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Lieke Martens

Facts About Lieke Martens

Celebrated Name Lieke Martens
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name The Female Messi
Birth Name Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens
Birth Date 1992-12-16
Gender Female
Profession Footballer
Nationality Dutch
Birth Nation Netherlands
Place Of Birth Bergen, Netherlands
Horoscope Sagittarius
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
Career Start 1997
Awards 2010 UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship Top scorer, UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award, 2017 The Best FIFA Women's Player, etc.
Father Berten Thea Martens
Brothers Sjoerd Martens and Jelle Martens
Sisters Mieke Martens
Marital Status Engaged
Boyfriend Benjamin van Leer
Height 5 ft. 7 inches
Weight 66kg
Body Type Alethic
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Career
Net Worth $2 Million
Salary $208,142
Current Club Paris Saint-Germain
Position Winger/Midfielder
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Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens professionally known as Lieke Martens is a Dutch professional football player. She currently plays for Division 1 Feminine club Paris Saint-Germain and the Netherlands national team. Her playing position is a winger or a midfielder. 

Lieke Martens began her professional career playing for Dutch, German, and Belgian clubs relatively close to her hometown of Bergen, Limburg. She had previously played for Heerenveen, VVV-Venlo, Standard Liège, FCR 2001 Duisburg, Kopparbergs/Goteborg, Rosengård, and Barcelona. Currently, she is playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

On the international level, Lieke Martens has represented the Netherlands at various age levels. She has represented the Netherlands at U15, U16, U17, U19, and the senior levels. She made her senior international team debut for the Netherlands in August 2011. She became a regular starter for the national team around 2012. She has represented the Netherlands in 2013, 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro, and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, as well as the 2020 Olympic, winning the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euro tournament which was the Dutch first ever major international title win with the women's national team. Additionally, in 2017, she was voted as The Best FIFA Women's Player as well as the UEFA Women's Player of the Year.

Lieke Martens Famous For

  • Being a Dutch professional football player.
  • For playing as a winger or a midfielder for Division 1 Feminine club Paris Saint-Germain.

When was Lieke Martens born?

Lieke Martens was born on 16 December 1992. Her birthplace is Bergen, Netherlands. Her birth name is Lieke Elisabeth Petronella Martens. She holds Dutch nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity. Likewise, her religion is Christianity and as per her birth date, her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Her father’s name is Berten Thea Martens and the name of her mother has not been disclosed yet. She grew up alongside her three siblings: two brother’s named Sjoerd Martens and Jelle Martens and a sister named Mieke Martens. She attended Hogeschool van Amsterdam. 


Who does Lieke Martens play for?

Club Career

  • She started playing football in her garden throughout her childhood with two of her brothers, Jelle and Sjoerd.
  • She played youth football for the RKVV Montagnards, Olympia '18, and Hogeschool van Amsterdam. 
  • In 2009, at age 16, she made the step to the Vrouwen Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen where she made 18 appearances for the club, scoring two goals in all the competitions. 
  • In 2010, she joined the newly-formed VVV-Venlo women's team, based in her hometown province of Limburg. She scored the club's first-ever goal in the Vrouwen Eredivisie, a penalty against her former club SC Heerenveen. She made 20 appearances for the club, scoring 9 goals in all the competitions. 
  • In 2011, she made a move from the Vrouwen Eredivisie to the Belgian First Division where she played for Standard Liège and went on to win her first major title, the newly founded BeNe Super Cup in her first official match with the club. During her 2011-12 season, she also won the league title with the club in the Belgian Women's First Division, now known as the Belgian Women's Super League. She made 25 appearances for the club, scoring 17 goals in all the competitions.
  • After spending a year playing for Standard Liège, she made the move to German Bundesliga club FCR 2001 Duisburg and went to play two seasons at the club where she made 30 appearances for the club, scoring 7 goals in all the competitions.
  • In 2014, she made the move to the Swedish Damallsvenskan when she signed for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC ahead of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season where she made 37 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals in all the competitions.
  • In 2015, she moved to Damallsvenskan champions FC Rosengård on a one-year contract and went on to play two seasons at the club where she helped Rosengård to win Svenska Cupen and Svenska Supercupen. During her two seasons, she made 29 appearances for the club, scoring 20 goals in all the competitions.  
  • In July 2017, she signed for FC Barcelona on a three-year-long contract for an undisclosed fee where she played for five seasons at the club. During her five seasons, she became one of FC Barcelona’s most important players at the club where she made 110 appearances and scored 54 goals for the club in all the competitions. With FC Barcelona, she won three consecutive Primera Division, Copa Catalunya, four Copa de la Reina de Fútbol, two Supercopa de España Femenina and one UEFA Women's Champions League. 
  • On 16 June 2022, she signed a three-season deal with Paris Saint-Germain.


