Scotland women's national football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Scotland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)
Association Scottish Football Association
Head coach Anna Signeul
Most caps Gemma Fay (172)
Top scorer Julie Fleeting (116)
FIFA ranking 191
Highest FIFA ranking 192 (March 2014)
Lowest FIFA ranking 312 (March 2004)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Scotland 2–3 England 
(Greenock, Scotland; 18 November 1972)
Biggest win
 Scotland 17–0 Lithuania 
(Glasgow, Scotland; 30 May 1998) 3
Biggest defeat
 England 8–0 Scotland 
(Nuneaton, England; 23 June 1973)

The Scotland women's national football team represents Scotland in international women's football. They have yet to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup or European Championships but are currently ranked 19th in the world and 11th in Europe, the teams highest ever ranking.124

History

Church documents recorded women playing football in Carstairs, Lanarkshire in 1628.5 Scotland first played a women's international match in May 1881.5 Women's football struggled for recognition during this early period and was banned by the football authorities in 1921.5 Club sides who were interested in using their grounds for women's football were subsequently denied permission by the Scottish Football Association (SFA).5 The sport continued on an unofficial basis until the 1970s, when the ban was lifted.5 In 1971 UEFA instructed its members to take control of women's football within their territories. The motion was passed 31–1, but Scotland was the only member to vote against it.6 Football in Scotland has traditionally been seen as a working class and male preserve.7

Scotland's first official match, a 3–2 defeat to England, took place in November 1972. The 1921 ban on women's football was lifted in 1974. The SFA assumed direct responsibility for Scottish women's football in 1998.7 Scotland have participated in most international competitions since the ban was removed, but have not qualified for a major tournament. The team's standing has improved significantly in recent years, reaching an all-time high of 20th place in the FIFA Women's World Rankings in June 2013.4

Record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 To Be Determined - - - - - - -
Total 0/6 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

  • European Competition for Women's Football:
    • 1984 : Group Stage
    • 1987 : Group Stage
    • 1989 : Group Stage
  • UEFA Women's Championship:
    • 1991 : Did not enter
    • 1993 : Did not qualify
    • 1995 : Did not qualify
    • 1997 : Did not qualify
    • 2001 : Did not qualify
    • 2005 : Did not qualify
    • 2009 : Did not qualify
    • 2013 : Did not qualify

Unofficial competition

  • World Cup
    • 1970 : Did not compete8
    • 1971 : Did not compete9
    • 1978 : Did not compete10
    • 1981 : Did not compete10
    • 1984 : Did not compete10
    • 1987 : Did not compete10
  • European Competition
    • 1969 : Did not particpate11
    • 1979 : Group stage12

Minor tournaments

Year Competition Result GP W D* L GS GA Ref
England 1976 Three Nations Championship 2nd 2 1 0 1 3 6
Italy 1979 European Competition Group 2 0 1 1 0 2 13
Bulgaria 1992 Varna Tournament 7th 3 2 0 1 5 2 14
Bulgaria 1999 Albena Cup 2nd 5 1 3 1 9 7 15
Bulgaria 2000 Albena Cup 5th 4 2 1 1 10 5 16
Northern Ireland 2000 Celt Cup 3rd 2 1 0 1 27 1 17
Netherlands 2000 Veenendal Tournament 3rd 2 0 1 1 3 5 18
Portugal 2002 Algarve Cup 10th 4 2 0 2 4 8 19
Italy 2006 Torneo Regione Molise 3rd 2 0 0 2 0 8 20
Cyprus 2008 Cyprus Cup 6th 3 0 0 3 3 5 21
Cyprus 2009 Cyprus Cup 7th 4 1 0 3 2 8
Cyprus 2010 Cyprus Cup 7th 4 1 0 3 3 10
Cyprus 2011 Cyprus Cup 4th 4 1 1 2 2 4
Cyprus 2012 Cyprus Cup 9th 4 2 0 2 6 8
Cyprus 2013 Cyprus Cup 5th 4 2 1 1 7 6
Brazil 2013 Brazilian Invitational 4th 4 0 0 4 4 10 22
Cyprus 2014 Cyprus Cup 4th 4 2 2 0 10 7
Total 57 18 10 29 98 102
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Media coverage

Scotland women's internationals have been televised by BBC Alba and broadcast by BBC Radio Scotland.23 BBC Radio Scotland presenter Tam Cowan was temporarily taken off the air in 2013, after he criticised the use of Fir Park for women's internationals in his Daily Record column.24 In a November 2013 interview with The Independent newspaper, Laura Montgomery of Glasgow City FC suggested that media coverage of women's football in Scotland often reflected sexist and misogynist attitudes. This is due to a preponderance of "stupid male journalists", according to Montgomery.25

Stadium

Ravenscraig Stadium hosted the first official match played by the Scotland women's team, in November 1972.

