Brazil women's national football team

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Brazil
Nickname(s)Seleção (The National Squad)
As Canarinhas (The Female Canaries)
Verde-Amarela (Green-and-Yellow)
AssociationConfederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF)
ConfederationCONMEBOL (South America)
Head coachPia Sundhage
CaptainMarta
Most capsFormiga (195)
Top scorerMarta (107)
FIFA codeBRA
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 11 Decrease 1 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest2 (March 2009)
Lowest11 (September 2019)
First international
 United States 2–1 Brazil 
(Jesolo, Italy; 22 July 1986)
Biggest win
 Brazil 15–0 Bolivia 
(Uberlândia, Brazil; 18 January 1995)
 Brazil 15–0 Peru 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest defeat
 United States 6–0 Brazil 
(Denver, United States; 26 September 1999)
World Cup
Appearances8 (first in 1991)
Best resultRunner-up (2007)
Copa América
Appearances7 (first in 1991)
Best resultChampions (1991, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018)
CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2000)
Best resultRunners-up (2000)

The Brazil women's national football team represents Brazil in women's association football and is run by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). It has participated in eight editions of the FIFA Women's World Cup, finishing as runner-up in 2007, and seven editions of the Copa América Femenina.

Brazil played their first game on 22 July 1986 against the United States, losing 2–1.[2]

The team finished the 1999 World Cup in third place and the 2007 in second, losing to Germany in the final, 2–0. 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 editions of the Copa América championship. Since 1999 they have been contenders for the World title. In 1998 and 1999, the team was the runner-up of the Women's U.S. Cup.

In 2017, the Brazilian Football Confederation's decision to fire head coach Emily Lima sparked protest among the team's players. The dispute evolved into an argument for greater wages and more respect and recognition for the country's female football players. As a result, players such as Cristiane, Rosana, and Francielle announced their retirement from international football, hoping that this decision might make a difference in the years to come.[3][4]

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 1 0 9 2
Canada 2015 Round of 16 9th 4 3 0 1 4 1
France 2019 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 7 5
Total 8/8 34 20 4 10 66 40
FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 17 November  Japan W 1–0 New Plaza Stadium, Foshan
19 November  United States L 0–5 Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu
21 November  Sweden L 0–2
Sweden 1995 Group stage 5 June  Sweden W 1–0 Olympia Stadion, Helsingborg
7 June  Japan L 1–2 Tingvallen, Karlstad
9 June  Germany L 1–6
United States 1999 Group stage 19 June  Mexico W 7–1 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
24 June  Italy W 2–0 Soldier Field, Chicago
27 June  Germany D 3–3 Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
Quarter-finals 1 July  Nigeria W 4–3 aet
Semi-finals 4 July  United States L 0–2 Stanford Stadium, Stanford
Third place play-off 10 July  Norway D 0–0 (5–4 p) Rose Bowl, Pasadena
United States 2003 Group stage 21 September  South Korea W 3–0 RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.
24 September  Norway W 4–1
27 September  France D 1–1
Quarter-finals 1 October  Sweden L 1–2 Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  New Zealand W 5–0 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September  China PR W 4–0
20 September  Denmark W 1–0 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Quarter-finals 23 September  Australia W 3–2 Tianjin Olympic Centre Stadium, Tianjin
Semi-finals 27 September  United States W 4–0 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
Final 30 September  Germany L 0–2 Hongkou Stadium, Shanghai
Germany 2011 Group stage 29 June  Australia W 1–0 Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach
3 July  Norway W 3–0 Volkswagen-Arena, Wolfsburg
6 July  Equatorial Guinea W 3–0 Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt
Quarter-finals 10 July  United States D 2–2 (3-5 p) Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion, Dresden
Canada 2015 Group stage 9 June  South Korea W 2–0 Olympic Stadium, Montreal
13 June  Spain W 1–0
17 June  Costa Rica W 1–0 Moncton Stadium, Moncton
Round of 16 21 June  Australia L 0–1
France 2019 Group stage 9 June  Jamaica W 3–0 Stade des Alpes, Grenoble
13 June  Australia L 2–3 Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier
18 June  Italy W 1–0 Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Round of 16 23 June  France L 1–2 (aet) Stade Océane, Le Havre

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 4
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
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 6/6 32 15 6 11 53 29

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 20 3
Peru 2019 Did Not Qualify
Total 4/6 20 18 2 0 73 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
Chile 2018 Champions 1st 7 7 0 0 31 2
Total 8/8 44 41 1 2 248 18

Team[edit]

Caps and goals may be incorrect.

