Sarina Wiegman

Sarina Wiegman

Sarina Wiegman has become an admired Women’s Football Manager. After leading the England Lionesses to victory in the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final, with a 2–1 victory against Germany at Wembley Stadium. A former footballer. She retired from her footballing career in 2003. Sarina focused on managing other football teams. Including the Dutch and English women’s teams. She is now looking to speak about her journey throughout the Football Industry as a woman and when booked, she will share her knowledge and experiences with the audience.

 

Beginnings

In 1989, Sarina Wiegman attended the University of North Carolina, where she played for the North Carolina Tar Heels women’s soccer team. After finding her passion for football, Sarina returned to the Netherlands and began playing for Tar Leede, where she won the Dutch Championship and KNVB Cup. Being a talented female footballer allowed Sarina to represent the Netherlands from 1987 to 2001, with her official cap total standing at 99.

Management

After retiring in 2003, Sarina focused her career on managing where she began managing smaller teams such as Tar Leede. She has worked her way up to manage national teams such as the Dutch and the British Women’s teams. She led to victory the Dutch team to victory in the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euros. Sarina famously led the England Lionesses into the finals of the UEFA Women’s Euros 2022, beating Germany 2-1 in the final.

Awards

Sarina has been awarded ‘The Best FIFA Women’s Coach’ and the ‘World Best Women’s National Coach’ by IFFHS. In 2022, Sarina was named Coach of the Year at the BBC Sports Personality Awards. In 2023, Sarina was made an Honorary CBE in the New Years Honours list.

Sarina Wiegman speaker

Sarina Wiegman is a world-renowned women’s Football Manager, whose career is at its peak currently due to the incredible performance of the England Lionesses. She has been able to implement the talent she has for football into her managing career. Allowing her skills and knowledge to be shared within the teams she manages. Her direct way of communicating, honed during her time with the Dutch, has become a staple of Wiegman’s approach. Sarina has become an inspiration to many throughout the football industry. She speaks about her journey as both a footballer and a manager.

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