|Nickname(s)||La Roja (The Red)|
|Association||Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)|
|Head coach||Montserrat Tomé|
|Most caps||Alexia Putellas (109)|
|Top scorer||Jennifer Hermoso (51)|
|Current||2 4 (25 August 2023)|
|Highest||2 (August 2023 – Present)|
|Lowest||21 (June – August 2004; March 2008)|
Spain 3–3 Portugal
(Murcia, Spain; 21 February 1971)
Spain 0–1 Portugal
(A Guarda, Spain; 5 February 1983)
| Spain 17–0 Slovenia |
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)
| Spain 0–8 Sweden |
(Gandia, Spain; 2 June 1996)
|Appearances||3 (first in 2015)|
|Best result||Champions (2023)|
|Appearances||4 (first in 1997)|
|Best result||Semi-finals (1997)|
|Nations League Finals|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2024)|
The Spain women's national football team (Spanish: Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina), officially known as the Spanish national football team (Spanish: Selección Española de Fútbol), has represented Spain in international women's football competition since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), the governing body for football in Spain.
Spain is one of five national teams to have been crowned world champions, having qualified three times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and winning the title in 2023. They are one of only two countries, along with Germany, to have won both the women's and men's World Cups. Together with their youth teams, Spain is the current world champion in all three female categories (U-17, U-20 and senior level), unprecedented in the women's game, and also the second country—after Brazil's male teams between 2003 and 2005—to simultaneously hold all three World Cups of the same gender. At continental level, Spain have qualified four times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the semifinals in 1997.
After underground women's football clubs started appearing in Spain around 1970 one of its instigators, Rafael Muga, decided to create a national team. It was an unofficial project as football was considered an unsuitable sport for women by both the Royal Spanish Football Federation and National Movement's Women's Section, which organized women's sports in Francoist Spain. When asked about the initiative in January 1971 RFEF president José Luis Pérez Payá answered "I'm not against women's football, but I don't like it either. I don't think it's feminine from an aesthetic point of view. Women are not favored wearing shirts and shorts. Any regional dress would fit them better".
One month later, on 21 February 1971, the unofficial Spanish national team, including Conchi Sánchez, who played professionally in the Italian league, made its debut in Murcia's La Condomina against Portugal, ending in a 3–3 draw. The team wasn't allowed to wear RFEF's crest and the referee couldn't wear an official uniform either. On 15 July, with a 5-days delay for transfer issues, it played its first game abroad against Italy in Turin's Stadio Comunale, suffering an 8–1 defeat. It was then invited to the 2nd edition of unofficial women's world cup (Mundialito 1981), but RFEF forbid them to take part in the competition. Despite these conditions Spain was entrusted hosting the 1972 World Cup. RFEF vetoed the project, and the competition was cancelled and disbanded. The unofficial Spanish team itself broke up shortly after.
1980s: Officiality of the team
After the transition to democracy in the second half of the decade RFEF finally accepted women's football in November 1980, creating first a national cup and next a national team, which finally made its debut under coach Teodoro Nieto on 5 February 1983 in A Guarda, Pontevedra. The opponent was again Portugal, which defeated Spain 0–1. The team subsequently played 2-leg friendlies against France and Switzerland drawing with both opponents in Aranjuez and Barcelona and losing in Perpignan before it finally clinched its first victory in Zürich (0–1). On 27 April 1985 it played its first official match in the 1987 European Championship's qualification, losing 1–0 against Hungary. After losing the first four matches Spain defeated Switzerland and drew with Italy to end third. The team also ended in its group's bottom positions in the subsequent 1989 and 1991 qualifiers. After the former Nieto was replaced by Ignacio Quereda, who has coached the team since 1 September 1988. Years later he would confess: There was never love or support from the Federation towards those women soccer players.
Teodoro Nieto left International Footballer Conchi Sanchez (Amancio) out of the Spanish team even though the player was the first Captain during the 70s and was winning championships in Italy.
1990s and 2000s: Growing up
The 1995 Euro qualifying marked an improvement as Spain ended 2nd, one point from England, which qualified for the final tournament. In these qualifiers Spain attained its biggest victory to date, a 17–0 over Slovenia. In the 1997 Euro qualifying it made a weaker performance, including a record 0–8 loss against Sweden in Gandia, but the European Championship was expanded to eight teams and Spain still made it to the repechage, where it defeated England on a 3–2 aggregate to qualify for the competition for the first time. In the first stage the team drew 1–1 against France, lost 0–1 against host Sweden, and beat 1–0 Russia to qualify on goal average over France to the semifinals, where it was defeated 2–1 by Italy. All three goals were scored by Ángeles Parejo.
