Lieke Martens wins UEFA Women’s Player of the year

Lieke Martens is a Dutch footballer who plays for FC Barcelona in the Primera División and the Netherlands national team. She can play as a midfielder and a forward.


Martens previously played for SC Heerenveen (2009–10) and VVV-Venlo (2010–11) in the Dutch women’s Eredivisie, for Standard Liège (2011–12) in the Belgian Women’s First Division, for FCR 2001 Duisburg (2012–14) in the German women’s Bundesliga, for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC (2014–15) and FC Rosengård (2015–16) in the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She signed for FC Barcelona on 12 July 2017

She won the vote ahead of Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg and Denmark) and Dzsenifer Marozsán (Olympique Lyon and Germany), following her amazing performances at club level last year for Rosengärd, who FCB met in the quarter finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, but most importantly in winning the European Championship on home soil with her native Holland.

She was voted MVP of the tournament as the Dutch ladies won the title for the first time ever, playing 525 minutes, scoring three goals and providing two assists.

Author: Jenny

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