Iceland women's national football team

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Iceland
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Nickname(s) Stelpurnar okkar (Our girls)
Association Football Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Jón Þór Hauksson
Captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most caps Katrín Jónsdóttir (133)
Top scorer Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (77)
Home stadium Laugardalsvöllur
FIFA code ISL
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First colours
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FIFA ranking
Current 22 Steady2.svg(7 December 2018) [1]
Highest15 (September 2011)
Lowest22 (September 2018)
First international
Flag of Scotland (traditional).svg Scotland 3–2 Iceland Flag of Iceland.svg
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; September 20, 1981)
Biggest win
Flag of Iceland.svg Iceland 12–0 Estonia Flag of Estonia.svg
(Reykjavík, Iceland; September 17, 2009)
Biggest defeat
Flag of Germany.svg Germany 8–0 Iceland Flag of Iceland.svg
(Mannheim, Germany; June 28, 1996)
Flag of the United States.svg U.S. 8–0 Iceland Flag of Iceland.svg
(Charlotte, United States; April 5, 2000)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009 )
Best resultQuarterfinals (2013)

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 island republic in Northern Europe

Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of 348,580 and an area of 103,000 km2 (40,000 sq mi), making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe. The capital and largest city is Reykjavík, with Reykjavík and the surrounding areas in the southwest of the country being home to over two-thirds of the population. Iceland is volcanically and geologically active. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence keep summers chilly, with most of the archipelago having a tundra climate.

Womens association football association football when played by women

Women's association football, also commonly known as women's football or women's soccer is the most prominent team sport played by women around the globe. It is played at the professional level in numerous countries throughout the world and 176 national teams participate internationally.

The FIFA Women's World Rankings for football were introduced in 2003, with the first rankings published in March of that year, as a follow-on to the existing Men's FIFA World Rankings. They attempt to compare the strength of internationally active women's national teams at any given time.

Contents

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]

Tournament record

World Cup

World Cup Finals
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 1991 Did not enter
Flag of Sweden.svg 1995 Did not qualify
Flag of the United States.svg 1999
Flag of the United States.svg 2003
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg 2007
Flag of Germany.svg 2011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 2015
Flag of France.svg 2019
Total0/8
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

European Championship

UEFA European Championship record
YearResultGPWD*LGFGAGD
1984 Did not qualify
Flag of Norway.svg 1987 Did not enter
Flag of Germany.svg 1989
Flag of Denmark.svg 1991
Flag of Italy.svg 1993 Did not qualify
Flag of Germany.svg 1995
Flag of Norway.svg Flag of Sweden.svg 1997
Flag of Germany.svg 2001
Flag of England.svg 2005
Flag of Finland.svg 2009 Group Stage300315–4
Flag of Sweden.svg 2013 Quarter-Finals411228–6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg 2017 Group Stage300316–5
Total3/1210118419–15
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Algarve Cup

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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.

The Algarve Cup, nicknamed the Mini FIFA Women's World Cup, is a global 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.

Portuguese Football Federation governing body of association football in Portugal

The Portuguese Football Federation is the governing body of football in Portugal. It organises the Campeonato de Portugal, the Taça de Portugal, the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, youth levels, women's football, beach soccer, futsal, and also the men's and the women's national football teams. Formed in 1914, it is based in the city of Oeiras.

Portugal Republic in Southwestern Europe

Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.

YearResultMatchesWinsDrawsLossesGFGA
Flag of Portugal.svg 1994
Flag of Portugal.svg 1995
Flag of Portugal.svg 1996 6th place411246
Flag of Portugal.svg 1997 7th place4013112
Flag of Portugal.svg 1998
Flag of Portugal.svg 1999
Flag of Portugal.svg 2000
Flag of Portugal.svg 2001
Flag of Portugal.svg 2002
Flag of Portugal.svg 2003
Flag of Portugal.svg 2004
Flag of Portugal.svg 2005
Flag of Portugal.svg 2006
Flag of Portugal.svg 2007 9th place4211115
Flag of Portugal.svg 2008 7th place4400121
Flag of Portugal.svg 2009 6th place410335
Flag of Portugal.svg 2010 9th place4103610
Flag of Portugal.svg 2011 Runners-Up430176
Flag of Portugal.svg 2012 6th place410338
Flag of Portugal.svg 2013 9th place4103511
Flag of Portugal.svg 2014 Third place430157
Flag of Portugal.svg 2015 10th place401305
Flag of Portugal.svg 2016 Third place421174
Flag of Portugal.svg 2017 9th place412134
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018 9th place403123
Flag of Portugal.svg 2018 9th place411155
Total 15/26592111277492

Team

Current squad

The following players were named for the 2019 Algarve Cup. [6]

The 2019 Algarve Cup was the 26th edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal. It took place from 27 February to 6 March.

Caps and goals are current as of 4. September 2018.

