Romania women's national football team

The Romania women's national football team represents Romania in international women's football. Their most recent competition is qualification for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Despite not gaining as much success as the men's, the women's team has been improving greatly, and almost qualified for UEFA Women's Euro and FIFA Women's World Cup. The rise of women's team is the chance for Romania to become the first Balkan nation to play on an international competitions, and become the first nation to have both men and women's teams participating in both tournaments. The only rival for them in the Balkans, is Serbia, as Serbian women's team had almost qualified for a major tournament recently.

Romania
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationRomanian Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMirel Albon[1]
CaptainFlorentina Olar
FIFA codeROU
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 43 Decrease 1 (13 December 2019)[2]
Highest31 (May 2006)
Lowest43 (September 2018)
First international
Romania Romania 4–1 Moldova Moldova
(Romania; September 10, 1990)
Biggest win
Romania Romania 13–0 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
(Turkey; February 27, 2019)
Biggest defeat
Iceland Iceland 8–0 Romania Romania
(Iceland; September 30, 2000)
Sweden Sweden 8–0 Romania Romania
(Sweden; October 15, 1995)
Denmark Denmark 8–0 Romania Romania
(Denmark; October 10, 1995)

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA Qual. Round Position MP W D L GF GA
  1991 Did not enter via 1991 UEFA Women's Championship
  1995 Did not qualify via 1995 UEFA Women's Championship
  1999 Group 8/Playoff B 1st/lost 10 5 3 2 32 12
  2003 Group 7 4th 8 2 2 4 18 13
  2007 Group 7 2nd 6 3 0 3 14 10
  2011 Group 4 4th 8 2 2 4 14 13
  2015 Group 2 2nd 10 3 2 5 18 11
  2019 Group 6 4th 8 1 2 5 7 15
Total 50 16 11 23 103 74

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA Qual. Round Position MP W D L GF GA
  1984 Did not enter
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993 Did not qualify Group 3 2nd 4 1 3 0 2 1
  1995 Group 2 2nd 6 3 2 1 16 5
   1997 Group 4/Playoff AB 4th/lost 8 1 1 6 7 35
  2001 Group 7/Playoff AB 1st/lost 10 7 2 1 36 15
  2005 Group 5 2nd 8 5 3 0 29 5
  2009 Group A4/Group 2 1st/4th 11 4 1 6 18 29
  2013 Group 2 3rd 10 5 1 4 20 20
  2017 Group 3/ Playoff 2nd/lost 10 5 3 2 18 9
  2021 To Be Determined To Be Determined
Total 67 31 16 20 146 119

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following squad was announced for the Four Nations Tournament in January 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Andreea Părăluță (1994-11-27) 27 November 1994 (age 25)   Levante
12 1GK Linda Kajtár (1997-02-11) 11 February 1997 (age 22)   Vasas Femina

2 2DF Olivia Oprea (1987-03-19) 19 March 1987 (age 32)   Pozoalbense
3 2DF Melinda Nagy (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 19)   Olimpia Cluj
5 2DF Teodora Meluță (1999-08-03) 3 August 1999 (age 20)   Olimpia Cluj
6 2DF Brigitta Gődér (1992-05-06) 6 May 1992 (age 27)   Győri ETO
16 2DF Bianca Sandu (1992-04-22) 22 April 1992 (age 27)   Diósgyőr

4 3MF Claudia Pană (2002-01-23) 23 January 2002 (age 18)   Olimpia Cluj
8 3MF Ștefania Vătafu (1993-07-12) 12 July 1993 (age 26)   RSC Anderlecht
11 3MF Florentina Olar-Spânu (Captain) (1985-08-06) 6 August 1985 (age 34)   FC Nordsjælland
13 3MF Erika Geréd (1999-04-28) 28 April 1999 (age 20)   Vasas Femina
14 3MF Andrea Herczeg (1994-09-13) 13 September 1994 (age 25)   Kungsbacka DFF
15 3MF Claudia Bistrian (1996-08-31) 31 August 1996 (age 23)   Fortuna Becicherecu Mic
17 3MF Maria Neacșu (1999-09-27) 27 September 1999 (age 20)   Olimpia Cluj
18 3MF Beatrice Tărășilă (1997-05-21) 21 May 1997 (age 22)   Olimpia Cluj
19 3MF Mihaela Ciolacu (1998-08-12) 12 August 1998 (age 21)   Olimpia Cluj
20 3MF Cristina Carp (1997-07-28) 28 July 1997 (age 22)   Olimpia Cluj

9 4FW Mara Bâtea (1995-04-12) 12 April 1995 (age 24)   Olimpia Cluj

Recent resultsEdit

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

2019Edit

2019 4 Nations TournamentSouth Korea  3−0  RomaniaMeizhou, China
2019 4 Nations TournamentNigeria  4−1  RomaniaMeizhou, China
2019 Turkish Women's CupTurkmenistan  0−13  RomaniaAlanya, Turkey
2019 Turkish Women's CupUzbekistan  0−1  RomaniaAlanya, Turkey
2019 Turkish Women's CupIndia  0−3  RomaniaAlanya, Turkey
2019 Turkish Women's CupFrance B  7−0  RomaniaAlanya, Turkey
2019 FriendlyRomania  2−0  MaltaMogoșoaia, Romania

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Romania". UEFA. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 13 December 2019. Retrieved 13 December 2019.

External linksEdit