Portugal women's national football team

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Portugal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) A Selecção das Quinas[1]
Association Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (FPF)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Francisco Neto
Captain Cláudia Neto
Most caps Carla Couto (145)
Top scorer Edite Fernandes (39)
FIFA code POR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 40 Increase 1 (24 June 2016)[2]
Highest 32 (October 2003)
Lowest 47 (March 2007)
First international
 France 0–0 Portugal 
(Le Mans, France; 24 October 1981)
Biggest win
 Armenia 0–8 Portugal 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 17 September 2011)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Portugal 
(Reutlingen, Germany; 15 November 2003)

The Portugal women's national football team represents Portugal in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

The Portugal women's national team struggles on the international stage failing to qualify for all of FIFA Women's World Cups and all of the UEFA European Championships continues failing in international level.

World Cup[edit]

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

European Championship record[edit]

Year Result Position GP W D* L GS GA
No Host 1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993
Germany 1995
NorwaySweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005
Finland 2009
Sweden 2013
Netherlands 2017
Total 0/12

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was announced for UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualification against Montenegro and Finland on 3 and 7 June 2016.

Caps and goals as of 8 June 2016.

Head coach: Francisco Neto

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeeper
1 1GK Jamila Marreiros (1988-05-30) May 30, 1988 (age 28) 11 0 Portugal CF Benfica
12 1GK Patrícia Morais (1992-06-17) June 17, 1992 (age 24) 34 0 Portugal Sporting CP
Defender
15 2DF Carole Costa (1990-05-03) May 3, 1990 (age 26) 70 6 Germany BV Cloppenburg
5 2DF Matilde Fidalgo (1994-05-15) May 15, 1994 (age 22) 23 0 Portugal CF Benfica
3 2DF Raquel Infante (1990-09-19) September 19, 1990 (age 25) 9 0 Finland Åland United
2 2DF Mónica Mendes (1993-06-16) June 16, 1993 (age 23) 34 1 Switzerland FC Neunkirch
4 2DF Sílvia Rebelo (1989-05-20) May 20, 1989 (age 27) 60 1 Portugal F D Laura S Moim Serra
Midfielder
17 3MF Vanessa Marques (1996-04-12) April 12, 1996 (age 20) 32 2 Portugal SC Braga
18 3MF Carolina Mendes (1987-11-27) November 27, 1987 (age 28) 52 9 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
7 3MF Cláudia Neto (c) (1988-04-18) April 18, 1988 (age 28) 93 9 Sweden Linköpings FC
13 3MF Fátima Pinto (1996-01-16) January 16, 1996 (age 20) 16 0 Portugal Sporting CP
11 3MF Tatiana Pinto (1994-03-28) March 28, 1994 (age 22) 15 1 Portugal Sporting CP
20 3MF Suzane Pires (1992-08-17) August 17, 1992 (age 23) 11 0 Brazil Santos FC
14 3MF Dolores Silva (1991-08-07) August 7, 1991 (age 24) 67 8 Germany FF USV Jena
19 3MF Andreia Veiga (1989-07-14) July 14, 1989 (age 27) 1 0 Portugal CF Benfica
Forward
9 4FW Ana Borges (1990-06-15) June 15, 1990 (age 26) 81 9 England Chelsea L.F.C.
21 4FW Solange Carvalhas (1992-04-22) April 22, 1992 (age 24) 6 0 Portugal Sporting CP
8 4FW Edite Fernandes (1979-10-10) October 10, 1979 (age 36) 131 39 Portugal SC Braga
16 4FW Diana Silva (1995-06-04) June 4, 1995 (age 21) 12 1 Portugal Sporting CP

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players were named to a squad in the last twelve months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Bárbara Santos (1994-01-06) January 6, 1994 (age 22) 0 0 Portugal Atlético Ouriense v.  Poland; January 21, 2016 PRE
GK Neide Simões (1988-07-19) July 19, 1988 (age 28) 59 0 Portugal Valadares Gaia FC v.  New Zealand; March 7, 2016

