Gabriëlla Maria "Manon" Melis (Dutch pronunciation: [ɣaːbriˈɛlaː maːˈriaː maːˈnɔn ˈmeːlɪs]; born 31 August 1986) is a former Dutch professional footballer who last played as a forward for the Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League. Melis has spent most of her career playing in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. At international level, since making her debut in 2004, she has won over 100 caps. She is the daughter of former Feyenoord and ADO Den Haag player Harry Melis. After her playing career Melis became manager girl football development at Feyenoord.
|Full name||Gabriëlla Maria Melis|
|Date of birth||31 August 1986|
|Place of birth||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|Height||1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)|
|2006–2007||Be Quick '28|
|2016||Seattle Reign FC||16||(7)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 12:00, 8 November 2016 (UTC)|
In November 2011 she announced she was moving from Malmö to Sky Blue FC in the American Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league. In her last match she helped LdB secure a spot in Champions League quarterfinals with a goal. Before Melis could play for Sky Blue the WPS suspended operations, so she returned to Sweden to sign for Linköpings FC. Two seasons with Linköpings both yielded 16 goals in 21 Damallsvenskan appearances. Melis agreed a return to Malmö in December 2012.
After two seasons at Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, Melis signed with Seattle Reign FC in the National Women's Soccer League for the 2016 season. Of her signing, Reign FC head coach Laura Harvey said, "Manon is a fantastic talent who will bring something new to our attack next season. We're thrilled to have a player with her experience and consistent record of success at the highest levels of club and international football join our club next season."
Melis scored on her debut for the senior Netherlands women's national football team in April 2004, a 3–0 win over Belgium in Leuven. She represented the Netherlands in the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying rounds and the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 finals. In August 2010 Melis scored twice against Belarus, her 29th and 30th international goals, which made her the national team's all-time top goalscorer.
Melis scored four goals in the 6–0 won UEFA Women's EURO 2013 qualification opening match for The Netherlands against Serbia on 21 September 2011, stating, "It is a great feeling to score four goals, I had never done that before for the national team."
In March 2016, Melis announced her retirement from international play.
The 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup was the third edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus.2010 Damallsvenskan
The 2010 Damallsvenskan was the 23rd season of the Damallsvenskan, the highest level of women's football in Sweden. The season ran from 3 April to 16 October, the second-latest start to a season ever. Linköpings FC were the reigning champions, but the former Swedish champions Jitex were back after three years away. Tyresö FF were promoted from the 1st division North, and played in the Damallsvenskan for the first time since 1999.
LdB FC from Malmö secured the title with three of the 22 games to play, after a 1–1 draw with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC. This was the first title for Malmö since 1994. LdB FC won 18 of their first 20 games in an incredible season, and with 59 points, had the best season for any club since Umeå IK in 2007. Dutch Manon Melis was the top scorer with 25 goals for the Malmö club, and they also signed Icelandic keeper Þóra Helgadóttir from Kolbotn and Austrlian-New Zealand Kathryn Gill from Sunnanå. Kopparbergs/Göteborg finished second, their best finish at the time, and also qualified for the Champions' League.
The newly promoted teams performed strongly; Tyresö finished fourth, and Jitex finished sixth. This was the first time since the 1992 Damallsvenskan that a newly promoted team finished in the top four, and the first time ever that two newly promoted teams finished in the top six.