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the 2019 Yongchuan International Tournament.[5]

Head coach: Sweden Pia Sundhage

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Aline Villares (1989-04-15) 15 April 1989 (age 30) 9 0 Spain Granadilla
1GK Bárbara (1988-07-04) 4 July 1988 (age 31) 76 0 Brazil Kindermann
1GK Letícia Izidoro (1994-08-13) 13 August 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Brazil Corinthians

2DF Letícia Santos (1994-12-02) 2 December 1994 (age 24) 25 0 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
2DF Daiane (1997-09-07) 7 September 1997 (age 22) 7 0 Spain Tacón
2DF Érika (1988-02-04) 4 February 1988 (age 31) 70 14 Brazil Corinthians
2DF Rafaelle (1991-06-18) 18 June 1991 (age 28) 33 5 China Changchun Zhuoyue
2DF Kathellen (1996-04-26) 26 April 1996 (age 23) 9 0 France Bordeaux
2DF Mônica (1987-04-21) 21 April 1987 (age 32) 63 9 Spain Madrid CFF
2DF Tayla (1992-05-09) 9 May 1992 (age 27) 17 1 Portugal Benfica
2DF Tamires (1987-10-10) 10 October 1987 (age 32) 95 4 Brazil Corinthians

3MF Aline Milene (1994-04-08) 8 April 1994 (age 25) 2 1 Brazil Ferroviária
3MF Formiga (1978-03-03) 3 March 1978 (age 41) 187 28 France Paris Saint-Germain
3MF Luana (1993-05-02) 2 May 1993 (age 26) 10 0 South Korea Hwacheon KSPO
3MF Andressinha (1995-05-01) 1 May 1995 (age 24) 71 10 United States Portland Thorns
3MF Andressa Alves (1992-11-10) 10 November 1992 (age 27) 85 17 Italy Roma
3MF Debinha (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 28) 87 29 United States North Carolina Courage

4FW Bia Zaneratto (1993-12-17) 17 December 1993 (age 25) 73 23 South Korea Hyundai Steel Red Angels
4FW Chú (1990-02-27) 27 February 1990 (age 29) 14 0 China Changchun Zhuoyue
4FW Ludmila (1994-12-11) 11 December 1994 (age 24) 17 2 Spain Atlético Madrid
4FW Marta (captain) (1986-02-19) 19 February 1986 (age 33) 149 107 United States Orlando Pride
4FW Raquel (1991-03-21) 21 March 1991 (age 28) 40 8 Portugal Sporting CP
4FW Geyse (1998-03-27) 27 March 1998 (age 21) 10 0 Portugal Benfica

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were named to a squad in the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Luciana (1987-07-24) 24 July 1987 (age 32) 23 0 Brazil Ferroviária 2019 SheBelieves Cup

DF Poliana (1991-02-06) 6 February 1991 (age 28) 61 5 Brazil São José v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Giovanna (1992-08-28) 28 August 1992 (age 27) Norway Avaldsnes IL v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Bruna Benites (1985-10-16) 16 October 1985 (age 34) 61 7 Brazil Internacional v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
DF Fabiana (1989-07-04) 4 July 1989 (age 30) 87 8 Brazil Internacional v.  Chile, 1 September 2019
DF Joyce (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 31) 5 0 Spain Granadilla v.  Chile, 1 September 2019
DF Camila Martins (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 (age 25) 17 2 United States Orlando Pride 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
DF Jucinara (1993-06-03) 3 June 1993 (age 26) 11 0 Spain Levante v.  Scotland, 8 April 2019
DF Rilany (1986-06-26) 26 June 1986 (age 33) 29 1 Spain Atlético Madrid v.  France, 10 November 2018

