Denmark women's national football team

The Denmark women's national football team represents Denmark in international women's football. The team is controlled by the Danish Football Association (DBU).

Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De Rød-Hvide (The Red and White)
Danish Dynamite
AssociationDanish Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Søndergaard
CaptainPernille Harder
Most capsKatrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorerMerete Pedersen (65)[2]
FIFA codeDEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 15 Increase 2 (12 July 2019)[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)

International record

FIFA Women's World Cup

World Cup Finals
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
Total 4/8 14 3 1 10 19 26 −7
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Olympic Games

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

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
Total 9/12 30 9 8 13 32 41

Algarve Cup

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
Total 24/24 95 41 11 45 123 134

Invitational trophies

World Cup (Old invitational event)

  • 1970 : Champions (non-official competition)[5]
  • 1971 : Champions (non-official competition)[6]
  • 1981 : Runners-up (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1984 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1985 : Third Place (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1986 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]
  • 1988 : Did not participate (non-official competition)[7]

European Championship (Unofficial events)

  • 1969 : Runner-up (non-official competition)[8]
  • 1979 : Champions (non-official competition)[9]

Recent schedule and results

2017

The following is a list of matches in 2017

2018

The following is a list of matches in 2018

Team

Current squad

The following players were selected for the 2019 World Cup qualifying play-off games against Netherlands  on 5 and 9 October 2018.[12]

Caps and goals as of 9 October 2018.[12]

Head coach: Lars Søndergaard

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Line Geltzer Johansen 26 July 1989 (age 29) 5 0 Spain Logroño
16 GK Naja Bahrenscheer 3 September 1996 (age 22) 2 0 Denmark BSF

2 DF Mie Leth Jans 6 February 1994 (age 25) 26 0 Sweden Rosengard
3 DF Janni Arnth Jensen (vice-captain) 15 October 1986 (age 32) 88 1 England Arsenal
5 DF Simone Boye Sørensen 3 March 1992 (age 27) 55 5 Sweden Rosengard
8 DF Theresa Nielsen 20 July 1986 (age 32) 128 5 United States Seattle Reign
12 DF Rikke Sevecke 15 June 1996 (age 23) 11 0 Denmark Brøndby

4 MF Maja Kildemoes 15 August 1996 (age 22) 27 1 Sweden Linkopings
6 MF Nanna Christiansen 17 June 1989 (age 30) 95 7 Denmark Brøndby
7 MF Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 15 August 1988 (age 30) 131 45 Sweden Rosengard
11 MF Katrine Veje 19 June 1991 (age 28) 115 9 England Arsenal
13 MF Sofie Junge Pedersen 24 April 1992 (age 27) 52 4 Italy Juventus
18 MF Julie Tavlo Petersson 20 October 1989 (age 29) 13 1 Denmark Brøndby
20 MF Nicoline Sørensen 15 August 1997 (age 21) 19 2 Denmark Brøndby
21 MF Mille Gejl 23 September 1999 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Brøndby
23 MF Karen Holmgaard 28 January 1999 (age 20) 10 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

9 FW Nadia Nadim 2 January 1988 (age 31) 85 29 France Paris Saint-Germain
10 FW Pernille Harder (captain) 15 November 1992 (age 26) 105 53 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
15 FW Frederikke Thøgersen 24 July 1995 (age 23) 42 1 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring

Recent call-ups

The following list of active players were not called up for the latest match of the national team, but have been called up for an A-level match within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Stina Lykke Petersen 9 February 1986 (age 33) 83 0 Denmark KoldingQ v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018RET
GK Maria Lindblad Christensen 3 July 1995 (age 24) 1 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Croatia; 24 October 2017INJ

DF Line Røddik Hansen 31 January 1988 (age 31) 132 13 Denmark Nordsjælland v.  Hungary; 19 September 2017
DF Cecilie Sandvej 13 June 1990 (age 29) 34 1 Germany FFC Frankfurt v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018
DF Laura Frank 3 August 1998 (age 20) 2 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring 2018 Algarve Cup
DF Stine Ballisager Pedersen 3 January 1994 (age 25) 8 0 Norway Vålerenga v.  United States; 21 January 2018
DF Luna Gevitz 3 March 1994 (age 25) 10 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Hungary; 19 September 2017

MF Julie Trustrup Jensen 6 April 1994 (age 25) 21 0 Norway Vålerenga v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018
MF Karoline Smidt Nielsen 12 May 1994 (age 25) 24 5 Germany Turbine Potsdam v.  Hungary; 12 June 2018INJ
FW Johanna Rasmussen 2 July 1983 (age 36) 153 41 Sweden Linköpings FC v.  Sweden; 4 September 2018INJ
MF Line Sigvardsen Jensen 23 August 1991 (age 27) 66 2 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring UEFA Women's Euro 2017INJ
MF Sarah Dyrehauge Hansen 14 September 1996 (age 22) 9 2 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  United States; 21 January 2018INJ
MF Caroline Rask 25 May 1994 (age 25) 9 1 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  Hungary; 12 June 2018