At the other end of the table, AIK were relegated after four seasons in the Damallsvenskan. Two teams with a long history in the Damallsvenskan fought over the other relegation spot; in the last match, Hammarby won and therefore moved above Sunnanå in the table, meaning that two Stockholm teams went down. Sunnanå were relegated to the first division for the first time since 2000.2011 Damallsvenskan
The 2011 Damallsvenskan was the 39th edition of the premier women's football championship in Sweden, and the 24th season of the Damallsvenskan era. Contested by twelve teams, it ran from 9 April to 15 October 2011. Defending champion LdB FC Malmö won its sixth title with a one-point advantage over Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC, which also repeated as the runner-up, qualifying too for the 2012–13 UEFA Women's Champions League. Umeå IK, Tyresö FF and KIF Örebro followed in the table within a ten points distance. On the other hand, 1985 champion Hammarby IF and newly promoted Dalsjöfors GoIF were relegated as the two bottom teams. With 16 goals Malmö's Manon Melis's repeated as the season's top scorer, ex-aequo with 7th-placed Kristianstads DFF's Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir.2014 Damallsvenskan
The 2014 Damallsvenskan, part of the 2014 Swedish football season, was the 27th season of Damallsvenskan since its establishment in 1988. The season started on 13 April 2014 and ended on 19 October 2014. LdB Malmö, which was renamed to FC Rosengård in December 2013, were the defending champions and won the title with several match days before the end of the season.Originally the season featured 12 teams, but due to Tyresö FF's midseason withdrawal, the season ended with 11 teams; nine returned from the 2013 season and the other two were promoted from Elitettan. On 28 September 2014, with few fixtures remaining in the season, relegation was confirmed for Jitex BK after they were defeated by Kristianstads.2015 Damallsvenskan
2015 Damallsvenskan was the 27th season of the Swedish women's association football top division, Damallsvenskan. It was played between 11 April 2015 and 18 October 2015. FC Rosengård were the defending champions, having won the competition in 2014. They successfully defended their title and together with Eskilstuna United qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League.
AIK and Hammarby were relegated to the 2016 Elitettan.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 Boston Breakers season
The 2016 Boston Breakers season, is the club's eleventh season overall, its seventh consecutive season, and fourth year as a member of the National Women's Soccer League.2016 National Women's Soccer League season
The 2016 National Women's Soccer League season was the fourth season of the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. Including the NWSL's two professional predecessors, Women's Professional Soccer (2009–2011) and the Women's United Soccer Association (2001–2003), it was the tenth overall season of FIFA and USSF-sanctioned top division women's soccer in the United States. The league is operated by the United States Soccer Federation and receives major financial backing from that body. Further financial backing is expected to be provided by the Canadian Soccer Association. Both national federations pay the league salaries of many of their respective national team members in an effort to nurture talent in those nations.
To accommodate the 2016 Olympics the league suspended play for most of the month of August. In addition, the league did not schedule games during FIFA windows, leaving the 20-game, 19-week regular season ending in late September for the second year in a row.2016 Seattle Reign FC season
The 2016 Seattle Reign FC season is the club's fourth season of play and their fourth season in the National Women's Soccer League, the top division of women's soccer in the United States. The club enters the season as the two-time defending winner of the NWSL Shield.2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an international football competition organised by UEFA to determine the final women's national team from Europe to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Brazil. The tournament was played between 2 and 9 March 2016 in the Netherlands.Four teams participated in the tournament: Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. As the tournament winner, Sweden qualified for the last available Olympic spot from Europe, joining France and Germany, who had already qualified, as the three UEFA representatives.2017 Seattle Reign FC season
The 2017 Seattle Reign FC season was the club's fifth season of play in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the top division of women's soccer in the United States.
Incorporating schedule disruptions caused by the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics, teams competed in 24 games during the regular season, a schedule last played during the 2014 season.Damallsvenskan
The Damallsvenskan, also known as OBOS Damallsvenskan for sponsorship reasons, Swedish for ladies all-Swedish, is the highest division of women's football in Sweden. It is also referred to as the women's Allsvenskan, this term being used alone to refer to the men's division.The division consists of a league of 12 teams. From 2013, the Damallsvenskan began operating on a system of promotion and relegation with the Elitettan. The two lowest placed teams are relegated to the Elitettan, and the two highest placed teams from the Elitettan are promoted in their place.
The first Swedish women's national championship was played in 1973. Since its inception, the Damallsvenskan has featured star players like Marta, Daniela, Nadine Angerer, Lisa De Vanna, Hope Solo, Christen Press, and Hanna Ljungberg.