The first official match played by the Scotland women's team was hosted by the Ravenscraig Stadium, an athletics facility in Greenock. The team now normally plays its home games at (men's) club stadiums. Venues used in recent years include Fir Park in Motherwell and Tynecastle Stadium in Edinburgh.2426 Hampden Park in Glasgow is the traditional home of the men's national team and is described by the Scottish Football Association as the National Stadium.27 A Scotland women's international was played at Hampden for the first time in October 2012, when it hosted the first leg of a European Championship qualifying playoff against Spain.28 Earlier in 2012, Hampden had hosted matches in the Olympic women's football tournament.

Current squad

The following players were called up for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification matches against Poland at Fir Park, Motherwell on 5 April 2014 and Bosnia and Herzegovina at Bilino Polje, Zenica on 10 April 2014.29

Caps and goals updated as of 14 April 2014 after the match against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Players' clubs are shown as at time of selection.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Gemma Fay (Captain) (1981-12-09) 9 December 1981 (age 32) Scotland Celtic 172 (0)30 v. Czech Republic, 24 May 199831
Shannon Lynn (1985-10-22) 22 October 1985 (age 28) Scotland Hibernian 11 (0)32 v. Switzerland, 8 June 201032
Defenders
Jennifer Beattie (1991-05-13) 13 May 1991 (age 22) France Montpellier HSC 81 (20)33 v. United States, 5 March 200833
Emma Black (1987-03-12) 12 March 1987 (age 27) Scotland Glasgow City 42 (1)34 v. France, 12 August 200934
Frankie Brown (1987-10-08) 8 October 1987 (age 26) Scotland Hibernian 58 (0)35 v. Switzerland, 17 September 200835
Rachel Corsie (1989-08-17) 17 August 1989 (age 24) England Notts County 62 (9)36 v. France, 5 March 200936
Ifeoma Dieke (1981-02-25) 25 February 1981 (age 33) Sweden Vittsjö GIK 93 (0)37 v. Greece, January 200437
Nicola Docherty (1992-08-23) 23 August 1992 (age 21) Scotland Glasgow City 9 (0)38 v. Finland, 21 September 201138
Siobhan Hunter (1994-04-10) 10 April 1994 (age 20) Scotland Hibernian 2 (0)39 v. Iceland, 1 June 201339
Eilish McSorley (1993-04-24) 24 April 1993 (age 20) Scotland Glasgow City 14 (0)40 v. Cameroon, 15 July 2012
Midfielders
Leanne Crichton (1987-08-06) 6 August 1987 (age 26) Scotland Glasgow City 21 (2)41 v. Belgium, 6 September 2006 42
Suzanne Lappin (1986-10-13) 13 October 1986 (age 27) Scotland Glasgow City 10 (3)43 v. Belgium, 26 August 200743
Hayley Lauder (1990-06-04) 4 June 1990 (age 23) Sweden Vittsjö GIK 57 (8)44 v. Italy, 26 February 201044
Kim Little (1990-06-29) 29 June 1990 (age 23) United States Seattle Reign FC 97 (32)45 v. Japan, 14 February 200745
Joanne Love (1985-12-06) 6 December 1985 (age 28) Scotland Glasgow City 147 (7)46 v. Canada, 1 March 2002
Emma Mitchell (1992-09-19) 19 September 1992 (age 21) England Arsenal 30 (5)47 v. France, 18 May 201147
Joelle Murray (1986-11-07) 7 November 1986 (age 27) Scotland Hibernian 33 (1)48 v. Belgium, 26 August 200748
Leanne Ross (1981-07-08) 8 July 1981 (age 32) Scotland Glasgow City 107 (8)49 v. Switzerland, 26 April 2006
Megan Sneddon (1985-09-09) 9 September 1985 (age 28) Scotland Rangers 125 (4)50 v. United States, 8 September 2002
Strikers
Lisa Evans (1992-05-21) 21 May 1992 (age 21) Germany Turbine Potsdam 34 (10)51 v. Wales, 27 October 2011
Christie Murray (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 23) England Arsenal 27 (2)52 v. New Zealand, 1 March 201052
Heather Richards (1994-02-16) 16 February 1994 (age 20) Scotland Celtic 1 (0)53 v. South Korea, 12 March 2014
Jane Ross (1989-09-18) 18 September 1989 (age 24) Sweden Vittsjö GIK 69 (29)54 v. England, 10 March 200954

