Vivianne Miedema plays as a striker for Arsenal WFC, but is from Hoogeveen in Drenthe
By far the biggest football star from Drenthe, Vivianne Miedema from Hoogeveen, was chosen in the best team of the year at the FIFA gala this week, reports RTV Drenthe. The top scorer for both the Dutch national team and Arsenal is the only representative of the Netherlands in the world team.
Goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal, Stefanie van der Gragt, Danielle van de Donk and Lieke Martens were all nominated, but did not make the final selection.
The candidate list of 55 players was drawn up by the international players’ union FIFPRO and the global football association FIFA. All professional footballers in the world could vote. Last year, Van Veenendaal got a place in the 2019 world team, when she was also chosen as the best goalkeeper in the world.
FIFA gala was held online this year due to the corona crisis.