The top two teams in the Damallsvenskan qualify for the UEFA Women's Champions League.Harry Melis
Harry Melis (born 25 April 1957) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a winger. Melis played in the Eredivisie for Feyenoord, FC Den Haag and DS '79. He also spent a season in Belgian club football with Germinal Ekeren.
Harry's daughter Manon Melis also became a professional footballer and represented the Netherlands women's national football team.List of Reign FC players
Reign FC is an American soccer club founded in 2012 as "Seattle Reign FC", after the team ownership was awarded a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) franchise. Reign FC began playing competitive soccer in the 2013 season.
All rostered players during the NWSL season (including the playoffs) are included, even if they did not make an appearance. Amateur call-ups from 2013 to 2017 are included only if they made an appearance. Statistics are correct as of April 13, 2019; they are updated once a year after the conclusion of the NWSL season.Manon (given name)
Manon is a feminine given name, a diminutive of Marie. Notable people with the name include:
Manon (artist) (born 1946), Swiss artist
Manon André (born 1986), French rugby player
Manon Arcangioli (born 1994), French tennis player
Manon Balletti (1740–1776), Italian lover of the legendary womanizer Casanova
Manon Barbe, Canadian politician
Manon Barbeau (born 1949), Canadian filmmaker
Manon Blanchet (born 1968), Canadian politician
Manon de Boer (born 1966), Dutch video artist
Manon Bollegraf (born 1964), Dutch tennis player
Manon Boonjumnong (born 1982), Thai boxer
Manon Brunet (born 1996), French fencer
Manon Briand (born 1964), Canadian film director
Manon Capelle, Belgian actress
Manon Carpenter (born 1993), Welsh racing cyclist
Manon Charette (1955–2006), Canadian handball player
Manon Cleary 1942–2011), American painter
Manon Fokke (born 1976), Dutch Labour Party politician
Manon Gauthier, Montreal politician
Manon Gropius (1916–1935), Austrian muse
Manon Hostens (born 1994), French canoeist
Manon Houette (born 1992), French handball player
Manon Jutras (born 1967), Canadian road cyclist
Manon Kahle (born 1980), American actress
Manon Kirouac (born 1950), Canadian pop singer known as "Anne Renée"
Manon Krieger (born 1993), French badminton player
Manon Lloyd (born 1996), British track cyclist
Manon Massé (born 1963), Canadian politician
Manon Masseurs (born 1974), Dutch swimmer
Manon Melis (born 1986), Dutch footballer
Manon Nummerdor-Flier (born 1984), Dutch volleyball player
Manon Perreault (born 1965), Canadian politician
Manon Pourtalet (born 1992), French footballer
Manon Rasmussen (born 1951), Danish costume designer
Manon Rhéaume (born 1972), Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Manon Roland (1754–1793), French revolutionary
Manon van Rooijen (born 1982), Dutch freestyle swimmer
Manon Steffan Ros (born 1983), Welsh writer
Manon Valentino (born 1990), French cyclist
Manon Vernay (born 1989), French handball playerNetherlands 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.Reign FC
Reign FC is an American professional women's soccer team based in Tacoma, Washington. Founded in 2012 as Seattle Reign FC, it was one of eight inaugural members of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Laura Harvey was the team's first head coach and led the team to two consecutive NWSL Shield wins in 2014 and 2015. Vlatko Andonovski, who won two consecutive NWSL Championships with FC Kansas City over the Reign, is the current head coach.
The Reign play their home matches at Cheney Stadium. The club previously played at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila (2013) and at Memorial Stadium in Seattle (2014–18).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.Vivianne Miedema
Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt ˈmidəmaː]; born 15 July 1996), commonly known as Vivianne Miedema ([viviˈjɑnə]), is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team. She has scored more goals at international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women’s and men’s teams.
