Brazil women's national football team

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Brazil
Nickname(s) A Seleção (The Selection)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Auriverde (Gold-and-Green)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
Visión CONMEBOL
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Vadão
Captain Marta
Most caps Formiga (146)
Top scorer Marta (101)
FIFA code BRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 10 Decrease 2 (26 August 2016)[1]
Highest 2 (March 2009)
Lowest 10 (August 2016)
First international
 United States 2–1 Brazil 
(Jesolo, Italy; July 22, 1986)
Biggest win
 Brazil 15–0 Bolivia 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; January 18, 1995)
 Brazil 15–0 Peru 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; March 2, 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 6–0 Brazil 
(Denver, United States; September 26, 1999)
World Cup
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Runner-up (2007)
Copa América
Appearances 7 (First in 1991)
Best result Winners (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2000)
Best result Runner-up (2000)

The Brazil women's national football team represents Brazil in international women's association football. Brazil played their first game on July 22, 1986 against the United States, the Americans won the game 2–1.[2]

The team finished the 1999 World Cup in the third place and the 2007 in second, losing to Germany in the final, 2–0. In 1998 and 1999, the team was the runner-up of the Women's U.S. Cup.

Brazil won the silver medal twice in the Olympic Games, in 2004 and 2008, after getting fourth place in the two previous editions.

Brazil is the most successful women's national team in South America, having won the first four installments of the Copa América. Since 1999 they have been contenders for the World title.

Statistics[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 1 7
Sweden 1995 Group Stage 9th 3 1 0 2 3 8
United States 1999 Third Place 3rd 6 3 2 1 16 9
United States 2003 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 2 1 1 9 4
China 2007 Runners-up 2nd 6 5 0 1 17 4
Germany 2011 Quarter-Finals 5th 4 3 0 1 9 2
Canada 2015 Round of 16 9th 4 3 0 1 4 1
France 2019 To Be Determined
Total 7/8 30 18 3 9 59 35

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Fourth Place 4th 5 1 2 2 7 8
Australia 2000 Fourth Place 4th 5 2 0 3 5 6
Greece 2004 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 0 2 15 3
China 2008 Runners-up 2nd 6 4 1 1 11 5
United Kingdom 2012 Quarter-Finals 6th 4 2 0 2 6 3
Brazil 2016 Fourth Place 4th 6 2 3 1 9 3
Total 6/6 31 15 6 10 52 26

Pan American Games[edit]

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Canada 1999 Did not compete
Dominican Republic 2003 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 14 2
Brazil 2007 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 33 0
Mexico 2011 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 2 0 6 2
Canada 2015 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 21 3
Peru 2019 To Be Determined
Total 4/6 20 18 2 0 74 7

Copa América Feminina[edit]

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 1991 Champions 1st 2 2 0 0 12 1
Brazil 1995 Champions 1st 5 5 0 0 44 1
Argentina 1998 Champions 1st 6 6 0 0 66 3
Peru 2003 Champions 1st 3 3 0 0 18 2
Argentina 2006 Runners-up 2nd 7 6 0 1 30 4
Ecuador 2010 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 25 2
Ecuador 2014 Champions 1st 7 5 1 1 22 3
Total 7/7 37 34 1 2 217 16

Competitive record[edit]

Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
United States 2000 Runners-up 2nd 5 3 1 1 22 3
Total 1/9 5 3 1 1 22 3
Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Brazil 2009 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 14 5
Brazil 2010 Runners-up 2nd 4 2 2 0 8 4
Brazil 2011 Champions 1st 4 3 0 1 11 3
Brazil 2012 Champions 1st 4 2 1 1 9 5
Brazil 2013 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 10 1
Brazil 2014 Champions 1st 4 3 1 0 11 3
Brazil 2015 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 22 2
Total 7/7 28 21 5 2 85 23
Year Result Position Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
Portugal 2015 Seventh-place match 7th 4 2 1 1 7 4
Portugal 2016 Runners-up 2nd 4 3 0 1 8 3
Total 2/2 8 5 1 2 15 7

Schedule and results[edit]

2016[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were called up for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Head coach: Vadão

Caps and goals are current as of August 19, 2016 after match against Canada.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Bárbara (1988-07-04) 4 July 1988 (age 28) 45 0 Brazil CBF
18 1GK Aline (1989-04-15) 15 April 1989 (age 27) 1 0 Brazil CBF

2 2DF Fabiana (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 27) 77 7 Brazil Centro Olímpico
3 2DF Monica (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 29) 31 5 United States Orlando Pride
4 2DF Rafaelle (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 25) 32 2 Brazil América Mineiro
6 2DF Tamires (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 28) 61 3 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
12 2DF Poliana (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 25) 49 5 United States Houston Dash
13 2DF Érika (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 28) 58 10 France PSG
14 2DF Bruna (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 30) 45 4 Norway Avaldsnes

5 3MF Thaisa (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 27) 53 3 Brazil CBF
8 3MF Formiga (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 38) 154 25 Brazil CBF
10 3MF Marta (c) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 30) 114 105 Sweden FC Rosengård
17 3MF Andressinha (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 21) 40 1 United States Houston Dash

