Wales women's national football team

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Wales
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Wales
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jayne Ludlow
Captain Sophie Ingle
Most caps Michelle Green (89)
Top scorer Helen Ward (39)
FIFA code WAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 36 Decrease 1 (23 December 2016)[1]
Highest 32[2] (September 2014)
Lowest 57[2] (May 2006)
First international
 Wales 2–3  Republic of Ireland
(Llanelli, Wales; May 13, 1973)
Biggest win
 Wales 15–0 Azerbaijan 
(Newtown, Powys, Wales; August 21, 2010)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 12–0  Wales
(Bielefeld, Germany, 31 March 1994)
 Wales 0–12  Germany
(Swansea, Wales, 5 May 1994)

The Wales women's national football team represents Wales in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships and are currently ranked 32nd in the world[1] and 20th in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Welsh FA.

Tournament performances[edit]

FIFA World Cup record[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 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
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.

European Championship[edit]

  • Unofficial competitions:
  • European Competition for Women's Football:
  • UEFA Women's Championship:

Algarve Cup[edit]

Players[edit]

Up-to-date women's caps and goals statistics are not published by the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Current squad[edit]

The following players were named to the roster for friendlies against  Northern Ireland on 5 and 7 April 2017.[17][18]

Manager: Wales Jayne Ludlow

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Claire Skinner England Aston Villa
1GK Laura O'Sullivan Wales Cardiff City Ladies

15 2DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 (age 29) England Bristol City
4 2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 (age 25) England Liverpool
2DF Gemma Evans Wales Cardiff City Ladies
6 2DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 (age 23) England Bristol City
2DF Amelia Ritchie England Brighton & Hove Albion
2DF Shaunna Jenkins Wales Cardiff City Ladies
5 2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 (age 26) England Doncaster Rovers Belles

10 3MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 (age 30) United States Seattle Reign FC
7 3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 (age 22) England Notts County
8 3MF Melissa Fletcher (1992-01-28) 28 January 1992 (age 25) England Reading
17 3MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 (age 18) England Reading
3MF Emma Beynon Wales Swansea City
3MF Georgia Evans England Bristol City
3MF Hannah Miles Wales Cardiff City Ladies
3MF Ffion Morgan Wales Cardiff City Ladies
3MF Gwennan Davies Wales Cyncoed Ladies

9 4FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 (age 28) England Liverpool
20 4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 (age 29) Italy Chieti
4FW Emily Hollinshead (1995-11-28) 28 November 1995 (age 21) England Everton
4FW Nadia Lawrence England Yeovil Town
11 4FW Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 (age 24) England Reading

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Emma Gibbon Australia Eastern Suburbs FC 2017 Cyprus Cup
GK Jo Price (1985-06-07) 7 June 1985 (age 31) Unattached v.  Norway, 7 June 2016

DF Amina Vine England Bristol City 2017 Cyprus Cup
DF Kylie Davies (1987-09-25) 25 September 1987 (age 29) England Reading v.  Austria, 20 September 2016
DF Kylie Nolan Wales Cardiff City FC v.  Norway, 7 June 2016

MF Bronwen Thomas England Brighton & Hove Albion 2017 Cyprus Cup

FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 (age 30) England Yeovil Town 2017 Cyprus Cup
FW Chloe Chivers (1999-04-29) 29 April 1999 (age 17) Wales Cardiff City Ladies v.  Austria, 20 September 2016
FW Cori Williams (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 (age 25) Wales Cardiff City Ladies v.  Norway, 7 June 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  2. ^ a b c "Wales". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  3. ^ Erik Garvin. "Inofficial European Women Championship 1979". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  4. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1982–1984". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  5. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1985–1987". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  6. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  7. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1987–1989". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  8. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1991–93". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  9. ^ Erik Garvin. "European Women Championship 1993–95". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  10. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 1995–97". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  11. ^ Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  12. ^ Sébastien Duret; Todd Roman; Lars Aarhus; Sturmius Burkert. "European Women Championship 2005". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  13. ^ Todd Roman. "European Women Championship 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  14. ^ Roberto Di Maggio. "16th Algarve Cup 2009 (Women's Tournament)". RSSSF. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  15. ^ "World – Algarve Cup – 7th Place". Soccerway. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  16. ^ "Wales ends with defeat to Norway". The Football Association of Wales. 5 March 2012. Retrieved 12 March 2012. 
  17. ^ http://www.faw.cymru/en/news/wales-womens-squad-announced-northern-ireland-friendlies/
  18. ^ http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/39343279

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