The 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was won by Sweden on penalties against England. It comprised four qualifying groups, the winner of each going through to the semi-finals which were played over two legs, home and away. As only sixteen teams took part (less than half the membership of UEFA at the time), the competition could not be granted official status. Matches comprised two halves of 35 minutes, played with a size four football.
|1984 European Competition for Women's Football|
|Dates||8 April – 27 May|
|Venue(s)||6 (in 6 host cities)|
|Champions||Sweden (1st title)|
|Goals scored||14 (2.33 per match)|
|Attendance||20,830 (3,472 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Pia Sundhage (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Pia Sundhage|
For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 1984 European Competition for Women's Football squads
|DBU Report (in Danish)||Hindkjær 49' (pen.)|
|SvFF Report (in Swedish)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
|DBU Report (in Danish)||Bampton 44'|
England won 3–1 on aggregate.
|Sundhage 28', 52'||SvFF Report (in Swedish)
FIGC Report (in Italian)
Sweden won 5–3 on aggregate.
|Sundhage 57'||SvFF Report (in Swedish)|
|Curl 31'||SvFF Report (in Swedish)|
|3 – 4|| Börjesson
Sweden won 4-3 on penalties (no extra time played)
|1984 European Competition for Women's Football Winners|
The qualification for the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football was held between August 18, 1982 and October 28, 1983.
Teams were placed into four groups of four teams each according to geographical location — Group 1 was Northern Europe, Group 2 was Great Britain and Ireland, Group 3 was Southern Europe, Group 4 was Central Europe.
Each team played each other team in its group twice, home and away, earning two points for a win and one for a draw. The first-placed teams qualified.1984 European Competition for Women's Football squads
This article lists all the confirmed national football squads for the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football.
Players marked (c) were named as captain for their national squad.Anette Börjesson
Lilian Anette Börjesson (born 11 November 1954) is a retired female badminton player and footballer from Sweden.Anette Hansson
Anette Hansson (born 2 May 1963) is a Swedish former football defender who won 39 caps for the Sweden women's national football team, scoring three goals.Annie Gam-Pedersen
Annie Gam-Pedersen (born 5 July 1965) is a Danish footballer who played as a forward for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football, 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup and UEFA Women's Euro 1993. At the club level, she played for Odense BK in Denmark.Cees Bakker
Cornelius A. "Cees" Bakker (born 17 March 1945) is a retired football referee and referee observer from the Netherlands. In 2015, Bakker was named bondsridder of the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB), an honorary title for his service to Dutch football.Bakker was promoted onto the KNVB's B-list in 1975. He refereed his first Eredivise match on 25 August 1979, Vitesse Arnhem's 2–0 defeat at Excelsior Rotterdam. He was appointed to the FIFA International Referees List in 1988, but had already taken charge of Luxembourg's 4–0 home defeat by England in November 1983, and the first leg of the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football Final in May 1984.
In 1992 Bakker retired from active refereeing due to a knee injury. The KNVB nominated Dick Jol as his replacement on the FIFA list.Eli Landsem
Eli Landsem (born 22 March 1962) is a Norwegian former international footballer who was the coach of the Norway women's national football team between 2009 and 2012.Football in Finland
Football in Finland, unlike in most other European countries, is not the most popular spectator sport, as it falls behind ice hockey, which enjoys a huge amount of popularity in the country. Football tops ice hockey in the number of registered players (115,000 vs. 60,000) and as a popular hobby (160,000 vs. 90,000 in adults and 230,000 vs. 105, 000 in youth). It is the most popular hobby among 3-18 year olds, whereas ice hockey is 9th.
