UEFA Women's Euro 2005

UEFA Women's Euro 2005
Tournament details
Host country England
Dates 5 June – 19 June
Teams 8
Venue(s) 5 (in 5 host cities)
Final positions
Champions  Germany (6th title)
Runners-up  Norway
Tournament statistics
Matches played 15
Goals scored 50 (3.33 per match)
Attendance 118,403 (7,894 per match)
Top scorer(s) Germany Inka Grings (4 goals)
Best player Finland Anne Mäkinen

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.[1][2][3]

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.[4]

Teams and structure

Eight national teams participated – seven of which qualified from earlier stages, plus England, which received an automatic berth as the host nation. They were split into two groups of four: Group A and Group B. Each team in a group played each other once, with the top two teams in each group progressing to the semi-finals. The winner faced the runner-up of the other group in a play-off, with the winner of each semi-final advancing to the final to determine the champion.[5]

Group A

Group B


A qualifying round ran from 22 March to 3 October 2004.[6] The teams which were entered played in a group stage, with the winners advancing to the final, and the runners-up being given the chance of qualification through a play-off. England, as the host nation, qualified automatically for the tournament.

The following teams were eliminated at this stage:[7]

Three teams were also eliminated in play-offs for the tournament:

More information on the qualification format at UEFA.com


For a list of all squads that played in the final tournament, see 2005 UEFA Women's Championship squads

Match officials

Croatia Croatia
  • Blazenka Logarusic
Czech Republic Czech Republic
England England
Hungary Hungary
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland
  • Andi Regan
Poland Poland
  • Katarzyna Nadolska

Romania Romania
  • Floarea Cristina Ionescu
  • Irina Mirt
Slovakia Slovakia
Spain Spain
  • Yolanda Parga Rodriguez
Switzerland Switzerland
United States United States of America


First round

Top two teams in each group advanced to the semi-finals

Group A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Sweden 312021+15
 Finland 31114404
 Denmark 31114404
 England 31024513


5 June 2005
Sweden  1–1  Denmark
Ljungberg  21' Report Rasmussen  29'

5 June 2005
England  3–2  Finland
Valkonen  18' (o.g.)
Barr  40'
Carney  90+1'
(Report) Rantanen  56'
Kalmari  88'

8 June 2005
England  1–2  Denmark
Williams  52' (pen.) (Report) M. Pedersen  80'
Sørensen  88'
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 14,695
Referee: Alexandra Ihringová (Slovakia)

8 June 2005
Sweden  0–0  Finland

11 June 2005
England  0–1  Sweden
(Report) Sjöström  3'
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 25,694
Referee: Nicole Petignat (Switzerland)

11 June 2005
Finland  2–1  Denmark
Kalmari  6'
Kackur  16'
(Report) Sørensen  45'

Group B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 330080+89
 Norway 311165+14
 France 31114514
 Italy 300341280

6 June 2005
Germany  1–0  Norway
Pohlers  61' (Report)

6 June 2005
France  3–1  Italy
Lattaf  16'
Pichon  20', 30'
(Report) Di Filippo  83'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 957
Referee: Wendy Toms (England)

9 June 2005
Germany  4–0  Italy
Prinz  11'
Pohlers  18'
Jones  55'
Mittag  74'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 1,279
Referee: Kari Seitz (United States)

9 June 2005
Norway  1–1  France
Herlovsen  66' (Report) Mugneret-Béghé  20'

12 June 2005
France  0–3  Germany
(Report) Grings  72'
Lingor  77' (pen.)
Minnert  83'
Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington
Attendance: 3,835
Referee: Floarea Cristina Ionescu (Romania)

12 June 2005
Norway  5–3  Italy
Klaveness  7', 57'
Christensen  29'
Gulbrandsen  35'
Mellgren  44'
(Report) Gabbiadini  8'  53'
Camporese  69'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 1,154
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)

Knockout stage

Semi-finals Final
15 June – Preston
  Germany 4  
  Finland 1  
19 June – Blackburn
      Germany 3
    Norway 1
16 June – Warrington
  Sweden 2
  Norway 3  


15 June 2005
Germany  4–1  Finland
Grings  3', 12'
Pohlers  8'
Prinz  62'
(Report) Mustonen  15'
Deepdale, Preston
Attendance: 2,785
Referee: Dagmar Damková (Czech Republic)

16 June 2005
Sweden  2–3 (aet)  Norway
Ljungberg  43', 89' (Report) Gulbrandsen  41', 109'
Herlovsen  65'


19 June 2005
15:15 BST
Germany  3–1  Norway
Grings  21'
Lingor  24'
Prinz  63'
(Report) Mellgren  41'
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Attendance: 21,105
Referee: Alexandra Ihringová (Slovakia)
GK 1Silke Rottenberg
DF 4Steffi Jones
FW 6Inka Grings  68'
FW 9Birgit Prinz (c)
MF 10Renate Lingor
FW 11Anja Mittag  58'
DF 13Sandra Minnert
MF 14Britta Carlson  81'
MF 16Conny Pohlers
DF 17Ariane Hingst
MF 18Kerstin Garefrekes
FW 20Petra Wimbersky  58'
FW 8Sandra Smisek  68'
DF 5Sarah Günther  81'
Tina Theune
GK 1Bente Nordby
DF 2Ane Stangeland (c)
DF 3Gunhild Følstad
DF 4Ingvild Stensland
DF 6Marit Christensen
MF 7Trine Rønning  83'
MF 8Solveig Gulbrandsen
FW 14Dagny Mellgren
DF 17Marianne Paulsen
FW 19Stine Frantzen  59'
FW 20Lise Klaveness  87'
FW 9Isabell Herlovsen  59'
MF 18Marie Knutsen  83'
FW 16Kristin Blystad-Bjerke  87'
Bjarne Berntsen



4 goals
3 goals
2 goals
1 goal
Own goal

See also


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  2. Harlow, Phil (2005-06-13). "BBC SPORT | Football | Women | FA hails Euro 2005 as big success". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  3. "Birmingham - Sport - Women's football popularity on the rise". BBC. 2007-05-07. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
  4. "BBC SPORT | Football | Women | Germany Women 3-1 Norway Women". BBC News. 2005-06-19. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  5. "Women's 2005 European Championships | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. 2005-06-05. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
  6. "UEFA Women's C'ship". Uefa.com. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
  7. "UEFA Women's C'ship". Uefa.com. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2012-08-05.
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