Vivianne Miedema

Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema RON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt ˈmidəmaː]; born 15 July 1996), commonly known as Vivianne Miedema ([viviˈjɑnə]), is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as a forward for FA WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands women's national football team.[4] She has scored more goals at international level for the Netherlands than any other player, across both the women’s and men’s teams.

Vivianne Miedema
Vivianne Miedema beim Aufwaermen BL FCB gg. SGS Essen Muenchen-1 (cropped)
Personal information
Full name Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema[1]
Date of birth 15 July 1996 (age 23)
Place of birth Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Height 175 cm (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Number 11
Youth career
2001–2009 HZVV
2009–2011 VV de Weide
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 SC Heerenveen 69 (78)
2014–2017 Bayern Munich 61 (35)
2017– Arsenal 47 (39)
National team
2010–2011 Netherlands U15 9 (10)
2010–2012 Netherlands U16 11 (4)
2011–2012 Netherlands U17 11 (22)
2013 Netherlands U19 10 (7)
2013– Netherlands 82 (61)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 11 May 2019 (UTC)[3]
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20 June 2019[2]

Club career

Miedema signed for SC Heerenveen at 14 and made her senior debut at 15, reportedly becoming the youngest ever player in the Eredivisie Vrouwen.[5] Her 39 goals for Heerenveen in the 2013–14 BeNe League won her the top-scorer award.[6]

Miedema signed a contract with Bayern Munich in June 2014.[7] In 2014–15, she was part of a young Bayern team who remained unbeaten in the Bundesliga and won the title for the first time since 1976.[8]

In May 2017, Miedema went on to sign and thus link up with English club Arsenal.[9] On 29 October, Vivianne scored her first goal in England for Arsenal in the match with Everton on 23rd minute.

Miedema scored a hat-trick as Arsenal defeated Liverpool, 5–0, in the first match of the 2018–19 season.[10] She brought her goals tally into double-digits with a brace against Bristol City in a 4–0 Arsenal victory.[11]

International career

On 26 September 2013 coach Roger Reijners gave Miedema her debut for the senior Netherlands women's national football team, in a 4–0 win against Albania.[2] At the 2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship, she was vital for the Dutch success, her six goals in the tournament guided the Netherlands to the title.[12] She was the tournament top scorer and also collected the Golden Player awarded to the best player of the tournament.[13]

In October 2014 Miedema played a key role in the Netherlands' World Cup qualification play-off victory over Scotland. In the first leg at Tynecastle Stadium she stung the palms of Gemma Fay with a rasping drive which was prodded home by Lieke Martens. Then she casually shrugged off burly centre-half Jennifer Beattie only to be crudely upended by Frankie Brown inside the box. Manon Melis dispatched the resultant penalty to leave the Dutch firmly in the driving seat ahead of the second leg in Rotterdam.[14]

In the final qualification play-off versus Italy, Miedema scored all of the Dutch goals as the Netherlands won 3–2 on aggregate and advanced to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[1] She finished as the overall top-scorer in the qualification campaign with 16 goals.[12] Coach Reijners praised Miedema's "killer instinct".[5] Despite being still in her teens, she was widely proclaimed "the most gifted striker in Europe" ahead of the Netherlands' first ever FIFA Women's World Cup appearance.[15]

At the 2017 UEFA Women's European Championship she went on to prove her worth when it mattered the most, scoring a winning goal in the semi-final against England. Miedema also netted two goals in the final against Denmark of which was enough to secure the first ever Euro title for the Dutch.[16] 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.[17]

Miedema was selected in the final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.[18]

On 15 June 2019 she became the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands women's national football team after scoring her 60th goal in a 3–1 win against Cameroon at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.[19] She passed the record held by Manon Melis and moved even further ahead of the men's team leading scorer, Robin van Persie.[20] She scored the opening goals in the Netherlands' 2–0 quarter-final victory over Italy.[21]

Personal life

Miedema grew up as a Feyenoord supporter and modelled her game on Robin van Persie. As she is Dutch and wore number 10 for Bayern Munich, she has been compared to Arjen Robben.[12] Miedema lives 30 minutes north of London with her girlfriend, Arsenal teammate and Scotland International, Lisa Evans.[22][23][24][25][26]

