Wales women's national football team

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Wales
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jayne Ludlow
Captain Sophie Ingle
Most caps Jessica Fishlock (101)
Top scorer Helen Ward (39)
FIFA code WAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 29 Increase 5 (22 June 2018)[1]
Highest 29[2] (June 2018)
Lowest 57[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)

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[1] and 20th in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Welsh FA.

Tournament performances

FIFA World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

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

Algarve Cup

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
Portugal 1994
to 2001
did not enter
Portugal 2002 12th 4 1 0 3 1 9
Portugal 2003 12th 4 0 2 2 4 8
Portugal 2004 10th 4 2 0 2 6 8
Portugal 2005
to 2008
did not enter
Portugal 2009 12th 4 1 0 3 8 6
Portugal 2010 did not enter
Portugal 2011 8th 4 2 0 2 6 7
Portugal 2012 8th 4 2 1 1 3 4
Portugal 2013 12th 4 1 2 1 3 4
Portugal 2014
to 2018
did not enter
Total 7/25 28 9 5 14 31 47

Players

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

Current squad

The following players were named to the squad for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification match against  England on 31 August 2018.[14]

Manager: Wales Jayne Ludlow

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 (age 21) Wales Cardiff City
1GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 (age 17) England Nettleham
1GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 27) Wales Cardiff City Ladies

2DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 30) England Bristol City
2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 27) England Chelsea
2DF Alice Griffiths (2001-01-22) 22 January 2001 (age 17) Wales Cyncoed Ladies
2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 28) England Liverpool
2DF Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 26) England Reading
2DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 (age 22) England Bristol City

3MF Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 (age 17) England Everton
3MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 31) United States Seattle Reign
3MF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 24) England Birmingham City
3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 24) England Everton

4FW Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 28) Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 29) England Reading
4FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 (age 18) Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 32) England Watford
4FW Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 (age 20) Wales Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Peyton Vincze (2000-10-19) 19 October 2000 (age 17) United States FC Wichita
4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 30) England Brighton & Hove Albion

Recent call-ups

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
DF Tamsyn Sibanda (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 (age 17) v.  Russia, 12 June 2018
DF Amina Vine (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 17) England Bristol City 2018 Cyprus Cup
DF Ellie Lake (1999-03-05) 5 March 1999 (age 19) Wales Swansea City 2018 Cyprus Cup
DF Shaunna Jenkins (1999-08-27) 27 August 1999 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City Ladies v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 November 2017

MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 20) England Bristol City v.  England, 6 April 2018
MF Gwen Davies (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 19) Wales Cardiff City Ladies 2018 Cyprus Cup
MF Chloe Lloyd (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 21) England Yeovil Town v.  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 28 November 2017
MF Emma Beynon (1996-03-04) 4 March 1996 (age 22) Wales Swansea City v.  Kazakhstan, 17 September 2017
MF Georgia Evans (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 (age 22) England Yeovil Town v.  Kazakhstan, 17 September 2017

FW Melissa Fletcher (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 26) Retired v.  Russia, 12 June 2018
FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 (age 16) Unattached v.  Russia, 12 June 2018
FW Hannah Miles (1998-04-13) 13 April 1998 (age 20) England Yeovil Town v.  Russia, 12 June 2018
FW Chloe Chivers (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 19) England Oxford United 2018 Cyprus Cup

Notes:

  • PRE = Preliminary squad

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wales". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  3. ^ Erik Garvin. "Inofficial European Women Championship 1979". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1982–1984". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  5. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1985–1987". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  6. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  7. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  8. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1991–93". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  9. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1993–95". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  10. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 1995–97". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  11. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  12. ^ Sébastien Duret; Todd Roman; Lars Aarhus; Sturmius Burkert. "European Women Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  13. ^ Todd Roman. "European Women Championship 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  14. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/45126889

External links

  • Official website
  • FIFA profile
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