Verónica Boquete

Number: 9
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5-3
Born: Apr. 9, 1987, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Hometown: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
College: N/A
Last Club: Tyresö FF (Sweden)



The captain of Spain’s Women’s National Team and a former Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) Player of the Year in 2011, Boquete brings additional leadership, experience and creativity as an attacking midfielder after signing with Thorns FC for her first NWSL season on April 7, 2014.

2014: Featured in 15 matches (all starts) after arriving midseason in Portland ... Finished second in the voting for NWSL MVP ... Named to the NWSL Best XI ... Selected as Thorns FC's Most Valuable Player ... Supporters' Player of the Year by the fans ... Ranked tied for fourth in the NWSL in assists (6), setting a Thorns FC single-season record ... Talllied four goals, including the game winner against Washington on June 15 and Houston on Aug. 3 ... Registered her first assist for the club June 21 at Washington ... Finished with two goals and two assists in a 7-1 win against FC Kansas City on July 13, which earned her NWSL Player of the Week honors for Week 14 ... One of four Thorns FC players in club history to register multiple assists in a match ... Earned her third NWSL Player of the Week honors for Week after scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory against Houston on Aug. 3 ...  Named National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) Player of the Week (June 17) after scoring her first Thorns FC goal against the Washington Spirit on June 15 ... Made her Thorns FC debut on June 7, starting and playing all 90 minutes against the Western New York Flash.

2013: Registered six goals in 18 league matches for Swedish club Tyresö FF in the Damallsvenskan, helping the club to a runner-up finish and a berth in the 2013-14 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament.

2012: Tallied eight goals in 21 league appearances for Tyresö FF as the club won the league ... Named the 2012 Damallsvenskan Midfielder of the Year.

2011-12: Appeared in five matches for Russian side FC Energiya Voronezh, recording one goal and two assists ... Made one league appearance and played four matches in the 2011-12 UEFA Women’s Champions League tournament.

2011: Registered five goals and four assists in 13 regular-season matches for the Philadelphia Independence in WPS, helping lead the team to the league’s championship match ... Named the 2011 WPS Player of the Year ... Four-time WPS Player of the Week ... WPS Best XI selection.

2010-11: Scored an astounding 41 goals in 29 matches for RCD Espanyol de Barcelona in the Spanish Superliga ... Superliga Golden Boot winner.

2010: Tallied one goal and two assists in three matches for the Chicago Red Stars in WPS ... Appeared in nine matches for the Buffalo Flash of the USL W-League, helping the club capture the league title ... Recorded nine goals and 10 assists while earning W-League championship game MVP honors and leading the league in assists.

2009-10: Registered 23 goals in 34 games for RCD Espanyol, helping the club to a second consecutive
Spanish Copa de la Reina title.

2008-09: Tallied 13 goals in 34 games for RCD Espanyol.

2007-08: Netted 14 goals in 29 matches for Prainsa Zaragoza of the Spanish Superliga ... 2006-07: Scored 14 goals in 26 matches for Prainsa Zaragoza ... Appeared in 28 matches for Prainsa Zaragoza, netting 12 goals.

INTERNATIONAL: 2013: Helped Spain reach the quarterfinals of the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship, its first appearance in the tournament since 1997 ... 2011-12: Registered 11 goals and five assists in 10 matches during the 2013 UEFA Women’s European Championship qualifying tournament,
captaining Spain during qualifying .. Scored the decisive goal in the second leg, aggregate goals playoff
match against Scotland in the 122nd minute of extra time, putting Spain in the tournament on Oct. 24, 2012 ... 2009-10: Scored four goals in eight matches for Spain in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying, but Spain fell short of reaching the tournament ... 2007-08: Tallied four goals in four matches during 2009 UEFA Women’s European Tournament qualifying, but Spain was eliminated in a two-game playoff against the Netherlands ... 2005: Made her senior national team debut on Feb. 16, 2005, in a scoreless draw against the Netherlands ... 2004: Named to the FIFA U-19 Women’s World Cup All-Star Team in Thailand.

PERSONAL: Started a petition in 2013, asking EA Sports to include female players in its FIFA series of video games.