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 35th in the world[3] and 20th in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.

Wales
AssociationFootball Association of Wales
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJayne Ludlow
CaptainSophie Ingle
Most capsJess Fishlock (116)
Top scorerHelen Ward (43)
FIFA codeWAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 34 Steady (26 June 2020)[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)

HistoryEdit

Home stadiumEdit

AchievementsEdit

Women's World Cup recordEdit

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
  1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
  2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
   2023 To Be Determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/9 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship recordEdit

  • Unofficial competitions:
  • European Competition for Women's Football:
  • UEFA Women's Championship:

Algarve Cup recordEdit

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.

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

HonoursEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name Ref.
Head coach   Jayne Ludlow

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against   Faroe Islands and   Norway on 22 and 27 October 2020, respectively.[15]

Caps and goals updated as of the game against   Northern Ireland on 3 September 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 29) 33 0   Cardiff City Ladies
1GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 19) 0 0   Coventry United
1GK Poppy Soper (2002-05-04) 4 May 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Plymouth Argyle

2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 29) 97 2   Chelsea
2DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 27) 56 3   Manchester United
2DF Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 20) 0 0   Reading
2DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 24) 24 0   Bristol City
2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 30) 26 1   Liverpool

3MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 26) 81 3   Reading
3MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 33) 113 29   Reading
3MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 27) 11 0   Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 22) 29 3   London Bees
3MF Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 22) 12 0   Cardiff City Ladies
3MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 17) 1 0   Manchester United
3MF Cerys Jones (2002-08-23) 23 August 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Josie Longhurst (2002-02-24) 24 February 2002 (age 18) 0 0   Brighton & Hove Albion
3MF Georgia Walters (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 (age 27) 0 0   Blackburn Rovers
3MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 19) 0 0   Manchester United
3MF Bethan McGowan (2004-02-27) 27 February 2004 (age 16) 0 0   Arsenal

4FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 30) 38 1   Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 28) 30 0   Reading
4FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 19) 8 0   Blackburn Rovers
4FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 34) 88 42   Watford
4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 32) 42 11   Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 31) 80 16   Reading
4FW Maria Francis-Jones (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 17) 0 0   Cardiff City Ladies

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the 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 23) 7 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Norway, 22 September 2020

DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 32) 103 3 Retired v.   Estonia, 6 March 2020

MF Jasmine Turner   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Estonia, 6 March 2020
MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 27) 12 0   Bristol City v.   Estonia, 6 March 2020

FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 20) 2 0   Crystal Palace v.   Norway, 22 September 2020
FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 18) 3 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Estonia, 6 March 2020

Notes:

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

Previous squadsEdit

Algarve Cup

Individual recordsEdit

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

ManagersEdit

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.

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2019Edit

12 November 2019 (2019-11-12) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifyingNorthern Ireland  0–0  WalesSeaview, Belfast
20:45 (19:45 GMT) Report Attendance: 1,177
Referee: Karoline Wacker (Germany)

2020Edit

22 September 2020 (2020-09-22) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifyingNorway  1–0  WalesUllevaal Stadion, Oslo
18:00 Reiten   29' Report Referee: Petra Pavlíková (Slovakia)
22 October 2020 (2020-10-22)[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifyingWales  4–0  Faroe IslandsNewport, Wales
20:05 (19:05 BST) Ward   34'

Harding   58,61'

Woodham   67'
Report Stadium: Rodney Parade,Newport
Attendance: 0
Referee: Vesna Budimir (Croatia)

Note: Match played behind closed doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom

27 October 2020 (2020-10-27)[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifyingWales  0–1  NorwayRodney Parade, Newport
Report
Referee: Marta Frías Acedo (Spain)
30 November 2020 (2020-11-30)[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifyingWales  v  Belarus
Report

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 26 June 2020. Retrieved 26 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Wales". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  3. ^ "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  4. ^ Erik Garvin. "Inofficial European Women Championship 1979". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  5. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1982–1984". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  6. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1985–1987". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  7. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  8. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  9. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1991–93". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  10. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1993–95". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  11. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 1995–97". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  12. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  13. ^ Sébastien Duret; Todd Roman; Lars Aarhus; Sturmius Burkert. "European Women Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  14. ^ Todd Roman. "European Women Championship 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  15. ^ https://www.faw.cymru/en/news/squad-announced-faroe-islands-norway-showdowns/
  16. ^ Cite error: The named reference COVID-19 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  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.[16] These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played between October and December 2020.

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