Tessel Middag

Tessel Tina Middag (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɛsəl ˈtinaː ˈmɪdɑx]; born 23 December 1992) is a Dutch footballer. She plays as a midfielder for West Ham United and the Dutch national team, representing the country at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. She previously played for ADO Den Haag, AFC Ajax and Manchester City.

Tessel Middag
Liza van der Most, Tessel Middag 2014 (cropped)
Middag (R) and Liza van der Most in 2014
Personal information
Full name Tessel Tina Middag[1]
Date of birth 23 December 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 176 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)[1]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
West Ham United
Number 6
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2012 ADO Den Haag 18 (10)
2012–2016 Ajax 94 (15)
2016–2018 Manchester City 14 (1)
2018– West Ham United 0 (0)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U19 17 (0)
2012– Netherlands 44 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 06:24, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 23 December 2017

Club career

Middag joined ADO Den Haag in 2011. During her debut season, she scored ten goals in eighteen matches.[2] Middag also won the Eredivisie and KNVB Women's Cup with ADO Den Haag.[3]

Middag signed with AFC Ajax in 2012. She made 94 appearances for the club, during which she scored 15 goals[4] and again won the KNVB Women's Cup in 2014.[3]

On 3 June 2016, Manchester City announced they had signed Middag.[4] She made her debut for the club after being brought off the bench against Liverpool on 30 June and was voted Player of the Match by the Official Supporters Club.[5] She made her first start for the club on 2 July against Aston Villa and scored a goal in the first half of match.[6]

Middag left Manchester City at the end of the 2017–18 season after her contract expired.[7] She joined West Ham United in July 2018.[8]

International career

During 2010 and 2011, Middag made 17 appearances for the Netherlands U19 team.[9] She broke into the senior squad in 2012,[10] in a 2–1 friendly defeat by France. A member of the 31-player provisional squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013, she was not selected for the final 23-player list.[11] Middag represented the Netherlands in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and has expressed hopes that she will be part of the hosts' Netherlands team for UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[12]

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[13]
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
(1.)* 1 June 2012 Woezik, Wijchen, Netherlands  North Korea 4–1 4–1 Friendly
1. 5 April 2014 Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece  Greece 2–0 6–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 7 February 2015 Polman Stadion, Almelo, Netherlands  Thailand 2–0 7–0 Friendly
3. 6–0
4. 24 November 2016 Eneco Stadion, Leuven, Belgium  Belgium 2–1 2–3 Friendly

* Note: Match not considered as an official friendly.[14]


ADO Den Haag
Manchester City

West Ham United Women Womens FA Cup Finalists 2018–19


  1. ^ a b "List of Players - Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ "T. Middag". Voetbal International.
  3. ^ a b "Profile". Soccerway. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  4. ^ a b "MCWFC sign Tessel Middag". ManCity.com. 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Middag pleased with debut". ManCity.com. 30 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Aston Villa Ladies 0 Manchester City Women 8". ManCity.com. 2 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Manchester City Women: Jane Ross and Tessel Middag leave WSL club". BBC Sport. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Netherlands international Tessel Middag joins West Ham Ladies". West Ham United F.C. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Speler: Tessel Middag" (in Dutch). OnsOranje. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  10. ^ "Tessel Middag: Manchester City Women sign Netherlands midfielder from Ajax". BBC Sport. 3 June 2016. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  11. ^ Lim, Katherine (1 July 2013). "UEFA Women: Three Members Out". NL Times. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  12. ^ Lawson, Sophie (3 June 2016). "Tessel Middag makes Manchester City move". Vavel. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  13. ^ "Profile". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Ruime oefenzege Oranjevrouwen". onsoranje.nl (in Dutch). 1 June 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2017.

External links

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.

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.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup knockout stage

The knockout stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup began on 20 June and ended with the final match on 5 July 2015. A total of 16 teams competed in this knockout stage.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group 5

The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification UEFA Group 5 was a UEFA qualifying group for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. The group comprised Albania, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Norway and Portugal.

The group winners qualified directly for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Among the seven group runners-up, the four best (determined by records against the first-, third-, fourth- and fifth-placed teams only for balance between different groups) advanced to the play-offs.

