The Royal Spanish Football Federation, in one of the first renewal measures announced by President Pedro Rocha, has decided to part ways with Jorge Vilda's services as the sports director and head coach of the women's national team, a position he took on in 2015. The RFEF appreciates his work leading the national team and his role as the highest sports authority for the women's teams, as well as the successes achieved during his tenure, culminating in the recent World Cup victory. We highly value his impeccable personal and sporting conduct, as he has been a key figure in the significant growth of women's football in Spain. Throughout his extensive tenure, Vilda has been a promoter of respect and sportsmanship values in football.
Since joining the Federation, Jorge Vilda has provided a significant boost, reflected in the excellent results achieved. As a coach, he won the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship twice and also clinched the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, with the recent World Cup win in Australia and New Zealand being his most significant achievement. When he took over as head coach of the national team in 2015, the national team was far from the elite, and it currently holds the second position in the FIFA rankings.
As sports director, Spain has won the FIFA Women's U-17 World Cup twice (2018 and 2022) and also lifted the trophy in the U-20 category (2022). Furthermore, the trophy cabinet includes two UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championships and two UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championships, making the national youth teams the most decorated at present.
The RFEF wants to express its gratitude to Jorge Vilda for his services, professionalism, and dedication over all these years, wishing him the best success in the future. The RFEF inherits an extraordinary sporting legacy thanks to the implementation of a recognized playing style and a methodology that has driven growth for all women's national team categories.