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Brazil women's national football team

The Brazil women's national football team represents Brazil in women's association football and is run by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). It has participated in eight editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 2007, and seven editions of the Copa América Femenina.

Brazil
Nickname(s)Seleção (The National Squad)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachPia Sundhage
CaptainMarta
Most capsFormiga (195)
Top scorerMarta (107)
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease 1 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest2 (March 2009)
Lowest11 (September 2019)
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
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunner-up (2007)
Copa América
Appearances7 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultRunners-up (2000)

Brazil played their first game on 22 July 1986 against the United States, losing 2–1.[2]

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]

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 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 7 5
Total 8/8 34 20 4 10 66 40
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  1991 Group stage 17 November   Japan W 1–0 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
19 November   United States L 0–5 Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu
21 November   Sweden L 0–2
  1995 Group stage 5 June   Sweden W 1–0 Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
7 June   Japan L 1–2 Tingvallen, Karlstad
9 June   Germany L 1–6
  1999 Group stage 19 June   Mexico W 7–1 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
24 June   Italy W 2–0 Soldier Field, Chicago
27 June   Germany D 3–3 Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Quarter-finals 1 July   Nigeria W 4–3 aet
Semi-finals 4 July   United States L 0–2 Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Third place play-off 10 July   Norway D 0–0 (5–4 p) Rose Bowl, Pasadena
  2003 Group stage 21 September   South Korea W 3–0 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
24 September   Norway W 4–1
27 September   France D 1–1
Quarter-finals 1 October   Sweden L 1–2 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
  2007 Group stage 12 September   New Zealand W 5–0 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September   China PR W 4–0
20 September   Denmark W 1–0 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Quarter-finals 23 September   Australia W 3–2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Semi-finals 27 September   United States W 4–0 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Final 30 September   Germany L 0–2 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
  2011 Group stage 29 June   Australia W 1–0 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
3 July   Norway W 3–0 Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg
6 July   Equatorial Guinea W 3–0 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt
Quarter-finals 10 July   United States D 2–2 (3-5 p) Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
  2015 Group stage 9 June   South Korea W 2–0 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
13 June   Spain W 1–0
17 June   Costa Rica W 1–0 Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Round of 16 21 June   Australia L 0–1
  2019 Group stage 9 June   Jamaica W 3–0 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
13 June   Australia L 2–3 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
18 June   Italy W 1–0 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Round of 16 23 June   France L 1–2 (aet) Stade Océane, Le Havre

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 6/6 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 8/8 44 41 1 2 248 18

TeamEdit

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament.[5]

Head coach:   Pia Sundhage

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aline Villares (1989-04-15) 15 April 1989 (age 30) 9 0   Granadilla
1GK Bárbara (1988-07-04) 4 July 1988 (age 31) 76 0   Kindermann
1GK Letícia Izidoro (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Corinthians

2DF Letícia Santos (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 24) 25 0   1. FFC Frankfurt
2DF Daiane (1997-09-07) 7 September 1997 (age 22) 7 0   Tacón
2DF Érika (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 31) 70 14   Corinthians
2DF Rafaelle (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 28) 33 5   Changchun Zhuoyue
2DF Kathellen (1996-04-26) 26 April 1996 (age 23) 9 0   Bordeaux
2DF Mônica (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 32) 63 9   Madrid CFF
2DF Tayla (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 27) 17 1   Benfica
2DF Tamires (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 32) 95 4   Corinthians

3MF Aline Milene (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 25) 2 1   Ferroviária
3MF Formiga (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 41) 187 28   Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Luana (1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 26) 10 0   Hwacheon KSPO
3MF Andressinha (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 71 10   Portland Thorns
3MF Andressa Alves (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 27) 85 17   Roma
3MF Debinha (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 28) 87 29   North Carolina Courage