Career statistics

Vivianne Miedema
Playing for Bayern Munich in 2015
As of 21 June 2019
Season Club Competition League Cups International Cups Total
Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals Games Goals
2011/12 Netherlands SC Heerenveen Eredivisie 17 10 2 2 19 12
2012/13 BeNe League 26 27 2 2 28 29
2013/14 26 41 1 1 27 42
Club total 69 78 5 5 0 0 74 83
2014/15 Germany Bayern Munich Bundesliga 17 7 2 1 19 8
2015/16 22 14 4 4 2 0 28 18
2016/17 22 14 3 4 6 8 31 26
Club total 61 35 9 9 8 8 78 52
2017/18 England Arsenal Super League 11 4 8 4 19 8
2018/19 20 22 8 9 28 31
Club total 31 26 16 13 0 0 47 39
Career total 161 139 30 27 8 8 199 174

International goals

Scores and results list the Netherlands goal tally first.[2]



Bayern Munich





  1. ^ a b c "List of Players – Netherlands" (PDF). FIFA. 30 May 2015. p. 16. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Profile". (in Dutch). Retrieved 23 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Vivianne Miedema profile". Arsenal. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  4. ^ "Netherlands - V. Miedema - Profile with news, career statistics and history - Women Soccerway". Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Vivianne Miedema: Der nächste Superstar?" (in German). Sportschau. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Star of 2014: Vivianne Miedema". UEFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  7. ^ "FC Bayern verpflichtet Vivianne Miedema und Katie Stengel". FC Bayern Munich (in German). 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Vivianne Miedema kampioen met Bayern München" (in Dutch). 10 May 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Vivianne Miedema: Bayern Munich striker joins Arsenal Ladies".
  10. ^ "WSL: Arsenal Women beat Liverpool Women 5–0 as Vivianne Miedema stars". BBC Sport. 9 September 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Women's Super League: Bristol City Women 0–4 Arsenal Women". BBC Sport. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  12. ^ a b c "Miedema: I play very differently to Robben". FIFA. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  13. ^ " Golden Player 2014: Vivianne Miedema".
  14. ^ "Scotland 1–2 Netherlands: Little penalty gives Scots World Cup hope". STV. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  15. ^ Taylor, Louise (5 June 2015). "Women's World Cup 2015: 10 players to watch". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Miedema fires Netherlands to Euro 2017 glory".
  17. ^ "Voetbalsters Oranje geridderd in Den Haag (in Dutch)".
  18. ^ "Sarina Wiegman names Netherlands Women's World Cup squad". KNVB. 10 April 2019.
  19. ^ "Recordhouder Miedema na dubbelslag: 'Blij dat ik dit aan het team kan geven' (in Dutch)".
  20. ^ van Warmerdam, Hidde; Reedijk, Tim (18 June 2019). "Miedema: Zonde dat Van Persie niet nog tien jaar voetbalt" (in Dutch). Algemeen Dagblad. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  21. ^ "Dutch head into World Cup semis after 2-0 win over Italy". Euronews. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  22. ^ Bosgraaf, Mirjam (24 May 2019). "Het leukste van Londen, getipt door Vivianne Miedema". de Volkskrant (in Dutch). Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  23. ^ WePlayStrong (22 March 2019), Check out this Arsenal football star's apartment! #WhySoSerious, retrieved 7 July 2019
  24. ^ "Lisa Evans vriendin van Vivianne Miedema". (in Dutch). 29 April 2019. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  25. ^ roleofimagination (2 June 2019), Vivianne Miedema - NOS Jeugdjournaal (English subtitles), retrieved 7 July 2019
  26. ^ Dodge, Sam (7 July 2019). "Lisa Evans, Vivianne Miedema's Girlfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  27. ^ "The London Football Awards 2019 – Celebrating the very best of London Football". Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  28. ^ "The PFA". Retrieved 7 July 2019.
  29. ^ Evening Standard (28 April 2019), PFA Awards 2019 live stream | Van Dijk wins POTY, retrieved 7 July 2019

External links

2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship

The 2013 UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship was the sixth edition of the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship. The first matches were played on 3 September 2012.

With a return of Slovakia, who haven't been played since the inaugural edition, and U-17 newcomers Montenegro a new record of 44 participating nations was set. The final tournament was played for the last time in Nyon with four teams. Starting the next edition of the tournament, eight countries will contest the final tournament with the host changing every edition.

Dutch player Vivianne Miedema set a competition record by netting eight goals in a match against Kazakhstan. She also became the tournament's all-time top scorer with 20 goals.For the first time Belgium and Poland qualified for the final tournament, and also for the first time Germany failed to do so.

2014 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship

The UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship 2014 Final Tournament was held in Norway from 15 to 27 July 2014. The first qualification matches were played on 21 September 2013.

