Spain women's national football team

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Spain
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Nickname(s) La Roja (The Red One) [1]
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jorge Vilda
Captain Irene Paredes
Most caps Marta Torrejón (88)
Top scorer Verónica Boquete (38)
FIFA code ESP
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 13 Steady2.svg(27 September 2019) [2]
Highest12 (March–December 2018)
Lowest21 (June–August 2004, March 2008)
First international
Unofficial
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg  Spain 3–3 Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg
(Murcia, Spain; 21 February 1971)
Official
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0–1 Portugal  Flag of Portugal.svg
(A Guarda, Spain; 5 February 1983)
Biggest win
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 17–0 Slovenia  Flag of Slovenia.svg
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 0–8 Sweden  Flag of Sweden.svg
(Gandía, Spain; 2 June 1996)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2015 )
Best resultRound of 16 (2019)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1997)
Best resultSemi-finals (1997)

The Spain women's national football team (Spanish : Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina) represents Spain in international women's football since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

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Spain have qualified two times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and three times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the semifinals in 1997. Contrast to its lackluster senior side, Spain's youth teams are one of the most successful and have enjoyed a great success in 2018, getting the two continental titles (U-17 and U-19), and reaching the two worldwide finals, winners in the U-17 World Cup and runners-up in the U-20 World Cup.

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History

Early years

After underground women's football clubs started appearing in Spain around 1970 one of its instigators, Rafael Muga, decided to create a national team. It was an unofficial project as football was considered an unsuitable sport for women by both the Royal Spanish Football Federation and National Movement's Women's Section, which organized women's sports in Francoist Spain. When asked about the initiative in January 1971 RFEF president José Luis Pérez Payá answered I'm not against women's football, but I don't like it either. I don't think it's feminine from a esthetic point of view. Women are not favored wearing shirt and trousers. Any regional dress would fit them better. [3]

Royal Spanish Football Federation governing body of association football in Spain

The Royal Spanish Football Federation is the governing body of football in Spain. It is based in La Ciudad del Fútbol of Las Rozas, a municipality near Madrid. It was founded on 14 October 1909 as Federación Española de Clubs de Football, and officially founded on 29 September 1913.

<i>Movimiento Nacional</i> Nationalist inspired mechanism during Francoist rule in Spain

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Sección Femenina

The Sección Femenina was the women's branch of the Falange political movement in Spain. Founded in July 1934 as part of the Sindicato Español Universitario (SEU) of the Falange Española de las JONS, and fully incorporated to FE de las JONS later in the year, it remained as part of the FET y de las JONS following the 1937 Unification Decree, subsequently becoming an official institution of the single-party of the Francoist dictatorship. Following General Franco's death and the beginning of the transition to democracy it was disbanded on 1 April 1977 together with all Movimiento Nacional institutions. Sección Femenina was led throughout its history by Pilar Primo de Rivera, the younger sister of Falange Española founder José Antonio Primo de Rivera.

One month later, on 21 February 1971, the unofficial Spanish national team, including Conchi Sánchez, who played professionally in the Italian league, made its debut in Murcia's La Condomina against Portugal, ending in a 3–3 draw. The team wasn't allowed to wear RFEF's crest and the referee couldn't wear an official uniform either. On 15 July, with a 5-days delay for transfer issues, it played its first game abroad against Italy in Turin's Stadio Comunale, suffering an 8–1 defeat. It was then invited to the 2nd edition of unofficial women's world cup (Mundialito 1981), but RFEF forbid them to take part in the competition. [4] Despite these conditions Spain was entrusted hosting the 1972 World Cup. RFEF vetoed the project, and the competition was cancelled and disbanded. The unofficial Spanish team itself broke up shortly after.

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Murcia Municipality in Spain

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 447,182 inhabitants in 2018. The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the Southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, noted by a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

1980s: Officiality of the team

After the transition to democracy in the second half of the decade RFEF finally accepted women's football in November 1980, creating first a national cup and next a national team, which finally made its debut under coach Teodoro Nieto on 5 February 1983 in A Guarda, Pontevedra. The opponent was again Portugal, which defeated Spain 0–1. The team subsequently played 2-leg friendlies against France and Switzerland drawing with both opponents in Aranjuez and Barcelona and losing in Perpignan before it finally clinched its first victory in Zürich (0–1). [5] On 27 April 1985 it played its first official match in the 1987 European Championship's qualification, losing 1–0 against Hungary. After losing the first four matches Spain defeated Switzerland and drew with Italy to end third. The team also ended in its group's bottom positions in the subsequent 1989 and 1991 qualifiers. After the former Nieto was replaced by Ignacio Quereda, who has coached the team since 1 September 1988. Teodoro Nieto left the most International Footballer Conchi sanchez (Amancio) out of the Spanish Team even when the player was the first Capitain during the 70s, She was playing in Italy at the time winning championships and Italian Cups, there was not substantial reasons to leave such extraordinary player out at the peak of her career, the damaged was done to such brilliant player who loved to play for her country and fully deserved more respect and recognition.

