Wales women's national football team

The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 31st in the world[3] and 20th in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.

Wales
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Association of Wales
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachGemma Grainger
CaptainMaddie potter
Most capsJess Fishlock (119)
Top scorerHelen Ward (43)
FIFA codeWAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 34 Steady (20 August 2021)[1]
Highest29[2] (June–September 2018)
Lowest57[2] (May 2006)
First international
 Wales 2–3  Republic of Ireland
(Llanelli, Wales; May 13, 1973)
Biggest win
 Wales 15–0 Azerbaijan 
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 12–0  Wales
(Bielefeld, Germany, 31 March 1994)
 Wales 0–12  Germany
(Swansea, Wales, 5 May 1994)

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

22 September 2020 (2020-09-22) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Norway   1–0   Wales Oslo, Norway
18:00 Reiten   29' Report Stadium: Ullevaal Stadion
Referee: Petra Pavlíková (Slovakia)
22 October 2020 (2020-10-22)[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales   4–0   Faroe Islands Newport
20:05 (19:05 BST)
Report Stadium: Rodney Parade
Attendance: 0 (behind closed doors)
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)
27 October 2020 (2020-10-27)[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales   0–1   Norway Newport
Report
Stadium: Rodney Parade
Referee: Marta Frías Acedo (Spain)
1 December[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Wales   3–0   Belarus Newport
20:10 (19:10 GMT)
Report Stadium: Rodney Parade
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)

2021Edit

9 April 2021 Friendly Wales   0–3   Canada Cardiff
18:00 Report
Stadium: Leckwith Stadium
Referee: Kirsty Dowle
13 April 2021 Friendly Wales   1–1   Denmark Cardiff
19:15
Report
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium
Referee: Stacey Pearson (England)
15 June 2021 Friendly Wales   0–1   Scotland Llanelli
19:15 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Parc y Scarlets
Referee: Louise Thomson (England)
17 September 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group I Wales   6–0   Kazakhstan Llanelli, Wales
20:15 (19:15 BST)
Report Stadium: Parc y Scarlets
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

As of 24 May 2021.[4]
Position Name
Manager   Gemma Grainger
Assistant coach   Loren Dykes
Assistant coach   Richard Thomas
Goalkeeper coach   Jen Herst
Head of physical performance   Luke Taylor

Manager historyEdit

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 30) 35 0   Cardiff City Ladies
1GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 20) 0 0   Coventry United
1GK Poppy Soper (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Plymouth Argyle

2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 30) 104 2   Chelsea
2DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 28) 62 2   Manchester United
2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 31) 29 1   Liverpool
2DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 25) 24 0   Reading
2DF Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 21) 10 0   Bristol City
2DF Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 21) 2 1   Reading
2DF Esther Morgan (2002-08-28) 28 August 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Tottenham Hotspur

3MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 34) 119 30   OL Reign
3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 27) 85 3   North Carolina Courage
3MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 23) 29 3   Coventry United
3MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 28) 14 1   Charlton Athletic
3MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 28) 11 0   Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Ceri Holland (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 23) 2 0   Liverpool
3MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Charlton Athletic
3MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Manchester United
3MF Georgia Walters (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 (age 28) 0 0   Liverpool
3MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Manchester United

4FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 35) 89 43   Watford
4FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 32) 86 19   Reading
4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 33) 49 11   Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 29) 30 0   Reading
4FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 20) 8 0   Charlton Athletic
4FW Hannah Cain (1999-02-11) 11 February 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Leicester City

Recent call-upsEdit

  • The following players have been called up for a Wales squad in the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 24) 7 0   Swansea City Training camp, 15–20 February 2021

DF Bethan Roberts (2003-03-14) 14 March 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Reading v.   Scotland, 15 June 2021
DF Caitlin Morris (1999-10-31) 31 October 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Southampton v.   Belarus, 1 December 2020

MF Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 23) 12 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Denmark, 13 April 2021
MF Cerys Jones (2002-08-23) 23 August 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Brighton & Hove Albion v.   Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE
MF Josie Longhurst (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 19) 0 0   Brighton & Hove Albion v.   Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE
MF Bethan McGowan (2004-02-27) 27 February 2004 (age 17) 0 0   Arsenal v.   Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE

FW Maria Francis-Jones (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 18) 0 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Scotland, 15 June 2021
FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 31) 42 3   Cardiff City Ladies Training camp, 15–20 February 2021

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad

CaptainsEdit

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 Result GP W D* L GF GA GD GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did Not Enter UEFA EURO 1991
  1995 Did Not Qualify UEFA EURO 1995
  1999 6 0 2 4 7 21 -14
  2003 6 0 1 5 2 13 -11
  2007 6 4 2 0 17 2 +15
  2011 8 3 0 5 23 16 +7
  2015 10 6 1 3 18 9 +9
  2019 8 5 2 1 7 4 +3
   2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 0/9 - - - - - - - 44 18 8 18 74 65 +9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GP W D* L GF GA
     1984 Did not enter Did not enter
  1987
  1989
  1991
  1993
     1995 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 5 36
   1997 8 2 1 5 9 15
  2001 6 0 2 4 3 16
  2005 Withdrew Withdrew
  2009 Did not qualify 11 3 0 8 11 21
  2013 8 3 1 4 12 14
  2017 8 3 2 3 13 11
  2022 8 4 2 2 16 4
Total 0/13 - - - - - - 55 15 8 32 69 117
*Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty kicks.

European Competition for Women's Football (Unofficial)Edit

1979 : Group Stage[16]

Algarve CupEdit

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer 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.

  Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994
to 2001
did not enter
2002 12th 4 1 0 3 1 9
2003 12th 4 0 2 2 4 8
2004 10th 4 2 0 2 6 8
2005
to 2008
did not enter
2009 12th 4 1 0 3 8 6
2010 did not enter
2011 8th 4 2 0 2 6 7
2012 8th 4 2 1 1 3 4
2013 12th 4 1 2 1 3 4
2014
to 2018
did not enter
Total 7/25 28 9 5 14 31 47

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c All matches originally scheduled to be played in April and June 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played between October and December 2020.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Wales". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  4. ^ "GRAINGER CONFIRMS COACHING STAFF". FA Wales. 24 May 2021. Retrieved 25 May 2021.
  5. ^ "North Wales women's football greats: No 3 - Ceryl Tindall-Jones". February 8, 2021.
  6. ^ "Internationale wedstrijden - KBVB". static.belgianfootball.be.
  7. ^ "Keeper coach Tucker joins Swans". BBC Sport. 15 July 2009.
  8. ^ Leighton, Tony (4 October 2010). "New Wales coach Jarmo Matikainen sets sights on Euro 2013 qualification". The Guardian.
  9. ^ "Wales Women lose manager Jarmo Matikainen". BBC Sport. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  10. ^ "National Women's Teams Manager - Jayne Ludow". Football Association of Wales. 2 October 2014.
  11. ^ "Jayne Ludlow: Wales manager leaves role". BBC Sport. 18 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Gemma Grainger: Wales appoint new manager to succeed Jayne Ludlow". BBC Sport. 19 March 2021.
  13. ^ https://www.faw.cymru/en/news/cymru-squad-announced-face-kazakhstan-and-estonia/
  14. ^ Pitman, Mark (20 February 2015). "Ingle ready to lead Wales". UEFA. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  15. ^ "LOREN DYKES RETIRES FROM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL". FA Wales. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  16. ^ Erik Garvin. "Inofficial European Women Championship 1979". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.

External linksEdit