Portugal women's national football team

women's national association football team representing Portugal

The Portugal women's national football team plays football for Portugal in international competitions for women. The team is managed by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and takes part in tournaments like the FIFA Women's World Cup, UEFA Women's Euro, the Summer Olympics, and the Algarve Cup. In the past, the Portuguese women's team was not very good compared to other teams in Western Europe. But in recent years, they have improved a lot. They even got to play in the UEFA Women's Euro in 2017. In 2023, they qualified for the World Cup for the first time. They were in a tough group with the United States, the Netherlands, and Vietnam. They played well and even won a match against Vietnam, which was a big moment for them. But in the end, they didn't make it to the next round because they drew their last match against the United States. So, they finished 3rd in their group, but it was still a good achievement for them.

Portugal women's national football team
Nickname(s)A Selecção das Quinas[1]
As Navegadoras
AssociationPortuguese Football Federation (FPF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachFrancisco Neto
CaptainDolores Silva
Most capsAna Borges (157)
Top scorerEdite Fernandes (39)
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 32 Increase 1 (7 December 2018)[2]
Highest19 (August 2023)
Lowest47 (March 2007; October 2007 – March 2008)
First international
 France 0–0 Portugal 
(Le Mans, France; 24 October 1981)
Biggest win
 Armenia 0–8 Portugal 
(Yerevan, Armenia; 17 September 2011)
 Portugal 8–0 Moldova 
(Setúbal, Portugal; 24 November 2017)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 13–0 Portugal 
(Reutlingen, Germany; 15 November 2003)
World Cup
Appearances1 (first in 2023)
Best resultGroup stage (2023)
European Championship
Appearances2 (first in 2017)
Best resultGroup stage (2017, 2022)


  1. Selecção das Quinas refers to the five shields ("Team of the Escutcheons") or the five dots inside them ("Team of the Bezants") in the Portuguese flag, used until the 70s as the shirt badge. Refer to Flag of Portugal for symbolism associated with these bezants.
  2. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.