Sari van Veenendaal

Sari van Veenendaal RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsaːri vɑn ˈveːnəndaːl]; born 3 April 1990) is a Dutch footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for the Dutch national team. With the Netherlands, Van Veenendaal was part of the 2017 squad who won their first European Championship.

Sari van Veenendaal
Arsenal LFC v Kelly Smith All-Stars XI (159) (cropped)
Van Veenendaal in 2017
Personal information
Full name Sari van Veenendaal
Date of birth 3 April 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
VSV Vreeswijk
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 FC Utrecht 2 (0)
2010–2015 FC Twente 112 (0)
2015–2019 Arsenal 48 (0)
National team
2011– Netherlands 52 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:41, 2 December 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 12:28, 1 July 2018 (UTC)

Club career

The Netherlands

Born in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands, Van Veenendaal firstly played as a professional footballer in 2007 for FC Utrecht, as an understudy to Angela Christ. In 2010, she moved to FC Twente. Whilst featuring for the Tukkers, Van Veenendaal won the Eredivisie of the 2010–11 season. She was also successful in picking up the BeNe League titles of 2013, 2014 and 2015 in all.[2][3][4]


Van Veenendaal signed for the English club Arsenal in 2015.[5] In her first season there, Arsenal won the 2015 FA WSL Cup.[6] Next season, Arsenal won the 2016 FA Women's Cup with the club beating Chelsea 1–0 in the final.[7][8][9] Another FA WSL cup was conquered in the 2017–18 season, when the club defeated Manchester City Women in the final and Van Veenendaal posted a clean sheet.[10]

International career

Van Veenendaal won her first cap for the senior national team on 7 March 2011, a 6–0 win over Switzerland at the Cyprus Cup.[11][12]

She was called up to be part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 and the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015.[13]

Van Veenendaal was part of the national team for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[14] The Netherlands won the tournament. Van Veenendaal started in all six matches in the competition, and allowed just three goals, helping them to win each of the Netherlands' matches. She was named to the Best XI of the tournament.[15] After the tournament, the whole team was honoured by the Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Sport Edith Schippers and made Knights of the Order of Orange-Nassau.[16]



FC Utrecht

FC Twente[4]






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  2. ^ "Sari van Veenendaal". Arsenal F.C.
  3. ^ de Jong, Maarten (27 April 2012). "Sari van Veenendaal is niet meer dat verlegen meisje" (in Dutch). Voetbal Centraal. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Sari van Veenendaal vertrekt bij FC Twente Vrouwen". FC (in Dutch). Archived from the original on 30 March 2015.
  5. ^ "Ladies complete double signing". Arsenal F.C. 10 July 2015. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Two-Goal Nobbs Helps Arsenal win the Continental Tyres Cup". The
    "Arsenal Ladies lift fourth Continental Cup in five years".
  7. ^ a b "Arsenal Ladies 1–0 Chelsea Ladies". BBC. 14 May 2016. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Arsenal Ladies 1 Chelsea Ladies 0: Danielle Carter hits superb winner as Gunners clinch 14th Women's FA Cup". London Evening Standard.
  9. ^ "Arsenal Ladies beat Chelsea to win the FA Cup". Daily Express.
  10. ^ a b Garry, Tom (14 March 2018). "Arsenal Women 1–0 Manchester City Women". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Sari van Veenendaal" (in Dutch). Vrouwenvoetbal Nederland. 7 July 2013. Archived from the original on 5 September 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  14. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". (in Dutch). 14 June 2017.
  15. ^ "Official UEFA Women's EURO 2017 Best Eleven". UEFA. 7 August 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)".
  17. ^ "WUFA Women's Euro 2017 - History - Netherlands-Denmark". Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  18. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.

External links

2015 FA WSL

The 2015 season of the Women's Super League was the fifth season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season was played from 25 March to 4 October.Liverpool were the defending champions from the 2014 FA WSL. Chelsea became the title winners and together with Manchester City (who finished as runners-up) qualified for the 2016–17 UEFA Women's Champions League.

This was the second season since the WSL 2 was introduced. As part of a two-year expansion plan, the WSL 1 will increase to nine teams for the 2016 season. By the end of the 2015 season two teams (Reading and Doncaster Rovers Belles) were promoted from WSL 2 to WSL 1 and only one team (Bristol Academy) relegated to WSL 2, with one team being promoted from Premier League to WSL 2.

2017 Arsenal Women F.C. season

The 2017 season is Arsenal Ladies Football Club's 31st season of competitive football and its seventh season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, being one of the league's foundation clubs.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, while the FA WSL shifts its calendar to match the traditional autumn-to-spring axis of football in Europe. For the same reason, there is no Champions League qualification nor relegation to be competed for.

2018 FA WSL Cup Final

The 2018 FA WSL Cup Final was the seventh final of the FA WSL Cup, England's secondary cup competition for women's football teams and its primary league cup tournament. It took place on the 14 March 2018, at Adams Park, contested by Arsenal and Manchester City, the only two teams to have ever won the tournament.

Arsenal have competed in all but one of the previous finals, whereas Manchester City have only previously appeared in two but have won both of them. The two teams have previously played out the match in the 2014 FA WSL Cup final, which Manchester City won by a goal to nil.

