Austria women's national football team

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Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association ÖFB
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Austria Dominik Thalhammer
Captain Viktoria Schnaderbeck
Most caps Sonja Spieler (62)
Top scorer Nina Burger (32)
FIFA ranking 26 Increase 3
Highest FIFA ranking 26 (June 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 48 (July 2003)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Mexico 9–0 Austria 
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
Biggest win
 Austria 11–0 Armenia 
(Waidhofen, Austria, 10 May 2003)
 Austria 11-0 Armenia 
(Waidhofen, Austria, 13 May 2003)
Biggest defeat
 Mexico 9–0 Austria 
(Bari, Italy, 6 July 1970)
  Switzerland 9–0 Austria 
(8 November 1970)
World Cup
Appearances 0
UEFA Women's Euro
Appearances 0

The Austria women's national football team represents Austria in international women's football.

The team is made up mainly of players from the Austrian and German Women's Bundesligas. As yet the team has never qualified for any major tournament (World Cup, Euro, or Olympics).

History[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

The Austrian team started playing on July 6, 1970 against Mexico in Bari, Italy, competing in the Women's World Cup 1970, unofficial competition held in that country from July 6 to July 15, 1970. The result was a 9-0 crushing defeat, which remains one of its worst results in its history, with this result Austria was quickly out of the competition, playing after months against Switzerland, repeating itself again the defeat against Mexico, 9-0.

It played two recognized friendlies against Switzerland before the first Women's World Cup in 1978 and 1990, losing both by 6-2 and 5-1. The Austrian team did not participate in the inaugural Women's World Cup 1991 in China and also the 1995 edition in Sweden, but during that time played international friendlies. Austria played Women's Euro 1997 Qualifiers, held in Norway and Sweden. It was placed in Class B, in Group 7 with Switzerland, Yugoslavia and Greece, winning three games in a single chance against their three opponents, tying a game against Greece and losing two against Switzerland and Yugoslavia, finishing third in the group and eliminated from both tournaments. Thus, Austria did not enter the 1999 World Cup Qualifiers, held in the United States. Austria ended 1999 with three games of qualifying for the Euro 2001.

2000's and 2010's[edit]

The team started 2000 with a 3-0 defeat against Belgium, four days later they lost again, with Poland by 3-2 but won 1-0 against Wales, finishing third and returning to be eliminated from a tournament. The Austrian played their first game of the 2003 World Cup Qualification against Scotland losing 2-1 with goal of Stallinger in the 21st minute, then played against Wales and won 2-0 with another goal from Stallinger and one from Schalkhammer-Hufnagl. Their third match against Belgium was also a defeat, 3-1 with a goal by Spieler at 59 '. Austria lost their second match against Belgium 4-2, with goals from Szankovich and Fuhrmann, after a month, the team played against Scotland, with a crushing defeat for 5-0 and finally a 1-1 draw with Wales with goal of Spieler at 45 ', eliminated by ending with 4 points from one win, one tie and four losses. The latest and best performing competition of Austria was the qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2011, where they started bad but reached third place with 10 points, product of three wins, one draw and four defeats. They are currently playing in the 2015 Women's World Cup Qualification, to be held in Canada from June to July 2015.

Record at Tournaments[edit]

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To Be Determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Euro[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Germany 1989 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Norway Sweden 1997 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/11 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014 Algarve Cup.

Head coach: Dominik Thalhammer

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Anna-Carina Kristler (1988-07-17)July 17, 1988 (aged 25) Austria SK Sturm Damen
2 3MF Julia Tabotta (1994-07-25)July 25, 1994 (aged 19) Sweden FSK St.Pölten – Spratzern
3 3MF Jennifer Pöltl (1993-08-04)August 4, 1993 (aged 20) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
4 2DF Romina Bell (1993-05-14)May 14, 1993 (aged 20) United States AIC Springfield
6 3MF Jelena Prvulovic (1994-09-16)September 16, 1994 (aged 19) Austria USC Landhaus
7 3MF Laura Feiersinger (1993-04-05)April 5, 1993 (aged 20) Germany FC Bayern Munich
8 3MF Nadine Prohaska (1990-08-15)August 15, 1990 (aged 23) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
9 3MF Sarah Zadrazil (1993-02-19)February 19, 1993 (aged 21) United States ETSU Buccaneers
10 4FW Nina Burger (1987-12-27)December 27, 1987 (aged 26) United States Houston Dash
11 3MF Viktoria Schnaderbeck (c) (1991-01-04)January 4, 1991 (aged 23) Germany FC Bayern Munich
14 3MF Heike Manhart (1993-01-07)January 7, 1993 (aged 21) Hungary Viktória FC-Szombathely
15 2DF Virginia Kirchberger (1993-05-25)May 25, 1993 (aged 20) Germany BV Cloppenburg
16 3MF Jasmin Eder (1992-10-08)October 8, 1992 (aged 21) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
17 3MF Sarah Puntigam (1992-10-13)October 13, 1992 (aged 21) Switzerland SC Kriens
18 2DF Verena Aschauer (1994-01-20)January 20, 1994 (aged 20) Germany BV Cloppenburg
19 3MF Elisabeth Tieber (1990-07-04)July 4, 1990 (aged 23) Austria SK Sturm Damen
20 4FW Lisa Makas (1992-05-11)May 11, 1992 (aged 21) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
21 1GK Manuela Zinsberger (1995-10-19)October 19, 1995 (aged 18) Austria SV Neulengbach

Statistics[edit]

Last updated: 31 October 2013

      Still active national team players are highlighted

See also[edit]

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