7 4FW Debinha (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 24) 49 17 Norway Avaldsnes
9 4FW Andressa Alves (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 23) 64 15 Spain Barcelona
11 4FW Cristiane (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 31) 127 85 France PSG
15 4FW Raquel (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 25) 38 8 Brazil Botafogo
16 4FW Bia (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 22) 37 8 South Korea Hyundai Red Angels

Head coaches[edit]

Name Period
René Simões 2004
Luiz Antônio 2004–2006
Jorge Barcellos 2006–2008
Kleiton Lima 2008–2011
Jorge Barcellos 2011–2012
Márcio Oliveira 2012–2014
Vadão 2014–

Player records[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals Caps Goals per game Years
1 Marta 105 114 0,92 2003–
2 Cristiane 85 127 0,66 2003–
3 Pretinha 41 67 0,62 1991–2015
4 Roseli 35 45 0,78 1988–2004
5 Sissi 30 47 0,64 1988–2000
6 Kátia Cilene 25 47 0,54 1995–2007
Formiga 25 154 0,16 1995–
7 Daniela Alves 18 57 0,32 1999–2008
8 Rosana 17 111 0,16 2000–
Debinha 17 49 0,34 2011–
9 Andressa Alves 15 64 0,23 2012–
10 Érika 10 58 0,17 2006–

10 most capped players[edit]

Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Formiga 154 25 1995–
2 Cristiane 127 85 2003–
3 Marta 114 105 2003–
4 Rosana 111 17 2000–
5 Andréia Suntaque 96 0 1999–
6 Tânia Maranhão 81 0 1995–
7 Renata Costa 78 8 2003–
8 Maycon 77 5 1998–
9 Fabiana 77 7 2006–
10 Pretinha 67 41 1991–2015

All Time Results[edit]

As of 24 June 2016; Counted for the FIFA A-level matches only.
Nations First Played P W D L GF GA GD Confederation
 Argentina 1995 12 9 1 2 40 9 +31 CONMEBOL
 Australia 1988 13 8 0 5 20 13 +7 AFC
 Bolivia 1995 3 3 0 0 27 1 +26 CONMEBOL
 Cameroon 2012 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CAF
 Canada 1996 18 8 6 4 32 18 +14 CONCACAF
 Chile 1991 10 10 0 0 41 4 +37 CONMEBOL
 China PR 1986 10 5 4 1 20 7 +13 AFC
 Colombia 1998 8 7 1 0 39 4 +35 CONMEBOL
 Costa Rica 2000 4 4 0 0 14 1 +13 CONCACAF
 Denmark 2007 5 3 1 1 7 5 +2 UEFA
 Ecuador 1995 5 5 0 0 45 2 +43 CONMEBOL
 England 2012 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 UEFA
 Equatorial Guinea 2011 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 CAF
 Finland 1999 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 UEFA
 France 2003 6 0 4 2 5 8 −3 UEFA
 Germany 1995 11 1 4 6 12 25 −13 UEFA
 Ghana 2008 1 1 0 0 5 1 +4 CAF
 Greece 2004 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 UEFA
 Haiti 2003 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CONCACAF
 Italy 1999 3 3 0 0 9 2 +7 UEFA
 Jamaica 2007 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CONCACAF
 Japan 1991 8 3 1 4 8 11 −3 AFC
 Mexico 1998 11 10 0 1 48 7 +41 CONCACAF
 Netherlands 1988 4 3 1 0 7 4 +3 UEFA
 New Zealand 2007 8 4 3 2 14 4 +10 OFC
 Nigeria 1999 2 2 0 0 7 4 +3 AFC
 North Korea 2008 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 AFC
 Norway 1988 8 4 2 2 14 9 +5 UEFA
 Paraguay 2006 4 4 0 0 17 2 +15 CONMEBOL
 Peru 1998 3 3 0 0 20 0 +20 CONMEBOL
 Portugal 2012 2 2 0 0 7 1 +6 UEFA
 Russia 1996 3 2 1 0 9 2 +7 UEFA
 Scotland 1996 4 4 0 0 21 2 +19 UEFA
 South Korea 1999 4 3 0 1 10 3 +7 AFC
 Spain 2015 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 UEFA
 Sweden 1991 9 5 1 3 14 9 +5 UEFA
  Switzerland 2015 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 UEFA
 Thailand 1988 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9 CAF
 Trinidad and Tobago 2000 2 2 0 0 22 0 +22 CONCACAF
 Ukraine 1996 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 UEFA
 Uruguay 2006 3 2 1 0 14 0 +14 CONMEBOL
 United States 1986 34 3 5 26 23 75 −52 CONCACAF
 Venezuela 1991 6 6 0 0 37 0 +37 CONMEBOL

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brazil: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 1986–1995". RSSSF. September 20, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs CHN" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs SWE" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: RSA vs BRA" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs AUS" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 12 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Match Report: BRA vs SWE" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 16 August 2016. 

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Inaugural Champions
South American Champions
1991 (First title)
1995 (Second title)
1998 (Third title)
2003 (Fourth title)
Succeeded by
2006 Argentina 
Preceded by
2006 Argentina 
South American Champions
2010 (Fifth title)
2014 (Sixth title)
Succeeded by
Incumbents