1994 Algarve Cup
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1994 Algarve Cup
1994 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Teams6 (from 2 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Norway
Runners-up United States
Third place Sweden
Tournament statistics
Matches played9
Goals scored27 (3 per match)
Top scorer(s)Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes
(5 goals)
Best player(s)Norway Ann Kristin Aarønes

The 1994 Algarve Cup was the inaugural edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 16 and 20 March 1994 in Portugal with Norway winning the event, defeating the USA, 1-0 in the final game. Sweden ended up third defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the game for third prize.[1]


The inaugural competition was contested between the hosts Portugal, four Scandinavian teams (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) and the USA. Only two confederations were thus represented, CONCACAF and UEFA.

The six invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the third placed teams in each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play to determine third and fourth place and the winners of each group would compete for first and second place overall.

Points awarded in the group stage followed the standard formula of three points for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a loss.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 United States 6 2 2 0 0 6 0 +6
 Sweden 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 +2
 Portugal 0 2 0 0 2 0 8 −8
United States 5–0 Portugal
Gabarra Goal 531
Lilly Goal 21
Milbrett Goal 85
Foudy Goal 89
Estádio Dr. Francisco Vieira, Silves
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Sweden 3–0 Portugal
Nilsson Goal 11
Cazuza Goal 25 (o.g.)
Nessvold Goal 76
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mika Peltola (Finland)

1991 FIFA Women's World Cup winners; the United States, finished in the top position of Group A with maximum points after winning both of their games including defeating the hosts Portugal 5–0.

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Norway 6 2 2 0 0 12 1 +11
 Denmark 3 2 1 0 1 2 6 −4
 Finland 0 2 0 0 2 0 7 −7
Norway 6–0 Finland
Hegstad Goal 1
Aarønes Goal 433
Krokan Goal 52
Sandberg Goal 85
? Goal (o.g.)
Attendance: 462

Norway 6–1 Denmark
Aarønes Goal 957
Riise Goal 14
Medaln Goal 17
Hegstad Goal 38
Carlsen Goal 60
Report Hansen Goal 1

Norway, 1991 World Cup runner's up, defeated their neighbours Denmark and Finland by scoring six goals in each match.

Fifth Place

Estádio Municipal de Quarteira, Quarteira
Referee: Finn Lambek (Denmark)

Third Place

Attendance: 400


Attendance: 1,152
Referee: José Pratas (Portugal)

In a replay of the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Norway once again faced the USA but won on this occasion.


 1994 Algarve Cup 

First title


5 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal


  1. ^ "Damerna vann bronsmatch" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. 20 March 1994. Retrieved 2017.

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