Colombia women's national football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Las Cafeteras (The Coffee Growers)
Las Chicas Superpoderosas (The Powerpuff Girls)
Association Federación Colombiana
de Fútbol
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Colombia Fabián Taborda
Captain Natalia Gaitán
Most caps Carmen Rodallega (34)
Top scorer Catalina Usme (14)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
FIFA ranking 29 Steady
Highest FIFA ranking 28 (December 2011, March 2012, June 2012, August 2012, December 2012, March 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 118 (June 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Colombia Colombia 4–1 Venezuela 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest win
Colombia Colombia 8–0 Venezuela 
(Lima, Peru; 11 April 2003)
 Uruguay 0–8 Colombia Colombia
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 6 June 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 12–0 Colombia Colombia
(Lima, Peru; 27 April 2003)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2011)
Best result Group Stage
South American Women's Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 1998)
Best result 2nd Place, 2010

The Colombia women's national football team (Las Cafeteras) represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and is controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. It is a member of the CONMEBOL. It is currently ranked 28th on the World and has qualified for one FIFA Women's World Cup, in Germany 2011.

Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and is also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina. Las Cafeteras also had participated in four Sudamericano Femenino, in 1998, 2003, 2006 and 2010.

Colombia were runners-up in the 2010 South American Women's Championship, their best ever finish, earning the team a place in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup finals in Germany.[1]

World Cup record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify
China 2007 Did Not Qualify
Germany 2011 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 0 4
Canada 2015 To Be Determined
Total 1/7 3 0 1 2 0 4

Sudamericano Femenino record[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 1991 Did Not Enter
Brazil 1995 Did Not Enter
Argentina 1998 First Group Stage 4 2 0 2 11 16
Peru 2003 3rd Place 5 2 1 2 12 16
Argentina 2006 First Group Stage 4 1 1 2 4 11
Ecuador 2010 2nd Place 7 4 1 2 19 8
Ecuador 2014 To Be Determined
Total 4/7 20 9 3 8 46 51

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score1 Competition Colombia scorers
July 17, 2012 Savièse, Switzerland  New Zealand 1–2 Friendly match Liana Salazar Goal 86'
July 25, 2012 Glasgow, United Kingdom  North Korea 0–2 2012 Summer Olympics Women's Tournament, Group Stage
July 28, 2012 Glasgow, United Kingdom  United States 0–3 2012 Summer Olympics Women's Tournament, Group Stage
July 31, 2012 Newcastle, United Kingdom  France 0–1 2012 Summer Olympics Women's Tournament, Group Stage
March 8, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Venezuela 0–1 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament
March 10, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Uruguay 2–0 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament Leyci Santos Goal 70', Diana Ospina Goal 88'
March 12, 2014 La Florida, Chile  Brazil 1–2 2014 South American Games Women's Tournament Mildrey Pineda Goal 66'

