Iceland women's national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Stelpurnar okkar (Our girls)
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 (77)
Home stadium Laugardalsvöllur
FIFA code ISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 20 Decrease 1 (25 March 2016)
Highest 15 (September 2011)
Lowest 21 (September 2006)
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, United States; 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.[2] It is currently ranked as the 20th best national team in the world by FIFA (as June 2016; comparatively, the men's football team is ranked 34th). 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.[3]

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.[4]

World Cup record[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.

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Norway 1987 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
West Germany 1989 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Denmark 1991 Did Not Enter - - - - - - -
Italy 1993 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany 1995 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
NorwaySweden 1997 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Germany2001 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
England 2005 Did Not Qualify - - - - - - -
Finland 2009 Qualified 3 0 0 3 1 5 -4
Sweden 2013 Quarter-Finals 4 1 1 2 2 8 -6
Netherlands 2017 To Be Determined - - - - - - -
Total 2/12 - - - - - - -
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following squad was called up for the UEFA Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 1 matches against  Scotland and  Macedonia on 3 and 7 June 2016.[5]

Caps and goals are current as of 7 June 2016 after match against  Macedonia.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gunnarsdóttir, GuðbjörgGuðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18)18 May 1985 (aged 30) 42 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
12 1GK Sigurðardóttir, SandraSandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 29) 13 0 Iceland Valur

4 2DF Viggósdóttir, Glódís PerlaGlódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27)27 June 1995 (aged 20) 41 2 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF
11 2DF Gísladóttir, Hallbera GuðnýHallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14)14 September 1986 (aged 29) 71 2 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
14 2DF Sigurðardóttir, Málfríður ErnaMálfríður Erna Sigurðardóttir (1984-05-30)30 May 1984 (aged 31) 27 0 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
17 2DF Viðarsdóttir, ElísaElísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 24) 27 0 Iceland Valur
19 2DF Kristjánsdóttir, Anna BjörkAnna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14)14 October 1989 (aged 26) 22 0 Sweden KIF Örebro
2 2DF Atladóttir, SifSif Atladóttir (1985-07-15)15 July 1985 (aged 30) 54 0 Sweden Kristianstad

5 3MF Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur YrsaGunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28)28 September 1988 (aged 27) 29 3 Norway Stabæk Fotball Kvinner
7 3MF Gunnarsdóttir, Sara BjörkSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29)29 September 1990 (aged 25) 94 18 Sweden FC Rosengård
10 3MF Brynjarsdóttir, DagnýDagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10)10 August 1991 (aged 24) 64 17 United States Portland Thorns
21 3MF Hauksdóttir, Andrea RánAndrea Rán Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28)28 January 1996 (aged 20) 3 2 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
22 3MF Jensen, Elín MettaElín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01)1 March 1995 (aged 21) 20 4 Iceland Valur
23 3MF Friðriksdóttir, FanndísFanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09)9 May 1990 (aged 25) 71 7 Iceland Breiðablik UBK

6 4FW Magnúsdóttir, HólmfríðurHólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (1984-09-20)20 September 1984 (aged 31) 105 37 Norway Avaldsnes IL
9 4FW Viðarsdóttir, Margrét LáraMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25)25 July 1986 (aged 29) 108 77 Iceland Valur
16 4FW Þorsteinsdóttir, HarpaHarpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27)27 June 1986 (aged 29) 61 18 Iceland Stjarnan Women
20 4FW Þorvaldsdóttir, Berglind BjörgBerglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18)18 January 1992 (aged 24) 15 0 Iceland Fylkir

Recent schedule and results[edit]

2016[edit]

The following is a list of matches in 2016

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coaching history[edit]

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost
Iceland Hannesson, SigurðurSigurður Hannesson 1981-1984 7 0 1 6
Iceland Sigsteinsson, SigurbergurSigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985-1986 8 4 1 3
Iceland Örnólfsson, AðalsteinnAðalsteinn Örnólfsson 1987 2 0 0 2
Iceland Helgason, Steinn MarSteinn Mar Helgason 1992 4 1 1 2
Iceland Ólafsson, LogiLogi Ólafsson 1993-1994 8 6 0 2
Iceland Björnsson, KristinnKristinn Björnsson 1995-1996 16 3 2 11
Iceland Sigurgeirsdóttir, VandaVanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997-1998 12 1 3 8
Iceland Lárusson, Þórður GeorgÞórður Georg Lárusson 1999 3 0 2 1
Iceland Ólafsson, LogiLogi Ólafsson 2000 7 1 2 4
Iceland Sveinsson, Jörundur ÁkiJörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001-2003 10 1 4 5
Iceland Ólafsdóttir, HelenaHelena Ólafsdóttir 2003-2004 14 5 1 8
Iceland Sveinsson, Jörundur ÁkiJörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005-2006 12 4 1 7
Iceland Eyjólfsson, Sigurður RagnarSigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007-2013 71 34 7 30
Iceland Alexandersson, FreyrFreyr Alexandersson 2013–present 31 18 4 9

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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. ^ 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. ^ » STELPURNAR OKKAR Barði Jóhannsson
  5. ^ "Úrslit - staða | Mótalisti | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 2016-06-30. 
  6. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 

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