Northern Ireland women's national football team
|Nickname(s)||Green and White Army|
|Association||Irish Football Association|
|Head coach||Kenny Shiels|
|Most caps||Julie Nelson (115)|
|Current||48 (25 June 2021)|
|Highest||48 (April 2021)|
|Lowest||83 (December 2004)|
| Republic of Ireland 4–1 Northern Ireland |
(Dublin, Republic of Ireland; 30 June 1973)
| Northern Ireland 8–0 Taiwan |
(Umag, Croatia; 3 March 2017)
| Scotland 11–1 Northern Ireland |
(Clydebank, Scotland, 23 November 1974)
|Appearances||1 (first in 2022)|
The Northern Ireland women's national football team represents Northern Ireland in international women's football. Although most national football teams represent a sovereign state, as a member of the United Kingdom's Home Nations, Northern Ireland is permitted by FIFA statutes to maintain its own national side that competes in all major tournaments, with the exception of the Women's Olympic Football Tournament. The team have yet to compete in a major tournament but have qualified for the European Championships in England in 2022.
The Northern Ireland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Green and White Army".
Results and fixtures
- The following is a list of matches in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Win Draw Lose Fixture
|27 October UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying||Belarus||0–1||Northern Ireland||Dinamo Stadium, Minsk|
|18:00 19:00 (FET)||Report||
||Referee: Zulema González González (Spain)|
|27 November UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying||Northern Ireland||3–2||Belarus||Seaview, Belfast|
||Referee: Silvia Domingos (Portugal)|
|1 December UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying||Northern Ireland||5–1||Faroe Islands||Seaview, Belfast|
||Referee: Hristiyana Guteva (Bulgaria)|
|23 February Friendly||England||6–0||Northern Ireland||Burton upon Trent, England|
|12:30||Report||Stadium: St George's Park|
|9 April UEFA Women's Euro Play-Offs||Ukraine||1–2||Northern Ireland||Kovalivka, Ukraine|
||Report||Stadium: Kolos Stadium|
Referee: Riem Hussein (Germany)
|13 April UEFA Women's Euro Play-Offs||Northern Ireland||2–0||Ukraine||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)
|10 June Friendly||Northern Ireland||0–1||Scotland||Belfast, Northern Ireland|
- Caps and goals may be incorrect.
- The following players were called up to the national squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying play-offs against Ukraine on 9 and 13 April 2021.
- Caps and goal correct as of 23 February 2021, before the match against England.
- The following players have been named to a squad in the past 12 months.
- This list may be incomplete.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Maddy Harvey-Clifford||8 May 2002||0||0||Crusaders Strikers||v. England on 23 February 2021|
|GK||Lauren Perry||5 April 2001||6||0||Forfar Farmington||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
|DF||Ella Haughey||15 July 2004||0||0||Lisburn Rangers||v. England on 23 February 2021|
|DF||Abbie Magee||15 November 2000||2||0||Linfield||v. England on 23 February 2021|
|DF||Rachel Newborough||19 November 1996||18||0||Charlton Athletic||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
|DF||Demi Vance||2 May 1991||53||1||Rangers||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
|MF||Caragh Milligan||18 October 1996||15||2||Glentoran||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
|FW||Casey Howe||2 September 2002||2||0||Linfield||v. England on 23 February 2021|
|FW||Lauren Wade||22 November 1993||21||2||Glentoran||v. England on 23 February 2021|
|FW||Joely Andrews||30 April 2002||1||0||Glentoran||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
|FW||Caitlin McGuinness||30 August 2002||5||0||Sion Swifts||v. Faroe Islands on 18 September 2020|
Northern Ireland's Simone Magill holds the world record for the fastest international goal in women's football. Previously, US forward Alex Morgan had held the record at twelve seconds. Magill achieved an eleven-second goal against Georgia at the start of a European Qualifying match on 3 June 2016, after chasing down the ball and then receiving a cross from a teammate. The Irish Football Association awarded her with a special trophy. The goal also marks the fastest ever international goal by any national Northern Irish team – male or female.
FIFA Women's World Cup
|FIFA Women's World Cup record|
|1991||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1999||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2003||Did Not Enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2007||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2011||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2015||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2019||Did Not Qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2023||To Be Determined||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- *Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.
UEFA Women's Championship
|UEFA Women's Championship record|
|1984||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1987||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1989||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1991||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1993||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1995||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1997||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2001||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2005||Did not enter||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2009||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2013||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2017||Did not qualify||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 25 June 2021. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
- "Northern Ireland senior women's squad for Euro play-off matches revealed". Irish Football Association. 1 April 2021.
- Fullerton, Gareth (7 October 2017). "Northern Ireland striker recognised for scoring fastest goal ever!". belfastlive. Retrieved 25 May 2019.