Women's football in France

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The earliest known women's football match involving the French was a women's French team versus the Dick, Kerr's Ladies team from Preston, played at Goodison Park, Liverpool on Boxing Day 1920, attracted a crowd of 53,000 with another 10–15,000 reportedly turned away because the ground was full.[1][2]

Although popular amongst girls many experience prejudice and discrimination.[3]

National competition[edit]

Division 1 Féminine is the national league in France.

National team[edit]

Bruno Bini has done much to improve the France women's national football team.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Holden, Kit (1997-02-27). "When Ladies of Preston ruled the world - Sport". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Will (2009-09-09). "The forgotten story of ... the Dick, Kerr's Ladies football team | Will Buckley | Football | guardian.co.uk". Guardian. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Paris Journal; For French Girls, Playing Soccer Is a Tough Goal". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  4. ^ "French women's soccer team prepares for World Cup". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  5. ^ "Bini: The truth is on the pitch". FIFA.com. 2012-05-10. Retrieved 2012-08-02.