Sylvia Smit

Sylvia Smit (born 4 July 1986) is a Dutch female footballer who plays as a midfielder and striker for DTS Ede in the Dutch Topklasse. She has played professional football for clubs in the Dutch Eredivisie Vrouwen and the Belgian-Dutch BeNe League. She also has over 100 appearances for the Netherlands women's national football team.

Sylvia Smit
Sylvia Smit
Personal information
Full name Sylvia Smit
Date of birth 4 July 1986 (age 32)
Place of birth Stadskanaal, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder / Striker
Club information
Current team
PEC Zwolle
Number 10
Youth career
VV SETA
VV SPW
SC Stadskanaal
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2005 Oranje Nassau
2005–2007 Be Quick '28
2007–2008 FC Twente 20 (10)
2008–2011 SC Heerenveen 63 (34)
2011–2014 PEC Zwolle 68 (31)
2014–2015 SC Heerenveen 24 (5)
2015– DTS Ede
National team
2004– Netherlands 106 (30)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:15, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 10 January 2018

Club career

Smit career started at amateur clubs SETA (from Musselkanaal), SPW and SC Stadskanaal (both from Stadskanaal). In 2002 she joined Oranje Nassau, winning the KNVB Women's Cup (Dutch Cup) in the last of her three seasons at the club. She then joined Be Quick '28 in 2005 and was the top scorer of the Hoofdklasse. When the professional Dutch women's league (Eredivisie Vrouwen) was formed in 2007, she joined FC Twente for the league's inaugural season and won her second Dutch Cup at the club.[1] In 2008 she joined SC Heerenveen and was the Eredivisie top scorer for two consecutive seasons (14 goals in 2008–09[2] and 11 goals in 2009–10).[3][4]

She joined FC Zwolle in 2011 and when the Belgian and Dutch leagues merged creating the BeNe League, she played the inaugural season for the club (then renamed PEC Zwolle).[1]

On 1 August 2014, she returned to SC Heerenveen and signed a one-year contract.[5][6]

On 11 June 2015, it was announced she was joining DTS Ede in the Dutch Topklasse.[7]

International career

On 6 August 2004 Smit debuted for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, playing the first half of a 2–0 friendly defeat to Japan in Zeist.[8][9]

Smit also featured in the Dutch run to the semi-final of UEFA Women's Euro 2009, playing all of the Netherlands five matches in the tournament and scoring a goal.[10]

On 25 November 2012, she earned her 100th cap for the national team in a friendly match against Wales at Velsen, scoring the first goal of the 2–0 Dutch win.[1][8][11][12]

In June 2013 national team coach Roger Reijners selected Smit in his Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden.[13]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[8]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 18 September 2004 Sportpark De Wending, Heerhugowaard, Netherlands  England 1–0 1–2 Friendly
2. 20 September 2006 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Austria 3–0 4–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3. 4–0
4. 24 September 2006 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Hungary 3–0 4–0 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5. 22 November 2006 Mitsubishi Forklift Stadion, Almere, Netherlands  Russia 3–0 5–0 Friendly
6. 26 August 2007 Veronica Stadium, Volendam, Netherlands  Wales 2–0 2–1 2009 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
7. 4 May 2008 Univé Stadion, Emmen, Netherlands  China PR 2–1 2–2 Friendly
8. 7 March 2009 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Canada 1–2 1–2 2009 Cyprus Cup
9. 12 March 2009 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  South Africa 2–0 5–0 2009 Cyprus Cup
10. 25 April 2009 Kórinn Stadium, Kópavogur, Iceland  Iceland 1–1 1–1 Friendly
11. 29 August 2009 Lahden Stadion, Lahti, Finland  Denmark 1–0 2–1 2009 UEFA Women's Euro
12. 29 October 2009 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  North Macedonia 2–0 13–1 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
13. 5–0
14. 6–0
15. 11–1
16. 12–1
17. 13–1
18. 24 February 2010 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  Scotland 2–0 4–1 2010 Cyprus Cup
19. 3 March 2010 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus   Switzerland 2–0 4–0 2010 Cyprus Cup
20. 3–0
21. 27 March 2010 Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands  Slovakia 1–0 2–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
22. 22 April 2010 Gradski Stadion, Kumanovo, Macedonia  North Macedonia 3–0 7–0 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
23. 6 June 2010 Sportpark De Dorens, Loenhout, Belgium  Belgium 2–0 2–0 Friendly
24. 15 December 2010 Estádio do Pacaembu, São Paulo, Brazil  Mexico 3–1 3–1 2010 Torneio Internacional
25. 3 April 2011 Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands  Scotland 2–0 6–2 Friendly
26. 3–0
27. 22 October 2011 Gradski stadion, Vrbovec, Croatia  Croatia 3–0 3–0 2013 UEFA Women's Euro qualification
28. 6 March 2012 Dasaki Stadium, Achna, Cyprus  New Zealand 1–0 2–2 2012 Cyprus Cup
29. 2–2
30. 25 November 2012 Telstar Stadion, Velsen-Zuid, Netherlands  Wales 1–0 2–0 Friendly

