Israel women's national football team

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Israel
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Israel Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Meir Nachmias
Captain Adva Twil
Most caps Maya Barqui (45)
Top scorer Silvi Jan (30)
Home stadium Ramat Gan Stadium
FIFA code ISR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 56 Decrease 3 (23 June 2017)
Highest 53 (March 2017)
Lowest 72 (August 2003)
First international

 Netherlands 12–0  Israel
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 27 August 1977)
(Unofficial)

 Israel 0–7  Romania
(Bat Yam, Israel; 2 November 1997)
Biggest win
 Israel 12–1  Estonia
(Herzliya, Israel; 9 October 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Israel 0–13  Poland
(Ramat Gan, Israel; 24 February 1998)

The Israel women's national football team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל לנשים‎‎) represents Israel in international women's football. The Israel women's national football team was established in 1997. Women's Football in Israel was developed as an upside down pyramid by first opening the national team and then after 2 years opening the first women's football league in Israel. Women's Football in Israel is struggling to develop because it is lacking investment.

History[edit]

Women's football in Israel first appeared in 1970, with several clubs being formed in the following years. However, these clubs folded, except for the M.I.L.N (Moa'don Israeli LeKaduregel Nashim (Hebrew: מועדון ישראלי לכדורגל נשים‎‎, lit. Israeli Club for Women's Football)), which continued touring and playing exhibition matches in Israel and abroad.[1] During this period a team representing Israel played a match against Netherlands, losing 0–12.[2]

In 1997, following FIFA orders, the IFA established a women's national team ahead of the 1999 FIFA women's World Cup. Rony Schneider was appointed as team manager and supervised a series of trials, which resulted in a 26 women squad, which played its first official match against Romania on 2 November 1997.[3]

As of April 2015, the national team played 95 matches (31 wins, 7 draws, 57 loses), scoring 111 goals. The team is yet to make an appearance in either the World Cup or the Women's Euro.

Ranking history[edit]

Year End rank Best rank Worst rank
2003 70 70 72
2004 71 69 71
2005 67 67 71
2006 63 63 68
2007 63 61 64
2008 60 60 63
2009 57 56 57
2010 61 58 61
2011 65 60 65
2012 62 60 63
2013 55 55 61
2014 55 55 62
2015 59 57 59
2016 55 55 56
2017 TBA 53 56

Source: [4]

Competition history[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 1 - 7 6 31
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 4 1 3 12 14
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 4 1 1 11 6
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 2 - 6 4 20
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 10 4 - 6 9 27
Total - - - - - - - - 40 15 2 23 42 98
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Norway 1997 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 2 0 6 5 26
England 2005 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 3 2 1 20 6
Finland 2009 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 11 3 1 7 12 35
Sweden 2013 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 0 0 8 1 36
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 0 2 4 2 9
Total - - - - - - - - 39 8 5 26 40 112
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

As of 8 September 2016[26]
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hanit Schwartz (1987-10-23) 23 October 1987 (age 29) 15 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
1GK Mairav Shamir (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 29) 32 0 Germany MSV Duisburg
2DF Maya Barqui (1985-09-22) 22 September 1985 (age 31) 45 0 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
2DF Shani David (1991-06-07) 7 June 1991 (age 26) 8 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
2DF Moran Fridman (1990-01-30) 30 January 1990 (age 27) 38 2 Unattached
2DF Shahar Nakav (1997-04-12) 12 April 1997 (age 20) 7 0 Unattached
2DF Shai Pearl (1997-03-01) 1 March 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
2DF Michal Ravitz (1986-08-21) 21 August 1986 (age 30) 44 0 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
2DF Shay Sade (1990-04-16) 16 April 1990 (age 27) 32 1 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
2DF Daniel Sofer (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 29) 23 3 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
3MF Lee Falkon (1992-05-07) 7 May 1992 (age 25) 32 5 Germany MSV Duisburg
3MF Shir Levo (1988-06-25) 25 June 1988 (age 29) 7 0 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat
3MF Alina Metkalov (1998-03-17) 17 March 1998 (age 19) 2 0 Unattached
3MF Diana Redman (1984-07-02) 2 July 1984 (age 32) 24 0 Spain Santa Teresa CD
3MF Karin Sendel (1988-10-26) 26 October 1988 (age 28) 36 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
3MF Arava Shahaf (1990-04-28) 28 April 1990 (age 27) 17 1 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
3MF Opal Sofer (1996-05-20) 20 May 1996 (age 21) 1 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
3MF Adva Twil (1985-06-26) 26 June 1985 (age 32) 37 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
4FW Eden Avital (1997-03-25) 25 March 1997 (age 20) 6 0 Israel ASA Tel Aviv
4FW Mor Efraim (1988-01-18) 18 January 1988 (age 29) 3 0 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat
4FW Roni Shimrich (1993-08-15) 15 August 1993 (age 23) 7 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon

Coaches[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Israel were awarded a 3–0 win. The match originally ended 2–0 to Israel.[19]

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