Vivianne Miedema Bio: Early Life & Love Life

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Vivianne Miedema is a Dutch professional soccer player who wears her vibe like a crown. She is a forward for the FA WSL club Arsenal and the Netherlands national soccer team. Also, Vivianne is well-known as the most fantastic striker in modern women’s soccer.

The soccer player has been known for her enigmatic aura and overwhelming intensity, and in her native Netherlands, she has been turned into a comic book heroine.

In real life, she has been titled as the all-time leading scorer in the WSL. Vivianne has scored more goals for her Netherlands than any male or female players at the international level.

Arsenal Football Player Vivianne Miedema
Arsenal Player Vivianne Miedema (Source: The Guardian)

She is one of the top contenders for the 2022 Fifa Best Awards. The finalists will be decided at the ceremony, which will take place on February 23, 2023. 

Here in this article, we have summed up all there is to know about the soccer player, from her early days to her professional life. 

Before just diving into her life steps, let’s have a quick look at the facts.

Quick Facts

Full Name Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Vivianne Miedema
Date of Birth July 15, 1996 
Birth Place Hoogeveen, Netherlands
Nick Name GOAT
Religion Christian
Nationality Dutch
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Cancer
Age 27 Years Old
Height 5’9″/1.75 m/175 cm
Weight 65 kg/143.3 lb
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Rene Miedema
Mother’s Name Carolien Miedema
Siblings Lars Miedema (Younger Brother)
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Beth Mead
Education N/A
Profession Soccer Player
Position Forward
Affiliations Arsenal
Active Years 2011-Present
Net Worth $1 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update April 2024

Physical Attributes

Miedema is a supergirl who stands proud in both boots and heels. Her fair complexion and tall stature have made her standout among the top female soccer players.  

The soccer player has gorgeous deep blue eyes and blonde, medium hair. She stands tall at 5’9″/1.75 m, weighs 65 kg/143.3 lb, and portrays her athletic body.


Vivianne Miedema’s full official name is Anna Margaretha Marina Astrid Miedema. It is pronounced as, ɑnaː mɑrɣaːˈreːtaː maːˈrinaː ˈʔɑstrɪt ˈmidəmaː.

Likewise, Vivianne Miedema is pronounced as vi-vee-ehn me-di-mah.

Early life & Family

Vivianne was born on July 15, 1996, to supporting parents René Miedema and Caroline Miedema. She grew up in Hoogeveen, Netherlands, alongside her younger brother, Lars Miedema.

Her father, Rene, was a soccer player, while her mother, Caroline, was a hockey player. 

Unlike any other athlete, Miedema found a love for soccer at a very young age. At 2, she would run around the house kicking the ball.

Little Vivianne Smiling At Camera (Source: Twitter)

She grew up watching her father play and started playing with her own brother. Vivianne joined the local team HZVV Club and played there for 8 years. 

Later, the soccer player joined VV de Weide at the age of 13. Back in time, VV de Weide used to play in the higher division in Holland. 

Once, they had a match against FC Groningen, where she scored 7 goals and won the game with a 7-5 scoreline. 

When Vivianne was 14, she had to make a life-changing choice of whether to stay on the boy’s team or go to the top women’s league.

Professional Career

Club Career

Vivianne signed her first professional contract with SC Heerenveen when she was 14. However, she was way young to sign it; hence, her parents signed it for her.

Miedema’s big level-up came at her first home game when they were down to 1-0, and she was benched. As she entered the field, she scored two goals; thus, making her team win 2-1.

In the meantime, she won the top scorer’s title with her 39 goals for Heerenveen in the 2013–14 BeNe League.

Vivianne made her senior debut at 15, becoming the youngest-ever player in the Eredivisie Vrouwen.

She signed with the German club Bayern Munich in 2014. In her 2014-15 season, she was part of a young Bayern team that won the title for the first time since 1976.


In May 2017, Vivianne moved to the English club Arsenal. On October 29, she scored her first goal in England for Arsenal in the match against Everton in the 23rd minute.

The Miedema Family (Source: Twitter)

The club won the 2017-18 FAWSL Cup, with Miedema scoring the winning 1-0 goal against Manchester City. 


