Denmark women's national football team

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Denmark
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)De rød-hvide
(The Red and White)
AssociationDansk Boldspil-Union (DBU)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachAndrée Jeglertz
CaptainPernille Harder
Most capsKatrine Pedersen (210)[1]
Top scorerPernille Harder (71)[2]
Home stadiumEnergi Viborg Arena
FIFA codeDEN
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 Decrease 1 (7 December 2018)[3]
Highest6 (March – June 2007; March – June 2009)
Lowest20 (June – August 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
Appearances5 (first in 1991)
Best resultQuarter-finals (1991, 1995)
European Championship
Appearances10 (first in 1984)
Best resultRunners-up (2017)

The Denmark women's national football team plays football for Denmark and Greenland. They are in charge of the Danish Football Association (DBU). They take part in different football competitions like the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup. Denmark has been to the FIFA Women's World Cup four times and the UEFA Women's Championship nine times. They made it to the final of the UEFA Women's Euro in 2017.

During the UEFA Women's Euro in 2017, Denmark was in a group with the Netherlands, Norway, and Belgium. They won against Belgium and Norway by a score of 1-0 each, but they lost to the Netherlands with a score of 1-0. Even though they didn't finish first in their group, they still got to the quarter-finals where they played against Germany. Surprisingly, Denmark won against the team that had been the champions of Europe for 22 years with a score of 2-1.[4] After that, they reached the semi-finals. In the semi-finals, they played against Austria, and the match ended with no goals, so they had to decide the winner with a penalty shootout, which Denmark won 3-0.[5] This was the first time they reached the final. In the final match, they played against the Netherlands in Enschede, in front of a crowd of 28,182 people. However, the Danish team lost 4-2 to the Netherlands, who won their first UEFA Euro title.[6]

In March 2007, Denmark was ranked sixth in the FIFA Women's World Rankings, which was their highest ranking ever. Their lowest ranking was 20th place in June 2016.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Denmark – Caps". Archived from the original on 2017-09-12. Retrieved 2023-09-09.
  2. Denmark – Goals
  3. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. "Women's Euro 2017 highlights: Denmark stun holders Germany to reach semis". BBC Sport. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  5. "Women's Euro 2017 semi-final: Denmark defeat Austria on penalties". BBC Sport. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.
  6. "Dutch delight: how the Netherlands won Women's EURO". UEFA.com. Union of European Football Associations. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2022.