Spain women's national football team

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Spain
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)La Roja (The Red One)[1]
AssociationRoyal Spanish Football Federation
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJorge Vilda
CaptainIrene Paredes
Most capsMarta Torrejón (90)
Top scorerJennifer Hermoso (42)
FIFA codeESP
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 10 Increase 2 (20 August 2021)[2]
Highest10 (August 2021)
Lowest21 (June–August 2004, March 2008)
First international
Unofficial
 Spain 3–3 Portugal 
(Murcia, Spain; 21 February 1971)
Official
 Spain 0–1 Portugal 
(A Guarda, Spain; 5 February 1983)
Biggest win
 Spain 17–0 Slovenia 
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 0–8 Sweden 
(Gandia, Spain; 2 June 1996)
World Cup
Appearances2 (first in 2015)
Best resultRound of 16 (2019)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 1997)
Best resultSemi-finals (1997)

The Spain women's national football team (Spanish: Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina) has represented Spain in international women's football competition since 1980, and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain.

Spain have qualified two times for the FIFA Women's World Cup and three times for the UEFA Women's Championship, reaching the semifinals in 1997. Contrast to its lackluster senior side, Spain's youth teams are one of the most successful and have enjoyed a great success in 2018, getting the two continental titles (U-17 and U-19), and reaching the two worldwide finals, winners in the U-17 World Cup and runners-up in the U-20 World Cup.

However with the meteoric rise of Barcelona since their historic thrashing by Olympic Lyon in 2019 UWCL final, Spain has quickly broken into top 10 of 2021 Fifa rankings. Unofficially regarded among top 3 teams in the world since 2020, the Spanish national team, powered on by 2020 UWCL champions Barcelona, is a huge favourite to win the 2022 Euro in England. By sweeping the 2020 UEFA awards for best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward & best player (1st time players from a single nation have won all categories) Spain confirmed its status as an elite footballing nation.

History[edit]

Early years[edit]

After underground women's football clubs started appearing in Spain around 1970 one of its instigators, Rafael Muga, decided to create a national team. It was an unofficial project as football was considered an unsuitable sport for women by both the Royal Spanish Football Federation and National Movement's Women's Section, which organized women's sports in Francoist Spain. When asked about the initiative in January 1971 RFEF president José Luis Pérez Payá answered I'm not against women's football, but I don't like it either. I don't think it's feminine from an esthetic point of view. Women are not favored wearing shirt and trousers. Any regional dress would fit them better.[3]

One month later, on 21 February 1971, the unofficial Spanish national team, including Conchi Sánchez, who played professionally in the Italian league, made its debut in Murcia's La Condomina against Portugal, ending in a 3–3 draw. The team wasn't allowed to wear RFEF's crest and the referee couldn't wear an official uniform either. On 15 July, with a 5-days delay for transfer issues, it played its first game abroad against Italy in Turin's Stadio Comunale, suffering an 8–1 defeat. It was then invited to the 2nd edition of unofficial women's world cup (Mundialito 1981), but RFEF forbid them to take part in the competition.[4] Despite these conditions Spain was entrusted hosting the 1972 World Cup. RFEF vetoed the project, and the competition was cancelled and disbanded. The unofficial Spanish team itself broke up shortly after.

1980s: Officiality of the team[edit]

After the transition to democracy in the second half of the decade RFEF finally accepted women's football in November 1980, creating first a national cup and next a national team, which finally made its debut under coach Teodoro Nieto on 5 February 1983 in A Guarda, Pontevedra. The opponent was again Portugal, which defeated Spain 0–1. The team subsequently played 2-leg friendlies against France and Switzerland drawing with both opponents in Aranjuez and Barcelona and losing in Perpignan before it finally clinched its first victory in Zürich (0–1).[5] On 27 April 1985 it played its first official match in the 1987 European Championship's qualification, losing 1–0 against Hungary. After losing the first four matches Spain defeated Switzerland and drew with Italy to end third. The team also ended in its group's bottom positions in the subsequent 1989 and 1991 qualifiers. After the former Nieto was replaced by Ignacio Quereda, who has coached the team since 1 September 1988. Teodoro Nieto left the most International Footballer Conchi sanchez (Amancio) out of the Spanish Team even when the player was the first Capitain during the 70s, She was playing in Italy at the time winning championships and Italian Cups, there was not substantial reasons to leave such extraordinary player out at the peak of her career, the damaged was done to such brilliant player who loved to play for her country and fully deserved more respect and recognition.