International Career

  • She has represented the Netherlands at various age levels. 
  • She has represented the Netherlands at U15, U16, U17, U19, and the senior levels. 
  • She made her senior international team debut for the Netherlands in August 2011. 
  • She became a regular starter for the national team around 2012. 
  • She was at the 2010 UEFA Women's U19 Championship with the Netherlands, her first of two U19 Euro tournaments with the Netherlands where she ended her tournament as top scorer, tied at four goals with German player Turid Knaak. Additionally, UEFA named her as one of the top 10 emerging talents from the tournament
  • In June 2013, she was selected in the Netherlands squad for UEFA Women's Euro 2013 in Sweden where the Dutch had a poor tournament and exited the group stage with just one point from a draw against Germany and zero goals scored.
  • In February 2016, she was announced as part of the Netherlands' squad for qualification at the 2016 Olympics but however, she could not compete in the tournament as she was ruled out with a concussion and had to exit camp. The Netherlands did not end up qualifying for the tournament, as they finished second in the qualification table behind Sweden.
  • Weeks after her signing at FC Barcelona was made official, she participated in the Netherlands' 2017 UEFA Women's Euro campaign where she was the Netherlands' standout player at that year's Euro as the Dutch won their first ever major international title with the women's national team. Additionally, she was chosen as Player of the Tournament, and later in 2017, she was voted as The Best FIFA Women's Player as well as the UEFA Women's Player of the Year.
  • In 2019, she was selected in the Netherlands’ final squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France as the Dutch reached the final and were defeated by the United States.
  • In June 2021, she was named as one of the Netherlands' 18 first-team players at the 2020 Olympics, the Netherlands women's first ever Olympics tournament where the Dutch were knocked out in the quarterfinals by the United States. 
  • Since her debut, she has obtained over 130 appearances and scored over 50 goals for the Netherlands.

Is Lieke Martens in a relationship?

Looking at her personal life, Lieke Martens is not single. Since 2018, she has been in a relationship with Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Benjamin van Leer. The couple adopted a dog together in 2020 and got engaged in November 2021. She had shared a couple of pictures with Benjamin van Leer on her social media accounts. At present, she has an intimate relationship with his love where they are living their life happily together.


How much do Lieke Martens get paid?

Lieke Martens is a Dutch professional football player who currently plays for Division 1 Feminine club Paris Saint-Germain. She is one of the best female football players in the world and with her continuous hard work and dedication, she has accumulated a huge amount of money from her football career which is her major source of wealth. She is sponsored by Nike. She also works with Pepsi, Zinzi, OTRO, and Lays. As of 2022, her estimated net worth is $2 million where she received $208,142 as a yearly salary from her current club. Overall, she is satisfied with her earnings and she is living a luxurious lifestyle from her earnings.

How tall is Lieke Martens?

Lieke Martens stands at the height of 1.70m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a body weight of 66kg. Moreover, she has an athletic body build.  Her eye color is dark brown and her hair color is blonde. Moreover, her sexual orientation is straight. Overall, she has got a healthy body.  

Lieke Martens Transfer History

  • She played youth football for the RKVV Montagnards, Olympia '18, and Hogeschool van Amsterdam. 
  • In 2009, at age 16, she made the step to the Vrouwen Eredivisie club SC Heerenveen.
  • In 2010, she joined the newly-formed VVV-Venlo women's team, based in her hometown province of Limburg.
  • In 2011, she made a move from the Vrouwen Eredivisie to the Belgian First Division where she played for Standard Liège.
  • After spending a year playing for Standard Liège, she made the move to German Bundesliga club FCR 2001 Duisburg.
  • In 2014, she made the move to the Swedish Damallsvenskan when she signed for Kopparbergs/Goteborg FC ahead of the 2014 Damallsvenskan season.
  • In 2015, she moved to Damallsvenskan champions FC Rosengård on a one-year contract.
  • In July 2017, she signed for FC Barcelona on a three-year-long contract for an undisclosed fee.
  • In June 2022, she signed a three-season deal with Paris Saint-Germain.

Awards and Achievements

Honors

  • Won the 2011-12 Belgian Women's Super League with Standard Liège.
  • Won the 2011 BeNe Super Cup with Standard Liège.
  • Won the 2015-16 Svenska Cupen with Rosengård.
  • Won the 2016 Svenska Supercupen with Rosengård.
  • Won the 2017, 2018, 2019 Copa Catalunya with Barcelona.
  • Won the 2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 Copa de la Reina de Fútbol with Barcelona.
  • Won the 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22 Primera Division with Barcelona.
  • Won the 2019-20, 2021-22 Supercopa de España Femenina with Barcelona.
  • Won the 2020-21 UEFA Women's Champions League with Barcelona. 
  • Won the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship with the Netherlands.
  • Won the 2018 Algarve Cup with the Netherlands. 

Awards

  • Won the 2010 UEFA Women's U19 Championship Top scorer.
  • Won the 2017 UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award.
  • Won the 2017 The Best FIFA Women's Player.
  • Won the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship Player of the Tournament.
  • Won the 2017 UEFA Women's Championship Bronze Boot.
  • Won the 2017 The Offside Rule Best Female Footballer In The World.
  • Won the 2017 IFFHS Award for Best Female Playmaker.
  • Won the 2017-18 Primera Division Goal of the Season. 
  • Won the 2021 TuttoSport Golden Player Woman. 

Trivias About Lieke Martens You Need To Know.

  • She started playing football at the age of 5.
  • She grew up supporting AFC Ajax.
  • She has many times been compared to Dutch footballing legend Johan Cruyff, in terms of their playing positions, playing styles, skills, and leadership, as well as the teams they both played for.
  • She earned a Masters in football business from the Johan Cruyff Institute.
  • In 2017, she was voted The Best FIFA Women's Player as well as the UEFA Women's Player of the Year.
  • Since 2018, she has been in a relationship with Sparta Rotterdam goalkeeper Benjamin van Leer.
  • In 2021, she was an essential part of FC Barcelona Femení completing their first continental treble, winning the UEFA Women's Champions League, the Primera Division, and the Copa de la Reina all in the same season.