Brazil women's national football team

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Brazil
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) A Seleção (The Selection)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Auriverde (Gold-and-Green)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
Association Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Vadão
Captain Marta
Most caps Formiga (131)
Top scorer Marta (91)
FIFA code BRA
FIFA ranking 7 Increase 1 (27 March 2015)[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 2 (March 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 8 (March 2007)
First colours
Second colours
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 Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
China 1991 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 1 7
Sweden 1995 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 3 8
United States 1999 Third Place 6 3 2 1 16 9
United States 2003 Quarter-Finals 4 2 1 1 9 4
China 2007 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 17 4
Germany 2011 Quarter-Finals 4 3 0 1 9 2
Canada 2015 Round of 16 4 3 0 1 4 1
Total 7/7 30 18 3 9 59 35

Copa América Femenina[edit]

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

Olympic Games[edit]

Pan American Games[edit]

All Time Results[edit]

As of 27 June 2015; 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 12 7 0 5 17 12 +5 AFC
 Bolivia 1995 3 3 0 0 27 1 +26 CONMEBOL
 Cameroon 2012 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 CAF
 Canada 1996 13 4 6 3 22 14 +8 CONCACAF
 Chile 1991 10 10 0 0 41 4 +37 CONMEBOL
 China PR 1986 9 4 4 1 17 7 +10 AFC
 Colombia 1998 7 6 1 0 35 4 +31 CONMEBOL
 Costa Rica 2000 3 3 0 0 11 1 +10 CONCACAF
 Denmark 2007 5 3 1 1 7 5 +2 UEFA
 Ecuador 1995 4 4 0 0 38 1 +37 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 5 0 4 1 4 6 -2 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 10 9 0 1 42 7 +35 CONCACAF
 Netherlands 1988 4 3 1 0 7 4 +3 UEFA
 New Zealand 2007 5 2 2 1 7 2 +5 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 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 UEFA
 Russia 1996 2 1 1 0 6 2 +4 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 8 4 1 3 9 8 +1 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 1 1 0 0 11 0 +11 CONCACAF
 Ukraine 1996 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7 UEFA
 Uruguay 2006 3 2 1 0 14 0 +14 CONMEBOL
 United States 1986 32 3 4 25 21 71 -50 CONCACAF
 Venezuela 1991 6 6 0 0 37 0 +37 CONMEBOL

Honors[edit]

Runners-Up (1): 2007
Third Place (1): 1999
Champions (6): 1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014
Runners-Up (1): 2006
Runners-Up (1): 2000
Runners-Up (2): 2004, 2008
Champions (2): 2003, 2007
Runners-Up (1): 2011
Champions (5): 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Runners-Up (1): 2010

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.[3]

Head coach: Vadão

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Luciana (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 27) 33 0 Brazil Ferroviária
2 2DF Fabiana (1989-08-04) 4 August 1989 (age 25) 53 6 Brazil Centro Olímpico
3 2DF Monica (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 28) 21 0 Brazil Ferroviária
4 4FW Rafinha (1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 26) 0 0 United States Boston Breakers
5 3MF Andressinha (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 20) 17 7 Brazil Kindermann
6 2DF Tamires (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 27) 31 3 Brazil Centro Olímpico
7 3MF Bia (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 21) 16 1 South Korea Hyundai Red Angels
8 3MF Thaisa (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 26) 26 2 Brazil Ferroviária
9 3MF Andressa (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 22) 36 9 Brazil São José
10 3MF Marta (c) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 29) 92 91 Sweden FC Rosengård
11 4FW Cristiane (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 30) 106 74 Brazil Centro Olímpico
12 1GK Bárbara (1988-04-04) 4 April 1988 (age 27) 22 0 Brazil Kindermann
13 2DF Poliana (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 24) 32 2 Brazil São José
14 2DF Géssica (1991-03-19) 19 March 1991 (age 24) 0 0 Brazil Ferroviária
15 2DF Tayla (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 23) 31 1 Brazil Ferroviária
16 2DF Rafaelle (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 24) 3 0 Brazil São Francisco
17 4FW Rosana (1982-07-07) 7 July 1982 (age 32) 111 17 Brazil São José
18 4FW Raquel (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 24) 18 3 Brazil Ferroviária
19 3MF Maurine (1986-01-14) 14 January 1986 (age 29) 56 6 Brazil Ferroviária
20 3MF Formiga (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 37) 131 19 Brazil São José
21 3MF Gabi Zanotti (1985-02-28) 28 February 1985 (age 30) 20 2 Brazil Centro Olímpico
22 3MF Darlene (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 25) 31 4 Brazil Centro Olímpico
23 1GK Letícia Izidoro (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Brazil São José

Schedule and results[edit]

The following is a list of matches played since 10/12/2014, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

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–

Notable players[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Rank Player Goals Years
1 Marta 91 2003–
2 Cristiane 74 2003–
3 Pretinha 41 1991–
4 Roseli 35 1988–2004
5 Sissi 30 1988–2000
6 Kátia Cilene 25 1995–2007
7 Formiga 19 1995-
8 Daniela Alves 18 1999-2008
9 Rosana 17 2000–
10 Debinha 11 2011-

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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