Slovenia women's national football team

The Slovenia women's national football team (Slovene: Slovenska ženska nogometna reprezentanca) represents Slovenia in international women's football competition and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. They played their first match in 1993 after the split of Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in 1991. Before that, Slovenian players played for the Yugoslav national team.

Slovenia
Shirt badge/Association crest
AssociationFootball Association of Slovenia
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachBorut Jarc
CaptainMateja Zver
FIFA codeSVN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 51 Increase 1 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest51 (December 2008)
Lowest75 (December 2004)
First international
 Slovenia 0–10 England 
(Ljubljana, Slovenia; 25 September 1993)
Biggest win
 North Macedonia 0–9  Slovenia
(Skopje, Macedonia; 3 June 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 17–0 Slovenia Slovenia
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)

History

Slovenia made its official debut on 25 September 1993 against England in the qualifying for the 1995 European Championship. They lost all six qualifiers with a 0–60 goal average, including a record 17–0 loss against Spain. After this Slovenia didn't take part in official competitions for more than a decade.

They returned in 2005 for the 2007 World Cup qualification, where they didn't have options to qualify since back then a two-division format with promotions and relegations was held and they started in the lower category. For the 2009 European Championship the two divisions were merged into one, and Slovenia made it to the play-offs as one of the four best 3rd-ranked teams, their biggest success to date. There they were knocked out by Ukraine by a 0–5 aggregate.

In the 2011 World Cup and 2013 European Championship qualifiers Slovenia ended fourth out of five teams, with 6 and 4 points respectively.

World Cup record

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Part of  Yugoslavia
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
France 2019 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/8 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players

Current squad

20 players called up for the Istria Cup from 2–7 March[2][3]

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Eva Vamberger 10 February 1995 (age 24) 2 0 Spain Fundación Albacete
12 GK Sonja Čevnik 12 December 1990 (age 28) 13 0 Slovenia ŽNK Radomlje

5 DF Evelina Kos 21 October 1996 (age 22) 6 1 Slovenia ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
6 DF Anisa Rola 24 May 1994 (age 25) 24 0 Slovenia ŽNK Maribor
7 DF Kristina Erman 28 June 1993 (age 26) 25 1 Netherlands PSV
9 DF Manja Benak 7 February 1989 (age 30) 26 0 Slovenia ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
16 DF Kaja Eržen 21 August 1994 (age 24) 28 3 Italy U.P.C. Tavagnacco

19 MF Katja Nežmah 25 November 1992 (age 26) 6 0 Austria LUV Graz
13 MF Lara Ivanuša 9 January 1997 (age 22) 8 2 Scotland Glasgow City F.C.
2 MF Manja Rogan 22 October 1995 (age 23) 11 1 Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje
3 MF Maruša Sevšek 12 February 1995 (age 24) 7 0 Italy U.P.C. Tavagnacco
4 MF Lucija Kos 18 April 1995 (age 24) 6 0 Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje
8 MF Mateja Zver (Captain) 15 March 1988 (age 31) 36 10 Austria FSK St. Pölten-Spratzern
10 MF Dominika Čonč 1 January 1993 (age 26) 20 0 Spain Málaga
11 MF Lara Prašnikar 8 August 1998 (age 20) 16 8 Slovenia ŽNK Rudar Škale
15 MF Barbara Kralj 5 January 1994 (age 25) 21 3 Slovenia ŽNK Radomlje
17 MF Urška Žganec 3 June 1991 (age 28) 29 1 Slovenia ŽNK Olimpija Ljubljana
18 MF Tjaša Tibaut 9 February 1989 (age 30) 33 6 Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje

20 FW Larissa Šoronda 15 October 1995 (age 23) 1 0 Slovenia ŽNK Rudar Škale
14 FW Špela Kolbl 13 March 1998 (age 21) 14 0 Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje

Recent call-ups

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Lucija Mori 31 January 1988 (age 31) Slovenia ŽNK Olimpija v. Iceland; 26 October 2015

DF Špela Rozmarič 13 January 1998 (age 21) Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje v. Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Ines Špelič 27 January 1989 (age 30) Slovenia ŽNK Olimpija v. Serbia; 27 August 2015
DF Kaja Jerina 11 September 1992 (age 26) Slovenia ŽNK Jevnica v. Hungary; 11 June 2015
DF Tina Marolt 2 March 1996 (age 23) United States Louisville Cardinals v. Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014

MF Nina Predanič 28 May 1997 (age 22) Slovenia ŽNK Radomlje v. Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Zala Gomboc 11 December 1995 (age 23) Slovenia ŽNK Rudar Škale v. Iceland; 26 October 2015
MF Pamela Begić 12 October 1994 (age 24) United States Florida Gators v. Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Petra Pasar 28 January 1985 (age 34) Slovenia ŽNK Ankaran Hrvatini v. Scotland; 22 September 2015
MF Anja Prša 9 June 1994 (age 25) Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje v. Serbia; 27 August 2015
MF Živa Hanžič Slovenia ŽNK Maribor v. Hungary; 11 June 2015
MF Vanja Šiljak 20 February 1995 (age 24) Slovenia Velesovo v. Slovakia; 17 September 2014
MF Sara Ketiš 16 September 1996 (age 22) United States Tennessee–Martin Skyhawks v. Republic of Ireland; 20 August 2014
MF Anja Milenkovič 23 June 1982 (age 37) Austria LUV Graz v. Russia; 14 June 2014

FW Andreja Nikl 5 November 1985 (age 33) Slovenia ŽNK Pomurje v. Serbia; 27 August 2015
FW Lucija Grad 22 October 1983 (age 35) Austria Carinthians Soccer Women v. Slovakia; 17 September 2014
FW Martina Potrč 6 November 1991 (age 27) Austria LUV Graz v. Russia; 14 June 2014

Notes:

  • Position legend: GK=goalkeeper; DF=Defender; MF=Midfielder; FW=Forward.

Results

Official competitions

Competition Stage Opponent Result Scorers
1995 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  England
 Belgium
 Spain
0–10 0–10
0–7 0–8
0–17 0–8
2007 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
Regular stage
(Class B)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Malta
2–0 6–1
5–3 3–0
4–1 3–1
Nikl 3, Milenkovič 2, Vais 2, Petrovič
Vais 5, Milenkovič, Nikl, Zver
Maleševič 2, Nikl 2, Vais 2, Grad
2009 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  Serbia
 France
 Iceland
 Greece
0–5 3–0
0–6 0–2
2–1 0–5
3–1 6–4
Zver 3
0
Benak, Milenkovič
Zver 4, Milkovič 2, Benak, Maleševič, Petrovič
Play-offs  Ukraine 0–3 0–2
2011 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage  Italy
 Finland
 Armenia
 Portugal
0–8 0–6
0–3 1–4
5–1 1–0
0–4 0–1
0
Zver
Milenkovič 2, Zver 2, Tibaut, Vrabel
0
2013 UEFA Euro
qualification
First stage  England
 Serbia
 Croatia
 Netherlands
0–4 0–4
1–2 0–3
3–3 1–0
0–2 1–3
0
o.g.
Eržen, Vrabel, Žganec
Zver
2015 FIFA World Cup
UEFA qualification
First stage  Slovakia
 Germany
 Republic of Ireland
 Russia
3–1
0–13 0–4
0–3
1–4
Nikl, Zver, + 1 o.g.
0
0
Jerina

See also

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.nzs.si/novice/2016-03-01-Zenska-reprezentanca-na-turnir-v-Umag
  3. ^ http://www.ussoccer.com/stories/2016/03/02/18/13/160302-u23wnt-defeats-slovenia-wnt-at-istria-cup-in-croatia

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