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England national women's football team

England
Nickname(s) Three Lionesses
Association The Football Association
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Brent Hills (caretaker)
Captain Casey Stoney
Most caps Rachel Yankey (129)
Top scorer Kelly Smith (45)
FIFA code ENG
FIFA ranking 11 Decrease
Highest FIFA ranking 6 (July 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 14 (June 2004)
First colours
Second colours
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 3 (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.

Competitive record

Performance in World Cup

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

World Cup record

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

Performance in European championship

Main article: England at the UEFA Women's Championship
  • Unofficial competitions:
    • 1969: 3rd
    • 1979: 4th
  • European Competition for Women's Football:

European Championship record

Year Result GP W D* L GF GA
1984 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 4 2
Norway 1987 Fourth Place 2 0 0 2 3 5
Germany 1989 Did not Qualify
Denmark 1991 Did not Qualify
Italy 1993 Did not Qualify
1995 Semi-final 2 0 0 2 2 6
1997 Did not Qualify
Germany 2001 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 1 8
England 2005 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 5
Finland 2009 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 12 14
Sweden 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
England 1976 Pony Home Championship Winners, group stage 1st 2 2 0 0 9 1
Italy 1979 Unofficial European Championship Semi final 4th 4 2 1 1 6 4
Japan 1981 Mundialito Group stage 3rd 2 1 0 1 4 1
Italy 1984 Mundialito Semi final 3rd 4 0 2 2 3 6
Italy 1985 Mundialito Winners 1st 2 3 1 1 13 5
Italy 1988 Mundialito Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 8 2
United States 1990 North America Cup Group stage 3rd 4 1 1 2 3 7
Portugal 2002 Algarve Cup Group stage 9th 4 1 0 3 8 12
Portugal 2005 Algarve Cup Group stage 8th 4 3 1 0 13 0
China 2007 Four Nations Tournament Group stage 4th 3 0 2 1 3 0
Cyprus 2009 Cyprus Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 14 3
Cyprus 2010 Cyprus Cup Group stage 5th 4 2 1 1 6 5
South Korea 2010 Peace Queen Cup Group stage 2nd 2 0 2 0 0 0
Cyprus 2011 Cyprus Cup Group stage 5th 4 2 0 2 4 4
Cyprus 2012 Cyprus Cup Group stage 4th 4 2 0 2 5 7
Cyprus 2013 Cyprus Cup Winners 1st 4 3 1 0 12 7
Total 5 titles 55 28 14 16 111 64
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Squad

Current squad

The following players were named in the squad for Euro 2013 in Sweden on 17 June 2013.[3]

Caps and goals updated as of 18 July 2013.

Head coach: Hope Powell

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Karen Bardsley (1984-10-27)October 27, 1984 (aged 28) 32 0 England Lincoln Ladies
2 2DF Alex Scott (1984-10-14)October 14, 1984 (aged 28) 101 12 England Arsenal
3 2DF Steph Houghton (1988-04-23)April 23, 1988 (aged 25) 38 6 England Arsenal
4 3MF Jill Scott (1987-02-02)February 2, 1987 (aged 26) 70 12 England Everton
5 2DF Sophie Bradley (1989-10-21)October 21, 1989 (aged 23) 24 0 England Lincoln Ladies
6 2DF Casey Stoney (c) (1982-05-13)May 13, 1982 (aged 31) 113 5 England Lincoln Ladies
7 4FW Eniola Aluko (1987-02-21)February 21, 1987 (aged 26) 73 15 England Chelsea
8 3MF Anita Asante (1985-04-27)April 27, 1985 (aged 28) 67 1 Sweden Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC
9 4FW Ellen White (1989-05-09)May 9, 1989 (aged 24) 40 14 England Arsenal
10 3MF Fara Williams (1984-01-25)January 25, 1984 (aged 29) 117 36 England Liverpool
11 3MF Rachel Yankey (1979-11-01)November 1, 1979 (aged 33) 129 19 England Arsenal
12 3MF Jessica Clarke (1989-05-05)May 5, 1989 (aged 24) 41 10 England Lincoln Ladies
13 1GK Rachel Brown (1980-07-18)July 18, 1980 (aged 32) 81 0 England Everton
14 3MF Karen Carney (1987-08-01)August 1, 1987 (aged 25) 85 13 England Birmingham City
15 2DF Laura Bassett (1983-08-02)August 2, 1983 (aged 29) 33 1 England Birmingham City
16 3MF Jordan Nobbs (1992-12-08)December 8, 1992 (aged 20) 6 1 England Arsenal
17 4FW Toni Duggan (1991-07-25)July 25, 1991 (aged 21) 10 3 England Everton
18 2DF Dunia Susi (1987-08-11)August 11, 1987 (aged 25) 21 0 England Chelsea
19 2DF Gemma Bonner (1991-07-13)July 13, 1991 (aged 21) 0 0 England Liverpool
20 3MF Jade Moore (1990-10-22)October 22, 1990 (aged 22) 5 1 England Birmingham City
21 2DF Lucy Bronze (1991-10-28)October 28, 1991 (aged 21) 1 0 England Liverpool
22 4FW Kelly Smith (1978-10-29)October 29, 1978 (aged 34) 115 46 England Arsenal
23 1GK Siobhan Chamberlain (1983-08-15)August 15, 1983 (aged 29) 25 0 England Bristol Academy

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 Carly Telford (1987-07-07) 7 July 1987 (age 27) 4 0 England Chelsea v  Croatia, 19 September 2012
DF Claire Rafferty (1989-01-11) 11 January 1989 (age 25) 7 0 England Chelsea v  France, 21 October 2012
DF Rachel Unitt (1982-06-05) 5 June 1982 (age 32) 100 8 England Birmingham City v  Slovenia, 21 June 2012
DF Fern Whelan (1988-12-05) 5 December 1988 (age 25) 3 0 England Everton 2012 Cyprus Cup
MF Danielle Buet (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 25) 8 0 England Chelsea v  Croatia, 31 March 2012
FW Sue Smith (1979-11-24) 24 November 1979 (age 34) 93 16 England Doncaster Rovers Belles 2012 Cyprus Cup
FW Natasha Dowie (1988-06-30) 30 June 1988 (age 26) 3 0 England Everton v  Croatia, 31 March 2012
FW Rachel Williams (1988-01-10) 10 January 1988 (age 26) 10 2 England Birmingham City v  France, 21 October 2012

Past squads

See also

References

External links

  • englandfc.com – past results

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