Anouk Anna Hoogendijk (born 6 May 1985) is a Dutch professional footballer who played for Ajax as a midfielder or defender.
She is nicknamed Noukie.
A full international with over 100 caps since 2004 for the Dutch national team, she has represented the nation at one FIFA Women’s World Cup and twice UEFA Women’s Euro tournaments.
She played for Bristol Academy Women in the inaugural 2011 FA WSL campaign.
Hoogendijk is a versatile defensive player, she can play as central midfielder and a central-back.
She does not have great technique with the ball in motion, but standing out for her strength, positioning and ability to win balls in both areas, because she has a great technique to take off balls and heading.
Hoogendijk is a U.S. sportswear company Nike athlete since 2009, especially in the Netherlands.
She participated in the brand campaigns Here I Am, Make Yourselfand Move more, move better.
The book Balverliefd written together with Vicente de Vries, was published on April 2015.
The book contains Hoogendijk biography, tips and tricks for young football players.
Hoogendijk grew up in Mijdrecht, and is daughter of Physical Education teachers.
Hoogendijk wears the Nike CTR360 Maestri since 2009 until its discontinuance, replacing them with the new silo Nike Magista in 2014.
Finally, she chose to switch to the Nike Tiempo.
Image Courtesy – Anouk Hoogendijk (Instagram)