1969 European Competition for Women's Football

The 1969 European Competition for Women's Football was a women's football tournament contested by European nations. It took place in Italy from 1 to 2 November 1969.[1][2]

The tournament featured 4 teams, with games staged in Novara, Aosta and Turin. Considered unofficial because it was not run under the auspices of UEFA, it was a precursor to the UEFA Women's Championship. Italy won the tournament, beating Denmark 3–1 in the final.[1]

1969 European Competition for Women's Football
1969 Coppa Europa per Nazioni
Tournament details
Host countryItaly
Dates1–2 November
Teams4 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)3 (in 3 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Italy
Runners-up Denmark
Third place England
Fourth place France
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored14 (3.5 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sue Lopez
(4 goals)

Knockout stage

01 November – Novara
02 November – Turin
01 November – Aosta
Third place
02 November – Turin
 France 0


Italy 1–0 France
Giubertoni Goal 27' Report
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Denmark 4–3 England
Ir. Christensen Goal 13'44'
Sarcikova Goal 15'
L. Hansen Goal 28'
Report Lopez Goal 8'53'61'

Third place match

England 2–0 France
Tungate Goal 12'
Lopez Goal 46'


Italy 3–1 Denmark
Ciceri Goal 12'33'
Medri Goal 30'
FIGC Report (in Italian)
L. Hansen Goal 8'


 European Competition for Women's Football
1969 Winners 

First title

Top goalscorers

4 goals
2 goals
  • Denmark Irene Christensen
  • Denmark Lone Hansen
  • Italy Maurizia Ciceri
1 goals
  • Denmark Sarcikova
  • England Tungate
  • Italy Aurora Giubertoni
  • Italy Stefania Medri

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Italy
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  England
4  France


  1. ^ a b Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  2. ^ Women's Football Championships - Who's Hot and Who's Not!

External links

Sue Lopez

Sue Lopez, (born 1 September 1945) is an English former international footballer. She spent her entire club career with Southampton, except for a season in Italy's Serie A with Roma in 1971. A leading advocate of the women's game in England, Lopez has also worked as a coach, administrator and writer since her retirement from playing.



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