Denmark women's national football team

The Denmark women's national football team (Danish: Danmarks kvindefodboldlandshold) represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De rød-hvide
(The Red and White)
AssociationDansk Boldspil-Union (DBU)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Søndergaard
CaptainPernille Harder
Most capsKatrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorerPernille Harder (68)[2]
Home stadiumEnergi Viborg Arena
FIFA codeDEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 15 Steady (17 June 2022)[3]
Highest6 (March 2007)
Lowest20 (June 2016)
First international
 Denmark 1–0 Sweden 
(Markusböle, Finland; 27 July 1974)
Biggest win
 Denmark 15–0 Georgia 
(Vejle, Denmark; 24 October 2009)
Biggest defeat
 United States 7–0 Denmark 
(Orlando, United States; 24 February 1995)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1991, 1995)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (2017)

Denmark have qualified four times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and nine times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the final in 2017.

At the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 in Netherlands, Denmark was drawn into Group A with Netherlands, Norway and Belgium. They secured a 1–0 victories over Belgium and Norway, but lost 1–0 to Netherlands. Despite that they managed to advanced as runners-up in the group, to the quater-finals against Germany. The Danes surprisingly won against the 22-year reign champions of Europe and qualified to the semifinals, with a 2–1 win.[4] Denmark defeated Austria 3-0 on penalties to reach the final for the first time, after the match finished goalless.[5] In the final the team met Netherlands at the De Grolsch Veste, Enschede, standing in front of a crowd of 28,182 spectators. The Dutch team defeated Denmark, by a 4–2 victory and claimed their first UEFA Euro title.[6]

In March 2007, Denmark was ranked sixth in the FIFA Women's World Rankings, reaching the highest ranking since it was introduced. The worst ranking so far was a 16th place finish in December 2014.

Home stadiumEdit

The Denmark women's national football team usually plays their home matches at the Energi Viborg Arena, Viborg, having a capacity of 10,000 spectators.

The highest number of spectators for a women's international match on Danish soil is 9,337 and was set during the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifying cicle against Finland at the Viborg Stadium on 27 September 2006.[7]

In new record for the national team is set to be done on 24 June 2022 at a Exhibition match against Brazil in Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, where over 10,000 tickets have already been sold as of 5 May 2022.[8]

Current competitionsEdit

2023 FIFA World Cup qualificationEdit

Group E
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification            
1   Denmark (Q) 7 7 0 0 35 1 +34 21 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup 8–0 31 Aug 7–0 2–0 3–1
2   Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y) 7 3 1 3 8 16 −8 10 Play-offs 0–3 2–3 1–0 1–0 0–4
3   Montenegro (Y) 6 3 0 3 8 10 −2 9 1–5 0–2 5 Sep 2–0 Canc.
4   Malta (E) 6 1 1 4 4 15 −11 4 0–2 2–2 0–2 1 Sep Canc.
5   Azerbaijan (E) 6 1 0 5 2 15 −13 3 0–8 5 Sep 1–0 1–2 0–4
6   Russia[a] (D) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Disqualified Canc. Canc. 5–0 3–0 2–0
Updated to match(es) played on 12 April 2022. Source: UEFA
(D) Disqualified; (E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified for the phase indicated; (Y) Cannot qualify automatically but can still qualify via the play-offs.
Notes:
  1. ^ On 28 February 2022, FIFA and UEFA suspended Russian national teams from all competitions due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[9] On 2 May 2022, UEFA announced that all their results were considered null and void.[10]

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2021Edit

16 September 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Denmark   7–0   Malta Viborg, Denmark
Troelsgaard   14'

Bruun   23',   48'
Larsen   26'
Harder   47'
Sevecke   78'
Johansen   80'

Andersen   89'
Report Zammit   72'
Zahra   90'
Stadium: Viborg Stadion
Referee: Karoline Wacker (Germany)
21 September 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Azerbaijan   0–8   Denmark Baku
Report
Stadium: ASK Arena
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
21 October 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Denmark   8–0   Bosnia and Herzegovina Viborg, Denmark
Report Stadium: Viborg Stadion
Referee: Veronika Kovarova (Czech Republic)
26 October 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Montenegro   1−5   Denmark Podgorica
18:00
Report
Stadium: Camp FSCG
Referee: Olivia Tschon (Austria)
30 November 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Denmark   3–1   Russia Viborg, Denmark
Report Stadium: Viborg Stadion
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

