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OG Heroes

Every athlete, coach, or club shares a passion. A burning desire. A persistent drive to achieve something at all costs. It is the fuel to chase their goals and dreams and make them come true. Meet the OG Heroes! We give them a stage to share their drive and passion, but also to tell their connection to OG.

"Enjoy and think of another"

Mandy van den Berg

Geboortedatum August 26, 1990
Geboorteplaats Naaldwijk, Netherlands
Discipline Footballer
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Mandy van den Berg (30) has left Spain and returned to the Netherlands to play soccer in the Women's Eredivisie. The former captain of the Dutch national team previously played for clubs in England, Norway and Sweden. The past two seasons she played the fields of Valencia. Mandy would like to contribute to a sustainable future.

"Enjoy and think of another. Enjoy the simplicity, enjoy what is and enjoy what you can. Never give up and chase after all of your dreams. Don't forget your fellow man, a small gesture often has a very big impact."

Highlight in career 
Mandy's highlights in her career were her debut in the Dutch 11-team, the 90 international matches, the captaincy in the national team and various clubs, first time qualifier World Cup in history of Dutch women's soccer, the World Cup in Canada, winning EK2017, the experiences at the clubs in the different countries, the friendships through soccer, winning prizes, championships and cups, Champions League matches and the television work (analyses) that Mandy is able to combine next to her active soccer career.

Pre-match ritual 
Mandy is not much of a ritualist and does not do many things differently than on other days. One habit of our OG Hero is that she eats more in the run-up to a match to have enough energy. She also listens to a lot of music on match-day.

Dream Career
Mandy's dream is to win all the awards with her club PSV ,and to make others happy and inspire them with her achievements as a team.

Besides playing soccer, Mandy likes to go to the forest or beach for a stroll with her dog, meet up with her friends and family, cook and read. Mandy also likes to keep learning new things and of course driving around on Bio-CNG in her beautiful OG car!

Guilty pleasure
A paella on Sunday!

|1995-2006 RKVV Westlandia
|2006-2012 ADO Den Haag
|2012-2014 Vittsjö GIK 2015 LSK Kvinner
|2016-2017 Liverpool FC 2017 Reading FC
|2018-2020 Valencia CF 2020-present PSV

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Everyone can be a Hero! If you start driving on clean fuels because you think we should be kinder to our planet, then you are already a Hero. But athletes are heroes too, every athlete shares a passion, a burning desire. It is the fuel to chase their goals and dreams and to make them come reality. OG believes in meaningful connections through sports and invests in sustainable and noble projects by connecting people, getting children to move more, talent development and charities.