Northern Ireland women's national football team

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Northern Ireland
Nickname(s) Green and White Army
Association Irish Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Alfie Wylie
Captain Marissa Callaghan
FIFA code NIR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 56 Steady (22 June 2018)
Highest 53 (June 2012)
Lowest 83 (December 2004)
First international
 England 5–1 Northern Ireland 
(Bath, England; September 7, 1973)
Biggest win
 Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan 
(Umag, Croatia; March 3, 2017)
Biggest defeat
 England 10–0 Northern Ireland 
(Blackburn, England, March 16, 1986)

The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football.

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA European Championship record[edit]

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1984 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
West Germany 1989 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Norway & Sweden 1997 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did not enter - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did not enter - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Sweden 2013 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Netherlands 2017 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/12 - - - - - - -

Records[edit]

Simone Magill holds the world record for Northern Ireland for the fastest international goal in womens' football. Previously, US forward Alex Morgan had held the record at twelve seconds. Magill achieved an eleven second goal against Georgia at the start of a European Qualifying match on the 3rd of June 2016, after chasing down the ball and then receiving a cross from a team mate. The Irish Football Association awarded her with a special trophy. The goal also marks the fastest ever international goal by any national Northern Irish team - male or female.

Current squad[edit]

Date: 24 October 2015[1]
Competition: UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying
Opponent: Georgia
Venue: Mikheil Meskhi Stadium (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Emma Higgins (1986-05-15) 15 May 1986 (age 32) Iceland Grindavík 66 (1) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Nicole Adams Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Defenders
Julie Nelson (1985-06-04) 4 June 1985 (age 33) Scotland Glasgow City 62 (6) vs. Portugal, 14 March 2004
Billie Simpson (1992-07-07) 7 July 1992 (age 26) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 3 (0)
Hannah Doherty (1997-09-08) 8 September 1997 (age 20) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies 1 (0)
Jessica Foy (1995-06-07) 7 June 1995 (age 23) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 0(0)
Hayley Crackle (1995-01-13) 13 January 1995 (age 23) England Aston Villa vs. Poland, 5 March 2015
Midfielders
Laura Rafferty (1996-04-29) 29 April 1996 (age 22) England Chelsea Ladies 6(0) vs. Rep. of Ireland, 6 March 2013
Marissa Callaghan (1985-09-02) 2 September 1985 (age 32) Northern Ireland Cliftonville Ladies 14(0) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Kirsty McGuinness (1994-11-04) 4 November 1994 (age 23) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 13(1) vs. Estonia, 24 July 2010
Clare Timoney (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 30) Northern Ireland Linfield Ladies
Ciara Sherwood (1992-08-18) 18 August 1992 (age 25) England Crystal Palace 6(0) vs. Georgia, 24 October 2015
Emma McMaster (1999-03-09) 9 March 1999 (age 19) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies (1) vs. Georgia, 3 March 2016
Strikers
Simone Magill (1994-11-01) 1 November 1994 (age 23) England Everton Ladies 33 (2) vs. Scotland, 23 May 2010
Lauren Wade (1993-11-22) 22 November 1993 (age 24) Northern Ireland Glentoran Belfast United 5(0) vs. Poland, 23 November 2013
Aimee Mackin (1997-04-22) 22 April 1997 (age 21) Northern Ireland Newry City Ladies 7(1) vs. Scotland, 26 October 2013
Avilla Bergin (1991-08-01) 1 August 1991 (age 26) Northern Ireland Tottenham Hotspur 4(0)
Rachel Furness (1988-06-19) 19 June 1988 (age 30) England Reading 47 (10)
Lauren Brennan (1995-01-01) 1 January 1995 (age 23)
Cathy Hyndman (1990-08-31) 31 August 1990 (age 27)

Results and fixtures[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Women Squad". IFA. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 22 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Slovaks beat Northern Ireland 1: 0". futbalsfz.sk. Archived from the original on March 20, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "International Fixtures & Results: Slovakia v. Northern Ireland: Wed, 02 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ "International: Senior Women's Squad Fixtures: Croatia v. Northern Ireland: Fri, 04 Mar 2016". irishfa.com. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "In the second appearance at this year's Istria Women's Cup, the Croatian national team was defeated by Northern Ireland". hns-cff.hr. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 

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