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Northern Ireland women's national football team

The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football.

Northern Ireland
Nickname(s)Green and White Army
AssociationIrish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachKenny Shiels
CaptainMarissa Callaghan
FIFA codeNIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 56 Increase 3 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest53 (June 2012)
Lowest83 (December 2004)
First international
 England 5–1 Northern Ireland 
(Bath, England; September 7, 1973)
Biggest win
 Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan 
(Umag, Croatia; March 3, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 England 10–0 Northern Ireland 
(Blackburn, England, March 16, 1986)

Competitive recordEdit

World Cup recordEdit

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

UEFA European Championship recordEdit

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  1987 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  1989 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  1993 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  &   1997 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2001 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
  2009 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
  2017 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/12 - - - - - - -

RecordsEdit

Northern Ireland's Simone Magill holds the world record for the fastest international goal in women's football. Previously, US forward Alex Morgan had held the record at twelve seconds. Magill achieved an eleven-second goal against Georgia at the start of a European Qualifying match on 3 June 2016, after chasing down the ball and then receiving a cross from a teammate. The Irish Football Association awarded her with a special trophy. The goal also marks the fastest ever international goal by any national Northern Irish team - male or female.[2]

PlayersEdit

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squadEdit

The following 20 players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against   Norway and   Wales on 8 and 12 November 2019, respectively.[3]

Head Coach: Kenny Shiels

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Rebecca Flaherty (1998-03-06) 6 March 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Sheffield United
1GK Lauren Perry (2001-04-05) 5 April 2001 (age 18) 6 0   Blackburn Rovers

2DF Julie Nelson (1985-06-04) 4 June 1985 (age 34) 102 7   Crusaders Newtownabbey Strikers
2DF Ashley Hutton (1987-11-02) 2 November 1987 (age 32) 95 8   Linfield Ladies
2DF Demi Vance (1991-05-02) 2 May 1991 (age 28) 53 1   Glentoran Belfast United
2DF Rachel Newborough (1996-11-19) 19 November 1996 (age 22) 18 0   Charlton Athletic
2DF Freya Holdaway (1989-04-12) 12 April 1989 (age 30) 6 0   Crystal Palace
2DF Kelsie Burrows (2001-02-22) 22 February 2001 (age 18)   Blackburn Rovers
2DF Toni-Leigh Finnegan (2002-10-16) 16 October 2002 (age 17)   Cliftonville

3MF Marissa Callaghan (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 34) 47 6   Cliftonville
3MF Sarah McFadden (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 (age 32) 60 4   Durham
3MF Rachel Furness (1998-06-19) 19 June 1998 (age 21) 61 17   Reading
3MF Chloe McCarron (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 21) 0 0   Linfield Ladies
3MF Megan Bell (2001-04-17) 17 April 2001 (age 18) 8 1   Durham
3MF Rebecca McKenna (2001-04-13) 13 April 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Linfield Ladies
3MF Emma McMaster (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20)   Glentoran Belfast United

4FW Simone Magill (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 25) 49 10   Everton
4FW Lauren Wade (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 25) 19 1   Thróttur Reykjavík
4FW Caitlin McGuinness (2002-08-30) 30 August 2002 (age 17)   Linfield Ladies
4FW Casey Howe (2002-09-02) 2 September 2002 (age 17)   Linfield Ladies

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been named to a squad in the past 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Jacqueline Burns (1997-03-06) 6 March 1997 (age 22) 12 0   Carson-Newman Eagles v.   Wales, 3 September 2019
GK Emma Higgins (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 33) 87 1   Glentoran Belfast United v.   Wales, 3 September 2019

DF Claragh Connor (1995-05-16) 16 May 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Sion Swifts Ladies v.   Wales, 3 September 2019
DF Natalie Johnson 2 0   Leicester City v.   Wales, 3 September 2019
DF Yasmin White (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Glentoran Belfast United v.   Wales, 3 September 2019

MF Kerry Montgomery (1988-03-25) 25 March 1988 (age 31) 8 0   Motherwell v.   Wales, 3 September 2019
MF Rebecca Holloway (1995-08-25) 25 August 1995 (age 24) 0 0   Birmingham City v.   Wales, 3 September 2019

Results and fixturesEdit

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

2019Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ Fullerton, Gareth (7 October 2017). "Northern Ireland striker recognised for scoring fastest goal ever!". belfastlive. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.irishfa.com/news/2019/october/squad-for-uefa-women-s-euro-2021-qualifiers-against-norway-and-wales-revealed

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