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 for 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 July 2019, the team was 22nd in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.
Women's association football, usually 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.
The Scottish FA Women's International Roll of Honour is a list established by the Scottish Football Association recognising women players who have gained 100 or more international caps for Scotland. The roll of honour was launched in 2017, when 12 players had already achieved the distinction. Since then, Rachel Corsie (2018) and Hayley Lauder (2019) have also passed the 100-appearance milestone.
|*||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||191||13||2002||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Kim Little *||MF||137||59||2007||2019||2019||—||Played for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.|
|Jane Ross *||FW||129||59||2009||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Jennifer Beattie *||DF||128||23||2008||2019||2019||—||—|
|Ifeoma Dieke||DF||123||0||2004||2017||—||2017||Played for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics.|
|Rachel Corsie *||DF||113||16||2009||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Hayley Lauder *||MF||101||9||2010||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Frankie Brown *||DF||96||0||2008||2019||—||2017||—|
|Lisa Evans *||FW||82||17||2011||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Caroline Weir *||MF||67||9||2013||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Leanne Crichton *||MF||65||3||2006||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Christie Murray *||MF||62||4||2010||2019||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||2019||2017||—|
|Fiona Brown *||FW||39||2||2015||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Kirsty Smith *||DF||39||0||2014||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Erin Cuthbert *||MF||33||11||2016||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Shannon Lynn *||GK||30||0||2010||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Lizzie Arnot *||FW||29||2||2015||2019||2019||—||—|
|Lana Clelland *||FW||26||4||2012||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Claire Emslie *||FW||25||5||2013||2019||2019||—||—|
|Lee Alexander *||GK||21||0||2017||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Nicola Docherty *||DF||21||0||2011||2019||2019||—||—|
|Chloe Arthur *||MF||20||0||2015||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Sophie Howard *||DF||16||1||2017||2019||2019||2017||—|
|Julia Ralph Scott||MF||14||3||2000||—||—||—|
|Zoe Ness *||FW||9||1||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Rachel McLauchlan *||DF||7||0||2016||2018||—||2017||—|
|Jenna Fife *||GK||4||0||2018||2019||2019||—||—|
|Lucy Graham *||DF||3||0||2017||2019||—||—||—|
|Abbi Grant *||FW||3||0||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Abi Harrison *||FW||3||0||2018||2019||—||—||—|
|Rose Reilly||FW||1972||—||—||Also played for Italy.|
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