Head coach: Jón Þór Hauksson

Assistant coach: Ian Jeffs

No.Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
121 GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 32)210 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur
131 GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-09-12) 12 September 1986 (age 32)60 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
11 GK Bryndís Lára Hrafnkelsdóttir (1991-01-11) 11 January 1991 (age 28)10 Flag of Iceland.svg Þór/KA

112 DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 32)1023 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur
22 DF Sif Atladóttir (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 33)790 Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad
42 DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 23)736 Flag of Sweden.svg Rosengård
192 DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 29)420 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV
62 DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 21)200 Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF
142 DF Guðrún Arnardóttir (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 23)70 Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF
182 DF Ásta Eir Árnadóttir (1993-08-23) 23 August 1993 (age 25)20 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik

73 MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 28)12320 Flag of Germany.svg Wolfsburg
103 MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27)7922 Flag of the United States.svg Portland Thorns
53 MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 30)619 Flag of the United States.svg Utah Royals FC
173 MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 19)232 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
83 MF Sigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 24)160 Flag of Iceland.svg ÍBV
153 MF Selma Sól Magnúsdóttir (1998-04-23) 23 April 1998 (age 20)121 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
233 MF Andrea Rán Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 23)92 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik
33 MF Þórdís Hrönn Sigfúsdóttir (1993-11-19) 19 November 1993 (age 25)00 Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad

94 FW Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25) 25 July 1986 (age 32)11978 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur
224 FW Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 30)977 Flag of England.svg Reading
164 FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 24)4010 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur
204 FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 27)372 Flag of the Netherlands.svg PSV
214 FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 23)161 Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad

Recent call-ups

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
DF Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 33)630 Flag of Sweden.svg Djurgårdens IF v. Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic , 4 September 2018INJ

DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 27)360 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 22 January 2019
DF Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 26)121 Flag of Iceland.svg Þór/KA v. Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia , 11 June 2018INJ
DF Anna Rakel Pétursdóttir (1998-08-24) 24 August 1998 (age 20)50 Flag of Sweden.svg Linköping v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 22 January 2019
DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-08-04) 4 August 2000 (age 18)40 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark , 7 March 2018

MF Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 26)191 Flag of Iceland.svg Stjarnan v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan , 2 March 2018
MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 18)61 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur v. Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands , 10 April 2018
MF Andrea Mist Pálsdóttir (1998-10-25) 25 October 1998 (age 20)20 Flag of Iceland.svg Þór/KA v. Flag of Japan.svg  Japan, 2 March 2018
MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 18)10 Flag of Iceland.svg Breiðablik v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 22 January 2019

FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 28)9815 Flag of Iceland.svg Valur v. Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland , 22 January 2019
FW Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 32)6719 Flag of Iceland.svg Stjarnan v. Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia, 11 June 2018INJ
FW Sandra Jessen (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 24)246 Flag of Germany.svg Bayer Leverkusen v. Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, 7 March 2018INJ

Coaching staff

Head coaching history

NameYearsMatchesWonTiedLost
Flag of Iceland.svg Sigurður Hannesson 1981–19847016
Flag of Iceland.svg Sigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985–19868413
Flag of Iceland.svg Aðalsteinn Örnólfsson 19872002
Flag of Iceland.svg Steinn Mar Helgason 19924112
Flag of Iceland.svg Logi Ólafsson 1993–19948602
Flag of Iceland.svg Kristinn Björnsson 1995–1996163211
Flag of Iceland.svg Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997–199812138
Flag of Iceland.svg Þórður Georg Lárusson 19993021
Flag of Iceland.svg Logi Ólafsson 20007124
Flag of Iceland.svg Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001–200310145
Flag of Iceland.svg Helena Ólafsdóttir 2003–200414518
Flag of Iceland.svg Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005–200612417
Flag of Iceland.svg Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007–20137134730
Flag of Iceland.svg Freyr Alexandersson 2013–201859271319
Flag of Iceland.svg Jón Þór Hauksson 2018–1211

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Most capped players

#NameIceland careerCaps
1 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013133
2 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007–123
3 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003–119
4 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003–114
5 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–112
6 Þóra Björg Helgadóttir 1998–2014108
7 Edda Garðarsdóttir 1997–2013103
8 Hallbera Gísladóttir 2008–102
9 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009–98
10 Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008–97
11 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010–79
Sif Atladóttir 2007–79
13 Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012–73
14 Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir 2003–201470
15 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–200969
16 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006–67
17 Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006–66
18 Guðrún Sóley Gunnarsdóttir 1999–200965
19 Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir 2004–63
20 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2012–61
*Active players in bold, statistics as of 10 April 2018.

Top goalscorers

#PlayerIceland careerGoalsCapsGoals per game
1 Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir 2003–781190.65
2 Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir 2003–371120.33
3 Ásthildur Helgadóttir 1993–200723690.33
4 Dagný Brynjarsdóttir 2010–22790.28
5 Katrín Jónsdóttir 1994–2013211330.16
6 Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir 2007–201230.16
7 Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir 2006–19670.28
8 Dóra María Lárusdóttir 2003–181140.16
9 Fanndís Friðriksdóttir 2009–15980.15
10 Olga Færseth 1994–200614540.26
11 Elín Metta Jensen 2012–10400.25
Katrín Ómarsdóttir 2006–10660.15
13 Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir 2011–9610.15
14 Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir 1981–19948260.31
Margrét Ólafsdóttir 1993–20028510.16
16 Rakel Ögmundsdóttir 1999–20007100.70
Rakel Hönnudóttir 2008–7970.07
18 Sandra María Jessen 2012–6240.25
Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir 2012–6730.08

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