Malta women's national football team
|Association||Malta Football Association|
|Head coach||Mark Gatt|
|Most caps||Dorianne Theuma (64)|
|Top scorer||Dorianne Theuma (21)|
|Home stadium||Centenary Stadium|
|Current||88 8 (24 March 2017)|
|Highest||74 (August 2003)|
|Lowest||113 (December 2006)|
| Romania 3–0 Malta
(Bucharest, August 10, 2003)
| Malta 6–0 Luxembourg
(Ta'Qali, April 6, 2013)
| Malta 0–13 Spain
(Ta'Qali, September 9, 2009)
The Malta women's national football team represents the Malta Football Association in international women's football matches sanctioned by UEFA. As of March 2017 Malta ranks 88th in FIFA's Women's World Ranking.
The team first appeared in official competitions in the 2005 European Championship's qualifying, debuting on August 10, 2003 in Bucharest with a 3–0 loss to Romania. Malta lost all eight games, with a 1–35 goal average. The team's first goal was scored by Sarah Caruana on November 20, 2003 against Croatia.
After 13 losses Malta achieved its first tie on June 7, 2006 against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last match of the 2007 World Cup's qualifying. The team played for the first time against elite national teams in the 2011 World Cup's qualifying, losing all games including a record 0–13 defeat to Spain. On March 3, 2011 Malta won an official match for the first time in the 2013 European Championship qualifying's preliminary round, beating Georgia 1–0 with a goal by D'Agostino in injury time.
On April 6, 2013 Malta attained its first crushing win by beating Luxembourg 6–0 in the 2015 World Cup qualifying's preliminary round. The team also defeated Latvia and tied with Albania to top the group and make it past a preliminary round for the first time in its fourth attempt.
The team has been coached since its foundation by Pierre Brincat. However, it has been taken over by Mark Gatt, ex-U19 coach, on 22 January 2015.
World Cup record
|World Cup Finals|
|1991||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2003||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2011||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2015||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
|Charlene Zammit||Paola Hibernians||1991|
|Brenda Borg||Mgarr United||1997|
|Ylenia Carabott||Paola Hibernians||1989|
Overall official record
|2005 Euro qualifying||Regular stage
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|5 / 5||
|2007 World Cup qualifying||Regular stage
Bosnia and Herzegovina
|4 / 4||D'Agostino
|2009 Euro qualifying||Preliminary round||0–0
|4 / 4||
|2011 World Cup qualifying||Regular stage||0–13 0–9
|5 / 5||
|2013 Euro qualifying||Preliminary round||1–0
|2 / 4||D'Agostino
|2015 World Cup qualifying||Preliminary round||1–1
|1 / 4||Theuma
Theuma 2, Buttigieg, Carabott, Cuschieri, Xuereb
|Regular stage||0–2 0–2
|6 / 6|
Most capped players
- Profile in UEFA's website
- Current ranking in FIFA's website
- Statistics of the match in FIFA's website
- Malta proud to make history. UEFA, 18 April 2013
- Malta women's national team hosts World Cup qualifying mini-tournament. Maltafootball.com, 2 April 2013.
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