Spain women's national football team

women's national association football team representing Spain

Spain women's national football team (Spanish: Selección Española de Fútbol Femenina) has been representing Spain in women's football competitions since 1980. It's managed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, which is in charge of football in Spain.

Nickname(s)La Roja (The Red One)[1]
AssociationReal Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachMontserrat Tomé Vázquez[2]
CaptainIvana Andrés
Most capsAlexia Putellas (108)
Top scorerJennifer Hermoso (51)
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 12 Steady (7 December 2018)[3]
Highest6 (October 2022; June 2023)
Lowest21 (June – August 2004; March 2008)
First international
 Spain 3–3 Portugal 
(Murcia, Spain; 21 February 1971)
 Spain 0–1 Portugal 
(A Guarda, Spain; 5 February 1983)
Biggest win
 Spain 17–0 Slovenia 
(Palamós, Spain; 20 March 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Spain 0–8 Sweden 
(Gandia, Spain; 2 June 1996)
World Cup
Appearances3 (first in 2015)
Best resultFinals (2023)
European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 1997)
Best resultSemi-finals (1997)
Nations League Finals
Appearances1 (first in 2024)
Best resultDebut

Spain's women's team has qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup twice and for the UEFA Women's Championship three times. They got to the semifinals in 1997. While they haven't achieved as much at the senior level, their youth teams have done really well, especially in 2018. They won two important titles (U-17 and U-19) and made it to the finals in the U-17 and U-20 World Cups, actually winning the U-17 World Cup.

In 2020, Spain climbed up the FIFA international rankings and became one of the top 10 teams in the world. Their players also won several awards from UEFA in 2020. These awards included best goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, forward, and overall best player. Interestingly, this was the first time players from one country won all these categories.

Honours change

Major competitions change

FIFA Women's World Cup


Minor Titles change

Individual awards change

Other awards change

References change

  1. "Spain's women add to La Roja euphoria". FIFA. Retrieved 7 December 2012.[dead link]
  2. "Montse Tomé, nueva entrenadora de la selección femenina". El País (in Spanish). 5 September 2023.
  3. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 7 December 2018. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  4. "Grand Hotel Varna Tournament official awards". RSSSF. Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  5. "La Selección española Absoluta femenina, distinguida en los Premios Nacionales del Deporte 2014" [The Spanish women's national team honored at the 2014 National Sports Awards]. RFEF (in Spanish). 10 July 2015. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2019.