Austria women's national football team

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Austria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association ÖFB
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Dominik Thalhammer
Captain Viktoria Schnaderbeck
Most caps Sonja Spieler (62)
Top scorer Nina Burger (33)
FIFA code AUT
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 24 Steady (23 June 2017)
Highest 24 (December 2016 – June 2017)
Lowest 48 (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
Appearances 1 (first in 2017)
Best result Semifinals (2017)

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. 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[1], 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 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.

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
United States 1999
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*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
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
Total 1/12 5 2 3 0 5 1 +4
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Invitational trophies[edit]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2017[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2017[3]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Players called for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[4]

Head coach: Dominik Thalhammer
Caps and goals as of 3 August 2017

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Manuela Zinsberger (1995-10-19) 19 October 1995 (age 21) 35 0 Germany Bayern Munich
2 2DF Marina Georgieva (1997-04-13) 13 April 1997 (age 20) 1 0 Germany Turbine Potsdam
3 2DF Katharina Naschenweng (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 19) 7 0 Austria Sturm Graz
4 4FW Viktoria Pinther (1998-10-16) 16 October 1998 (age 18) 10 0 Austria St. Pölten
5 2DF Sophie Maierhofer (1996-08-09) 9 August 1996 (age 21) 17 1 United States Kansas Jayhawks
6 3MF Katharina Schiechtl (1993-02-27) 27 February 1993 (age 24) 28 4 Germany Werder Bremen
7 2DF Carina Wenninger (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 26) 47 2 Germany Bayern Munich
8 3MF Nadine Prohaska (1990-08-15) 15 August 1990 (age 27) 55 6 Austria St. Pölten
9 4FW Sarah Zadrazil (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 24) 45 7 Germany Turbine Potsdam
10 4FW Nina Burger (1987-12-27) 27 December 1987 (age 29) 59 31 Germany Sand
11 2DF Viktoria Schnaderbeck (c) (1991-01-04) 4 January 1991 (age 26) 49 2 Germany Bayern Munich
12 4FW Stefanie Enzinger (1989-11-20) 20 November 1989 (age 27) 7 1 Austria St. Pölten
13 2DF Virginia Kirchberger (1993-05-25) 25 May 1993 (age 24) 43 1 Germany Duisburg
14 3MF Barbara Dunst (1997-09-25) 25 September 1997 (age 19) 12 0 Germany Duisburg
15 4FW Nicole Billa (1996-03-05) 5 March 1996 (age 21) 35 13 Germany Hoffenheim
16 3MF Jasmin Eder (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 24) 31 1 Austria St. Pölten
17 3MF Sarah Puntigam (1992-10-13) 13 October 1992 (age 24) 54 7 Germany Freiburg
18 3MF Laura Feiersinger (1993-04-05) 5 April 1993 (age 24) 45 7 Germany Sand
19 2DF Verena Aschauer (1994-01-20) 20 January 1994 (age 23) 45 5 Germany Sand
20 4FW Lisa Makas (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 25) 43 11 Germany Duisburg
21 1GK Jasmin Pfeiler (1984-07-28) 28 July 1984 (age 33) 4 0 Austria Altenmarkt
22 3MF Jennifer Klein (1999-01-11) 11 January 1999 (age 18) 0 0 Austria Neulengbach
23 1GK Carolin Grössinger (1997-05-10) 10 May 1997 (age 20) 0 0 Austria Bergheim

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Austrian squad recently.[5][6]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jasmin Krejc (1992-01-01) 1 January 1992 (age 25) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
1GK Anna-Carina Kristler (1988-07-17) 17 July 1988 (age 29) Austria SK Sturm Graz Damen

2DF Romina Bell (1993-05-14) 14 May 1993 (age 24) United States AIC Yellow Jackets
2DF Nina Klima (1989-12-07) 7 December 1989 (age 27) Netherlands SC Buitenveldert
2DF Cornelia Sochor (1994-06-07) 7 June 1994 (age 23) United States SU Stetson Hatters
2DF Julia Tabotta (1994-07-25) 25 July 1994 (age 23) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
2DF Katja Trödthandl (1989-05-13) 13 May 1989 (age 28) Austria SV Neulengbach

3MF Isabella Dujmenovic (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 22) Austria SV Neulengbach
3MF Stefanie Kremener (1992-02-06) 6 February 1992 (age 25) Austria SV Neulengbach
3MF Martina Mädl (1991-12-18) 18 December 1991 (age 25) Austria USC Landhaus Wien
3MF Heike Manhart (1993-01-07) 7 January 1993 (age 24) Hungary Viktória FC-Szombathely
3MF Jennifer Pöltl (1993-08-04) 4 August 1993 (age 24) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
3MF Jelena Prvulović (1994-09-16) 16 September 1994 (age 22) Germany 1. FC Lübars

4FW Maria Gstöttner (1984-02-08) 8 February 1984 (age 33) Austria SV Neulengbach
4FW Simona Koren (1993-03-28) 28 March 1993 (age 24) United States ETSU Buccaneers
4FW Lisa Makas (1992-05-11) 11 May 1992 (age 25) Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern

Statistics[edit]

Last updated: 19 June 2014

  Still active national team players are highlighted

References[edit]

  1. ^ Womens World Cup 1970
  2. ^ Cyprus Cup
  3. ^ Austria Games
  4. ^ UEFA Women's Euro 2017 squad
  5. ^ "Austria Squad". UEFA. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Squad" (in German). ÖFB. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 

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