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England women's national football team

England
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Three Lionesses
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Mark Sampson
Asst coach Marieanne Spacey
Most caps Fara Williams (130)
Top scorer Kelly Smith (45)
FIFA code ENG
FIFA ranking 7 Increase 1
Highest FIFA ranking 6 (July 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 14 (June 2004)
First international
 Scotland 2–3 England 
(Greenock, Scotland; 19 November 1972)
Biggest win
 Hungary 0–13 England 
(Tapolca, Hungary; 27 October 2005)
Biggest defeat
 Norway 8–0 England 
(Moss, Norway; 4 June 2000)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1995)
Best result Quarter-finals, 1995, 2007, 2011
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 9 (First in 1984)
Best result Runner-up, 1984, 2009

The England women's national football team represents England in international women's association football. Since 1993 the team has been governed by the Football Association (FA), having been previously controlled by the Women's Football Association (WFA) from 1972 until 1993. England played its first international match in November 1972 against Scotland. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, England is one of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, meaning that it is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments,[1] with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament.

England has qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup three times, reaching the quarter final stage on each occasion in 1995, 2007 and 2011. They reached the final of the UEFA Women's Championship in 1984 and 2009. In May 2009 central contracts were implemented, to help players focus on full-time training and playing, without having to fit it around full-time employment. Initially 17 players signed contracts.[2]

Hope Powell became the team's first full-time head coach in July 1998, succeeding Ted Copeland. She left the role in August 2013, with England ranked No. 11 in the FIFA Women's World Rankings.

Contents

  • Competitive record 1
    • World Cup performance 1.1
    • World Cup 1.2
    • Performance in European championship 1.3
    • European Championship 1.4
    • Minor tournaments 1.5
  • Squad 2
    • Current squad 2.1
    • Recent callups 2.2
    • Past squads 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Competitive record

World Cup performance

  • Unofficial competitions:
    • 1970: 4th
    • 1971: 5th
    • 1978: 1st round
    • 1984: 1st round
    • 1985: Winners
    • 1988: Winners

World Cup

World Cup finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
1995 Quarter-finals 4 2 0 2 6 9 −3
1999 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2003 Did not qualify - - - - - - -
2007 Quarter-finals 4 1 2 1 8 6 +2
2011 Quarter-finals 4 2 2 0 6 3 +3
2015 Qualified - - - - - - -
Total 4/7 12 5 4 3 20 18 +2
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Performance in European championship

  • Unofficial competitions:
    • 1969: 3rd
    • 1979: 4th
  • European Competition for Women's Football:

European Championship

Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
1984 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 4 2
1987 Fourth Place 2 0 0 2 3 5
1989 Did not Qualify
1991 Did not Qualify
1993 Did not Qualify
1995 Semi-final 2 0 0 2 2 6
1997 Did not Qualify
2001 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 8
2005 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 5
2009 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 12 14
2013 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 3 7
Total 7/11 23 7 3 13 29 47
*Missing flag indicates no host country; tournament was played in two-leg knockout rounds (with the exception of the 1995 final).

Minor tournaments

Year Round Position GP W D* L GS GA
1976 Pony Home Championship Winners, group stage 1st 2 2 0 0 9 1
1979 Unofficial European Championship Semi final 4th 4 2 1 1 6 4
1981 Mundialito Group stage 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 1
1984 Mundialito Semi final 3rd 4 0 2 2 3 6
1985 Mundialito Winners 1st 2 3 1 1 13 5
1988 Mundialito Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 8 2
1990 North America Cup Group stage 3rd 4 1 1 2 3 7
2002 Algarve Cup Group stage 9th 4 1 0 3 8 12
2005 Algarve Cup Group stage 8th 4 3 1 0 13 0
2007 Four Nations Tournament Group stage 4th 3 0 2 1 3 0
2009 Cyprus Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 14 3
2010 Cyprus Cup Group stage 5th 4 2 1 1 6 5
2010 Peace Queen Cup Group stage 2nd 2 0 2 0 0 0
2011 Cyprus Cup Group stage 5th 4 2 0 2 4 4
2012 Cyprus Cup Group stage 4th 4 2 0 2 5 7
2013 Cyprus Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 12 7
2014 Cyprus Cup Final 2nd 4 3 0 1 7 2
Total 5 titles 59 31 14 17 118 66
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Squad

Current squad

The following 24 players were called up by manager Mark Sampson for the 2014 Cyprus Cup.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 24 November 2014.

