Shanice van de Sanden

Shanice Janice van de Sanden (born 2 October 1992)[1] is a Dutch footballer who plays for Olympique Lyonnais in the Division 1 Féminine. She is a member of the Netherlands national football team[2].

Shanice van de Sanden
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Shanice van de Sanden, PSG-Twente, 2014-15 UEFA Women's Champions League
Personal information
Full name Shanice Janice van de Sanden
Date of birth 2 October 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Utrecht, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Olympique Lyonnais
Number 11
Youth career
2006–2008 VVIJ
2008 SV Saestum
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2010 Utrecht 30 (5)
2010–2011 Heerenveen 21 (8)
2011–2016 Twente 94 (32)
2016–2017 Liverpool 23 (3)
2017– Olympique Lyonnais 35 (9)
National team
2008– Netherlands 63 (15)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 3 March 2018
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 8 June 2018

Club career

Her career started at amateur club VVIJ in IJsselstein, before moving to FC Utrecht in 2008 where she also played for its farm team SV Saestum.[3]

In May 2010, she moved to SC Heerenveen,[4] where she played for one season before joining FC Twente in May 2011.[5]

After four and a half seasons at FC Twente, she signed with Liverpool of the English WSL1 on 4 February 2016.[6][7]

On 29 August 2017, after two seasons at Liverpool where she played a total of 28 matches (in all competitions), she moved to France and joined Division 1 Féminine club Olympique Lyonnais.[8]

International career

Aged 16, she made her debut for the senior Netherlands women's national football team on 14 December 2008 in a friendly match 2–0 win over France.[9] She was part of the Dutch squad in the UEFA Women's Euro 2009[10] and the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[11]

In June 2017, she was in the 23 players squad which won the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[12] Later that year, she was shortlisted for the UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award.[13]

Van de Sanden was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.[14]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[9]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 12 March 2009 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  South Africa 4–0 5–0 2009 Cyprus Cup
2. 13 July 2009 Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam, Netherlands  South Africa 3–2 3–2 Four Nations Cup
3. 20 May 2015 Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Estonia 5–0 7–0 Friendly
4. 22 January 2016 Limak Arcadia Atlantis Football Center, Belek, Turkey  Denmark 2–0 2–0 Friendly
5. 2 March 2016 Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands   Switzerland 4–1 4–3 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
6. 7 April 2016 Telstar Stadium, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands  New Zealand 1–0 2–0 Friendly
7. 2–0
8. 17 September 2016 Georgia Dome, Atlanta, United States  United States 1–0 1–3 Friendly
9. 20 October 2016 Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 6–0 7–0 Friendly
10. 16 July 2017 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands  Norway 1–0 1–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
11. 28 February 2018 Bela Vista Municipal Stadium, Parchal, Portugal  Japan 4–0 6–2 2018 Algarve Cup
12. 6 April 2018 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Northern Ireland 5–0 7–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13. 8 June 2018 Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland 3–0 5–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
14. 5 September 2018 Rat Verlegh Stadion, Breda, Netherlands  Denmark 2–0 2–0 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off SF



FC Utrecht
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.[15]




We Play Strong

Van de Sanden is one of UEFA's official ambassadors for #WePlayStrong, a social media and vlogging campaign which was launched in 2018. The campaign's "...aim is to promote women’s football as much as we can and to make people aware of women’s football, really,” Evans, another participant explains. “The ultimate goal is to make football the most played sport by females by 2020. So it’s a UEFA initiative to get more women and girls playing football, whether they want to be professional or not.”[17] The series, which also originally included professional footballers Sarah Zadrazil, Eunice Beckmann, Laura Feiersinger and Lisa Evans and now also includes Petronella Ekroth and Shanice van de Sanden, follows the daily lives of female professional footballers. [18]


