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Austria women's national football team

The Austria women's national football team represents Austria in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Austrian Football Association.

Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationÖsterreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachDominik Thalhammer
CaptainViktoria Schnaderbeck
Most capsNina Burger (98)
Top scorerNina Burger (42)
FIFA codeAUT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 21 Increase 2 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest20 (September 2017)
Lowest48 (July 2003)
First international
 Mexico 9–0 Austria 
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
Biggest win
 Austria 11–0 Armenia 
(Waidhofen, Austria, 10 May 2003)
 Austria 11–0 Armenia 
(Waidhofen, Austria, 13 May 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 9–0 Austria 
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
  Switzerland 9–0 Austria 
(8 November 1970)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultSemifinals (2017)

The national team is made up mainly of players from the Austrian and German Women's Bundesligas. In 2016 the team qualified for its first-ever major tournament: UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

Contents

HistoryEdit

BeginningsEdit

The Austrian team started playing on July 6, 1970 against Mexico in Bari, Italy, competing in the Women's World Cup 1970,[2] unofficial competition held in that country from July 6 to July 15, 1970. The result was a 9–0 crushing defeat, which remains one of its worst results in its history, with this result Austria was quickly out of the competition, playing after months against Switzerland, repeating itself again the defeat against Mexico, 9–0.

It played two recognized friendlies against Switzerland before the first Women's World Cup in 1978 and 1990, losing both by 6–2 and 5–1. The Austrian team did not participate in the inaugural Women's World Cup 1991 in China and also the 1995 edition in Sweden, but during that time played international friendlies. Austria played Women's Euro 1997 Qualifiers, held in Norway and Sweden. It was placed in Class B, in Group 7 with Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Greece, winning three games in a single chance against their three opponents, tying a game against Greece and losing two against Switzerland and Yugoslavia, finishing third in the group and eliminated from both tournaments. Thus, Austria did not enter the 1999 World Cup Qualifiers, held in the United States. Austria ended 1999 with three games of qualifying for the Euro 2001.

2000s and 2010sEdit

The team started 2000 with a 3–0 defeat against Belgium, four days later they lost again, with Poland by 3–2 but won 1–0 against Wales, finishing third and returning to be eliminated from a tournament. The Austrians played their first game of the 2003 World Cup Qualification against Scotland losing 2–1 with goal from Stallinger in the 21st minute, then played against Wales and won 2–0 with another goal from Stallinger and one from Schalkhammer-Hufnagl. Their third match against Belgium was a 3–1 defeat, with a goal by Spieler in the 59th minute. Austria lost their second match against Belgium 4–2, with goals from Szankovich and Fuhrmann, after a month, the team played against Scotland, with a crushing defeat for 5–0 and finally a 1–1 draw with Wales with Austria's only goal coming from Spieler in the 45th minute, ending with 4 points from one win, one tie and four losses, and thus eliminated. The latest and best performing competition of Austria was the qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2011, where they started out poorly but reached third place with 10 points, the product of three wins, one draw and four defeats. They played the 2015 Women's World Cup Qualification, but failed to qualify.

Record at tournamentsEdit

World CupEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did not enter
  1995
  1999
  2003 Did not qualify
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's EuroEdit

UEFA Women's Euro record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not enter
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995
    1997 Did not qualify
  2001
  2005
  2009
  2013
  2017 Semi-finals 5 2 3 0 5 1 +4
Total 1/12 5 2 3 0 5 1 +4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Invitational trophiesEdit

Recent schedule and resultsEdit

2018Edit

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Players called for the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.[4]

Head coach: Dominik Thalhammer
Caps and goals as of 7 March 2018

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Manuela Zinsberger (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 23) 43 0   Bayern Munich
2 2DF Marina Georgieva (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 22) 3 0   SC Sand
3 2DF Katharina Naschenweng (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 21) 11 0   Sturm Graz
4 4FW Viktoria Pinther (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 20) 16 0   SC Sand
5 4FW Sophie Maierhofer (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 23) 21 1   UMF Selfoss
6 2DF Katharina Schiechtl (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 26) 36 4   Werder Bremen
7 2DF Carina Wenninger (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 28) 78 3   Bayern Munich
8 3MF Nadine Prohaska (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 29) 82 7   St. Pölten
9 4FW Sarah Zadrazil (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 26) 57 7   Turbine Potsdam
10 4FW Nina Burger (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 31) 100 52   Sand
11 2DF Viktoria Schnaderbeck (c) (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 28) 63 2   Arsenal
12 4FW Stefanie Enzinger (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 29) 14 1   St. Pölten
13 2DF Virginia Kirchberger (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 26) 58 1   SC Freiburg
14 3MF Barbara Dunst (1997-09-25) 25 September 1997 (age 21) 18 0   1. FFC Frankfurt
15 4FW Nicole Billa (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 23) 41 13   1899 Hoffenheim
16 2DF Jasmin Eder (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 26) 39 1   St. Pölten
17 3MF Sarah Puntigam (1992-10-13) 13 October 1992 (age 26) 82 11   Montpellier HSC
18 3MF Laura Feiersinger (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 26) 60 10   1. FFC Frankfurt
19 2DF Verena Aschauer (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 25) 52 6   Sand
20 4FW Julia Hickelsberger (1999-08-01) 1 August 1999 (age 20) 0 0   Neulengbach
21 1GK Jasmin Pfeiler (1984-07-28) 28 July 1984 (age 35) 21 0   Altenmarkt
22 3MF Jennifer Klein (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 20) 4 0   St. Pölten
23 1GK Jasmin Pal (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Wacker Innsbruck
24 4FW Annelie Leitner (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 23) 0 0   Indiana Hoosiers
3MF Laura Wienroither (1999-01-13) 13 January 1999 (age 20) 1 0   St. Pölten

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have also been called up to the Austrian squad since June 2017.[5][6][7]

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
MF Katharina Aufhauser (1997-01-06) 6 January 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Sporting de Huelva v.   Spain, 28 November 2017
MF Adina Hamidovic (1998-04-26) 26 April 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Sand v.   Spain, 28 November 2017
FW Simona Koren (1993-03-28) 28 March 1993 (age 26) 9 0   Sunderland v.   Spain, 28 November 2017
MF Sandrine Sobotka (1998-10-08) 8 October 1998 (age 20) 0 0   St. Pölten v.   Netherlands, 19 October 2017
GK Carolin Grössinger (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 22) 0 0   Bergheim v.   Serbia, 19 September 2017
FW Lisa Makas (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 27) 52 18   MSV Duisburg UEFA Women's Euro 2017

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
RET Retired from international football
SUS Suspended in official matches.

StatisticsEdit

Last updated: 7 March 2018

  Still active national team players are highlighted

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Womens World Cup 1970
  3. ^ Cyprus Cup
  4. ^ "Squad" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Austria Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  6. ^ "Squad" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Squad" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 18 November 2017.

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