MF Thaisa (1988-12-17) 17 December 1988 (age 30) 82 5 Spain Tacón v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
MF Maria Alves (1993-07-07) 7 July 1993 (age 26) Italy Juventus v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
MF Vitória (2002-01-23) 23 January 2002 (age 17) 0 0 Brazil São Paulo v.  Argentina, 29 August 2019
MF Juliana (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 27) 1 0 Brazil Flamengo 2019 SheBelieves Cup

FW Victória Albuquerque (1998-03-14) 14 March 1998 (age 21) 0 0 Brazil Corinthians v.  Poland, 8 October 2019
FW Millene (1994-12-13) 13 December 1994 (age 24) 10 1 Brazil Corinthians v.  Chile, 1 September 2019
FW Cristiane (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 34) 142 94 Brazil São Paulo 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
FW Darlene (1990-01-11) 11 January 1990 (age 29) 30 7 Portugal Benfica v.  Scotland, 8 April 2019
FW Kerolin (1999-11-17) 17 November 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Brazil Ponte Preta v.  France, 10 November 2018

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE: Preliminary squad / standby

Schedule and results[edit]

This is a list of match results from the last 12 months, as well as future matches that have been scheduled.

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

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
Brazil 2016 Champions 1st 4 4 0 0 18 4
Brazil 2019 Runners-up 2nd 2 1 1 0 5 0
Total 8/8 34 26 6 2 108 27
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

Head coaches[edit]

Name Period
Brazil Fernando Pires 1991
Brazil Ademar Fonseca 1995
Brazil Zé Duarte 1996
Brazil Wilsinho 1999
Brazil Paulo Gonçalves 2003
Brazil René Simões 2004
Brazil Luiz Antônio 2004–2006
Brazil Jorge Barcellos 2007–2008
Brazil Kleiton Lima 2008–2011
Brazil Jorge Barcellos 2011–2012
Brazil Márcio Oliveira 2012–2014
Brazil Vadão 2014–2016
Portugal Emily Lima 2016–2017
Brazil Vadão 2017–2019
Sweden Pia Sundhage 2019–Present

Player records[edit]

Top 10 scorers[edit]

Active players are shown in bold.
As of 10 November 2019.
Rank Player Goals Caps Goals per game Years
1 Marta 107 151 0.74 2003–
2 Cristiane 94 142 0.66 2003–
3 Roseli 42 45 0.93 1988–2004
Pretinha 67 0.63 1991–2014
5 Sissi 33 47 0.7 1988–2000
6 Debinha 32 92 0.32 2011–
7 Kátia Cilene 29 47 0.62 1995–2007
Formiga 195 0.15 1995–
9 Beatriz 25 77 0.32 2011–
10 Daniela Alves 18 57 0.32 1999–2008

10 most capped players[edit]

Active players are shown in bold.
As of 10 November 2019.
Rank Player Caps Goals Years
1 Formiga 195 29 1995–
2 Marta 151 107 2003–
3 Cristiane 142 94 2003–
4 Rosana 114 17 2000–2017
5 Tamires 99 5 2013–
6 Andréia Suntaque 96 0 1999–2015
7 Debinha 92 32 2011–
8 Fabiana 88 8 2006–
Andressa Alves 17 2012–
10 Thaisa 84 5 2013–

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 2 0 0 2 1 3 −2 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 5 4 0 1 21 3 +18 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 AFC
 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Seleção Brasileira Feminina (Brazilian National Womens´ Team) 1986–1995". RSSSF. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Soccer: Cristiane among players to quit Brazilian National Team". Excelle Sports. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  4. ^ Panja, Tariq (6 October 2017). "Brazil's Women Soccer Players in Revolt Against Federation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 29 October 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.cbf.com.br/selecao-brasileira/noticias/selecao-feminina/pia-sundhage-anuncia-convocacao-para-os-jogos-preparatorios-novembro

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