Norway women's national football team

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Norway
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Nickname(s) Gresshoppene (The Grasshoppers)
Association Football Association of Norway
(Norges Fotballforbund)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Captain Maren Mjelde
Most caps Hege Riise (188) [1]
Top scorer Marianne Pettersen (66) [1]
FIFA code NOR
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current Template:FIFA Women's World Rankiivngs
Highest2 (July 2003)
Lowest14 (June 2018)
First international
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2–1 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Kolding, Denmark; 7 July 1978)
Biggest win
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 17–0 Slovakia  Flag of Slovakia.svg
(Ulefoss, Norway; 19 September 1995)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 5–0 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Norrköping, Sweden; 22 August 1985)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China PR 5–0 Norway  Flag of Norway.svg
(Foxboro, United States; 4 July 1999)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991 )
Best resultChampions (1995)
European Championship
Appearances11 (first in 1987 )
Best resultChampions (1987, 1993)

The Norway women's national football team is controlled by the Football Association of Norway. The team is former European, World and Olympic champions and thus one of the most successful national teams. The team has had less success since the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.

2011 FIFA Womens World Cup 2011 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup was the sixth FIFA Women's World Cup competition, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It was held from 26 June to 17 July 2011 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in October 2007. Japan won the final against the United States on a penalty shoot-out following a 2–2 draw after extra time and became the first Asian team to win a senior FIFA World Cup.

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History

Norway women's national football team emerged in 1978 for the Nordic Championship tournament, which was relatively early for Western Europe, but late for the Nordic countries, beating only Iceland. Having little culture for official clubs and a series system, Norway had a lot to do to catch up to especially Sweden and Denmark. Their early history therefore consisted of losing to their neighbours and eventually beating Northern Ireland for their first ever win.

1978 Women's Nordic Football Championship was the fifth edition of the Women's Nordic Football Championship tournament. It was held from 7 July to 9 July in Denmark. This was the first time as Norway joined the tournament.

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A power to be reckoned with

Eventually, Norway marked themselves as one of the better countries in Europe, if inferior to their Nordic neighbours. [2] They beat England, France and Switzerland. In the first qualification for the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams (later renamed UEFA Women's Championship), Norway played opposite Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Norway lost both matches against Sweden, but beat Finland over both matches. A surprising home draw against Iceland mattered little, Norway took the second spot in a qualification where only the best teams qualified. Sweden later won the Euros.

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The start of the golden years

Norway seemed to have problems with Sweden, and they lost 0–5, their biggest loss to date (if repeated later) shortly afterwards. Compared to other teams, however, Norway improved, and they beat Denmark and West Germany in the qualification for the 1987 Euros. The Euros, consisting as the men's Euros had been until 1980 of two semi finals and a final played in one of the countries qualified for it. In this case, Norway was the host for the four matches. Norway beat Italy in the semifinals and met Sweden in the finals. The finals was the first time Norway beat Sweden in a match, as Norway won 2–1. This made the national football team the first Norwegian sports team ever to have won anything, eleven years ahead of the Norway women's national handball team.

Germany womens national football team womens national association football team representing Germany

The Germany women's national football team is governed by the German Football Association (DFB).

The qualification for the 1987 European Competition for Women's Football was held between September 26, 1984 & October 12, 1986. The first-placed teams qualified.

Italy womens national football team womens national association football team representing Italy

The Italy women's national football team has represented Italy in international women's football since their inception in 1968. The team is controlled by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), the governing body for football in Italy.

Norway continued to win the next year as they beat Sweden again in a final in an invitational and unofficial world cup in China. In the 1989 Euros Norway made the finals against West Germany, but this time lost 1–4. After that loss the coaches resigned, leaving the helm to Even Pellerud. Pellerud saw Norway progress to the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. Before the first official world cup, Norway made it to the fourth (and Norway's third in a row) final of the Euros, where Norway again met Germany. Germany won in extra time. In the World cup Norway made it to the semifinals, where they lost to the USA.

The 1989 European Competition for Women's Football took place in West Germany. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Norway. Again, the competition began with four qualifying groups, but this time the top two countries qualified for a home-and-away quarter final, before the four winners entered the semi-finals in the host nation.

Even Pellerud Norwegian footballer and manager

Even Jostein Pellerud is a Norwegian football coach and former player.