FW Stine Larsen 24 January 1996 (age 23) 37 7 Denmark Brøndby IF v.  Ukraine; 9 April 2018INJ
FW Signe Bruun 6 April 1998 (age 21) 2 1 France Paris Saint-Germain 2018 Algarve CupINJ
FW Caroline Møller 19 December 1998 (age 20) 0 0 Denmark Fortuna Hjørring v.  United States; 21 January 2018
  • INJ = Injured or recovering from surgery
  • PRE = Preliminary squad
  • RET = Retired from the national team

Previous squads

UEFA Women's European Championship
FIFA Women's World Cup
Olympics

Player records

Most appearances

As of 9 October 2018

Players listed in bold are still active at national level.[1][2]

# Name Denmark career Caps
1 Katrine Pedersen 1994–2013 210
2 Johanna Rasmussen 2002–present 153
3 Merete Pedersen 1993–2009 136
4 Line Røddik Hansen 2006–present 132
5 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 131
6 Theresa Nielsen 2008–present 128
7 Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen 2000–2010 121
8 Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen 1993–2007 118
9 Katrine Veje 2009–present 115
10 Lene Jensen 1996–2010 109

Top goalscorers

As of 9 October 2018

Players listed in bold are still active at national level.[1][2]

# Player Denmark career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Merete Pedersen 1993–2009 65 136 0.47
2 Pernille Harder 2009–present 53 105 0.50
3 Gitte Krogh 1994–2001 46 90 0.51
4 Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen 2008–present 45 131 0.34
5 Johanna Rasmussen 2002–present 41 153 0.26
6 Helle Jensen 1987–1996 38 77 0.49
7 Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen 2000–2010 36 121 0.29
8 Nadia Nadim 2009–present 29 85 0.34
9 Lene Jensen 1996–2010 26 109 0.23
Anne Dot Eggers Nielsen 1993–2007 118 0.22

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

Managers

  • 1974–1976 : Kent Falkenvig
  • 1976–1979 : Bjørn Basbøll
  • 1979–1984 : Flemming Schultz
  • 1984–1988 : Birger Peitersen
  • 1988–1996 : Keld Gantzhorn
  • 1996–1999 : Jørgen Hvidemose
  • 1999–2005 : Poul Højmose
  • 2005–2006 : Peter Bonde
  • 2006–2013 : Kenneth Heiner-Møller
  • 2013–2017: Nils Nielsen
  • 2017: Søren Randa-Boldt (interim)
  • 2017−: Lars Søndergaard

References

  1. ^ a b c Denmark - Caps
  2. ^ a b c Denmark - Goals
  3. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  4. ^ Nordic Cup
  5. ^ Coppa del Mondo (Women) 1970
  6. ^ Mundial (Women) 1971
  7. ^ a b c d e Mundialito (Women) 1982-1988
  8. ^ Coppa Europa per Nazioni (Women) 1969
  9. ^ Inofficial European Women Championship 1979
  10. ^ "Spillernes afbud fører til aflysning af VM-kvalkamp". dbu.dk. 20 October 2017.
  11. ^ "UEFA-beslut i Danmarksfrågan". svenskfotboll.se (in Swedish). Swedish Football Association. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  12. ^ a b Truppen

External links

Bettina Allentoft

Bettina Allentoft (born 16 November 1973) 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 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Christina Jensen

Christina Jensen (born (1974 -01-21)21 January 1974) was a female Danish football goalkeeper.

She was part of the Denmark women's national football team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, but did not play.

She participated in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Christina Petersen

Christina Petersen (born 17 September 1974) is a Danish retired football midfielder. She was part of the Denmark women's national football team and competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing three matches.

Denmark women's national under-17 football team

Denmark women's national under-17 football team represents Denmark in international youth football competitions.

Denmark women's national under-19 football team

Denmark women's national under-19 football team is the football team representing Denmark in competitions for under-19 year old players and is controlled by the Danish Football Association.

Dorthe Larsen

Dorthe Larsen (born (1969 -08-08)8 August 1969) was a female Danish football goalkeeper. She was part of the Denmark women's national football team.

She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing 3 matches. On club level she played for Fortuna Hjørring.

