2001 Algarve Cup

The 2001 Algarve Cup was the eighth edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's association football tournament. It took place between 11 and 17 March 2001 in Portugal with Sweden winning the event defeating Denmark, 3-0, in the final game.[1]

2001 Algarve Cup
Tournament details
Host countryPortugal
Dates11–17 March 2001
Teams8 (from 3 confederations)
Final positions
Champions Sweden (1st title)
Runners-up Denmark
Third place China PR
Tournament statistics
Matches played16
Goals scored63 (3.94 per match)
Top scorer(s)Sweden Hanna Ljungberg
(6 goals)


The eight participating teams are same as previous year: Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United States.

The eight teams were split into two groups that played a round-robin group stage. On completion of this, the fourth placed teams from each group would playoff to determine seventh and eighth place, the third placed teams from each group would play each other to decide fifth and sixth place, the second placed teams in each group would play to determine third and fourth place and the winners of the groups would compete for first and second place.

Points awarded in the group stage are three points for a win, one point for a draw and none for a loss.

Group A

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Sweden 9 3 3 0 0 11 3 +8
 Canada 6 3 2 0 1 7 6 +1
 United States 3 3 1 0 2 2 5 −3
 Portugal 0 3 0 0 3 2 8 −6
Canada 3–0 United States
Goal 31'Goal 90' Charmaine Hooper
Goal 37' Christine Sinclair
Sweden 4–1 Portugal
Goal 24' Malin Moström
Goal 40' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 48' Victoria Svensson
Goal 77' Elin Flyborg
Report Goal 2' Maria João Xavier
United States 2–0 Portugal
Goal 65' Christie Welsh
Goal 87' Stephanie Rigamat
Sweden 5–2 Canada
Goal 11'Goal 15'Goal 45' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 13' (own goal)
Goal 78' Elin Flyborg
Report Goal 35'Goal 75' Christine Sinclair
Sweden 2–0 United States
Goal 38' Tina Nordlund
Goal 73' Hanna Ljungberg
Canada 2–1 Portugal
Goal 8' (own goal)
Goal 89' Breana Boyd
Goal 45' Edite Fernandes

Group B

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Denmark 6 3 2 0 1 8 2 +6
 China PR 6 3 2 0 1 6 2 +4
 Norway 6 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3
 Finland 0 3 0 0 3 1 14 −13
Denmark 2–1 China PR
Goal 55' Kjældgaard
Goal 84' Gitte Krogh
Goal 7' Pu Wei
Norway 5–1 Finland
Goal 16'Goal 20' Dagny Mellgren
Goal 56'Goal 67' Linda Ørmen
Goal 22' Margunn Haugenes
Goal 58' Heidi Kackur
Norway 0–2 China PR
Goal 50' Zhao Lihong
Goal 61' Bai Lili
Finland 0–6 Denmark
Goal 22' Kjældgaard
Goal 35'Goal 60' Gitte Krogh
Goal 42' Merete Pedersen
Goal 70' Mette Jokumsen
Goal 87' Cathrine Sørensen
Norway 1–0 Denmark
Goal 59' Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
China PR 3–0 Finland
Goal 27' Liu Ying
Goal 36' Pan Lina
Goal 45' Li Jie

Seventh place

Finland 3–1 Portugal
Goal 36' Jessica Julin
Goal 44' Terhi Uusi-Luomalahti
Goal 78' Hanna Ekstrom
Report Goal 16' Susana Maria Silva Martins

Fifth place

Norway 4–3 United States
Goal 21'Goal 73'Goal 86' Ragnhild Gulbrandsen
Goal 88' Anne Tønnessen
Report Goal 24' Ally Marquand
Goal 46' Laura Schott
Goal 56' Cat Reddick

Third place

China PR 5–1 Canada
Goal 42'Goal 65' Bai Lili
Goal 67'Goal 87' Zhao Lihong
Goal 92' Pu Wei
Report Goal 21' Christine Sinclair


Sweden 3–0 Denmark
Goal 5' Linda Fagerström
Goal 37' Hanna Ljungberg
Goal 74' Malin Moström

Final standings

Rank Team
1st, gold medalist(s)  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Denmark
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  China PR
4  Canada
5  Norway
6  United States
7  Finland
8  Portugal


 2001 Algarve Cup 

Second title

Goal scorers

Sweden Hanna Ljungberg
Canada Christine Sinclair
Norway Ragnhild Gulbrandsen`
China Bai Lili
China Zhao Lihong
Denmark Gitte Krogh
Canada Charmaine Hooper
China Pu Wei
Denmark Nadia Kjældgaard
Norway Dagny Mellgren
Norway Linda Ørmen
Sweden Elin Flyborg
Sweden Malin Moström
24 athletes
2 own goals


  1. ^ "Plus: Soccer; Norway Rallies To Beat U.S. Women". New York Times. 18 March 2001. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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Canada women's national soccer team

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The team reached international prominence at the 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, losing in the third place match to the United States. Canada qualified for its first Olympic women's soccer tournament in 2008, making it to the quarterfinals. Canada are two-time CONCACAF Women's Gold Cup champions, and two-time Olympic bronze medalists from London 2012 where they defeated France 1–0 in Coventry and from Rio de Janeiro 2016, after defeating hosts Brazil 2–1 in São Paulo.A certain segment of the Canadian women's soccer fans are closely linked to the U-20 team (U-19 prior to 2006), partly due to Canada hosting the inaugural FIFA U-19 Women's World Championship in 2002, a tournament in which the team won silver in front of 47,784 fans at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Canada also hosted the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by England. Canada set the tournament and team record for attendance in the process, with 1,353,506 and 54,027 respectively.

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Leni Larsen Kaurin

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