Northern Ireland women's national football team

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Northern Ireland
Nickname(s) Green and White Army
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Alfie Wylie
Captain Marissa Callaghan
FIFA code NIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 56 Steady(22 June 2018)
Highest 53 (June 2012)
Lowest 83 (December 2004)
First international
  England 5–1 Northern Ireland  
(Bath, England; September 7, 1973)
Biggest win
  Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan  
(Umag, Croatia; March 3, 2017)
Biggest defeat
  England 10–0 Northern Ireland  
(Blackburn, England, March 16, 1986)

The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football.

Contents

Competitive record

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
China 1991 Did Not Qualify-------
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter-------
United States 1999 Did Not Enter-------
United States 2003 Did Not Enter-------
China 2007 Did Not Qualify-------
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify-------
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify-------
France 2019 Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship record

YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA
1984 Did not qualify-------
Norway 1987 Did not qualify-------
West Germany 1989 Did not enter-------
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify-------
Italy 1993 Did not enter-------
Germany 1995 Did not enter-------
Norway & Sweden 1997 Did not enter-------
Germany 2001 Did not enter-------
England 2005 Did not enter-------
Finland 2009 Did not qualify-------
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify-------
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify-------
Total0/12-------

Records

Simone Magill holds the world record for Northern Ireland 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.

Current squad

Date: 24 October 2015 [1]
Competition: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
Opponent: Georgia
Venue: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium (Tbilisi, Georgia)

NameDOBClubCaps (goals)Debut
Goalkeepers
Emma Higgins 15 May 1986 (age 32) Iceland Grindavík 66 (1)vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Nicole Adams Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Defenders
Julie Nelson 4 June 1985 (age 33) Scotland Glasgow City 62 (6)vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Billie Simpson 7 July 1992 (age 26) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 3 (0)
Hannah Doherty 8 September 1997 (age 21) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 1 (0)
Jessica Foy 7 June 1995 (age 23) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 0 (0)
Hayley Crackle 13 January 1995 (age 23) England Aston Villa vs. Poland, 5 March 2015
Midfielders
Laura Rafferty 29 April 1996 (age 22) England Chelsea Ladies 6 (0)vs. Rep. of Ireland, 6 March 2013
Marissa Callaghan 2 September 1985 (age 33) Northern Ireland Cliftonville Ladies 14 (0)vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Kirsty McGuinness 4 November 1994 (age 23) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 13 (1)vs. Estonia, 24 July 2010
Clare Timoney 27 May 1988 (age 30) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Ciara Sherwood 18 August 1992 (age 26) England Crystal Palace 6 (0)vs. Georgia, 24 October 2015
Emma McMaster 9 March 1999 (age 19) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies (1)vs. Georgia , 3 March 2016
Strikers
Simone Magill 1 November 1994 (age 23) England Everton Ladies 49 (10)vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Lauren Wade 22 November 1993 (age 24) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 5 (0)vs. Poland, 23 November 2013
Aimee Mackin 22 April 1997 (age 21) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies7 (1)vs. Scotland, 26 October 2013
Avilla Bergin 1 August 1991 (age 27) Northern Ireland Tottenham Hotspur 4 (0)
Rachel Furness 19 June 1988 (age 30) England Reading 47 (10)
Lauren Brennan 1 January 1995 (age 23)
Cathy Hyndman 31 August 1990 (age 28)

Results and fixtures

2015

2016

References