Honours

Oranje Nassau
FC Twente
DTS Ede

References

  1. ^ a b c "Sylvia Smit". vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl (in Dutch). 22 July 2012. Archived from the original on 6 September 2013. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
  2. ^ Topscorer 2008–09 at vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Topscorer 2009–10 at vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Sylvia Smit scorde de meeste goals in 5 jaar". vrouwenvoetbalnederland.nl (in Dutch). 23 July 2012. Archived from the original on 3 September 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Sylvia Smit tekent contract bij vrouwen sc Heerenveen". SC Heerenveen (in Dutch). 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Profile". soccerway.com. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  7. ^ "DTS Ede blij met de komst van Sylvia Smit". vrouwenvoetbalnieuws.nl (in Dutch). 11 June 2015. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  9. ^ "International Matches (Women) 2004". RSSSF. Retrieved 26 May 2010.
  10. ^ "2009 Women's Euro - Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Sylvia Smit, honderd keer Oranje". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 23 November 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  12. ^ "Oranjevrouwen winnen van Wales". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 25 November 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
  13. ^ Scholten, Berend (30 June 2013). "Trio miss cut in Netherlands squad". UEFA. Retrieved 25 July 2013.

External links

2007–08 Eredivisie (women)

The 2007–08 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the first season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. It took place from 29 August 2007 until 21 May 2008 with six teams participating. AZ became the first Eredivisie winners. The 60 matches of the season had a 45,695 total attendance.

2008–09 Eredivisie (women)

The 2008–09 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the second season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 21 August 2008 to 31 May 2009 with seven teams. AZ successfully defended the title and became champions for a second year running. The 84 matches of the season had a 56,365 total attendance.

2009–10 Eredivisie (women)

The 2009–10 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the third season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. The league took place from 1 October 2009 to 19 May 2010 with six teams. AZ successfully defended the title and became champions for a third year running. The 60 matches of the season had a 22,140 total attendance.

2010 Cyprus Women's Cup

The 2010 Cyprus Women's Cup was the third edition of the Cyprus Women's Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Cyprus.

2010 International Women's Football Tournament of City of São Paulo

The 2010 Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo (also known as the 2010 International Tournament of São Paulo) was the second edition of the Torneio Internacional Cidade de São Paulo de Futebol Feminino, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Brazil. It began on 9 December and ended on 19 December 2010.

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.

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 2

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 2 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Norway, the Netherlands, Macedonia, Belarus and Slovakia.

Norway won the group and advanced to the play-off rounds.

2011–12 Eredivisie (women)

The 2011–12 Eredivisie Vrouwen was the fifth season of the Netherlands women's professional football league. After a troubled build-up, the season took place from 2 September 2011 to 18 May 2012 with seven teams.Before the start of the season, on 30 August 2011, the BeNe Super Cup was played, a match where the Dutch champion FC Twente met Belgian champion Standard Liège. Twente lost the match 4–1. In sight of the cup a memorandum was signed by the Dutch and Belgian football associations to create an inter-country top-level league (BeNe League) to start as early as 2012–13.FC Twente entered the season as reigning champions and finished as runners-up, behind ADO Den Haag. It was ADO Den Haag's first championship after finishing runners-up in the previous three seasons. The 63 matches of the season had a 44,607 total attendance.

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.

Eredivisie (women)

The Eredivisie Vrouwen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːrədiˌvizi]) (Dutch for Honor Division) is the professional women's football league in the Netherlands. Organized by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) it was established in 2007 and then played for five seasons until 2012 when the leagues of the Netherlands and Belgium merged forming a single combined league (BeNe League). After three seasons the BeNe League folded and the Eredivisie was restarted in the 2015–16 season. The league winner receives a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

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.

List of women's footballers with 100 or more caps

This list summarizes women's association football players with 100 or more international appearances.

As of 7 July 2019, a total of 324 females have played 100 or more international matches for their respective nations. The all-time leader in senior caps, Kristine Lilly of the United States, had 352 caps and retired from international football on 6 January 2011. Lilly is also fourth highest goal scorer in international football with 130 goals. The current active most capped women international football player is Christine Sinclair of Canada with 286 caps. Sinclair is also the leading active goal scorer in women international football with 182 goals. Twenty women — ten of them American, two from Canada, China and Sweden, and one each from Denmark, Germany, Japan and Scotland — have 200 or more caps.

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.

PEC Zwolle Vrouwen

PEC Zwolle Vrouwen is a Dutch women's football from Zwolle. The team is founded in 2010, starting in the Eredivisie season 2010–11. The club was the first two seasons working together with Be Quick '28, currently they are working together with SV Zwolle who's playing in the Hoofdklasse.

PEC Zwolle is a new name for FC Zwolle, the KNVB gave their approval to the new name and the name will be used from 1 July 2012.PEC Zwolle played also in the BeNe League during all three years the league was played.

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.

Smit

Smit is a Dutch occupational surname. It represents an archaic spelling of the Dutch word "smid" for "smith" (metal worker) and is the Dutch equivalent of the English surname Smith.

UEFA Women's Euro 2009

The 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, or just Women's Euro 2009, was played in Finland between August 23 and September 10, 2009. The host was appointed on July 11, 2006, in a UEFA Executive Committee meeting in Berlin and the Finnish proposal won over the Dutch proposal.

The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.

The 2009 tournament was won by Germany for a seventh time in ten events. They beat England, appearing in their first final since 1984, 6–2 in the final. The Germans also boasted the tournament's leading goalscorer in Inka Grings.

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 Group B

Group B of the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 consisted of Germany, the reigning champions, Iceland, Netherlands and Norway. Matches were staged in Kalmar and Växjö from 11–17 July 2013.

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 2013 qualifying – Group 6

The UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 6 was contested by five teams competing for one spot for the final tournament.

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