The Faroe Islands women's national football team represents the Faroe Islands in women's association football and is controlled by the Faroe Islands Football Association (FSF), the governing body of all football in the Faroe Islands. The FSF became a member of International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in 1988 and Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) in 1990. By population it remains the fourth smallest member of UEFA, which encompasses the countries of Europe. The women's team played their first FIFA-sanctioned international match in 1995 and have never advanced to the finals of the FIFA Women's World Cup or UEFA Women's Championship. They took part in the Island Games in 2001, 2003 and 2005 and won all three tournaments, as well as appearing at the 2010 edition of the Algarve Cup. In the Faroe Islands the team is known as the Kvinnulandsliðið.
(Women's National Team)
Football Association (FSF)
|Head coach||Pætur S. Clementsen|
|Captain||Rannvá B. Andreasen|
|Most caps||Rannvá B. Andreasen (52)|
|Top scorer||Rannvá B. Andreasen (26)|
|Current||85 2 (12 July 2019)|
|Highest||60 (June 2009)|
|Lowest||88 (July–September 2015)|
Faroe Islands 0–2 Ireland
(Toftir, Faroe Islands; 24 September 1995)
Iceland 6–0 Faroe Islands
(Kópavogur, Iceland; 25 June 1986)
Faroe Islands 8–0 Andorra
(Ħamrun, Malta; 6 April 2015)
Faroe Islands 16–0 Jersey
(Douglas, Isle of Man; 12 July 2001)
| Germany 11–0 Faroe Islands |
(Aspach, Germany; 24 October 2017)
The FSF was founded on 13 January 1979 and a women's national league began play in 1985. The first Faroese women's national team games took place in June 1986, with two defeats to Iceland. The matches, a 6–0 defeat at Kópavogsvöllur and a 2–0 defeat at Akranesvöllur, predate the Faroe Islands' membership of FIFA and UEFA but are listed as full internationals at both FIFA.com and the official website of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ).
The Faroe Islands joined FIFA on 2 July 1988 and the male national team played its first official match—a 1–0 defeat against Iceland—on 24 August 1988. Membership of UEFA followed on 18 April 1990 and the Faroe Islands' male team entered its first major international competition later that year: the qualifying rounds for the 1992 UEFA European Football Championship.
A women's team was formed to take part in the 1997 UEFA Women's Championship qualification tournament, which began in September 1995. Páll Guðlaugsson was appointed as coach. The Faroe Islands were competing at class B, in a regionalised group alongside Belgium, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The group winners would not qualify for the final tournament but would play-off against a last placed team from A class for promotion to the higher grade.
The Faroe Islands staged all their home games at the national stadium of the time, Svangaskarð in Toftir. On 24 September 1995 they lost their first ever home match 2–0 to Ireland. The following month, another 2–0 defeat, to Belgium in Brussels, preceded a 7–1 loss in Scotland where Sólvá Joensen scored the team's first ever goal. Two days later, on 25 October 1995, the Faroe Islands beat Wales 1–0 at Farrar Road in Bangor to record their first ever victory. Helga Ellingsgaard scored the decisive goal on 35 minutes, while opposition coach Sue Lopez lamented her team's failure to convert any of their 20 shots at goal.
The next match was a 3–1 defeat in Dublin, Ireland's third goal coming in the last minute. In 1996 the Faroe Islands finished their campaign with three home games, but lost them all. The first, on 18 May 1996, was a 9–0 defeat to group winners Belgium which remains the Faroe Islands' joint record defeat. Scotland and Wales departed Toftir with 3–0 and 1–0 victories, respectively, as the Faroe Islands finished bottom of the group with three points, having scored three goals and conceded 27.
The FSF scrapped their women's national team after the tournament, as they were unwilling to fund travel to away fixtures. They did enter competitions at youth level, which were not played on a home and away basis but were mini-tournaments staged in a single location to keep costs down.
When the senior women's national team was relaunched in 2004 after an eight-year hiatus, their first match was a 2–1 friendly defeat to Ireland. Irish coach Noel King named an experimental team which lacked his leading players from Arsenal Ladies. The game was staged in Klaksvík on 12 October 2004, the day before the nations' senior men's teams met at Lansdowne Road, Dublin.
In the next match, a return friendly with Ireland at the Oscar Traynor Centre in Dublin, Rannvá B. Andreasen put the Faroe Islands ahead after six minutes. Ireland hit back to win 2–1.
The Faroe Islands' first matches back in UEFA competition came in November 2006, at the UEFA Women's Euro 2009 qualifying series. At a preliminary round mini-tournament held in Strumica, Macedonia, Malena Josephsen's injury time goal in the first match was not enough to avert a 2–1 defeat to Wales. The team was eliminated after another defeat, 1–0 to Kazakhstan. In the final match the Faroe Islands beat hosts Macedonia 7–0 at Stadion Kukuš to record an all-time record win.
|World Cup Finals|
|1991||Did not enter|
|2015||Did not qualify|
|1||Faroe Islands (H)||3||3||0||0||9||3||+6||9||Qualifying group stage||—||2–1||—||5–1|
Caps and goals updated as of 24 November 2017.