This success was followed by a long series of unsuccessful qualifiers. In the 1999 World Cup qualifying round, Spain ended last for the first time, not winning a single game. In the 2001 Euro's qualifiers, it made it to the repechage, where it suffered a 3–10 aggregate defeat against Denmark. In the 2003 World Cup qualifying stage, it again ended last despite starting with a 6–1 win over Iceland. In the 2005 Euro's qualifiers, where a 9–1 win over Belgium was followed by a 5-game non-scoring streak, it ended 3rd behind Denmark and Norway. In the 2007 World Cup qualifying round, the team again ended 3rd behind Denmark and Finland despite earning 7 more points.
In the 2009 Euro qualifiers, Spain made its best performance since the 1995 qualifiers, narrowly missing qualification as England clinched the top position by overcoming a 2–0 in the final match's second half. Spain had to play the repechage, where it lost both games against the Netherlands. In the 2011 World Cup, Spain again ended 2nd, with no repechage, after England again overcame a half-time 2–0 in their second confrontation.
2010s: First World Cups
Spain finally achieved a place in the final stage of a European Championship, having qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013 after beating Scotland in the qualifiers playoff. In the group stage, a win over England and a draw against Russia was enough to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by Norway.
Two years later, Spain qualified for the first time ever to a World Cup, winning nine of its ten matches of the qualifying round. In the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, however, their campaign ended up being a disaster. Spain managed only a 1–1 draw into the weakest team in the group, Costa Rica, before losing 0–1 to Brazil. In their last match with South Korea, they lost 1–2 after an initial lead, becoming the worst European team in the tournament. After the World Cup, the 23 players on the roster issued a collective statement for the end of Ignacio Quereda's reign as head coach. Later that summer, Quereda stepped down and was replaced by Jorge Vilda, who had previously coached the U-19 team and was on the shortlist for the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year. Spain qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 by winning all its matches and finishing 11 points ahead of the second-placed team. In 2017 the national team participated for the first time in the Algarve Cup winning the tournament. However, its performance in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 was very disappointing: only one match won (against Portugal, the worst ranked team in Euro), two defeats against England (0–2) and Scotland (0–1) in the group stage. Nevertheless, Spain advanced to the quarterfinals, at which point it lost against Austria in a match finishing 0–0 after extra time and then 3–5 in a penalty shoot-out. The national football team was therefore eliminated after more than 345 minutes without scoring a single goal.
At the 2019 Women's World Cup, Spain were in Group B with China PR, South Africa, and Germany. They finished second in the group to progress to the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time in their history. However, the team was eliminated in the round of 16 by the eventual champions United States.
In October 2019, the federation announced the creation of España Promesas (essentially Spain B), a team for players too old for younger age groups but not in the latest full squad, to provide training and occasional match experience for those in consideration for the future, that was later reconverted and renamed Spain under-23.
2020s: Golden Generation
Spain qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 undefeated and assembled what would be the strongest ever Spanish team in history, and was ranked among the top contenders for the title. However, just before the tournament began, Spain suffered two big blows, with both Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas withdrew due to injury. Without the two taliswomen in the squad, Spain failed to perform at full expectation in the tournament and only reached the quarter-finals in second place after Germany. Spain then performed well against England, even took the lead in 54' by Esther González, but conceded a late equalizer by Ella Toone before Georgia Stanway crushed Spain's hope to win a major European title in extra time.
2022–23 dispute and withdrawal of las 15
In September 2022, fifteen players sent an email removing themselves from national team consideration. Seven players who did not sign the letter claimed they were pressured by their club, Real Madrid, not to do so, a claim the club denied. The initial player complaints included poor quality of training under Vilda and his staff compared to their club environment, a lack of tactical preparation for matches, and claims of a controlling environment in which players would be frequently questioned about their whereabouts and shopping purchases. By April 2023, many of the players had entered talks with the federation.
2023 FIFA Women's World Cup title and controversy
At the 2023 World Cup, La Roja finished second in Group C. Spain then defeated Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden in the knockout stages to reach their first World Cup final. Spain won their first World Cup title, defeating England 1–0 in the final thanks to a goal from Olga Carmona.
During the trophy ceremony, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales kissed Spain player Jenni Hermoso on the lips without her consent. Five days after winning the World Cup, 81 players (including the tournament squad) announced they would refuse to play for Spain until the leadership of the RFEF changed due to the Rubiales affair.