1991 FIFA Womens World Cup 1991 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup was the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup, the world championship for women's national association football teams. It took place in Guangdong, China from 16 to 30 November 1991. FIFA, football's international governing body selected China as host nation as Guangdong had hosted a prototype world championship three years earlier, the 1988 FIFA Women's Invitation Tournament. Matches were played in the state capital, Guangzhou, as well as in Foshan, Jiangmen and Zhongshan. The competition was sponsored by Mars, Incorporated. With FIFA still reluctant to bestow their "World Cup" brand, the tournament was officially known as the 1st FIFA World Championship for Women's Football for the M&M's Cup.

Following that, Pellerud led the team to the 1993 Euros. Norway beat Denmark in the semifinals and Italy in the finals, winning their second Euros. Norway followed up with winning the 1994 Algarve Cup, the first ever to be arranged. The focus the next year was the World Cup and its antecedent Euros, which also functioned as a qualifier for the World Cup. Norway met Italy already in the quarter finals, and won it. Sweden managed to come back and thrash Norway in the second semifinal in Sweden, winning 5–7 after two matches. Norway was still qualified for the World Cup.

The 1994 Algarve Cup was the inaugural edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 16 and 20 March 1994 in Portugal with Norway winning the event, defeating the USA, 1-0 in the final game. Sweden ended up third defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the game for third prize.

1995 FIFA Womens World Cup 1995 edition of the FIFA Womens World Cup

The 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup, the second edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, was held in Sweden and won by Norway. The tournament featured 12 women's national teams from six continental confederations. The 12 teams were drawn into three groups of four and each group played a round-robin tournament. At the end of the group stage, the top two teams and two best third-ranked teams advanced to the knockout stage, beginning with the quarter-finals and culminating with the final at Råsunda Stadium on 18 June 1995.

World Champions and beyond

The 1995 World cup in Sweden is part of Norwegian sports heritage. Norway won all their matches in the group stage, and continued to meet an unconvincing Denmark in the quarter finals. Norway was up 3–0 with five minutes to go, and while conceding a goal a minute later, Norway was never threatened. The next encounter for Norway was the USA, and in a close match, USA could never respond to an early goal by Ann Kristin Aarønes, and the USA lost their first official international tournament. Norway met Germany in the finals. Having lost two Euro finals, Norway were not among the favourites, but they defeated Germany by two goals scored within the space of four minutes, becoming world champions. Pellerud resigned shortly afterwards. [3]

From the first women's football in the Olympic Games, it was considered equal with the world cup in rank. Norway qualified as a matter of course because of their win in the World Cup. Norway drew with Brazil, and beat Germany and Japan, proceeding to the semi finals. There they lost to the USA after extra time, but won the bronze medal after defeating Brazil.

The 1997 Euros turned out to be a big disappointment for the ruling world champions at home, and Norway only made it to the semi finals. This was the last time the two-year gap was used, making it easier to focus on the two competitions separately. Norway eased through to the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they beat all their opposition in the group stage. They met Sweden in the quarter finals, proving that now Norway had the upper hand by beating them 3–1. Surprisingly, Norway lost heavily to China, who won 5–0, thus equaling the embarrassment Sweden defeated Norway some 13 years earlier. In the bronze final, Norway lost to Brazil on penalties in front of a record 90,185 spectators.

Norway was not among the biggest favourites to win the Sydney Olympics. They started off losing to the USA, but picked up nicely by beating Nigeria and China, the latter by one goal. In the semi finals Norway beat Germany with a lucky own goal by Tina Wunderlich after Germany pressed the Norwegians for the better part of the match. The final saw Norway against heavy favourites USA in an even match. Tiffeny Milbrett took the lead for the USA, but Norway equaled the score by Gro Espeseth and kept USA in the game with a good keeper in Bente Nordby. Norway took the lead in the match via a header by Ragnhild Gulbrandsen, but Milbrett scored in stoppage time to prolong the match to extra time with golden goal. Norway scored the winner in what seemed like a handball. [4] The coach Per-Mathias Høgmo quit after achieving this feat.

Decline

Åge Steen took over as coach, but under his tutelage, things went from top to mediocre. In the 2001 Euros Norway's play was lackluster, and while making it to the semi finals thanks to the French national team, Norway lost clearly to Germany. In the 2003 World Cup Norway disappointed with a fumbling 1–4 to Brazil in the group stage before losing to USA in the quarter finals. As Greece was arranging the 2004 Summer Olympics, there were only two additional spots for European teams, and Sweden and Germany, who both proceeded to the finals, took them. Steen continued for another year, as stipulated by his contract, but was replaced in late 2004.

