UEFA Women's Euro 2005
The 2005 UEFA Women's Championship, also referred to as UEFA Women's Euro 2005, was a football tournament for women held from 5 June to 19 June 2005 in Lancashire, England and Cheshire, England. The UEFA Women's Championship is a regular tournament involving European national teams from countries affiliated to UEFA, the European governing body, who have qualified for the competition. The competition aims to determine which national women's team is the best in Europe.
|Venue(s)||5 (in 5 host cities)|
|Champions||Germany (6th title)|
|Goals scored||50 (3.33 per match)|
|Attendance||118,403 (7,894 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Inka Grings (4 goals)|
|Best player(s)||Anne Mäkinen|
Germany won the competition for the fourth consecutive tournament, and the sixth time overall (including one win in the predecessor tournament, the European Competition for Representative Women's Teams). Their championship win was the last for coach Tina Theune-Meyer, who months earlier had announced her retirement effective at the end of the tournament. In her nine years in charge of Germany, they won three European titles, two bronze medals in the Olympics, and the 2003 World Cup.