Vivianne started her 2018 season with a hattrick as Arsenal defeated Liverpool, 5–0, in the first match. 

She finished the season as the WSL top scorer with 22 goals and was named PFA Player of the Year.

2019 & 2020

On October 16, 2019, Vivianne scored four goals for the Arsenal winning against Slavia Praha 5-2 in the Women’s Champion’s League.

She scored a hattrick in a 6–1 win against Tottenham Hotspur on October 18, 2020, surpassing Nikita Parris and becoming the first player to score 50 WSL goals.

On October 21, she was shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or Féminin and was titled as the influential figure in the largest victory in the history of the WSL.


On September 9, 2021, Miedema scored her 100th goal against Arsenal, completing a hattrick in a 4-0 win against Slavia Prague in the UCL qualifier. 

Vivianne Miedema Models The New Arsenal Kit
Vivianne Miedema Models The New Arsenal Kit (Source: Twitter)

She became the first player to score against every team after scoring against Manchester United in November 2021. 


The soccer player was seriously injured at a UEFA match against Lyon on December 15, 2022, and was later confirmed to have an anterior cruciate ligament tear. 

She is one of the top contenders for the 2022 Fifa Best Awards, which will take place on February 23, 2023.

International Career


Miedema made her international debut on September 26, 2013, in the women’s national  under-19 soccer team, where the team lost by 3-1 to Iceland. 


On October 2014, she played a key role in the Netherlands’ World Cup qualification playoff victory against Scotland.

Miedema partook in the UEFA Women’s Under-19 Championship, where she scored six goals, making her the vital player for the Netherlands’ victory. As a result, she was awarded the Golden Player Award by UEFA. 

She scored all three goals against the Netherlands in a 3-2 win in a final qualification playoff against Italy. Vivianne finished the season as the top scorer with 16 goals. 


Miedema scored the goal in the semi-final against England in the 2017 UEFA Women’s European Championship.

Additionally, with her killer instinct, she scored two goals in the final against Denmark. This made her the first-ever Dutch to get a Euro title.

Dutch Professional Footballer Vivianne
Dutch Professional Soccer Player Vivianne (Source: Sky Sports)

The whole soccer team was honored by Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Sport Edith Schippers and made Knights of the Order of Orange-Nassau.


On June 15, 2019, she became the all-time top scorer of the Netherlands after scoring her 60th goal in a 3–1 win against Cameroon at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France.

Miedema had surpassed the record of Manon Melis and, moving forward, the men’s team-leading scorer, Robin van Persie.

She led the Dutch to the finals after claiming the 2–0 quarter-final win against Italy. However, in the finals, they fell 2-0 to the defending champions United States. 


Vivianne broke the Olympic record by scoring 10 goals in 4 matches in the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo. 

She took the captaincy against Sweden at the 2022 Women’s European Championship after Sari van Veenendaal had to leave the pitch injured. 

Likewise, Miedema again wore a captain armband against France which Netharland lost 1-0. 

Best Goals

Miedema on the soccer field is a treat to watch. If we have to talk about her best goals, the following can be considered:

  • Miedema’s goal in Tottenham Hotspur, March 2021, where she guided the ball with full precision into the back of the net.
  • Her first goal for Arsenal against Everton was in October 2017, when she received the ball from Danielle Van de Donk in the penalty box. She then calmly twisted the ball then powered a shot into the top left-hand corner of the goalpost.
  • Miedema recorded a thunderbolt against the Reading in September 2020. She took the ball outside of the penalty box and blasted it into the top left-hand corner of the goalpost.
  • Miedema’s goal against Bristol City in December 2019 also stunned the audience. She was indulged in 10 out of the 11 goals, where Arsenal had an 11-1 victory.

Jersey Number

Vivianne wears Jersey no. 11 for Arsenal and Jersey no 9 for the Netherlands women’s national football team. Likewise, she wore Jersey no.10 for Bayern Munich, tributing to his father. 

Vivianne Miedema In Arsenal Jersey (Source: Instagram)

According to the author of a book about Dutch soccer, journalist David Winner, her playstyle is a mix of Marco van Basten and Dennis Bergkamp.