DF Stefania da Eira (1992-09-25) September 25, 1992 (age 23) 3 0 Switzerland FC Basel v.  Czech Republic; April 9, 2015
DF Matilde Figueiras (1996-08-07) August 7, 1996 (age 19) 0 0 Portugal Sporting CP v.  Spain; December 1, 2015 PRE
DF Rita Fontemanha (1993-11-13) November 13, 1993 (age 22) 2 0 Portugal Sporting CP 2016 Algarve Cup
DF Regina Pereira (1992-08-13) August 13, 1992 (age 23) 39 1 Portugal Valadares Gaia FC v.  Spain; April 8, 2016
DF Filipa Rodrigues (1993-09-04) September 4, 1993 (age 22) 13 3 Portugal Atlético Ouriense 2016 Algarve Cup
DF Inês Silva (1997-09-29) September 29, 1997 (age 18) 9 0 Portugal CF Benfica v.  Denmark; March 9, 2016

MF Catarina Almeida (1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 27) 3 0 Portugal Clube de Albergaria v.  Denmark; March 9, 2016
MF Amanda DaCosta (1989-10-07) October 7, 1989 (age 26) 8 0 United States Chicago Red Stars v.  Spain; April 8, 2016
MF Patricia Gouveia (1987-04-26) April 26, 1987 (age 29) 16 0 Portugal Sporting CP v.  Czech Republic; April 9, 2015
MF Cláudia Lima (1996-09-05) September 5, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Portugal Boavista F.C. v.  Ukraine; September 21, 2015
MF Adriana Rodrigues (1992-05-09) May 9, 1992 (age 24) 6 0 Switzerland FC Neunkirch v.   Switzerland; February 12, 2015

FW Joana Flores (1989-10-08) October 8, 1989 (age 26) 0 0 Portugal CF Benfica v.  Spain; April 8, 2016 PRE
FW Olga Freitas (1988-12-31) December 31, 1988 (age 27) 8 0 Portugal Valadares Gaia FC v.  Czech Republic; April 9, 2015
FW Laura Luís (1992-08-15) August 15, 1992 (age 23) 30 7 Germany MSV Duisburg v.  Republic of Ireland; October 27, 2015
FW Mafalda Marujo (1991-08-24) August 24, 1991 (age 24) 7 0 Portugal CF Benfica v.  China PR; March 11, 2015
FW Andreia Silva (1985-03-16) March 16, 1985 (age 31) 14 1 Portugal CF Benfica v.  Ukraine; September 21, 2015
FW Jéssica Silva (1994-12-11) December 11, 1994 (age 21) 36 6 Portugal SC Braga v.  Poland; January 21, 2016

Algarve Cup[edit]

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 5/6 3 1 0 2 2 8
1995 8/8 4 0 0 4 1 14
1996 7/8 4 1 0 3 4 10
1997 8/8 4 0 1 3 0 8
1998 8/8 4 0 1 3 3 8
1999 7/8 4 1 1 2 2 10
2000 8/8 4 0 0 4 1 17
2001 8/8 4 0 0 4 3 11
2002 11/12 4 1 0 3 6 10
2003 10/12 4 1 2 1 5 5
2004 10/12 4 2 0 2 7 4
2005 11/12 4 1 0 3 5 9
2006 11/12 2 0 0 2 0 7
2007 12/12 4 0 2 2 2 7
2008 10/12 4 2 1 1 6 5
2009 8/12 4 3 1 0 6 3
2010 10/12 4 2 1 1 7 4
2011 9/12 4 2 2 0 6 3
2012 10/12 4 2 0 2 6 3
2013 11/12 4 1 1 2 3 6
2014 12/12 4 1 0 3 5 9
2015 11/12 4 0 2 2 5 9
2016 8/8 4 0 0 4 2 8
Total[3] - 89 21 15 53 87 178

References[edit]

  1. ^ Selecção das Quinas refers to the five shields ("Team of the Escutcheons") or the five dots inside them ("Team of the Bezants") in the Portuguese flag, used until the 70s as the shirt badge. Refer to Flag of Portugal for symbolism associated with these bezants.
  2. ^ "Portugal: FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation". Rsssf.com. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 

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