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 take 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've taken their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.[3][4]

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]

Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
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 Increase 5 (12 July 2019)[1]
Highest15 (September 2011)
Lowest22 (September 2018)
First international
Scotland Scotland 3–2 Iceland Iceland
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; September 20, 1981)
Biggest win
Iceland Iceland 12–0 Estonia Estonia
(Reykjavík, Iceland; September 17, 2009)
Biggest defeat
Germany Germany 8–0 Iceland Iceland
(Mannheim, Germany; June 28, 1996)
United States U.S. 8–0 Iceland Iceland
(Charlotte, United States; April 5, 2000)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009)
Best resultQuarterfinals (2013)

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
Total 0/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA European Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987 Did not enter
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993 Did not qualify
Germany 1995
NorwaySweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005
Finland 2009 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4
Sweden 2013 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 2 8 –6
Netherlands 2017 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 1 6 –5
Total 3/12 10 1 1 8 4 19 –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
Portugal 1994 Did not enter
Portugal 1995
Portugal 1996 6th place 4 1 1 2 4 6
Portugal 1997 7th place 4 0 1 3 1 12
Portugal 1998 Did not enter
Portugal 1999
Portugal 2000
Portugal 2001
Portugal 2002
Portugal 2003
Portugal 2004
Portugal 2005
Portugal 2006
Portugal 2007 9th place 4 2 1 1 11 5
Portugal 2008 7th place 4 4 0 0 12 1
Portugal 2009 6th place 4 1 0 3 3 5
Portugal 2010 9th place 4 1 0 3 6 10
Portugal 2011 Runners-Up 4 3 0 1 7 6
Portugal 2012 6th place 4 1 0 3 3 8
Portugal 2013 9th place 4 1 0 3 5 11
Portugal 2014 Third place 4 3 0 1 5 7
Portugal 2015 10th place 4 0 1 3 0 5
Portugal 2016 Third place 4 2 1 1 7 4
Portugal 2017 9th place 4 1 2 1 3 4
Portugal 2018 9th place 4 0 3 1 2 3
Portugal 2019 9th place 3 1 1 1 5 5
Total 15/26 59 21 11 27 74 92

Team

Current squad

The following players were named for a friendly against Finland on 13 June and 17 June 2019.[6]

Caps and goals are current as of 20. March 2019.

Head coach: Jón Þór Hauksson

Assistant coach: Ian Jeffs

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir 18 May 1985 (age 34) 64 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
12 GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir 2 October 1986 (age 32) 23 0 Iceland Valur
13 GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir 12 September 1986 (age 32) 7 0 Iceland Breiðablik

11 DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir 14 September 1986 (age 32) 105 3 Iceland Valur
2 DF Sif Atladóttir 15 July 1985 (age 33) 79 0 Sweden Kristianstad
4 DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 27 June 1995 (age 24) 77 6 Sweden Rosengård
19 DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir 14 October 1989 (age 29) 43 0 Netherlands PSV
6 DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir 7 October 1997 (age 21) 24 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
18 DF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir 23 August 1993 (age 25) 7 0 Iceland Breiðablik
22 DF Guðný Árnadóttir 4 August 2000 (age 18) 4 0 Iceland Valur
3 DF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir 2 June 2001 (age 18) 2 0 Iceland Breiðablik

7 MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 29 September 1990 (age 28) 125 20 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
10 MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 10 August 1991 (age 27) 81 23 United States Portland Thorns
5 MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 28 September 1988 (age 30) 64 9 United States Utah Royals FC
17 MF Agla María Albertsdóttir 5 August 1999 (age 19) 25 2 Iceland Breiðablik
14 MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir 12 July 2000 (age 19) 8 2 Iceland Valur
15 MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir 19 March 2000 (age 19) 3 0 Iceland Breiðablik
8 MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir 8 August 2001 (age 17) 1 0 Iceland Breiðablik

9 FW Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 25 July 1986 (age 32) 121 78 Iceland Valur
23 FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 9 May 1990 (age 29) 102 15 Iceland Valur
16 FW Elín Metta Jensen 1 March 1995 (age 24) 42 10 Iceland Valur
20 FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir 18 January 1992 (age 27) 41 4 Iceland Breiðablik
18 FW Sandra Jessen 18 January 1995 (age 24) 27 6 Germany Bayer Leverkusen

