Sarina Wiegman Biography, Wiki, Career, Husband, Net Worth 2023

Sarina Wiegman, born on October 26, 1969, is a Dutch football manager and used to be a player too. She’s known for leading the England women’s national soccer team since September 2021.

Back when she played, Wiegman started as a middle player and later switched to being a defender.

In 1989, she went to the University of North Carolina and played soccer there. When she returned to the Netherlands, she played for Ter Leede and was a physical education teacher as well. She won the Dutch championship and the KNVB Cup with Ter Leede.

Sarina Wiegman

Wiegman played for the Netherlands from 1987 to 2001. She represented her country 104 times, but some of those games were against teams not recognized by FIFA. So, officially, she’s credited with 99 caps.

After retiring in 2003, Wiegman started coaching women’s teams like Ter Leede and ADO Den Haag. By 2014, had become came an assistant coach for the national team.

In 2016, she got her full coaching license and became the first woman to coach a Dutch professional soccer team.

When she became the head coach of the Dutch national team, she led them to win the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. In 2019, they came second in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

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In August 2020, it was announced that she would become the manager of the England women’s national team starting in September 2021.

Before leaving, she stayed on as the Netherlands’ manager for the Olympics, but they got eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Then, she took over England’s team and led them to victory at the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, which was a big deal because it was the first major trophy for an English senior team in a very long time.

Sarina Wiegman Wikipedia Profile

Real name Sarina Petronella Wiegman
Date of birthOctober 26, 1969
Age53 years old
Spouse Marten Glotzbach
Nationality Dutch
ChildrenLauren Glotzbach
Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Team coachEngland women’s national football team
ReligionChristianity
Net worth$10 million

Early and personal life

Wiegman was born in a place called The Hague. When she was young, she began to play football outside on the streets.

When she was just six years old, she started playing for a team called ESDO. This team was in a place called Wassenaar.

Even though she was a girl, she played with boys on this team. She also played for another team named HSV Celeritas, and there, she could play with the women’s team. She got married to someone named Marten Glotzbach.

Career

Back in 1987, Wiegman joined KFC ’71. In that year, she won the KNVB Cup. In 1988, while she was in China for a soccer tournament, she met the coach of the US women’s soccer team, Anson Dorrance.

He invited her to study and play soccer at a university in North Carolina. She accepted and joined the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer team in 1989. At that university, she played with players like Mia Hamm and others. They became champions in 1989.

When she came back to the Netherlands after a year, she found a big difference. In the US, soccer for women was well-supported, but in the Netherlands, women players had to work other jobs. Wiegman then became a PE teacher in a school in The Hague.

In 1994, she played for Ter Leede and won two championships and a cup. She retired in 2003 when she became pregnant with her second child. She played for the Netherlands team 104 times and scored three goals between 1987 and 2001. She also led the team sometimes.

Wiegman started playing for the Netherlands team when she was 16 years old in 1986. Her first official match was on May 23, 1987, when she was 17.

She played in a tournament in 1988 where the Netherlands made it to the quarterfinals. She also helped the team reach the quarter-finals in 1989, 1991, and 1993 European Championships.

But they never made it to the final round of a World Cup or European Championship.

On April 9, 2001, Wiegman played her 100th game for the Netherlands in a match against Denmark. She was the first Dutch footballer, male or female, to achieve this. She was honored by the coach of the men’s team, Louis van Gaal.

He admired her because women’s soccer was not as well-supported as men’s. Wiegman’s final international game was on June 14, 2001, in a match where the Netherlands lost 2-0 to the Czech Republic.

It was later found out that five of her games were not against official FIFA teams, so her official total of games played is 99.

Net Worth

Her net worth is estimated to be $10 million.

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