Wales women's national football team

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Wales
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jayne Ludlow
Captain Sophie Ingle
Most caps Jessica Fishlock (101)
Top scorer Helen Ward (39)
FIFA code WAL
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FIFA ranking
Current 32 Increase2.svg 1 (12 July 2019) [1]
Highest29 [2] (June–September 2018)
Lowest57 [2] (May 2006)
First international
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 2–3 Flag of Ireland.svg  Republic of Ireland
(Llanelli, Wales; May 13, 1973)
Biggest win
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 15–0 Azerbaijan  Flag of Azerbaijan.svg
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 12–0 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales
(Bielefeld, Germany, 31 March 1994)
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 0–12 Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
(Swansea, Wales, 5 May 1994)

The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 35th in the world [3] and 20th in Europe. [2] The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.

Wales Country in northwest Europe, part of the United Kingdom

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south. It had a population in 2011 of 3,063,456 and has a total area of 20,779 km2 (8,023 sq mi). Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon, its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Europe Continent in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, Asia to the east, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

Football Association of Wales governing body of association football in Wales

The Football Association of Wales is the governing body of association football and futsal in Wales, and controls the Welsh national football team, its corresponding women's team, as well as the Welsh national futsal team. It is a member of FIFA, UEFA and the IFAB.

Contents

Tournament performances

FIFA World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did Not Enter-------
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 1999 Did Not Qualify-------
Flag of the United States.svg 2003 Did Not Qualify-------
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-------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

The 1979 European Competition for Women's Football was a women's football tournament contested by European nations. It took place in Italy from 19 to 27 July 1979.

The 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was won by Sweden on penalties against England. It comprised four qualifying groups, the winner of each going through to the semi-finals which were played over two legs, home and away. As only sixteen teams took part, the competition could not be granted official status. Matches comprised two halves of 35 minutes, played with a size four football.

The 1987 European Competition for Women's Football took place in Norway. It was won by the hosts in a final against defending champions Sweden. Once again, the competition began with four qualifying groups, but this time a host nation was selected for the semi-final stage onwards after the four semi-finalists were identified.

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.

The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup".

Portuguese Football Federation governing body of association football in Portugal

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) GOIH ComB is the governing body of football in Portugal. The federation was formed in 1914 as Portuguese Football Union (UPF) by the three existing regional associations of Lisbon, Portalegre and Porto, before adopting its current name in 1926 and is based in the in the city of Oeiras. The FPF joined FIFA in 1923 and is also a founding member of UEFA. The Portuguese Federation oversees all aspects of the game of football in Portugal, both professional, amateur and national football teams and organizes the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal and the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of Portugal.svg 1994
to 2001
Flag of Portugal.svg 2002 12th410319
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003 12th402248
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004 10th420268
Flag of Portugal.svg 2005
to 2008
Flag of Portugal.svg 2009 12th410386
Flag of Portugal.svg 2010
Flag of Portugal.svg 2011 8th420267
Flag of Portugal.svg 2012 8th421134
Flag of Portugal.svg 2013 12th412134
Flag of Portugal.svg 2014
to 2018
Total 7/252895143147

Players

Up-to-date women's caps and goals statistics are not published by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Current squad

The following 22 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands and Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland on 29 August and 3 September 2019, respectively. [15] [16]

Manager: Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Jayne Ludlow

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)Club
1 GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 28) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies
1 GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 22) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City FC
1 GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 18) Flag of England.svg Huddersfield Town

2 DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 28) Flag of England.svg Chelsea
2 DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 25) Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2 DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 31) Flag of England.svg Bristol City
2 DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 23) Flag of England.svg Bristol City
2 DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 29) Flag of England.svg Liverpool
2 DF Ella Powell (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 19) Flag of England.svg Lewes

3 MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 21) Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic
3 MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 19) Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
3 MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 25) Flag of England.svg Reading
3 MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 16) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies
3 MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 26) Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
3 MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 26) Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur

4 FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 18) Flag of England.svg Everton
4 FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 30) Flag of England.svg Reading
4 FW Emma Jones (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 24) Flag of England.svg Lewes
4 FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 33) Flag of England.svg Watford
4 FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 31) Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
4 FW Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 19) Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic
4 FW Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 21) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Emma Gibbon (1999-02-06) 6 February 1999 (age 20) Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 13 November 2018

DF Tamsyn Sibanda (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 18) Flag of England.svg Arsenal v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 13 November 2018
DF Alice Griffiths (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 18)20 Flag of England.svg Charlton Athletic v. Flag of England.svg  England, 31 August 2018

MF Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 26)-- Flag of England.svg Reading v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 29 August 2019 PRE
MF Chloe Lloyd (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 22)-- Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Georgia Evans (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 23)-- Flag of England.svg Yeovil Town v. Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 32)10129 Flag of the United States.svg Reign FC v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
MF Gwen Davies (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 20) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
MF Kelly Isaac (1988-01-09) 9 January 1988 (age 31) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 13 November 2018
MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 18) Flag of England.svg Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 13 November 2018

FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 19)20 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 29)160 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Cori Williams (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 28) Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 17)00 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Italy.svg  Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Hannah Miles (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 21)20 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal, 13 November 2018
FW Peyton Vincze (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 18)30 Flag of the United States.svg Oklahoma State Cowgirls v. Flag of England.svg  England, 31 August 2018

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