2022Edit

16 February 2022 (2022-02-16) 2022 Algarve Cup Denmark   0–1   Italy Lagos, Portugal
12:00 Report
Stadium: Estádio Municipal de Lagos
18 February 2022 (2022-02-18) 2022 Algarve Cup Sweden   3–0
awarded
  Denmark Algarve, Portugal
Report Stadium: Estádio Algarve
8 April 2022 (2022-04-08) World Cup 2023 qualifying Malta   0–2   Denmark Ta' Qali, Malta
18:00 CEST (UTC+2) Report
Stadium: Centenary Stadium
Referee: Kristina Georgieva (Bulgaria)
12 April 2022 (2022-04-12) World Cup 2023 qualifying Denmark   2–0   Azerbaijan Viborg, Denmark
18:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report Stadium: Viborg Stadion
Attendance: 3,135
Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)
12 June 2022 (2022-06-12) Friendly Austria   1–2   Denmark Wiener Neustadt, Austria
13:30 CEST (UTC+2) Zadrazil   29' Report
Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
24 June 2022 (2022-06-24) Exhibition game Denmark   2–1   Brazil Copenhagen, Denmark
19:00 CEST (UTC+2)
Report
Stadium: Parken Stadium
Attendance: 21542
29 June 2022 (2022-06-29) Friendly Denmark   v   Norway Viborg, Denmark
Stadium: Viborg Stadion
8 July 2022 (2022-07-08) UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Germany   v   Denmark Brentford, England
Report Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
12 July 2022 (2022-07-12) UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Denmark   v   Finland Milton Keynes, England
Report Stadium: Stadium MK
16 July 2022 (2022-07-16) UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Denmark   v   Spain Brentford, England
Report Stadium: Brentford Community Stadium
6 September 2022 World Cup 2023 qualifying Russia   Cancelled   Denmark TBD[11]
Report

Coaching staffEdit

Role Name Start date
Head coach   Lars Søndergaard December 2017
Assistant coach   Johanna Rasmussen January 2021
Assistant coach and talent identification   Lene Terp September 2016
Goalkeeper coach   Heidi Johansen 2015
Physiotherapist   Rikke Holm Brink June 2015

ManagersEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were named to the official squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022.[12]

Caps and goals are current as of 24 June 2022.[13]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Lene Christensen (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 22) 12 0   Rosenborg
16 1GK Katrine Svane (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 24) 1 0   AGF
22 1GK Laura Worsøe (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 20) 1 0   Odense Q

2 2DF Sara Thrige (1996-05-15) 15 May 1996 (age 26) 22 2   Milan
3 2DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 28) 30 2   Vålerenga
4 2DF Rikke Sevecke (vice-captain) (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 26) 37 4   Everton
5 2DF Simone Boye Sørensen (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 30) 71 5   Arsenal
11 2DF Katrine Veje (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 31) 136 9   FC Rosengård
18 2DF Luna Gevitz (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 28) 16 0   BK Häcken
N/A 2DF Sara Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 23) 7 0   Turbine Potsdam

7 3MF Sanne Troelsgaard (1988-08-15) 15 August 1988 (age 33) 165 55   Reading
13 3MF Sofie Junge (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 30) 78 7   Juventus
15 3MF Kathrine Kühl (2003-07-05) 5 July 2003 (age 18) 14 1   FC Nordsjælland
18 3MF Karen Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 23) 16 1   Turbine Potsdam
19 3MF Janni Thomsen (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 22) 14 3   Vålerenga
23 3MF Sofie Svava (2000-08-11) 11 August 2000 (age 21) 29 2   Real Madrid
N/A 3MF Sofie Bredgaard (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 20) 1 0   FC Rosengård

9 4FW Nadia Nadim (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 34) 100 38   Racing Louisville FC
10 4FW Pernille Harder (captain) (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 29) 133 68   Chelsea
12 4FW Stine Larsen (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 26) 62 21   BK Häcken
17 4FW Rikke Marie Madsen (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 24) 17 1   Madrid CFF
20 4FW Signe Bruun (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 24) 22 14   Manchester United
21 4FW Mille Gejl (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 22) 18 7   BK Häcken

Recent call-upsEdit

The following list of active players were not called up for the latest match of the national team, but were called up for an A-level match within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Alberte Vingum (2004-11-14) 14 November 2004 (age 17) 0 0   HB Køge v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
GK Kathrine Larsen (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 29) 6 0   Hammarby Fotboll v.   Azerbaijan, 12 April 2022
GK Maja Bay Østergaard (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 24) 0 0   FC Thy-Thisted Q v.   Azerbaijan, 12 April 2022

DF Isabella Obaze (2002-10-30) 30 October 2002 (age 19) 1 0   HB Køge 2022 Algarve Cup
DF Matilde Lundorf (1999-01-19) 19 January 1999 (age 23) 2 0   Juventus v.   Austria, 12 June 2022

MF Emma Snerle (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 21) 24 2   West Ham v.   Austria, 12 June 2022INJ
MF Sarah Thygesen (2003-11-05) 5 November 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Kolding IF v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
MF Signe Carstens (2002-03-07) 7 March 2002 (age 20) 0 0   Fortuna Hjørring v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
DF Emma Færge (2000-12-06) 6 December 2000 (age 21) 1 0   HB Køge v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
MF Nanna Christiansen (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 33) 112 12   Brøndby IF v.   Montenegro; 26 October 2021RET

