Israel women's national football team

The Israel women's national football team (Hebrew: נבחרת ישראל בכדורגל לנשים‎) represents Israel in international women's football. The Israel women's national football team was established in 1997. Women's Football in Israel was developed as an upside down pyramid by first opening the national team and then after 2 years opening the first women's football league in Israel. Women's Football in Israel is struggling to develop because it is lacking investment.

Israel
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationIsrael Football Association
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMeir Nachmias
CaptainAdva Twil
Most capsKarin Sendel (50)
Top scorerSilvi Jan (30)
Home stadiumRamat Gan Stadium
FIFA codeISR
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 64 Decrease 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest53 (March 2017)
Lowest72 (August 2003)
First international
 Netherlands 12–0 Israel 
(Zaandam, Netherlands; 27 August 1977)
(Unofficial)  Israel 0–7 Romania 
(Bat Yam, Israel; 2 November 1997)
Biggest win
 Israel 12–1 Estonia 
(Herzliya, Israel; 9 October 2004)
Biggest defeat
 Israel 0–13 Poland 
(Ramat Gan, Israel; 24 February 1998)

History

Women's football in Israel first appeared in 1970, with several clubs being formed in the following years. However, these clubs folded, except for the M.I.L.N (Moa'don Israeli LeKaduregel Nashim (Hebrew: מועדון ישראלי לכדורגל נשים‎, lit. Israeli Club for Women's Football)), which continued touring and playing exhibition matches in Israel and abroad.[2] During this period a team representing Israel played a match against Netherlands, losing 0–12.[3]

In 1997, following FIFA orders, the IFA established a women's national team ahead of the 1999 FIFA women's World Cup. Rony Schneider was appointed as team manager and supervised a series of trials, which resulted in a 26 women squad, which played its first official match against Romania on 2 November 1997.[4]

As of April 2015, the national team played 95 matches (31 wins, 7 draws, 57 loses), scoring 111 goals. The team is yet to make an appearance in either the World Cup or the Women's Euro.

Ranking history

Year End rank Best rank Worst rank
2003 70 70 72
2004 71 69 71
2005 67 67 71
2006 63 63 68
2007 63 61 64
2008 60 60 63
2009 57 56 57
2010 61 58 61
2011 65 60 65
2012 62 60 63
2013 55 55 61
2014 55 55 62
2015 59 57 59
2016 55 55 56
2017 62 53 62
2018 64 64
2019 63 63

Source: [5]

Competition history

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 1 - 7 6 31
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 4 1 3 12 14
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 4 1 1 11 6
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 2 - 6 4 20
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 10 4 - 6 9 27
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - 40 15 2 23 42 98
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
  1. ^ Israel were awarded a 3–0 win. The match originally ended 2–0 to Israel.
  1. ^ Israel were awarded a 3–0 win. The match originally ended 2–0 to Israel.[20]

European Championship

UEFA Women's Championship FIFA World Cup Qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Denmark 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Norway 1997 Did Not Enter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Germany 2001 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 2 0 6 5 26
England 2005 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 3 2 1 20 6
Finland 2009 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 11 3 1 7 12 35
Sweden 2013 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 8 0 0 8 1 36
Netherlands 2017 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - - 6 0 2 4 2 9
Total - - - - - - - - 39 8 5 26 40 112
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad

As of 8 September 2016[27]
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
GK Hanit Schwartz 23 October 1987 (age 31) 15 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
GK Mairav Shamir 18 January 1988 (age 31) 32 0 Germany MSV Duisburg
DF Maya Barqui 22 September 1985 (age 33) 45 0 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
DF Shani David 7 June 1991 (age 28) 8 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
DF Moran Fridman 30 January 1990 (age 29) 38 2 Unattached
DF Shahar Nakav 12 April 1997 (age 22) 7 0 Unattached
DF Shai Pearl 1 March 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
DF Michal Ravitz 21 August 1986 (age 32) 44 0 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
DF Shay Sade 16 April 1990 (age 29) 32 1 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
DF Daniel Sofer 14 January 1988 (age 31) 23 3 Israel Maccabi Kishronot Hadera
MF Lee Falkon 7 May 1992 (age 27) 32 5 Australia Western Sydney Wanderers
MF Shir Levo 25 June 1988 (age 31) 7 0 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat
MF Alina Metkalov 17 March 1998 (age 21) 2 0 Unattached
MF Diana Redman 2 July 1984 (age 35) 24 0 Spain Santa Teresa CD
MF Karin Sendel 26 October 1988 (age 30) 50 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
MF Arava Shahaf 28 April 1990 (age 29) 17 1 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
MF Opal Sofer 20 May 1996 (age 23) 1 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
MF Adva Twil 26 June 1985 (age 34) 37 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon
FW Eden Avital 25 March 1997 (age 22) 6 0 Israel ASA Tel Aviv
FW Mor Efraim 18 January 1988 (age 31) 3 0 Israel F.C. Kiryat Gat
FW Roni Shimrich 15 August 1993 (age 25) 7 0 Israel F.C. Ramat HaSharon

Coaches

  • Rony Schneider (1997–2004)
  • Alon Schreier (2004–2008)
  • Mair Nachmias (current)

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  2. ^ MILN 1970–1991, IFA ‹See Tfd›(in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Vriendschappelijk 1973–82, oefeninterland, seizoen 1977/'78 Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine onsoranje.nl ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch)
  4. ^ A New Era in Football in the Country – Women's Football Rony Schneider, 19 July 1998, IFA ‹See Tfd›(in Hebrew)
  5. ^ FIFA.com. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking - Associations - Israel - Women's - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  6. ^ "European Qualifying for Women's World Cup 1999". rsssf.com.
  7. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup™ archive - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  8. ^ "European Qualifying for Women's World Cup 2003". www.rsssf.com.
  9. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup USA 2003 - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  10. ^ FIFA.com. "FIFA Women's World Cup™ archive - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  11. ^ "Belgium v Finland".
  12. ^ "Republic of Ireland v Scotland".
  13. ^ FIFA.com. "Live Scores - Wales - Women's - Matches - FIFA.com". FIFA.com.
  14. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup 2011 - Northern Ireland-Estonia – UEFA.com". www.uefa.com.
  15. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup - Standings – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  16. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup - Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com.
  17. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup - Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com.
  18. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup - Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com.
  19. ^ uefa.com. "Women's World Cup - Matches – UEFA.com". Uefa.com.
  20. ^ Malta v Israel match report, UEFA.com, 7 May 2014.
  21. ^ "European Women Championship 2001". rsssf.com.
  22. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Women's EURO 2001 - History - All matches – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  23. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Women's EURO 2005 - History - All matches – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  24. ^ "European Women Championship 2005". rsssf.com.
  25. ^ uefa.com. "Women's EURO - Standings – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  26. ^ uefa.com. "UEFA Women's EURO 2017 - History  - Standings – UEFA.com". UEFA.com.
  27. ^ a b Women's National Football Team – Squad IFA ‹See Tfd›(in Hebrew)

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