Colombia women's national football team

The Colombia women's national football team represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and are controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. They are a member of the CONMEBOL. The team is currently ranked 25th in the FIFA Ranking and have qualified for two FIFA Women's World Cups, in Germany 2011 and Canada 2015.

Colombia
Nickname(s)Las Chicas Superpoderosas
(The Powerpuff Girls)[1][2]
Las Cafeteras[3]
(The Coffee Growers)
AssociationFederación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachNelson Abadía
CaptainNatalia Gaitán
Most capsNataly Arias (60)
Top scorerCatalina Usme (20)
Home stadiumEstadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA codeCOL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 25 Steady (26 June 2020)[4]
Highest22 (December 2016–June 2017)
Lowest118 (June 2008)
First international
 Colombia 4–1 Venezuela 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest win
 Colombia 8–0 Venezuela 
(Lima, Peru; 11 April 2003)
 Uruguay 0–8 Colombia 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 6 June 2004)
 Uruguay 0–8 Colombia 
(Cuenca, Ecuador; 13 November 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 12–0 Colombia Colombia
(Lima, Peru; 27 April 2003)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2011)
Best resultRound of 16 (2015)
Copa América Femenina
Appearances5
Summer Olympics
Appearances2 (first in 2012)
Best result11th (2012, 2016)

Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and are also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina. Colombia was the first Spanish-speaking country whose women's team advanced beyond the group stage in a World Cup (in 2015).

Las Cafeteras also had participated in all Copa América Femenina editions since 1998. Colombia were runners-up in 2010 and 2014.[5]

HistoryEdit

StadiumEdit

The Colombia women's national team play their home matches on...

Coaching staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for two friendlies against Argentina on 9 and 11 November 2019.[6]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1 1GK Natalia Giraldo (2003-05-19) 19 May 2003 (age 17)   América de Cali
12 1GK Laura Galindo (2002-03-03) 3 March 2002 (age 18)   Fortaleza FC

3 2DF Daniela Arias (1994-08-31) 31 August 1994 (age 26)   Independiente Medellín
5 2DF Paula Gómez (2001-11-27) 27 November 2001 (age 18)   Bacatá
11 2DF Daniela Orozco (2001-01-08) 8 January 2001 (age 19)   Llaneras FC
13 2DF Julieth Rubio (2000-02-05) 5 February 2000 (age 20)   Cortuluá
14 2DF Sofía García (2000-10-18) 18 October 2000 (age 20)   Formas Íntimas
15 2DF Daniela Caracas (1997-04-25) 25 April 1997 (age 23)   Logroño
16 2DF Ana María Bohórquez (2001-07-14) 14 July 2001 (age 19)   La Equidad

2 3MF Kelly Caicedo (2002-11-26) 26 November 2002 (age 17)   América de Cali
4 3MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03) 3 March 1989 (age 31)   Independiente Medellín
6 3MF Daniela Montoya (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 30)   Junior
7 3MF Gisela Robledo (2003-05-13) 13 May 2003 (age 17)   América de Cali
8 3MF Ilana Izquierdo (2002-06-14) 14 June 2002 (age 18)   Atlas CP
9 3MF Maireth Pérez (2001-03-31) 31 March 2001 (age 19)   Ñañas
10 3MF María Camila Reyes (2002-05-11) 11 May 2002 (age 18)   Sport Colombia
17 3MF Wendy Bonilla (2002-07-08) 8 July 2002 (age 18)   América de Cali
18 3MF Manuela Pavi (2000-12-23) 23 December 2000 (age 19)   América de Cali

19 4FW Mayra Ramírez (1999-03-23) 23 March 1999 (age 21)   Independiente Medellín
20 4FW Sara Martínez (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 19)   Independiente Medellín
21 4FW Linda Caicedo (2005-02-22) 22 February 2005 (age 15)   Deportivo Cali

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the Colombian squad within the past 12 months.

Previous squadsEdit

Individual recordsEdit

Most capped playersEdit

Top goalscorersEdit

ManagersEdit

Fixtures and resultsEdit

  Win   Draw   Loss

2019Edit

7 November FriendlyArgentina  1–0  ColombiaEzeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
15:10 UTC−3
Stadium: Predio Ezeiza
Referee: Laura Fortunato
12 November FriendlyArgentina  2–2  ColombiaEzeiza, Buenos Aires, Argentina
14:30 UTC−3
Stadium: Centro de Entrenamiento de Ezeiza
Referee: Roberta Echeverria

2020Edit

All time resultsEdit

The following table shows Colombia's all-time international record, correct as of 1 June 2020.

Against Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA
Total 110 49 23 38 173 53

HonoursEdit

AchievementsEdit

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

  Champions    Runners-up   Third Place    Fourth place  

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did Not Enter
  1995
  1999 Did Not Qualify
  2003
  2007
  2011 Group Stage 14th 3 0 1 2 0 4
  2015 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 5
  2019 Did Not Qualify
    2023 TBD
Total Round of 16 2/9 7 1 2 4 4 9
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
  2011 Group stage 28 June   Sweden L 0–1 BayArena, Leverkusen
2 July   United States L 0–3 Rhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
6 July   North Korea D 0–0 Ruhrstadion, Bochum
  2015 Group stage 9 June   Mexico D 1–1 Moncton Stadium, Moncton
13 June   France W 2–0
17 June   England L 1–2 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
Round of 16 22 June   United States L 0–2 Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

Olympic GamesEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1996 Did not Qualify
  2000
  2004
  2008
  2012 First stage 11th 3 0 0 3 0 6
  2016 First stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 7
  2020 Did not Qualify
Total First stage 2/7 6 0 1 5 2 13

Copa América FemeninaEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1991 Did Not Enter
  1995
  1998 First Stage 6th 4 2 0 2 11 16
  2003 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 12 16
  2006 First Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 11
  2010 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 1 2 19 8
  2014 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 2 0 12 2
  2018 Fourth place 4th 7 3 2 2 17 8
Total Runners-up 6/8 34 17 7 10 75 61

Pan American GamesEdit

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
  1999 Did Not Enter
  2003
  2007
  2011 Fourth place 4th 5 2 0 3 3 4
  2015 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 5 5
  2019 Winners 1st 5 2 3 0 9 6
Total Winners 3/6 15 7 4 4 17 15

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boehm, Charles (10 June 2015). "OMG What a Goal! Colombia's Daniela Montoya smashes unreal WWC equalizer". soccerwire.
  2. ^ Baker, Katie (23 June 2015). "Canadian Bacon: Watching the U.S. Women Bring Home a Win in Edmonton". Grantland.
  3. ^ "In Colombia, a Soccer Paradox". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-07-11.
  4. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Brazil reign again, Colombia make history". FIFA. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
  6. ^ "Convocatoria Selección Colombia Femenina de Mayores para amistosos". Federación colombiana de fútbol (in Spanish). 29 October 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.

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