The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. 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.
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.
|Nickname(s)||Stelpurnar okkar (Our girls)|
|Association||Football Association of Iceland|
|Head coach||Jón Þór Hauksson|
|Captain||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir|
|Most caps||Katrín Jónsdóttir (133)|
|Top scorer||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (77)|
|Current||17 5 (12 July 2019)|
|Highest||15 (September 2011)|
|Lowest||22 (September 2018)|
| Scotland 3–2 Iceland |
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; September 20, 1981)
| Iceland 12–0 Estonia |
(Reykjavík, Iceland; September 17, 2009)
| Germany 8–0 Iceland |
(Mannheim, Germany; June 28, 1996)
U.S. 8–0 Iceland
(Charlotte, United States; April 5, 2000)
|Appearances||3 (first in 2009)|
|Best result||Quarterfinals (2013)|
|World Cup Finals|
|1991||Did not enter|
|1995||Did not qualify|
|UEFA European Championship record|
|1984||Did not qualify|
|1987||Did not enter|
|1993||Did not qualify|
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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.
|1994||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not enter|
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||64||0||Djurgårdens IF|
|12||GK||Sandra Sigurðardóttir||2 October 1986||23||0||Valur|
|13||GK||Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir||12 September 1986||7||0||Breiðablik|
|11||DF||Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir||14 September 1986||105||3||Valur|
|2||DF||Sif Atladóttir||15 July 1985||79||0||Kristianstad|
|4||DF||Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||27 June 1995||77||6||Rosengård|
|19||DF||Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir||14 October 1989||43||0||PSV|
|6||DF||Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir||7 October 1997||24||0||Djurgårdens IF|
|18||DF||Ásta Eir Árnadóttir||23 August 1993||7||0||Breiðablik|
|22||DF||Guðný Árnadóttir||4 August 2000||4||0||Valur|
|3||DF||Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir||2 June 2001||2||0||Breiðablik|
|7||MF||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||29 September 1990||125||20||VfL Wolfsburg|
|10||MF||Dagný Brynjarsdóttir||10 August 1991||81||23||Portland Thorns|
|5||MF||Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||28 September 1988||64||9||Utah Royals FC|
|17||MF||Agla María Albertsdóttir||5 August 1999||25||2||Breiðablik|
|14||MF||Hlín Eiríksdóttir||12 July 2000||8||2||Valur|
|15||MF||Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir||19 March 2000||3||0||Breiðablik|
|8||MF||Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir||8 August 2001||1||0||Breiðablik|
|9||FW||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||25 July 1986||121||78||Valur|
|23||FW||Fanndís Friðriksdóttir||9 May 1990||102||15||Valur|
|16||FW||Elín Metta Jensen||1 March 1995||42||10||Valur|
|20||FW||Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir||18 January 1992||41||4||Breiðablik|
|18||FW||Sandra Jessen||18 January 1995||27||6||Bayer Leverkusen|
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||1||0||Þór/KA||v. Scotland, 21 January 2019|
|DF||Elísa Viðarsdóttir||26 May 1991||36||0||Valur||v. Scotland, 21 January 2019|
|DF||Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir||12 August 1992||12||1||Þór/KA||v. Spain, 6 March 2017|
|DF||Guðrún Arnardóttir||29 July 1995||8||0||Djurgårdens IF||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|DF||Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir||24 August 1998||6||0||Linköping||v. South Korea, 6 April 2019|
|MF||Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir||11 December 1992||19||1||Stjarnan||v. Japan, 2 March 2018|
|MF||Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir||11 March 1994||18||0||ÍBV||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|MF||Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir||23 April 1998||14||1||Breiðablik||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|MF||Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir||28 January 1996||10||2||Breiðablik||v. South Korea, 6 April 2019|
|MF||Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir||25 October 1998||3||0||Þór/KA||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|MF||Lára Kristín Pedersen||23 May 1994||2||0||Þór/KA||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|MF||Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir||19 November 1993||2||0||Þór/KA||v. South Korea, 9 April 2019|
|FW||Rakel Hönnudóttir||30 December 1988||99||9||Reading||v. South Korea, 9 March 2019INJ|
|FW||Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir||27 June 1986||67||19||Stjarnan||v. Slovenia, 11 June 2018INJ|
|FW||Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir||11 November 1995||16||1||Kristianstad||v. Portugal, 6 March 2019INJ|
|Steinn Mar Helgason||1992||4||1||1||2|
|Jörundur Áki Sveinsson||2001–2003||10||1||4||5|
|Jörundur Áki Sveinsson||2005–2006||12||4||1||7|
|Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson||2007–2013||71||34||7||30|
|Jón Þór Hauksson||2018–||8||4||3||1|
|2||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||2007–||125|
|3||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||2003–||121|
|4||Dóra María Lárusdóttir||2003–2017||114|
|6||Þóra Björg Helgadóttir||1998–2014||108|
|13||Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||2012–||77|
|14||Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir||2003–2014||70|
|18||Guðrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir||1999–2009||65|
|19||Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||2012–||64|
|#||Player||Iceland career||Goals||Caps||Goals per game|
|1||Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir||2003–||78||121||0.65|
|6||Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir||2007–||20||125||0.16|
|8||Dóra María Lárusdóttir||2003–||18||114||0.16|
|11||Elín Metta Jensen||2012–||10||42||0.24|
|13||Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir||2011–||9||64||0.14|
|15||Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir||1981–1994||8||26||0.31|
|18||Sandra María Jessen||2012–||6||27||0.23|
|Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir||2012–||6||77||0.08|
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Iceland squads – UEFA Women's Championship
UEFA Women's Euro 2009 finalists
|Eliminated in semi-finals|
|Eliminated in quarter-finals|
|Eliminated in group stage|