Football's standing is constantly increasing, especially among girls and women, where the yearly growth rate has lately been over 10 percent. In season 2006–07 19.9 percent of registered players were female. The Football Association of Finland (Palloliitto) has approximately a thousand clubs as its members. According to a Gallup poll, nearly 400,000 people include football in their hobbies.Gitte Hansen
Gitte Hansen (born 21 September 1961) is a Danish footballer who played as a goalkeeper for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football and inaugural 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup. At the club level, she played for B 1909 in Denmark.Ignace Goris
Ignace Goris (born 16 July 1942) is a retired football referee from Genk, Belgium. He took charge of the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football Final second leg in May 1984.Jette Andersen
Jette Andersen (born 8 June 1959) is a Danish footballer who played as a midfielder for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. At the club level she played for Fortuna Hjørring in Denmark.Jette Hansen
Jette Hansen (born 17 November 1953) is a Danish footballer who played as a defender for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. At the club level she played for Boldklubben Rødovre in Denmark.Kirsten Fabrin
Kirsten Fabrin (born 20 December 1953) is a Danish footballer who played as a midfielder for the Denmark women's national football team. She was part of the team at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. At the club level she played for Boldklubben 1909 in Denmark.Lorraine Hanson (footballer)
Lorraine Hanson (née Dobb) is a former Doncaster Belles and England women's international footballer. She competed at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football where she missed a penalty during the shoot-outs in the second leg of the final against Sweden.Pat Chapman (footballer)
Patricia "Pat" Chapman (born 21 July 1956) is a former Southampton WFC and England women's international footballer. She won 35 caps for England following her debut against Wales in 1976 and competed at the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football. In 1978 Chapman scored a record six goals in the FA Women's Cup final, in Southampton's 8–2 win over Queens Park Rangers.Pia Sundhage
Pia Mariane Sundhage (Swedish pronunciation: [²piːa ²sɵnːdˌhɑːɡɛ]; born 13 February 1960) is a Swedish former professional football player who played most of her career as a forward, but had stints as a midfielder as well as a sweeper. Sundhage was the head coach of the United States women's national team from 2008 to 2012; during which her team won two Olympic gold medals and finished second at the World Cup. Sundhage was the 2012 FIFA World Coach of the Year. She became head coach of the Sweden women's national football team on 1 December 2012. Sundhage can be seen in the Sveriges Television documentary television series The Other Sport from 2013. Sundhage stepped down from coaching the Sweden women's national team in August 2017, and subsequently became the coach of the Sweden women's under-17 national team in January 2018.Republic of Ireland women's national football team 1973–1989 results
This article contains the results of the Republic of Ireland women's national football team between 1973 and 1989. In 1973 the Women's Football Association of Ireland was established and the national team made their debut with a 10–1 defeat in an away game against Scotland in the same year. The national team made their competitive debut on 19 September 1982 in a 1984 European Competition for Women's Football qualifier, also against Scotland. This time the Republic of Ireland lost 3–0. On 2 October 1982 the Republic of Ireland gained their first competitive win when they defeated Northern Ireland 2–1 in an away game in the same competition. During the 1980s the Republic of Ireland competed in three further qualifying campaigns – 1987, 1989 and 1991.Sheila Parker
Sheila Parker (née Porter; born 1947) is an English former international football defender. In November 1972 she captained the England women's national football team in their first official match, a 3–2 win over Scotland in Greenock. Parker was announced as an inductee to the English Football Hall of Fame in May 2013.Parker grew up in Chorley, Lancashire and played football with the boys at school. In June 1961, 13-year-old Parker played her first match for Dick, Kerr's Ladies.When the Women's Football Association (WFA) tasked Eric Worthington with constructing the first official England national team in 1972, he selected Parker as his captain after a series of trials. She was 24, already married and returning from the birth of her son earlier that year.
Parker, a centre half, retained the captaincy until 1976, when she was left out of the squad for a Home Nations tournament against Wales and Scotland. Carol Thomas assumed the captaincy. Parker returned to the team in November 1977, scoring the winning goal in a 1–0 victory over Italy at Plough Lane. Wendy Owen reported that her central defensive partner Parker played for England until 1980.In 1974 Parker helped Fodens, originally a works team from the Edwin Foden, Sons & Co. lorry manufacturing plant in Sandbach, shock Southampton in the final of the Women's FA Cup. Teammate Sylvia Gore recalled:
England manager Martin Reagan selected veteran Parker in his squad for the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football final against Sweden. After her retirement as a player in 1984, Parker wanted to remain involved in football and trained as a referee under the Lancashire County Football Association.Theresa Wiseman
Theresa "Terry" Wiseman (born 1956) is an English animator and former footballer. She played as a goalkeeper and represented England at senior international level.
Wiseman won 60 caps for England. After a period as understudy to England's original goalkeeper Sue Buckett, Wiseman made her debut on 23 July 1979, in a 2–0 win over Switzerland held in Sorrento, Italy during an unofficial European Championship. Ten years later she made her 50th appearance in a 2–0 home friendly defeat to Sweden. The match was held at Wembley Stadium to mark the 20th anniversary of the Women's Football Association (WFA), played as a curtain–raiser to the male national team's Rous Cup game against Chile. She had played in the penalty shootout defeat to Sweden in the 1984 European Competition for Women's Football final. At club level she played for Tottenham Hotspur's women's section and represented Friends of Fulham in the WFA Cup final. Wiseman won the WFA Cup in 1984 with Howbury.
— Marieanne Spacey speaking to On the Ball magazine.In her other career as an animator Wiseman worked on The Snowman and later moved to Los Angeles County to work for DisneyToon Studios, recently working as a timing director on Phineas and Ferb. She trained at Hornsey College of Art.
1984 European Competition for Women's Football finalists
|Eliminated in semi-finals|