Denmark women's national football team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De rød-hvide
(The Red and White)
AssociationDansk Boldspil-Union (DBU)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Søndergaard
CaptainPernille Harder
Most capsKatrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorerMerete Pedersen (65)[2]
Home stadiumEnergi Viborg Arena
FIFA codeDEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 15 Steady (27 September 2019)[3]
Highest6 (March 2007)
Lowest20 (June 2016)
First international
 Denmark 1–0 Sweden 
(Markusböle, Finland; 27 July 1974)
Biggest win
 Denmark 15–0 Georgia 
(Vejle, Denmark; 24 October 2009)
Biggest defeat
 United States 7–0 Denmark 
(Orlando, United States; 24 February 1995)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1991, 1995)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (2017)

The Denmark women's national football team (Danish: Danmarks kvindelige fodboldlandshold) represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

Competitive record[edit]

Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1
Sweden 1995 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 7 8 −1
United States 1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 −7
United States 2003 Did not qualify
China 2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015
France 2019
Total 4/8 14 3 1 10 19 26 −7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic Games record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 1/6 3 0 0 3 2 11

UEFA Women's Euro[edit]

UEFA Women's Euro record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
1984 Semi-final 2 0 0 2 1 3
Norway 1987 Did not qualify
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991 Third place 2 1 1 0 2 1
Italy 1993 Third place 2 1 0 1 3 2
England Germany Norway Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
Norway Sweden 1997 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 9
Germany 2001 Semi-final 4 2 0 2 6 6
England 2005 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4
Finland 2009 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Sweden 2013 Semi-final 5 0 4 1 5 6
Netherlands 2017 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 6 6
Total 9/12 30 9 8 13 32 41

Algarve Cup[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 2 7
1995 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 12 3
1996 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 7 5
1997 Fourth place 4 2 1 1 6 4
1998 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 4
1999 Fourth place 4 1 2 1 8 5
2000 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 5 6
2001 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 8 5
2002 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 4 7
2003 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 2 5
2004 Seventh place 4 1 0 3 1 3
2005 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 6 9
2006 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 6 13
2007 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 5 5
2008 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 4 2
2009 Third place 4 3 0 1 5 2
2010 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2011 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 2 4
2012 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2013 Seventh place 4 1 2 1 3 2
2014 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 6 7
2015 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 7 10
2016 Seventh place 4 2 0 2 6 7
2017 Third place 4 2 1 1 13 3
2018 Tenth place 4 0 2 2 3 5
Total 24/24 95 41 11 45 123 134

Invitational trophies[edit]

World Cup (Old invitational event)[edit]

  • 1970 : Champions (non-official competition)[5]
  • 1971 : Champions (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1981 : Runners-up (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1984 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1985 : Third Place (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1986 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1988 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]

European Championship (Unofficial events)[edit]

  • 1969 : Runner-up (non-official competition)[8]
  • 1979 : Champions (non-official competition)[9]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

2019[edit]

2020[edit]

22 September 2020 2021 UEFA Women's EQDenmark v Italy

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 18 players were selected for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier against  Georgia on 12 November 2019.[10]

Caps and goals are current as of 12 November 2019 after the match against  Georgia.[11]

Head coach: Lars Søndergaard

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Katrine Abel (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 29) 12 0 Denmark Brøndby
22 1GK Kathrine Larsen (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 26) 0 0 Denmark FC Nordsjælland

3 2DF Janni Arnth Jensen (vice-captain) (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 33) 93 2 Italy Fiorentina
4 2DF Rikke Sevecke (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 23) 19 1 France FC Fleury 91
19 2DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 25) 13 1 Norway Vålerenga
20 2DF Sara Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 20) 3 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
23 2DF Sofie Svava (2000-08-11) 11 August 2000 (age 19) 7 1 Sweden FC Rosengard

