SheBelieves Cup

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SheBelieves Cup
SheBelieves Cup text logo.png
Organising bodyUnited States Soccer Federation
Founded2016; 5 years ago (2016)
Region United States
Number of teams4
Current champions United States (4th title)
Most successful team(s) United States (4 titles)
WebsiteOfficial website
2021 SheBelieves Cup

The SheBelieves Cup is an invitational women's association football tournament held in different cities in the United States in late February or early March. In its first three years (2016, 2017 and 2018), it was contested by the same four teams: the United States, England, France, and Germany. In 2019 the tournament line up changed for the first time to Brazil, England, Japan and the United States.[1] The 2020 tournament included England, Japan, Spain and the United States.[2] For 2021, the tournament included Argentina, Brazil, Canada and the United States.

History[edit]

The SheBelieves movement was inspired by the U.S. Women's National Team in their 2015 run-up to the Women's World Cup. The movement is meant to encourage young females to achieve their dreams, regardless of whether or not they are tied to athletics. In a culture that is heavily influenced by outdated gender norms, SheBelieves is dedicated to female empowerment. This campaign has evolved into a bond between U.S. soccer and its fans, as this theme of empowerment as the team has spread this message to communities across the country. United States Soccer serves as SheBelieves Ambassadors, launching a new program to unite and elevate nonprofits, women's sports organizations, and influencers with the shared goa of positively impacting girls and women. [3]

SheBelieves Summit[edit]

The SheBelieves Summit, which took place virtually in 2021, is a major component of programming around the tournament itself. Its purpose is to empower young women and girls using the three core pillars of SheBelieves: confidence, career, and community.[4] The summit includes panels, fireside chats, and breakout sessions designed to provide event attendees with hands-on experience and tools for success.[4] Event programming features various female speakers, from women in STEM to professional athletes.[5]

In its third year, some notable speakers for the 2021 event included[5]:

The presenting sponsor of the SheBelieves Summit is Deloitte.

Tournament Format[edit]

The four invited teams play in a round-robin tournament. Points awarded in the group stage followed the formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw, and zero points for a loss. A tie in points would be decided by goal differential; other tie-breakers are listed below.

Results[edit]

Year
Winner Runner-up Third place Fourth place
2016
United States

Germany

England

France
2017
France

Germany

England

United States
2018
United States

England

France

Germany
2019
England

United States

Japan

Brazil
2020
United States

Spain

England

Japan
2021
United States

Brazil

Canada

Argentina


Participating nations[edit]

Team 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Years
 Argentina 4th 1
 Brazil 4th 2nd 2
 Canada 3rd 1
 England 3rd 3rd 2nd 1st 3rd 5
 France 4th 1st 3rd 3
 Germany 2nd 2nd 4th 3
 Japan 3rd 4th 2
 Spain 2nd 1
 United States 1st 4th 1st 2nd 1st 1st 6
Total 4 4 4 4 4 4

General statistics[edit]

As of February 24, 2021
Rank Team Tourn. Pld W D L GF GA Dif Win % Pts
1  United States 6 18 13 3 2 28 11 +17 072.22 51
2  England 5 15 5 3 7 17 16 +1 033.33 18
3  France 3 9 3 3 3 10 8 +2 033.33 12
4  Germany 3 9 3 2 4 7 10 −3 033.33 11
5  Spain 1 3 2 0 1 4 2 +2 066.67 6
6  Brazil 2 6 2 0 4 8 9 −1 033.33 6
7  Japan 2 6 1 1 4 7 13 −6 016.67 4
8  Canada 1 3 1 0 2 1 3 −2 033.33 3
9  Argentina 1 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 000.00 0

Best player[edit]

Year Player
2016 United States Alex Morgan
2020 Spain Alexia Putellas
2021 United States Rose Lavelle

Top goalscorers[edit]

As of February 24, 2021
Rank Name Total
1 United States Megan Rapinoe 7
2 England Ellen White 5
3 United States Alex Morgan 4
United States Christen Press
5 Brazil Debinha 3
France Eugénie Le Sommer
7 England Toni Duggan 2
England Beth Mead
France Camille Abily
Germany Anja Mittag
Japan Mana Iwabuchi
Japan Yuka Momiki
Spain Lucía García
Spain Alexia Putellas
United States Tobin Heath
United States Carli Lloyd

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SheBelieves Cup: England to face Brazil, Japan and US in 2019 tournament". December 6, 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. ^ "2020 Schedule Set for She Believess Cup". US Soccer. 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ "SheBelieves | U.S. Soccer Official Website". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved 2021-03-05.
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Soccer 2021 SheBelieves Summit, Presented by Deloitte, to Take Place on February 11 and 12". www.ussoccer.com. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  5. ^ a b "SheBelieves Summit 2021 Panels". U.S. Soccer. 2021.

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