Sherida Spitse (Dutch pronunciation: [ʃeːˈridaː ˈspɪtsə]; born 29 May 1990) is a Dutch football midfielder currently playing for Vålerenga Fotball in the Norwegian Toppserien and the Netherlands women's national football team where she has made over 150 appearances.
|Date of birth||29 May 1990|
|Place of birth||Sneek, Netherlands|
|Height||167 cm (5 ft 6 in)|
|2014–2017||LSK Kvinner FK||65||(16)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 7 September 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 17:25, 7 July 2019 (UTC)
Spitse started her career at VV Sneek before joining SC Heerenveen when the Dutch women's professional league (Eredivisie Vrouwen) was established in 2007. After five seasons at Heerenveen where she played 100 official matches and scored 13 goals, in 2012 the Dutch and Belgian leagues merged (BeNe League) and she moved to FC Twente in May 2012. At Twente she won the BeNe League titles in 2012–13 and 2013–14. She was also the club top scorer in 2012–13.
In December 2013, it was announced that Spitse would transfer to Norwegian Toppserien club LSK Kvinner FK from January 2014. For this transfer, money was paid for the first time in Dutch women's football. Spitse became a Norwegian League and Cup champion at the end of the 2014 season with LSK Kvinner. She was also voted on to Norway's Team of the Year at the annual NISO awards ceremony in Oslo. She remained in the club for the next two seasons (2015 and 2016) winning the League and Cup in both seasons.
On 19 December 2016, during the 2015–16 Eredivisie winter break, she moved back to the Netherlands after agreeing a contract with FC Twente to play the second half of the season. On 16 June 2017, she extended her contract with FC Twente for one season. 
Spitse made her debut for the Netherlands women's national football team under coach Vera Pauw on 31 August 2006, in a 4–0 World Cup qualifying defeat to England. At the time, she was 16 years old and still playing in VV Sneek boys team.
On 7 February 2015 she earned her 100th cap for the Dutch team against Thailand. Spitse helped the Netherlands qualify for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and was selected for the final squad. She played all four of the Netherlands matches in the tournament.
In January 2017, she played her 125th match for the national team against Romania. Spitse was part of the Dutch winning team of the UEFA Women's Euro 2017, she played in all matches and was named in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Tournament.
|1.||22 November 2006||Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion, Almere, Netherlands||Russia||4–0||5–0||Friendly|
|2.||29 October 2009||Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands||North Macedonia||8–0||13–1||2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|3.||19 December 2010||Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil||Mexico||2–1||2–1||2010 Torneio Internacional|
|4.||2 March 2011||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||New Zealand||1–0||4–1||2011 Cyprus Cup|
|5.||3 April 2011||Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands||Scotland||4–1||6–2||Friendly|
|7.||24 November 2011||Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands||Croatia||2–0||2–0||2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualifying|
|8.||15 February 2012||Stade des Costières, Nîmes, France||France||1–0||1–2||Friendly|
|9.||1 March 2012||GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus||Scotland||1–0||1–2||2012 Cyprus Cup|
|10.||24 October 2012||Jan Louwers Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||France||1–0||1–1||Friendly|
|11.||25 November 2012||Telstar Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands||Wales||2–0||2–0|
|12.||29 June 2013||Telstar Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands||Australia||3–1||3–1|
|13.||5 April 2014||Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece||Greece||5–0||6–0||2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|14.||7 February 2015||Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands||Thailand||1–0||7–0||Friendly|
|15.||4 April 2015||Korinn Stadium, Kópavogur, Iceland||Iceland||1–0||1–2|
|16.||17 September 2015||De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands||Belarus||5–0||8–0|
|18.||4 June 2016||Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk, Netherlands||South Africa||1–0||1–0|
|19.||25 October 2016||Scholz Arena, Aalen, Germany||Germany||1–2||2–4|
|20.||3 March 2017||VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal||Australia||2–3||2–3||2017 Algarve Cup|
|21.||20 July 2017||Sparta Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands||Denmark||1–0||1–0||UEFA Women's Euro 2017|
|22.||24 July 2017||Koning Willem II Stadion, Tilburg, Netherlands||Belgium||1–0||2–1|
|23.||6 August 2017||De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands||Denmark||3–2||4–2|
|24.||24 November 2017||NTC Senec, Senec, Slovakia||Slovakia||2–0||5–0||2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification|
|25.||6 April 2018||Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands||Northern Ireland||4–0||7–0|
|27.||10 April 2018||Tallaght Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland||Republic of Ireland||2–0||2–0|
|28.||8 June 2018||Shamrock Park, Portadown, Northern Ireland||Northern Ireland||4–0||5–0|
|29.||9 November 2018||Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands||Switzerland||1–0||3–0|
|30.||19 January 2019||Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South-Africa||South Africa||1–0||2–1||Friendly|
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The 2012 Cyprus Women's Cup was the fifth edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus. It took place between February 28 – March 6, 2012.2012–13 BeNe League
The 2012–13 season of the Women's BeNe League was the first season of the Belgium and the Netherlands' women's football top level league. Since this was the first season, the league had no reigning champion, although both countries had reigning champions from their former top leagues—Standard Liège in Belgium and ADO Den Haag in the Netherlands. The season started on 24 August 2012. The championship was won by FC Twente.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 Toppserien
The 2016 Toppserien was the 30th season of the women's football top level league in Norway. LSK Kvinner FK were the defending champions and defended their title.2018 Toppserien
The 2018 Toppserien is the 32nd season of the highest women's football league in Norway. LSK Kvinner entered the season as the defending champions.
LSK Kvinner won their fifth consecutive title with five matchdays to spare.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 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.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.Kika van Es
Kika van Es (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkika vɑn ˈɛs]; born 11 October 1991) is a Dutch football defender who plays for Everton in the FA WSL.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.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.Sneek
Sneek (Dutch: [sneːk] (listen); West Frisian: Snits) is a city southwest of Leeuwarden and seat of the former municipality of Sneek in the province of Friesland (Netherlands). As for 2011 it is part of the municipality Súdwest-Fryslân. The city had approximately 33,855 inhabitants in January 2017.Sneek is situated in Southwest-Friesland, close to the Sneekermeer and is well known for its canals, the Waterpoort (Watergate, the symbol of the city), and watersport (Sneekweek). Sneek is one of the Friese elf steden (Eleven cities). The city is very important for the southwest area of Friesland (the "Zuidwesthoek").UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group B
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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.UEFA Women's Euro 2017
The 2017 UEFA Women's Championship, commonly referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2017, was the 12th edition of the UEFA Women's Championship, the quadrennial international football championship organised by UEFA for the women's national teams of Europe. The competition was expanded to 16 teams (from 12 teams in the previous edition).The Netherlands were declared as hosts by the UEFA Executive Committee on 4 December 2014.Germany's 22-year reign as champions of Europe was ended after losing 1–2 to Denmark in the quarter-finals. In addition it was only Germany's second loss in the finals since 1993. Another former winner, Norway, lost to both finalists, the Netherlands and Denmark, and ended without goals or points.
The Netherlands won their first ever title by beating fellow first time finalists, Denmark, 4–2 in the final.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).Vålerenga Fotball Damer
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The team first won promotion to Toppserien in 2011 after earning promotion from the First Division. This made Vålerenga the third Norwegian club with both a men's team and a women's team in the top-tier league, and the first club to have its own women's team win promotion to Toppserien, as the two other clubs, Stabæk Fotball and Lillestrøm SK, inherited another club's women's team.