4FW Bia Zaneratto (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 25) 73 23   Hyundai Steel Red Angels
4FW Chú (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 29) 14 0   Changchun Zhuoyue
4FW Ludmila (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 24) 17 2   Atlético Madrid
4FW Marta (captain) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 33) 149 107   Orlando Pride
4FW Raquel (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 28) 40 8   Sporting CP
4FW Geyse (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 21) 10 0   Benfica

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 Luciana (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 32) 23 0   Ferroviária 2019 SheBelieves Cup

DF Poliana (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 28) 61 5   São José v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Giovanna (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 27)   Avaldsnes IL v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Bruna Benites (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 34) 61 7   Internacional v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Fabiana (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 30) 87 8   Internacional v.   Chile, 1 September 2019
DF Joyce (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 31) 5 0   Granadilla v.   Chile, 1 September 2019
DF Camila Martins (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 25) 17 2   Orlando Pride 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Jucinara (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 26) 11 0   Levante v.   Scotland, 8 April 2019
DF Rilany (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 33) 29 1   Atlético Madrid v.   France, 10 November 2018

MF Thaisa (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 30) 82 5   Tacón v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
MF Maria Alves (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 26)   Juventus v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
MF Vitória (2002-01-23) 23 January 2002 (age 17) 0 0   São Paulo v.   Argentina, 29 August 2019
MF Juliana (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 27) 1 0   Flamengo 2019 SheBelieves Cup

FW Victória Albuquerque (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0   Corinthians v.   Poland, 8 October 2019
FW Millene (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 24) 10 1   Corinthians v.   Chile, 1 September 2019
FW Cristiane (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34) 142 94   São Paulo 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Darlene (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 29) 30 7   Benfica v.   Scotland, 8 April 2019
FW Kerolin (1999-11-17) 17 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0   Ponte Preta v.   France, 10 November 2018

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE: Preliminary squad / standby

Schedule and resultsEdit

This is a list of match results from the last 12 months, as well as future matches that have been scheduled.

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
  2019 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 1 0 5 0
Total 8/8 34 26 6 2 108 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
  Fernando Pires 1991
  Ademar Fonseca 1995
  Zé Duarte 1996
  Wilsinho 1999
  Paulo Gonçalves 2003
  René Simões 2004
  Luiz Antônio 2004–2006
  Jorge Barcellos 2007–2008
  Kleiton Lima 2008–2011
  Jorge Barcellos 2011–2012
  Márcio Oliveira 2012–2014
  Vadão 2014–2016
  Emily Lima 2016–2017
  Vadão 2017–2019
  Pia Sundhage 2019–Present

Player recordsEdit

Top 10 scorersEdit

Active players are shown in bold.
As of 10 November 2019.
Rank Player Goals Caps Goals per game Years
1 Marta 107 151 0.74 2003–
2 Cristiane 94 142 0.66 2003–
3 Roseli 42 45 0.93 1988–2004
Pretinha 67 0.63 1991–2014
5 Sissi 33 47 0.7 1988–2000
6 Debinha 32 92 0.32 2011–
7 Kátia Cilene 29 47 0.62 1995–2007
Formiga 195 0.15 1995–
9 Beatriz 25 77 0.32 2011–
10 Daniela Alves 18 57 0.32 1999–2008

10 most capped playersEdit

Active players are shown in bold.
As of 10 November 2019.
Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Formiga 195 29 1995–
2 Marta 151 107 2003–
3 Cristiane 142 94 2003–
4 Rosana 114 17 2000–2017
5 Tamires 99 5 2013–
6 Andréia Suntaque 96 0 1999–2015
7 Debinha 92 32 2011–
8 Fabiana 88 8 2006–
Andressa Alves 17 2012–
10 Thaisa 84 5 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 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 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 5 4 0 1 21 3 +18 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 AFC
  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. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  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. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  4. ^ Panja, Tariq (6 October 2017). "Brazil's Women Soccer Players in Revolt Against Federation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.cbf.com.br/selecao-brasileira/noticias/selecao-feminina/pia-sundhage-anuncia-convocacao-para-os-jogos-preparatorios-novembro

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