1990s and 2000s: Growing up[edit]

The 1995 Euro qualifying marked an improvement as Spain ended 2nd, one point from England, which qualified for the final tournament. In these qualifiers Spain attained its biggest victory to date, a 17–0 over Slovenia. In the 1997 Euro qualifying it made a weaker performance, including a record 0–8 loss against Sweden in Gandia, but the European Championship was expanded to eight teams and Spain still made it to the repechage, where it defeated England on a 3–2 aggregate to qualify for the competition for the first time. In the first stage the team drew 1–1 against France, lost 0–1 against host Sweden, and beat 1–0 Russia to qualify on goal average over France to the semifinals, where it was defeated 2–1 by Italy. All three goals were scored by Ángeles Parejo.

This success was followed by a long series of unsuccessful qualifiers. In the 1999 World Cup's qualifying Spain ended last for the first time, not winning a single game. In the 2001 Euro's it made it to the repechage, where it suffered a 3–10 aggregate defeat against Denmark. In the 2003 World Cup's it again ended last despite starting with a 6–1 win over Iceland. In the 2005 Euro's, where a 9–1 win over Belgium was followed by a 5-game non scoring streak, it ended 3rd behind Denmark and Norway. In the 2007 World Cup's the team again ended 3rd behind Denmark and Finland despite earning 7 more points.

In the 2009 Euro's Spain made its better performance since the 1995 qualifiers, narrowly missing qualification as England clinched the top position by overcoming a 2–0 in the final match's second half. Spain had to play the repechage, where it lost both games against the Netherlands. In the 2011 World Cup's Spain again ended 2nd, with no repechage, after England again overcame a half-time 2–0 in their second confrontation.[6]

2010s: First World Cups[edit]

Spain achieved 16 years later a place for the final stage of a European Championship. The team qualified for the UEFA Women's Euro 2013, after beating Scotland in the qualifiers playoff. In the group stage, a win over England and a draw against Russia was enough to qualify for the quarterfinals, where they were eliminated by Norway.

Two years later, Spain qualified for the first time ever to a World Cup, winning nine of its ten matches of the qualifying round. In the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. Their campaign, however, ended up being a disaster. Spain managed only a 1–1 draw into the weakest team in the group, Costa Rica, before losing 0–1 to Brazil. In the last match with South Korea, they still lost 1–2 after an initial lead, becoming the worst European team in the tournament. After the World Cup, the 23 players on the roster issued a collective statement for the end of Ignacio Quereda's reign as head coach.[7] Later that summer, Quereda stepped down and was replaced by Jorge Vilda, who had previously coached the U-19 team, and was on the shortlist for the 2014 FIFA World Coach of the Year.[8][9]

Spain has achieved to qualify for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 by winning all the matches and ahead in 11 points to the second classified. In 2017 the national team participated for the first time in the Algarve Cup winning the tournament.[10] However, its performance in the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 was very disappointing: only one match won (against Portugal, the worst ranked team in Euro), two defeats against England (0–2) and Scotland (0–1) in group stage, Miraculously Spain advanted to the quarter-finals, where losing against Austria in a quarter-final finishing 0–0 after extra time, then 3–5 in penalty shoot-out. Eventually, the national football team was eliminated after more than 345 minutes without scoring a single goal.

At the 2019 Women's World Cup, Spain were in Group B with China PR, South Africa, and Germany. They finished second in the group to progress to the knockout stage of a World Cup for the first time in their history.[11] However, the team was eliminated in the round of 16 by the eventual champions United States.

In October 2019, the federation announced the creation of España Promesas (essentially Spain B), a team for players too old for younger age groups but not in the latest full squad, to provide training and occasional match experience for those in consideration for the future.[12]

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did not qualify 1991 UEFA Women's Championship
Sweden 1995 UEFA Women's Euro 1995
United States 1999 6 0 2 4 5 10
United States 2003 6 2 0 4 8 11
China 2007 8 4 2 2 19 14
Germany 2011 8 6 1 1 37 4
Canada 2015 Group stage 20th 3 0 1 2 2 4 10 9 1 0 42 2
France 2019 Round of 16 12th 4 1 1 2 4 4 8 8 0 0 25 2
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined 2 2 0 0 17 0
Total 2/9 7 1 2 4 6 8 47 39 6 11 151 43

