Iceland women's national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
Head coach Freyr Alexandersson
Captain Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most caps Katrín Jónsdóttir (132)
Top scorer Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (70)
Home stadium Laugardalsvöllur
FIFA ranking 20 Decrease3
Highest FIFA ranking 15 (September 2011)
Lowest FIFA ranking 21 (September 2006)
First colours
Second colours
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 USA 8–0 Iceland Iceland
(Charlotte, USA; April 5, 2000)
UEFA Women's Championship
Appearances 2 (First in 2009)
Best result Quarterfinals[1]

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. It is currently ranked as the 17th best national team in the world by FIFA (as November 2012; comparatively, the men's football team is ranked 96th). 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 and draw against Norway in the opening game.[2]

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.

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Finals
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Sweden 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 1999 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
United States 2003 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
China 2007 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 2011 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Canada 2015 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Total 0/7 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014 Algarve Cup.

Head coach: Freyr Alexandersson

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Þóra Björg Helgadóttir (1981-05-05)May 5, 1981 (aged 32) 99 0 Sweden FC Rosengård
2 2DF Soffía Arnþrúður Gunnarsdóttir (1987-10-22)October 22, 1987 (aged 26) 0 0 Sweden Jitex BK
3 2DF Ólína Guðbjörg Viðarsdóttir (1982-11-16)November 16, 1982 (aged 31) 64 2 Iceland Valur
4 2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27)June 27, 1995 (aged 18) 14 0 Iceland Stjarnan
5 3MF Katrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (1992-12-11)December 11, 1992 (aged 21) 1 0 Iceland Þór
6 4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01)March 1, 1995 (aged 19) 5 2 Iceland Valur
7 3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (c) (1990-09-29)September 29, 1990 (aged 23) 66 14 Sweden FC Rosengård
8 3MF Katrín Ómarsdóttir (1987-06-27)June 27, 1987 (aged 26) 57 10 England Liverpool
9 4FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09)May 9, 1990 (aged 23) 43 2 Norway Arna-Bjørnar
10 3MF Dóra María Lárusdóttir (1985-07-24)July 24, 1985 (aged 28) 96 15 Iceland Valur
11 3MF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14)September 14, 1986 (aged 27) 46 1 Italy ASD Torres Calcio
12 1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02)October 2, 1986 (aged 27) 6 0 Iceland Stjarnan
13 1GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18)May 18, 1985 (aged 28) 28 0 Germany 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam
14 3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10)August 10, 1991 (aged 22) 36 4 Iceland UMF Selfoss
15 2DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14)October 14, 1989 (aged 24) 1 0 Iceland Stjarnan
16 4FW Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27)June 27, 1986 (aged 27) 34 1 Iceland Stjarnan
17 3MF Ásgerður Baldursdóttir (1987-10-05)October 5, 1987 (aged 26) 0 0 Iceland Stjarnan
18 2DF Anna María Baldursdóttir (1994-08-28)August 28, 1994 (aged 19) 3 0 Iceland Stjarnan
19 3MF Þórunn Helga Jónsdóttir (1984-12-17)December 17, 1984 (aged 29) 9 0 Norway Avaldsnes IL
20 2DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26)May 26, 1991 (aged 22) 8 0 Sweden Kristianstads DFF
21 2DF Mist Edvardsdóttir (1990-10-17)October 17, 1990 (aged 23) 10 0 Iceland Valur
22 3MF Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30)December 30, 1988 (aged 25) 55 3 Iceland Breiðablik
23 4FW Guðmunda Brynja Óladóttir (1994-01-03)January 3, 1994 (aged 20) 1 0 Iceland UMF Selfoss

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Connor, Philip (2013-07-21). "Sweden thump Iceland to book semi-final with Germany | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Iceland leave it late against Norway - Women's Euro 2013 - Football - Eurosport Australia". Au.eurosport.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

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