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Colombia squad in the women's football tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Castano, StefanyStefany Castaño (1994-01-11)11 January 1994 (aged 18) 0 0 United States Graceland University
2 3MF Ariza, TatianaTatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 21) 12 2 United States Austin Peay State University
3 2DF Gaitan, NataliaNatalia Gaitán (c) (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 21) 5 0 Spain CD Transportes Alcaine
4 2DF Ariza, NataliaNatalia Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 21) 2 0 United States Austin Peay State University
5 2DF Arias, NatalyNataly Arias (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 26) 16 3 United States University of Maryland
6 3MF Montoya, DanielaDaniela Montoya (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 21) 11 1 Colombia CD Formas Íntimas
7 4FW Velasquez, OrianicaOriánica Velásquez (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 22) 13 1 Spain CD Transportes Alcaine
8 3MF Rincon, YoreliYoreli Rincón (1993-07-27)27 July 1993 (aged 18) 14 8 United States Western New York Flash
9 3MF Rodallega, CarmenCarmen Rodallega (1983-07-15)15 July 1983 (aged 29) 34 6 Colombia CD Carlos Sarmiento Lora
10 3MF Usme, CatalinaCatalina Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 22) 20 14 Colombia Independiente Medellín
11 3MF Salazar, LianaLiana Salazar (1992-09-16)16 September 1992 (aged 19) 13 0 United States University of Kansas
12 1GK Sepulveda, SandraSandra Sepúlveda (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 24) 16 0 Colombia CD Formas Íntimas
13 2DF Dominguez, YuliethYulieth Domínguez (1993-09-06)6 September 1993 (aged 18) 17 3 Colombia Estudiantes F.C.
14 2DF Peduzine, KelisKelis Peduzine (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 29) 23 2 Colombia CD Eba
15 4FW Vidal, ÍngridÍngrid Vidal (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 21) 18 5 Colombia CD Generaciones Palmiranas
16 4FW Andrade, LadyLady Andrade (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 (aged 20) 8 1 Finland PK 35 Vantaa
17 4FW Ortiz, MelissaMelissa Ortiz (1990-01-24)24 January 1990 (aged 22) 0 0 United States Boston Breakers
18 3MF Montoya, Ana MariaAna María Montoya (1991-09-24)24 September 1991 (aged 20) 0 0 United States University of Arizona

2011 FIFA Women's World Cup squad[edit]

The final squad for the 2011 World Cup was announced on 13 June.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Forero (1992-01-25)25 January 1992 (aged 19) 10 0 Colombia Club Deportivo Gol Star
2 2DF Yuly Muñoz (1989-03-18)18 March 1989 (aged 22) 14 1 Colombia Club Deportivo Estudiantes F.C.
3 2DF Natalia Gaitán (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 20) 1 0 United States University of Toledo
4 3MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 22) 1 0 Colombia Club Deportivo Formas Íntimas
5 2DF Nataly Arias (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 25) 11 3 United States University of Maryland
6 3MF Daniela Montoya (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 20) Colombia Club Deportivo Formas Íntimas
7 4FW Catalina Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 21) 8 1 Colombia Independiente Medellín
8 2DF Andrea Peralta (1988-05-09)9 May 1988 (aged 23) 17 14 Brazil XV de Piracicaba
9 3MF Carmen Elisa Rodallega (1983-07-15)15 July 1983 (aged 27) 24 1 Colombia Sarmiento Lora
10 3MF Yoreli Rincón (1993-07-27)27 July 1993 (aged 17) 29 4 Brazil XV de Piracicaba
11 3MF Liana Salazar (1992-09-16)16 September 1992 (aged 18) 11 8 United States University of Kansas
12 1GK Sandra Sepúlveda (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 23) 10 0 Colombia Club Deportivo Formas Íntimas
13 3MF Yulieth Domínguez (1993-09-06)6 September 1993 (aged 17) 11 0 Colombia Club Deportivo Estudiantes F.C.
14 2DF Kelis Peduzine (1983-04-21)21 April 1983 (aged 28) 12 3 Colombia Club Deportivo Eba
15 3MF Tatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 20) 19 2 United States Austin Peay State University
16 4FW Lady Andrade (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 (aged 19) 10 1 Colombia Club Deportivo Inter de Bogotá
17 4FW Ingrid Vidal (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 20) 5 1 United States University of Kansas
18 4FW Katerin Castro (1991-11-21)21 November 1991 (aged 19) 14 5 Colombia Club Deportivo Estudiantes F.C.
19 2DF Fatima Montaño (1984-10-02)2 October 1984 (aged 26) 3 3 Colombia Club Deportivo Águila
20 3MF Orianica Velásquez Herrera (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 21) 10 1 United States Indiana University
21 1GK Alexandra Velasco (1985-08-23)23 August 1985 (aged 25) 0 0 Colombia Club Deportivo Gol Star

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil reign again, Colombia make history". FIFA. 22 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Women's Olympic Football Tournament London 2012 - List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. 2012-07-13. p. 10. Retrieved 2012-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Kolumbien kommt mit Rincón und Lady Andrade". womensoccer.de. 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-06-13.