1995 Algarve Cup
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1995 Algarve Cup
1995 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Teams8 (from 2 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Sweden
Runners-up Denmark
Third place Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored51 (3.19 per match)
Best player(s)Denmark Helle Jensen

The 1995 Algarve Cup was the second edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 14 and 19 March 1995 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event defeating Denmark, 1-0, in the final game. Norway ended up third defeating the USA, 7-5 following penalty shootout, in the third prize-game.[1]


The number of invited countries was increased from six to eight with Italy and the Netherlands appearing in their first Algarve Cup tournament.

The eight invited teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin tournament. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams in each group played each other to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams in each group played each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group played 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
 Sweden 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Norway 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Netherlands 3 3 1 0 2 2 4 −2
 Italy 3 3 1 0 2 3 7 −4

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Denmark 9 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10
 United States 6 3 2 0 1 5 2 +3
 Finland 3 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 0 10 −10

Seventh Place

Hosts Portugal again appeared in the play-off for last place, facing newcomers Italy and being defeated 4–1 with two of the Italians' goals being scored in the final two minutes of play.

Fifth Place

The Netherlands finished in sixth place on their first appearance at the Algarve Cup, losing to the 1994 sixth placed team Finland in a penalty shootout.

Third Place

Norway 3–3 asdet
 United States
Sandberg Goal 26
A. Nymark Andersen Goal 51 (pen.)
Myklebust Goal 87 (pen.)
Akers Goal 21
Gabarra Goal 28
Foudy Goal 55

For the second year running, Norway faced the United States in their last game of the tournament. With the score at 3–3 after full-time, a period of sudden death extra-time was played that failed to see another goal. Norway won the following penalty shootout 4–2 to finish third overall in the final tournament standings.


Sweden had played Denmark in the previous year's competition to decide third place and defeated them again on this occasion to finish as overall winners of the tournament.


 1995 Algarve Cup 

First title
Best player
Denmark Helle Jensen


  1. ^ Lennart Hansson (20 March 1995). "Damerna gav Danmark däng" (in Swedish). Dagens nyheter. Retrieved 2017.

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