Football Idol

Miedema grew up watching men’s soccer and considered Robin Van Persie as her biggest idol. She watched Robin van Persie play for Arsenal and then Manchester United as well.

Vivianne was amazed by Robin, and for her, he was the most influential striker in the world. Alongside him, she would watch other Dutch players, like Ruud van Nistelrooy and Dirk Kuyt. 

Vivianne Miedema Overlooked?

Miedema has an impressive stat of 20 goals over just 834 minutes of play in FA WSL and Champions League, whereas six (6) goals and four (4) assists in her weekly performance.

According to StatsBomb, Vivianne’s xG + xA per 90 minutes of 1.43 is more than double that of the second-best player, Reading’s Fara Williams. At first, she started as a central attacking midfielder and shifted professionally to a full-time striker.

However, Miedema was kept behind Alex Morgan and Ada Hegerberg in FIFA Best and Ballon d’Or voting.

When asked about it, Miedema said, “I think we all know it’s all about popularity, and I don’t post much on Instagram or Twitter, so that’s probably what went wrong.”

FWA  Awards

Miedema is one of the current most intelligent football players. She is an overwhelming athlete with an honest personality which has earned her a loyal fan base.

For her impressive gameplay, she was awarded the Football Writer’s Association Award. Vivianne surpassed Chelsea’s Bethany England by one vote to win the award.

The Chair of the FWA committee, Jen O’Neill, regarded her to have an “all-around ability and football intelligence.”

Hence, Vivianne has 4 goals in 8 appearances for the 2022/23 season. She has also been nicknamed GOAT for her goal-scoring ability, her assists, and her passing.


Miedema signed a contract with Arsenal in December 2018 that validated her until 2022.

Vivianne with Addidas
Vivianne Posing With The Arsenal Jersey And Addidas Boot (Source: Instagram)

On May 20, 2022, she signed a contract extension with Arsenal despite heavy interest from Barcelona Femeni and Paris Saint-Gramain Feminine. 

Net Worth & Salary

Miedema has an estimated net worth of $1 million in 2024. She has an average salary of $100k from her professional career.

The players’ basic salary at the FA WSL league is expected to be around $30k. However, the players in the UK also earn an additional amount through image rights.

She has a brand endorsement deal with Addidas that contributes to her revenue. 


In November 2020, Miedema suffered from a hip injury that kept her on the sidelines for a game against the United States. 

Likewise, an ankle injury stopped her from playing for most of the 2014-15 Frauen-Bundesliga season. 

Viianne was seriously injured at a UEFA match against Lyon on December 15, 2022, and was later confirmed to have an anterior cruciate ligament tear. 

Love Life

Miedema is currently in a relationship with an English player and Arsenal teammate, Beth Mead. 

The couple’s relationship was confirmed by Mead in an interview with the Times after England’s Euro victory in 2022. 

Vivianne Miedema With Her Girlfriend Beth Mead
Vivianne Miedema With Her Girlfriend Beth Mead (Source: Pink News)

Mead and Vivianne often share pictures on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. They appeared together at the Ballon d’Or Femini, where Mead was nominated for the French Football Award. 

War Child

The striker for Arsenal and the Netherlands women’s national soccer team is the new ambassador of War Child.

She is currently working to support children affected by violence and armed conflict by, among other things, taking the lead in sports fundraising activities.

Social Media Presence

Vivianne Miedema is active on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. 

Instagram: 462k followers


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Twitter: 129.3k followers

She regularly updates people from time to time about what is going on with her personal and professional life. 


Dutch professional soccer player is well-known by the nickname GOAT.

Vivianne Miedema Search Trend 2023
Vivianne Miedema Search Trend 2023 (Source: Google Trend)

The graph shows her search trend for the 12 months. 

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

What is Vivianne Miedema's first memory of soccer?

Vivianne Miedema's first memory of soccer is when she was at the age of 8 or 9. She used to play soccer, and one time, while striking a goal, she collapsed with the goalkeeper and had her two teeth fall.

What does Vivianne Miedema hate?

Vivianne Miedema hates dumb players. As for her, the player who doesn't understand the game is not a good soccer player.

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