Denmark women's national football team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) De Rød-Hvide (The Red and White)
Danish Dynamite
Association Danish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Lars Søndergaard
Captain Pernille Harder
Most caps Katrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorer Merete Pedersen (65)[2]
FIFA code DEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 16 Decrease 3 (28 September 2018)
Highest 6 (March 2007)
Lowest 20 (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
Appearances 4 (first in 1991)
Best result Quarterfinals (1991, 1995)
European Championship
Appearances 9 (first in 1984)
Best result Runners-up (2017)

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

International record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarterfinals 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1
Sweden 1995 Quarterfinals 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 Did not qualify
France 2019 Did not qualify
Total 4/8 14 3 1 10 19 26 −7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games[edit]

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 Did not qualify
China 2008 Did not qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Did not qualify
Brazil 2016 Did not qualify
Total 1/6 3 0 0 3 2 11

UEFA Women's Championship[edit]

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1984 Semifinal 2 0 0 2 1 3
Norway 1987 Did not qualify
West Germany 1989 Did not qualify
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 Semifinal 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 Semifinal 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)[4]
  • 1971 : Champions (non-official competition)[5]
  • 1982 : Runners-up (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1984 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1985 : Third Place (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1986 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1988 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[6]

European Championship (Unofficial events)[edit]

  • 1969 : Runner-up (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1979 : Champions (non-official competition)[8]

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2017[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2017

2018[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2018

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were selected for the 2019 World Cup qualifying play-off games against Netherlands  on 5 and 9 October 2018.[11]

Caps and goals as of 9 October 2018.[11]

Head coach: Lars Søndergaard

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Line Geltzer Johansen (1989-07-26) 26 July 1989 (age 29) 5 0 Norway Avaldsnes IL
16 1GK Naja Bahrenscheer (1996-09-03) 3 September 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark BSF

2 2DF Mie Leth Jans (1994-02-06) 6 February 1994 (age 24) 26 0 England Manchester City
3 2DF Janni Arnth Jensen (vice-captain) (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 32) 88 1 Sweden Linköpings FC
5 2DF Simone Boye Sørensen (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 26) 55 5 Sweden FC Rosengård
8 2DF Theresa Nielsen (1986-07-20) 20 July 1986 (age 32) 128 5 United States Seattle Reign
12 2DF Rikke Sevecke (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 22) 11 0 Denmark Brøndby IF

4 3MF Maja Kildemoes (1996-08-15) 15 August 1996 (age 22) 27 1 Sweden Linköpings FC
6 3MF Nanna Christiansen (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 29) 95 7 Denmark Brøndby IF
7 3MF Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen (1988-08-15) 15 August 1988 (age 30) 131 45 Sweden FC Rosengård
11 3MF Katrine Veje (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 27) 115 9 France Montpellier HSC
13 3MF Sofie Junge Pedersen (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 26) 52 4 Sweden Vittsjö GIK
18 3MF Julie Tavlo Petersson (1989-10-20) 20 October 1989 (age 28) 13 1 Denmark Brøndby IF
20 3MF Nicoline Sørensen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 21) 19 2 Denmark Brøndby IF
21 3MF Mille Gejl (1999-09-23) 23 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby IF
23 3MF Karen Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 19) 10 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

9 4FW Nadia Nadim (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 30) 85 29 England Manchester City
10 4FW Pernille Harder (captain) (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 25) 105 53 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
15 4FW Frederikke Thøgersen (1995-07-24) 24 July 1995 (age 23) 42 1 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following list of active players were not called up for the latest match of the national team, but have been called up for an A-level match within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stina Lykke Petersen (1986-02-09) 9 February 1986 (age 32) 83 0 Denmark KoldingQ v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018RET
GK Maria Lindblad Christensen (1995-07-03) 3 July 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Croatia; 24 October 2017INJ

DF Line Røddik Hansen (1988-01-31) 31 January 1988 (age 30) 132 13 Netherlands Ajax v.  Hungary; 19 September 2017
DF Cecilie Sandvej (1990-06-13) 13 June 1990 (age 28) 34 1 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018
DF Laura Frank (1998-08-03) 3 August 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 2018 Algarve Cup
DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 24) 2 0 Norway Vålerenga v.  United States; 21 January 2018
DF Luna Gevitz (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 24) 10 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Hungary; 19 September 2017

MF Julie Trustrup Jensen (1994-04-06) 6 April 1994 (age 24) 21 0 Norway Vålerenga v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018
MF Karoline Smidt Nielsen (1994-05-12) 12 May 1994 (age 24) 24 5 Germany Turbine Potsdam v.  Hungary; 12 June 2018INJ
FW Johanna Rasmussen (1983-07-02) 2 July 1983 (age 35) 153 41 Sweden Linköpings FC v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018INJ
MF Line Sigvardsen Jensen (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 (age 27) 66 2 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring UEFA Women's Euro 2017INJ
MF Sarah Dyrehauge Hansen (1996-09-14) 14 September 1996 (age 22) 9 2 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  United States; 21 January 2018INJ
MF Caroline Rask (1994-05-25) 25 May 1994 (age 24) 9 1 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Hungary; 12 June 2018

FW Stine Larsen (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 22) 37 7 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  Ukraine; 9 April 2018INJ
FW Signe Bruun (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 20) 2 1 France Paris Saint-Germain 2018 Algarve CupINJ
FW Caroline Møller (1998-12-19) 19 December 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  United States; 21 January 2018
  • INJ = Injured or recovering from surgery
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team

Previous squads[edit]

Player records[edit]

Most appearances[edit]

As of 9 October 2018

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–present 153
3 Merete Pedersen 1993–2009 136
4 Line Røddik Hansen 2006–present 132
5 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 131
6 Theresa Nielsen 2008–present 128
7 Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen 2000–2010 121
8 Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen 1993–2007 118
9 Katrine Veje 2009–present 115
10 Lene Jensen 1996–2010 109

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of 9 October 2018

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 53 105 0.50
3 Gitte Krogh 1994–2001 46 90 0.51
4 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 45 131 0.34
5 Johanna Rasmussen 2002–present 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 29 85 0.34
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. ^ Nordic Cup
  4. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970
  5. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971
  6. ^ a b c d e Mundialito (Women) 1982-1988
  7. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  8. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979
  9. ^ "Spillernes afbud fører til aflysning af VM-kvalkamp". dbu.dk. 20 October 2017.
  10. ^ "UEFA-beslut i Danmarksfrågan". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  11. ^ a b Truppen

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