Wales women's national football team

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 35th in the world[3] and 20th in Europe.[2] The team is run by the Football Association of Wales.

Wales
AssociationFootball Association of Wales
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJayne Ludlow
CaptainSophie Ingle
Most capsJess Fishlock (113)
Top scorerHelen Ward (42)
FIFA codeWAL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 33 1 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest29[2] (June–September 2018)
Lowest57[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)

Tournament performances

FIFA World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991Did Not Enter-------
1995Did Not Qualify-------
1999Did Not Qualify-------
2003Did Not Qualify-------
2007Did Not Qualify-------
2011Did Not Qualify-------
2015Did Not Qualify-------
2019Did Not Qualify-------
Total0/8-------
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

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

Algarve Cup

The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994
to 2001
did not enter
200212th410319
200312th402248
200410th420268
2005
to 2008
did not enter
200912th410386
2010did not enter
20118th420267
20128th421134
201312th412134
2014
to 2018
did not enter
Total7/252895143147

Players

Current squad

The following 22 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier against  Northern Ireland on 12 November 2019.[15]

Manager: Jayne Ludlow

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Laura O'Sullivan (1991-08-23) 23 August 1991 33 0 Cardiff City Ladies
1GK Claire Skinner (1997-02-17) 17 February 1997 7 0 Cardiff City Ladies
1GK Olivia Clark (2001-08-30) 30 August 2001 0 0 Huddersfield Town

2DF Loren Dykes (1988-02-05) 5 February 1988 103 3 Bristol City
2DF Sophie Ingle (captain) (1991-09-02) 2 September 1991 97 2 Chelsea
2DF Hayley Ladd (1993-10-06) 6 October 1993 56 3 Manchester United
2DF Nadia Lawrence (1989-11-29) 29 November 1989 38 1 Cardiff City Ladies
2DF Rhiannon Roberts (1990-08-30) 30 August 1990 26 1 Liverpool
2DF Gemma Evans (1996-08-01) 1 August 1996 24 0 Bristol City

3MF Angharad James (1994-06-01) 1 June 1994 76 2 Reading
3MF Rachel Rowe (1992-09-13) 13 September 1992 30 0 Reading
3MF Megan Wynne (1993-01-21) 21 January 1993 12 0 Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Josie Green (1993-04-25) 25 April 1993 11 0 Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Carrie Jones (2003-09-04) 4 September 2003 1 0 Cardiff City Ladies
3MF Anna Filbey (1999-10-11) 11 October 1999 0 0 Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Chloe Williams (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 0 0 Manchester United

4FW Helen Ward (1986-04-26) 26 April 1986 88 42 Watford
4FW Kayleigh Green (1988-03-22) 22 March 1988 42 11 Brighton & Hove Albion
4FW Kylie Nolan (1998-06-27) 27 June 1998 12 0 Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Elise Hughes (2001-04-15) 15 April 2001 8 0 Everton
4FW Maria Francis-Jones (2003-04-01) 1 April 2003 0 0 Cardiff City Ladies
4FW Georgia Walters (1993-04-06) 6 April 1993 0 0 Tranmere Rovers

Recent call-ups

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
DF Ella Powell (2000-02-01) 1 February 2000 2 0 Lewes v.  Northern Ireland, 3 September 2019
DF Tamsyn Sibanda (2001-02-20) 20 February 2001 0 0 Arsenal v.  Republic of Ireland, 5 March 2019

MF Charlie Estcourt (1998-05-27) 27 May 1998 29 3 Charlton Athletic v.  Belarus, 8 October 2019
MF Georgia Evans (1995-10-16) 16 October 1995 7 1 Yeovil Town v.  New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Chloe Lloyd (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 2 0 Cardiff City Ladies v.  New Zealand, 4 June 2019
MF Jess Fishlock (1987-01-14) 14 January 1987 113 29 Reign FC v.  Republic of Ireland, 5 March 2019
MF Gwen Davies (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 3 0 Cardiff City Ladies v.  Republic of Ireland, 5 March 2019

FW Natasha Harding (vice-captain) (1989-03-02) 2 March 1989 80 16 Reading v.  Belarus, 8 October 2019
FW Emma Jones (1994-10-10) 10 October 1994 5 1 Lewes v.  Belarus, 8 October 2019
FW Grace Horrell (2001-11-25) 25 November 2001 3 0 Cardiff City Ladies v.  Belarus, 8 October 2019
FW Lily Woodham (2000-09-03) 3 September 2000 0 0 Charlton Athletic v.  Northern Ireland, 3 September 2019
FW Cori Williams (1991-08-06) 6 August 1991 3 0 Cardiff City Ladies v.  Republic of Ireland, 5 March 2019
FW Ffion Morgan (2000-05-11) 11 May 2000 2 0 Cardiff City Ladies v.  Italy, 22 January 2019

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury

References

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  2. "Wales". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-06-21.
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  11. Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 1995–97". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  12. Bernd Timmermann. "European Women Championship 2001". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
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  14. Todd Roman. "European Women Championship 2009". RSSSF. Retrieved 2009-08-27.
  15. https://www.faw.cymru/en/news/ludlow-names-squad-northern-ireland-qualifer/
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