Brief recovery

Under the new coach, Bjarne Berntsen, Norway took things up a notch by reaching the final of the 2005 Euros with a classic 3–2 win over Sweden in extra time in the semifinal. Again Germany defeated Norway to win the championship. Norway continued to achieve reasonable results except in the Algarve Cup where the results started to slip.

Despite this Norway qualified for the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup in China. They drew with Australia and narrowly beat Canada, and then a 7–2 win over Ghana took them to the top of their group. Norway then progressed further by beating China 1–0, but lost 0–3 to Germany in the semifinal. In the bronze final Norway lost 1–4 to the USA to finish in fourth place in the World Cup, which qualified them to enter the Beijing Olympics. Norway's top scorer Ragnhild Gulbrandsen was awarded the Bronze Boot behind Marta of Brazil and Abby Wambach of the United States.

From there Berntsen's fortunes began to wane. First he was criticized for telling Lise Klaveness that she had no future in the national team under him, at 01.00 at Oslo airport as they were arriving back from China, a gross error that he later admitted. Then in the 2008 Olympics Norway first impressively beat USA, then lost to Japan 1–5 and went out in the quarter finals against Brazil. In October 2008, five players refused to play in the National Team, making comments that implied that playing under Berntsen was too much of a burden, which led to a media outcry. With a reduced team, and also after some less controversial resignations, Norway produced a relatively good result at the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship by beating Sweden 3–1 in the quarter-finals, even with an embarrassing 0–4 against Germany and a modest 1–0 against Iceland and 1–1 against France. After the championship, Berntsen's contract ended.

Recent years

Eli Landsem, the first woman coach and the first coach with experience of coaching women's football, took over at the end of 2009. Under her some of the players who had previously elected not to play returned. Landsem produced acceptable results and the team qualified to play in the 2011 FIFA World Cup after winning all but one of the matches in their qualification group. However Norway failed to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in its history after losing to Brazil (0–3) and Australia (1–2). [5] As a result, they also failed to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The next task was qualification to the 2013 European Cup competition, with Norway in Group 3 with Iceland, Northern Ireland, Belgium, Hungary and Bulgaria. The campaign began badly with 3–1 losses to Iceland and 64th-ranked Northern Ireland, but in 2012 the position was recovered with wins in the last six matches, and Norway finished top of Group 3 with eight wins from ten matches. [6] They later went on to finish as runners-up in the finals in Sweden.

Struggle

At the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Norway was drawn into a group with Germany, Thailand and the Ivory Coast. Norway performed well in the group stage, as the team beat Thailand 4–0 and the Ivory Coast 3–1. They drew 1–1 against former champions Germany. Norway would lose 2–1 in the round of sixteen to England. England went on to win the bronze medal.

2016–present

On 16 December 2016 Martin Sjögren was introduced as the new coach of Norway. He had previous coaching experience in the Damallsvenskan with Linköpings and LdB FC Malmö. [7]

Norway qualified for Euro 2017 without losing a game. They were drawn into Group A alongside the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. Norway was the highest ranked team in Group A, and were predicted by many to win the group. They ended up being one of the biggest disappointments of the tournament as they lost all 3 group games without scoring a goal. [8]

On 9 September 2017 Norway striker and 2016 UEFA Women's Player of the Year Ada Hegerberg announced she was taking a break from international duty, and was unsure when or if she would return. [9]

On 7 October 2017 the Norway Football Association announced that Norway's male and female players would receive equal financial compensation, with the men making a contribution to the women's team. This equalled nearly a fifty percent increase in compensation for the women. [10]

On 4 September 2018 Norway defeated the Netherlands 2–1 in their final group game of UEFA World Cup Qualifying. As a result Norway won qualifying Group 3 and secured an automatic berth in the 2019 World Cup, while the Netherlands who won Euro 2017 were forced to go to the play-off. [11]

Records

FIFA Women's World Cup


YearResultMatchesWinsDraws*LossesGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Runners-up64021410
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Champions6600231
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Fourth Place6411168
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Quarter-finals4202106
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 Fourth Place63121211
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 Group stage310225
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Round of 16421194
Flag of France.svg 2019 Quarter-finals521277
Total8/840244129352

Olympic Games

YearResultMatchesWinsDraws*LossesGFGA
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 Third Place5311126
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 Champions540196
Flag of Greece.svg 2004 Did not qualify
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 Quarterfinal420257
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 2012 Did not qualify
Flag of Brazil.svg 2016
Flag of Japan.svg 2020
Total3/6149142619

