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 and 20th in Europe. The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.
|Association||Football Association of Wales|
|Head coach||Gemma Grainger|
|Most caps||Jess Fishlock (119)|
|Top scorer||Helen Ward (43)|
|Current||34 (20 August 2021)|
|Highest||29 (June–September 2018)|
|Lowest||57 (May 2006)|
| Wales 2–3 Republic of Ireland|
(Llanelli, Wales; May 13, 1973)
| Wales 15–0 Azerbaijan |
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
| 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.
Win Draw Lose Fixture
|22 September 2020 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[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[note 1] UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying||Wales||0–1||Norway||Newport|
||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)
|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|
||Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium|
Referee: Stacey Pearson (England)
|15 June 2021 Friendly||Wales||0–1||Scotland||Llanelli|
||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)
Current coaching staffEdit
- As of 24 May 2021.
|Assistant coach||Loren Dykes|
|Assistant coach||Richard Thomas|
|Goalkeeper coach||Jen Herst|
|Head of physical performance||Luke Taylor|
- The following 26 players were named to the squad for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualifiers against Kazakhstan and Estonia on 17 and 21 September 2021, respectively.
- Caps and goals updated as of the game against Norway on 27 October 2020.
- 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||17 February 1997||7||0||Swansea City||Training camp, 15–20 February 2021|
|DF||Bethan Roberts||14 March 2003||0||0||Reading||v. Scotland, 15 June 2021|
|DF||Caitlin Morris||31 October 1999||0||0||Southampton||v. Belarus, 1 December 2020|
|MF||Kylie Nolan||27 June 1998||12||0||Cardiff City Ladies||v. Denmark, 13 April 2021|
|MF||Cerys Jones||23 August 2002||0||0||Brighton & Hove Albion||v. Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE|
|MF||Josie Longhurst||24 February 2002||0||0||Brighton & Hove Albion||v. Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE|
|MF||Bethan McGowan||27 February 2004||0||0||Arsenal||v. Faroe Islands, 22 October 2020 PRE|
|FW||Maria Francis-Jones||1 April 2003||0||0||Cardiff City Ladies||v. Scotland, 15 June 2021|
|FW||Nadia Lawrence||29 November 1989||42||3||Cardiff City Ladies||Training camp, 15–20 February 2021|
- INJ = Withdrew due to injury
- PRE = Preliminary squad
- *Active players in bold, statistics correct as of 2020.
Most capped playersEdit
FIFA Women's World CupEdit
|FIFA Women's World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1991||Did Not Enter||UEFA EURO 1991|
|1995||Did Not Qualify||UEFA EURO 1995|
|2023||To be determined||To be determined|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit
|UEFA Women's Championship record||Qualifying record|
|1984||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|1995||Did not qualify||6||0||0||6||5||36|
|2009||Did not qualify||11||3||0||8||11||21|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided by penalty kicks.
European Competition for Women's Football (Unofficial)Edit
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|
|did not enter|
|did not enter|
|2010||did not enter|
|did not enter|
- 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.
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- "Gemma Grainger: Wales appoint new manager to succeed Jayne Ludlow". BBC Sport. 19 March 2021.
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- "LOREN DYKES RETIRES FROM PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL". FA Wales. 8 February 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
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