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A Guarda Municipality in Galicia, Spain

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Pontevedra City in Galicia, Spain

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1990s and 2000s: Growing up

The 1995 Euro qualifying marked an improvement as Spain ended 2nd, one point from England, which qualified for the final tournament. In these qualifiers Spain attained its biggest victory to date, a 17–0 over Slovenia. In the 1997 Euro qualifying it made a weaker performance, including a record 0–8 loss against Sweden in Gandia, but the European Championship was expanded to eight teams and Spain still made it to the repechage, where it defeated England on a 3–2 aggregate to qualify for the competition for the first time. In the first stage the team drew 1–1 against France, lost 0–1 against host Sweden, and beat 1–0 Russia to qualify on goal average over France to the semifinals, where it was defeated 2–1 by Italy. All three goals were scored by Ángeles Parejo.

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This success was followed by a long series of unsuccessful qualifiers. In the 1999 World Cup's qualifying Spain ended last for the first time, not winning a single game. In the 2001 Euro's it made it to the repechage, where it suffered a 3–10 aggregate defeat against Denmark. In the 2003 World Cup's it again ended last despite starting with a 6–1 win over Iceland. In the 2005 Euro's, where a 9–1 win over Belgium was followed by a 5-game non scoring streak, it ended 3rd behind Denmark and Norway. In the 2007 World Cup's the team again ended 3rd behind Denmark and Finland despite earning 7 more points.

In the 2009 Euro's Spain made its better performance since the 1995 qualifiers, narrowly missing qualification as England clinched the top position by overcoming a 2–0 in the final match's second half. Spain had to play the repechage, where it lost both games against the Netherlands. In the 2011 World Cup's Spain again ended 2nd, with no repechage, after England again overcame a half-time 2–0 in their second confrontation. [6]

2010s: First World Cup

Spain achieved 16 years later a place for the final stage of a European Championship. The team qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, after beating Scotland in the qualifiers playoff. In the group stage, a win over England and a draw against Russia was enough to qualify for the quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Norway.

Two years later, Spain qualified for the first time ever to a World Cup, winning nine of its ten matches of the qualifying round. In the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Their campaign, however, ended up being a disaster. Spain managed only a 1–1 draw into the weakest team in the group, Costa Rica, before losing 0–1 to Brazil. In the last match with South Korea, they still lost 1–2 after an initial lead, becoming the worst European team in the tournament. After the World Cup, the 23 players on the roster issued a collective statement for the end of Ignacio Quereda’s reign as head coach. [7] Later that summer, Quereda stepped down and was replaced by Jorge Vilda, who had previously coached the U-19 team, and was on the shortlist for the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year. [8] [9]

Spain has achieved to qualify for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 by winning all the matches and ahead in 11 points to the second classified. In 2017 the national team participated for the first time in the Algarve Cup winning the tournament. [10] However, its performance in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 was very disappointing: only one match won (against Portugal, the worst ranked team in Euro), two defeats against England (0–2) and Scotland (0–1) in group stage, Miraculously Spain advanted to the quarter-finals, where losing against Austria in a quarter-final finishing 0–0 after extra time, then 3–5 in penalty shoot-out. Eventually, the national football team was eliminated after more than 345 minutes without scoring a single goal.

