Date of Birth: 24 January 1977
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 57 kg
Dutch defender Minke Booij is a four-time Champions Trophy winner (2000, 2004, 2005 and 2007) and played a major role in the Netherlands women's 2006 World Cup final victory which, very shortly afterwards, she was also announced as the 2006 FIH 'Player of the Year'.
She is not alone in naming Argentina's Luciana Aymar as her toughest opponent and says fellow Dutch international Mijntje Donners is her idol as a player.
A self-confessed sport fanatic, hockey is in the family blood as Booij's father played at youth level for the Netherlands and her brother, Menno Booij, was a member of the Dutch men's team which won the 2002 Champions Trophy.
She plays club hockey for HC Den Bosch in 's-Hertogenbosch in Holland and likes disco music from the 1970s.
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