Portugal women's national football team

The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) 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.

Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)A Selecção das Quinas[1]
AssociationPortuguese Football Federation (FPF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFrancisco Neto
CaptainCláudia Neto
Most capsCarla Couto (145)
Top scorerEdite Fernandes (39)
FIFA codePOR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 32 Decrease 1 (26 June 2020)[2]
Highest30 (March 2019)
Lowest47 (March 2007)
First international
 France 0–0 Portugal 
(Le Mans, France; 24 October 1981)
Biggest win
 Armenia 0–8 Portugal 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 17 September 2011)
 Portugal 8–0 Moldova 
(Setúbal, Portugal; 24 November 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Portugal 
(Reutlingen, Germany; 15 November 2003)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017)

HistoryEdit

Coaching staffEdit

PlayersEdit

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were called up to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier against   Finland on 12 November 2019.[3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Rute Costa (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 26) 2 0   Braga
1GK Patrícia Morais (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 28) 51 0   Sporting CP
1GK Inês Pereira (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 21) 5 0   Sporting CP

2DF Matilde Fidalgo (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 26) 38 0   Manchester City
2DF Carole Costa (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 30) 106 10   Sporting CP
2DF Ana Borges (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 30) 112 9   Sporting CP
2DF Raquel Infante (1990-09-19) 19 September 1990 (age 29) 20 0   Benfica
2DF Diana Gomes (1998-07-26) 26 July 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Braga
2DF Sílvia Rebelo (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 31) 82 1   Benfica
2DF Mónica Mendes (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 27) 51 2   Milan

3MF Tatiana Pinto (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 26) 38 1   Sporting CP
3MF Inês Maia   Braga
3MF Dolores Silva (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 28) 89 11   Braga
3MF Andreia Norton (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 (age 23) 26 3   Internazionale
3MF Fátima Pinto (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 24) 42 1   Sporting CP
3MF Andreia Faria   Benfica
3MF Cláudia Neto (captain) (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 32) 111 14   VfL Wolfsburg
3MF Vanessa Marques (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 24) 61 7   Braga

4FW Carolina Mendes (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 32) 83 18   Sporting CP
4FW Melissa Gomes   Stade de Reims
4FW Jéssica Silva (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 25) 58 6   Lyon
4FW Telma Encarnação (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 18)   Marítimo
4FW Diana Silva (1995-06-04) 4 June 1995 (age 25) 47 8   Sporting CP

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
DF Joana Marchão (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 23) 3 0   Sporting CP v.   Albania, 4 October 2019

Previous squadsEdit

Recent results and schedulesEdit

2020Edit

4 March 2020 2020 Algarve CupPortugal  1–2  ItalyFaro/Loulé, Portugal
20:15 (21:15 CET) Silva   34' Report   78' Linari
  90+4' (pen.) Girelli
Stadium: Estádio Algarve
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
7 March 2020 2020 Algarve CupPortugal  0–1  BelgiumParchal, Portugal
17:00 Report De Caigny   65' Stadium: Vista Municipal Stadium
Referee: Emikar Calderas (Venezuela)
10 March 2020 2020 Algarve CupPortugal  0–2  SwedenFaro/Loulé, Portugal
20:00
Stadium: Estádio Algarve

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record FIFA Women's World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
  1991 Did not qualify UEFA Women's Euro 1991
  1995 UEFA Women's Euro 1995
  1999 6 2 0 4 4 15
  2003 6 1 1 4 4 26
  2007 8 0 0 8 4 31
  2011 8 4 0 4 17 10
  2015 10 4 0 6 19 21
  2019 8 3 2 3 22 8
   2023 To be determined To be determined
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Women's Championship recordEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record UEFA Women's Championship qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1984 Did not qualify 6 0 2 4 1 10
  1987 Did not enter Did not enter
  1989
  1991
  1993
  1995 Did not qualify 6 3 0 3 13 11
  1997 8 2 0 6 5 26
  2001 8 2 1 5 5 17
  2005 8 1 0 7 5 42
  2009 8 0 2 6 4 18
  2013 8 2 0 6 16 13
  2017 Group Stage 14th 3 1 0 2 3 5 10 4 3 3 16 12
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve CupEdit

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Selecção das Quinas refers to the five shields ("Team of the Escutcheons") or the five dots inside them ("Team of the Bezants") in the Portuguese flag, used until the 70s as the shirt badge. Refer to Flag of Portugal for symbolism associated with these bezants.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ https://www.fpf.pt/News/Todas-as-not%C3%ADcias/Not%C3%ADcia/news/25052
  4. ^ UEFA Women's Euro 2017 squad
  5. ^ "Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

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