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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]

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)

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]

Contents

Tournament recordEdit

World CupEdit

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

European ChampionshipEdit

UEFA European 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 CupEdit

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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
  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

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

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 1GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 34) 64 0   Djurgårdens IF
12 1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 32) 23 0   Valur
13 1GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 32) 7 0   Breiðablik

11 2DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 32) 105 3   Valur
2 2DF Sif Atladóttir (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 33) 79 0   Kristianstad
4 2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 24) 77 6   Rosengård
19 2DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 29) 43 0   PSV
6 2DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 21) 24 0   Djurgårdens IF
18 2DF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir (1993-08-23) 23 August 1993 (age 25) 7 0   Breiðablik
22 2DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 (age 18) 4 0   Valur
3 2DF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir (2001-06-02) 2 June 2001 (age 18) 2 0   Breiðablik

7 3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 28) 125 20   VfL Wolfsburg
10 3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27) 81 23   Portland Thorns
5 3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 30) 64 9   Utah Royals FC
17 3MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 19) 25 2   Breiðablik
14 3MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 19) 8 2   Valur
15 3MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 19) 3 0   Breiðablik
8 3MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 17) 1 0   Breiðablik

9 4FW Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 32) 121 78   Valur
23 4FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 29) 102 15   Valur
16 4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 24) 42 10   Valur
20 4FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27) 41 4   Breiðablik
18 4FW Sandra Jessen (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 24) 27 6   Bayer Leverkusen

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 Bryndís Lára Hrafnkelsdóttir (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 28) 1 0   Þór/KA v.   Scotland, 21 January 2019

DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 28) 36 0   Valur v.   Scotland, 21 January 2019
DF Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 26) 12 1   Þór/KA v.   Spain, 6 March 2017
DF Guðrún Arnardóttir (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 23) 8 0   Djurgårdens IF v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019
DF Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20) 6 0   Linköping v.   South Korea, 6 April 2019

MF Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 26) 19 1   Stjarnan v.   Japan, 2 March 2018
MF Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 25) 18 0   ÍBV v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 21) 14 1   Breiðablik v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 23) 10 2   Breiðablik v.   South Korea, 6 April 2019
MF Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 20) 3 0   Þór/KA v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Lára Kristín Pedersen (1994-05-23) 23 May 1994 (age 25) 2 0   Þór/KA v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019
MF Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 25) 2 0   Þór/KA v.   South Korea, 9 April 2019

FW Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 30) 99 9   Reading v.   South Korea, 9 March 2019INJ
FW Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 33) 67 19   Stjarnan v.   Slovenia, 11 June 2018INJ
FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 23) 16 1   Kristianstad v.   Portugal, 6 March 2019INJ

Coaching staffEdit

Head coaching 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 71 34 7 30
  Freyr Alexandersson 2013–2018 59 27 13 19
  Jón Þór Hauksson 2018– 8 4 3 1

[7]

Most capped playersEdit

# 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 goalscorersEdit

# 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

ReferencesEdit

  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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