Iceland women's national football team

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football.[2] They are currently ranked as the 17th best women's national team in the world by FIFA as of December 2019. On 30 October 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
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Stelpurnar okkar (Our Girls)
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachÞorsteinn Halldórsson
CaptainSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most capsSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (143)
Top scorerMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (79)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 14 Increase 3 (5 August 2022)[1]
Highest14 (August 2022)
Lowest22 (September 2018)
First international
 Scotland 3–2 Iceland 
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; 20 September 1981)
Biggest win
 Iceland 12–0 Estonia 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 17 September 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 8–0 Iceland 
(Mannheim, Germany; 28 June 1996)
 United States 8–0 Iceland 
(Charlotte, United States; 5 April 2000)
European Championship
Appearances4 (first in 2009)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2013)

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

HistoryEdit

The Iceland women's national football team played its first game on 20 September 1981, facing Scotland.[6] Bryndís Einarsdóttir scored Iceland's first ever goal in the 2–3 loss, with Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir scoring the other.[7]

Team imageEdit

NicknamesEdit

The Iceland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Stelpurnar okkar (Our Girls)".

Home stadiumEdit

Iceland plays their home matches on the Laugardalsvöllur.

Results and fixturesEdit

The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.

Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2021Edit

21 September 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C Iceland   0–2   Netherlands Reykjavík, Iceland
Report
  • Van de Donk   23'
  • Groenen   65'
Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Referee: Rebecca Welch (England)
26 October 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup qualification – UEFA Group C Iceland   5–0   Cyprus Reykjavík, Iceland
Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Referee: Anastasiya Romanyuk (Ukraine)
25 November Friendly Iceland   2–0   Japan Almere, Netherlands
TBD CET (UTC+1) Source (JFA) Stadium: Yanmar Stadion

2022Edit

20 February SheBelieves Cup Czech Republic   1–2   Iceland Carson, California, United States
17:00 ET
Stadium: Dignity Health Sports Park
Referee: Natalie Simon (United States)
23 February SheBelieves Cup United States   5–0   Iceland Frisco, Texas, United States
21:00 ET
Report Stadium: Toyota Stadium
Attendance: 7,444
Referee: Edina Alves Batista (Brazil)
29 June Friendly Poland   1–3   Iceland Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland
16:30
Report Stadium: Stadion Dyskobolii Grodzisk Wielkopolski
Referee: Michalina Diakow (Poland)
10 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Belgium   1–1   Iceland Manchester, England
17:00
Report Stadium: Manchester City Academy Stadium
Attendance: 3,859[8]
Referee: Tess Olofsson (Sweden)
14 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Italy   1–1   Iceland Manchester, England
17:00
Report Stadium: Manchester City Academy Stadium
Attendance: 4,029[9]
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
18 July UEFA Euro 2022 group stage Iceland   1–1   France Rotherham, England
20:00
Report
Stadium: New York Stadium
Attendance: 7,392[10]
Referee: Jana Adámková (Czech Republic)

Coaching staffEdit

Current coaching staffEdit

As of 10 July 2021
Position Name Ref.
Head coach Þorsteinn Halldórsson
Assistant coach Ásmundur Haraldsson

Manager historyEdit

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost
  Sigurður Hannesson 1981–1984 7 0 1 6
  Sigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985–1986 8 4 1 3
  Aðalsteinn Örnólfsson 1987 2 0 0 2
  Steinn Mar Helgason 1992 4 1 1 2
  Logi Ólafsson 1993–1994 8 6 0 2
  Kristinn Björnsson 1995–1996 16 3 2 11
  Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997–1998 12 1 3 8
  Þórður Lárusson 1999 3 0 2 1
  Logi Ólafsson 2000 7 1 2 4
  Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001–2003 10 1 4 5
  Helena Ólafsdóttir 2003–2004 14 5 1 8
  Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005–2006 12 4 1 7
  Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007–2013 77 39 8 30
  Freyr Alexandersson 2013–2018 59 27 13 19
  Jón Þór Hauksson 2018–2020 20 12 4 4
  Þorsteinn Halldórsson 2021– 25 17 4 4

Source:[11]

As of 20 July 2022 after the match against   France.

