Ethiopia women's national football team
|Association||Ethiopian Football Federation|
|Sub-confederation||CECAFA (East & Central Africa)|
|Head coach||Meseret Manne|
|Top scorer||Birtukan Gebrekirstos|
|Current||105 4 (25 March 2016)|
|Highest||77 (July 2003)|
|Lowest||116 (March 2007)|
| Ethiopia 2−0 Uganda
(Addis Ababa; 22 September 2002)
Ethiopia 5−0 Kenya
(Addis Ababa; 29 September 2012)
| Nigeria 7−0 Ethiopia
(Lagos, Nigeria; 9 October 2003)
|African Women's Championship|
|Appearances||3 (First in 2002)|
|Best result||Fourth Place, 2004|
The Ethiopia women national football team is the national women football team of Ethiopia and has been overseen by the Ethiopian Football Federation. As of May 2014 they are ranked 94th in the world. They are popularly known as Lucy and Dinknesh in reference to the Australopithecus fossil.
The Ethiopian national team made its debut in September 2002 in the 2002 African Championship's qualifiers, beating Uganda to progress to the final tournament, where it ended last in its group, only grasping a tie with Mali. It subsequently played the 2003 All-Africa Games, losing all three games.
In 2004 they again qualified for the African Championship, where they made it to the semifinals after beating South Africa and drawing with Zimbabwe. After being knocked out by Nigeria, they lost the bronze to Ghana on penalties. As of 2013 it remains Ethiopia's best performance in the competition.
Ethiopia withdrew from the 2006 African Championship, and it didn't take part in the 2008 edition either. However it did take part in the 2007 All-Africa Games, losing its two games. In its return to the African Championship in 2010 it was defeated in the qualifiers by Tanzania. On the other hand, in the 2012 Summer Olympics qualifiers Ethiopia made it to the final round after knocking out Congo DR and Ghana, ultimately losing an spot in the Olympics to South Africa.
In 2012 the team qualified for the African Championship 8 years later, settling the score with Tanzania. It didn't manage to score, only grasping a draw with Cameroon.
Performance in Africa Women's Championship
|CAF Women's Championship|
|1991||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify|
|2006||Did not enter|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2014||Did not qualify|
Overall competition record
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Liya Ossa||October 9, 1984||Dedebit FC|
|18||GK||Dagmawet Bekele||July 19, 1988||CBE SA|
|21||GK||Israel Gebru||December 28, 1988||Ethiopian Coffee FC|
|3||DF||Woinshet Desta||January 20, 1986||Dedebit FC|
|4||DF||Tiruanchi Sisay||January 7, 1987||CBE SA|
|5||DF||Kelem Mamuye||October 10, 1994|
|14||DF||Hiwot Buwli||February 24, 1992||CBE SA|
|17||DF||Bezuhan Alemar||January 15, 1986||Dedebit FC|
|20||DF||Adanech Adere||November 20, 1990||Ethiopian Coffee FC|
|2||MF||Eden Negeri||April 6, 1990||Dedebit FC|
|6||MF||Tutu Melaku||July 8, 1986||CBE SA|
|7||MF||Zulka Badega||July 21, 1988||CBE SA|
|8||MF||Aynalem Gebra||January 4, 1994||CBE SA|
|12||MF||Berktawit Aboye||August 17, 1988||Dedebit FC|
|15||MF||Kidest Endale||July 18, 1989||Dedebit FC|
|19||MF||Akberet Hadera||May 18, 1994||CBE SA|
|9||FW||Erehima Biza||September 11, 1987||CBE SA|
|10||FW||Shetaye Abaa||June 30, 1988||CBE SA|
|11||FW||Birtukan Ware||November 30, 1988||Dedebit FC|
|16||FW||Helen Bekele||July 26, 1987|
- "Liberia: Fixtures and Results". Retrieved 10 June 2012.
- "2003 All-Africa Games results in RSSSF.com". Retrieved 4 November 2013.
- FIFA Team Profile
- Archaeology: Lucy, world's oldest, returns to Ethiopia. The Africa Report, 10 September 2013