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Brazil women's national football team

The Brazil women's national football team played their first game on 22 July 1986 against the United States, losing 2–1.[2]

Brazil
Nickname(s) Seleção (The National Squad)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Vadão
Captain Marta
Most caps Formiga (167)
Top scorer Marta (110)
FIFA code BRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 7 Increase 1 (22 June 2017)[1]
Highest 2 (March 2009)
Lowest 10 (August 2016)
First international
 United States 2–1 Brazil 
(Jesolo, Italy; 22 July 1986)
Biggest win
 Brazil 15–0 Bolivia 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; 18 January 1995)
 Brazil 15–0 Peru 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 6–0 Brazil 
(Denver, United States; 26 September 1999)
World Cup
Appearances 8 (first in 1991)
Best result Runner-up (2007)
Copa América
Appearances 7 (first in 1991)
Best result Champions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2000)
Best result Runners-up (2000)

The team finished the 1999 World Cup in third place and the 2007 in second, losing to Germany in the final, 2–0. Brazil won the silver medal twice in the Olympic Games, in 2004 and 2008, after getting fourth place in the two previous editions.

Brazil is the most successful women's national team in South America, having won the first four editions of the Copa América championship. Since 1999 they have been contenders for the World title. In 1998 and 1999, the team was the runner-up of the Women's U.S. Cup.

In 2017, the Brazilian Football Confederation's decision to fire head coach Emily Lima sparked protest among the team's players. The dispute evolved into an argument for greater wages and more respect and recognition for the country's female football players. As a result, players such as Cristiane, Rosana, and Francielle announced their retirement from international football, hoping that this decision might make a difference in the years to come.[3][4]

Contents

StatisticsEdit

World CupEdit

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 1 7
  1995 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 3 8
  1999 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 16 9
  2003 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 9 4
  2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 17 4
  2011 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 1 0 9 2
  2015 Round of 16 9th 4 3 0 1 4 1
  2019 Qualified
Total 7/8 30 18 4 8 59 35

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1996 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 7 8
  2000 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 0 3 5 6
  2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 15 4
  2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 11 5
  2012 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 0 2 6 3
  2016 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 3 1 9 3
  2020 Qualified
Total 6/7 32 15 6 11 53 29

Pan American GamesEdit

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1999 Did not compete
  2003 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 14 2
  2007 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 33 0
  2011 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 6 2
  2015 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 20 3
  2019 Did Not Qualify
Total 4/6 20 18 2 0 73 7

Copa América FemininaEdit

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  1991 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 12 1
  1995 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 44 1
  1998 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 66 3
  2003 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 18 2
  2006 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 30 4
  2010 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 25 2
  2014 Champions 1st 7 5 1 1 22 3
  2018 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 31 2
Total 7/8 44 41 1 2 248 18

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players have been named to the squad for the 2018 Tournament of Nations.[5]

Head coach: Vadão

Caps and goals are current as of 3 August 2017 after the match against   Australia.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aline (1989-04-15) 15 April 1989 (age 29) 2 0   UDG Tenerife
1GK Bárbara (1988-07-04) 4 July 1988 (age 30) 56 0   Kindermann
1GK Letícia Izidoro (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 24) 1 0   Corinthians

2DF Poliana (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 27) 34 2   Orlando Pride
2DF Joyce (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 30)   UDG Tenerife
2DF Tamires (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 31) 73 4   Fortuna Hjørring
2DF Rilany (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 32) 3 0   Atlético Madrid
2DF Monica (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 31) 39 5   Orlando Pride
2DF Tayla (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 26)   Santos
2DF Daiane (1997-09-07) 7 September 1997 (age 21) 0 0   Avaldsnes IL
2DF Kathellen (1996-04-26) 26 April 1996 (age 22)   Bordeaux

3MF Thaisa (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 29) 60 4 Unattached
3MF Andressinha (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 23) 51 7   Portland Thorns FC
3MF Juliana (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 26)   Flamengo
3MF Camila (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 24) 11 2   Orlando Pride
3MF Rayanne   Flamengo

4FW Adriana (1996-11-17) 17 November 1996 (age 21)   Corinthians
4FW Raquel (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 27) 22 4   Ferroviária
4FW Millene (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 23) 0 0   Corinthians
4FW Thaís (1993-01-20) 20 January 1993 (age 25) 42 4   Incheon Red Angels
4FW Beatriz (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 24) 49 13   Incheon Red Angels
4FW Debinha (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 26) 60 22   North Carolina Courage
4FW Marta (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 32) 121 108   Orlando Pride

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months. This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Tainá (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 23)   Corinthians 2018 Tournament of Nations PRE

DF Jucinara (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 25)   Valencia 2018 Tournament of Nations PRE
DF Ana Carolina (1990-08-21) 21 August 1990 (age 28)   Flamengo 2018 Tournament of Nations PRE
DF Rafaelle (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 27) 40 3   Changchun Zhuoyue 2018 Copa América Femenina
DF Érika (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 30) 49 20   PSG 2018 Copa América Femenina

MF Djenifer (1995-06-25) 25 June 1995 (age 23)   Iranduba 2018 Tournament of Nations PRE
MF Formiga (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 40) 160 23   Paris Saint-Germain 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Fabiana (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 29) 83 7 Unattached 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Gabi Zanotti (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 33) 40 5   Jiangsu Suning 2018 Copa América Femenina
MF Andressa Alves (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 25) 67 15   FC Barcelona 2018 Copa América Femenina

