Colombia women's national football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Las Chicas Superpoderosas
(The Powerpuff Girls)[1][2]
Las Cafeteras[3]
(The Coffee Growers)
Association Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Felipe Taborda
Captain Natalia Gaitán
Most caps Ingrid Vidal (54)
Top scorer Catalina Usme (20)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 24 Steady (24 June 2016)
Highest 24 (March-June 2016)
Lowest 118 (June 2008)
First international
 Colombia 4–1 Venezuela 
(Mar del Plata, Argentina; 2 March 1998)
Biggest win
 Colombia 8–0 Venezuela 
(Lima, Peru; 11 April 2003)
 Uruguay 0–8 Colombia 
(Barranquilla, Colombia; 6 June 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 12–0 Colombia Colombia
(Lima, Peru; 27 April 2003)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2011)
Best result Round of 16 (2015)
Copa América Femenina
Appearances 5 (First in 1998)
Best result Runner-up (2010, 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 2 (First in 2012)
Best result 11th (2012, 2016)

The Colombia women's national football team represents Colombia in international women's football competitions and are controlled by the Colombian Football Federation. They are a member of the CONMEBOL. The team is currently ranked 25th in the FIFA Ranking and have qualified for two FIFA Women's World Cups, in Germany 2011 and Canada 2015.

Colombia is one of South America's best-ranked national teams, and are also the third nation of the continent to qualify for World Cup and the Olympics, besides Brazil and Argentina.

Las Cafeteras also had participated in all Copa América Femenina editions since 1998. Colombia were runners-up in 2010 and 2014.[4]

Honours[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
**Gold background colour indicates that the tournament was won.
***Red border colour indicates tournament was held on home soil.

     Champions       Runners-up      Third Place       Fourth place  

FIFA World Cup[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter
Sweden 1995
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011 Group Stage 14th 3 0 1 2 0 4
Canada 2015 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 5
France 2019 To be Determined
Total Round of 16 2/7 7 1 2 4 4 9

Copa América Femenina[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
Brazil 1991 Did Not Enter
Brazil 1995
Argentina 1998 First Stage 6th 4 2 0 2 11 16
Peru 2003 Third place 3rd 5 2 1 2 12 16
Argentina 2006 First Stage 7th 4 1 1 2 4 11
Ecuador 2010 Runners-up 2nd 7 4 1 2 19 8
Ecuador 2014 Runners-up 2nd 7 5 2 0 12 2
Total Runners-up 5/7 27 14 5 8 58 53

Olympic Games[edit]

Year Round Position Pld W D* L GF GA
United States 1996 Did not Qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012 First stage 11th 3 0 0 3 0 6
Brazil 2016 First stage 11th 3 0 1 2 2 7
Total First stage 2/6 6 0 1 5 2 13

Schedule and results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

2016[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Colombia squad in the women's football tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics. The team of 18 players was officially named on 14 July 2016.[7] view · talk

Head coach: Felipe Taborda

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Catalina Pérez (1994-11-08)8 November 1994 (aged 21) 5 0 United States University of Miami
2 3MF Carolina Arbeláez (1995-03-08)8 March 1995 (aged 21) 1 0 Colombia Formas Íntimas
3 3MF Natalia Gaitán (c) (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 25) 39 4 Spain Valencia CF
4 3MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 27) 33 3 Colombia Formas Íntimas
5 2DF Isabella Echeverri (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 22) 15 1 United States University of Toledo
6 2DF Liana Salazar (1992-09-16)16 September 1992 (aged 23) 13 0 Colombia Futuro Soccer
7 4FW Ingrid Vidal (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 25) 54 11 Colombia CD Palmiranas
8 2DF Mildrey Pineda (1989-10-01)1 October 1989 (aged 26) 25 2 Colombia CD Palmiranas
9 2DF Oriánica Velásquez (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 27) 41 2 Colombia Club Gol Star
10 3MF Leicy Santos (1996-05-16)16 May 1996 (aged 20) 15 2 Colombia Club Gol Star
11 3MF Catalina Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 26) 44 20 Colombia Formas Íntimas
12 4FW Nicole Regnier (1995-02-28)28 February 1995 (aged 21) 1 0 Spain Rayo Vallecano
13 2DF Angela Clavijo (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 22) 19 0 Colombia Club Kamatsa
14 2DF Nataly Arias (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 30) 58 6 Colombia Formas Íntimas
15 3MF Tatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 25) 38 8 United States Houston Aces
16 4FW Lady Andrade (1992-01-10)10 January 1992 (aged 24) 45 9 United States Western New York Flash
17 2DF Carolina Arias (1990-09-02)2 September 1990 (aged 25) 42 0 Colombia Orsomarso S.C.
18 1GK Sandra Sepúlveda (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 28) 39 0 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat

Coaching staff[edit]

As of 25 July 2015
Manager Colombia Fabián Felipe Taborda
Assistant manager Colombia Nelson Abadía
Physical trainer Colombia Mario Janer
Goalkeeping coach Colombia Jaime Quintero
Medic Colombia Karen Cifuentes
Assistant Colombia David Castro
Kinesiologist Colombia Heinar Zorrilla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boehm, Charles (10 June 2015). "OMG What a Goal! Colombia's Daniela Montoya smashes unreal WWC equalizer". soccerwire. 
  2. ^ Baker, Katie (23 June 2015). "Canadian Bacon: Watching the U.S. Women Bring Home a Win in Edmonton". Grantland. 
  3. ^ "In Colombia, a Soccer Paradox". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  4. ^ "Brazil reign again, Colombia make history". FIFA. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  5. ^ "Match Report: FRA vs COL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Match Report: COL vs NZL" (PDF). Rio 2016 Official Website. Retrieved 6 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Convocatoria oficial Selecciones Colombia para Rio 2016" (in Spanish). Colombian Football Federation. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2016. 

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