Iceland women's national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Stelpurnar okkar (Our Girls)
AssociationFootball Association of Iceland
(Knattspyrnusamband Íslands)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachÞorsteinn Halldórsson
CaptainSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir
Most capsSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (136)
Top scorerMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (79)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 17 Decrease 1 (16 April 2021)[1]
Highest15 (September 2011)
Lowest22 (September 2018)
First international
 Scotland 3–2 Iceland 
(Kilmarnock, Scotland; 20 September 1981)
Biggest win
 Iceland 12–0 Estonia 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 17 September 2009)
Biggest defeat
 Germany 8–0 Iceland 
(Mannheim, Germany; 28 June 1996)
 United States 8–0 Iceland 
(Charlotte, United States; 5 April 2000)
European Championship
Appearances3 (first in 2009)
Best resultQuarter-finals (2013)

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football.[2] They are currently ranked as the 18th best women's national team in the world by FIFA as of December 2019. On 30 October 2008, the national team qualified to the 2009 UEFA Women's Championship, the first major football tournament Iceland ever took 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 took their first point in a major championship, following a draw against Norway in the opening game.[3][4]

During qualifiers for Women's Euro 2009 Þóra Tómasdóttir and Hrafnhildur Gunnarsdóttir followed the team and recorded the documentary Stelpurnar okkar (translated: Our Girls) which was premiered on 14 August 2009.[5]

History[edit]

The Iceland women's national football team played its first game on 20 September 1981, facing Scotland.[6] Bryndís Einarsdóttir scored Iceland's first ever goal in the 2-3 loss, with Ásta B. Gunnlaugsdóttir scoring the other.[7]

Team image[edit]

Nicknames[edit]

The Iceland women's national football team has been known or nicknamed as the "Stelpurnar okkar (Our Girls)".

Home stadium[edit]

Iceland plays their home matches on the Laugardalsvöllur.

Results and fixtures[edit]

  • The following is a list of match results in the last 12 months, as well as any future matches that have been scheduled.
Legend

  Win   Draw   Lose   Fixture

2020[edit]

17 September UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Iceland  9–0  Latvia Reykjavík, Iceland
20:45 (18:45 WET)
Report Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur
Referee: Désirée Grundbacher (Switzerland)
22 September UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Iceland  1–1  Sweden Reykjavík, Iceland
20:00 (18:00 WET) Jensen Goal 62' Report Anvegård Goal 34' Stadium: Laugardalsvöllur,
Referee: Ivana Martinčić (Croatia)
26 November UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Slovakia  1–3  Iceland Senec, Slovakia
18:00 Report
Stadium: NTC Senec
Referee: Lina Lehtovaara (Finland)
1 December UEFA Women's Euro 2022 qualifying Hungary  0–1  Iceland Budapest, Hungary
15:30 Report Stadium: Szusza Ferenc Stadion
Referee: Iuliana Demetrescu (Romania)

2021[edit]

10 April International friendly Italy  1–0  Iceland Coverciano, Italy
16:00
Report Stadium: Centro Tecnico Federale
Attendance: 0
11 June Friendly Iceland  3–2  Republic of Ireland
15 June Friendly Iceland  2–0  Republic of Ireland

Coaching staff[edit]

Current coaching staff[edit]

Position Name Ref.
Head coach Þorsteinn Halldórsson
Assistant coach Ásmundur Haraldsson

Manager history[edit]

Name Years Matches Won Tied Lost
Iceland Sigurður Hannesson 1981–1984 7 0 1 6
Iceland Sigurbergur Sigsteinsson 1985–1986 8 4 1 3
Iceland Aðalsteinn Örnólfsson 1987 2 0 0 2
Iceland Steinn Mar Helgason 1992 4 1 1 2
Iceland Logi Ólafsson 1993–1994 8 6 0 2
Iceland Kristinn Björnsson 1995–1996 16 3 2 11
Iceland Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir 1997–1998 12 1 3 8
Iceland Þórður Lárusson 1999 3 0 2 1
Iceland Logi Ólafsson 2000 7 1 2 4
Iceland Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2001–2003 10 1 4 5
Iceland Helena Ólafsdóttir 2003–2004 14 5 1 8
Iceland Jörundur Áki Sveinsson 2005–2006 12 4 1 7
Iceland Sigurður Ragnar Eyjólfsson 2007–2013 77 39 8 30
Iceland Freyr Alexandersson 2013–2018 59 27 13 19
Iceland Jón Þór Hauksson 2018–2020 20 12 4 4
Iceland Þorsteinn Halldórsson 2021– 0 0 0 0

[8]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • The following 23 players were named to the squad for the Friendly against Ireland on 11 June and 15 June 2021.[9]
  • Caps and goals are current as of 2 June 2021.
No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Sandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 34) 36 0 Iceland Valur
1GK Cecilía Rán Rúnarsdóttir (2003-07-26) 26 July 2003 (age 17) 3 0 Sweden KIF Örebro DFF
1GK Auður Sveinbjörnsdóttir Scheving (2002-09-12) 12 September 2002 (age 18) 0 0 Iceland ÍBV