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|GK||Monika Biskopstø||29 December 1994||3||0||AaB|
|GK||Jóna Nicolajsen||16 May 1986||4||0||B36 Tórshavn|
|DF||Birita Nielsen||7 September 1999||5||1||B68 Toftir|
|DF||Arnborg Lervig||20 October 1997||2||0||ÍF/Víkingur|
|DF||Katrina Akursmørk||21 October 1996||2||0||KÍ Klaksvík|
|DF||Rebekka Danielsen||10 March 2000||0||0||Forus og Gausel|
|DF||Guðrið Poulsen||8 May 1997||0||0||EB/Streymur/Skála|
|MF||Birna Tummasardóttir Mikkelsen||4 January 1994||12||0||EB/Streymur/Skála|
|MF||Lív Arge||20 March 1997||22||2||FC Nordsjælland|
|MF||Anna Sofía Sevdal||20 December 1993||33||0||EB/Streymur/Skála|
|MF||Eyðvør Klakstein||5 September 1995||26||4||Mislata|
|MF||Olga Kristina Hansen||28 February 1990||47||5||Ballerup-Skovlunde Fodbold|
|MF||Ásla Johannesen||9 May 1996||14||1||FC Nordsjælland|
|MF||Evy á Lakjuni||12 August 1999||0||0||KÍ Klaksvík|
|MF||Jacoba Langgaard||24 September 1988||5||1||ÍF/Víkingur|
|FW||Margunn Lindholm||16 April 1996||9||0||EB/Streymur/Skála|
|FW||Milja Simonsen||11 January 1997||18||4||HB Tórshavn|
|FW||Rannvá Andreasen||10 November 1980||52||26||KÍ Klasvík|
|FW||Heidi Sevdal||6 March 1989||45||19||HB Tórshavn|
|FW||Hanna Højgaard||7 April 1989||1||0||ÍF/Víkingur|
Players in bold are still active.
On 28 November 2012 two of the players of the Faroe Islands women's national team set a world record. For the first time ever a parent and child played together in a football match for their country. Bára Skaale Klakkstein has played for many years now on the national team, Eyðvør has played for the U17 and U19 national teams, but on 28 November 2012 both mother and daughter played together in a friendly match against Luxembourg. The Faroe Islands won 6–0. Eyðvør was born on 5 September 1995 and was 17 years old when playing this match which was her first for the national team. The mother, Bára Skaale Klakkstein, was born on 24 March 1973 and was 39 years old, when she played the match against Luxembourg. Mother and daughter have played together on the KÍ women's best team since 2010.
Aleksandar Đorđević (Serbian Cyrillic: Александар Ђорђевић, pronounced [aleksǎːndar dʑǒːrdʑeʋitɕ]; also transliterated Aleksandar Djordjević; born 14 July 1968) is a football coach and former player.In August 2013 Đorđević was appointed to the coaching staff of the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Anna Sofía Sevdal
Anna Sofía Sevdal Jakobsen (born 20 December 1993), known as Ansy Sevdal, is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for EB/Streymur/Skála and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Arnborg Lervig
Arnborg Lervig (born 20 October 1997) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for ÍF/Víkingur/B68 and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Birita Nielsen
Birita Nielsen (born 7 September 1999) is a Faroese football defender who currently plays for ÍF/Víkingur/B68 and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Birna Tummasardóttir Mikkelsen
Birna Tummasardóttir Mikkelsen (born 4 January 1994) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for EB/Streymur/Skála and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Evy á Lakjuni
Evy á Lakjuni (born 12 August 1999) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for KÍ and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Faroe Islands women's national under-17 football team
Faroe Islands women's national under-17 football team represents Faroe Islands in international youth football competitions.Heidi Sevdal
Heidi Sevdal (born 6 March 1989) is a Faroese football forward who currently plays for HB, after representing various other teams in the Faroese 1. deild kvinnur. Since 2006, she has represented the Faroe Islands women's national football team at senior international level.Jacoba Langgaard
Jacoba Langgaard (born 24 September 1988) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for ÍF/Víkingur/B68 and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Jón Pauli Olsen
Jón Pauli Olsen (born 17 August 1968) is the current manager for the Faroe Islands women's national football team. He is also manager for the Faroe Islands Women's U17 national team. Olsen is also a former football player, he mostly played as a forward, but sometimes he played as a midfielder and sometimes as a defender. He is married to Sirið Stenberg, who is member of the Faroese parliament (Løgting).Jóna Nicolajsen
Jóna Nicolajsen (born 16 May 1986) is a Faroese football goalkeeper. She plays for B36 Tórshavn and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Katrina Akursmørk
Katrina Akursmørk (born 21 October 1996) is a Faroese football defender who plays for KÍ and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Malena Josephsen
Malena Josephsen (born 3 January 1977) is a Faroese football midfielder who captains KÍ Klaksvík of the Faroese 1. deild kvinnur. From 2004 until 2015, she represented the Faroe Islands women's national football team at senior international level.Monika Biskopstø
Monika Biskopstø (born 29 December 1994) is a Faroese football goalkeeper who plays for AaB and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Olga Kristina Hansen
Olga Kristina Hansen (born 28 February 1990) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for B36 Torshavn and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Randi Wardum
Randi Skylvsdóttir Wardum (born 22 November 1986) is a Faroese former football goalkeeper who last played for KÍ Klaksvík in the Faroese 1. deild kvinnur. From 2004 to 2014 she represented the Faroe Islands women's national football team at senior international level. In addition to football, Wardum played handball for Kyndil.Rannvá Andreasen
Rannvá Biskopstø Andreasen (born 10 November 1980) is a Faroese football forward for KÍ Klaksvík of the Faroese 1. deild kvinnur. Since 2004, she has represented the Faroe Islands women's national football team at senior international level. She is the national team's all-time record goalscorer, inclusive of both male and female players.Rebekka Danielsen
Rebekka Eschen Danielsen (born 10 March 2000) is a Faroese football defender who currently plays for Hinna and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.Ásla Johannesen
Ásla Johannesen (born 9 May 1996) is a Faroese football midfielder who currently plays for FC Nordsjælland and the Faroe Islands women's national football team.