UEFA Women's Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
1984 Did not enter Declined Participation
Norway 1987 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 7 9
West Germany 1989 8 2 2 4 4 8
Denmark 1991 6 0 2 4 3 13
Italy 1993 4 1 1 2 2 6
England Germany Norway Sweden1995 6 3 3 0 29 0
Norway Sweden 1997 Semi-finals 4th 4 1 1 2 3 4 6 1 2 3 8 15
Germany 2001 Did not qualify 6 1 1 4 6 17
England 2005 8 2 1 5 10 10
Finland 2009 8 5 2 1 24 7
Sweden 2013 Quarter-finals 7th 4 1 1 2 5 7 10 6 2 2 43 14
Netherlands 2017 Quarter-finals 8th 4 1 1 2 2 3 8 8 0 0 40 2
England 2022 Qualified 8 7 1 0 48 1
Total 3/13 12 3 3 6 10 14 84 37 18 29 241 102

Other tournaments[edit]

Year Cup Pos P W D L GF GA
1992 Bulgaria Grand Hotel Varna 4th 2 1 0 1 4 1
1995 Bulgaria Grand Hotel Varna 3rd 4 2 1 1 9 8
2017 Portugal Algarve Cup 1st 4 3 1 0 6 1
2018 Cyprus Cyprus Cup 1st 4 3 1 0 6 0
2019 Portugal Algarve Cup 7th 3 2 0 1 4 3
2020 United States SheBelieves Cup 2nd 3 2 0 1 4 2

Results and fixtures[edit]

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Loss   Fixtures

2020[edit]

23 October 2020 (2020-10-23) Euro 2022 qualifying Spain  4–0  Czech Republic Seville
21:00
Report Stadium: Estadio de La Cartuja
Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
27 November 2020 (2020-11-27) Euro 2022 qualifying Spain  10–0  Moldova Las Rozas de Madrid
21:00
Report Stadium: La Ciudad del Fútbol
Attendance: 0
Referee: Shona Shukrula (Netherlands)

2021[edit]

18 February 2021 Euro 2022 qualifying Azerbaijan  0–13  Spain Baku
18:00 Report
Stadium: ASK Arena
Referee: Maria Marotta (Italy)
23 February 2021 Euro 2022 qualifying Spain  3–0  Poland Las Rozas de Madrid
19:00
Report Stadium: La Ciudad del Fútbol
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
9 April 2021 Friendly Spain  1–0  Netherlands Marbella
19:00 Guijarro Goal 31' Stadium: Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas
Referee: Sandra Braz (Portugal)
13 April 2021 Friendly Spain  3–0  Mexico Marbella
19:00
Stadium: Antonio Lorenzo Cuevas
Referee: Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania)
10 June 2021 Friendly Spain  3–0  Belgium Alcorcón
20:00
Stadium: Estadio de Santo Domingo
Referee: Shona Shukrula (Nethrlands)
15 June 2021 Friendly Spain  3–0  Denmark Alcorcón
19:30
Stadium: Estadio de Santo Domingo
Referee: Karoline Wacker (German Football Association)
16 September 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Faroe Islands  0–10  Spain Tórshavn
18:00 Report
Stadium: Tórsvøllur
Attendance: 1,066
Referee: Paula Brady (Football Association of Ireland)
21 September 2021 World Cup 2023 qualifying Hungary  0–7  Spain Budapest
20:00 Report
Stadium: Hidegkuti Nándor Stadion
Attendance: 510
Referee: Sabina Bolić (Croatia)
21 October 2021 Friendly Spain  v  Morocco Cáceres
20:00 Stadium: Estadio Príncipe Felipe

2022[edit]

3 March 2022 (2022-03-03) FA Tournament Flag of None.svg v  Spain
6 March 2022 (2022-03-06) FA Tournament Flag of None.svg v  Spain
9 March 2022 (2022-03-09) FA Tournament Flag of None.svg v  Spain
8 April 2022 (2022-04-08) Friendly Flag of None.svg v  Spain
12 April 2022 (2022-04-12) 2023 Women's World Cup qualification Scotland  v  Spain Glasgow
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
2 September 2022 (2022-09-02) 2023 Women's World Cup qualification Spain  v  Hungary
Report
6 September 2022 (2022-09-06) 2023 Women's World Cup qualification Spain  v  Ukraine
Report

