|Nickname(s)||Belgian Red Flames|
|Association||Royal Belgian Football Association (KBVB/URBSFA)|
|Head coach||Ives Serneels|
|Most caps||Janice Cayman (131)|
|Top scorer||Tessa Wullaert (69)|
|Home stadium|| Den Dreef |
|Current||20 (9 December 2022) |
|Highest||17 (December 2019)|
|Lowest||35 (November 2010, March 2011)|
| France 1–2 Belgium |
(Reims, France; 30 May 1976)
| Belgium 19–0 Armenia |
(Leuven, Belgium; 25 November 2021)
| Spain 9–1 Belgium |
(Alginet, Spain; 29 February 2004)
Norway 8–0 Belgium
(Kolbotn, Norway; 26 September 1992)
|Appearances||2 (first in 2017 )|
|Best result||Quarter-finals (2022)|
The Belgium women's national football team (nicknamed Belgian Red Flames) represents Belgium in international women's football. It is controlled by the Royal Belgian Football Association, the governing body for football in Belgium. Their home stadium is Den Dreef and their current coach Ives Serneels. During most of their history the team has had poor results but showed improvement in the Euro 2013 and 2015 World Cup Qualifiers. In 2016, they qualified for their first major tournament: Euro 2017. In 2022, they won the Pinatar Cup in San Pedro del Pinatar (Spain).
Belgium played its first match against France on May 30, 1976 at Stade Auguste Delaune in Reims, France. The game ended in a 2–1 victory. A year after this debut, the Belgian team played against Switzerland and France, tying both matches, 2–2 and 1–1 respectively. They played the same teams again the next year, this time beating both with 1–0 and 2–0. Another victory followed against Yugoslavia with 1–0. The team's first defeat however came at the hands of England: 3–0, which was followed by a 2–0 loss against France and a 2–2 tie against the Netherlands. In the following years, Belgium kept playing mostly against European teams.
Belgium participated in qualifications for the first time for the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. They were sorted in Group 4 with the Netherlands, Denmark and West Germany. The campaign started off well with a 3–2 victory over the Netherlands, but continued with a 1–0 loss against Denmark and a 1–1 draw against West Germany. Despite having a neutral goal difference at this point, the Belgian team ended up last in the group after a 5–0 defeat against the Netherlands and draws against their other two opponents, 2–2 against Denmark and 1–1 against West Germany.
Their second attempt at qualifying was for the 1987 European Competition, where they were joined in Group 3 by France, the Netherlands again and Sweden. Their games against France were one win and one loss, both 3–1. Their matches against their two other opponents however were all defeats: 3–1 and 3–0 against The Netherlands, and 5–0 and 2–1 against Sweden. This resulted in Belgium again ending last in the group.
In attempting to qualify for the 1989 tournament they did better. They played in Group 4 against four other teams: Czechoslovakia, France, Spain and Bulgaria. Among the eight games, they won two, drew four and lost two, with 7 goals for and 4 against. This earned them third place in the group of five, which did not suffice for qualification.
The Belgian team suffered a series of poor results from 1990 to 2011. They never won even half of their matches in any of the qualification campaigns during this period, except for one. This notable exception was the 2003 Women's World Cup qualifiers, where they won five games and suffered only one loss. Scotland however had achieved the same result and with better goal difference, leaving Belgium second in their group. This was nevertheless Belgium's best performance at the World Cup qualifiers until 2019 when they went out in the play-offs. It was followed by their worst: they lost all eight games in the next iteration (2007). At the UEFA Women's Euro qualifications, their best performances during this period were at the 1995 edition and the 2009 edition, both times losing 'only' half of their matches and drawing one.
An era of victories began when Ives Serneels replaced Anne Noë as manager in 2011. Serneels led the team to improved qualification campaigns for Euro 2013 and 2015 World Cup, both times ending third in the group (just short of qualifying). Between both campaigns, the Belgian female football team adopted the nickname "Belgian Red Flames".  Following the improvements, the RBFA invested in more growth in 2015, targeting qualification for Euro 2017.  After a successful start in their qualifications group, the team was invited to play at the 2016 Algarve Cup in Portugal, one of the most prestigious women's international football events.
