March 2017 – the tournament's opening day.

2017 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2017 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 16th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the eighth season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on 1 June 2017, between two French sides Lyon and Paris Saint-Germain.

Lyon won the final 7–6 on penalties after a goalless draw, giving them their fourth title, equalling Frankfurt's record, and became the first team to retain the title twice.

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.

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.

Angela Christ

Angela Anna Christ (born 6 March 1989) is a Dutch football goalkeeper, who plays for Eredivisie club PSV and played for the Netherlands women's national football team.


Geurts is a Dutch patronymic surname. The given name Geurt may be a variant of Geert from Gerard, or a short form of Govert or Godert (Godard). Notable people with the surname include:

Carla Geurts (born 1971), Dutch freestyle swimmer

Darryl Geurts (born 1994), German football midfielder

Jaco Geurts (born 1970), Dutch CDA politician

James Geurts (born c.1966), American Assistant Secretary of the Navy since 2017

Jean-Richard Geurts (born 1957), Belgian comics artist known as "Janry"

Joop Geurts (1923-2009), Dutch baseball player

Joseph Geurts (born 1939), Belgian racing cyclist

Loes Geurts (born 1986), Dutch football goalkeeper

Mascha Geurts (born 1973), Dutch water polo goalkeeper

Rob Geurts (born 1959), Dutch bobsledder

Tom Geurts (born 1964), Dutch economist

Toon Geurts (1932-2017), Dutch sprint canoer

Willy Geurts (born 1954), Belgian football striker

Yvonne Geurts (1907–1952), Belgian figure skater

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (sponsored by Kopparbergs brewery) is an association football club from Gothenburg, Sweden. The club was established in 1970 under the name Landvetters IF. In 2004 the team moved from Landvetter, a Gothenburg suburb, into Gothenburg city and changed its name accordingly. The team has played nine seasons in the Women's Premier Division (Damallsvenskan), but has not yet won a championship gold medal.Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC play their home games at Valhalla IP stadium in Gothenburg. The team colours are blue, white and black.

Veteran Bo Falk was the coach of the team from 1999 until 2004. From 2005 until 2007, the coach was Martin Pringle. He was replaced by Torbjörn Nilsson for the 2008 season.

Among the club's recent stars are Sweden internationals Jessica Landström, twins Kristin and Marie Hammarström, Jane Törnqvist, Johanna Almgren, and U.S. international Yael Averbuch. Other notable players who have represented the club in the past include Americans Hope Solo and Christen Press and Sweden's Lotta Schelin and Kristin Bengtsson.

In the 2010 Damallsvenskan season, the team finished as runners-up and qualified for the 2011–12 UEFA Women's Champions League qualifying round. In 2011 they won the Swedish Cup on a penalty shootout over Tyresö and they retained the trophy in 2012, beating Tyresö in the final again.

List of foreign Damallsvenskan players

This is a list of foreign players in Damallsvenskan, which commenced play in 1988. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

have played at least one Damallsvenskan game. Players who were signed by Damallsvenskan 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, determined by the following:A player is considered foreign if she is not eligible to play for Sweden women's national football team.The list is organized alphabetically first by country, then by player's name (surname and first name). Clubs listed are those which the player has played at least one Damallsvenskan game for.

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.

Netherlands at the UEFA Women's Championship

Netherlands have participated three times at the UEFA Women's Championship: in 2009, in 2017. The Dutch won the tournament 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.

Petra Dugardein

Petra Dugardein (born 14 April 1977) is a Dutch former international football goalkeeper. A latecomer to top level football, she played club football in the Eredivisie for Willem II and ADO Den Haag. Dugardein announced her immediate retirement from football in January 2011.

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.

Netherlands squads


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