Overall official record[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Caps and goals as of 22 September 2021.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
Goalkeeper
1GK Andalusia Dolores Gallardo (1993-06-10) 10 June 1993 (age 28) 35 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
1GK Valencian Community Sandra Paños (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 28) 44 0 Spain Barcelona
1GK Canary Islands María Isabel Rodríguez (1999-07-22) 22 July 1999 (age 22) 3 0 Spain Real Madrid
Defender
2DF Catalonia Laia Aleixandri (2000-08-25) 25 August 2000 (age 21) 6 2 Spain Atlético Madrid
2DF Valencian Community Ivana Andrés (1994-07-13) 13 July 1994 (age 27) 27 0 Spain Real Madrid
2DF Catalonia Ona Batlle (1999-06-10) 10 June 1999 (age 22) 13 0 England Manchester United
2DF Aragon María Pilar León (1995-06-13) 13 June 1995 (age 26) 43 1 Spain Barcelona
2DF Catalonia Leila Ouahabi (1993-03-22) 22 March 1993 (age 28) 40 1 Spain Barcelona
2DF Basque Country (autonomous community) Irene Paredes (captain) (1991-07-04) 4 July 1991 (age 30) 77 9 Spain Barcelona
2DF Catalonia Andrea Pereira (1993-09-19) 19 September 1993 (age 28) 35 0 Spain Barcelona
2DF Basque Country (autonomous community) Ainhoa Vicente (1995-08-20) 20 August 1995 (age 26) 4 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao
Midfielder
3MF Catalonia Aitana Bonmatí (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 23) 31 10 Spain Barcelona
3MF Basque Country (autonomous community) Nerea Eizagirre (2000-01-04) 4 January 2000 (age 21) 7 1 Spain Real Sociedad
3MF Andalusia Irene Guerrero (1996-12-12) 12 December 1996 (age 24) 7 2 Spain Levante
3MF Balearic Islands Patricia Guijarro (1998-05-17) 17 May 1998 (age 23) 38 10 Spain Barcelona
3MF Balearic Islands Maitane López (1995-03-13) 13 March 1995 (age 26) 0 0 Spain Atlético Madrid
3MF Catalonia Alexia Putellas (1994-02-04) 4 February 1994 (age 27) 89 19 Spain Barcelona
Forward
4FW Balearic Islands Mariona Caldentey (1996-03-19) 19 March 1996 (age 25) 43 12 Spain Barcelona
4FW Cantabria Athenea del Castillo (2000-10-24) 24 October 2000 (age 20) 4 1 Spain Real Madrid
4FW Community of Madrid Jennifer Hermoso (vice captain) (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 31) 84 42 Spain Barcelona
4FW Aragon Bárbara Latorre (1993-03-14) 14 March 1993 (age 28) 20 1 Spain Atlético Madrid
4FW Castilla–La Mancha Alba Redondo (1996-08-27) 27 August 1996 (age 25) 14 3 Spain Levante
4FW Basque Country (autonomous community) Amaiur Sarriegi (2000-12-13) 13 December 2000 (age 20) 3 6 Spain Real Sociedad

Recent call-ups[edit]

  • The following players were also named to a squad in the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Basque Country (autonomous community) María Asunción Quiñones (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 24) 3 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao v.  Hungary; 21 September 2021 RES
GK Andalusia María López Valenzuela (2002-11-26) 26 November 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Spain Levante v.  Azerbaijan; 18 February 2021 PRE
GK Balearic Islands Catalina Coll (2001-04-23) 23 April 2001 (age 20) 0 0 Spain Barcelona v.  Moldova; 27 November 2020 PRE

DF Castile and León Lucía Rodríguez (1999-05-24) 24 May 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Spain Real Madrid v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021 PRE
DF Navarre Eunate Arraiza (1991-06-03) 3 June 1991 (age 30) 5 0 Spain Athletic Bilbao v.  Czech Republic; 23 October 2020