Results and fixtures
- The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Loss Fixtures
|7 October Friendly||Spain||1–1||Sweden||Córdoba|
|20:30||Cardona 84'||Report||Blomqvist 14'||Stadium: Nuevo Arcángel|
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
|11 October Friendly||Spain||2–0||United States||Pamplona|
Referee: Deborah Bianchi (Italy)
|11 November Friendly||Spain||7–0||Argentina||Melilla|
|20:00||Report||Stadium: Álvarez Claro|
Referee: Abigail Byrne (England)
|15 November Friendly||Spain||1–0||Japan||Seville|
||Report||Stadium: La Cartuja|
Referee: Ioanna Allayiotou (Cyprus)
|16 February 2023 Cup of Nations||Jamaica||0–3||Spain||Gosford, Australia|
|16:10||Report||Stadium: Central Coast Stadium|
Referee: Lara Lee (Australia)
|19 February 2023 Cup of Nations||Australia||3–2||Spain||Sydney|
|18:00||Report||Stadium: CommBank Stadium|
Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)
|22 February 2023 Cup of Nations||Czech Republic||0–3||Spain||Newcastle, Australia|
|15:00||Report||Stadium: McDonald Jones Stadium|
Referee: Rebecca Durcau (Australia)
|6 April Friendly||Spain||4–2||Norway||Ibiza|
|18:00||Stadium: Estadi Municipal de Can Misses|
Referee: Ivana Projkovska (North Macedonia)
|11 April Friendly||Spain||3–0||China||Ibiza|
del Castillo 61'
|Report||Stadium: Estadi Municipal de Can Misses|
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
|29 June Friendly||Spain||7–0||Panama||Avilés|
|21:00||González 7', 44'
Espinosa 28' (o.g.)
Guerrero 36' (p)
del Castillo 67'
|Report||Stadium: Ramón Suárez Puerta|
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)
|5 July Friendly||Denmark||0–2||Spain||Gladsaxe|
|Stadium: Gladsaxe Stadium|
Referee: Maral Mirzai Beni (Sweden)
|14 July Unofficial friendly||Vietnam XI||0–9||Spain XI||Auckland, New Zealand|
|12:30||Stadium: McLennan Park|
|21 July 2023 FIFA World Cup GS||Spain||3–0||Costa Rica||Wellington, New Zealand|
|19:30||Report||Stadium: Wellington Regional Stadium|
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
|26 July 2023 FIFA World Cup GS||Spain||5–0||Zambia||Auckland, New Zealand|
|19:30||Report||Stadium: Eden Park|
Referee: Oh Hyeon-jeong (South Korea)
|31 July 2023 FIFA World Cup GS||Japan||4–0||Spain||Wellington, New Zealand|
|19:00||Report||Stadium: Wellington Regional Stadium|
Referee: Ekaterina Koroleva (United States)
|5 August 2023 FIFA World Cup R16||Switzerland||1–5||Spain||Auckland, New Zealand|
|17:00||Report||Stadium: Eden Park|
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
|11 August 2023 FIFA World Cup QF||Spain||2–1 (a.e.t.)||Netherlands||Wellington, New Zealand|
||Stadium: Wellington Regional Stadium|
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
|15 August 2023 FIFA World Cup SF||Spain||2–1||Sweden||Auckland, New Zealand|
||Stadium: Eden Park|
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
|20 August 2023 FIFA World Cup Final||Spain||1–0||England||Sydney, Australia|
|20:00||Carmona 29'||Report||Stadium: Stadium Australia|
Referee: Tori Penso (United States)
|22 September 2023–24 Nations League||Sweden||2–3||Spain||Gothenburg|
|18:30||Report||Stadium: Gamla Ullevi|
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
|26 September 2023–24 Nations League||Spain||v||Switzerland||Córdoba|
|21:00||Report||Stadium: Estadio Nuevo Arcángel|
Referee: Monika Mularczyk (Poland)
The following players were called up for the 2023–24 UEFA Women's Nations League matches against Sweden and the Switzerland on 22 and 26 September 2023. Mapi León, Patricia Guijarro and Esther González were all originally called up; González was replaced with Cristina Martín-Prieto due to previous injury, while León and Guijarro withdrew and were replaced by Claudia Florentino and Maite Oroz respectively.
