Iceland national under-19 football team

The Iceland national under-19 football team, controlled by the Football Association of Iceland, represents Iceland at the European Under-19 Football Championship and international friendly match fixtures at the under-19 age level.

Iceland Under-19
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
Head coachIceland Ólafur Ingi Skúlason
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Iceland 1–1  Wales
(Reykjavik, Iceland; 13 October 1970)
Biggest win
 Iceland 9–0  Luxembourg
(Reykjavik, Iceland; 9 October 1994)
Biggest defeat
 Serbia 6–0  Iceland
(Ireland; 30 May 2014)
European Under-19 Football Championship
Appearances6 (first in 1976)
Best resultGroup stage (6 times)

European ChampionshipsEdit

IntroductionEdit

Since it adopted its current format in 2002, the Iceland under-19s have failed to qualify for the UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship. As of 2011, their best qualifying campaign performances came in 2007 and 2008, when they qualified for the second, or 'elite', qualification stage.

In the qualifying campaign for the 2007 tournament, the team finished joint second place in the elite qualification stage behind the Spain under-19s, who went on to win the tournament.[1][2] In 2008, the Iceland under-19s recorded elite stage victories against the Norway under-19s and the Israel under-19s, but again finished in second place. On that occasion the group winners were the Bulgaria under-19s.[3][4]

In the 2011 qualification campaign, Iceland finished third in group 1 of the first qualifying stage. Their only points came in a 4–0 victory over the Kazakhstan under-19s, who finished bottom in fourth place.[5][6]

In the first qualification stage of the 2012 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship, the Iceland under-19s faced Norway, Latvia and Cyprus, finishing last in the group.[7] Iceland didn't fare much better in 2013, as they came third in the group and didn't qualify.[8] In 2014 they finished second in Group 4 behind Belgium and ahead of both France and Northern Ireland[9] to qualify for the elite round where they lost all three matches.

HistoryEdit

Year Result GP W D L GS GA
  2002 First qualifying stage
  2003 First qualifying stage
  2004 First qualifying stage
  2005 First qualifying stage
  2006 First qualifying stage
  2007 Elite qualifying stage
  2008 Elite qualifying stage
  2009 First qualifying stage
  2010 First qualifying stage
  2011 First qualifying stage
  2012 First qualifying stage
  2013 First qualifying stage
  2014 Elite qualifying stage
  2015 First qualifying stage
  2016 First qualifying stage
  2017 First qualifying stage
  2018 First qualifying stage
  2019 First qualifying stage
  2020 Postponed, rescheduled, and then cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[10]
  2021 Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.[11]
  2022 TBD
Total 0/0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Current squadEdit

The following players were named in the squad for the Qualifying round of the 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Championship All caps and goals are correct as of 19 November 2019.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Jökull Andrésson (2001-08-25) 25 August 2001 (age 20) 4 0   Reading
1GK Hákon Rafn Valdimarsson (2001-10-13) 13 October 2001 (age 20) 1 0   Grótta
2DF Teitur Magnússon (2001-05-24) 24 May 2001 (age 20) 4 0   OB
2DF Baldur Hannes Stefánsson (2002-03-11)11 March 2002 (aged 17) 3 0   Þróttur
2DF Jón Gísli Eyland Gíslason (2002-02-25)25 February 2002 (aged 17) 5 0   ÍA
2DF Ísak Snær Þorvaldsson (2001-05-01) 1 May 2001 (age 20) 9 1   Norwich
2DF Atli Barkarson (2001-03-19) 19 March 2001 (age 20) 10 1   Fredrikstad
3MF Kristall Máni Ingason (2002-01-18) 18 January 2002 (age 19) 5 2   F.C. Copenhagen
3MF Orri Hrafn Kjartansson (2002-02-25)25 February 2002 (aged 17) 3 1   Heerenveen
3MF Andri Fannar Baldursson (2002-01-10)10 January 2002 (aged 17) 5 0   Bologna
3MF Valgeir Valgeirsson (2002-09-22)22 September 2002 (aged 16) 5 1   HK
3MF Jóhann Árni Gunnarsson (2001-04-06) 6 April 2001 (age 20) 4 0   Fjölnir
3MF Karl Friðleifur Gunnarsson (2001-07-06) 6 July 2001 (age 20) 5 1   Breiðablik
3MF Vuk Óskar Dimitrijevic (2001-02-28) 28 February 2001 (age 20) 3 1   Leiknir Reykjavík
3MF Davíð Snær Jóhannsson (2002-06-15)15 June 2002 (aged 16) 3 0   Keflavík
3MF Mikael Egill Ellertsson (2002-03-11)11 March 2002 (aged 17) 4 0   SPAL
3MF Þórður Gunnar Hafþórsson (2001-08-10)10 August 2001 (aged 17) 1 0   Vestri
4FW Andri Lucas Guðjohnsen (2002-01-29)29 January 2002 (aged 17) 10 4   Real Madrid
4FW Ísak Bergmann Jóhannesson (2003-03-23)23 March 2003 (aged 16) 5 1   Norrköping
4FW Danijel Dejan Djuric (2003-01-05)5 January 2003 (aged 16) 2 0   Midtjylland

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Elite qualifying stage results 2006–07". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Elite qualifying stage tables, 2007 U-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Elite qualifying stage results 2007–08". Uefa.com. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  4. ^ "Elite qualifying stage tables, 2008 U-19 European Championships". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  5. ^ "2011 UEFA under-19 European Championships: Group 1 final standings". Uefa.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  6. ^ "Under-19 result: Iceland 4–0 Kazakhstan". soccerway.com. 20 October 2010. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  7. ^ "Iceland under-19 fixtures for 2012 European Championships". Football Association of Iceland. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
  8. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under19/season=2013/standings/round=2000318/group=2001753/index.html
  9. ^ http://www.uefa.com/under19/season=2014/standings/round=2000383/group=2002192/index.html
  10. ^ "Under-19 EURO: new schedule". UEFA.com. 13 August 2020. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  11. ^ "2020/21 Under-19 EURO cancelled". UEFA.com. 23 February 2021. Retrieved 6 June 2021.