Head coach: Mark Sampson
0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Karen Bardsley (1984-10-27) 27 October 1984 40 0 Manchester City
1GK Siobhan Chamberlain (1983-08-15) 15 August 1983 31 0 Arsenal
1GK Carly Telford (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 4 0 Notts County
2DF Lucy Bronze (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 16 2 Manchester City
2DF Alex Greenwood (1993-09-07) 7 September 1993 5 1 Everton
2DF Steph Houghton (1988-04-23) 23 April 1988 51 7 Manchester City
2DF Claire Rafferty (1989-01-11) 11 January 1989 7 0 Chelsea
2DF Alex Scott (1984-10-14) 14 October 1984 117 12 Arsenal
2DF Demi-lee Stokes (1991-12-12) 12 December 1991 10 1 South Florida Bulls
3MF Laura Bassett (1983-08-02) 2 August 1983 42 2 Chelsea
3MF Jade Moore (1990-10-22) 22 October 1990 12 1 Birmingham City
3MF Jordan Nobbs (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 16 3 Arsenal
3MF Jo Potter (1984-13-11) 11 January 1984 14 2 Birmingham City
3MF Jill Scott (1987-02-02) 2 February 1987 86 13 Manchester City
3MF Fara Williams (1984-01-25) 25 January 1984 133 37 Liverpool
4FW Eniola Aluko (1987-02-21) 21 February 1987 86 30 Chelsea
4FW Karen Carney (1987-08-01) 1 August 1987 100 23 Birmingham City
4FW Jessica Clarke (1989-05-05) 5 May 1989 46 10 Notts County
4FW Toni Duggan (1991-07-25) 25 July 1991 24 14 Manchester City
4FW Fran Kirby (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 3 1 Reading
4FW Lianne Sanderson (1988-02-03) February 3, 1988 41 13 Arsenal
4FW Kelly Smith (1978-10-29) 29 October 1978 117 46 Arsenal
4FW Jodie Taylor (1986-05-17) May 17, 1986 3 0 Washington Spirit

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up to the England squad within the last two years
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Rachel Brown (1980-07-18) 18 July 1980 82 0 Everton }
DF Gemma Bonner (1991-07-13) 13 July 1991 3 0 Liverpool }
DF Sophie Bradley (1989-10-21) 21 October 1989 26 0 Notts County }
DF Rachel Daly (1991-10-28) 28 October 1991 0 0 Los Angeles Strikers }
DF Gilly Flaherty (1991-08-24) 24 August 1991 0 0 Arsenal }
DF Kerys Harrop (1989-01-11) 11 January 1989 0 0 Birmingham City }
DF Jemma Rose (1992-01-19) 19 January 1992 0 0 Bristol Academy }
DF Casey Stoney (1982-05-13) 13 May 1982 116 5 Arsenal }
DF Dunia Susi (1987-08-11) 11 August 1987 21 0 Chelsea }
DF Rachel Unitt (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 100 8 Birmingham City }
DF Fern Whelan (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 3 0 }} Everton }
DF Corinne Yorston (1983-06-15) 15 June 1983 6 0 Bristol Academy }
MF Anita Asante (1985-04-27) 27 April 1985 67 1 FC Rosengård }
MF Danielle Buet (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 8 0 Chelsea }
MF Rachel Yankey (1979-11-01) 1 November 1979 129 20 Arsenal }
FW Danielle Carter (1993-05-18) 18 May 1993 0 0 Arsenal }
FW Isobel Christiansen (1991-09-20) 20 September 1991 0 0 Birmingham City }
FW Gemma Davison (1987-04-17) 17 April 1987 2 0 Liverpool }
FW Natasha Dowie (1988-06-30) 30 June 1988 7 2 Liverpool }
FW Sian Hunt (1994-06-02) 2 June 1994 0 0 Doncaster Rovers Belles }
FW Sue Smith (1979-11-24) 24 November 1979 93 16 Doncaster Rovers Belles }
FW Rachel Williams (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 13 4 Chelsea }
FW Ellen White (1989-05-09) 9 May 1989 45 17 Notts County }

Past squads

See also

References

  1. ^ "GB football team gets Fifa assent". BBC. 20 December 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Central contracts confirmed".  
  3. ^ "Durack earns maiden call-up to the England Women's team".  

External links

  • Official website
  • englandfc.com – past results
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