At the 2019 Women's World Cup, Spain were in Group B with China PR, South Africa, and Germany. They finished second in the group to progress to the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time in their history. [11]

Competitive record

World Cup

FIFA Women's World Cup recordFIFA World Cup Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWD *LGFGAPldWDLGFGA
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not qualify 1991 UEFA Women's Championship
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 UEFA Women's Euro 1995
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 6024510
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 6204811
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007 84221914
Flag of Germany.svg 2011 8611374
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015 Group Stage20th30122410910422
Flag of France.svg 2019 Round of 164112448800252
Total2/80 Titles712468452861113443

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship record UEFA Euro Qualification record
YearRoundPositionPldWDLGFGAPldWDLGFGA
1984 Did not enterDeclined Participation
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Did not qualify611479
Flag of Germany.svg 1989 822448
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991 6024313
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 411226
Flag of England.svg Flag of Germany.svg Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 6330290
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997 Semi-Finals4th4112346123815
Flag of Germany.svg 2001 Did not qualify6114617
Flag of England.svg 2005 82151010
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 8521247
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Quarter-Finals7th411257106224314
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Quarter-Finals8th4112238800402
Flag of England.svg 2021 TBD220091
Total3/1212336101478321729202102

Olympic Games

YearRoundPositionMPWDLGFGA
Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Atlanta.svg 1996 Did not qualify
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Flag of Sydney.jpg 2000
Flag of Greece.svg 2004
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Flag of Beijing.png 2008
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of the City of London.svg 2012
Flag of Brazil.svg Bandeira do estado do Rio de Janeiro.svg 2016
Flag of Japan.svg Flag of Tokyo Prefecture.svg 2020
Flag of France.svg Flag of Paris with coat of arms.svg 2024 To be determined
Flag of the United States.svg Flag of Los Angeles, California.svg 2028
Total0/6

Team

Current squad

The following players were called up for the Euro 2021 qualification against Azerbaijan and Czech Republic on 4 and 8 October 2019.

Caps and goals as of 9 October 2019.
No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
Goalkeeper
11 GK Patricia Larqué (1992-05-02) 2 May 1992 (age 27)00 Flag of Spain.svg Rayo Vallecano
131 GK Sandra Paños (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 26)360 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
231 GK Sara Serrat (1995-09-10) 10 September 1995 (age 24)10 Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla
Defender
152 DF Laia Aleixandri (2000-08-25) 25 August 2000 (age 19)11 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
52 DF Ivana Andrés (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 25)220 Flag of Spain.svg Levante
22 DF Ona Batlle (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 20)30 Flag of Spain.svg Levante
162 DF Mapi León (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 24)310 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
32 DF Leila Ouahabi (1993-03-22) 22 March 1993 (age 26)321 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
42 DF Irene Paredes (c) (1991-07-04) 4 July 1991 (age 28)709 Flag of France.svg Paris Saint-Germain
202 DF Andrea Pereira (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 26)270 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
Midfielder
63 MF Aitana Bonmatí (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 21)184 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
183 MF Marta Cardona (1995-05-26) 26 May 1995 (age 24)20 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad
73 MF Marta Corredera (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 28)745 Flag of Spain.svg Levante
173 MF Irene Guerrero (1996-12-12) 12 December 1996 (age 22)21 Flag of Spain.svg Real Betis
123 MF Patricia Guijarro (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 21)244 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
143 MF Maitane López (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 (age 24)00 Flag of Spain.svg Levante
113 MF Alexia Putellas (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 25)7313 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
213 MF Ángela Sosa (1993-01-16) 16 January 1993 (age 26)40 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid
Forward
84 FW Mariona Caldentey (1996-03-19) 19 March 1996 (age 23)283 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
224 FW Nahikari García (1997-03-10) 10 March 1997 (age 22)141 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad
94 FW Esther González (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 26)60 Flag of Spain.svg Levante
104 FW Jennifer Hermoso (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 29)7432 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona
194 FW Bárbara Latorre (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 26)181 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad

Recent call-ups

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Catalina Coll (2001-04-23) 23 April 2001 (age 18)00 Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019 PRE
GK Dolores Gallardo Cruz Roja.svg (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 26)300 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid v. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan; 4 October 2019 PRE
GK María Asunción Quiñones Cruz Roja.svg (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 22)30 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad 2019 FIFA World Cup
GK Ana Valles (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22)00 Flag of Spain.svg Tacón v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019 PRE

DF Eunate Arraiza (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 28)50 Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019
DF Marta Carro Cruz Roja.svg (1991-01-06) 6 January 1991 (age 28)71 Flag of Spain.svg Valencia v. Flag of Poland.svg  Poland; 1 March 2019
DF Rocío Gálvez (1997-05-15) 15 May 1997 (age 22)30 Flag of Spain.svg Levante v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019
DF Celia Jiménez (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 24)250 Flag of the United States.svg Reign FC v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019
DF Carmen Menayo (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 21)00 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid Training camp; October 2018
DF Núria Mendoza (1995-12-15) 15 December 1995 (age 23)00 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad Training camp; October 2018
DF Paula Nicart (1994-09-08) 8 September 1994 (age 25)30 Flag of Spain.svg Valencia Training camp; October 2018
DF Lucía Rodríguez (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 20)00 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019 PRE
DF Marta Torrejón RET (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 29)889 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona v. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany; 12 June 2019

