Eva De Goede, the Netherlands Women’s team captain has been voted as the 2019 FIH Women’s Player of the Year. She came ahead of Argentina’s Carla Rebecchi and Germany’s Janne Muller-Wieland. She also won this award in 2018.
Ever since her debut in 2006, she has featured in the Netherlands side regularly, improving her game as each year passes on. The year 2019 saw De Goede continuing her great form with the pressure of wearing the Captain’s armband. The Dutch team won the FIH Hockey Pro League, just losing one game in the whole event, this was followed by a Gold medal at the EuroHockey Championships.
De Goede has achieved all there is to achieve in the sport of Hockey in her 14-year career. She has won two Olympic Gold medals along with two World Cup Gold medals and three Champions Trophy Gold medals. She hopes for an even better 2020.