Nathalie Geeris

Nathalie Geeris (born 20 December 1971) is a Dutch retired football midfielder or forward. She played for clubs in the Netherlands, Japan, the United States and Sweden, as well as for the Netherlands women's national football team.

Nathalie Geeris
Personal information
Date of birth 20 December 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Haarlem, Netherlands
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Forward
Youth career
HFC Spaarnestad
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1995 Franklin Pierce Ravens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Ter Leede
1996–1997 Suzuyo Shimizu F.C. Lovely Ladies
1998 Öxabäcks IF
1999 Landvetters IF
2000 Boston Renegades
IF Böljan
National team
1989–2000 Netherlands 30 (12)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 23:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23:07, 15 November 2018 (UTC)

Club career

After beginning her football with local minnows HFC Spaarnestad, Geeris transferred to top division Ter Leede to secure her national team place. At 21 years old she moved to America and participated in college soccer with Franklin Pierce Ravens.[1] In 1996, Geeris secured a contract with Suzuyo Shimizu F.C. Lovely Ladies, a professional club in the Japanese L. League.[2][3]

In 2000 Geeris was back in America, playing for Boston Renegades of the USL W-League.[4] She was in evidence at a pre-draft combine prior to the 2000 WUSA Draft, but was not selected.[5] As a veteran Geeris enjoyed a prolific spell in the Swedish lower divisions with IF Böljan.[6]

International career

On 11 April 1989, 17-year-old Geeris debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, playing in a 1–1 draw with Norway in Denekamp. In April 1992 she scored both goals in the Netherlands' 2–1 win over Sweden, which brought her to the attention of Franklin Pierce Ravens coach Mark Krikorian who swooped with a scholarship offer.

Personal life

During her playing career Geeris was in a relationship with Anneli Andelén.[7]


  1. ^ Huijmans, Linda (14 July 1995). "Nathalie Geeris haalde de Sports Illustrated" (in Dutch). Trouw. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  2. ^ Landsmeer, Tynke (13 April 1996). "In Japan is Geeris een ster, maar in Oranje komt ze niet" (in Dutch). de Volksrant. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ Klippus, Hans (25 November 1996). "Nathalie is een godje in Shimizu" (in Dutch). Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  4. ^ Carey, Frank (14 August 2000). "Long Island steals show". Cap Cod Times. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ "After five-day combine, inaugural eight teams prepare for first draft". 9 December 2000. Archived from the original on 29 March 2006. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ Wegerup, Jill (23 February 2007). "Alla rycker i Nathalie Geeris" (in Swedish). Hallands Nyheter. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  7. ^ ""Damelvan" till kanonpris" (in Swedish). 6 May 2005. Retrieved 15 November 2018.

External links

  • Profile at ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
2000 WUSA Draft

The WUSA Inaugural Player Draft, held before Women's United Soccer Association's initial 2001 season, distributed players to the league's eight inaugural teams. The draft occurred on December 10 and 11, 2000. This took place after each team was allocated three national team players and two foreign players.

Anneli Andelén

Anneli Andelén (born 21 June 1968) is a Swedish former association football forward who won 88 caps for the Sweden women's national football team, scoring 37 goals. She represented Sweden at the FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991 and 1995. Andelén also played professional club football in Japan with Suzuyo Shimizu F.C. Lovely Ladies.

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.

Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies

Suzuyo Shimizu FC Lovely Ladies (鈴与清水FCラブリーレディース) was a women's football team which played in Division 1 of Japan's Nadeshiko League. It founded the league in 1989. The club was disbanded in 1999.


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