Scottish women's national football team
|Association||Scottish Football Association|
|Head coach||Shelley Kerr|
|Record scorer||Julie Fleeting (116)|
|Record player||Gemma Fay (203)|
|Home stadium||Changing stages|
|FIFA rank||21. (1804 points)
(as of August 14, 2020)
First international Scotland 2-3 England ( Greenock , Scotland ; November 18, 1972 )
Biggest win Scotland 17-0 Lithuania ( Glasgow , Scotland ; May 31, 1998 )
Biggest defeat England 8-0 Scotland ( Nuneaton , England ; 23 Jun 1973 )
|Successes in tournaments|
|Participation in the finals||1 ( First : 2019 )|
|Best results||Preliminary round 2019|
|Participation in the finals||1 ( first : 2017 )|
|Best results||Preliminary round 2017|
|(As of November 8, 2019 )|
The Scottish Women's National Football Team represents Scotland in international women's football . The national team is subordinate to the Scottish Football Association and was coached by the Swede Anna Signeul from 2005 to 2017 . Since then, the team has been coached by former international Shelley Kerr .
Scotland was one of the first countries to host women's internationals. 100 years after the first international match of the men between Scotland and England , the Scots met on 18 November 1972, England . England is also the most frequent opponent with 26 games, whereby the Scottish women could only win twice. All other games up to 2013 against the English women were lost. At the Cyprus Cup in 2013 , both drew for the first time (4: 4).
The Scottish selection was able to qualify for the first time in September 2016 for the European Championship finals that took place the following year. In general, Scottish women's football is living a wallflower existence. Hardly more than 1,000 spectators came to the national team's games in the first few years. Nevertheless, with Julie Fleeting ( Arsenal London ) one can boast a star known throughout Great Britain.
In qualifying for the 2011 World Cup , the team met Denmark , Greece , Bulgaria and Georgia . With only one point behind Denmark, we took second place. The decision to win the group was only made on the last day of the match in a direct encounter, with the Danes a draw being enough, while the Scottish women had to win. By 0-0, the Danes qualified as the last team for the playoffs, in which they failed. In 2018, the team qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time and prevailed against Switzerland, Poland, Albania and Belarus.
In the FIFA world rankings , Scotland climbed from 31st place in March 2004 to its best position ever in March 2014, 19th place. The team is currently in 22nd place.
Tournament balance sheet
For the 2012 Olympic Games , the four British Football Associations had agreed that the FA should take over the roster for the automatically qualified host country (on behalf of the Olympic Committee of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). It was not yet clear whether players from other British associations would be nominated. Some Scottish players have expressed an interest in participating. On June 26th, Hope Powell , England women's national soccer team coach , named the British squad for the Olympic Games . Among them were Ifeoma Dieke and Kim Little , two Scottish players. In addition, Jane Ross was named as one of four reserve players.
The national team first took part in the Algarve Cup in 2002 and finished in 10th place.
Scotland took part in this annual spring tournament in Cyprus from 2009 to 2015 and 2017 . The best ranking so far is fourth place, which was achieved in 2011 and 2014.
In March 2020, the Scottish team won the first ever Pinatar Cup and thus a tournament for the first time.
The following players are in the squad for the Pinatar Cup .
|No.||Surname||Date of birth||society||debut||Calls||Gates||Last use|
|1||Lee Alexander *||23 Sep 1991||Glasgow City LFC||2017||23||0||07.03.2020|
|21st||Jenna Fife *||Dec. 1, 1995||Rangers FC||2018||5||0||March 4th, 2020|
|12||Shannon Lynn *||Oct 22, 1985||Vittsjö GIK||2010||31||0||03/10/2020|
|4th||Rachel Corsie *||Aug 17, 1989||Utah Royals FC||2009||116||16||03/10/2020|
|5||Nicola Docherty *||23 Aug 1992||Glasgow City LFC||2011||22nd||0||03/10/2020|
|25th||Hannah Godfrey||July 17, 1997||Tottenham Hotspur Women||2019||3||1||07.03.2020|