Belgium finished second in their Euro 2017 qualifications group (after England), which was enough to earn them their first ever qualification for a major tournament. At the European championship Belgium secured a 2–0 upset win over Norway during the group stage. However, after losing 1–0 to Denmark and 2–1 to the Netherlands, they finished third in their group and did not advance to the knockout rounds.
Belgium performed well in UEFA World Cup Qualifying for the 2019 World Cup and secured second place in Group 6 behind Italy. As a result, they qualified for the UEFA Play-offs as they were one of the top 4 ranked second place teams. Switzerland, the Netherlands and Denmark were the other teams in the play-off. Belgium faced Switzerland in their play-off semi-final, after two legs the aggregate score was 3–3, but Switzerland advanced on away goals. The Netherlands went on to defeat Switzerland in the play-off final to claim the final UEFA qualifying spot at the 2019 World Cup. 
Also in 2019, Belgium ended 3rd during the 2019 Cyprus cup after defeating Austria on penalties. 
In 2022, Belgium won the Pinatar Cup, a friendly tournament held in Spain, beating Russia on penalties.  Euro 2022 was a success for Belgium, who managed to get out of the first round and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in their second appearance at the continental finals. The Red Flames finished 2nd in Group D behind France, the group's favorite against whom they conceded a narrow defeat (1–2), but ahead of Iceland and Italy after a 1–1 draw against the former and a 1–0 victory against the latter (an outgoing quarter-finalists of the 2019 World Cup), in the last match. All this combined with the lack of a victory for the Icelandic women against the French, who were already assured a finish in first place of the group, in the other match (1–1). This historic qualification was made possible in part by the performance of Belgian goalkeeper Nicky Evrard, who saved two penalties in the first two games (against Iceland and France). Belgium faced Sweden in the quarter-finals to, the winner of group C and silver medalist at the Olympic games in Tokyo.  The Belgians lost by a score of 0–1 at the end of the match and saw their journey end at this stage of the competition. 
At the start of the qualifying campaign for the 2015 World Cup in Canada, the team earned their first and current nickname: the "Belgian Red Flames".  Prior to that, they were simply known as "Rode Duivelinnen" (Red Devil Ladies). 
On September 19, 2022 the RBFA presented new home kits. This was the first time that a unified look was presented for all Belgian national teams. It replaces the one-off black home shirt which was released earlier in support of women's football in Belgium. 
The kit comes with a red base, and black and yellow details representing the Belgian flag. The jersey features a dynamic graphic print of flames on both sleeves, hinting at the team's nickname "Red Flames".
Home kit 2022
Home kit 2021
The team plays their home matches mostly at Den Dreef but occasionally at other stadiums in Belgium.