  1. ^ "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Netherlands - S. van de Sanden - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Women Soccerway". Retrieved 2019-06-20.
  3. ^ "Shanice van de Sanden". (in Dutch). 15 December 2014. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Nieuw trio voor Heerenveen". (in Dutch). 30 May 2010. Archived from the original on 30 May 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  5. ^ "Van de Sanden naar FC Twente Vrouwen". FC Twente (in Dutch). 11 May 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Shanice van de Sanden naar Liverpool FC". FC Twente (in Dutch). 4 February 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  7. ^ "Shanice van de Sanden: Liverpool Ladies sign Netherlands striker". BBC Sport. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Shanice van de Sanden: Lyon sign forward from Liverpool Ladies". BBC Sport. 29 August 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. ^ a b "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  10. ^ Profile in UEFA's Euro 2009 archive
  11. ^ "Profile". Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Wiegman kiest Oranjeselectie voor WEURO 2017". (in Dutch). 14 June 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  13. ^
  14. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
  15. ^ "Eredivisie Vrouwen". KNVB (in Dutch). Retrieved 25 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Finale Algarve Cup tussen Oranjevrouwen en Zweden afgelast" (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Arsenal's Lisa Evans launches scheme to get more women playing football". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2019.

External links

2010–11 Eredivisie (women)

The 2010–11 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the fourth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 2 September 2010 to 12 May 2011 with eight teams. FC Twente became champions for the first time, breaking AZ's three-year championship hegemony. The 84 matches of the season had a 44,710 total attendance.

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).

2017 Liverpool L.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Liverpool Ladies Football Club's 28th 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.

On 19 April 2017, Liverpool Ladies FC announced a landmark shirt sponsorship deal with beauty and cosmetics company Avon Products. This three-year agreement will see Avon become the first independent shirt sponsor for the club, replacing Standard Chartered from the men's side. As part of the agreement, Avon will also become Liverpool Ladies FC's principal partner and ladies beauty partner.

2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final

The 2018 UEFA Women's Champions League Final was the final match of the 2017–18 UEFA Women's Champions League, the 17th season of Europe's premier women's club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the ninth season since it was renamed from the UEFA Women's Cup to the UEFA Women's Champions League. It was played at the Valeriy Lobanovskyi Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine, on 24 May 2018, between German side Wolfsburg and French side Lyon. This was the last time that a host city for the Women's Champions League final is automatically assigned by which city won the bid to host the men's Champions League final.

Lyon won the match 4–1 after extra time, following a scoreless opening 90 minutes; Wolfsburg's Pernille Harder opened the scoring in the 93rd minute, before goals from Amandine Henry, Eugénie Le Sommer, Ada Hegerberg and Camille Abily sealed the win for Lyon, their third UEFA Women's Champions League title in a row (the first team to do so) and their record fifth overall.

2018–19 Division 1 Féminine

The 2018–19 Division 1 Féminine season was the 45th edition since its establishment. Lyon were the defending champions, having won the title in each of the past twelve seasons. The season began on 25 August 2018 and ended on 4 May 2019.

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 qualification – UEFA play-offs

The UEFA play-offs of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification competition involve the four runners-up with the best records among all seven groups in the qualifying group stage.

Esmee de Graaf

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Laura Feiersinger

Laura Feiersinger is an Austrian football midfielder, currently playing for 1.FFC Frankfurt in the German Bundesliga.

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.

Petronella Ekroth

Hilda Petronella Ekroth (born 12 December 1989) is a Swedish football defender who currently plays for Juventus in Serie A.

SC Heerenveen Vrouwen

SC Heerenveen Vrouwen is a Dutch women's football from Heerenveen representing SC Heerenveen in the women's Eredivisie.Founded in 2007, Heerenveen was a founding member of the Vrouwen Eredivisie. After finishing last in 2008 and 2010 and second-to-last in 2009, in 2011 it attained its best result yet, finishing 4th and reaching the national cup final, lost against AZ Alkmaar. In April 2011 the club announced the women's team would be disbanded following the end of the season, but it subsequently cancelled the decision. The following season Heerenveen returned to the bottom of the table, ending last.

In the 2012–13 season, Heerenveen moved in the newly founded BeNe League. It was the second-to-last Dutch team in the championship, an overall 11th position.

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).

UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award

The UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award (previously known as the UEFA Best Women's Player in Europe Award) is an association football award given to the female footballer that is considered the best player playing for a football club in Europe during the previous season. The award was announced in 2013, two years after the creation of the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award, the equivalent award for male footballers.Nadine Angerer, Lena Goeßling, and Lotta Schelin made the shortlist for the inaugural year, with Nadine Angerer being selected as the winner on 5 September 2013 during the round of 32 and 16 draws for the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League.

Olympique Lyonnais Féminin – current squad
Netherlands squads


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