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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 capsJessica Fishlock (101)
Top scorerHelen Ward (39)
FIFA codeWAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 32 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[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)

Contents

Tournament performancesEdit

FIFA 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 - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European ChampionshipEdit

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

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.

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

PlayersEdit

Up-to-date women's caps and goals statistics are not published by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Current squadEdit

The following 22 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against   Faroe Islands and   Northern Ireland on 29 August and 3 September 2019, respectively.[15][16]

Manager:   Jayne Ludlow

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Club
1GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 28)   Cardiff City Ladies
1GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 22)   Cardiff City FC
1GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 17)   Huddersfield Town

2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 27)   Chelsea
2DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 25)   Manchester United
2DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 31)   Bristol City
2DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 23)   Bristol City
2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 28)   Liverpool
2DF Ella Powell (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 (age 19)   Lewes

3MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 21)   Charlton Athletic
3MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 (age 19)   Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 25)   Reading
3MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 (age 15)   Cardiff City Ladies
3MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 26)   Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 26)   Tottenham Hotspur

4FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 18)   Everton
4FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 30)   Reading
4FW Emma Jones (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 24)   Lewes
4FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 33)   Watford
4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 31)   Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 (age 18)   Charlton Athletic
4FW Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 21)   Cardiff City Ladies

Recent call-upsEdit

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Emma Gibbon (1999-02-06) 6 February 1999 (age 20)   Tottenham Hotspur v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018

DF Tamsyn Sibanda (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 18)   Arsenal v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
DF Alice Griffiths (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Charlton Athletic v.   England, 31 August 2018

MF Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 26) - -   Reading v.   Faroe Islands, 29 August 2019 PRE
MF Chloe Lloyd (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 22) - -   Cardiff City Ladies v.   New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Georgia Evans (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 23) - -   Yeovil Town v.   New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 32) 101 29   Reign FC v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
MF Gwen Davies (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 20)   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
MF Kelly Isaac (1988-01-09) 9 January 1988 (age 31)   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 18)   Wolverhampton Wanderers v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018

FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 19) 2 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 29) 16 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Cori Williams (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 28)   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 17) 0 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Italy, 22 January 2019
FW Hannah Miles (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 21) 2 0   Cardiff City Ladies v.   Portugal, 13 November 2018
FW Peyton Vincze (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 18) 3 0   Oklahoma State Cowgirls v.   England, 31 August 2018

Notes:

  • PRE = Preliminary squad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  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/ludlow-names-squad-euro-2021-qualifiers/?back=/en/wales/news/&rank=1
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/Cymru/status/1164537711572635649

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