A competition record of 48 participating nations was set. For the first time Albania, Malta and Montenegro enter the competition.The Netherlands won the final over Spain 1–0.

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.

2015–16 Frauen-Bundesliga

The 2015–16 season of the Frauen-Bundesliga was the 26th season of Germany's premier women's football league. FC Bayern Munich successfully defended the title. This season started on 29 August 2015.

2017–18 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2017–18 season was Arsenal Women's Football Club's 32nd season of competitive football. They won the WSL Cup for the 5th time and finished Runner-Up to Chelsea for the FA Women's Cup. Arsenal finished 3rd in the Women's Super League, missing out on a spot in UEFA Women's Champions League by 1 point.

Joe Montemurro took over as Manager of Arsenal on December 5, 2017 after Pedro Martínez Losa had departed the club, one month into the season.

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.

2018–19 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2018–19 season was Arsenal Women's Football Club's 33rd season of competitive football. The club participated in the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. This was the first full season of the club under Australian coach Joe Montemurro.

The club qualified for the Champions League by securing a top two spot in the league with three games to go. In the penultimate game of the season, Arsenal secured the top spot of the league and was English champions once more after a seven year wait. The Gunners finished runners-up in the League Cup and lost in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

2018–19 FA WSL

The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.

Arsenal won their first WSL since 2012 with a 4–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

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.

2019–20 Arsenal W.F.C. season

The 2019–20 season will be Arsenal Women's Football Club's 34rd season of competitive football. The club will be participating in the Champions League, the Women's Super League, the FA Cup and the League Cup. The club is the defending Women's Super League champion.

BeNe League

The BeNe League was the highest women's football league in Belgium and the Netherlands. To increase competitiveness in their national leagues, the BeNe League was a joint cooperation between the Royal Belgian Football Association and the Royal Dutch Football Association. Its first season was played in 2012–13 following the successful cooperation with the one match BeNe Super Cup, that paired both countries' national champions. The competition qualified the highest-placed Belgian and Dutch teams to the UEFA Women's Champions League.After three seasons the league was discontinued and both nations returned to their own top-level leagues.

Beth Mead

Bethany Jane Mead (born 9 May 1995) is an English footballer who plays as a forward for Arsenal and the England national team.

List of FA WSL hat-tricks

Since the inception of the English women's football league competition, the FA WSL, in 2011, sixteen players have scored three goals (a hat-trick) in a single match. The first player to achieve the feat was Rachel Williams.

Five players have scored two hattricks and two players have achieved four goals in a game. Also Chelsea's 6–0 vs Bristol City saw two players completing a hattrick in the same game.

List of FC Bayern Munich (women) seasons

This is a list of seasons played by Bayern Munich Frauen, FC Bayern Munich's women's section in German and European football, from the foundation of the first German championship, four years after the team was created, to the latest completed season.

Netherlands at the FIFA Women's World Cup

Netherlands have participated two times at the FIFA Women's World Cup: in 2015, in 2019. The have reached the 2nd round in 2015 and the final in 2019.

Netherlands women's national under-19 football team

The Netherlands women's national under-19 football team represents the Netherlands at the UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association.

PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year

The Professional Footballers' Association Women's Players' Player of the Year is an annual award given to the player who is voted to have been the best of the year in English women's football. The award has been presented since the 2012–13 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA). The current holder is Vivianne Miedema, who won the award on 28 April 2019. The first winner of the award was Arsenal midfielder Kim Little in 2013.Every spring, each member of the association votes for two players. A shortlist of nominees is published in April and the winner of the award, along with the winners of the PFA's other annual awards, is announced at a gala event in London a few days later.

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 Under-19 Championship

The UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship is a competition in women's football for European national teams of players under 19 years of age. National under-19 teams whose countries belong to the European governing body UEFA can register to enter the competition.

In odd years the tournament is also a FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup qualifying competition. The tournament began in the 1997–98 season as an under-18 event and became an under-19s event from the 2001–02 season, it is held yearly. The Championship has 3 phases: the qualifying phase open to all eligible nations, the elite phase featuring the group winners and runners-up from the qualifying phase, and the finals phase which is composed of 8 qualifying teams. The finals themselves are composed of two groups of four teams; each team plays the others in the group. The winner of each group after the 3 matches plays the runner-up of the opposing group in a semi-final, with the winner contesting the final.