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following players were called up for the UEFA Women's Euro 2022[12]

Caps and goals are current as of 10 July 2022.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 35) 46 0   Valur
1GK Auður Sveinbjörnsdóttir Scheving (2002-08-15) 15 August 2002 (age 19) 1 0   UMF Afturelding
1GK Telma Ívarsdóttir (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 23) 1 0   Breiðablik

2DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 35) 132 3   IFK Kalmar
2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 27) 105 6   FC Bayern Munich
2DF Sif Atladóttir (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 37) 90 0   Selfoss
2DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 31) 49 0   Valur
2DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 24) 46 0   Vålerenga
2DF Guðrún Arnardóttir (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 27) 22 1   FC Rosengård
2DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 22) 16 0   A.C. Milan
2DF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir (2001-06-02) 2 June 2001 (age 21) 8 0   Breiðablik

3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 31) 143 22   Juventus
3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 30) 105 35   West Ham United
3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 33) 94 14   Orlando Pride
3MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 23) 50 4   BK Häcken
3MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 22) 26 3   Eintracht Frankfurt
3MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 20) 23 8   FC Bayern Munich
3MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 24) 18 2   Rosenborg
3MF Amanda Andradóttir (2003-12-18) 18 December 2003 (age 18) 7 0   Kristianstads DFF

4FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 30) 67 12   Brann
4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 27) 60 16   Valur
4FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 26) 39 2   Brann
4FW Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir (2001-06-05) 5 June 2001 (age 21) 23 7   VfL Wolfsburg

Recent call-upsEdit

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

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Auður Sveinbjörnsdóttir Scheving (2002-09-12) 12 September 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Afturelding v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
GK Tinna Brá Magnúsdóttir (2004-06-28) 28 June 2004 (age 18) 1 0   Fylkir v.   Estonia, 22 June 2022

DF Barbára Sól Gísladóttir (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 21) 3 0   Selfoss v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Áslaug Dóra Sigurbjörnsdóttir (2003-04-23) 23 April 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Selfoss v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Arna Eiríksdóttir (2002-09-14) 14 September 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Þór/KA v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Karen María Sigurgeirsdóttir (2001-06-22) 22 June 2001 (age 21) 1 0   Breiðablik v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Unnur Dóra Bergsdóttir (2000-07-19) 19 July 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Selfoss v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Sóley María Steinarsdóttir (2000-09-14) 14 September 2000 (age 21) 1 0   Þróttur Reykjavík v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
DF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir (1993-08-23) 23 August 1993 (age 28) 11 0   Breiðablik v.   Czech Republic, 12 April 2022
DF Natasha Anasi (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 30) 5 1   Breiðablik v.   Czech Republic, 20 February 2022 INJ
DF Hafrún Rakel Halldórsdóttir (2002-10-01) 1 October 2002 (age 19) 4 0   Breiðablik v.   Cyprus, 26 October 2021
DF Kristín Dís Árnadóttir (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 22) 0 0   Brøndby v.   Republic of Ireland, 15 June 2021

MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-06-12) 12 June 2000 (age 22) 20 3   Piteå IF v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Ída Marín Hermannsdóttir (2002-07-13) 13 July 2002 (age 20) 3 0   Valur v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Ásdís Karen Halldórsdóttir (1999-12-20) 20 December 1999 (age 22) 1 0   Valur v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Diljá Ýr Zomers (2003-11-11) 11 November 2003 (age 18) 1 0   BK Häcken v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Katla María Þórðardóttir (2003-02-13) 13 February 2003 (age 19) 1 0   Selfoss v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Andrea Rut Bjarnadóttir (2003-09-26) 26 September 2003 (age 18) 1 0   Þróttur Reykjavík v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Gyða Kristín Gunnarsdóttir (2000-01-01) 1 January 2000 (age 22) 1 0   Stjarnan v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Dagný Rún Pétursdóttir (2003-03-10) 10 March 2003 (age 19) 1 1   Víkingur v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
MF Karitas Tómasdóttir (1995-09-19) 19 September 1995 (age 26) 9 0   Breiðablik v.   Czech Republic, 20 February 2022
MF Berglind Rós Ágústsdóttir (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 27) 4 0   KIF Örebro v.   Cyprus, 26 October 2021 INJ
MF Andrea Rán Snæfeld Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 26) 12 2   América v.   Netherlands, 21 September 2021

