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 18th 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 coachJón Þór Hauksson
CaptainSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most capsSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (134)
Top scorerMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (79)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 19 Decrease 1 (14 August 2020)[1]
Highest15 (September 2011)
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
Appearances3 (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

Home stadiumEdit

The Iceland women's national football team play their home matches on the Laugardalsvöllur.

Coaching staffEdit

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Jón Þór Hauksson
Assistant coach Ian Jeffs

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

The following 23 players were named to the squad for the UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifiers against   Sweden on 27 October 2020, respectively.[6]

Caps and goals are current as of 27 October 2020.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 34) 34 0   Valur
12 1GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 33) 7 0   Breiðablik
13 1GK Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (2003-07-26) 26 July 2003 (age 17) 1 0   Fylkir

11 2DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 34) 117 3   Valur
4 2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 25) 89 6   Rosengård
19 2DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 31) 43 0   Le Havre
3 2DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 29) 38 0   Valur
6 2DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 23) 35 0   Vålerenga
20 2DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 (age 20) 8 0   Valur
21 2DF Barbára Sól Gísladóttir (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 19) 2 0   Selfoss
2DF Kristín Dís Árnadóttir (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0   Breiðablik

7 3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 30) 136 22   Lyon
3MF Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 31) 103 9   Breiðablik
5 3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 32) 76 10   Utah Royals FC
17 3MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 21) 33 2   Breiðablik
14 3MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20) 18 3   Valur
22 3MF Andrea Rán Snæfeld Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 24) 10 2   Breiðablik
15 3MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 20) 10 2   Breiðablik
3MF Bryndís Arna Níelsdóttir (2003-06-13) 13 June 2003 (age 17) 0 0   Fylkir

16 4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 25) 54 16   Valur
9 4FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 28) 48 6   Le Havre
2 4FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 25) 24 1   Kristianstad
23 4FW Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir (2001-06-05) 5 June 2001 (age 19) 5 2   Breiðablik

Recent call-upsEdit

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 Ingibjörg Valgeirsdóttir (1998-01-14) 14 January 1998 (age 22) 0 0   KR Reykjavík v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020

DF Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 22) 7 0   IK Uppsala v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020
DF Natasha Anasi (1991-10-02) 2 October 1991 (age 29) 2 0   Keflavík v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020
DF Berglind Rós Ágústsdóttir (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 25) 1 0   Fylkir v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020

MF Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 36) 113 37   Avaldsnes IL v.   Sweden, 27 October 2020
MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 29) 90 29   Selfoss v.   Sweden, 22 September 2020 INJ
MF Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 26) 20 0   FH v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020
MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 19) 4 1   Breiðablik v.   Sweden, 27 October 2020 INJ
MF Hildur Antonsdóttir (1995-09-18) 18 September 1995 (age 25) 2 0   Breiðablik v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020 INJ

FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 30) 109 17   Valur v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020
FW Sandra Jessen (1995-01-28) 28 January 1995 (age 25) 31 6   Bayer Leverkusen v.   Ukraine, 10 March 2020

Notes:

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury

Previous squadsEdit

Individual recordsEdit

ManagersEdit

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 71 34 7 30
  Freyr Alexandersson 2013–2018 59 27 13 19
  Jón Þór Hauksson 2018–present 20 12 4 4

[7]

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.

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixtures

2020Edit

4 March 2020 Pinatar Cup Iceland   1–0   Northern Ireland San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
14:00 Brynjarsdóttir   23' Report Stadium: Pinatar Arenal
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
7 March 2020 Pinatar Cup Scotland   1–0   Iceland San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
14:00
Report Stadium: Pinatar Arenal
10 March 2020 Pinatar Cup Iceland   1–0   Ukraine San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain
14:00 Jónsdóttir   34' Report Stadium: Pinatar Arenal
Referee: Zuzana Valentová (Slovakia)
17 September 2020 (2020-09-17) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Iceland   9–0   Latvia Reykjavík
20:45 (18:45 WET)
Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)
22 September 2020 (2020-09-22) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Iceland   1–1   Sweden Reykjavík
20:00 (18:00 WET) Jensen   62' Report Anvegård   34' Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur,
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
27 October 2020 (2020-10-27) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Sweden   2–0   Iceland Gothenburg
18:30
Report Stadium: Gamla Ullevi
Referee: Stéphanie Frappart (France)
25 November 2020 (2020-11-25) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Slovakia   1–3   Iceland Senec
Report
Stadium: NTC Senec
Referee: Eleni Antoniou (Greece)
30 November 2020 (2020-11-30) UEFA Women's Euro 2021 qualifying Hungary   v   Iceland Szeged
Report Stadium: Szent Gellért Fórum
Referee: Frida Nielsen (Denmark)

HonoursEdit

Other tournamentsEdit

  Runners-up: 2011
  Third place: 2014, 2016

AchievementsEdit

World Cup recordEdit

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
  1991 Did not enter
  1995 Did not qualify
  1999
  2003
  2007
  2011
  2015
  2019
   2023 To be determined
Total 0/9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship recordEdit

UEFA Women's Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
  1987 Did not enter
  1989
  1991
  1993 Did not qualify
  1995
    1997
  2001
  2005
  2009 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4
  2013 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 8 –6
  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 recordEdit

Complete this table with details

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."[8]

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

See alsoEdit

Women's

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 14 August 2020. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  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. ^ "Hópur A kvenna fyrir leiki gegn Lettlandi og Svíþjóð". Ksi.is. 2020-10-09. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  7. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  8. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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