FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™

7 June - 7 July

FIFA Women’s World Cup

The France 2019 squads in stats

Mary Fowler of Australia
© imago
  • Which of the 552 players boast the best goals-per-games ratio?
  • Who are the tallest and shortest players?
  • A 16-year-old and a mass-represented club feature
282

caps is what Canada forward Christine Sinclair boasted when the squads were officially announced on 27 May – more than the cumulative total of all 23 Jamaica players. The USA squad owned an unparalleled 1,893 caps and included eight centurions, namely Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Becky Sauerbrunn, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Kelley O'Hara, Christen Press and Ali Krieger.

150

of the players selected for France 2019 weren’t even born when Formiga made her FIFA Women’s World Cupdebut in 1995. If she makes an appearance, the 41-year-old Brazil midfielder will surpass Christie Rampone, who was 40 years and 11 days when she represented USA against Japan in the 2015 Final, and become the oldest player in the competition’s history and the first to play in seven editions.

148

centimetres – or 4ft 10ins – makes Javiera Grez the only player at France 2019 under five feet tall. The 18-year-old Chile forward is 39 centimetres smaller than France defender Wendie Renard, who is the competition’s tallest player by five centimetres.

100

per cent of USA’s players are from NWSL clubs – the only country to have its entire squad based in its homeland. Twenty-two of China PR and Italy’s 23 players are based in their homelands. A high of 73 France 2019 players are from clubs in the USA. Spain homes the next-most on 52.

26

years and six months is the average of the 552 France 2019 players – the oldest in the tournament’s history by 11 months.

16

years is the gap between Argentina midfielder Mariela Coronel going to Women’s World Cups. If she plays in France, the 37-year-old will become the second player to have had 16 years between Women’s World Cup or World Cup appearances behind former Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon.

16

years and 115 days will be Mary Fowler’s age when Australia kick off their campaign against Italy. The Matildas prodigy will be come the fifth-youngest player in Women’s World Cup history if she appears at any point during the tournament behind Nigerian Ifeanyi Chiejine (16 years & 34 days in 1999), Mexican Monica Vergara (16 & 53 in 1999), New Zealander Annalie Longo (16 & 76 in 2007) and Russian Elena Danilova (16 and 107 in 2003).

15

players is what makes Barcelona the best-represented club at France 2019. Lyon are next with 14, followed by Chelsea and Manchester City on 12 apiece.

4

of the 23 coaches played in the FIFA Women’s World Cup or FIFA World Cup™. Germany guide Martina Voss-Tecklenburg played in three (1991, 1995 & 1999), Japan’s Asako Takakura in two (1991 & 1995), and France’s Corinne Diacre in one (2003) female finals. Korea Republic coach Yoon Deokyeo was sent off against Uruguay at Italy 1990, while England’s Phil Neville, despite playing in three UEFA EUROs, never made a World Cup squad.

1.45

is what gives Jamaica’s Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw easily the best goals-per-games ratio among all players at the time the France 2019 squads were officially announced. Next come Brazil’s Marta (0.81) and the Netherlands’ Vivianne Miedema (0.77).

Explore this topic

Recommended Stories

Phil Neville manager of England gives his team instructions

FIFA Women's World Cup

Neville: Our target is to win the World Cup

26 Feb 2019

Alex Morgan #13 of USA reacts after scoring a goal against Australia

FIFA Women's World Cup

Morgan joins century club

05 Apr 2019