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup squads

This is a list of squads of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, an international women's association football tournament that was held in Canada from 6 June until 5 July 2015. The 24 national teams involved in the tournament were required to register a squad of 23 players; only players in these squads were eligible to take part in the tournament. The deadline to submit rosters to FIFA was 25 May 2015.Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad. Totals for caps and goals, club affiliations, and ages are as of the opening day of the tournament on 6 June 2015.

2016 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2016 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 28th season of competitive football and its third season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season. This season will also be the first occasion on which City Women contest a European competition, having qualified through their runners-up finish in the 2015 Women's Super League.

2017 Algarve Cup squads

This article lists the squads for the 2017 Algarve Cup, held in Portugal.

Players' ages as of 1 March 2017 – the tournament's opening day.

2017 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2017 season is Manchester City Women's Football Club's 29th season of competitive football and its fourth season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football, having been promoted from the FA Women's Premier League before the 2014 season.Following a reorganisation of top-level women's football in England, the 2017 season will only cover half of a traditional season's length, with the league season only running to nine games total, 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.

2018–19 Manchester City W.F.C. season

The 2018–19 season will be Manchester City Women's Football Club's 31st season of competitive football and its sixth season in the FA Women's Super League and at the top level of English women's football.

Common Goal (charity)

Common Goal is a pledge-based charitable movement by streetfootballworld for the football industry, that was launched with the support of Spanish footballer, Juan Mata.The movement encourages professional football players and coaches to pledge at least one percent of their salaries to a collective fund that supports football charities around the world.On 29 November 2017, UEFA president, Aleksander Čeferin become the first football leader to join Common Goal. Čeferin believes that football has the power to change the world and he was inspired by Juan Mata to join this movement. He also called on his fellow football players, coaches, clubs and leagues to show if they care about social responsibility.On 18 January 2018, AFC executive committee member, Moya Dodd joins Common Goal and she will be taking on a role as the management committee of this movement where she will be working to allocate money to various football programs across the globe. Dodd believes that football encourages us to be a better human beings and now she is going to make the world better through football.On 21 May 2018, FC Nordsjælland become the first football club to join Common Goal. The club's CEO, Søren Kristensen says that they would like to make a difference to others through football, whether it is regarding gender equality or developing young people and football players. Additionally, the entire ten member management, club chairman and backroom staff has pledged one percent of their salary. All players and administrative staff contracts include the same pledge with an ability to opt-out.On 30 August 2018, Banco Santander become the first sponsor of the UEFA Champions League to support Common Goal and will work together over the next three years to use football to support financial inclusion.On 5 October 2018, Alex Hunter, a popular fictional character in the FIFA video game series, has partnered with the Common Goal as part of a partnership with EA Sports. The partnership will see Common Goal included in the FIFA 19 as players will have the chance to join up with the charity as part of "The Journey", a mode which sees players take control of Hunter's rise through the professional game. EA Sports has also donated $200,000 in support of this movement and its capacity to drive progress towards achieving the UN Global Goals with the aid of football.On 17 January 2019, the Manchester United Supporters' Trust became the first supporters trust in the world to sign up and make the pledge to Common Goal. M.U.S.T members will be donating 1% of their membership fees to this movement but perhaps more importantly they will be helping to promote Common Goal to the wider global Manchester United supporter base, and through the other fan organisations.In May 2019, Australia women’s players Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac became the 99th and 100th players to join Common Goal, making the men and women ratio equal.

List of AFC Ajax (women) players

This article is about past and present players of AFC Ajax Vrouwen. For a list of all Ajax Vrouwen players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:AFC Ajax Vrouwen players. For the current squad, see AFC Ajax Vrouwen#Current squad.

This list includes past and present footballers who have played/play for Ajax Vrouwen.

List of Manchester City W.F.C. players

This is a list of football (soccer) players who have played for Manchester City Women's F.C.. It includes players who have played at least one match for the club (starting or as a substitute) in a competitive match since Manchester City Women were transferred to the FA WSL for the 2014 season.

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.

Liza van der Most

Liza van der Most (born 8 October 1993) is a Dutch footballer who plays as defender for AFC Ajax in the Eredivisie and the Netherlands women's national football team.

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.

West Ham United F.C. Women

West Ham United Women Football Club is an English women's football club affiliated with West Ham United. They were formed in 1991 and play home games at Rush Green Stadium, at the West Ham United Training Ground in Romford.

West Ham United W.F.C. – current squad


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