MF Catalonia Marta Corredera (1991-08-08) 8 August 1991 (age 30) 84 5 Spain Real Madrid v.  Hungary; 21 September 2021
MF Catalonia Anna Torrodà (2000-01-21) 21 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Spain Valencia v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021
MF Galicia (Spain) Teresa Abelleira (2000-01-09) 9 January 2000 (age 21) 2 0 Spain Real Madrid v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021 PRE
MF Aragon Marta Cardona INJ (1995-05-26) 26 May 1995 (age 26) 14 1 Spain Real Madrid v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021 PRE
MF Andalusia Olga Carmona (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 (age 21) 3 0 Spain Real Madrid v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021 PRE
MF Andalusia María Alharilla Casado (1990-11-13) 13 November 1990 (age 30) 7 1 Spain Levante v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021 PRE
MF Andalusia Rosa Márquez (2000-12-22) 22 December 2000 (age 20) 1 0 Spain Real Betis v.  Denmark; 15 June 2021
MF Navarre Maite Oroz (1998-03-25) 25 March 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Spain Real Madrid v.  Belgium; 10 June 2021 PRE
MF Catalonia Victoria Losada (1991-03-05) 5 March 1991 (age 30) 64 13 England Manchester City v.  Czech Republic; 23 October 2020
MF Community of Madrid Amanda Sampedro (1993-06-26) 26 June 1993 (age 28) 52 11 Spain Atlético Madrid v.  Czech Republic; 23 October 2020 PRE

FW Andalusia Esther González (1992-12-08) 8 December 1992 (age 28) 13 10 Spain Real Madrid v.  Hungary; 21 September 2021
FW Catalonia Candela Andújar (1998-01-18) 18 January 1998 (age 23) 1 0 Spain Valencia v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021
FW Asturias Lucía García (1998-07-14) 14 July 1998 (age 23) 26 6 Spain Athletic Bilbao v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021
FW Catalonia Clàudia Pina (2001-08-12) 12 August 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Spain Barcelona v.  Faroe Islands; 16 September 2021
FW Basque Country (autonomous community) Nahikari García (1997-03-10) 10 March 1997 (age 24) 17 3 Spain Real Madrid v.  Belgium; 10 June 2021 PRE
FW Region of Murcia Eva Navarro (2001-01-27) 27 January 2001 (age 20) 5 2 Spain Levante v.  Poland; 23 February 2021

Previous squads[edit]

Honours[edit]

Titles[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Caps and goals as of 21 September 2021.
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Most caps[edit]

Marta Torrejón is the most capped player in the history of the Spanish national team.
# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Marta Torrejón 2007–2019 90 9
2 Alexia Putellas 2013– 89 19
3 Marta Corredera 2013– 84 5
Jennifer Hermoso 2011– 84 42
5 Irene Paredes 2011–0000 77 9
6 Arantza del Puerto 1990–2005 71 ??
7 Silvia Meseguer 2008–2019 67 5
8 Virginia Torrecilla 2013– 65 7
9 Victoria Losada 2010– 64 13
10 Mar Prieto 1989–2000 62 27

Most goals[edit]

Jennifer Hermoso is the highest goalscorer for the Spanish national team.
# Player Career Goals Caps Ratio
1 Jennifer Hermoso 2011– 42 84 0.5
2 Verónica Boquete 2005–2017 38 56 0.68
3 Sonia Bermúdez 2008–2019 34 61 0.56
4 Adriana Martín 2005–2015 33 37 0.89
5 Mar Prieto 1989–2000 27 62 0.44
6 Alexia Putellas 2013– 19 89 0.21
7 Mari Paz Vilas 2008–2018 15 25 0.6
8 Laura del Río 2001–2008 14 ??
9 Natalia Pablos 2005–2015 13 22 0.59
Victoria Losada 2010– 13 64 0.2

Hat-tricks[edit]

Adriana Martín has scored 4 hat-tricks with Spain in her career
Player Against Home/Away Result Date Competition
Mar Prieto7 Slovenia Slovenia Home 17–0 20 March 1994 1995 EURO Q
Mercedes González
Laura del Río5 Belgium Belgium Home 7–0 29 February 2004 2005 EURO Q
Adriana Martín5 Poland Poland Home 7–0 30 March 2006 2007 WC Q
Adriana Martín4 Malta Malta Away 0–13 19 September 2009 2011 WC Q
Sonia Bermúdez
Ana "Willy" Romero
Adriana Martín Turkey Turkey Away 0–5 21 November 2009
Adriana Martín4 Malta Malta Home 9–0 24 June 2010
Verónica Boquete Turkey Turkey Away 1–10 17 September 2011 2013 EURO Q
Mari Paz Vilas7 Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Home 13–0 5 April 2012
Natalia Pablos5 North Macedonia Macedonia Home 12–0 13 February 2014 2015 WC Q
Sonia Bermúdez North Macedonia Macedonia Away 0–10 10 April 2014
Jennifer Hermoso
Sonia Bermúdez5 Montenegro Montenegro Home 13–0 15 September 2016 2017 EURO Q
Verónica Boquete4
Mariona Caldentey Moldova Moldova Away 0–9 19 September 2020 2021 EURO Q
Jennifer Hermoso Moldova Moldova Home 10–0 27 November 2020
Esther González5 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Away 0–13 18 February 2021
Jennifer Hermoso5
Amaiur Sarriegi4 Faroe Islands Faroe Islands Away 0–10 16 September 2021 2023 WC Q
Sandra Paños holds the Spanish record for most international career clean sheets

