Merel van Dongen

Merel Didi van Dongen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmeːrəl ˈdidi vɑn ˈdɔŋən]; born 11 February 1993) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a midfielder who plays for Spanish club Real Betis and the Netherlands women's national team.[2]

Merel van Dongen
Merel van Dongen on November 6, 2018 (cropped)
Merel van Dongen training with the Netherlands on November 6, 2018.
Personal information
Full name Merel Didi van Dongen[1]
Date of birth 11 February 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Real Betis
Youth career
2012–2014 Alabama Crimson Tide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2010–2011 Ter Leede
2011–2012 ADO 10 (2)
2015–2018 Ajax 10 (0)
2018– Real Betis 26 (3)
National team
2015– Netherlands 26 (1)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 18:07, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 March 2018

Club career

She played for Ter Leede and ADO Den Haag before going to the United States where she played for Alabama Crimson Tide. She returned to the Netherlands in 2015 and signed with AFC Ajax.[3]

College career

In Van Dongen's two years at Alabama she managed to become the Tide's single season assists leader registering 10 in 2014. She is No. 1 on Alabama's career assists per game list with 0.30 through 44 games, and her 10 assists in 2014 allowed her to take the No. 1 spot on the single season assists per game list with 0.53 through 19 games. Van Dongen converted four penalty kicks during her career with Alabama, which ranks fourth on the career penalty kicks made list.

In her last season with the Crimson Tide, she was selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American team and All-District 4 First Team and named a member of the All-SEC Second Team.[4]

International career

Merel van Dongen in November, 2018
Merel van Dongen training with the Netherlands on November 6, 2018

As a junior international she played the 2010 and 2011 U-19 European Championships.[5]

Van Dongen made her senior Netherlands women's national football team debut in a 7–0 friendly win over Thailand on 7 February 2015.[3] She was one of the last three players to be cut from national team coach Roger Reijners' final squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[6] When Mandy van den Berg subsequently suffered knee ligament damage, Van Dongen was called up as a late replacement.[7] She was also part of the Dutch squad at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[8]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 20 May 2015 Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Estonia 3–0 7–0 Friendly

Personal life

She is in a relationship with Ana Romero.[9]

Honours

ADO Den Haag
Ajax

Dutch National Football Team

References

  1. ^ a b "List of Players - Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Profile". FIFA.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Merel van Dongen". VrouwenvoetbalNederland.NL. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Two Former Alabama Soccer Standouts Named to 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Roster". rolltide.com. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  5. ^ Last-gasp Rudelic grabs victory for Germany. UEFA
  6. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA.com. UEFA. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  7. ^ Scholten, Berend (1 July 2013). "Van Dongen replaces Van den Berg for Oranje". UEFA.com. UEFA. Retrieved 23 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Merel van Dongen: graag was ik als eerste man uit de kast gekomen". NRC.
  10. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). nu.nl. Retrieved 7 March 2018.

External links

2010 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's U-19 Championship 2010 Final Tournament was held in Macedonia between 24 May and 5 June 2010. Players born after 1 January 1991 were eligible to participate in this competition.

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.

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.

2017–18 PEC Zwolle (women) season

The 2017–18 season is PEC Zwolle's 8th season of play in the Eredivisie and also its 8th consecutive season in the top flight of Dutch football for women.

2018 Algarve Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2018 Algarve Cup, held in Portugal.

The age listed for each player is as of 28 February 2018 – the tournament's opening day. The number of caps and goals listed for each player does 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. The nationality for each club reflects the national association (not the league) to which the club is affiliated.

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.

Ana Romero

Ana María Romero Moreno (born 14 June 1987), commonly known as Willy, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a midfielder for Real Betis. She previously represented several teams in Spain's Primera División, including Valencia CF, FC Barcelona, Sevilla FC, Rayo Vallecano and RCD Espanyol.

List of AFC Ajax (women) players

This article is about past and present players of AFC Ajax Vrouwen. For a list of all Ajax Vrouwen players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:AFC Ajax Vrouwen players. For the current squad, see AFC Ajax Vrouwen#Current squad.

This list includes past and present footballers who have played/play for Ajax Vrouwen.

List of LGBT sportspeople

This is a list of notable, openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, and transgender sportspeople.

Mandy van den Berg

Mandy van den Berg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛndi vɑn dɛn bɛrx]; born 26 August 1990) is a Dutch football defender who plays for Primera División club Valencia and the Netherlands national team. She formerly played club football in the Eredivisie Vrouwen for ADO Den Haag, for Vittsjö GIK of the Swedish Damallsvenskan and for LSK Kvinner FK of the Norwegian Toppserien.

Merel

Merel is a Dutch feminine given name, probably after the identical Dutch name for the blackbird (Turdus merula). It has also been used as a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Given nameMerel de Blaeij (born 1986), Dutch field hockey player

Merel Blom (born 1986), Dutch Olympic eventing rider

Merel van Dongen (born 1993), Dutch football midfielder

Merel de Knegt (born 1979), Dutch runner

Merel Mooren (born 1982), Dutch volleyball player

Merel Poloway (born 1946), American actress, wife of Raúl Juliá

Merel S. Sager (1899–1982), American architect and landscape architect

Merel Witteveen (born 1985), Dutch sailorSurnameLoïc Merel (born 1965), French mathematician

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.

Real Betis Féminas

Real Betis Balompié Féminas is the women's football club of Real Betis. Based in Seville, Andalusia, Spain, it plays its games at Ciudad Deportiva Luis del Sol.

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.

Van Dongen

Van Dongen is a Dutch toponymic surname meaning "from/of Dongen", a town in North Brabant. People with the surname include:

Cees van Dongen (1932–2011), Dutch motorcycle racer

Danny van Dongen (born 1983), Dutch racing driver

Dionys van Dongen (1748–1819), Dutch marine and genre painter

Frits van Dongen (born 1946), Dutch architect

Frits van Dongen (actor), pseudonym of Hein van der Niet (1901–1975), Dutch actor known in Holywood as Philip Dorn

Guus van Dongen née Preitinger (1878–1946), Dutch modern painter, wife of Kees van Dongen

H. R. Van Dongen (1920–2010), American book cover artist

Helen van Dongen (1909–2006), Dutch film editor

Henk van Dongen (1936–2011), Dutch organizational theorist

Iris van Dongen (born 1975), Dutch visual artist

John van Dongen (born 1949), Canadian (British Columbia) politician

Jolanda van Dongen (born 1966), Dutch racing cyclist

Kees van Dongen (1877–1968), Dutch Fauvist painter working in France

Leo van Dongen (1942–2011), Dutch racing cyclist

Merel van Dongen (born 1993), Dutch football midfielder

Renée van Dongen (born 1977), Dutch singer-songwriter known as Charlie Dée

Peter van Dongen (born 1966), Dutch cartoonist and illustrator

Wies van Dongen (born 1931), Dutch racing cyclist

Netherlands squads

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