Spain women's national football team

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Spain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) La Roja (The Red [One])[1]
Las Soñadoras (The Dreamers)[2]
Association Royal Spanish Football Federation
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jorge Vilda
Captain Verónica Boquete
Most caps Arantza del Puerto (70)
Top scorer Verónica Boquete (38)
FIFA code ESP
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 13 Increase 1 (24 March 2017)
Highest 13 (March 2017)
Lowest 21 (June–August 2004, March 2008)
First international
Unofficial
Spain Spain 3–3 Portugal Portugal
(Murcia, Spain; 21 February 1971)
Official
Spain Spain 0–1 Portugal Portugal
(A Guarda, Spain; 5 February 1983)
Biggest win
Spain Spain 17–0 Slovenia Slovenia
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
Spain Spain 0–8 Sweden Sweden
(Gandía, Spain; 2 June 1996)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2015)
Best result Group Stage (2015)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 1997)
Best result Semi-finals (1997)

The Spain women's national football team (Spanish: Selección femenina de fútbol de España) represents Spain in international women's football.[3] Although not considered a powerhouse like most of the other famous European nations, it has achieved some success like reaching the European Championship's semifinals in 1997. Its youth division has enjoyed some big success in recent times, like their two consecutive wins at the UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship in 2010 and 2011, as well as their third-place finish at the FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup, which brought hope to the women's senior team.[4]

In October 2012 the senior team qualified for the European Championship for a second time sixteen years later, after beating Scotland in repechage in the extra time's overtime.[5]

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

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 a esthetic point of view. Women are not favored wearing shirt and trousers. Any regional dress would fit them better.[6]

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 July 15, 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.[7] 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[edit]

Spain national team in 1980's

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).[8] 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 September 1, 1988.

1990s and 2000s: Growing up[edit]

Spain national team in 2003

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's qualifying Spain ended last for the first time, not winning a single game. In the 2001 Euro's it made it to the repechage, where it suffered a 3–10 aggregate defeat against Denmark. In the 2003 World Cup's it again ended last despite starting with a 6–1 win over Iceland. In the 2005 Euro's, 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's the team again ended 3rd behind Denmark and Finland despite earning 7 more points.

In the 2009 Euro's Spain made its better 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's Spain again ended 2nd, with no repechage, after England again overcame a half-time 2–0 in their second confrontation.

2010s: First World Cup[edit]

Spain's lineup in the match against South Korea in 2015 Women's World Cup

Spain achieved 16 years later a place for the final stage of a European Championship. The team 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 it was 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. Their campaign, however, 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 the last match with South Korea, they still 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.[9] 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.[10][11]

Spain has achieved to qualify for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 by winning all the matches and ahead in 11 points to the second classified.

In 2017 the national team team participated for the first time in the Algarve Cup winning the tournament.[12]

Competitive record[edit]

World Cup record[edit]

Spain national team in World Cup 2015
FIFA Women's World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D * L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Qualify 1991 UEFA Women's Championship
Sweden 1995 UEFA Women's Euro 1995
United States 1999 6 0 2 4 5 10
United States 2003 6 2 0 4 8 11
China 2007 8 4 2 2 19 14
Germany 2011 8 6 1 1 37 4
Canada 2015 Group Stage 20th 3 0 1 2 2 4 10 9 1 0 42 2
France 2019 TBD
Total 1/7 0 Titles 3 0 1 2 2 4 38 21 6 11 111 41

Olympic Games record[edit]

Year Round Position MP W D L GF GA
United States 1996 Did Not Qualify
Australia 2000
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 0/5 -

European Championship[edit]

Spain national team in Euro 1997
Spain national team in Euro 2013
UEFA Women's Championship record UEFA Euro Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 1984 Did Not Enter Declined Participation
Norway 1987 Did Not Qualify 6 1 1 4 7 9
Germany 1989 8 2 2 4 4 8
Denmark 1991 6 0 2 4 3 13
Italy 1993 4 1 1 2 2 6
Germany 1995 6 3 3 0 29 0
Norway Sweden 1997 Semifinals 3rd 4 1 1 2 3 4 6 1 2 3 8 15
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify 6 1 1 4 6 17
England 2005 8 2 1 5 10 10
Finland 2009 8 5 2 1 24 7
Sweden 2013 Quarterfinals 7th 4 1 1 2 5 7 10 6 2 2 43 14
Netherlands 2017 Qualified 8 8 0 0 39 2
Total 3/12 7th 8 2 2 4 8 11 76 30 17 29 192 101

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 23 players were named to the roster for 2017 Algarve Cup.

