Iceland women's national football team

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football.[2] It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2018. On October 30, 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland ever took part in, having previously competed in the 1995 UEFA Women's Championship which was a home and away knockout competition. At the 2013 UEFA Women's Championship, they took their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.[3][4]

Iceland
Nickname(s)Stelpurnar okkar (Our girls)
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachJón Þór Hauksson
CaptainSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most capsKatrín Jónsdóttir (133)
Top scorerMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (77)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 (27 September 2019)[1]
Highest15 (September 2011)
Lowest22 (September 2018)
First international
Scotland 3–2 Iceland
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; September 20, 1981)
Biggest win
Iceland 12–0 Estonia
(Reykjavík, Iceland; September 17, 2009)
Biggest defeat
Germany 8–0 Iceland
(Mannheim, Germany; June 28, 1996)
U.S. 8–0 Iceland
(Charlotte, United States; April 5, 2000)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2013)

During the qualifiers for 2009 UEFA Þóra Tómasdóttir and Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir followed the team and recorded the documentary Stelpurnar okkar (translated: Our Girls) which was premiered on August 14, 2009.[5]

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1991Did not enter
1995Did not qualify
1999
2003
2007
2011
2015
2019
Total0/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA European Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984Did not qualify
1987Did not enter
1989
1991
1993Did not qualify
1995
1997
2001
2005
2009Group Stage300315–4
2013Quarter-Finals411228–6
2017Group Stage300316–5
Total3/1210118419–15
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve Cup

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The Algarve Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious women's football events, alongside the Women's World Cup and Women's Olympic Football.

Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994Did not enter
1995
19966th place411246
19977th place4013112
1998Did not enter
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
20079th place4211115
20087th place4400121
20096th place410335
20109th place4103610
2011Runners-Up430176
20126th place410338
20139th place4103511
2014Third place430157
201510th place401305
2016Third place421174
20179th place412134
20189th place403123
20199th place311155
Total15/26592111277492

Team

Current squad

The following players were named to the squad for a UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifier match against Latvia on October 8th 2019.[6]

Caps and goals are current as of 8 October 2019.

Head coach: Jón Þór Hauksson

Assistant coach: Ian Jeffs

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 27 0 Valur
12 1GK Ingibjörg Valgeirsdóttir (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 0 0 KR Reykjavík
13 1GK Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (2003-07-26) 26 July 2003 0 0 Fylkir

11 2DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 109 3 Valur
3 2DF Sif Atladóttir (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 82 0 Kristianstad
4 2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 81 6 Rosengård
19 2DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 43 0 PSV
6 2DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 27 0 Djurgårdens IF
18 2DF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir (1993-08-23) 23 August 1993 8 0 Breiðablik
2 2DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 5 0 Valur

7 3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 129 20 VfL Wolfsburg
22 3MF Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 100 9 Breiðablik
10 3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 85 25 Selfoss
5 3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 68 9 Utah Royals FC
17 3MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 27 2 Breiðablik
14 3MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 12 3 Valur
8 3MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 5 1 Breiðablik

9 4FW Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 124 79 Valur
23 4FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 106 17 Valur
16 4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 46 14 Valur
20 4FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 44 4 Breiðablik
18 4FW Sandra Jessen (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 28 6 Bayer Leverkusen
21 4FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 19 1 Kristianstad

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Iceland squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 64 0 Djurgårdens IF v.  Finland, 17 June 2019 INJ
GK Bryndís Lára Hrafnkelsdóttir (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 1 0 Þór/KA v.  Scotland, 21 January 2019 INJ

DF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir (2001-06-02) 2 June 2001 2 0 Breiðablik v.  Slovenia, 2 September 2019
DF Guðrún Arnardóttir (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 8 0 Djurgårdens IF v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
DF Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 6 0 Linköping v.  South Korea, 6 April 2019
DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 36 0 Valur v.  Scotland, 21 January 2019

MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 1 0 Breiðablik v.  Finland, 17 June 2019
MF Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 18 0 FH v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 3 0 Þór/KA v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Lára Kristín Pedersen (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 2 0 KR v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 2 0 KR v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 14 1 Breiðablik v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019 INJ
MF Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 10 2 Breiðablik v.  South Korea, 6 April 2019

Notes:

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury

Coaching staff

Head coaching history

NameYearsMatchesWonTiedLost
Sigurður Hannesson 1981–19847016
Sigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985–19868413
Aðalsteinn Örnólfsson 19872002
Steinn Mar Helgason 19924112
Logi Ólafsson 1993–19948602
Kristinn Björnsson 1995–1996163211
Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997–199812138
Þórður Lárusson 19993021
Logi Ólafsson 20007124
Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001–200310145
Helena Ólafsdóttir 2003–200414518
Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005–200612417
Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007–20137134730
Freyr Alexandersson 2013–201859271319
Jón Þór Hauksson 2018–12732

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Most capped players

# Name Iceland career Caps
1 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013 133
2 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007– 129
3 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003–2019 124
4 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003–2017 114
5 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–2017 112
6 Hallbera Gísladóttir 2008– 109
7 Þóra Björg Helgadóttir 1998–2014 108
8 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009– 106
9 Edda Garðarsdóttir 1997–2013 103
10 Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008– 100
11 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010– 85
12 Sif Atladóttir 2007– 82
13 Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012– 81
14 Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir 2003–2014 70
15 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–2009 69
Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006– 69
17 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2012– 68
18 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006– 67
19 Guðrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir 1999–2009 65
20 Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir 2004– 64
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 8 October 2018.

Top goalscorers

# Player Iceland career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003–2019 79 124 0.64
2 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–2017 37 112 0.33
3 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010– 25 85 0.29
4 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–2007 23 69 0.33
5 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013 21 133 0.16
6 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007– 20 129 0.16
7 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006– 19 67 0.28
8 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003– 18 114 0.16
9 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009– 17 106 0.16
10 Elín Metta Jensen 2012– 14 46 0.30
Olga Færseth 1994–2006 14 54 0.26
12 Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006– 10 66 0.15
13 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2011– 9 68 0.13
Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008– 9 100 0.09
13 Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir 1981–1994 8 26 0.31
Margrét Ólafsdóttir 1993–2002 8 51 0.16
17 Rakel Ögmundsdóttir 1999–2000 7 10 0.70
18 Sandra María Jessen 2012– 6 28 0.21
Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012– 6 81 0.07

References

  1. "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. Sigridur Jonsdottir (2016-06-01). "Iceland's men became heroes at Euro 2016 – and emulated their women's team | Football". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  3. "Iceland leave it late against Norway - Women's Euro 2013 - Football - Eurosport Australia". Au.eurosport.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
  4. O'Connor, Philip (2013-07-21). "Sweden thump Iceland to book semi-final with Germany | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15.
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