International goals
Goal Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1. 26 October 2013 Estádio José de Carvalho, Maia, Portugal  Portugal 5–0 7–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
2. 6–0
3. 7–0
4. 30 October 2013 Kras Stadion, Volendam, Netherlands  Norway 1–1 1–2
5. 23 November 2013 Stadion Woudestein, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Greece 2–0 7–0
6. 3–0
7. 6–0
8. 12 February 2014 Oosterenkstadion, Zwolle, Netherlands  Belgium 1–0 1–1
9. 5 March 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus  Australia 1–0 2–2 2014 Cyprus Cup
10. 12 March 2014 GSZ Stadium, Larnaca, Cyprus   Switzerland 1–0 4–1
11. 5 April 2014 Pankritio Stadium, Heraklion, Greece  Greece 3–0 6–0 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
12. 7 May 2014 Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium  Belgium 1–0 2–0
13. 13 September 2014 De Koel, Venlo, Netherlands  Portugal 1–0 3–2
14. 2–1
15. 3–2
16. 22 November 2014 Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands  Italy 1–1 1–1 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification play-offs
17. 27 November 2014 Stadio Marc'Antonio Bentegodi, Verona, Italy  Italy 1–0 2–1
18. 2–0
19. 9 March 2015 GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus  England 1–0 1–1 2015 Cyprus Cup
20. 17 September 2015 De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands  Belarus 4–0 8–0 Friendly
21. 6–0
22. 25 January 2016 Spice Hotel, Belek, Turkey  Denmark 1–0 2–1
23. 2 March 2016 Kyocera Stadion, The Hague, Netherlands   Switzerland 2–1 4–3 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic qualification
24. 9 March 2016 Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Sweden 1–0 1–1
25. 7 June 2016 Mandemakers Stadion, Waalwijk, Netherlands  South Africa 1–0 2–0 Friendly
26. 2–0
27. 20 October 2016 Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston, Scotland  Scotland 1–0 7–0
28. 3–0
29. 25 October 2016 Scholz Arena, Aalen, Germany  Germany 2–4 2–4
30. 20 January 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain  Romania 6–1 7–1
31. 7–1
32. 24 January 2017 Pinatar Arena, San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain  Russia 1–0 4–0
33. 2–0
34. 4–0
35. 3 March 2017 VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António, Portugal  Australia 1–3 2–3 2017 Algarve Cup
36. 8 March 2017 Estádio Algarve, Faro-Loulé, Portugal  Japan 3–2 3–2
37. 11 April 2017 De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands  Iceland 1–0 4–0 Friendly
38. 2–0
39. 13 June 2017 De Adelaarshorst, Deventer, Netherlands  Austria 2–0 3–0
40. 8 July 2017 Sparta Stadion Het Kasteel, Rotterdam, Netherlands  Wales 3–0 5–0
41. 4–0
42. 29 July 2017 De Vijverberg, Doetinchem, Netherlands  Sweden 2–0 2–0 UEFA Women's Euro 2017
43. 3 August 2017 De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands  England 1–0 3–0
44. 6 August 2017 De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, Netherlands  Denmark 1–1 4–2
45. 4–2
46. 19 October 2017 NV Arena, Sankt Pölten, Austria  Austria 2–0 2–0 Friendly
47. 24 October 2017 Euroborg, Groningen, Netherlands  Norway 1–0 1–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
48. 24 November 2017 NTC Senec, Senec, Slovakia  Slovakia 3–0 5–0
49. 4–0
50. 6 April 2018 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Northern Ireland 3–0 7–0
51. 4 September 2018 Intility Arena, Oslo, Norway  Norway 1–2 1–2
52. 9 November 2018 Stadion Galgenwaard, Utrecht, Netherlands   Switzerland 3–0 3–0 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification play-offs
53. 13 November 2018 LIPO Park, Schaffhausen, Switzerland   Switzerland 1–0 1–1
54. 19 January 2019 Green Point Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa  South Africa 2–0 2–1 Friendly
55. 6 March 2019 Estádio Municipal, Albufeira, Portugal  China PR 1–0 1–1 2019 Algarve Cup
56. 5 April 2019 GelreDome, Arnhem, Netherlands  South Africa 2–0 2–1 Friendly
57. 9 April 2019 AFAS Stadion, Alkmaar, Netherlands  Chile 5–0 7–0
58. 1 June 2019 Philips Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands  Australia 2–0 3–0
59. 15 June 2019 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France  Cameroon 1–0 3–1 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
60. 3–1
61. 29 June 2019 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes, France  Italy 1–0 2–0
Arsenal W.F.C. – current squad
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