MF Damaris Egurrola (1999-08-26) 26 August 1999 (age 20)10 Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019
MF Nerea Eizagirre (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 19)00 Flag of Spain.svg Real Sociedad v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019 PRE
MF Andrea Falcón (1997-02-28) 28 February 1997 (age 22)111 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019
MF Gemma Gili (1994-05-21) 21 May 1994 (age 25)20 Flag of Spain.svg Levante v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019
MF Sandra Hernández (1997-05-25) 25 May 1997 (age 22)61 Flag of Spain.svg Valencia v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada; 24 May 2019
MF Victoria Losada (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 28)6413 Flag of Spain.svg Barcelona v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019
MF Rosa Márquez (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 18)00 Flag of Spain.svg Real Betis v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019 PRE
MF Silvia Meseguer RET (1989-03-12) 12 March 1989 (age 30)675 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid v. Flag of Germany.svg  Germany; 12 June 2019
MF Amanda Sampedro Cruz Roja.svg (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 26)5011 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid v. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan; 4 October 2019
MF Virginia Torrecilla Cruz Roja.svg (1994-09-04) 4 September 1994 (age 25)617 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid v. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan; 4 October 2019
MF Claudia Zornoza (1990-10-20) 20 October 1990 (age 28)10 Flag of Spain.svg Levante Training camp; October 2018

FW Lucía García (1998-07-14) 14 July 1998 (age 21)191 Flag of Spain.svg Athletic Bilbao v. Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan; 4 October 2019 PRE
FW Olga García (1992-06-01) 1 June 1992 (age 27)315 Flag of Spain.svg Atlético Madrid v. Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada; 24 May 2019
FW Sheila García (1997-03-15) 15 March 1997 (age 22)10 Flag of Spain.svg Rayo Vallecano v. Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon; 17 May 2019
FW Lucía Gómez (1996-10-11) 11 October 1996 (age 22)00 Flag of Spain.svg Levante Training camp; October 2018
FW Eva María Navarro (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of Spain.svg Levante v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019
FW Alba Redondo (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 23)62 Flag of Spain.svg Levante v. Flag of France.svg  France; 31 August 2019 PRE

Previous squads

Coaching staff

Results and fixtures

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the last year.

  Win  Draw  Loss

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
8 November 2018 Flag of Spain.svg Leganés Poland  Flag of Poland.svg3–1Friendly
13 November 2018 Flag of Germany.svg Erfurt Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–0
17 January 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Cartagena Belgium  Flag of Belgium (civil).svg1–1
22 January 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Alicante United States  Flag of the United States.svg0–1
27 February 2019 Flag of Portugal.svg Parchal Netherlands  Flag of the Netherlands.svg2–0 2019 Algarve Cup
1 March 2019 Flag of Portugal.svg Lagos Poland  Flag of Poland.svg0–3
6 March 2019 Flag of Portugal.svg Albufeira Switzerland   Flag of Switzerland.svg2–0
5 April 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Don Benito Brazil  Flag of Brazil.svg2–1Friendly
9 April 2019 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Swindon England  Flag of England.svg2–1
17 May 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Guadalajara Cameroon  Flag of Cameroon.svg4–0
24 May 2019 Flag of Spain.svg Logroño Canada  Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg0–0
2 June 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Touquet Japan  Flag of Japan.svg1–1
8 June 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Havre South Africa  Flag of South Africa.svg3–1 2019 World Cup
12 June 2019 Flag of France.svg Valenciennes Germany  Flag of Germany.svg0–1
17 June 2019 Flag of France.svg Le Havre China PR  Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg0–0
24 June 2019 Flag of France.svg Reims United States  Flag of the United States.svg1–2
31 August 2019 Flag of France.svg Clermont-Ferrand France  Flag of France.svg2–0Friendly
4 October 2019 Flag of Spain.svg La Coruña Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg4–0 Euro 2021 qualifying
8 October 2019 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Prague Czech Republic  Flag of the Czech Republic.svg1–5
12 November 2019 Flag of Poland.svg Lublin Poland  Flag of Poland.svg