Hanne Sand Christensen

Hanne Sand Christensen (born 22 September 1973) 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 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Helle Bjerregaard

Helle Bjerregaard (born (1968 -06-21)21 June 1968) is a Danish football goalkeeper who played for the Denmark women's national football team at the 1996 Summer Olympics, but did not play.

Helle Jensen

Helle Jensen (born 23 March 1969) is a Danish former football forward who played for the Denmark women's national football team. She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing three matches.

Karina Christensen

Karina Christensen (born 1 July 1973) 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 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup and 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Kenneth Heiner-Møller

Kenneth Heiner-Møller (born 17 January 1971) is a Danish football manager and former player. He is manager of the Canadian women's national team. His original name is Kenneth Heiner Christiansen, his wife's name is Møller, which he decided to use as his own. In 1994–1995 he played in Hungary, in Ferencvárosi TC, the Hungarian fans know him as Kenneth Christiansen.

Aged 30, Heiner-Møller broke his leg and had to finish his career as a footballer.

He coached the Danish women's national team from 2006 until 2013, when he stood down to take over as chief executive of Team Danmark.At the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup Heiner-Møller and Danish players accused the Chinese hosts of harassment and covert surveillance prior to China's first round match against Denmark. China's Swedish coach Marika Domanski-Lyfors and her assistant Pia Sundhage were unaware of the incidents and Heiner-Møller absolved them of any blame, although he refused to shake hands after the match.On 8 January 2018 he was named head coach of the Canada Women's National Team.

Lars Søndergaard

Lars Søndergaard (born 5 April 1959) is a Danish football manager and retired player. He is currently the manager of the Denmark women's national football team.

Lisbet Kolding

Lisbet Kolding (born 6 April 1965) is a female former Danish footballer. She was part of the Denmark women's national football team.

She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing 2 matches.

Mia Brogaard

Mia Birkehøj Brogaard (née Olsen, born 15 October 1981) is a Danish former football defender. She played for the Denmark women's national football team and Elitedivisionen club Brøndby.

Nils Nielsen

Nils Herbert Kromann Nielsen (born 3 November 1971) is a Danish football manager. Since 14 November 2018, he is the head coach of the Switzerland women's national football team.Nielsen is best known for his tenure with the Denmark women's national football team from 2013 to 2017. He led the Danes to a runners-up finish at the UEFA Women's Euro 2017. Despite departing the team shortly after, Nielsen received acclaim for his work and finished runner-up in the 2017 The Best FIFA Women's Coach award. He spent most of 2018 as the assistant manager of the China women's national under-20 football team, taking them to the 2018 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.

Peter Bonde

Peter Bonde (born 14 February 1958) is a former Danish footballer who is currently the head coach of the China women's national under-20 football team.

In February 2018, Bonde became the head coach of the China women's national under-20 football team.

Rikke Holm

Rikke Holm Brink (born (1972-03-22)22 March 1972) was a female Danish footballer who played as a defender and midfielder.

She played 60 matches and scored 9 goals for the Denmark women's national football team.

She competed at the 1996 Summer Olympics, playing 3 matches.

She competed at the 1991 FIFA Women's World Cup, and 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Tine Cederkvist

Tine Cederkvist Viskær (born 21 March 1979) is a Danish football goalkeeper who plays for the Denmark women's national football team. At club level she has played in the Damallsvenskan and Australia's W-League for LdB Malmö and Perth Glory. She previously spent seven years at Brøndby IF in the Elitedivisionen, making a total of 216 appearances across all competitions.

UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final

The UEFA Women's Euro 2017 Final was a football match to determine the winner of UEFA Women's Euro 2017. The match took place on 6 August 2017 at De Grolsch Veste in Enschede, Netherlands, and was contested by the winners of the semi-finals, the Netherlands and Denmark.

The Netherlands won the final 4–2 for their first UEFA Women's Championship title.

