Austria women's national football team

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Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationÖsterreichischer Fußball-Bund (ÖFB)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachIrene Fuhrmann
CaptainViktoria Schnaderbeck
Most capsNina Burger (108)[1]
Sarah Puntigam (108)
Top scorerNina Burger (53)[1]
FIFA codeAUT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 21 Decrease 1 (16 April 2021)[2]
Highest20 (September 2017)
Lowest48 (July 2003)
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)
European Championship
Appearances1 (first in 2017)
Best resultSemifinals (2017)

The Austria women's national football team represents Austria in international women's football competition. The team is controlled by the Austrian Football Association.

The national team is made up mainly of players from the Austrian and German Women's Bundesligas. In 2016 the team qualified for its first-ever major tournament: UEFA Women's Euro 2017.

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,[3] 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.

2000s and 2010s[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 Austrians played their first game of the 2003 World Cup Qualification against Scotland losing 2–1 with goal from 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 a 3–1 defeat, with a goal by Spieler in the 59th minute. 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 Austria's only goal coming from Spieler in the 45th minute, ending with 4 points from one win, one tie and four losses, and thus eliminated. The latest and best performing competition of Austria was the qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2011, where they started out poorly but reached third place with 10 points, the product of three wins, one draw and four defeats. They played the 2015 Women's World Cup Qualification, but failed to qualify.

Results and fixtures[edit]

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2020[edit]

22 September UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Kazakhstan  0–5  Austria Shymkent, Kazakhstan
12:00
Report
Stadium: Namyz Stadium
Attendance: 0
1 December UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Austria  1–0  Serbia Altach, Austria
Report Stadium: Altach Arena
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)

2021[edit]

19 February Friendly Austria  1–6  Sweden Paola, Malta
15:00 UTC+1 Report
Stadium: Hibernians Stadium
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
23 February Friendly Austria  1–0  Slovakia Paola, Malta
18:30 UTC+1
Report Stadium: Hibernians Stadium
Referee: Alina Pesu (Romania)
11 April Friendly Austria  2–2  Finland Ritzing, Austria
13:30
Report
Stadium: Sonnenseestadion
Referee: Eszter Urban (Hungary)
14 June Friendly Austria  2–3  Italy Wiener Neustadt, Austria
16:30
Report
Stadium: Stadion Wiener Neustadt
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Irene Fuhrmann

Manager history[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • Caps and goals are current as of 14 June 2021, after match against  Italy.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Manuela Zinsberger (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 25) 68 0 England Arsenal
23 1GK Jasmin Pal (1996-08-24) 24 August 1996 (age 24) 1 0 Germany SC Sand
21 1GK Isabella Kresche (1998-11-28) 28 November 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Austria St. Pölten

7 2DF Carina Wenninger (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 30) 104 5 Germany Bayern Munich
19 2DF Verena Aschauer (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 27) 74 8 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
3 2DF Katharina Naschenweng (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 23) 21 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
12 2DF Laura Wienroither (1999-01-13) 13 January 1999 (age 22) 12 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
11 2DF Marina Georgieva (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 24) 5 0 Germany SC Sand
4 2DF Celina Degen (2001-05-16) 16 May 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
5 2DF Stefanie Großgasteiger (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Austria Sturm Graz
2 2DF Julia Mak (2000-05-31) 31 May 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Austria Sturm Graz

17 3MF Sarah Puntigam (1992-10-13) 13 October 1992 (age 28) 109 15 France Montpellier HSC
9 3MF Sarah Zadrazil (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 28) 83 11 Germany Bayern Munich
10 3MF Laura Feiersinger (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 28) 83 14 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
16 3MF Jasmin Eder (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 28) 51 1 Austria St. Pölten
8 3MF Barbara Dunst (1997-09-25) 25 September 1997 (age 23) 42 4 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
14 3MF Marie Höbinger (2001-07-01) 1 July 2001 (age 19) 9 2 Germany Turbine Potsdam
3MF Lisa Kolb (2001-05-14) 14 May 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Austria SV Neulengbach
18 3MF Lara Felix (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 (age 18) 1 0 Austria SV Neulengbach
3MF Annabel Schaschnig (2002-07-26) 26 July 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Austria Sturm Graz