Recent callups

The following players have also been called up in the past year. Players clubs are shown as at time of selection.

Name DOB Club Caps (goals) Debut Latest call-up
Defenders
Rhonda Jones (1979-03-30) 30 March 1979 (age 35) Scotland Celtic 117 (4)55 v. Estonia, 3 May 1998 v. Wales, 7 April 2013
Lisa Robertson (1992-05-16) 16 May 1992 (age 21) Scotland Glasgow City 0 (0)56 v. Serbia, 21 August 2013
Rachael Small (1991-12-20) 20 December 1991 (age 22) Scotland Aberdeen 28 (0)57 v. Poland, 23 July 201057 v. Serbia, 21 August 2013
Midfielders
Lizzie Arnot (1996-03-01) 1 March 1996 (age 18) Scotland Hibernian 0 (0)58 v. Finland, 13 February 2014
Lana Clelland (1993-01-26) 26 January 1993 (age 21) Scotland Spartans 5 (1)59 v. Cameroon, 15 July 2012 2014 Cyprus Cup, March 2014
Claire Emslie (1994-03-08) 8 March 1994 (age 20) United States Florida Atlantic Owls 1 (0)60 v. Iceland, 1 June 201360 v. Iceland, 1 June 2013
Caroline Weir (1995-06-20) 20 June 1995 (age 18) England Arsenal 5 (0)61 v. Iceland, 1 June 201361 2013 Brasília Tournament, December 2013
Strikers
Sarah Crilly (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 22) Scotland Glasgow City 4 (2)62 v. Norway, 30 August 2012 2013 Brasília Tournament, December 2013
Suzanne Grant (1984-04-17) 17 April 1984 (age 30) Scotland Celtic 104 (13)63 v. Northern Ireland, 29 November 200064 v. Wales, 7 April 2013
Suzanne Mulvey (1984-10-04) 4 October 1984 (age 29) Scotland Glasgow City 31 (4) v. Belgium, 1 May 2003 42 v. Poland, 31 October 2013
Emily Thomson (1993-08-12) 12 August 1993 (age 20) Scotland Glasgow City 5 (1)65 v. Poland, 9 May 2012 v. Serbia, 21 August 2013

Recent results and forthcoming fixtures

2015 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Scotland 6 6 0 0 25 3 +22 18
 Sweden 4 4 0 0 12 0 +12 12
 Poland 5 2 0 3 9 8 +1 6
 Northern Ireland 5 0 2 3 0 9 −9 2
 Bosnia 5 0 2 3 2 12 −10 2
 Faroe Islands 5 0 2 3 3 19 −16 2
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Faroe Islands Northern Ireland Poland Scotland Sweden
Bosnia  20 Aug 14 Jun 18 Jun 1–3 0–1
Faroe Islands  1–1 0–0 8 May 2–7 19 Jun
Northern Ireland  0–0 17 Sep 0–3 19 Jun 0–4
Poland  17 Sep 6–0 13 Sep 0–4 21 Aug
Scotland  7–0 13 Sep 2–0 2–0 14 Jun
Sweden  13 Sep 5–0 8 May 2–0 17 Sep