4 Player scored 4 goals
5 Player scored 5 goals
7 Player scored 7 goals

Clean sheets[edit]

# Player Career Clean Sheets Caps Average
1 Sandra Paños 2011–0000 23 44 52.27%
2 Ainhoa Tirapu 2007–2015 20 46 43.48%
3 Dolores Gallardo 2012–0000 20 35 57.14%
4 Roser Serra 1991–1998 10? 33 30.3%
5 Ana Ruiz 1984–1988 4 17 23.53%
Elixabete Capa 1997–2005 4 ?? ??

Rankings[edit]

Youth teams[edit]

Under-20[edit]

FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
2002: did not qualify 2004: 1st round 2006: did not qualify
2008: did not qualify 2010: did not qualify 2012: did not qualify
2014: did not qualify 2016: 5th 2018: Runner-up

Under-19[edit]

UEFA Women's Under-19 Championship
2002: Final Round 2003: Final Round 2004: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
2005: Second Round 2006: Second Round 2007: Final Round
2008: Final Round 2009: Second Round 2010: Final Round
2011: Final Round 2012: Runner-up 2013: did not qualify
2014: Runner-up 2015: Runner-up 2016: Runner-up
2017: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2019: Third Place

Under-18[edit]

UEFA Women's Under-18 Championship
1998: did not qualify 1999: did not qualify 2000: Runner-up 2001: 4th (last edition)

Under-17[edit]

FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup
FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup
2008: did not qualify 2010: Third Place 2012: did not qualify
2014: Runner-up 2016: Third Place 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
UEFA Women's Under-17 Championship
2008: did not qualify 2009: Runner-up 2010: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion
2011: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2012: did not qualify 2013: Third Place
2014: Runner-up 2015: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2016: Runner-up
2017: Runner-up 2018: Nuvola apps mozilla.svg Champion 2019: Third Place

Under-16[edit]

There is also a women's national team that represents Spain in international football in under-16 categories and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation. This team usually participates each year in UEFA Women U-16 Development Tournament (although it is not an official tournament) with remarkable success[21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spain's women add to La Roja euphoria". FIFA. Retrieved 7 December 2012.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 20 August 2021. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  3. ^ The underground origin of the women's national team. Marca, 23 April 2013. David Menayo
  4. ^ Conchi Amancio's national team shook up the 1970s Spain. As Color, 17 July 2012
  5. ^ The official baptism of the women's national team. Marca, 14 May 2013. David Menayo.
  6. ^ "Why Spain is absent from the World Cup". Fox Soccer. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  7. ^ Kassouf, Jeff (19 June 2015). "Spain players call firing Ignacio Quereda women's World Cup exit". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  8. ^ "Quereda's reign as Spain coach ends after 27 years". Equalizer Soccer. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  9. ^ "Vilda appointed coach of Spain's women's team". FIFA.com. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  10. ^ Muñoz, Antonio D. (8 March 2017). "Champions of Algarve Cup". RFEF. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  11. ^ "South Africa 0-4 Germany, China 0-0 Spain: Women's World Cup clockwatch – live!". theguardian.com. Guardian Media Group. 17 June 2019. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  12. ^ Oficial: La RFEF crea la Selección Absoluta Promesas, una nueva selección femenina de fútbol (Official: The RFEF creates the Absolute Promises Selection, a new women's team), SEfutbol (in Spanish), 29 October 2019
  13. ^ "La Selección española Absoluta femenina, distinguida en los Premios Nacionales del Deporte 2014" [The Spanish women's national team honored at the 2014 National Sports Awards]. RFEF (in Spanish). 10 July 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2019.
  14. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (June 2016)
  15. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (September 2016)
  16. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (November 2017)
  17. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (June 2018)
  18. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (September 2018)
  19. ^ UEFA Women's National Team Coefficient Overview (February 2021)
  20. ^ Ranking women's national football teams based on a formula invented and developed by Mark Ziaian
  21. ^ The U16s debut with a brilliant victory at the UEFA Development Tournament

External links[edit]