The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Lose Fixture
|7 April 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F||Albania||0–5||Belgium||Elbasan, Albania|
| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Elbasan Arena, Elbasan |
Referee: Eszter Urbán (Hungary)
|12 April 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F||Kosovo||1–6||Belgium||Pristina, Kosovo|
|20:00|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Fadil Vokrri Stadium |
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)
|16 June Friendly ||England||3–0||Belgium||Wolverhampton, England|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Molineux Stadium |
Referee: Sara Pearson (Sweden)
|23 June Friendly||Belgium||4–1||Northern Ireland||Lier, Belgium|
|Report||Stadium: Herman Vanderpoortenstadion |
Referee: Victoria Beyer (France)
|26 June Friendly||Belgium||0–1||Austria||Lier, Belgium|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Herman Vanderpoortenstadion |
Referee: Franziska Wildfeuer (Germany)
|28 June Friendly||Belgium||6–1||Luxembourg||Lier, Belgium|
|20:00||Report (ESPN)||Stadium: Herman Vanderpoortenstadion |
Referee: Helen Byrne (England)
|10 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||Belgium||1–1||Iceland||Manchester, England|
|Report||Stadium: Manchester City Academy Stadium |
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
|14 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||France||2–1||Belgium||Rotherham,England|
|Report||Stadium: New York Stadium |
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
|18 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage||Italy||0–1||Belgium||Manchester, England|
|Report||Stadium: Manchester City Academy Stadium |
Attendance: 3,919 
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
|22 July UEFA Euro 2022 QF||Sweden||1–0||Belgium||Leigh, England|
|Report||Stadium: Leigh Sports Village |
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|2 September 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F||Belgium||0–1||Norway||Leuven, Belgium|
|20:30||Report||Stadium: Den Dreef |
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
|6 September 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group F||Armenia||0–7||Belgium||Yerevan, Armenia|
|20:30||Report||Stadium: FFA Academy Stadium |
Referee: Tanja Subotič (Slovenia)
|6 October 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA play-offs||Portugal||2–1||Belgium||Vizela, Portugal|
|19:00 (18:00 WEST)|| Report (FIFA) |
|Stadium: Estádio do FC Vizela |
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
|16 February 2023 2023 Arnold Clark Cup||Italy||1–2||Belgium||Milton Keynes, England|
|Giugliano 64'||Report||Stadium: Stadium MK|
|19 February 2023 2023 Arnold Clark Cup||Belgium||2–1||South Korea||Coventry, England|
|Stadium: Coventry Building Society Arena |
Referee: Frida Nielsen (Denmark)
|22 February 2023 2023 Arnold Clark Cup||England||6–1||Belgium||Bristol, England|
|Report||Stadium: Ashton Gate Stadium |
Referee: Jelena Cvetković (Serbia)
|Head coach||Ives Serneels|
|Assistant coach||Kris Van Der Haegen|
|Goalkeeping coach||Jan Van Steenberghe |
|Performance analyst||Niels Leroy|
|Mental coach||Steffi Van Ranst|
|Team doctor||Karolien Lemmens|
|Physiotherapist||Fabienne Van De Steene|
|Jan Van der Jeugt|
|Manager women's football||Katrien Jans|
The following players were named in the squad for the 2023 Arnold Clark Cup games against Italy on 16 February 2023, South Korea on 19 February 2023 and England on 22 February 2023. 
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|21||GK||Femke Bastiaen||11 April 2001||0||0||PSV|
|1||GK||Nicky Evrard||26 May 1995||59||0||OH Leuven|
|12||GK||Diede Lemey||7 October 1996||7||0||Fortuna Sittard|
|4||DF||Michelle Colson||19 September 1998||1||0||Anderlecht|
|22||DF||Laura Deloose||19 June 1993||74||4||Anderlecht|
|18||DF||Laura De Neve||9 October 1994||59||2||Anderlecht|
|19||DF||Sari Kees||17 February 2001||15||2||OH Leuven|
|24||DF||Fran Meersman||15 October 2002||3||0||KAA Gent|
|2||DF||Davina Philtjens||26 February 1989||115||10||Sassuolo|
|15||DF||Jody Vangheluwe||15 July 1997||14||0||Club YLA|
|26||MF||Valesca Ampoorter||5 March 2004||1||0||OH Leuven|
|20||MF||Julie Biesmans||4 May 1994||100||3||PSV|
|8||MF||Féli Delacauw||4 April 2002||13||0||Fortuna Sittard|
|16||MF||Marie Detruyer||13 January 2004||2||0||OH Leuven|
|23||MF||Kassandra Missipo||3 February 1998||45||0||FC Basel|
|10||MF||Justine Vanhaevermaet||29 April 1992||42||6||Reading|
|14||FW||Jassina Blom||3 September 1994||20||8||UDG Tenerife|
|11||FW||Janice Cayman||12 October 1988||132||48||Lyon|
|6||FW||Tine De Caigny||9 June 1997||81||39||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim|
|13||FW||Elena Dhont||27 March 1998||30||3||FC Twente|
|7||FW||Hannah Eurlings||1 January 2003||24||6||OH Leuven|
|25||FW||Welma Fon||1 June 2002||1||0||Standard Liège|
|17||FW||Jill Janssens||3 October 2003||11||0||OH Leuven|
|3||FW||Ella Van Kerkhoven||20 November 1993||23||13||OH Leuven|
|5||FW||Sarah Wijnants||13 October 1999||26||2||Anderlecht|
|9||FW||Tessa Wullaert||19 March 1993||117||71||Fortuna Sittard|
The following players have been called up in the past 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Lisa Lichtfus||29 December 1999||0||0||Dijon||v. Portugal, 6 October 2022|
|DF||Amber Tysiak||26 January 2000||20||5||West Ham United||v. Portugal, 6 October 2022|
|DF||Charlotte Tison||21 April 1998||13||0||Anderlecht||v. Armenia, 6 September 2022|
|DF||Shari Van Belle||22 December 1999||12||0||OH Leuven||v. England, 16 June 2022|
|DF||Isabelle Iliano||2 March 1997||9||0||Fortuna Sittard||v. England, 16 June 2022|
|MF||Marie Minnaert||5 May 1999||31||3||Anderlecht||v. Portugal, 6 October 2022|
|MF||Chloe Vande Velde||6 June 1997||26||2||ADO Den Haag||v. Portugal, 6 October 2022|
|MF||Lenie Onzia RET||30 May 1989||62||4||retired||v. Luxembourg, 28 June 2022PRE|
|MF||Zenia Mertens||27 February 2001||3||0||OH Leuven||v. England, 16 June 2022|
|FW||Davinia Vanmechelen||30 August 1999||50||10||Club YLA||v. Portugal, 6 October 2022|
|FW||Jarne Teulings||11 January 2002||9||2||Fortuna Sittard||v. England, 16 June 2022|
|9||Tine De Caigny||80||38||2014–present|
|3||Tine De Caigny||38||80||0.48||2014–present|
|Ella Van Kerkhoven||22||0.55||2013–present|
Belgium has not yet featured at the World Cup, but has reached the end stage of the Euro 2017 tournament. Their best qualification rounds before that were for 2003 World Cup, 2013 Euro and 2015 World Cup.
|FIFA Women's World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1991||Did not qualify||6||1||0||5||1||12|
|2023||To Be Determined|
|UEFA Women's Championship record||Qualification record|
|1984||Did not qualify||6||1||3||2||7||12|
|1997||Belgium and 17 other nations were not part of a proper qualification group|
|2001||Belgium and 16 other nations were not part of a proper qualification group|
Belgium was invited to play at the 2016 Algarve Cup in Portugal and ended fifth out of eight teams. The teams were divided into two groups; after the group stage, placement matches were played among the equally ranked teams from both groups. Belgium ended third in Group A, and won the placement match against Russia (third place in Group B) with 5–0. 
Belgium has been invited to the Cyprus Cup four times, as of 2019 [update] . Their first appearance was in 2015. They were sorted into group C that year, with Mexico, Czech Republic and South Africa, and ended last in the group. They also lost the placement match (after penalties) against South Korea, resulting in the last place of all 12 teams. In 2017 Belgium finished third in Group A with Switzerland, North Korea and Italy, and eventually reached seventh place out of 12 after winning the placement match against Austria. 
Belgium was also invited to play the tournament in 2018, in a group with Austria, Czech Republic and Spain. They ended second in the group behind eventual winner Spain, and fifth overall (out of 12) after winning the placement match against South Africa. Belgium returned to the Cyprus Cup in 2019. They were in Group C with Austria, Slovakia and Nigeria.  Belgium finished in third place after defeating Austria on penalties in the third place match.
Belgium were crowned Pinatar Cup champions in 2022. Belgium beat Russia in the final after taking the game to penalties. 
Worst Ranking Best Ranking Worst Mover Best Mover
|Belgium's FIFA world rankings|
The following table shows Belgium's all-time international record.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||2||2||0||0||11||0||+11||100.00|
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