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FIFA Women's World Cup 1991™

China PR 1991: The inaugural champions

Awards

  • adidas Golden Ball: Carin JENNINGS (USA)
  • adidas Golden Boot: Michelle AKERS (USA)
  • Fair Play Award: Germany

News

USA triumph as history made in China PR 

Women's football celebrated its true coming of age in November of 1991 when the FIFA Women's World Cup was brought to life. With twelve nations competing, it proved to be a resounding success. USA, led by a dominating forward line dubbed the 'Triple-Edged Sword' by the Chinese media, tore through the tournament to win the first-ever world championship for women's football.

Statistics

Goals scored

99

Qualified teams

12

Matches Played

26

Attendance

510,000

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