Colombia women's national football team

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Colombia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Las Cafeteras[1]
(The Coffee Growers)
Las Chicas Superpoderosas
(The Powerpuff Girls)
[citation needed]
Association Federación Colombiana de Fútbol (FCF)
Confederation CONMEBOL (South America)
Head coach Fabián Taborda
Captain Natalia Gaitán
Most caps Ingrid Vidal (54)
Top scorer Catalina Usme (20)
Home stadium Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez
FIFA code COL
FIFA ranking 25 Increase 3 (10 July 2015)
Highest FIFA ranking 25 (July 2015)
Lowest FIFA ranking 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)

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.[2]

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
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

Schedule and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

2015[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were named for the 2015 Pan American Games.
Caps and goals updated as 25 July 2015 after the match against Brazil.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Paula Forero (1992-01-25)25 January 1992 (aged 23) United States Barry University
12 1GK Sandra Sepulveda (1988-03-03)3 March 1988 (aged 27) Colombia Club Formas Íntimas
2 2DF Isabella Echeverri (1994-06-16)16 June 1994 (aged 21) United States University of Toledo
9 2DF Orianica Velasquez (1989-08-01)1 August 1989 (aged 25) Colombia Club Gol Star
13 2DF Angela Clavijo (1993-09-01)1 September 1993 (aged 21) Colombia Kamatsa
14 2DF Nataly Arias (1986-04-02)2 April 1986 (aged 29) United States Atlanta Silverbacks
15 2DF Tatiana Ariza (1991-02-21)21 February 1991 (aged 24) Colombia Club Gol Star
17 2DF Carolina Arias (1990-09-02)2 September 1990 (aged 24) Colombia Generaciones Palmirinas
3 3MF Natalia Gaitán (c) (1991-04-03)3 April 1991 (aged 24) Colombia Club Gol Star
4 3MF Diana Ospina (1989-03-03)3 March 1989 (aged 26) Colombia Club Formas Íntimas
6 3MF Daniela Montoya (1990-08-22)22 August 1990 (aged 24) Colombia Club Formas Íntimas
8 3MF Carolina Pineda (1989-10-01)1 October 1989 (aged 25) Colombia Generaciones Palmiranas
11 3MF Maria Usme (1989-12-25)25 December 1989 (aged 25) Colombia Club Formas Íntimas
18 3MF Maria Santos (1996-05-16)16 May 1996 (aged 19) Colombia Club Besser
7 4FW Ingrid Vidal (1991-04-22)22 April 1991 (aged 24) Colombia Generaciones Palmiranas
22 4FW Stefany Castaño (1994-01-11)11 January 1994 (aged 21) United States Graceland University

Honours[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In Colombia, a Soccer Paradox". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-07-11. 
  2. ^ "Brazil reign again, Colombia make history". FIFA. 22 November 2010. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 

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