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Denmark Women's National Football Team

Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De rød-hvide
(The Red and White)
Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Søndergaard
CaptainPernille Harder
Most capsKatrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorerMerete Pedersen (65)[2]
Home stadiumEnergi Viborg Arena
FIFA codeDEN
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Increase 2 (18 December 2020)[3]
Highest6 (March 2007)
Lowest20 (June 2016)
First international
 Denmark 1-0 Sweden 
(Markusböle, Finland; 27 July 1974)
Biggest win
 Denmark 15-0 Georgia 
(Vejle, Denmark; 24 October 2009)
Biggest defeat
 United States 7-0 Denmark 
(Orlando, United States; 24 February 1995)
World Cup
Appearances4 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarterfinals (1991, 1995)
European Championship
Appearances9 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (2017)

The Denmark women's national football team (Danish: Danmarks kvindelige fodboldlandshold) represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU) and competes as a member of UEFA in various international football tournaments such as the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup.

History

Home stadium

The Denmark women's national football team plays their home matches on the Viborg Stadium.

Coaching staff

Role Name Start date
Head coach Denmark Lars Søndergaard December 2017
Assistant coach Denmark Katrine S. Pedersen September 2015
Assistant coach and talent identification Denmark Lene Terp September 2016
Goalkeeper coach Denmark Heidi Johansen 2015
Physiotherapist Denmark Rikke Holm Brink June 2015

Players

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against  Italy on 1 December 2020.[4]

Caps and goals are current as of 1 December 2020.[5]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kathrine Larsen (1993-05-05) 5 May 1993 (age 27) 2 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
22 1GK Lene Christensen (2000-02-04) 4 February 2000 (age 20) 1 0 Denmark KoldingQ
1GK Freja Thisgaard (2002-07-24) 24 July 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

3 2DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen (1994-01-03) 3 January 1994 (age 27) 18 2 Norway Vålerenga
4 2DF Rikke Sevecke (1996-06-15) 15 June 1996 (age 24) 26 2 England Everton
18 2DF Sara Andersen (1996-05-15) 15 May 1996 (age 24) 12 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
23 2DF Sofie Svava (2000-08-11) 11 August 2000 (age 20) 15 1 Sweden FC Rosengård
2DF Sara Holmgaard (1999-01-28) 28 January 1999 (age 21) 5 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

2 3MF Olivia Holdt (2001-06-07) 7 June 2001 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
6 3MF Nanna Christiansen (1989-06-17) 17 June 1989 (age 31) 109 12 Denmark Brøndby IF
7 3MF Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen (1988-08-15) 15 August 1988 (age 32) 150 52 Sweden FC Rosengård
8 3MF Emma Snerle (2001-03-23) 23 March 2001 (age 19) 13 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring
13 3MF Sofie Junge Pedersen (1992-04-24) 24 April 1992 (age 28) 64 6 Italy Juventus
19 3MF Janni Thomsen (2000-02-16) 16 February 2000 (age 20) 4 1 Norway Vålerenga

10 4FW Pernille Harder (captain) (1992-11-15) 15 November 1992 (age 28) 123 64 England Chelsea
14 4FW Nicoline Sørensen (1997-08-15) 15 August 1997 (age 23) 38 8 England Everton
15 4FW Frederikke Thøgersen (1995-07-24) 24 July 1995 (age 25) 56 1 Italy Fiorentina
17 4FW Rikke Madsen (1997-08-09) 9 August 1997 (age 23) 9 1 Norway Vålerenga
21 4FW Caroline Møller (1998-12-19) 19 December 1998 (age 22) 4 0 Italy Internazionale

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Denmark squad within the last 12 months.

This list may be incomplete, and caps and goals may be incorrect.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Katrine Abel (1990-06-28) 28 June 1990 (age 30) 16 0 Denmark Brøndby IF UEFA Euro qual.COV
DF Theresa Eslund (1986-07-20) 20 July 1986 (age 34) 133 5 Denmark Brøndby IF 2020 Algarve Cup
DF Luna Gewitz (1994-03-03) 3 March 1994 (age 26) 11 0 France Guingamp 2020 Algarve Cup
DF Janni Arnth (1986-10-15) 15 October 1986 (age 34) 93 2 Italy Fiorentina 2020 Algarve Cup PRE
DF Simone Boye Sørensen (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 28) 61 5 Germany Bayern Munich UEFA Euro qual.COV

MF Josefine Hasbo (2001-11-20) 20 November 2001 (age 19) 2 0 Denmark Brøndby IF UEFA Euro qual.COV
MF Katrine Veje (1991-06-19) 19 June 1991 (age 29) 123 9 Sweden FC Rosengård UEFA Euro qual.COV

FW Amalie Thestrup (1995-03-17) 17 March 1995 (age 25) 4 0 England Liverpool 2020 Algarve Cup
FW Nadia Nadim (1988-01-02) 2 January 1988 (age 33) 97 38 France Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Euro qual.COV
FW Signe Bruun (1998-04-06) 6 April 1998 (age 22) 12 2 France Paris Saint-Germain UEFA Euro qual.COV
FW Stine Larsen (1996-01-24) 24 January 1996 (age 25) 49 14 England Aston Villa UEFA Euro qual.COV