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 Bryndís Lára Hrafnkelsdóttir 11 January 1991 (age 28) 1 0 Iceland Þór/KA v.  Scotland, 21 January 2019

DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir 26 May 1991 (age 28) 36 0 Iceland Valur v.  Scotland, 21 January 2019
DF Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir 12 August 1992 (age 26) 12 1 Iceland Þór/KA v.  Spain, 6 March 2017
DF Guðrún Arnardóttir 29 July 1995 (age 23) 8 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
DF Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir 24 August 1998 (age 20) 6 0 Sweden Linköping v.  South Korea, 6 April 2019

MF Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir 11 December 1992 (age 26) 19 1 Iceland Stjarnan v.  Japan, 2 March 2018
MF Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir 11 March 1994 (age 25) 18 0 Iceland ÍBV v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir 23 April 1998 (age 21) 14 1 Iceland Breiðablik v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir 28 January 1996 (age 23) 10 2 Iceland Breiðablik v.  South Korea, 6 April 2019
MF Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir 25 October 1998 (age 20) 3 0 Iceland Þór/KA v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Lára Kristín Pedersen 23 May 1994 (age 25) 2 0 Iceland Þór/KA v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir 19 November 1993 (age 25) 2 0 Iceland Þór/KA v.  South Korea, 9 April 2019

FW Rakel Hönnudóttir 30 December 1988 (age 30) 99 9 England Reading v.  South Korea, 9 March 2019INJ
FW Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 27 June 1986 (age 33) 67 19 Iceland Stjarnan v.  Slovenia, 11 June 2018INJ
FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir 11 November 1995 (age 23) 16 1 Sweden Kristianstad v.  Portugal, 6 March 2019INJ

Coaching staff

Head coaching history

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost
Iceland Sigurður Hannesson 1981–1984 7 0 1 6
Iceland Sigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985–1986 8 4 1 3
Iceland Aðalsteinn Örnólfsson 1987 2 0 0 2
Iceland Steinn Mar Helgason 1992 4 1 1 2
Iceland Logi Ólafsson 1993–1994 8 6 0 2
Iceland Kristinn Björnsson 1995–1996 16 3 2 11
Iceland Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997–1998 12 1 3 8
Iceland Þórður Lárusson 1999 3 0 2 1
Iceland Logi Ólafsson 2000 7 1 2 4
Iceland Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001–2003 10 1 4 5
Iceland Helena Ólafsdóttir 2003–2004 14 5 1 8
Iceland Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005–2006 12 4 1 7
Iceland Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007–2013 71 34 7 30
Iceland Freyr Alexandersson 2013–2018 59 27 13 19
Iceland Jón Þór Hauksson 2018– 8 4 3 1

[7]

Most capped players

# Name Iceland career Caps
1 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013 133
2 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007– 125
3 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003– 121
4 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003–2017 114
5 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–2017 112
6 Þóra Björg Helgadóttir 1998–2014 108
7 Hallbera Gísladóttir 2008– 105
8 Edda Garðarsdóttir 1997–2013 103
9 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009– 102
10 Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008– 99
11 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010– 81
12 Sif Atladóttir 2007– 79
13 Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012– 77
14 Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir 2003–2014 70
15 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–2009 69
16 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006– 67
17 Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006– 66
18 Guðrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir 1999–2009 65
19 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2012– 64
Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir 2004– 64
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 10 April 2018.

Top goalscorers

# Player Iceland career Goals Caps Goals per game
1 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003– 78 121 0.65
2 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–2017 37 112 0.33
3 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–2007 23 69 0.33
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010– 23 81 0.28
5 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013 21 133 0.16
6 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007– 20 125 0.16
7 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006– 19 67 0.28
8 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003– 18 114 0.16
9 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009– 15 102 0.15
10 Olga Færseth 1994–2006 14 54 0.26
11 Elín Metta Jensen 2012– 10 42 0.24
Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006– 10 66 0.15
13 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2011– 9 64 0.14
Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008– 9 99 0.09
15 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 27 0.23
Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012– 6 77 0.08

References

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 12 July 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.
  5. ^ » STELPURNAR OKKAR Barði Jóhannsson
  6. ^ "Landsliðshópurinn sem fer til Finnlands". fotbolti.net. 2019-05-29. Retrieved 2019-05-30.
  7. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30.

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