International tournaments and challenge matches

Coaching staff

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ a b "FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. Retrieved 10 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Scotland". FIFA. Retrieved 2014-04-10. 
  3. ^ Travers, Raymond (1 June 1998). "Heaven 17 for flower of Scotland". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2011-12-13. 
  4. ^ a b "USA close on records, Sweden outjump France". FIFA. 21 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "The Honeyballers: Women who fought to play football". BBC News. BBC. 26 September 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  6. ^ Gregory, Patricia (3 June 2005). "How women's football battled for survival". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  7. ^ a b MacBeth, Jessica (Spring 2008). Attitudes towards women's football in Scottish society (PDF) (63). Scottish Affairs. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-03-2014.
  9. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-03-2014.
  10. ^ a b c d Women's World Invitation Tournament - Overview (1978-1987) rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-03-2014.
  11. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-03-2014.
  12. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979 rsssf.com. Retrieved 12-03-2014.
  13. ^ Unofficial European Championship 1979 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013
  14. ^ Varna Tournament 1992 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  15. ^ Albena Cup 1999 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  16. ^ Albena Cup 2000 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  17. ^ Celt Cup 2000 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  18. ^ Veenendaal Tournament 2000 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  19. ^ Algarve Cup 2002 rsssf.com. Retrieved 13-10-2013.
  20. ^ Torneo Regione Molise 2006 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  21. ^ Cyprus Cup 2008 rsssf.com. Retrieved 19-10-2013.
  22. ^ 2013 Brazil Invitational Tournament scottishfa.co.uk. 22-12-2013. Retrieved 11-03-2014.
  23. ^ "Scotland women's World Cup games live on BBC Alba". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 September 2013. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  24. ^ a b McLaughlin, Martyn (29 September 2013). "Tam Cowan off air over women’s football comments". The Scotsman (Johnston Publishing). Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  25. ^ Scott-Elliot, Robin (11 November 2013). "Glasgow City's Laura Montgomery: 'We still face negative views on women in sport'". The Independent (London). Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  26. ^ "Scotland's women smash eight past Israel". BBC Sport. BBC. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  27. ^ "Hampden Park". Scottish Tourist Board. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  28. ^ Mann, Charlie (20 October 2012). "Scotland Women 1-1 Spain Women". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 5 December 2013. 
  29. ^ "Signeul hails Scotland feel-good factor". Scottish FA. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  30. ^ "Gemma Fay – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  31. ^ David Hardie (02-05-2008). "Hibee Fay is hoping to save Scots". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  32. ^ a b "Shannon Lynn- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  33. ^ a b "Jennifer Beattie – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  34. ^ a b "Emma Fernon- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  35. ^ a b "Frankie Brown- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  36. ^ a b "Rachel Corsie- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  37. ^ a b "Ifeoma Dieke- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  38. ^ a b "Nicola Docherty- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  39. ^ a b "Siobhan Hunter- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  40. ^ "Eilish McSorley – Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  41. ^ "Leanne Crichton – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  42. ^ a b "Women's Football". The Pink. Retrieved 31 January 2013. 
  43. ^ a b "Suzanne Lappin – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  44. ^ a b "Hayley Lauder – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  45. ^ a b "Kim Little- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  46. ^ "Joanne Love – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  47. ^ a b "Emma Mitchell – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2011-08-16. 
  48. ^ a b "Joelle Murray – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  49. ^ "Leanne Ross- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  50. ^ "Megan Sneddon- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  51. ^ "Lisa Evans- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  52. ^ a b "Christie Murray- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  53. ^ "Heather Richards- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  54. ^ a b "Jane Ross- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  55. ^ "Rhonda Jones- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  56. ^ "Lisa Robertson – Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  57. ^ a b "Rachael Small – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  58. ^ "Elizabeth Arnot- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 
  59. ^ "Lana Clelland – Women's A Squad". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  60. ^ a b "Claire Emslie- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  61. ^ a b "Caroline Weir- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  62. ^ "Sarah Crilly – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  63. ^ "Suzanne Grant- Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2009-09-11. 
  64. ^ "Q&A: Suzanne Grant". Scotland on Sunday. 2008-04-27. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  65. ^ "Emily Thomson – Women's A Squad". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  66. ^ "Anna Signeul – Scotland Women's A Squad Coach". The Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  67. ^ "Åter till Skottland" [Return to Scotland] (in Swedish). damfotboll.com. 3 January 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  68. ^ "Evans appointed women's under-19 national coach". Scottish Football Association. 18 June 2013. Retrieved 25 June 2013. 







Creative Commons License