Overall official record

Honours

Titles

Med 1.png Champions: 2017
Med 1.png Champions: 2018

Other awards

Player statistics

Most caps

Marta Torrejon is the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team. Marta Torrejon.JPG
Marta Torrejón is the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team.
#PlayerCareerCapsGoals
1 Marta Torrejón 2007–2019889
2 Marta Corredera 2013–745
Jennifer Hermoso 2011–7432
4 Alexia Putellas 2013–7313
5 Arantza del Puerto 1990–200571??
6 Irene Paredes 2011–708
7 Silvia Meseguer 2008–2019675
8 Victoria Losada 2010–6413
9 Mar Prieto 1989–20006227
10 Sonia Bermúdez 2005–20176134
Virginia Torrecilla 2013–617

Most goals

Veronica Boquete is Spain's all-time scorer with 38 goals. Vero Boquete Euro 2013b.jpg
Verónica Boquete is Spain's all-time scorer with 38 goals.
#PlayerCareerGoalsCapsAverage
1 Verónica Boquete 2005–201738560.679
2 Sonia Bermúdez 2005–201734610.557
3 Adriana Martín 2005–201533370.892
4 Jennifer Hermoso 2011–32740.432
5 Mar Prieto 1989–200027620.435
6 María Paz Vilas 2008–201815250.600

Hat-tricks

Adriana Martin has scored 4 hat-tricks with Spain in her career Adriana Martin.JPG
Adriana Martin has scored 4 hat-tricks with Spain in her career
PlayerCompetitionAgainstHome/AwayResultDate
Mar Prieto 7 1995 EURO Q Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Home17–020 March 1994
Itziar Bakero
Laura del Río 5 2005 EURO Q Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Home7–029 February 2004
Adriana Martín 5 2007 WC Q Flag of Poland.svg Poland Home7–030 March 2006
Adriana Martín 4 2011 WC Q Flag of Malta.svg Malta Away0–1319 September 2009
Sonia Bermúdez
Ana "Willy" Romero
Adriana Martín Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Away0–521 November 2009
Adriana Martín 4 Flag of Malta.svg Malta Home9–024 June 2010
Verónica Boquete 2013 EURO Q Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey Away1–1017 September 2011
María Paz Vilas 7 Flag of Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan Home14–05 April 2012
Natalia Pablos 5 2015 WC Q Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia Home12–013 February 2014
Sonia Bermúdez Flag of North Macedonia.svg Macedonia Away0–1010 April 2014
Jennifer Hermoso
Sonia Bermúdez 5 2017 EURO Q Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Home13–015 September 2016
Verónica Boquete 4
Ainhoa Tirapu holds the Spanish record for most international career clean sheets Ainhoa Tirapu.JPG
Ainhoa Tirapu holds the Spanish record for most international career clean sheets

4Player scored 4 goals
5Player scored 5 goals
7Player scored 7 goals

Clean sheets

#PlayerCareerClean SheetsCapsAverage
1 Ainhoa Tirapu 2007–201520460.435
2 Dolores Gallardo 2012–16300.533
Sandra Paños 2011–16360.444
4 Roser Serra 1991–199810?330.303?
5 Ana Ruiz 1984–19884170.235
Elixabete Capa 1997–20054????

Rankings

Youth teams

Under-20

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2002: did not qualify 2004: 1st round 2006: did not qualify
2008: did not qualify 2010: did not qualify 2012: did not qualify
2014: did not qualify 2016: 5th 2018: Runner-up

Under-19

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
2002: Final Round 2003: Final Round 2004: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
2005: Second Round 2006: Second Round 2007: Final Round
2008: Final Round 2009: Second Round 2010: Final Round
2011: Final Round 2012: Runner-up 2013: did not qualify
2014: Runner-up 2015: Runner-up 2016: Runner-up
2017: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2019: Third Place

Under-18

UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship
1998: did not qualify 1999: did not qualify 2000: Runner-up 2001: 4th (last edition)

Under-17

FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2008: did not qualify 2010: Third Place 2012: did not qualify
2014: Runner-up 2016: Third Place 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
2008: did not qualify 2009: Runner-up 2010: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
2011: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2012: did not qualify 2013: Third Place
2014: Runner-up 2015: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2016: Runner-up
2017: Runner-up 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2019: Third Place

Under-16

There is also a women's national team that represents Spain in international football in under-16 categories and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. This team usually participates each year in UEFA Women U-16 Development Tournament (although it is not an official tournament) with remarkable success [19]

See also

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