FIFA Women's World Cup Facts
• The Women's World Cup began in 1991 in China, 61 years after the men's first Cup, and the United States emerged victorious in the inaugural tournament.
• Brazilian player Formiga stands alone, appearing in seven Women's World Cups from 1995 to 2019.
• The United States has won the competition more than twice (1991, 1999, 2015, 2019).
• The 2007 Women's World Cup made history by featuring only teams that had previously played in a final tournament, a unique event in football.
• Japan became the first Asian team to win a FIFA World Cup (2011).
• Australian Ellyse Perry participated in both the women's cricket (2009) and football World Cups (2011), showcasing her sporting versatility.
• The 2015 Women's World Cup was the first played on artificial turf.
• In 2015, Ecuador's Vanessa Arauz became the youngest coach in World Cup history at just 26 years old.
• In 2015, FIFA increased teams' participation from 16 to 24; in 2023, 32 teams will compete.
• The 1999 final attracted the most fans in a women's sporting event (90,185).
• USA's Christie Rampone became the oldest Women's World Cup player at 40 years old during the 2015 tournament.
• Carli Lloyd of the USA made history by scoring the first hat-trick in a Women's World Cup final in 2015.
• The 2003 Women's World Cup moved from China to the United States due to the SARS epidemic.
• The 1999 Women's World Cup final drew a record 90,185 fans at the Rose Bowl in California.
• Eight teams participated in all five previous tournaments except China PR.
• Brazil's Marta holds the record for most Women's World Cup goals, scoring 17 between 2003 and 2019.
• The regulation time changed to 90 minutes in 1995.
• Kristine Lilly of the USA holds the record for most Women's World Cup matches played, with 30 appearances. Kristine Lilly played in all five editions.
• Ifeanyi Chiejine made history as the youngest player at just 16 years old.
• Terry McCahill scored the first own goal in 1991.
• From 1991 to 1999, Norway accomplished an impressive feat by securing ten consecutive victories.