Wales women's national football team

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Wales
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Wales
Head coach Finland Jarmo Matikainen
Most caps Michelle Green (89)
Top scorer Helen Lander (32)
FIFA ranking 37 Decrease1[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 36[2] (December 2013)
Lowest FIFA ranking 57[2] (May 2006)
First colours
Second colours
Biggest win
 Wales 15 – 0 Azerbaijan 
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 12 – 0  Wales
(Germany, 31 March 1994)
 Wales 0 – 12  Germany
(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 37th in the world[1] and 22nd in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Welsh FA.

Tournament performances[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[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 Qualify - - - - - - -
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.

European Championship[edit]

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

Algarve Cup[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Wales squad for the 2013 Algarve Cup.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Nicola Davies (1985-12-28) 28 December 1985 (age 28) England Chelsea 43 (0) v Canada 2001–02[17]
Rhian Noakes (1989-02-13) 13 February 1989 (age 25) Wales Cardiff City 39 (0) v Bulgaria, 2006–07[18]
Defenders
Kylie Davies (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 26) England Chelsea 20 (0) v Belgium, 2009–10[19]
Carys Hawkins (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 24) Sweden Sunnanå SK 0 (0)
Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 20) England Coventry City 8 (0) v New Zealand, 2010–11[20]
Danielle Oates (1994-12-12) 12 December 1994 (age 19) England Blackburn Rovers 0 (0)
Lauren Price (1994-06-25) 25 June 1994 (age 20) Wales Cardiff City 1 (0) v Denmark, 2010–11[21]
Nicola Cousins (1988-10-22) 22 October 1988 (age 25) Wales Cardiff City
Sophie Ingle (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 22) England Chelsea 29 (2) v Azerbaijan, 2009–10[22]
Midfielders
Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 26) England Bristol Academy 46 (3) v Netherlands, 2007–08[23]
Jessica Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 27) United States Seattle Reign FC 59 (17) v Switzerland, 2005–06[24]
Michelle Green (1982-12-18) 18 December 1982 (age 31) Wales Cardiff City 74 (5) v Scotland, 2001–02[25]
Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 20) England Bristol Academy[26] 8 (1) v Scotland, 27 October 2011[27]
Rachel Hignett (1995-09-14) 14 September 1995 (age 18) England Bristol Academy 1 (0)
Sarah Wiltshire (1991-07-07) 7 July 1991 (age 23) England Watford 7 (2)
Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 (age 21) United States East Tennessee State Buccaneers[28] 2 (0)
Forwards
Natasha Harding (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 25) England Bristol Academy 17 (3) v Switzerland, 2007–08[29]
Shan Jones (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 23) United States Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders v Luxembourg, 2010–11
Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 (age 24) Wales Cardiff City Ladies F.C.
Helen Lander (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 28) England Chelsea 52 (32) v Luxembourg, 2008–09[30]

Recent callups[edit]

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Gemma Border (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 30) Wales Swansea City[31]
Sophie Dando (1991-03-03) 3 March 1991 (age 23) Wales Cardiff City v Luxembourg, 2010–11[32]
Katy Maddock (1994-05-10) 10 May 1994 (age 20) England Everton[33]
Lauren Wells (1988-07-03) 3 July 1988 (age 26) England Bristol Academy v Finland 2003–04[34]
Defenders
Nia Jones (1992-04-06) 6 April 1992 (age 22) Wales Cardiff City 16 (1) v Bulgaria, 2010–11[35]
Jasmin Dutton (1992-12-02) 2 December 1992 (age 21) England Tranmere Rovers v Slovenia, 2009–10[36]
Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 26) Wales Cardiff City
Fran Howells (1988-09-18) 18 September 1988 (age 25) United States Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders v Moldova, 2005–06[37]
Emma Jones (1982-08-21) 21 August 1982 (age 31) England Liverpool v Belgium, 1999-00[38]
Tija Richardson (1992-07-22) 22 July 1992 (age 21) Wales Swansea City v Luxembourg, 2010–11[39]
Lauren Townsend (1990-11-10) 10 November 1990 (age 23) Wales Cardiff City v Portugal, 2007–08[40]
Sally Wade (1984-07-84) 84 July 1984 (age 29) England Barnet v Portugal, 2007–08[41]
Midfielders
Sarah Adams (1991-02-11) 11 February 1991 (age 23) Wales Swansea City v China, 2010–11
Helen Bleazard (1990-08-14) 14 August 1990 (age 23) England Chelsea v New Zealand, 2010–11[42]
Katie Daley (1986-01-05) 5 January 1986 (age 28) England Chelsea v Canada 2001–02[43]
Milly Durrant (1985-05-09) 9 May 1985 (age 29) England Coventry City v Portugal, 2002–03[44]
Eleri Earnshaw (1985-05-17) 17 May 1985 (age 29) United States SoccerPlus Connecticut v Scotland 2001–02[45]
Gina Goulding (1991-04-02) 2 April 1991 (age 23) England Birmingham City v Luxembourg, 2010–11[46]
Ellis Parsons (1993-04-17) 17 April 1993 (age 21) United States East Tennessee State Buccaneers[47]
Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 (age 21) England Watford 2 (0) v Azerbaijan, 2010–11[48]
Jayne Ludlow (1979-01-07) 7 January 1979 (age 35) England Arsenal 60 (19) v Republic of Ireland, 1995–96[49]
Forwards
Zoe Atkins (1992-05-04) 4 May 1992 (age 22) Wales Cardiff City v Luxembourg, 2010–11[50]
Cheryl Foster (1980-10-04) 4 October 1980 (age 33) England Liverpool v Republic of Ireland, 1997–98[51]
Amie Lea (1989-08-02) 2 August 1989 (age 24) Wales Cardiff City v Luxembourg, 20 April 2011[52]
Sharla Passariello (1992-01-14) 14 January 1992 (age 22) United States South Florida Bulls v Slovenia, 2009–10[53]
Emma Plewa (1990-09-08) 8 September 1990 (age 23) England Chelsea v Finland, 2007–08[54]
Erin Vaughan (1986-02-15) 15 February 1986 (age 28) England Aston Villa v Switzerland, 2005–06[55]
Laura-May Walkley (1991-05-19) 19 May 1991 (age 23) England Bristol Academy v Chile, 2010–11[56]
Jodie Botterill (1985-04-15) 15 April 1985 (age 29) Finland Åland United 2 (0) v North Korea, 19 July 2012[57]
Gwennan Harries (1988-01-05) 5 January 1988 (age 26) England Everton 56 (18) v Moldova, 2005–06[58]
Hannah Keryakoplis (1994-02-01) 1 February 1994 (age 20) England Liverpool[59] 12 (2) v France, 22 October 2011[60]

Results and Fixtures, 2011–12[edit]

Results[edit]

Friendly

2011 Matchworld Women's Cup

Friendly

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 4

2012 Algarve Cup

Upcoming fixtures[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro 2013 qualifying – Group 4

4 April 2012
20:50
France  4–0  Wales
Thomis Goal 9'38'50'
Abily Goal 80'
Report
Stade Michel d'Ornano, Caen
Attendance: 16,738
Referee: Pernilla Larsson (Sweden)

Coaching staff[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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