6 3MF Nanna Christiansen (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 30) 101 9 Denmark Brøndby IF
7 3MF Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen (1988-08-15) 15 August 1988 (age 31) 142 49 Sweden FC Rosengard
13 3MF Sofie Junge Pedersen (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 27) 59 4 Italy Juventus
14 3MF Nicoline Sørensen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 22) 30 7 Denmark Brøndby IF
18 3MF Sara Thrige Andersen (1996-05-15) 15 May 1996 (age 23) 9 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

2 4FW Emma Snerle (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 18) 6 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
9 4FW Nadia Nadim (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 31) 93 34 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 4FW Pernille Harder (captain) (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 27) 115 59 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
12 4FW Stine Larsen (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 23) 42 12 France FC Fleury 91
15 4FW Frederikke Thøgersen (1995-07-24) 24 July 1995 (age 24) 49 1 Italy Fiorentina
17 4FW Rikke Marie Madsen (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 22) 6 1 Norway Vålerenga

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up within the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be incorrect.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Line Geltzer Johansen (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 30) 5 0 Spain EdF Logroño v.  France, 8 April 2019

DF Kamilla Karlsen (2000-05-07) 7 May 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  England, 25 May 2019
DF Luna Gevitz (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 25) 5 0 France Guingamp v.  France, 8 April 2019
DF Theresa Nielsen (1986-07-20) 20 July 1986 (age 33) 128 5 United States Reign FC v.  France, 8 April 2019

MF Katrine Veje (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 28) 119 9 England Arsenal v.  Georgia, 12 November 2019 INJ
MF Mille Gejl (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 20) 9 3 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  Georgia, 8 October 2019 INJ
MF Karen Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 20) 10 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Israel, 3 September 2019 INJ
MF Dajan Hashemi (2000-11-21) 21 November 2000 (age 19) 0 0 Sweden Linköpings FC v.  England, 25 May 2019
MF Julie Tavlo Petersson (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 30) 17 1 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  France, 8 April 2019

FW Signe Bruun (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 21) 8 1 France Paris Saint-Germain v.  England, 25 May 2019 INJ

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team

Previous squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

As of 12 November 2019

Players listed in bold are still active at national level.[1][2]

# Name Denmark career Caps
1 Katrine Pedersen 1994–2013 210
2 Johanna Rasmussen 2002–2018 153
3 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 142
4 Merete Pedersen 1993–2009 136
5 Line Røddik Hansen 2006–present 132
6 Theresa Nielsen 2008–present 128
7 Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen 2000–2010 121
8 Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen 1993–2007 118
Katrine Veje 2009–present
10 Pernille Harder 2009–present 115

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 12 November 2019

Players listed in bold are still active at national level.[1][2]

# Player Denmark career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Merete Pedersen 1993–2009 65 136 0.47
2 Pernille Harder 2009–present 59 115 0.51
3 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 49 142 0.34
4 Gitte Krogh 1994–2001 46 90 0.51
5 Johanna Rasmussen 2002–2018 41 153 0.26
6 Helle Jensen 1987–1996 38 77 0.49
7 Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen 2000–2010 36 121 0.29
8 Nadia Nadim 2009–present 34 93 0.36
9 Lene Jensen 1996–2010 26 109 0.23
Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen 1993–2007 118 0.22

Coaching staff[edit]

Role Name Start date
Head coach Denmark Lars Søndergaard December 2017
Assistant coach Denmark Katrine S. Pedersen September 2015
Assistant coach and talent identification Denmark Lene Terp September 2016
Goalkeeper coach Denmark Heidi Johansen 2015
Physiotherapist Denmark Rikke Holm Brink June 2015

Managers[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Denmark - Caps
  2. ^ a b c Denmark - Goals
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. ^ Nordic Cup
  5. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970
  6. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971
  7. ^ a b c d e Mundialito (Women) 1982-1988
  8. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  9. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979
  10. ^ http://www.dbu.dk/nyheder/2019/oktober/kvindelandsholdet-jagter-perfekt-efteraar/
  11. ^ "KVINDELANDSHOLDET". DBU. Retrieved 20 August 2019.

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