2DF Hallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 34) 119 3 Sweden AIK
2DF Glódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 25) 93 6 Sweden Rosengård
2DF Elísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26) 26 May 1991 (age 30) 40 0 Iceland Valur
2DF Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 23) 37 0 Norway Vålerenga
2DF Guðrún Arnardóttir (1995-07-29) 29 July 1995 (age 25) 11 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
2DF Áslaug Munda Gunnlaugsdóttir (2001-06-02) 2 June 2001 (age 20) 5 0 Iceland Breiðablik
2DF Hafrún Rakel Halldórsdóttir (2002-10-01) 1 October 2002 (age 18) 3 0 Iceland Breiðablik
2DF Kristín Dís Árnadóttir (1999-08-19) 19 August 1999 (age 21) 0 0 Iceland Breiðablik

3MF Dagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 29) 92 30 England West Ham United
3MF Gunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 32) 80 11 United States Orlando Pride
3MF Agla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 21) 37 3 Iceland Breiðablik
3MF Alexandra Jóhannsdóttir (2000-03-19) 19 March 2000 (age 21) 14 2 Germany 1. FFC Frankfurt
3MF Andrea Rán Snæfeld Hauksdóttir (1996-01-28) 28 January 1996 (age 25) 12 2 United States Houston Dash
3MF Karólína Lea Vilhjálmsdóttir (2001-08-08) 8 August 2001 (age 19) 8 3 Germany FC Bayern Munich
3MF Karitas Tómasdóttir (1995-09-19) 19 September 1995 (age 25) 4 0 Iceland Breiðablik
3MF Berglind Rós Ágústsdóttir (1995-07-28) 28 July 1995 (age 25) 3 0 Sweden KIF Örebro

4FW Elín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 26) 58 16 Iceland Valur
4FW Berglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 29) 52 7 France Le Havre
4FW Svava Rós Guðmundsdóttir (1995-11-11) 11 November 1995 (age 25) 25 1 France FC Girondins de Bordeaux
4FW Sveindís Jane Jónsdóttir (2001-06-05) 5 June 2001 (age 20) 8 2 Sweden Kristianstad

Recent call-ups[edit]

  • The following players have been called up to a Iceland squad in the last 12 months.
Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 34) 7 0 Iceland Breiðablik v.  Hungary, 1 December 2020 RET
GK Telma Ívarsdóttir (1999-03-30) 30 March 1999 (age 22) 0 0 Iceland Breiðablik v.  Italy, 16 April 2021

DF Anna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 31) 44 0 France Le Havre v.  Italy, 16 April 2021
DF Guðný Árnadóttir (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 20) 10 0 Italy Napoli v.  Italy, 16 April 2021 INJ
DF Barbára Sól Gísladóttir (2001-03-26) 26 March 2001 (age 20) 2 0 Iceland Selfoss v.  Hungary, 1 December 2020 INJ

MF Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 30) 136 22 France Lyon v.  Sweden, 1 December 2020 INJ
MF Hólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 36) 113 37 Iceland Selfoss v.  Sweden, 27 October 2020 RET
MF Rakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 32) 103 9 Iceland Breiðablik v.  Hungary, 1 December 2020 RET
MF Hlín Eiríksdóttir (2000-07-12) 12 July 2000 (age 20) 19 3 Sweden Piteå IF v.  Italy, 16 April 2021 INJ

FW Bryndís Arna Níelsdóttir (2003-06-13) 13 June 2003 (age 18) 0 0 Iceland Fylkir v.  Hungary, 1 December 2020

Notes:

  • INJ: Withdrew due to injury

Previous squads[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship

Captains[edit]

Records[edit]

As of 8 March 2021
Players in bold are still active, at least at club level.

Honours[edit]

Other tournaments[edit]

Med 2.png Runners-up: 2011
Med 3.png Third place: 2014, 2016

Competitive record[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup[edit]

FIFA Women's World Cup record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
China 1991 Did not enter
Sweden 1995 Did not qualify
United States 1999
United States 2003
China 2007
Germany 2011
Canada 2015
France 2019
AustraliaNew Zealand 2023 To be determined
Total 0/9
*Draws include knockout matches decided on penalty kicks.

UEFA Women's Championship[edit]

UEFA Women's Championship record
Year Result GP W D* L GF GA GD
1984 Did not qualify
Norway 1987 Did not enter
West Germany 1989
Denmark 1991
Italy 1993 Did not qualify
Germany 1995
Norway Sweden 1997
Germany 2001
England 2005
Finland 2009 Group stage 3 0 0 3 1 5 –4
Sweden 2013 Quarter-finals 4 1 1 2 2 8 –6
Netherlands 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 Cup[edit]

Complete this table with details

The Algarve Cup is an 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 and has been nicknamed the "Mini FIFA Women's World Cup[10]".

Portugal Algarve Cup record
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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking". FIFA. 16 April 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2021.
  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. ^ "Fyrsti kvennalandsleikurinn í knattspyrnu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 19 September 1981. p. 38. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Man lítið eftir fyrsta markinu". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 16 June 2006. p. 6D. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
  9. ^ "Hópur A kvenna fyrir leikina tvo gegn Írlandi". fotbolti.net. 2021-06-01. Retrieved 2021-06-01.
  10. ^ "Women's game thriving in the Algarve". FIFA. 9 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2014.

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