Fixtures

Womens International 06/26 09:00 - Bosnia-Herzegovina Women vs Philippines Women - View

Results

Womens International 06/23 16:00 - Bosnia-Herzegovina Women v Philippines Women W 0-3
South East Asian Games Women 05/21 09:00 50 [2] Myanmar Women v Philippines Women [2] W 1-2
South Asian Games Women 05/18 08:30 2 Thailand Women v Philippines Women L 3-0
South East Asian Games Women 05/11 12:00 2 [2] Vietnam Women v Philippines Women [1] L 2-1
South East Asian Games Women 05/09 12:00 1 Philippines Women v Cambodia Women W 5-0
AFC Asian Cup Women 02/03 08:00 2 [2] South Korea Women v Philippines Women [2] L 2-0
AFC Asian Cup Women 01/30 14:00 3 [2] Chinese Taipei Women v Philippines Women [2] W 4-5
AFC Asian Cup Women 01/27 14:00 3 [2] Philippines Women v Indonesia Women [4] W 6-0
AFC Asian Cup Women 01/24 10:00 2 [2] Philippines Women v Australia Women [1] L 0-4
AFC Asian Cup Women 01/21 12:00 1 [2] Thailand Women v Philippines Women [2] W 0-1
AFC Womens Asian Cup Qualifying 09/24 10:00 - Philippines Women v Hong Kong Women W 2-1
AFC Womens Asian Cup Qualifying 09/18 10:00 - Nepal Women v Philippines Women W 1-2

Stats

 TotalHomeAway
Matches played 12 4 8
Wins 7 3 4
Draws 1 0 1
Losses 4 1 3
Goals for 23 13 10
Goals against 15 5 10
Clean sheets 4 2 2
Failed to score 3 1 2

The Philippines women's national football team is the women's national football team of the Philippines. It is managed by the Philippine Football Federation, the governing body of football in the country.

The women's national football team of the Philippines was formalized in the 1980s. The Philippines has participated numerously in the AFC Women's Asian Cup, first participating in 1981 when the tournament was still known as the AFC Women's Championship. The Philippines hosted the tournament in 1999 in Iloilo and Bacolod. They had a hiatus from the continental tournament after taking part in 2003 with a qualification process being introduced in the 2006 edition. They returned to the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2018 after qualifying in 2017. In that iteration of the tournament, they progressed to the knockout stages for the first time in their Asian Cup participation history. The Philippines progressed further in the 2022 edition, advancing to the semi-finals and qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. It will be the national team's first participation at a FIFA Women's World Cup tournament in their 42-year history.

In Southeast Asian football, the Philippine women's team has limited success in the AFF Women's Championship and Southeast Asian Games with their only honor being the third-place finish at the 1985 Southeast Asian Games, which saw only three teams participating in the women's football event, and at the 2021 Southeast Asian Games.

The head coach of the national team since October 2021 is Alen Stajčić and the team is currently 53rd in the women's FIFA ranking as of June 2022, their highest-ever rank to date.

History

Early years

The Philippines women's national football team was formally organized after the Philippine Ladies' Football Association (PLFA) was established in 1980 by Cristina Ramos. The Philippines took part in the 1983 Asian Women's Championship in Thailand although the tournament at the time was not sanctioned by FIFA or the AFC. In order for the Philippines to be eligible to participate in FIFA tournaments, the PLFA and in extension the women's national team would have to be an affiliate of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), the Philippines' national sports association for football. The PLFA later became part of the PFF.

The Philippines was among the teams which competed in the 1985 Southeast Asian Games in Thailand, the first-ever edition of the games to host women's football. The team clinched its first podium finish in a tournament by finishing third place. However the football event of the tournament was only contested by two other teams, Thailand and Singapore with the Philippines not winning a single match.

2000s

Marlon Maro coached the women's national football team as early as 2001 when he guided the national team through the 2001 Southeast Asian Games. He was head coach of the national team until 2007, coaching the team for the last time at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games

2010s

2011 AFF Championship and 2012 LA Viking Cup

The Philippine national team participated at the 2011 AFF Women's Championship in Laos from October 16–25, after being inactive for the last 21 months.