- Caps and goals as of 22 September 2023
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||María Isabel Rodríguez||23 July 1999||17||0||Real Madrid|
|13||GK||Enith Salón||24 September 2001||2||0||Valencia|
|23||GK||Catalina Coll||23 April 2001||5||0||Barcelona|
|2||DF||Ona Batlle||10 June 1999||38||1||Barcelona|
|4||DF||Irene Paredes (vc)||4 July 1991||98||11||Barcelona|
|5||DF||María Méndez||10 April 2001||2||0||Levante|
|10||DF||Claudia Florentino||10 March 1998||0||0||Valencia|
|12||DF||Oihane Hernández||4 May 2000||14||0||Real Madrid|
|14||DF||Laia Aleixandri||25 August 2000||17||2||Manchester City|
|19||DF||Olga Carmona||12 June 2000||31||3||Real Madrid|
|3||MF||Teresa Abelleira||9 January 2000||23||2||Real Madrid|
|6||MF||Aitana Bonmatí||18 January 1998||55||19||Barcelona|
|11||MF||Alexia Putellas (c)||4 February 1994||110||28||Barcelona|
|16||MF||María Pérez||24 December 2001||5||0||Sevilla|
|18||MF||Maite Oroz||25 March 1998||9||2||Real Madrid|
|21||MF||Rosa Márquez||22 December 2000||1||0||Real Betis|
|7||FW||Amaiur Sarriegi||13 December 2000||16||12||Real Sociedad|
|8||FW||Mariona Caldentey||19 March 1996||62||21||Barcelona|
|9||FW||Inmaculada Gabarro||5 November 2002||1||1||Sevilla|
|15||FW||Eva Navarro||27 January 2001||16||4||Atlético Madrid|
|17||FW||Lucía García||14 July 1998||38||9||Manchester United|
|20||FW||Cristina Martín-Prieto||14 March 1993||0||0||Sevilla|
|22||FW||Athenea del Castillo||24 October 2000||32||8||Real Madrid|
- The following players were also named to a squad in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Elene Lete||7 May 2002||1||0||Real Sociedad||2023 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|GK||Mariasun Quiñones||29 October 1996||3||0||Athletic Bilbao||v. China; 11 April 2023 PRE|
|DF||Mapi León WD||13 June 1995||54||1||Barcelona||v. Sweden; 22 September 2023 PRE|
|DF||Ivana Andrés||13 July 1994||51||0||Real Madrid||2023 FIFA World Cup|
|DF||Laia Codina||22 January 2000||9||2||Arsenal||2023 FIFA World Cup|
|DF||Rocío Gálvez||14 April 1997||11||0||Real Madrid||2023 FIFA World Cup|
|DF||Jana Fernández INJ||18 February 2002||2||0||Barcelona||2023 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|DF||Berta Pujadas||9 April 2000||2||0||Valencia||v. China; 11 April 2023 PRE|
|DF||Paula Tomás||11 September 2001||2||0||Levante||v. China; 11 April 2023 PRE|
|DF||Bibiane Schulze||12 November 1998||0||0||Athletic Bilbao||2023 Cup of Nations PRE|
|DF||Alejandra Bernabé||12 November 2001||1||0||Real Sociedad||v. Argentina; 11 November 2022|
|DF||Ana Tejada||2 June 2002||1||0||Real Sociedad||v. Argentina; 11 November 2022|
|DF||Nuria Rábano||15 June 1999||1||0||VfL Wolfsburg||v. Sweden; 7 October 2022|
|DF||Lucía Rodríguez||24 May 1999||0||0||Sevilla||v. Sweden; 7 October 2022 PRE|
|MF||Patricia Guijarro WD||17 May 1998||52||11||Barcelona||v. Sweden; 22 September 2023 PRE|
|MF||Irene Guerrero||12 December 1996||26||5||Manchester United||v. Netherlands; 11 August 2023|
|MF||Claudia Zornoza RET||29 October 1990||13||0||Real Madrid||v. Japan; 31 July 2023|
|MF||Fiamma Benítez||19 June 2004||7||1||Valencia||2023 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Marta Cardona||26 May 1995||29||3||Atlético Madrid||2023 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Sheila García||15 March 1997||18||0||Atlético Madrid||2023 FIFA World Cup PRE|
|MF||Marta Carro||6 January 1991||9||1||Valencia||v. Australia; 19 February 2023|
|MF||Anna Torrodà||21 January 2000||5||0||Valencia||v. Argentina; 11 November 2022|
|MF||Maitane López||13 March 1995||2||0||Gotham FC||v. Argentina; 11 November 2022 PRE|
|MF||Andrea Falcón||28 February 1997||12||1||Benfica||v. United States; 11 October 2022 PRE|
|FW||Esther González INJ||8 December 1992||43||26||Gotham FC||v. Sweden; 22 September 2023 PRE|
|FW||Jennifer Hermoso WD||9 May 1990||105||51||Pachuca||v. England; 20 August 2023|
|FW||Salma Paralluelo INJ||13 November 2003||15||8||Barcelona||2023 FIFA World Cup|
|FW||Alba Redondo||27 August 1996||34||14||Levante||2023 FIFA World Cup|
|FW||Asun Martínez||20 February 2002||2||0||Valencia||v. Norway; 6 April 2023|
|FW||Nahikari García||10 March 1997||18||3||Athletic Bilbao||v. Japan; 15 November 2022|
|FW||Ane Azkona||15 July 1998||1||0||Athletic Bilbao||v. United States; 11 October 2022|
INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
- Premios Nacionales del Deporte (National Sports Awards): Best national sports team (2014)
- Gold Medal of the Royal Order of Sporting Merit (2023)
- Caps and goals as of 22 September 2023.
- Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.
X The subscript indicates the number of goals scored by each player in that match
Most clean sheets
|5||María Isabel Rodríguez||2021–||12||17||70.59%||10||0.59|
Clean Sheets: Goalkeeper must play at least 60 minutes to obtain the points of a clean sheet.
Average: percentage of clean sheets achieved per game
Ratio: goals concered per game
FIFA Women's World Cup
|FIFA Women's World Cup record||Qualification record|
|1991||Did not qualify||1991 UEFA Women's Championship|
|1995||UEFA Women's Euro 1995|
|2019||Round of 16||12th||4||1||1||2||4||4||8||8||0||0||25||2|
|2027||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA Women's Championship
|UEFA Women's Championship record||Qualification record|
|1984||Did not enter||Declined Participation|
|1987||Did not qualify||6||1||1||4||7||9|
|2001||Did not qualify||6||1||1||4||6||17|
|2025||To be determined||To be determined|
UEFA Women's Nations League
|UEFA Women's Nations League record|
|2023–24||A||4||-||1||1||0||0||3||2||-||2024||To be determined|
|1992||Grand Hotel Varna||4th||4||3||0||1||8||1|
|1993||Torneig Internacional Ciutat de Tarragona||4th||2||0||1||1||2||3|
|1995||Grand Hotel Varna||3rd||5||2||1||2||9||12|
|1996||Women's Tournament Slovakia||4th||3||0||2||1||2||6|
|2005||Torneo Internacional de Maspalomas||2nd||2||0||2||0||2||2|
|2022||Arnold Clark Cup||2nd||3||1||2||0||2||1|
|2023||Cup of Nations||2nd||3||2||0||1||8||3|
Overall official record
FIFA Women's World Rankings
UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Ranking
*22 September 2023
The Spain under-23 is a football team operated under the auspices of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Its primary role is the development of players in preparation for the senior Spain women's national team.
|FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup|
|2002||did not qualify||2004||1st round||2006||did not qualify||2008||did not qualify|
|2010||did not qualify||2012||did not qualify||2014||did not qualify||2016||5th|
- Qualified but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
|UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship|
|2002||Final Round||2003||Final Round||2004||Champion||2005||Second Round|
|2006||Second Round||2007||Final Round||2008||Final Round||2009||Second Round|
|2010||Final Round||2011||Final Round||2012||Runner-up||2013||did not qualify|
|2018||Champion||2019||Third Place||2020||Cancelled [a]||2021||Cancelled [b]|
- Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
|UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship|
|1998||did not qualify||1999||did not qualify||2000||Runner-up||2001||4th (last edition)|
- FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup
|FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup|
|2008||did not qualify||2010||Third Place||2012||did not qualify||2014||Runner-up|
|2016||Third Place||2018||Champion||2020||Cancelled [a]||2022||Champion|
- UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
|UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship|
|2008||did not qualify||2009||Runner-up||2010||Champion||2011||Champion|
|2012||did not qualify||2013||Third Place||2014||Runner-up||2015||Champion|
|2020||Cancelled [b]||2021||Cancelled [c]||2022||Runner-up||2023||Runner-up|
- Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
- Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
There is also a women's national team that represents Spain in international football in under-16 categories and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. This team usually participates each year in UEFA Women U-16 Development Tournament (although it is not an official tournament) with remarkable success
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- Spain women's national futsal team
- Spain women's national beach soccer team
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