Caps and goals as of 9 March 2017

Head coach: Jorge Vilda

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeeper
1 1GK Valencian Community Sandra Paños (1992-11-04) November 4, 1992 (age 24) 12 0 Spain FC Barcelona
13 1GK Basque Country (autonomous community) María Asunción Quiñones (1996-10-29) October 29, 1996 (age 20) 1 0 Spain Real Sociedad
23 1GK Catalonia Esther Sullastres (1993-03-20) March 20, 1993 (age 24) 1 0 Spain Valencia CF
Defender
5 2DF Valencian Community Ivana Andrés (1994-07-13) July 13, 1994 (age 22) 6 0 Spain Valencia CF
21 2DF Aragon María Pilar León (1995-06-13) June 13, 1995 (age 21) 4 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
16 2DF Andalusia Alexandra López (1989-02-26) February 26, 1989 (age 28) 13 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
3 2DF Catalonia Leila Ouahabi (1993-03-22) March 22, 1993 (age 24) 11 1 Spain FC Barcelona
20 2DF Basque Country (autonomous community) Irene Paredes (1991-07-04) July 4, 1991 (age 25) 39 3 France Paris Saint-Germain
4 2DF Catalonia Andrea Pereira (1993-09-19) September 19, 1993 (age 23) 6 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
18 2DF Catalonia Marta Torrejón (1990-02-27) February 27, 1990 (age 27) 69 9 Spain FC Barcelona
Midfielder
7 3MF Catalonia Marta Corredera (1991-08-08) August 8, 1991 (age 25) 41 3 Spain Atlético Madrid
2 3MF Canary Islands Andrea Falcón (1997-02-28) February 28, 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
12 3MF Balearic Islands Patricia Guijarro (1998-05-17) May 17, 1998 (age 18) 2 0 Spain FC Barcelona
14 3MF Catalonia Victoria Losada (1991-03-05) March 5, 1991 (age 26) 41 9 Spain FC Barcelona
15 3MF Aragon Silvia Meseguer (1989-03-12) March 12, 1989 (age 28) 49 5 Spain Atlético Madrid
11 3MF Catalonia Alexia Putellas (1994-02-04) February 4, 1994 (age 23) 39 6 Spain FC Barcelona
19 3MF Community of Madrid Amanda Sampedro (1993-06-26) June 26, 1993 (age 23) 21 6 Spain Atlético Madrid
6 3MF Balearic Islands Virginia Torrecilla (1994-09-04) September 4, 1994 (age 22) 30 4 France Montpellier HSC
Forward
8 4FW Community of Madrid Sonia Bermúdez (vc) (1984-11-18) November 18, 1984 (age 32) 61 34 Spain Atlético Madrid
9 4FW Galicia (Spain) Verónica Boquete (c) (1987-04-09) April 9, 1987 (age 29) 56 38 France Paris Saint-Germain
22 4FW Balearic Islands Mariona Caldentey (1996-03-19) March 19, 1996 (age 21) 4 0 Spain FC Barcelona
17 4FW Catalonia Olga García (1992-06-01) June 1, 1992 (age 24) 12 2 Spain FC Barcelona
10 4FW Community of Madrid Jennifer Hermoso (1990-05-09) May 9, 1990 (age 26) 41 16 Spain FC Barcelona

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 Andalusia Dolores Gallardo (1993-06-10) June 10, 1993 (age 23) 17 0 Spain Atlético Madrid v.   Switzerland XI; January 22, 2016 PRE
GK Andalusia Sara Serrat (1995-09-10) September 10, 1995 (age 21) 0 0 Spain Sporting Huelva v.   Switzerland XI; January 22, 2017

DF Valencian Community Ruth García (1987-03-26) March 26, 1987 (age 30) 52 4 Spain FC Barcelona v.  Republic of Ireland; April 12, 2016
DF Andalusia Celia Jiménez (1995-06-20) June 20, 1995 (age 21) 10 0 United States Univ. of Alabama v.  Republic of Ireland; April 12, 2016