15 4FW Nicole Billa (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 25) 68 29 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
20 4FW Lisa Makas (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 29) 64 18 Austria St. Pölten
22 4FW Stefanie Enzinger (1990-11-25) 25 November 1990 (age 30) 20 1 Austria St. Pölten
13 4FW Katja Wienerroither (2002-01-03) 3 January 2002 (age 19) 3 0 Austria Sturm Graz
6 4FW Annelie Leitner (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 25) 1 0 Spain Zaragoza

Recent call-ups[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to a squad in the past 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Vanessa Gritzner (1997-11-14) 14 November 1997 (age 23) 0 0 Austria Sturm Graz v.  Finland, 11 April 2021
GK Kristin Krammer (2002-05-24) 24 May 2002 (age 19) 1 0 Austria St. Pölten v.  Slovakia, 23 February 2021
GK Melissa Abiral (1994-07-18) 18 July 1994 (age 26) 0 0 Austria St. Pölten v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY

DF Virginia Kirchberger (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 28) 81 2 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt v.  Italy, 14 June 2021 INJ
DF Katharina Schiechtl (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 28) 54 6 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Italy, 14 June 2021 INJ
DF Anna Bereuter (2001-11-27) 27 November 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Austria St. Pölten v.  Finland, 11 April 2021
DF Yvonne Weilharter (2000-12-08) 8 December 2000 (age 20) 6 0 Germany RB Leipzig v.  Slovakia, 23 February 2021
DF Viktoria Schnaderbeck (captain) (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 30) 77 2 England Arsenal v.  France, 27 November 2020 INJ
DF Sabrina Horvat (1997-07-03) 3 July 1997 (age 23) 1 0 Germany 1. FC Köln v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY
DF Nicole Sauer (1997-01-28) 28 January 1997 (age 24) 0 0 Austria St. Pölten v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY

MF Lilli Purtscheller (2003-08-12) 12 August 2003 (age 17) 0 0 Austria Wacker Innsbruck v.  Finland, 11 April 2021
MF Lena Triendl (2000-03-10) 10 March 2000 (age 21) 0 0 Austria Wacker Innsbruck v.  Finland, 11 April 2021
MF Jennifer Klein (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 22) 15 1 Austria St. Pölten v.  Slovakia, 23 February 2021
MF Julia Hickelsberger (1999-08-01) 1 August 1999 (age 21) 12 5 Austria St. Pölten v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020
MF Julia Kofler (1998-09-02) 2 September 1998 (age 22) 0 0 Germany Werder Bremen v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY
MF Maria Plattner (2001-05-15) 15 May 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Germany 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY

FW Elisabeth Mayr (1996-01-18) 18 January 1996 (age 25) 8 0 Switzerland Basel v.  Slovakia, 23 February 2021
FW Besijana Pireci (1999-10-18) 18 October 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Austria Landhaus Wien v.  Slovakia, 23 February 2021
FW Viktoria Pinther (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 22) 28 1 Germany Bayer Leverkusen v.  Serbia, 1 December 2020
FW Sophie Maierhofer (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 24) 22 1 Germany MSV Duisburg v.  Kazakhstan, 22 September 2020 SBY

Notes:

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury
  • SBY: On stand-by

Records[edit]

As of 14 June 2021 after the match against  Italy.
Players in bold are still active in the national team.

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995
United States 1999
United States 2003 Did not qualify
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 0/9 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not enter
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997 Did not qualify
Germany 2001
England 2005
Finland 2009
Sweden 2013
Netherlands 2017 Semi-finals 5 2 3 0 5 1 +4
England 2022 Qualified
Total 1/12 5 2 3 0 5 1 +4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Invitational trophies[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nina Burger verkündet Karriere-Ende". oefb.at (in German). 1 April 2019. Archived from the original on 10 April 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  3. ^ "Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970". www.rsssf.com.
  4. ^ "Austria mourns Ernst Weber". UEFA. 7 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2021. until 1999 before switching to take charge of the women's national team
  5. ^ "Fuhrmann: I've always stuck to my path". FIFA. 22 October 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2021. After nine years coaching the Austrian women’s team, from 2011 to 2020, Dominik Thalhammer recently handed over the reins to Irene Fuhrmann
  6. ^ "Irene Fuhrmann wird erste Teamchefin der ÖFB-Frauen" [Irene Fuhrmann becomes the first team leader of the ÖFB women] (in German). Sky Sport Austria. 27 July 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's team hosts top nation Italy". oefb.at.
  8. ^ "Cyprus Women's Cup". www.rsssf.com.

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