The national team had a training camp in the United States in 2012. The team management scouted for players with Filipino heritage in the United States for the national team. Part of the training camp was participation at the 2012 LA Viking Cup, which saw the national team play against American club sides California Cosmos, Metro Stars, and Leon. The national team won the tournament beating California Cosmos in the final 4–3 on extra time, the scoreline between the two teams was 1–1 before extra time.

2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers

The national team attempted to qualify for the 2014 AFC Women's Asian Cup. The Philippines was grouped with Bangladesh, Iran and Thailand at the qualifiers single group stage with the winner advancing to the Asian Cup finals. The team fell short of qualifying after losing to Thailand by a single goal despite winning convincingly over its other group opponents, Iran and Bangladesh.

2013–2015 Southeast Asian tournaments

The 2013 AFF Women's Championship saw the participation of the Philippine squad. The Philippines was grouped with Laos, Indonesia, hosts Myanmar and invitees Japan U23. The Philippines failed to proceed to the knock-out stage, after placing third in the group, with only the top two teams proceeding to the next phase of the tournament. The Philippines lost to Japan U23 and Myanmar and won against the other two teams.

The women's national football team participated at the 2013 Southeast Asian Games. The Philippine Olympic Committee decided only to send the women's national football team. The committee decided against sending their men counterpart to the games. The Philippines failed to get past the Group Stage losing against all three nations grouped with the country.

In February 2015, it was reported that PFF General Secretary Ed Gastanes said that the head coach position for the women's national team is vacant. The previous holder of the post, Ernie Nierras was not an A license coach meaning he was not able to continue his coaching stint. Nierras led the team in his last competitive match as coach in 2013. The PFF announced in April 2015 that Bautista was appointed as head coach and was tasked to first lead the team at the 2015 AFF Women's Championship. Bautista is also the first female coach of the national team. The national team failed to get past the group stage of the 2015 AFF Women's Championship only winning a game against Malaysia and losing the other two matches.

2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup

The Philippines made their first appearance at the AFC Women's Asian Cup in 2018 since the qualification phase for the continental tournament was introduced. The national team secured qualification by finishing second in their group behind Jordan, the 2018 final tournament hosts in the qualifiers.

As part of their preparations for the continental cup, the Philippine Football Federation launched the "Project Jordan" task force to help the team qualify for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. The PFF secured major sponsorship and hired United States-based English coach, Richard Boon; an identification camp was held in the United States participated by national team players and prospects. A three month training camp in the United States was later set up in late December 2017. In March 2018, Boon was replaced by French coach Rabah Benlarbi as the national team held a camp at the PFF National Training Centre in Philippines. Before participating in the Jordan to compete in the Asian Cup the national team will hold their last camp in Japan from March 20 to 27, 2018.

2019 onwards

The Philippines competed at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, which was hosted at home, but were denied a bronze medal by Myanmar. However the team did not play any games since then due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this, they attained their highest-ever FIFA Women's World Ranking then at 65th place by the end of 2020.

Guided by head coach Marlon Maro, they qualified for the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup, after featuring in the qualifiers held in September 2021 despite almost a year of inactivity. Alen Stajčić was appointed as head coach in October 2021.

On January 30, 2022, the Malditas qualified for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup after beating Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals of the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup in Pune, India. This was the first time that the country qualified for the FIFA Women's World Cup, and the first time the country qualified for a World Cup of any gender. The national team consequently moved 10 places up the FIFA Women's World Rankings to 54th place, thus their highest ranking so far. Stajčić also had his contract with the team extended to after the World Cup.

At the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam, which was held in May 2022 due to the pandemic, the Filipinas repeated their success from the previous edition by reaching the knockout stage. Despite losing to Thailand 3–0 in the semi-finals, the Philippines defeated Myanmar 2–1 to win the bronze medal in a rematch of the 2019 edition. The team achieved their best finish at the tournament in 37 years.