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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 59 Steady (12 July 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)

Contents

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]

Current squadEdit

Date: 29 May 2019[3]
Competition: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
Opponent: Georgia
Venue: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Emma Higgins (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 33)   Grindavík 66 (1) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Nicole Adams   Linfield Ladies
Defenders
Julie Nelson (1985-06-04) 4 June 1985 (age 34)   Glasgow City 62 (6) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Billie Simpson (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 27)   Linfield Ladies 3 (0)
Hannah Doherty (1997-09-08) 8 September 1997 (age 21)   Linfield Ladies 1 (0)
Jessica Foy (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 24)   Glentoran Belfast United 0 (0)
Hayley Crackle (1995-01-13) 13 January 1995 (age 24)   Aston Villa vs. Poland, 5 March 2015
Midfielders
Laura Rafferty (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 23)   Brighton & Hove Albion 24 (0) vs. Rep. of Ireland, 6 March 2013
Marissa Callaghan (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 33)   Cliftonville Ladies 20 (2) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Kirsty McGuinness (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 24)   Glentoran Belfast United 13 (1) vs. Estonia, 24 July 2010
Clare Timoney (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 31)   Linfield Ladies
Ciara Sherwood (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 26)   Crystal Palace 6 (0) vs. Georgia, 24 October 2015
Emma McMaster (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 20)   Newry City Ladies (1) vs. Georgia, 3 March 2016
Strikers
Simone Magill (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 24)   Everton Ladies 49 (10) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Lauren Wade (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 25)   Glentoran Belfast United 5 (0) vs. Poland, 23 November 2013
Aimee Mackin (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 22)   Newry City Ladies 7 (1) vs. Scotland, 26 October 2013
Avilla Bergin (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 27)   Lewes 4 (0)
Rachel Furness (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 31)   Reading 47 (10)
Lauren Brennan (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 24)
Cathy Hyndman (1990-08-31) 31 August 1990 (age 28)

Results and fixturesEdit

2015Edit

2016Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ Fullerton, Gareth (7 October 2017). "Northern Ireland striker recognised for scoring fastest goal ever!". belfastlive. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland Women Squad". IFA. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Slovaks beat Northern Ireland 1: 0". futbalsfz.sk. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  5. ^ "International Fixtures & Results: Slovakia v. Northern Ireland: Wed, 02 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  6. ^ "International: Senior Women's Squad Fixtures: Croatia v. Northern Ireland: Fri, 04 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  7. ^ "In the second appearance at this year's Istria Women's Cup, the Croatian national team was defeated by Northern Ireland". hns-cff.hr. Retrieved March 20, 2016.

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