Notes:

  • INJ = Withdrew due to injury
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team
  • COV = COVID-19 positive test or close contact

Previous squads

Player records

Managers

Results and fixtures

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

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2020

4 March 2020 2020 Algarve Cup Denmark  1-2  Norway Parchal, Portugal
14:00 Harder Goal 7 Report
Stadium: Vista Municipal Stadium
7 March 2020 2020 Algarve Cup Sweden  1-2  Denmark Lagos, Portugal
14:30
Report
Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium
Referee: Francia González (Mexico)
17 September 2020 2021 UEFA Women's EQ Bosnia and Herzegovina  0-4  Denmark Zenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina
16:00 Report
Stadium: Bosnia and Herzegovinas National Trainings Center
Attendance: 0
Referee: Sandra Bastos, Portugal
22 September 2020 2021 UEFA Women's EQ Malta  0-8  Denmark Ta' Qali, Malta
18:30 Report
Stadium: The National Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: María Dolores Martinez Madrona, Spain
21 October 2020[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ Denmark  4-0  Israel Viborg
18:00
Report Stadium: Viborg Stadium
Referee: Reelika Turi (Estonia)
27 October 2020[note 1] 2021 UEFA Women's EQ Italy  1-3  Denmark Empoli
17:30 Report Stadium: Stadio Carlo Castellani
Referee: Cheryl Foster (Wales)

Honours

Achievements

Women's World Cup record

FIFA Women's World Cup Finals record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 7 6 +1
Sweden 1995 Quarter-finals 4 1 0 3 7 8 -1
United States 1999 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 8 -7
United States 2003 Did not qualify
China 2007 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 4 0
Germany 2011 Did not qualify
Canada 2015
France 2019
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 4/9 14 3 1 10 19 26 -7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws* Losses GF GA
United States 1996 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 11
Australia 2000 Did not qualify
Greece 2004
China 2008
United Kingdom 2012
Brazil 2016
Total 1/6 3 0 0 3 2 11

UEFA Women's Championship record

UEFA Women's Euro record
Year Result Pld W D* L GF GA
1984 Semi-final 2 0 0 2 1 3
Norway 1987 Did not qualify
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991 Third place 2 1 1 0 2 1
Italy 1993 Third place 2 1 0 1 3 2
England Germany Norway Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
Norway Sweden 1997 Group stage 3 0 1 2 2 9
Germany 2001 Semi-final 4 2 0 2 6 6
England 2005 Group stage 3 1 1 1 4 4
Finland 2009 Group stage 3 1 0 2 3 4
Sweden 2013 Semi-final 5 0 4 1 5 6
Netherlands 2017 Runners-up 6 3 1 2 6 6
England 2022 Qualified
Total 9/13 30 9 8 13 32 41

Algarve Cup record

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 Fourth place 3 1 0 2 2 7
1995 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 12 3
1996 Fourth place 4 2 0 2 7 5
1997 Fourth place 4 2 1 1 6 4
1998 Runners-up 4 2 1 1 9 4
1999 Fourth place 4 1 2 1 8 5
2000 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 5 6
2001 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 8 5
2002 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 4 7
2003 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 2 5
2004 Seventh place 4 1 0 3 1 3
2005 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 6 9
2006 Ninth place 4 1 1 2 6 13
2007 Runners-up 4 2 0 2 5 5
2008 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 4 2
2009 Third place 4 3 0 1 5 2
2010 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2011 Sixth place 4 1 0 3 2 4
2012 Fifth place 4 2 0 2 4 8
2013 Seventh place 4 1 2 1 3 2
2014 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 6 7
2015 Sixth place 4 1 1 2 7 10
2016 Seventh place 4 2 0 2 6 7
2017 Third place 4 2 1 1 13 3
2018 Tenth place 4 0 2 2 3 5
2019 Sixth place 3 1 0 2 2 3
2020 Fifth place 3 2 0 1 7 3
Total 26/26 101 44 11 48 132 140

Invitational trophies

World Cup (Old invitational event)

  • 1970 : Champions (non-official competition)[9]
  • 1971 : Champions (non-official competition)[10]
  • 1981 : Runners-up (non-official competition)[11]
  • 1984 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[11]
  • 1985 : Third Place (non-official competition)[11]
  • 1986 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[11]
  • 1988 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[11]

European Championship (Unofficial events)

  • 1969 : Runner-up (non-official competition)[12]
  • 1979 : Champions (non-official competition)[13]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b All matches originally scheduled to be played in April and June 2020 were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[7] These matches were subsequently rescheduled to be played between September and November 2020.
  2. ^ Matches originally scheduled to be played on 22 September 2020 were rearranged following postponements to other matches due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

References

  1. ^ Denmark - Caps
  2. ^ Denmark - Goals
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 18 December 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.dbu.dk/landshold/kvindelandshold/a-landsholdet/
  5. ^ "KVINDELANDSHOLDET". DBU. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Denmark - Caps-Goals
  7. ^ "COVID-19: latest updates on UEFA competitions". UEFA.com. 17 March 2020.
  8. ^ Nordic Cup
  9. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970
  10. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971
  11. ^ a b c d e Mundialito (Women) 1982-1988
  12. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  13. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979

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