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 4 (23 December 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 Group Stage 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 23 players were named to the roster for 2017 Algarve Cup.

Caps and goals are current as of 26 February 2017.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Gunnarsdóttir, GuðbjörgGuðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18)18 May 1985 (aged 31) 45 0 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
1GK Sigurðardóttir, SandraSandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02)2 October 1986 (aged 30) 14 0 Iceland Valur
1GK Þráinsdóttir, Sonný LáraSonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-12-09)9 December 1986 (aged 30) 2 0 Iceland Breiðablik UBK

2DF Ásgrímsdóttir, ArnaArna Ásgrímsdóttir (1992-08-12)12 August 1992 (aged 24) 10 1 Iceland Valur
2DF Atladóttir, SifSif Atladóttir (1985-07-15)15 July 1985 (aged 31) 56 0 Sweden Kristianstad
2DF Einarsdóttir, Thelma BjörkThelma Björk Einarsdóttir (1990-07-11)11 July 1990 (aged 26) 10 0 Iceland Valur
2DF Gísladóttir, Hallbera GuðnýHallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14)14 September 1986 (aged 30) 76 3 Sweden Djurgårdens IF
2DF Kristjánsdóttir, Anna BjörkAnna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14)14 October 1989 (aged 27) 27 0 Sweden LB07
2DF Lárusdóttir, Dóra MaríaDóra María Lárusdóttir (1985-07-24)24 July 1985 (aged 31) 113 18 Iceland Valur
2DF Sigurðardóttir, Málfríður ErnaMálfríður Erna Sigurðardóttir (1984-05-30)30 May 1984 (aged 32) 28 0 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
2DF Viðarsdóttir, ElísaElísa Viðarsdóttir (1991-05-26)26 May 1991 (aged 25) 31 0 Iceland Valur
2DF Viggósdóttir, Glódís PerlaGlódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27)27 June 1995 (aged 21) 46 2 Sweden Eskilstuna United DFF

3MF Ásbjörnsdóttir, KatrínKatrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (1992-12-11)11 December 1992 (aged 24) 5 1 Iceland Stjarnan Women
3MF Brynjarsdóttir, DagnýDagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10)10 August 1991 (aged 25) 69 19 United States Portland Thorns
3MF Friðriksdóttir, FanndísFanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09)9 May 1990 (aged 26) 76 10 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
3MF Garðarsdóttir, Sigríður LáraSigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11)11 March 1994 (aged 22) 15 4 Iceland ÍBV
3MF Gunnarsdóttir, Sara BjörkSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (1990-09-29)29 September 1990 (aged 26) 98 18 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
3MF Jensen, Elín MettaElín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01)1 March 1995 (aged 22) 21 4 Iceland Valur
3MF Jessen, SandraSandra Jessen (1995-01-18)18 January 1995 (aged 22) 17 6 Iceland Þór/KA
3MF Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur YrsaGunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28)28 September 1988 (aged 28) 34 4 Norway Vålerenga

4FW Hönnudóttir, RakelRakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30)30 December 1988 (aged 28) 75 5 Iceland Breiðablik UBK
4FW Þorvaldsdóttir, Berglind BjörgBerglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18)18 January 1992 (aged 25) 19 0 Iceland Fylkir
4FW Viðarsdóttir, Margrét LáraMargrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (1986-07-25)25 July 1986 (aged 30) 112 77 Iceland Valur

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. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 

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