FW Olivia Holdt (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 21) 6 1   Fortuna Hjørring v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
FW Caroline Møller (1998-12-19) 19 December 1998 (age 23) 11 0   Real Madrid v.   Austria, 12 June 2022
FW Nicoline Sørensen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 24) 44 8   Everton v.   Azerbaijan; 21 September 2021INJ

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team
  • COV = COVID-19 positive test or close contact

Previous squadsEdit

Player recordsEdit

Competitive recordsEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD Pld W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1 UEFA Euro 1991
  1995 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1 UEFA Euro 1995
  1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7 6 6 0 0 22 3 +19
  2003 Did not qualify 8 5 1 2 22 11 +11
  2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 4 0 8 6 1 1 22 6 +16
  2011 Did not qualify 12 6 4 2 49 7 +42
  2015 10 5 3 2 25 6 +19
  2019 10 5 1 4 23 12 +11
   2023 Qualified To be determined
Total 5/9 14 3 1 10 19 26 −7 54 33 10 11 163 45 +118
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Match HistoryEdit

Olympic Games recordEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
  1996 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004
  2008
  2012
  2016
  2020
Total 1/7 3 0 0 3 2 11

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GP W D* L GF GA
1984 Semi-final 2 0 0 2 1 3 6 3 2 1 8 5
  1987 Did not qualify 6 2 2 2 10 10
  1989 8 5 1 2 14 12
  1991 Third place 2 1 1 0 2 1 8 6 2 0 19 2
  1993 Third place 2 1 0 1 3 2 6 4 2 0 17 4
        1995 Did not qualify 6 5 0 1 34 4
    1997 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 9 8 6 0 2 26 6
  2001 Semi-final 4 2 0 2 6 6 8 5 0 3 32 15
  2005 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4 8 7 1 0 26 4
  2009 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4 8 7 0 1 23 5
  2013 Semi-final 5 0 4 1 5 6 8 7 0 1 28 3
  2017 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 6 6 8 6 1 1 22 1
  2022 Qualified 10 9 1 0 48 1
Total 9/13 30 9 8 13 32 41 98 72 12 14 307 72

Algarve Cup recordEdit

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 2 7
1995 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 12 3
1996 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 7 5
1997 Fourth place 4 2 1 1 6 4
1998 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 4
1999 Fourth place 4 1 2 1 8 5
2000 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 5 6
2001 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 8 5
2002 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 4 7
2003 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 2 5
2004 Seventh place 4 1 0 3 1 3
2005 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 6 9
2006 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 6 13
2007 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 5 5
2008 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 4 2
2009 Third place 4 3 0 1 5 2
2010 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2011 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 2 4
2012 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2013 Seventh place 4 1 2 1 3 2
2014 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 6 7
2015 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 7 10
2016 Seventh place 4 2 0 2 6 7
2017 Third place 4 2 1 1 13 3
2018 Tenth place 4 0 2 2 3 5
2019 Sixth place 3 1 0 2 2 3
2020 Fifth place 3 2 0 1 7 3
2022 Fifth place[15] 1 0 0 1 0 1
Total 26/26 102 44 11 49 132 141

Invitational trophiesEdit

World Cup (Old invitational event)Edit

  • 1970 : Champions (non-official competition)[17]
  • 1971 : Champions (non-official competition)[18]
  • 1981 : Runners-up (non-official competition)[19]
  • 1984 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[19]
  • 1985 : Third Place (non-official competition)[19]
  • 1986 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[19]
  • 1988 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[19]

European Championship (Unofficial events)Edit

  • 1969 : Runner-up (non-official competition)[20]
  • 1979 : Champions (non-official competition)[21]

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Denmark - Caps
  2. ^ Denmark - Goals
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 17 June 2022. Retrieved 17 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Women's Euro 2017 highlights: Denmark stun holders Germany to reach semis". BBC Sport. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  5. ^ "Women's Euro 2017 semi-final: Denmark defeat Austria on penalties". BBC Sport. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Dutch delight: how the Netherlands won Women's EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  7. ^ "Historisk landskamp mod Brasilien sætter rekord". TV 2 (Denmark). 5 May 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  8. ^ "10.000 billetter solgt til Danmark-Brasilien". Dansk Boldspil-Union. 5 May 2022. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  9. ^ "FIFA/UEFA suspend Russian clubs and national teams from all competitions". FIFA. 28 February 2022. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  10. ^ "UEFA decisions for upcoming competitions relating to the ongoing suspension of Russian national teams and clubs". UEFA. 2 May 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Decisions from UEFA executive committee meeting 25 February 2022". UEFA. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  12. ^ "Her er holdet til EM 2022". DBU. 16 June 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.
  13. ^ "KVINDELANDSHOLDET". DBU. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  14. ^ Denmark - Caps-Goals
  15. ^ The Danish team withdrew following the discovery of four COVID-19 cases within the team.
  16. ^ Nordic Cup
  17. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970
  18. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971
  19. ^ a b c d e Mundialito (Women) 1982-1988
  20. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  21. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979

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