Northern Ireland women's national football team

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Northern Ireland
Irish Football Association logo.svg
Nickname(s) Green and White Army
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Kenny Shiels
Captain Marissa Callaghan
Most caps Julie Nelson (115)
FIFA code NIR
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First colours
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Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 48 Steady2.svg (25 June 2021) [1]
Highest48 (April 2021)
Lowest83 (December 2004)
First international
Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland 4–1 Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg
(Dublin, Republic of Ireland; 30 June 1973)
Biggest win
Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan  Flag of the Republic of China.svg
(Umag, Croatia; 3 March 2017)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 11–1 Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg
(Clydebank, Scotland, 23 November 1974)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2022 )
Best resultTBC

The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, Northern Ireland is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament. The team have yet to compete in a major tournament but have qualified for the European Championships in England in 2022.

Team image

Nicknames

The Northern Ireland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Green and White Army".

Results and fixtures

Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Fixture

2020

27 October UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Belarus  Flag of Belarus.svg0–1Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland Dinamo Stadium, Minsk
18:00 19:00 (FET) Report
Referee: Zulema González González (Spain)
27 November UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Northern Ireland  Ulster Banner.svg3–2Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Seaview, Belfast
Report
Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)

2021

23 February Friendly England  Flag of England.svg6–0Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland Burton upon Trent, England
12:30
Report Stadium: St George's Park
Attendance: Behind-closed-doors

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Jacqueline Burns (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 24)140 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
1 GK Becky Flaherty (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 23)40 Flag of England.svg Sheffield United

2 DF Kelsie Burrows (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 20)10 Ulster Banner.svg Linfield
2 DF Toni Leigh Finnegan (2002-10-16) 16 October 2002 (age 18)60 Ulster Banner.svg Cliftonville
2 DF Rebecca Holloway (1995-08-25) 25 August 1995 (age 25)30 Flag of England.svg Birmingham City
2 DF Ashley Hutton (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 33)1068 Ulster Banner.svg Linfield
2 DF Emma McMaster (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 22)60 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
2 DF Julie Nelson (1985-06-04) 4 June 1985 (age 36)1097 Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders Strikers
2 DF Laura Rafferty (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 25)240 Flag of England.svg Bristol City

3 MF Nadene Caldwell (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 30)330 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
3 MF Marissa Callaghan (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 35)476 Ulster Banner.svg Cliftonville
3 MF Rachel Furness (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 33)6117 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
3 MF Samantha Kelly (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 23)50 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
3 MF Chloe McCarron (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 23)111Unattached
3 MF Louise McDaniel (2000-05-24) 24 May 2000 (age 21)00Unattached
3 MF Rebecca McKenna (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 20)80 Ulster Banner.svg Linfield
3 MF Sarah Robson (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 (age 34)604 Flag of England.svg Durham
3 MF Ciara Watling (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 28)00 Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic

4 FW Kerry Beattie (2002-09-27) 27 September 2002 (age 18)00 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
4 FW Simone Magill (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 26)5613 Flag of England.svg Everton
4 FW Danielle Maxwell (2002-04-09) 9 April 2002 (age 19)30 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran
4 FW Kirsty McGuinness (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 26)265 Ulster Banner.svg Sion Swifts
4 FW Emily Wilson (2001-08-26) 26 August 2001 (age 19)20 Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders Strikers

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Maddy Harvey-Clifford (2002-05-08) 8 May 2002 (age 19)00 Ulster Banner.svg Crusaders Strikers v. Flag of England.svg  England on 23 February 2021
GK Lauren Perry (2001-04-05) 5 April 2001 (age 20)60 Flag of Scotland.svg Forfar Farmington v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020

DF Ella Haughey (2004-07-15) 15 July 2004 (age 17)00 Ulster Banner.svg Lisburn Rangersv. Flag of England.svg  England on 23 February 2021
DF Abbie Magee (2000-11-15) 15 November 2000 (age 20)20 Ulster Banner.svg Linfield v. Flag of England.svg  England on 23 February 2021
DF Rachel Newborough (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 24)180 Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020
DF Demi Vance (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 30)531 Flag of Scotland.svg Rangers v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020

MF Caragh Milligan (1996-10-18) 18 October 1996 (age 24)152 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020

FW Casey Howe (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 18)20 Ulster Banner.svg Linfield v. Flag of England.svg  England on 23 February 2021
FW Lauren Wade (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 27)212 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran v. Flag of England.svg  England on 23 February 2021
FW Joely Andrews (2002-04-30) 30 April 2002 (age 19)10 Ulster Banner.svg Glentoran v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020
FW Caitlin McGuinness (2002-08-30) 30 August 2002 (age 18)50 Ulster Banner.svg Sion Swifts v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020

Records

Northern Ireland's Simone Magill holds the world record for the fastest international goal in women's football. Previously, US forward Alex Morgan had held the record at twelve seconds. Magill achieved an eleven-second goal against Georgia at the start of a European Qualifying match on 3 June 2016, after chasing down the ball and then receiving a cross from a teammate. The Irish Football Association awarded her with a special trophy. The goal also marks the fastest ever international goal by any national Northern Irish team – male or female. [3]

Competitive record

FIFA Women's World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup record
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of France.svg 2019 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of New Zealand.svg 2023 To Be Determined-------
Total0/9-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record
YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA
1984 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Did not enter-------
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Did not enter-------
Flag of Germany.svg 1995 Did not enter-------
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 Did not enter-------
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Did not enter-------
Flag of England.svg 2005 Did not enter-------
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Did not qualify-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Did not qualify-------
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Did not qualify-------
Flag of England.svg 2022 Qualified-------
Total1/13-------

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References

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