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I'M

Merel

vaN

Dongen.

Sport and communication are inextricably linked. As a professional footballer, you simply cannot live without the attention of the media and the support of the fans. Playing for your own fans unlocks something extra. And to get in touch with you even closer, I have this website. Here and through my social networks I will keep you informed of my achievements in the Dutch team and Atlético. And every now and then I will show you my life out there. Welcome to my site. Come see me playing for the Dutch national team or visit a match in Madrid. But you can also let me know something about you. We'll keep in touch!

 

THe goal is this feeling

everything TO achieve my goal

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MEREL THE PLAYER

IN THE HEART

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July 2020 - July 2022

Atlético Madrid

My current club!

Champions League quarterfinalist

Contract until July 2022 

July 2018 - July 2020

 

Amazing two years off football and also the place where I learned my first palabras en español... 

Thanks to my girlfriend Ana and my time in Sevilla I am now pretty fluent in Spanish but with a strong Andalusian accent

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Real Betis

January 2015 - July 2018

AFC Ajax

As a 5 year old girl from Amsterdam I wrote a letter to Ajax. I wanted to play there. They wrote me back: They didn't have women's football. Times changed, Ajax started with women's football and I made my debut for the club of my life where we became National Champions twice and won the cup, twice. 

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July 2012 - December 2014

University of Alabama

Living the American dream as a 19 year old. Far away from home I studied psychology, learned English and played football on the highest college level for the University of Alabama. 

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July 2011 - July 2012

ADO Den Haag

My first year in the Dutch Eredivisie. We won the league and the cup. I was still a midfielder, playing as an 8 or 10. Those were the days;)

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December 2015 - July 2018

Trainer sc Buitenveldert

Responsible for practicing, coaching the U-17 team at my old club. At the same time I tried to inspire my younger generation. Who works hard and is determined can reach great goals.

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2000 - 2009

Basketball-player

Until my 16th I combined football with basketball. I loved both but the level of training didn't allow me to play both. I decided to say goodbye to basketball. I don't regret it but I miss it still.

 
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MEREL THE PERSON

Dit ben ik, als mens, waar ik voor sta en waar ik mij laat horen
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"Merel van dongen over vrouwenvoetbal en vieze dm's"

 VICE

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TOUZANI 
en de oranjeleeuwinnen

"TOEZANI & DE ORANJELEEUWINNEN"

"TOEZANI & DE ORANJELEEUWINNEN"

 

VALUES

ACCEPTANCE. EQUALITY. FOOTBALL.
(in that order)
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Where is merel?

CHECK THE CALENDAR TO FOLLOW MEREL´S JOURNEY
 

21

Nov

Eibar - Atlético

Stadion: Complejo Deportivo de Unbe

Tijd:        17:00 uur

Plaats:   Eibar

26

Nov

Tsjechië - Nederland

Stadion: Městský stadion

Tijd:        20:45 uur  

Plaats:   Ostrava

29

Nov

Nederland - Japan

Stadion: Cars Jeans Stadion

Tijd:        19:40 uur

Plaats:    Den Haag

05

Dec

Atlético - Levante

Stadion: Miniestadio Cerro del Espino

Tijd:        16:00 uur

Plaats:    Madrid

 
CONTACT

Hey, I just met you and this is crazy
But here's my email, so mail me maybe
It's hard to look right at you baby

But here's my email, so don’t hasitazy!

info.merelvandongen@gmail.com

Thanks for your message

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