UEFA Women's Championship

YearResultMatchesWinsDraws*LossesGFGA
1984 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Champions220041
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 Runners-up210135
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 Runners-up201113
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Champions220020
Flag of England.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Semifinals210157
Flag of Norway.svg 1997 Group stage311152
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Semifinals411243
Flag of England.svg 2005 Runners-up52121010
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Semifinals521269
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Runners-up632174
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Group stage300304
Total11/1236157144748

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

YearResult
Flag of Portugal.svg 1994 Champions
Flag of Portugal.svg 1995 Third Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 1996 Champions
Flag of Portugal.svg 1997 Champions
Flag of Portugal.svg 1998 Champions
Flag of Portugal.svg 1999 Third Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2000 Runner-Up
Flag of Portugal.svg 2001 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2002 Runner-Up
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 Third Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 Runner-Up
Flag of Portugal.svg 2005 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2007 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2008 Third Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2009 Ninth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2010 Sixth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2011 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2012 Seventh Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2013 Third Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2014 Tenth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2015 Fifth Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2016
Flag of Portugal.svg 2017 Eleventh Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018 Seventh Place
Flag of Portugal.svg 2019 Champions

Invitational trophies

Recent schedule and results

2018

2019

Team

Current squad

The following 21 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying agaisnt Northern Ireland on 30 August 2019 and a friendly against England on 3 September 2019. [17]

Caps and goals as of 12 June 2019 after match against Flag of France.svg  France.

Head coach: Martin Sjögren

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
11 GK Cecilie Fiskerstrand (1996-03-20) 20 March 1996 (age 23)210 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner
121 GK Oda Bogstad (1996-04-24) 24 April 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Norway.svg Arna-Bjørnar
231 GK Ingrid Hjelmseth (1980-04-10) 10 April 1980 (age 39)1340 Flag of Norway.svg Stabæk

22 DF Ingrid Wold (1990-01-29) 29 January 1990 (age 29)623 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner
32 DF Maria Thorisdottir (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 26)341 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
62 DF Maren Mjelde (1989-11-06) 6 November 1989 (age 29)13819 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
172 DF Kristine Minde (1992-08-09) 9 August 1992 (age 27)1039 Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
192 DF Kristine Bjørdal Leine (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 23)100 Flag of Germany.svg Reading

53 MF Synne Skinnes Hansen (1995-08-12) 12 August 1995 (age 24)150 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner
83 MF Vilde Bøe Risa (1995-07-13) 13 July 1995 (age 24)212 Flag of Sweden.svg Kopparbergs/Göteborg
103 MF Caroline Hansen (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 24)7425 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
133 MF Tuva Hansen (1995-08-12) 12 August 1995 (age 24)20 Flag of Norway.svg Klepp
143 MF Ingrid Engen (1998-04-29) 29 April 1998 (age 21)182 Flag of Germany.svg VfL Wolfsburg
163 MF Guro Reiten (1994-07-26) 26 July 1994 (age 25)396 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
183 MF Frida Maanum (1999-07-16) 16 July 1999 (age 20)220 Flag of Sweden.svg Linköping
213 MF Karina Sævik (1996-03-24) 24 March 1996 (age 23)51 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain

74 FW Elise Thorsnes (1988-08-14) 14 August 1988 (age 31)11719 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner
94 FW Isabell Herlovsen (1988-06-23) 23 June 1988 (age 31)12860 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn
114 FW Lisa-Marie Utland (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 26)4315 Flag of Sweden.svg Rosengård
154 FW Amalie Eikeland (1995-08-26) 26 August 1995 (age 24)60 Flag of Norway.svg Sandviken
224 FW Emilie Nautnes (1999-01-13) 13 January 1999 (age 20)61 Flag of Norway.svg Arna-Bjørnar

Recent call-ups

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Aurora Mikalsen (1996-03-21) 21 March 1996 (age 23)00 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn 2019 Algarve Cup
GK Nora Gjøen (1992-02-20) 20 February 1992 (age 27)30 Flag of Norway.svg Sandviken v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 22 January 2019

DF Ina Gausdal (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 28)41 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn v. Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand, 9 April 2019
DF Kristine Bjørdal Leine (1996-08-06) 6 August 1996 (age 23)50 Flag of Norway.svg Røa 2019 Algarve Cup
DF Ingrid Ryland (1989-05-28) 28 May 1989 (age 30)250 Flag of Norway.svg Sandviken v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 22 January 2019
DF Marit Lund (1997-11-07) 7 November 1997 (age 21)00 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 4 October 2018