MF Andalusia María Alharilla Casado (1990-11-13) November 13, 1990 (age 26) 3 1 Spain Levante UD v.   Switzerland XI; January 22, 2016 PRE
MF Catalonia Miriam Diéguez (1986-05-04) May 4, 1986 (age 30) 30 0 Spain FC Barcelona v.  Romania; March 4, 2016
MF Community of Madrid Claudia Zornoza (1990-10-20) October 20, 1990 (age 26) 1 0 Spain Valencia CF v.  Romania; March 4, 2016

FW Andalusia Esther González (1992-12-08) December 8, 1992 (age 24) 2 0 Spain Atlético Madrid v.   Switzerland XI; January 22, 2017
FW Aragon Bárbara Latorre (1993-03-14) March 14, 1993 (age 24) 4 0 Spain FC Barcelona v.   Switzerland XI; January 22, 2016 PRE
FW Canary Islands María José Pérez (1984-03-19) March 19, 1984 (age 33) 10 1 Spain Levante UD v.  Republic of Ireland; April 12, 2016 PRE
FW Navarre Erika Vázquez (1983-02-16) February 16, 1983 (age 34) 47 7 Spain Athletic Club v.  Republic of Ireland; April 12, 2016
FW Galicia (Spain) Mari Paz Vilas (1988-02-01) February 1, 1988 (age 29) 12 11 Spain Valencia CF v.  England; October 25, 2016

Previous squads[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Results and fixtures[edit]

For all past match results of the national team, see single-season articles and the team's results page

The following matches were played or are scheduled to be played by the national team in the last twelve months.

  Win   Draw   Loss

Date Venue Opponent Result Competition
April 8, 2016 Portugal Covilhã Portugal  1–4 Euro 2017 qualifying
April 12, 2016 Spain Las Rozas de Madrid Republic of Ireland  3–0
September 15, 2016 Spain Las Rozas de Madrid Montenegro  13–0
September 20, 2016 Spain Leganés Finland  5–0
October 25, 2016 Spain Guadalajara England  1–2 Friendlies
November 26, 2016 France Le Mans France  1–0
March 1, 2017 Portugal Parchal Japan  2–1 2017 Algarve Cup
March 3, 2017 Portugal Algarve Norway  3–0
March 6, 2017 Portugal Vila Real de Santo António Iceland  0–0
March 8, 2017 Portugal Algarve Canada  1–0
April 8, 2017 Belgium Eupen Belgium  Friendlies
June 18, 2017 Flag of None.svg
June 25, 2017 Flag of None.svg
July 1, 2017 Flag of None.svg
July 7, 2017 Flag of None.svg
July 13, 2017 Flag of None.svg
July 19, 2017 Netherlands Doetinchem Portugal  Euro 2017
July 23, 2017 Netherlands Breda England 
July 27, 2017 Netherlands Deventer Scotland 

Overall official record[edit]

