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
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 29 Steady(7 December 2018) [1]
Highest29 [2] (June–September 2018)
Lowest57 [2] (May 2006)
First international
  Wales 2–3   Republic of Ireland
(Llanelli, Wales; May 13, 1973)
Biggest win
  Wales 15–0 Azerbaijan  
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
Biggest defeat
  Germany 12–0   Wales
(Bielefeld, Germany, 31 March 1994)
  Wales 0–12   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 Welsh FA.

Contents

Tournament performances

FIFA World Cup record

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
China 1991 Did Not Enter-------
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify-------
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify-------
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify-------
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.

European Championship

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.

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Portugal 1994
to 2001
Portugal 2002 12th410319
Portugal 2003 12th402248
Portugal 2004 10th420268
Portugal 2005
to 2008
Portugal 2009 12th410386
Portugal 2010
Portugal 2011 8th420267
Portugal 2012 8th421134
Portugal 2013 12th412134
Portugal 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 24 players were named to the squad for the friendly against   Italy on 22 January 2019. [15]

Manager: Wales Jayne Ludlow

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1 GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 27)240 Wales Cardiff City Ladies
1 GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 21)40 Wales Cardiff City Women

2 DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 27)700 England Chelsea
2 DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 25)252 England Birmingham City
2 DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 30)533 England Bristol City
2 DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 22)90 England Bristol City
2 DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 28)150 England Liverpool
2 DF Ella Powell (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 18) United States Georgia State Panthers
2 DF Emma Jones (1986-08-21) 21 August 1986 (age 32)604 Wales Cardiff City Ladies

3 MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 25) England Tottenham Hotspur
3 MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 20)293 England Reading
3 MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 19)00 England Tottenham Hotspur
3 MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 24)420 England Everton
3 MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 32)10129 France Lyon
3 MF Gwen Davies (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City Ladies

4 FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 18)20 Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4 FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 29)160 Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4 FW Cori Williams (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 27) Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4 FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 29)5012 England Reading
4 FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 17)10 England Everton
4 FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 30)146 England Brighton & Hove Albion
4 FW Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 20)30 Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4 FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 32)7042 England Watford
4 FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 17)00 Wales 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 Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 17) England Nettleham v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
GK Emma Gibbon (1999-02-06) 6 February 1999 (age 19) England Tottenham Hotspur v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018

DF Tamsyn Sibanda (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 17) England Arsenal v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
DF Alice Griffiths (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 17)20 Wales Cyncoed Ladies v.   England, 31 August 2018
DF Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 26)150 England Reading v.   England, 31 August 2018
DF Amina Vine (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 17)00 England Bristol City 2018 Cyprus Cup
DF Ellie Lake (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 19) Wales Swansea City 2018 Cyprus Cup

MF Kelly Isaac (1988-01-09) 9 January 1988 (age 31) Wales Cardiff City Ladies v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 18) England Wolverhampton Wanderers v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018

FW Hannah Miles (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20)20 Wales Cardiff City Ladies v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
FW Peyton Vincze (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 18)30 United States FC Wichita v.   England, 31 August 2018
FW Melissa Fletcher (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 26)60Retiredv.   Russia, 12 June 2018
FW Chloe Chivers (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 19)40 England Oxford United 2018 Cyprus Cup

References

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  14. Todd Roman. "European Women Championship 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  15. http://www.faw.cymru/en/news/ludlow-recalls-dykes-and-fishlock-italy-match/