Dutch captain of women, Eva de Goede, has been named FIH women’s player of the year 2019, according to the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The midfielder won the prize ahead of Argentine Carla Rebecchi and German Janne Müller-Wieland, who each took second and third place.
Eva de Goede has been an integral part of the Dutch women’s national team since her debut in 2006. And with each passing year, the creative midfielder seems to be getting better and better. In 2018, de Goede was part of the team that won the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup, and just a few months later, she was chosen as the player of the tournament at the last Hockey Champions Trophy in China.
In 2019 de Goede continued its great shape, only now with the additional pressure to wear the captain’s armband. She led her team to victory in the first FIH Hockey Pro League – where the team lost only one game – and then to gold at the EuroHockey Championships in Antwerp, where they defeated Germany in the final.
Regarding the 2019 season, de Goede said her favorite moment was the grand finale of the FIH Hockey Pro League in Amsterdam: “It was a wonderful audience, it was beautiful weather and we won the gold, which was something special. I just love to play these games. “
In her 14-year career, 30-year-old de Goede has played more than 230 games for the Netherlands and won two Olympic gold medals (Beijing 2008 and London 2012), two World Cup gold medals and three Champions Trophy gold medals.
This is the second year in a row that de Goede has been awarded “FIH Player of the Year”.
1st place: Eva de Goede (NED)
46.9% of the National Associations votes
21.3% of the Media votes
19.1% of the Fans / Players votes
33.5% of all combined votes
2nd place: Carla Rebecchi (ARG)
20.3% of the National Associations votes
24% of the Media votes
50.7% of the Fans / Players votes
28.8% of all combined votes
3rd place: Janne Müller-Wieland (GER)
14.1% of the National Associations votes
9.3% of the Media votes
9.4% of the Fans / Players votes
11.7% of all combined votes