Competition Stage Result Opponent Position Scorers
1987 EC QS Regular stage 0–1, 1–2 Hungary Hungary 3 / 4
0–2, 3–0 Switzerland Switzerland
2–3, 1–1 Italy Italy
1989 EC QS Regular stage 1–1, 1–0 Bulgaria Bulgaria 4 / 5
0–1, 0–2 Czech Republic Czechoslovakia
1–0, 0–1 Belgium Belgium
1–3, 0–0 France France
1991 EC QS Regular stage 0–0, 1–2 Switzerland Switzerland 4 / 5
1–3, 0–5 Denmark Denmark
1–0, 0–1 Belgium Belgium
1–3, 0–0 France France
1993 EC QS Regular stage 0–4, 1–1 Sweden Sweden 2 / 3
0–1, 1–0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland
1995 EC QS Regular stage 0–0, 4–0 Belgium Belgium 2 / 4
0–0, 0–0 England England
17–0, 8–0 Slovenia Slovenia
1997 EC QS Regular stage (Class A) 0–1, 0–2 Denmark Denmark 3 / 4
5–1, 2–2 Romania Romania
1–1, 0–8 Sweden Sweden
Repechage 2–1, 1–1 England England 1 / 2
Norway Sweden 1997 Euro Group stage 1–1 France France 2 / 4
0–1 Sweden Sweden
1–0 Russia Russia
Semifinals 1–2 Italy Italy 4 / 8
1999 WC QS Regular stage (Class A) 1–2, 1–2 Ukraine Ukraine 4 / 4
1–2, 1–3 Sweden Sweden
0–0, 1–1 Iceland Iceland
Promotion 3–0, 4–1 Scotland Scotland 1 / 2 Monforte (2), Auxi, Cabezón, Gimbert, Marco, Mateos
2001 EC QS Regular stage (Class A) 2–5, 0–7 Sweden Sweden 3 / 4  ??
0–1, 1–2 France France Mateos
1–1, 2–1 Netherlands Netherlands "Chola", Fuentes, Gimbert
Repechage 1–6, 2–4 Denmark Denmark 2 / 2 Cabezón, Gimbert, Mateos
2003 WC QS Regular stage (Class A) 6–1, 0–3 Iceland Iceland 4 / 4 Auxi (2), Del Río (2), Ferreira, Gimbert
0–2, 2–1 Russia Russia Auxi, Del Río
0–3, 0–1 Italy Italy
Promotion Cancelled Hungary Hungary
2005 EC QS Regular stage (Class A) 1–0, 0–0 Netherlands Netherlands 3 / 5 Del Río
0–2, 0–2 Norway Norway
9–1, 0–2 Belgium Belgium Del Río (5), Vázquez (2), Castillo, Gurrutxaga
0–1, 0–2 Denmark Denmark
2007 WC QS Regular stage (Class A) 2–3, 7–0 Poland Poland 3 / 5 Del Río (2)
1–0, 0–0 Finland Finland Cabezón
3–2, 4–2 Belgium Belgium Adriana (2), Cabezón, Gimbert, Gurrutxaga, Del Río + 1 o.g.
2–2, 0–5 Denmark Denmark Adriana, Vilanova
2009 EC QS Regular stage 3–0, 6–1 Belarus Belarus 2 / 5 Vázquez (3), Romero (2), Azagra, Cuesta, Auxi, Pérez
2–2, 4–1 Czech Republic Czech Republic Boquete (2), Adriana, Gimbert, Torrejón, Vilanova
0–1, 2–2 England England Bermúdez, Boquete
4–0, 3–0 Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Vázquez (2), Bermúdez, Boquete, García, Del Río, Vilas
Repechage 0–2, 0–2 Netherlands Netherlands 2 / 2
2011 WC QS Regular stage 13–0, 9–0 Malta Malta 3 / 5 Adriana (8), Bermúdez (3), Boquete (3), Romero (3), Ibarra (2), Casado, Meseguer + 1 o.g.
2–0, 1–0 Austria Austria Adriana (2), Bermúdez
5–0, 5–1 Turkey Turkey Adriana (5), Bermúdez (2), Boquete, Olabarrieta, Torrejón
0–1, 2–2 England England Adriana, Bermúdez
2013 EC QS Regular stage 10–1, 4–0 Turkey Turkey 2 / 6 Adriana (4), Boquete (3), Bermúdez (2), Borja, Corredera, Olabarrieta, Vilas + 1 o.g.
3–2, 3–4 Switzerland Switzerland Adriana (2), Boquete (2), García, Vilas
4–0, 13–0 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Vilas (7), Bermúdez (3), Boquete (2), Borja (2), Adriana, Meseguer, Torrejón
4–0, 0–0 Romania Romania Boquete (2), Adriana, Bermúdez
2–2, 0–5 Germany Germany Boquete, Romero
Repechage 1–1, 3–2 Scotland Scotland 1 / 2 Adriana (2), Boquete, Meseguer
Sweden 2013 Euro Group stage 3–2 England England 2 / 4 Boquete, Hermoso, Putellas
0–1 France France
1–1 Russia Russia Boquete
Quarter-finals 1–3 Norway Norway 2 / 2 Hermoso
2015 WC QS Regular stage 6–0, 5–0 Estonia Estonia 1 / 6 Natalia (3), Bermúdez (2), Vicky (2), Hermoso (2), Torrejón, Paredes
2–0, 0–0 Italy Italy Bermúdez, Natalia
1–0, 2–0 Romania Romania Natalia (2), García
3–2, 1–0 Czech Republic Czech Republic Bermúdez (2), Corredera, Boquete
12–0, 10–0 Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Natalia (6), Bermúdez (5), Hermoso (5), Boquete (2), Calderón (2), Losada, Torrejón
Canada 2015 World Cup Group stage 1–1 Costa Rica Costa Rica 4 / 4 Losada
0–1 Brazil Brazil
1–2 South Korea South Korea Boquete
2017 EC QS Regular stage 2–1, 5–0 Finland Finland 1 / 5 Paredes (2), Hermoso, Putellas, Sampedro, Torrecilla, Torrejón
3–0, 3–0 Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Boquete (2), Hermoso (2), Losada, + 1 o.g.
2–0, 4–1 Portugal Portugal Bermúdez, Boquete, Losada, Putellas, Sampedro, Torrecilla
7–0, 13–0 Montenegro Montenegro Boquete (5), Bermúdez (5), Losada (3), Putellas (2), Sampedro (2), Corredera, Hermoso, Torrecilla

Honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

Med 1.png Champions: 2017

Other awards[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Most capped Spanish players[edit]

Marta Torrejón is the active player with most caps in the Spanish national team.
  • Still active national team players in bold.
# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Arantza del Puerto 1990–2005 70 ??
2 Marta Torrejón 2007–0000 69 9
3 Mar Prieto 1989–2000 65 30
4 Sonia Bermúdez 2005–0000 61 34
5 Rosa Castillo 1993–2000 57 ??
6 Verónica Boquete 2005–0000 56 38
7 Ruth García 2005–0000 52 4

Top Spain goalscorers[edit]

Verónica Boquete is Spain's all-time scorer with 38 goals.
  • Still active national team players in bold.
# Player Career Goals Caps Average
1 Verónica Boquete 2005–0000 38 56 0.679
2 Sonia Bermúdez 2005–0000 34 61 0.557
3 Adriana Martín 2005–2015 33 37 0.892
4 Mar Prieto 1989–2000 27? 62? 0.436?
5 Ángeles Parejo 1989–1998
6 Jennifer Hermoso 2011–0000 16 41 0.39

Hat-tricks[edit]

Adriana Martin has scored 4 hat-tricks with Spain in her career
Player Competition Against Home/Away Result Date
Mar Prieto7 1995 EURO Q Slovenia Slovenia Home 17–0 20 March 1994
Itziar Bakero
Laura Del Río5 2005 EURO Q Belgium Belgium Home 7–0 29 February 2004
Adriana Martín5 2007 WC Q Poland Poland Home 7–0 30 March 2006
Adriana Martín4 2011 WC Q Malta Malta Away 0–13 19 September 2009
Sonia Bermúdez
Ana "Willy" Romero
Adriana Martín 2011 WC Q Turkey Turkey Away 0–5 21 November 2009
Adriana Martín4 2011 WC Q Malta Malta Home 9–0 24 June 2010
Verónica Boquete 2013 EURO Q Turkey Turkey Away 1–10 17 September 2011
María Paz Vilas7 2013 EURO Q Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Home 14–0 5 April 2012
Natalia Pablos5 2015 WC Q Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Home 12–0 13 February 2014
Sonia Bermúdez 2015 WC Q Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Away 0–10 10 April 2014
Jennifer Hermoso
Sonia Bermúdez 5 2017 EURO Q Montenegro Montenegro Home 13–0 15 September 2016
Verónica Boquete4
Ainhoa Tirapu holds the Spanish record for most international career clean sheets

4 Player scored 4 goals
5 Player scored 5 goals
7 Player scored 7 goals

Clean sheets[edit]

  • Still active national team players in bold.
# Player Career Caps Clean Sheets Average
1 Ainhoa Tirapu 2007–2015 46 20 0.435
2 Roser Serra 1991–1998 33 10? 0.303?
3 Sandra Paños 2011–0000 12 6 0.5
Dolores Gallardo 2012–0000 17 6 0.353
5 Ana Ruiz 1984–1988 17 4 0.235
Elixabete Capa 1997–2005 ?? 4 ??

Progression[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Under-20[edit]

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 2018: TBD

Under-19[edit]

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
2002: Final Round 2003: Final Round 2004: Mozilla.svg 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
2014: Runner-up 2015: Runner-up 2016: Runner-up

Under-18[edit]

UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship
1998: did not qualify 1999: did not qualify 2000: Runner-up 2001: 4th (last edition)

Under-17[edit]

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: TBD
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
2008: did not qualify 2009: Runner-up 2010: Mozilla.svg Champion
2011: Mozilla.svg Champion 2012: did not qualify 2013: Third Place
2014: Runner-up 2015: Mozilla.svg Champion 2016: Runner-up

Under-16[edit]

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[16]

Spanish autonomous women's football teams[edit]

These teams from several Autonomous communities of Spain are not affiliated with FIFA or UEFA and therefore they are only allowed to play friendly matches.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]