FW Sólveig Jóhannesdóttir Larsen (1995-11-28) 28 November 1995 (age 26) 1 1   Afturelding v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022
FW Birta Georgsdóttir (2002-08-23) 23 August 2002 (age 19) 1 0   Breiðablik v.   Estonia, 24 June 2022

Notes:

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury

Previous squadsEdit

UEFA Women's Championship

CaptainsEdit

RecordsEdit

As of 8 March 2021
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

HonoursEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

  Runners-up: 2011
  Third place: 2014, 2016
  Runners-up: 2022

Competitive recordEdit

FIFA Women's World CupEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record Qualification record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did not enter UEFA Women's Euro 1991
  1995 Did not qualify UEFA Women's Euro 1995
  1999 6 1 2 3 5 9 −4
  2003 8 2 4 2 10 12 −2
  2007 10 4 2 4 20 15 +5
  2011 10 8 0 2 33 3 +30
  2015 10 6 1 3 29 9 +20
  2019 8 5 2 1 22 6 +16
    2023 To be determined To be determined
Total 52 26 11 15 119 54 +65
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's ChampionshipEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record Qualifying record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify 6 0 1 5 2 19 −17
  1987 Did not enter Did not enter
  1989
  1991
  1993 Did not qualify 4 1 1 2 3 7 −4
  1995 6 4 0 2 14 6 +8
    1997 8 2 1 5 8 21 −13
  2001 8 1 3 4 14 19 −5
  2005 10 4 1 5 26 20 +6
  2009 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 5 −4 10 7 1 2 31 5 +26
  2013 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 8 −6 12 9 1 2 34 8 +26
  2017 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 6 −5 8 7 0 1 34 2 +32
  2022 Group stage 3 0 3 0 3 3 0 8 6 1 1 25 5 +20
Total 4/13 13 1 4 8 7 22 –15 80 41 10 29 191 112 +79
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve CupEdit

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The Algarve Cup is an invitational tournament for national teams in women's association football hosted by the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Held annually in the Algarve region of Portugal since 1994, it is one of the most prestigious and longest-running women's international football events and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup[13]".

  Algarve Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA
1994 Did not enter
1995
1996 6th place 4 1 1 2 4 6
1997 7th place 4 0 1 3 1 12
1998 Did not enter
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007 9th place 4 2 1 1 11 5
2008 7th place 4 4 0 0 12 1
2009 6th place 4 1 0 3 3 5
2010 9th place 4 1 0 3 6 10
2011 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 7 6
2012 6th place 4 1 0 3 3 8
2013 9th place 4 1 0 3 5 11
2014 Third place 4 3 0 1 5 7
2015 10th place 4 0 1 3 0 5
2016 Third place 4 2 1 1 7 4
2017 9th place 4 1 2 1 3 4
2018 9th place 4 0 3 1 2 3
2019 9th place 3 1 1 1 5 5
Total 15/26 59 21 11 27 74 92

SheBelieves CupEdit

The SheBelieves Cup is a global invitational tournament for national teams in women's soccer hosted in the United States.

  SheBelieves Cup record
Year Result Matches Wins Draws Losses GF GA Coach
2016 Did not enter
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022 Runners-up 3 2 0 1 3 6 Þorsteinn Halldórsson
Total 1/7 3 2 0 1 3 6

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 5 August 2022. Retrieved 5 August 2022.
  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. ^ "Fyrsti kvennalandsleikurinn í knattspyrnu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 September 1981. p. 38. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Man lítið eftir fyrsta markinu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 16 June 2006. p. 6D. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Belgium vs. Iceland" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. 10 July 2022. Retrieved 10 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Italy vs. Iceland" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. 14 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
  10. ^ "Iceland vs. France" (JSON). Union of European Football Associations. 18 July 2022. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  11. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  12. ^ "Hópur A kvenna fyrir EM 2022 – Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". ksi.is (in Icelandic). 2022-06-11. Retrieved 2022-06-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  13. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Archived from the original on March 13, 2014. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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