FW Nenê (1988-07-20) 20 July 1988 (age 30)   Corinthians 2018 Tournament of Nations PRE
FW Aline (1994-04-08) April 8, 1994 (age 24) 0 0   Baylor University 2018 Copa América Femenina
FW Cristiane (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 33) 129 86   Changchun Zhuoyue 2018 Copa América Femenina

Schedule and resultsEdit

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

2020Edit

Competitive recordEdit

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 22 3
Total 1/9 5 3 1 1 22 3
Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  2009 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 14 5
  2010 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 2 0 8 4
  2011 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 11 3
  2012 Champions 1st 4 2 1 1 9 5
  2013 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 10 1
  2014 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 11 3
  2015 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 22 2
  2016 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 18 4
Total 7/7 32 25 5 2 103 27
Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
  2015 Seventh-place match 7th 4 2 1 1 7 4
  2016 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 3
Total 2/2 8 5 1 2 15 7

Head coachesEdit

Name Period
René Simões 2004
Luiz Antônio 2004–2006
Jorge Barcellos 2006–2008
Kleiton Lima 2008–2011
Jorge Barcellos 2011–2012
Márcio Oliveira 2012–2014
Vadão 2014–2016
Emily Lima 2016–2017

Player recordsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Rank Player Goals Caps Goals per game Years
1 Marta 110 129 0,90 2003–
2 Cristiane 90 135 0,67 2003–
3 Pretinha 41 67 0,62 1991–2014
4 Roseli 35 45 0,78 1988–2004
5 Sissi 30 47 0,64 1988–2000
6 Kátia Cilene 25 47 0,54 1995–2007
Formiga 25 167 0,14 1995–
7 Debinha 21 58 0,36 2011–
8 Daniela Alves 18 57 0,32 1999–2008
9 Rosana 17 114 0,15 2000–2017
10 Andressa Alves 15 66 0,22 2012–

10 most capped playersEdit

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Formiga 167 25 1995–
2 Cristiane 135 90 2003–
3 Marta 129 110 2003–
4 Rosana 114 17 2000–2017
5 Andréia Suntaque 96 0 1999–2015
6 Fabiana 82 7 2006–
7 Tânia Maranhão 81 0 1995–2011
8 Renata Costa 78 8 2003–2012
9 Maycon 77 5 1998–2011
10 Tamires 72 4 2013-

All time resultsEdit

As of 24 June 2016; Counted for the FIFA A-level matches only.
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
  Argentina 1995 12 9 1 2 40 9 +31 CONMEBOL
  Australia 1988 13 8 0 5 20 13 +7 AFC
  Bolivia 1995 3 3 0 0 27 1 +26 CONMEBOL
  Cameroon 2012 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CAF
  Canada 1996 18 8 6 4 32 18 +14 CONCACAF
  Chile 1991 10 10 0 0 41 4 +37 CONMEBOL
  China PR 1986 10 5 4 1 20 7 +13 AFC
  Colombia 1998 8 7 1 0 39 4 +35 CONMEBOL
  Costa Rica 2000 4 4 0 0 14 1 +13 CONCACAF
  Denmark 2007 5 3 1 1 7 5 +2 UEFA
  Ecuador 1995 5 5 0 0 45 2 +43 CONMEBOL
  England 2012 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 UEFA
  Equatorial Guinea 2011 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF
  Finland 1999 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 UEFA
  France 2003 6 0 4 2 5 8 −3 UEFA
  Germany 1995 11 1 4 6 12 25 −13 UEFA
  Ghana 2008 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 CAF
  Greece 2004 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 UEFA
  Haiti 2003 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CONCACAF
  Italy 1999 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 UEFA
  Jamaica 2007 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CONCACAF
  Japan 1991 8 3 1 4 8 11 −3 AFC
  Mexico 1998 11 10 0 1 48 7 +41 CONCACAF
  Netherlands 1988 4 3 1 0 7 4 +3 UEFA
  New Zealand 2007 8 4 3 2 14 4 +10 OFC
  Nigeria 1999 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 AFC
  North Korea 2008 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 AFC
  Norway 1988 8 4 2 2 14 9 +5 UEFA
  Paraguay 2006 4 4 0 0 17 2 +15 CONMEBOL
  Peru 1998 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 CONMEBOL
  Portugal 2012 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 UEFA
  Russia 1996 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 UEFA
  Scotland 1996 4 4 0 0 21 2 +19 UEFA
  South Korea 1999 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 AFC
  Spain 2015 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
  Sweden 1991 9 5 1 3 14 9 +5 UEFA
   Switzerland 2015 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 UEFA
  Thailand 1988 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 CAF
  Trinidad and Tobago 2000 2 2 0 0 22 0 +22 CONCACAF
  Ukraine 1996 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 UEFA
  Uruguay 2006 3 2 1 0 14 0 +14 CONMEBOL
  United States 1986 34 3 5 26 23 75 −52 CONCACAF
  Venezuela 1991 6 6 0 0 37 0 +37 CONMEBOL

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brazil: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 1986–1995". RSSSF. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Soccer: Cristiane among players to quit Brazilian National Team". Excelle Sports. 2017-09-28. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  4. ^ Panja, Tariq (2017-10-06). "Brazil's Women Soccer Players in Revolt Against Federation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  5. ^ https://www.cbf.com.br/selecao-brasileira/noticias/selecao-feminina/selecao-feminina-convocada-para-torneio-das-nacoes

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
South American Champions
1991 (First title)
1995 (Second title)
1998 (Third title)
2003 (Fourth title)
Succeeded by
2006 Argentina  
Preceded by
2006 Argentina  
South American Champions
2010 (Fifth title)
2014 (Sixth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents