The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017.
The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football competitions. Since 1998, the team has been governed by the Scottish Football Association (SFA). Scotland qualified in the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in 2019, and qualified for their first UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. As of December 2018, the team was 20th in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.
The Scottish Football Association, is the governing body of football in Scotland and has the ultimate responsibility for the control and development of football in Scotland. Members of the SFA include clubs in Scotland, affiliated national associations as well as local associations. It was formed in 1873, making it the second oldest national football association in the world. It is not to be confused with the "Scottish Football Union", which is the name that the SRU was known by until the 1920s.
This list includes all players who have made at least one appearance for the national team. In July 2017, the SFA launched the Women's International Roll of Honour, which recognises players who have won 100 or more caps for the national team.The women's roll of honour initially included 12 players.
|*||Still active for the national team|
|WC||Appearances at FIFA Women's World Cups|
|EC||Appearances at UEFA Women's Championships|
|Player||Ref||Pos||Caps||Goals||First cap||Last cap||WC||EC||Notes|
|Joanne Love *||MF||190||13||2002||2019||—||2017||—|
|Kim Little *||MF||130||52||2007||2019||—||—||Played for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.|
|Jane Ross *||FW||125||58||2009||2019||—||2017||—|
|Ifeoma Dieke||DF||123||0||2004||2017||—||2017||Played for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.|
|Jennifer Beattie *||DF||121||22||2008||2019||—||—||—|
|Rachel Corsie *||DF||106||16||2009||2019||—||2017||—|
|Hayley Lauder *||MF||97||9||2010||2019||—||2017||—|
|Frankie Brown *||DF||96||0||2008||2019||—||2017||—|
|Lisa Evans *||FW||75||17||2011||2018||—||2017||—|
|Leanne Crichton *||MF||62||3||2006||2019||—||2017||—|
|Christie Murray *||MF||60||4||2010||2019||—||2017||—|
|Caroline Weir *||MF||60||7||2013||2019||—||2017||—|
|Shelley Kerr||DF||59||3||1989||2008||—||—||National team manager 2017–present|
|Emma Mitchell *||DF||59||7||2011||2018||—||—||—|
|Joelle Murray *||MF||48||1||2007||2019||—||2017||—|
|Fiona Brown *||FW||36||2||2015||2019||—||2017||—|
|Kirsty Smith *||DF||32||0||2014||2019||—||2017||—|
|Shannon Lynn *||GK||30||0||2010||2019||—||2017||—|
|Erin Cuthbert *||MF||27||8||2016||2019||—||2017||—|
|Lana Clelland *||FW||24||3||2012||2019||—||2017||—|
|Lizzie Arnot *||FW||23||2||2015||2019||—||—||—|
|Chloe Arthur *||MF||19||0||2015||2019||—||2017||—|
|Claire Emslie *||FW||19||3||2013||2019||—||—||—|
|Nicola Docherty *||DF||16||0||2011||2019||—||—||—|
|Lee Alexander *||GK||14||0||2017||2019||—||2017||—|
|Julia Ralph Scott||MF||14||3||2000||—||—||—|
|Sophie Howard *||DF||12||0||2017||2018||—||2017||—|
|Rachel McLauchlan *||DF||7||0||2016||2018||—||2017||—|
|Zoe Ness *||FW||7||1||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Jenna Fife *||GK||4||0||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Lucy Graham *||DF||3||0||2017||2019||—||—||—|
|Abi Harrison *||FW||3||0||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Abbi Grant *||FW||2||0||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Rose Reilly||FW||1972||—||—||Also played for Italy.|
The Scotland national football team represents Scotland in international football and is controlled by the Scottish Football Association. It competes in the three major professional tournaments, the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Nations League and the UEFA European Championship. Scotland, as a constituent country of the United Kingdom, is not a member of the International Olympic Committee and therefore the national team does not compete in the Olympic Games. The majority of Scotland's home matches are played at the national stadium, Hampden Park.
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