MF Lisa Naalsund (1995-06-11) 11 June 1995 (age 24)00 Flag of Norway.svg Sandviken v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 22 January 2019
MF Nora Eide Lie (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of Norway.svg Kolbotn v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland, 17 January 2019WD
MF Ingrid Marie Spord (1994-07-12) 12 July 1994 (age 25)170 Flag of Norway.svg Sandviken v. Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, 15 September 2018

FW Synne Jensen (1996-02-15) 15 February 1996 (age 23)222 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada, 22 January 2019
FW Melissa Bjånesøy (1992-04-18) 18 April 1992 (age 27)214 Flag of Norway.svg Stabæk v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan, 11 November 2018
FW Sophie Haug (1999-06-04) 4 June 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Norway.svg LSK Kvinner v. Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden, 4 October 2018

Notes:

Most capped players

#NameNorway careerCaps
1 Hege Riise 1990–2004188
2 Solveig Gulbrandsen 1998–2015183
3 Bente Nordby 1991–2007172
4 Trine Rønning 1999–2016162
5 Linda Medalen 1987–1999152
6 Heidi Støre 1980–1997151
7 Ingvild Stensland 2003–2016144
8 Maren Mjelde 2007 – present139
9 Ingrid Hjelmseth 2003 – present135
10 Unni Lehn 1996–2007133
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 17 June 2019. [18]

Top goalscorers

#PlayerNorway careerGoalsCapsAverage
1 Marianne Pettersen 1994–200366980.67
2 Linda Medalen 1987–1999641520.42
3 Isabell Herlovsen 2005 – present611290.47
4 Ann Kristin Aarønes 1990–1999601110.54
5 Hege Riise 1990–2004581880.31
6 Solveig Gulbrandsen 1998–2015551840.30
7 Dagny Mellgren 1999–200549950.52
8 Ada Hegerberg 2011–201738660.63
9 Ragnhild Gulbrandsen 1997–200730800.38
10 Caroline Graham Hansen 2011 – present26750.35

Coaches

Overall official record

[19]