FIFA Women's World Cup history
Year Round Date Opponent Result Stadium
China 1991 Group stage 17 November  New Zealand W 3–0 Tianhe Stadium, Guangzhou
19 November  China PR D 2–2 Guangdong Provincial Stadium, Guangzhou
21 November  Norway L 1–2 Ying Dong Stadium, Panyu
Quarter-finals 24 November  Germany L 1–2 (aet) Zhongshan Stadium, Zhongshan
Sweden 1995 Group stage 6 June  Australia W 5–0 Arosvallen, Västerås
8 June  United States L 0–2 Strömvallen, Gävle
10 June  China PR L 1–3 Arosvallen, Västerås
Quarter-finals 13 June  Norway L 1–3 Tingvallen, Karlstad
United States 1999 Group stage 19 June  United States L 0–3 Giants Stadium, East Rutherford
24 June  North Korea L 1–3 Civic Stadium, Portland
27 June  Nigeria L 0–2 Jack Kent Cooke Stadium, Landover
China 2007 Group stage 12 September  China PR L 2–3 Wuhan Stadium, Wuhan
15 September  New Zealand W 2–0
20 September  Brazil L 0–1 Yellow Dragon Sports Center, Hangzhou
19 September 2017 2019 World Cup qualificationHungary 1–6 DenmarkGyőr, Hungary
Jakabfi Goal 41' (pen.) Report Nadim Goal 28' (pen.)
Troelsgaard Goal 44'67'74'
Harder Goal 55'
Sørensen Goal 88'
Stadium: Gyirmóti Stadion
Referee: Ewa Augustyn (Poland)
20 October 2017 2019 World Cup qualificationSweden 3–0
awarded
 DenmarkGothenburg, Sweden
Stadium: Gamla Ullevi
Note: The Sweden v Denmark match was scheduled for 20 October 2017, but was cancelled because of a disagreement between the Danish team and their federation.[10] On 16 November it was announced that the result was awarded 3–0 to Sweden.[11]
24 October 2017 2019 World Cup qualificationCroatia 0–4 DenmarkZagreb, Croatia
Report Harder Goal 7'27'
Christiansen Goal 89'
Bruun Goal 90+4'
Stadium: Stadion ŠRC Zaprešić
Attendance: 400
Referee: Lorraine Clark (Scotland)
21 January 2018 FriendlyUnited States 5–1 DenmarkSan Diego, California
19:30 ET Morgan Goal 17'
Ertz Goal 19'
Pugh Goal 47'65'
Dunn Goal 81'
Report Nadim Goal 14' Stadium: SDCCU Stadium
Attendance: 17,526
Referee: Karen Abt (United States)
28 February 2018 2018 Algarve CupDenmark 0–0 IcelandLagos, Portugal
19:30 CET Report Stadium: Lagos Municipal Stadium
2 March 2018 2018 Algarve CupDenmark 2–3 NetherlandsVila Real de Santo António, Portugal
19:30 CET Harder Goal 19'
Thøgersen Goal 35'
Report van den Goorbergh Goal 31'
Martens Goal 78'
Boye Goal 90+4' (o.g.)
Stadium: VRS António Sports Complex
Referee: Casey Reibelt (Australia)
5 March 2018 2018 Algarve CupJapan 2–0 DenmarkAlgarve, Portugal
16:40 CET Hasegawa Goal 82'
Iwabuchi Goal 90+3' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Estádio Algarve
Referee: Ledya Tafesse (Ethiopia)
7 March 2018 2018 Algarve CupIceland 1–1
(5–4 p)
 DenmarkAlgarve, Portugal
19:30 CET Eiríksdóttir Goal 70' Report Troelsgaard Nielsen Goal 62' Stadium: VRS António Sports Complex, Vila Real de Santo António
Referee: Salima Mukansanga (Rwanda)
Penalties
9 April 2018 2019 World Cup qualificationDenmark 1–0 UkraineViborg, Denmark
18:00 Troelsgaard Goal 79' Report Stadium: Viborg Stadium
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
8 June 2018 2019 World Cup qualificationUkraine 1–5 DenmarkLviv, Ukraine
Ovdiychuk Goal 90+3' Report Nadim Goal 6'52'
Harder Goal 33'
Troelsgaard Goal 81'90+5'
Stadium: Arena Lviv
Referee: Carina Vitulano (Italy)
12 June 2018 2019 World Cup qualificationDenmark 5–1 HungaryViborg, Denmark
18:00 Nadim Goal 44'45+1'
Boye Goal 47'
Nielsen Goal 57'
Harder Goal 90+4'
Report Jakabfi Goal 24' Stadium: Viborg Stadium
Attendance: 7,028
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
30 August 2018 2019 World Cup qualificationDenmark 1–1 CroatiaViborg, Denmark
19:00 Nadim Goal 90+2' Report Lojna Goal 60' Stadium: Viborg Stadium
Attendance: 7,045
Referee: Volha Tsiareshka (Belarus)
4 September 2018 2019 World Cup qualificationDenmark 0–1 SwedenViborg Stadium, Viborg
17:00
Referee: Anastasia Pustovoitova (Russia)
5 October 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off SFNetherlands 2–0 DenmarkRat Verlegh Stadion, Breda
20:00 Report Attendance: 19000
Referee: Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine)
9 October 2018 2019 FIFA World Cup qualifier – Play-off SFDenmark 1–2 NetherlandsViborg Stadium, Viborg
18:00 Nadim Goal 5' (P) Report Beerensteyn Goal 7, 90+2' Referee: Sara Persson (Sweden)
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