Kerkdijk Rejoins FC Twente From Brighton

Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Danique Kerkdijk has rejoined Dutch Eredivisie Women’s side, FC Twente Vrouwen ahead of next season.

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The 26-year-old defender returned to FC Twente from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Between 2012 and 2017, before switching to the Barclays English FA Women’s Super League (WSL), Kerkdijk also played for FC Twente.

“That I return to FC Twente, I am very happy with that,” says Danique Kerkdijk on Twente website. “In the past five years, I have been able to develop well as a person and as a football star in England. In those years I also missed many things, such as spending time with family and friends. Football is great fun, but I also want to be close to them. That is one of the main reasons to play again in the Netherlands. At FC Twente I have always enjoyed myself and have been able to achieve great successes. It was therefore not a difficult choice to play for this club again. The competition in the Netherlands is developing well and is getting more fun and bigger. ”


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Danique Kerkdijk started her career at SC Overwetering from Olst and made the switch to the youth academy of FC Twente at the age of fourteen.

In 2012 she debuted for the first selection and won four national titles with the club until 2017.

In the summer of 2017, Kerkdijk exchanged FC Twente Women for Bristol City. After two seasons, Kerkdijk made a transfer to Brighton and Hove Albion.

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Four members of Hope Powell’s squad at Brighton and Hove Albion will leave the club this summer.

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Aileen Whelan, Fliss Gibbons, Dani Bowman, and Emily Simpkins will depart when their contracts expire in June.

The quartet has been part of the squad since Albion won promotion to the Women’s Super League in 2018, and have made more than 200 appearances between them.

Inessa Kaagman and Danique Kerkdijk will also leave Albion this summer, with the pair heading back to the Netherlands.

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