CompetitionStageResultOpponentPosition / Notes
1984 EC QS GS: Gr.12–2 1–0 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
3–0 3–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
0–2 1–2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 2 / 4
1987 EC QS GS: Gr.10–0 2–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
3–2 0–0 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
2–2 5–2 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 1 / 4
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 EC SF2–0 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
F2–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
1989 EC QS GS: Gr.33–3 0–2 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
0–1 1–2 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
2–0 3–1 Flag of England.svg England 2 / 4
QF2–1 3–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 EC SF2–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
F1–4 Flag of Germany.svg West Germany
1991 EC QS GS: Gr.31–0 4–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland
4–0 1–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
2–0 0–0 Flag of England.svg England 1 / 4
QF2–1 2–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 EC SF0–0 (8–7 p) Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
F1–3 (a.e.t.) Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 WC GS: Gr.10–4 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
4–0 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
2–1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 2 / 4
QF3–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
SF4–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
F1–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States
1993 EC QS GS: Gr.110–0 6–0 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
0–0 8–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium 1 / 3
QF3–0 3–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 EC SF1–0 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
F1–0 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
1995 EC QS GS: Gr.16–1 9–0 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
8–0 4–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
2–2 4–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 1 / 4
QF3–1 4–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
SF4–3 1–4 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 WC GS: Gr.28–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
2–0 Flag of England.svg England
7–0 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada 1 / 4
QF3–1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
SF1–0 Flag of the United States.svg United States
F2–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
Flag of the United States.svg 1996 SO GS: Gr.12–2 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
3–2 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
4–0 Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1 / 4
SF1–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States
BM2–0 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
1997 EC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A)17–0 4–0 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
3–1 0–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2–0 7–0 Flag of Finland.svg Finland 1 / 4
Flag of Norway.svg 1997 EC GS: Gr.25–0 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of Sweden.svg 0–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
0–2 Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3 / 4
1999 WC QS GS: Gr.3 (Class A)6–1 0–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
0–1 3–2 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2–1 2–0 Flag of England.svg England 1 / 4
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 WC GS: Gr.32–1 Flag of Russia.svg Russia
7–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
4–0 Flag of Japan.svg Japan 1 / 4
QF3–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
SF0–5 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
3P0–0 (4–5 p) Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
Flag of Australia (converted).svg 2000 SO GS: Gr.20–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States
3–1 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
2–1 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China 2 / 4
SF1–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
F3–2 Flag of the United States.svg United States
2001 EC QS GS: Gr.2 (Class A)4–0 1–0 Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland
4–0 5–0 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
3–0 8–0 Flag of England.svg England 1 / 4
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 EC Gr.23–0 Flag of France.svg France
1–1 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
0–1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 2 / 4
SF0–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2003 WC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A)4–0 1–1 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
5–0 5–1 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
3–0 3–1 Flag of France.svg France 1 / 4
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 WC Gr.B 2–0 Flag of France.svg France
1–4 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
7–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 2 / 4
QF0–1 Flag of the United States.svg USA
2005 EC QS GS: Gr.2 (Class A)6–0 6–1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
2–0 2–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1–1 1–2 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
2–0 2–0 Flag of Spain.svg Spain 2 / 5
Play-offs7–2 2–1 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
Flag of England.svg 2005 EC GS: Gr.20–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1–1 Flag of France.svg France
5–3 Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Italy 2 / 4
SF3–2 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
F1–3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2007 WC QS GS: Gr.1 (Class A)4–1 1–1 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
4–0 3–0 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006).svg Serbia
1–0 2–1 Flag of Italy.svg Italy
3–0 4–0 Flag of Greece.svg Greece 1 / 5
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 WC Gr.C 2–1 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Canada
1–1 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
7–2 Flag of Ghana.svg Ghana 1 / 4
QF 1–0 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
SF0–3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
3P1–4 Flag of the United States.svg United States
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2008 SO Gr.32–0 Flag of the United States.svg United States
1–0 Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
1–5 Flag of Japan.svg Japan 2 / 4
QF1–2 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
2009 EC QS GS: Gr.63–0 7–0 Flag of Israel.svg Israel
3–0 4–0 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
3–0 0–0 Flag of Russia.svg Russia
3–0 3–0 Flag of Poland.svg Poland 1 / 5
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 EC GS: Gr.20–4 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
1–0 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
1–1 Flag of France.svg France 3 / 4
QF3–1 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden
SF1–3 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2011 WC QS GS: Gr.2 3–0 2–2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1–0 4–0 Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia
14–0 7–0 Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia
5–0 3–0 Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Belarus 1 / 5
Play-offs 1–0 2–0 Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 WC GS: Gr.D 1–0 Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg Equatorial Guinea
0–3 Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil
1–2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia 3 / 4
2013 EC QS GS: Gr.3 1–3 2–1 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
6–0 5–0 Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary
1–0 3–0 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
1–3 2–0 Ulster Banner.svg Northern Ireland
3–0 11–0 Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 1 / 6
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 EC GS: Gr.B 1–1 Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland
1–0 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
1–0 Flag of Germany.svg Germany 1 / 4
QF3–1 Flag of Spain.svg Spain
SF1–1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
F0–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
2015 WC QS GS: Gr.5 4–1 2–1 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
7–0 11–0 Flag of Albania.svg Albania
2–1 0–2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
5–0 6–0 Flag of Greece.svg Greece
2–0 2–0 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 1 / 6
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 WC GS: Gr.B 4–0 Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
1–1 Flag of Germany.svg Germany
3–1 Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg Ivory Coast 2 / 4
Round of 161–2 Flag of England.svg England
2017 EC QS GS: Gr.8 1–0 2–2 Flag of Austria.svg Austria
1–0 5–0 Flag of Israel.svg Israel
4–0 10–0 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
4–0 2–0 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Wales 1 / 5
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 EC GS: Gr.A 0–1 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
0–2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium
0–1 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 4 / 4
Flag of France.svg 2019 WC GS: Gr.A 3–0 Flag of Nigeria.svg Nigeria
1–2 Flag of France.svg France
2–1 Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea 2 / 4
Round of 161–1 (4–1 p) Flag of Australia (converted).svg Australia
QF0–3 Flag of England.svg England

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1991 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
World Champions
1995 (first title)
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1999 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
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1996 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
Olympic Champions
2000 (first title)
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2004 United States  Flag of the United States.svg
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1984 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
European Champions
1987 (first title)
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1989 West Germany  Flag of Germany.svg
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1991 Germany  Flag of Germany.svg
European Champions
1993 (second title)
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1995 Germany  Flag of Germany.svg