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 30 Decrease 1 (25 June 2021)[2]
Highest29 (April 2021)
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

Team imageEdit

NicknamesEdit

The Portugal women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "A Selecção das Quinas".[3]

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   Fixture

2020Edit

27 October Euro 2022 qualifying Portugal   1–0   Cyprus Estoril, Portugal
19:00 (18:00 WET)
Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Estádio António Coimbra da Mota
Referee: Henrikke Nervik (Norway)
27 November Euro 2022 qualifying Portugal   1–0   Scotland Lisbon, Portugal
20:00 (19:00 WET)
Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Estádio do Restelo
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
1 December Euro 2022 qualifying Portugal   1–0   Albania Lisbon, Portugal
18:45 (17:45 WET)
Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Estádio do Restelo
Referee: Olga Zadinová (Czech Republic)

2021Edit

19 February Euro 2022 qualifying Finland   1–0   Portugal Helsinki, Finland
17:15 (18:15 EET)
Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Bolt Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
23 February Euro 2022 qualifying Scotland   0–2   Portugal Larnaca, Cyprus
16:10 (17:10 EET) Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium[4]
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
9 April UEFA Wome's Euro Play-Offs Portugal   0–1   Russia Lisbon, Portugal
19:30 Report
(UEFA)
Korovkina   51' Stadium: Estádio do Restelo
Referee: Esther Staubli (Switzerland)
13 April UEFA Wome's Euro Play-Offs Russia   0–0   Portugal Moscow, Russia
17:00 Report
(UEFA)
Stadium: Sapsan Arena
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
10 June Friendly United States   1–0   Portugal Houston, Texas, United States
2:30
Report Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Attendance: 9,951
Referee: Danielle Chesky (United States)
13 June Friendly Portugal   3–3   Nigeria Houston, Texas, United States
1:15
Report
Stadium: BBVA Stadium
Attendance: 4,424
Referee: Katja Koroleva (United States)

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

Position Name Ref.
Head coach   Francisco Neto

Manager historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squadEdit

  • The following players were called up to play against Finland and Scotland on 19 and 23 February 2021 respectively.[5]
  • Caps and goals accurate up to 27 October 2020.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Inês Pereira (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 22) 13 0   Sporting CP
12 1GK Patrícia Morais (1992-06-17) 17 June 1992 (age 29) 56 0   Sporting CP
22 1GK Rute Costa (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 27) 2 0   Famalicão

2 2DF Mónica Mendes (1993-06-16) 16 June 1993 (age 28) 51 2   Sporting CP
4 2DF Sílvia Rebelo (1989-05-20) 20 May 1989 (age 32) 101 1   Benfica
5 2DF Joana Marchão (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 24) 5 0   Sporting CP
9 2DF Ana Borges (1990-06-15) 15 June 1990 (age 31) 125 9   Sporting CP
15 2DF Carole Costa (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 31) 120 10   Benfica
19 2DF Diana Gomes (1998-07-26) 26 July 1998 (age 23) 5 0   Braga
2DF Alícia Correia (2003-04-29) 29 April 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Sporting CP
2DF Ana Seiça (2001-03-25) 25 March 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Benfica

3 3MF Catarina Amado (1999-07-21) 21 July 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Benfica
6 3MF Andreia Jacinto (2002-06-08) 8 June 2002 (age 19) 3 0   Sporting CP
7 3MF Cláudia Neto (C) (1988-04-18) 18 April 1988 (age 33) 131 19   Fiorentina
8 3MF Andreia Norton (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 (age 24) 37 4   Braga
11 3MF Tatiana Pinto (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 27) 38 1   Sporting CP
13 3MF Fátima Pinto (1996-01-16) 16 January 1996 (age 25) 42 1   Sporting CP
14 3MF Dolores Silva (1991-08-07) 7 August 1991 (age 29) 117 12   Braga
17 3MF Vanessa Marques (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 25) 61 7   Ferencváros
20 3MF Ana Capeta (1997-12-22) 22 December 1997 (age 23) 12 1   Sporting CP
21 3MF Kika Nazareth (2002-11-17) 17 November 2002 (age 18) 1 0   Benfica
3MF Andreia Faria (2000-04-19) 19 April 2000 (age 21) 5 0   Benfica

10 4FW Jéssica Silva (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 26) 64 7   Lyon
16 4FW Diana Silva (1995-06-04) 4 June 1995 (age 26) 58 13   Aston Villa
18 4FW Carolina Mendes (1987-11-27) 27 November 1987 (age 33) 91 19   Sporting CP
23 4FW Telma Encarnação (2001-10-11) 11 October 2001 (age 19) 4 0   Marítimo

Recent call-upsEdit

  • The following players were named to a Portugal squad in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up

DF Matilde Fidalgo (1994-05-15) 15 May 1994 (age 27) 43 0   Benfica vs. Cyprus on 27 October 2020


FW Mélissa Gomes (1994-04-27) 27 April 1994 (age 27) 13 0   Stade de Reims vs. Cyprus on 27 October 2020
FW Ana Leite (1991-10-23) 23 October 1991 (age 29) 65 4   Borussia Bocholt vs. Cyprus on 27 October 2020

Previous squadsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 2020.

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record 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 ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record 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 an 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 and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup."[7]

  Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 5th/6 3 1 0 2 2 8
1995 8th/8 4 0 0 4 1 14
1996 7th/8 4 1 0 3 4 10
1997 8th/8 4 0 1 3 0 8
1998 8th/8 4 0 1 3 3 8
1999 7th/8 4 1 1 2 2 10
2000 8th/8 4 0 0 4 1 17
2001 8th/8 4 0 0 4 3 11
2002 11th/12 4 1 0 3 6 10
2003 10th/12 4 1 2 1 5 5
2004 10th/12 4 2 0 2 7 4
2005 11th/12 4 1 0 3 5 9
2006 11th/11 2 0 0 2 0 7
2007 12th/12 4 0 2 2 2 7
2008 10th/12 4 2 1 1 6 5
2009 8th/12 4 3 1 0 6 3
2010 10th/12 4 2 1 1 7 4
2011 9th/12 4 2 2 0 6 3
2012 10th/12 4 2 0 2 6 3
2013 11th/12 4 1 1 2 3 6
2014 12th/12 4 1 0 3 5 9
2015 11th/12 4 0 2 2 5 9
2016 8th/8 4 0 0 4 2 8
2017 12th/12 4 0 1 3 0 9
2018 3rd/12 4 3 1 0 6 2
2019 12th/12 3 1 0 2 4 8
2020 8th/8 3 0 0 3 1 5
2021 Cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic[8]
Total - 103 25 17 61 95 198

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. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "SWNT'S fixture against Portugal to be played in Cyprus". www.scottishfa.co.uk.
  5. ^ "Convocadas Para Finlandia E Escocia" (in Portuguese). Federacao Portuguesa De Futebol. Retrieved 19 February 2021.
  6. ^ UEFA Women's Euro 2017 squad
  7. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.
  8. ^ "Setbacks before the Olympics – Algarve cup canceled". Tellerreport. 26 November 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2020.

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