|15th||Sophie Howard *||17 Sep 1993||Reading FC Women||2017||18th||1||03/10/2020|
|7th||Hayley Lauder *||4th July 1990||Glasgow City LFC||2010||103||9||03/10/2020|
|3||Emma Mitchell||19 Sep 1992||Tottenham Hotspur Women||2011||62||7th||03/10/2020|
|4th||Amy Muir||7th Mar 2000||Hibernian Edinburgh LFC||2020||1||0||03/10/2020|
|2||Kirsty Smith *||Jan. 6, 1994||Manchester United WFC||2014||40||0||March 4th, 2020|
|23||Lizzie Arnot *||1st Mar 1996||Manchester United WFC||2015||32||2||03/10/2020|
|6th||Rachael Boyle||Dec 20, 1991||Hibernian Edinburgh LFC||2010||34||0||03/10/2020|
|10||Leanne Crichton *||Aug 6, 1987||Glasgow City LFC||2006||68||3||03/10/2020|
|20th||Lucy Graham||Oct 10, 1996||Everton FC||2017||6th||0||03/10/2020|
|24||Samantha Kerr||Apr 17, 1989||Glasgow City LFC||2020||1||0||March 4th, 2020|
|16||Christie Murray *||May 3, 1990||Liverpool FC Women||2007||66||5||03/10/2020|
|9||Caroline Weir *||June 20, 1995||Manchester City WFC||2013||71||10||03/10/2020|
|22nd||Erin Cuthbert *||July 19, 1998||Chelsea FC Women||2016||36||12||03/10/2020|
|18th||Claire Emslie *||March 8 1994||Melbourne City FC||2013||29||7th||07.03.2020|
|11||Lisa Evans *||May 21, 1992||Arsenal WFC||2011||83||17th||11/08/2019|
|17th||Abbi Grant||Nov 12, 1995||Birmingham City||2018||7th||2||03/10/2020|
|13||Jane Ross *||Sep 18 1989||Manchester United WFC||2009||132||60||03/10/2020|
|19th||Martha Thomas||May 31, 1996||West Ham United||2020||2||2||03/10/2020|
- Numbers at the Pinatar Cup
- Players marked with "*" were also in the World Cup squad
- As of March 2020
- as of March 10, 2020
In the last 12 months, the following were also deployed or appointed:
|Player||Date of birth||society||debut||International matches||International goals||Last use|
|Rachel Harrison||Oct 11, 1989||FC Spartans||0||0|
|Chloe Arthur *||Jan. 21, 1995||Birmingham City WFC||2015||21st||0||11/08/2019|
|Jennifer Beattie *||May 13, 1991||Arsenal FC||2008||128||23||08/30/2019|
|Frankie Brown||Oct 8, 1987||Bristol City WFC||2008||96||0||03/06/2019|
|Rachel McLauchlan||July 7, 1997||Glasgow City LFC||2016||7th||0||01/22/2018|
|Joelle Murray *||Nov 7, 1986||Hibernian Edinburgh LFC||2007||48||1||03/06/2019|
|Kim Little *||June 29, 1990||Arsenal WFC||2007||137||59||08/30/2019|
|Joanne Love *||Dec 6, 1985||Glasgow City LFC||2002||191||13||04/08/2019|
|Fiona Brown *||31 Mar 1995||FC Rosengård||2015||39||2||06/19/2019|
|Lana Clelland *||Jan. 26, 1993||AC Florence||2012||26th||4th||06/14/2019|
|Kirsty Hanson||Apr 17, 1998||Manchester United||2019||1||0||11/08/2019|
|Abi Harrison||Dec 7, 1997||Bristol City WFC||2018||3||0||03/06/2019|
|Zoe Ness||24 Mar 1996||Lewes FC||2018||9||1||08/30/2019|
|137||Kim Little||Forward / midfield||2007–|
|121||Julie Fleeting||Storm||1996–2011, 2015|
As of March 10, 2020
Games against national teams from German-speaking countries
All results from a Scottish perspective.
|March 27, 2003||Potsdam||0: 5||European Championship qualification|
|May 2, 2004||Livingston||1: 3||European Championship qualification|
|October 20, 2005||Bayreuth||0: 4||World Cup qualification|
|September 23, 2006||Perth||0: 5||World Cup qualification|
|June 15, 2013||eat||0: 3|
|July 1, 1978||Pescara||0-0||Tournament in Italy|
|August 19, 2004||Dingwall||6-0|
|April 26, 2006||Perth||1-0||World Cup qualification|
|August 26, 2006||Willisau||1: 1||World Cup qualification|
|June 8, 2010||train||1-0||Friendly match|
|August 21, 2011||Falkirk||5-0||Friendly match|
|5th April 2018||Schaffhausen||0: 1||World Cup qualification|
|August 30, 2018||Paisley||2: 1||World Cup qualification|
|September 29, 2001||Leopoldsdorf||2: 1||World Cup qualification|
|May 5, 2002||Livingston||6-0||World Cup qualification|
|March 6, 2017||Nicosia||3: 1||Cyprus Cup 2017|
- scottishfa.co: Corsie to lead Scotland Women's National Team
- Women's world rankings. In: fifa.com. FIFA , August 14, 2020, accessed on August 14, 2020 (teams without a place and points are provisional because no more than five games have been played or the teams have been inactive for more than 18 months).
- Won one game on penalties.
- Scotland in FIFA Women's World Ranking
- FIFA.com: London 2012 Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualification
- FIFA.com: Great Britain (ENG)
- Thefa.com: Powell confirms the Olympic line-up
- scottishfa.co: "Scotland squad named for Pinatar Cup"