Iceland women's national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Football Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
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 Steady (19 December 2014)
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 (2013)[1]

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football. It is currently ranked as the 20th 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]

The squad for the 2015 Algarve Cup.

Head coach: Freyr Alexandersson

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 28) 8 0 Iceland Stjarnan Women
2 2DF Anna María Baldursdóttir (1994-08-28)28 August 1994 (aged 20) 4 0 Iceland Stjarnan Women
3 2DF Lára Kristín Pedersen (1993-05-23)23 May 1993 (aged 21) 0 0 Iceland Stjarnan Women
4 2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27)27 June 1995 (aged 19) 25 1 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
5 2DF Arna Sif Ásgrímsdóttir (1992-08-12)12 August 1992 (aged 22) 2 1 Iceland Þór Akureyri
6 4FW Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (1984-09-20)20 September 1984 (aged 30) 93 33 Norway Avaldsnes IL
7 3MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (c) (1990-09-29)29 September 1990 (aged 24) 78 16 Sweden FC Rosengård
8 3MF Katrín Ómarsdóttir (1987-06-27)27 June 1987 (aged 27) 64 10 England Liverpool L.F.C.
9 4FW Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25)25 July 1986 (aged 28) 94 71 Sweden Kristianstads DFF
10 3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10)10 August 1991 (aged 23) 48 11 Germany Bayern Munich
11 3MF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14)14 September 1986 (aged 28) 57 1 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
12 1GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-12-09)9 December 1986 (aged 28) 0 0 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
13 1GK Guðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18)18 May 1985 (aged 29) 31 0 Norway LSK Kvinner FK
14 3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28)28 September 1988 (aged 26) 13 0 Norway Stabæk Fotball Kvinner
15 2DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14)14 October 1989 (aged 25) 9 0 Iceland Stjarnan Women
16 4FW Harpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27)27 June 1986 (aged 28) 46 8 Iceland Stjarnan Women
17 3MF Ásgerður Baldursdóttir (1987-10-05)5 October 1987 (aged 27) 4 0 Iceland Stjarnan Women
18 3MF Guðný Björk Óðinsdóttir (1988-09-27)27 September 1988 (aged 26) 35 0 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
19 4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01)1 March 1995 (aged 20) 11 2 Iceland Valur
20 2DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 23) 17 0 Sweden Kristianstads DFF
21 4FW Fanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09)9 May 1990 (aged 24) 55 5 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
22 3MF Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30)30 December 1988 (aged 26) 65 5 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
23 4FW Guðmunda Brynja Óladóttir (1994-01-03)3 January 1994 (aged 21) 4 1 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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