Justine Vanhaevermaet

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Justine Vanhaevermaet
Vanhaevermaet (no. 27 shirt) in 2021
Personal information
Date of birth (1992-04-29) 29 April 1992
Place of birth Belgium
Position(s) Midfield
Team information
Current team Everton
Number 8
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2012 WB Sinaai Girls
2012–2013 Anderlecht 12 (2)
2013–2016 Lierse 48 (10)
2016–2018 Anderlecht
2018 SC Sand 3 (1)
2019 Røa 21 (3)
2020–2021 LSK Kvinner 26 (2)
2021–2023 Reading 39 (6)
2023– Everton 19 (1)
International career‡
2008–2009 Belgium U17 11 (1)
2009–2011 Belgium U19 21 (7)
2013– Belgium 41 (6)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 27 June 2023 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 8 October 2022

Justine Vanhaevermaet (born 29 April 1992) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Everton of the FA Women's Super League, and for the Belgium national team.

Club career

Vanhaevermaet started with Sinaai Girls from Waasland-Beveren. From 2012 she played first for RSC Anderlecht then for Lierse SK in the joint Belgian-Dutch BeNe League. After a short stay at Bundesliga club SC Sand, she moved to Norwegian first division club Røa IL in 2019 and to league rivals Lillestrøm Kvinner FK in 2020. With Lillestrøm she qualified for the round of 16 of the 2020–21 UEFA Champions League. After a 2-0 win over the Belarusian champions FC Minsk, to which she contributed the second goal, they were able to afford a 0-1 defeat in the home game to reach the round of 16, which took place in March 2021. They were eliminated after two 0-2 defeats against VfL Wolfsburg.

On 17 August 2021, Reading announced the signing of Vanhaevermaet to a two-year contract.

International career


Vanhaevermaet took part in the second qualifying round for the inaugural 2008 UEFA U17 European Championship in April 2008. At the tournament in the Czech Republic they achieved a 1-1 draw in the first game against the Netherlands, but then lost twice 1-3 against England and the hosts. They were eliminated as bottom of the group. At least she scored her first international goal against England. In October they made a new attempt and had home advantage in the first round. They were able to take advantage of this and reach the second round with two wins and one draw. They played at home in the second qualifying round for the 2009 UEFA U17 European Championship but missed the finals as bottom of the group.

In September 2009 she took part in the first qualifying round for the 2010 UEFA U19 European Championship in Hungary. With a 10-0 win against Armenia, in which she contributed her first three U-19 goals, and a 4-2 win against Latvia, in which she scored the first and last goals, as well as a goalless draw against the hosts they qualify for the second round as group winners. At the tournament starting at the end of March 2010, they were able to win two games, scoring the 2-1 winner against Ukraine. However, they missed the finals due to a 5-0 defeat against Italy. At the next attempt in September 2010, they only needed two wins against Estonia and Lithuania as Azerbaijan withdrew shortly before the tournament to reach the second round. At the end of March and early April they were able to qualify for the finals with two draws against Serbia and Finland and a win against hosts Russia. At the 2011 UEFA U19 European Championship, she was captain. Her team was eliminated in the preliminary round.


On August 14, 2013, she came on as a substitute for the Belgian senior national team for the first time in a friendly against Austria. She also came on as a substitute against South Africa in her second appearance, at the 2015 Cyprus Cup. On January 19, 2017, she played over 90 minutes for the first time in her sixth international match. The opponent in the 2-1 win was the French U-23 team. She had two appearances at the 2017 Cyprus Cup and then twice again at the 2018 Cyprus Cup. When qualifying for the Euro 2022 began in September 2019, she became a regular player. She was used in all eight games, scored her first goal for the senior national team in a 6-1 win against Romania on September 18, 2020 and was able to win with her team in the last game with a 4-0 win against Switzerland qualify again for the European Championship finals.

In the first eight games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup, she played seven times and scored three goals.

At the European Championship finals, she was in the starting line-up in her team's four games, which ended with a 0-1 defeat against Sweden in the quarter-finals. In the first group game against Iceland she scored the goal with a penalty to make the final score 1-1.

After the European Championships, she played in the last two group games of qualifying for the 2023 World Cup and qualified with her team for the play-offs for the runners-up in the group. However, her team failed in the first play-off round with a 1-2 defeat against Portugal. She was selected by Ives Serneels to compete in the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup where Belgium finished second.


Career statistics

As of match played 24 November 2022 Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Continental Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Reading 2021–22 FA Women's Super League 19 2 2 1 3 0 24 3
2022–23 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Total 25 2 2 1 3 0 - - - - 30 3
Career total 25 2 2 1 3 0 - - - - 30 3

International goals

List of international goals scored by Justine Vanhaevermaet
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition Ref.
1 18 September 2020 Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium  Romania 6–1 6–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying
2 21 October 2021 Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium  Kosovo 1–0 7–0 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
3 5–0
4 25 November 2021 Den Dreef, Leuven, Belgium  Armenia 11–0 19–0 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification
5 10 July 2022 Academy Stadium, Manchester, England  Iceland 1–0 1–1 UEFA Women's Euro 2022
6 6 September 2022 FFA Academy Stadium Yerevan Armenia  Armenia 3-0 7-0 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification


  1. ^ Stats refer to BeNe League matches only


  1. ^ a b Justine Vanhaevermaet at Soccerway
  2. ^ "Minsk vs. Lillestrøm - 9 Dezember 2020 - Women Soccerway". de.women.soccerway.com. Retrieved 19 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Vanhaevermaet signs with Royals". readingfc.co.uk/. Reading F.C. 17 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Fédération Française de Football". www.fff.fr. Retrieved 19 January 2024.
  5. ^ "Royal Belgian FA". www.rbfa.be. Retrieved 19 January 2024.
  6. ^ "Ives Serneels appelle 26 Red Flames pour les rencontres de février, première sélection pour Colson, Ampoorter et Fon". RTBF (in French). Retrieved 19 January 2024.
  7. ^ UEFA.com. "Armenia-Belgium | Women's World Cup 2023". UEFA.com. Retrieved 1 October 2022.