|1.||25 April 2004||Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium||Belgium||2–0||3–0||2005 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|2.||12 October 2005||Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands||Switzerland||5–0||6–0||Friendly|
|3.||21 February 2007||Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion, Almere, Netherlands||Italy||2–0||2–0||Friendly|
|4.||14 March 2007||County Ground, Swindon, England||England||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|5.||9 May 2007||Herti Allmend Stadion, Zug, Switzerland||Switzerland||1–0||2–2||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|6.||26 August 2007||Veronica Stadium, Volendam, Netherlands||Wales||1–0||2–1||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|7.||1 October 2007||Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion, Almere, Netherlands||France||1–4||1–4||Friendly|
|8.||27 January 2008||Frank Cooke Park, Dublin, Ireland||Republic of Ireland||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|9.||20 February 2008||Newport Stadium, Newport, Wales||Wales||1–0||1–0||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|10.||23 April 2008||Patrostadion, Maasmechelen, Belgium||Belgium||2–2||2–2||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|11.||30 August 2008||Den Haag Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Switzerland||1–0||1–1||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|12.||27 September 2008||Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands||Belgium||1–0||3–0||2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|14.||5 March 2009||Makario Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Russia||1–0||2–1||2009 Cyprus Cup|
|16.||12 March 2009||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||South Africa||1–0||5–0||2009 Cyprus Cup|
|18.||11 July 2009||Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands||Switzerland||2–0||5–0||Four Nations Cup|
|19.||15 July 2009||Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands||China PR||2–4||2–4||Four Nations Cup|
|20.||8 August 2009||Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands||Poland||1–0||2–0||Friendly|
|21.||29 August 2009||Lahden Stadion, Lahti, Finland||Denmark||2–0||2–1||2009 UEFA Women's Euro|
|22.||29 October 2009||Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands||North Macedonia||3–0||13–1||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|23.||24 February 2010||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Scotland||1–0||4–1||2010 Cyprus Cup|
|25.||26 February 2010||Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||New Zealand||1–1||1–1||2010 Cyprus Cup|
|26.||3 March 2010||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Switzerland||1–0||4–0||2010 Cyprus Cup|
|27.||22 April 2010||Gradski Stadion, Kumanovo, Macedonia||North Macedonia||5–0||7–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|28.||19 June 2010||Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands||Norway||1–0||2–2||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|29.||21 August 2010||Haradzki Stadium, Maladzechna, Belarus||Belarus||2–0||4–0||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|31.||2 March 2011||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||New Zealand||2–0||4–1||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|33.||4 March 2011||Ammochostos Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||France||2–1||2–1||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|34.||18 May 2011||De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands||North Korea||1–1||1–1||Friendly|
|35.||24 August 2011||Hohhot City Stadium, Hohhot, China||China PR||1–0||1–0||Friendly|
|36.||21 September 2011||TATA Steel Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands||Serbia||1–0||6–0||2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|40.||22 October 2011||Gradski stadion, Vrbovec, Croatia||Croatia||1–0||3–0||2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|41.||28 February 2012||GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus||Italy||1–1||2–1||2012 Cyprus Cup|
|42.||5 April 2012||De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands||Slovenia||3–1||3–1||2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|43.||20 June 2012||Stadion Srem Jakovo, Jakovo, Serbia||Serbia||1–0||4–0||2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification|
|45.||9 April 2013||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||United States||1–3||1–3||Friendly|
|46.||26 September 2013||Qemal Stafa Stadium, Tirana, Albania||Albania||1–0||4–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|49.||23 November 2013||Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Greece||4–0||7–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|50.||7 March 2014||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Scotland||3–4||3–4||2014 Cyprus Cup|
|51.||5 April 2014||Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece||Greece||1–0||6–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|52.||25 October 2014||Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland||Scotland||2–0||2–1||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|53.||30 October 2014||Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Scotland||2–0||2–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|54.||8 April 2015||Strømmen Stadion, Strømmen, Norway||Norway||2–1||3–2||Friendly|
|55.||30 May 2015||York Stadium, Toronto, Canada||Sweden||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|56.||29 November 2015||Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands||Japan||2–0||3–1||Friendly|
|58.||2 March 2016||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Switzerland||1–1||4–3||2016 UEFA Women's Olympic qualification|
|59.||5 March 2016||Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Norway||1–2||1–4||2016 UEFA Women's Olympic qualification|