Arsenal won the match 1–0, with a first-half goal from Vivianne Miedema.

2018 FA Women's Cup Final

The 2018 FA Women's Cup Final was the 48th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. The showpiece event was the 25th to be played directly under the auspices of the Football Association (FA) and was named the SSE Women's FA Cup Final due to sponsorship reasons.

The final was contested between Arsenal Ladies and Chelsea Ladies on 5 May 2018 at Wembley Stadium in London. The match was broadcast on BBC1. Chelsea won the match 3–1 in front of a record crowd of 45,423 to clinch their second title.

2019 FA WSL Cup Final

The 2019 FA WSL Cup Final was the eighth final of the FA WSL Cup, England's secondary cup competition for women's football teams and its primary league cup tournament. It took place on the 23 February 2019, at Bramall Lane, contested by Arsenal and Manchester City, the only two teams to have ever won the tournament.

Arsenal had competed in all but one of the previous finals, winning five. Manchester City had appeared in three of the last four, securing the trophy twice. The final was a rerun of the 2018 final, which was won by Arsenal by a goal to nil, while both teams also met in the final in 2014 when Manchester City won by the only goal.

2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final

The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup Final was a football match which determined the winner of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. It was the eighth final of the FIFA Women's World Cup, a quadrennial tournament contested by the women's national teams of the member associations of FIFA. The match was played on 7 July 2019 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu, a suburb of Lyon, France.

The final was contested by the United States, the defending champion, and the Netherlands, in their first final. The United States won 2–0, earning their second consecutive and fourth overall Women's World Cup title, with second-half goals scored by co-captain Megan Rapinoe from the penalty spot and Rose Lavelle. With the win, the U.S. became the second team to win consecutive titles after Germany's victories in 2003 and 2007. The team's coach, Jill Ellis, became the first manager to win two Women's World Cup titles.

Each finalist was the reigning champion of its respective confederation, with the United States having won the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship and the Netherlands having won UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

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).

Dominique Bloodworth

Dominique Johanna Anna Bloodworth (Dutch pronunciation: [doːmiˈnik joːˈɦɑnaː ˈʔɑnaː ˈjɑnsə(n)]; née Janssen, born 17 January 1995) is a Dutch footballer who plays for VfL Wolfsburg and for the Netherlands women's national football team.

Emma Byrne

Emma Anne Byrne (born 14 June 1979) is an Irish former football goalkeeper who played for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team on a record 134 occasions and served as captain of the team. She spent almost 17 years with Arsenal Ladies before being released on 30 December 2016 and joining Brighton & Hove Albion in January 2017.

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.

FIFA Women's World Cup awards

At the end of each FIFA Women's World Cup final tournament, several awards are presented to the players and teams which have distinguished themselves in various aspects of the game.

List of foreign FA Women's Super League players

The FA Women's Super League (FA WSL or WSL) is the highest league of women's football in England. The league, which started in 2011, was divided in two separate divisions (WSL 1 and WSL 2) from 2014; only the WSL 1 is considered in this list. The following players must meet both of the following two criteria:

Have played at least one FA WSL game. Players who were signed by WSL 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, i.e., outside United Kingdom, or Ireland determined by the following:A player is considered foreign if she is not eligible to play for the national teams of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland or The Republic of IrelandMore specifically:

If a player has been capped on international level, the national team is used; if she has been capped by more than one country, the highest level (or the most recent) team is used. These include British/Irish players with dual citizenship.

If a player has not been capped on international level, her country of birth is used, except those who were born abroad from British parents or moved to the United Kingdom at a young age, and those who clearly indicated to have switched her nationality to another nation.Clubs listed are those for which the player has played at least one FA WSL game.

In bold: players who have played at least one FA WSL game in the current season (2018–19), and the clubs for which they have played. They include players who have subsequently left the club, but do not include current players of a WSL club who have not played a WSL game in the current season.

Last updated: FA WSL matches played on 24 March 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.

Pedro Martínez Losa

Pedro Martínez Losa (born 9 May 1976) is a Spanish football coach and sporting director, currently the manager of Division 1 Féminine club Bordeaux. Known primarily for his prominence within women's football, Losa has won major trophies in his native Spain with Rayo Vallecano Femenino, and in England with Arsenal Women.

Sari (disambiguation)

A sari is a female garment in the Indian subcontinent.

Sari may also refer to:

Sari (operetta) or Der Zigeunerprimas, an operetta by Emmerich Kálmán

Sari temple, an 8th-century Buddhist temple in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sari Sumdac, a fictional character in the TV series Transformers: Animated

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final

The UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final was a football match to determine the winner of UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The match took place on 6 August 2017 at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede, Netherlands, and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, the Netherlands and Denmark.

The Netherlands won the final 4–2 for their first UEFA Women's Championship title.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Group A

Group A of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 contained Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands and Norway. The matches were played from 16 to 24 July 2017.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 knockout stage

The knockout phase of UEFA Women's Euro 2017 began on 29 July 2017 and ended on 6 August 2017 with the final.All times local (UTC+2).

All-star team goalkeeper
Golden Glove
Netherlands squads


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