Wales women's national football team

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Wales
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Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Gemma Grainger
Captain Sophie Ingle
Most caps Jess Fishlock (119)
Top scorer Helen Ward (43)
FIFA code WAL
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 34 Decrease2.svg 2 (25 June 2021) [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 31st in the world [3] and 20th in Europe. [2] The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.

Contents

Results and fixtures

Legend

  Win  Draw  Lose  Fixture

2020

22 September 2020 (2020-09-22) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Norway  Flag of Norway.svg1–0Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales Oslo, Norway
18:00 Reiten Soccerball shade.svg 29' Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Petra Pavlíková (Slovakia)
22 October 2020 (2020-10-22) [note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg4–0Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands Newport
20:05 (19:05 BST)
Report Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)
27 October 2020 (2020-10-27) [note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–1Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Newport
Report
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Referee: Marta Frías Acedo (Spain)
1 December [note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg3–0Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Newport
20:10 (19:10 GMT)
Report Stadium: Rodney Parade
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)

2021

9 April 2021 Friendly Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–3Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Cardiff
18:00 Report
Stadium: Leckwith Stadium
Referee: Kirsty Dowle
13 April 2021 Friendly Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg1–1Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Cardiff
19:15
Report
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Referee: Stacey Pearson (England)
15 June 2021 Friendly Wales  Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg0–1Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Llanelli
19:15  UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Parc y Scarlets
Referee: Louise Thomson (England)

Coaching staff

Current coaching staff

As of 24 May 2021. [4]
PositionName
Manager Flag of England.svg Gemma Grainger
Assistant coach Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Loren Dykes
Assistant coach Flag of England.svg Richard Thomas
Goalkeeper coach Flag of England.svg Jen Herst
Head of physical performance Flag of England.svg Luke Taylor

Manager history

Players

Current squad

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 29)350 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies
1 GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 19)00 Flag of England.svg Coventry United
1 GK Poppy Soper (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of England.svg Plymouth Argyle

2 DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 30)291 Flag of England.svg Liverpool
2 DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 24)240 Flag of England.svg Bristol City
2 DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 27)622 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
2 DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 29)1042 Flag of England.svg Chelsea
2 DF Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 20)21 Flag of England.svg Reading
2 DF Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 21)100 Flag of England.svg Crystal Palace
2 DF Esther Morgan (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
2 DF Bethan Roberts (2003-03-14) 14 March 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of England.svg Reading

3 MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 23)293 Flag of England.svg London Bees
3 MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 28)110 Flag of England.svg Tottenham Hotspur
3 MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 21)10 Flag of Scotland.svg Celtic
3 MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 27)853 Flag of the United States.svg North Carolina Courage
3 MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 34)11930 Flag of the United States.svg OL Reign
3 MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 17)10 Flag of England.svg Manchester United
3 MF Georgia Walters (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 (age 28)00 Flag of England.svg Blackburn Rovers
3 MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 28)141 Flag of England.svg Bristol City
3 MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 20)00 Flag of England.svg Manchester United

4 FW Maria Francis-Jones (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 18)00 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies
4 FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 20)80 Flag of England.svg Blackburn Rovers
4 FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 33)4911 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion
4 FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 32)8619 Flag of England.svg Reading
4 FW Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 28)300 Flag of England.svg Reading
4 FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 35)8943 Flag of England.svg Watford

Recent call-ups

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 24)70 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Swansea City Training camp, 15–20 February 2021

DF Caitlin Morris (1999-10-31) 31 October 1999 (age 21)00 Flag of England.svg Southampton v. Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus, 1 December 2020

MF Ceri Holland (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 23)20 Flag of England.svg Liverpool v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 April 2021
MF Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 23)120 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 13 April 2021
MF Cerys Jones (2002-08-23) 23 August 2002 (age 18)00 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE
MF Josie Longhurst (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 19)00 Flag of England.svg Brighton & Hove Albion v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE
MF Bethan McGowan (2004-02-27) 27 February 2004 (age 17)00 Flag of England.svg Arsenal v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE

FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 31)423 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Cardiff City Ladies Training camp, 15–20 February 2021

Notes:

Captains

Records

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 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-------
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

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.

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

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 All matches originally scheduled to be played in April and June 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played between October and December 2020.

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