Maayke Heuver

Maayke Heuver (born 26 July 1990) is a former Dutch football player, who played as midfielder or defender. She played her entire professional career for FC Twente competing in national tournaments (Eredivisie in the Netherlands and BeNe League in Belgium and Netherlands) and European tournaments (UEFA Women's Champions League). She also played for the Dutch national team.

Maayke Heuver
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Maayke Heuver, PSG-Twente, 2014-15 UEFA Women's Champions League
Personal information
Full name Maayke Heuver
Date of birth 26 July 1990 (age 28)
Place of birth Vriezenveen, Netherlands
Playing position Midfielder / Defender
Youth career
DOS '37
2007–2008 Twente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2016 Twente 154 (48)
National team
2012–2015 Netherlands 17 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career

Heuver started playing football at the age of 9 for amateur club DOS '37 in Vriezenveen and at the age of 12 became part of the youth Dutch national team. In 2007, after a suggestion from her youth national team coach, she joined the youth team of FC Twente. That meant training at both clubs and playing during the weekends for DOS '37.[1]

In 2008 she moved to FC Twente's first team and soon established herself in the team.[1] She played in all 24 league matches in her first season.[2] Her first title with the club was the 2010–11 Dutch League. In the following season, she made her debut in the UEFA Women's Champions League.[3] Some changes were made in the 2012–13 season, a new league (BeNe League) with clubs from Belgium and the Netherlands was created replacing the national leagues of both countries. FC Twente won the first two seasons (2012–13 and 2013–14) and although runners-up in the third season (2014–15), the club was the highest Dutch team in the competition. Also in 2014–15, she won the Dutch Cup. After three seasons the BeNe League was dissolved and FC Twente won the newly re-established 2015–16 Dutch League and also reached the Round of 16 of the Champions League that same season for the first time, after eliminating Bayern Munich in the Round of 32. In June 2016, Heuver announced her retirement from football.[4]

International career

Heuver entered the Dutch national team set up at youth level, beginning when she was 12 years old (playing for the under-13 team).[1] She progressed through the youth teams reaching the senior team, where she made her debut on 15 February 2012 against France.[5] She scored her first goal in a 2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification match against Slovenia.[6]

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners left Heuver out of the final Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[7] When FC Twente team mate Marlous Pieëte sustained a knee injury on the eve of the tournament, Heuver was recalled as her replacement.[8]

Her last match was on 17 September 2015 against Belarus,[5] by the time her retirement was announced she had played 17 official matches and 1 match not considered as an official friendly (on 1 July 2012 against North Korea)[9] and scored two goals.

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[5]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 5 April 2012 De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands  Slovenia 1–0 3–1 2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
2. 12 March 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Switzerland 4–1 4–1 2014 Cyprus Cup


FC Twente

*During the BeNe League period (2012 to 2015), the highest placed Dutch team is considered as national champion by the Royal Dutch Football Association.[10]


  1. ^ a b c "Stel je vraag aan: Maayke Heuver". FC Twente (in Dutch). 13 December 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Speler informatie: Maayke Heuver - Eredivisie 2008-2009". (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Maayke Heuver - Profile". UEFA. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Maayke Heuver stopt bij FC Twente Vrouwen". FC Twente (in Dutch). 10 June 2016. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  6. ^ "Maayke Heuver scoort voor winnend Oranje". FC Twente (in Dutch). 5 April 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  7. ^ Scholten, Berend (30 June 2013). "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  8. ^ Scholten, Berend (9 July 2013). "Pieëte ruled out of Netherlands challenge". UEFA. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  9. ^ "Ruime oefenzege Oranjevrouwen". (in Dutch). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 20 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Eredivisie Vrouwen". KNVB (in Dutch). Retrieved 20 December 2017.
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.

2014 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2014 Cyprus Women's Cup was the seventh edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place between 5–12 March 2014.France won the final over defending champions England. For the first time, Canada did not reach the final, eventually finishing in fifth place.

2015–16 Eredivisie (women)

The 2015–16 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the sixth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league, and the first season since 2011–12. The Eredivisie returned after a three-season period, when it was replaced by the BeNe League, which involved teams from the Netherlands and Belgium. The season took place from 21 August 2015 to 20 May 2016 with seven teams. FC Twente won its second Eredivisie title and became Dutch champions for a fourth consecutive year (including the BeNe League period).

FC Twente Vrouwen

FC Twente Vrouwen is the women's football section of Dutch club FC Twente based in Enschede. Founded in 2007, it is one of the founding members of the professional Dutch women's football league (Eredivisie Vrouwen) competing in the league since its inaugural season. The club has won the Eredivisie five times, the BeNe League twice and the Dutch Cup twice. Its home ground is the Sportpark Slangenbeek in Hengelo with occasional matches (UEFA Women's Champions League knockout stage and other important matches) being played at the De Grolsch Veste.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 6

The UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 6 was contested by five teams competing for one spot for the final tournament.

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.


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