Analyzing the Sixteen 2011 FIFA Women’s Women’s World Cup Rosters

We were unable to include a detailed list of World Cup rosters in our WWC preview e-magazine because several teams had yet to make their squads official by our deadline. All the 21-player rosters are in now, and here is a spreadsheet that includes the names of players, ages, previous WWC experience, as well as the average and median of each squad. 

An asterisk means that a player will celebrate a birthday during the tournament. We have included her age prior to June 26.

As always, please let us know if you spot any errors and/or omissions.

 

Average age of squads:

1.) Sweden 27

2.) USA 26.7

3.) Canada 26.5

4.) France 26.1

5.) England 26.09

6.) Germany 25.9

7.) Equatorial Guinea 25.8

8.) Japan 25.2

9.) Brazil 25.1

10.) Norway 24.8

11.) Mexico, New Zealand 23.4

12.) Australia 21.9

13.) Nigeria 21.76

14.) Colombia 21.4

15.) North Korea 20.47

 

Median age of squads:

1.) Sweden 27

2.) England, France, USA 26

3.) Equatorial Guinea 25.5

4.) Brazil, Canada, Germany 25

5.) Japan, Norway 24

6.) Mexico, NZ 23

7.) Australia 22

8.) Nigeria 21

9.) Colombia, North Korea 20

 

Total numbers of players with previous World Cup experience:

1.) Germany 14

2.) England, Japan, Sweden 13

3.) Brazil 12

4.) Canada 11

5.) Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, USA 8

6.) Norway 6

7.) France 5

8.) Mexico, North Korea 1

9.) Equatorial Guinea, Colombia 0

 

Breakdown by country:

Canada:

2007 – 8

2003 – 7

1999 – 1

 

France

2003 – 5

 

Germany

2007 – 13

2003 – 6

1999 – 4

1995 – 1

 

Nigeria

2007 – 8

2003 – 5

 

England

2007 – 13

 

Japan

2007 – 11

2003 – 5

1999 – 1

 

Mexico

1999 – 1

 

New Zealand

2007 – 8

 

North Korea

2007 – 1

2003 – 1

 

Sweden

2007 – 12

2003 – 4

 

USA

2007 – 8

2003 – 3

1999 – 1

 

Australia

2007 – 8

2003 – 3

 

Brazil

2007 – 12

2003 – 6

1999 – 1

 

Norway

2007 – 6

 

  • There are ten players that participated in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup that could play a part in this World Cup: Karina LeBlanc, Homare Sawa, Maribel Dominguez, Christie Rampone, Formiga, Grazielle, Nadine Angerer, Ariane Hingst, Inka Grings, and Birgit Prinz.

 

  • North Korea has the youngest squad in the tournament with an average of 20.47. This year’s squad is only slightly younger than the team taken to the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup. That roster had an average age of 20.8.

 

  • At age 16, North Korea’s Kim Su-Gyonh is the youngest player in this World Cup and is the only player born in 1995.  There are five other 16-year-olds included in this year’s World Cup field including Uchechu Sunday (Nigeria), Kim Chol-Ok (North Korea), Yun Hyon-Hi (North Korea), and Caitilin Foord (Australia).

 

  • At age 38, New Zealand goalkeeper Jenny Bindon is the most senior player in the tournament.

 

  • Germany and the United States each have the highest numbers of players that will celebrate a birthday during the World Cup with four. Back-up goalkeeper Ursula Holl will celebrate her 29th birthday the day the World Cup kicks off.

7 thoughts on “Analyzing the Sixteen 2011 FIFA Women’s Women’s World Cup Rosters

    1. Jenna Pel Post author

      Thank you! We will hopefully add jersey numbers and amount of goals scored in previous World Cups if time permits.

      Reply
  1. White/Blue

    Yeah, thanks for the interesting stats ! btw. your spreadsheet has put Abby Wambachs age back from 31 to 21. Guess she´ll be pretty happy about that, dont you think ! ^^

    Reply

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