Iceland national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Strákarnir okkar (Our Boys)
Association Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ)
Knattspyrnusamband Íslands
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Erik Hamrén
Captain Aron Gunnarsson
Most caps Rúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorer Eiður Guðjohnsen (26)
Home stadium Laugardalsvöllur
FIFA code ISL
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 36 Decrease 4 (20 September 2018)
Highest 18 (February–March 2018)
Lowest 131 (April–June 2012)
Elo ranking
Current 46 Decrease 28 (16 October 2018)
Highest 19 (October 2017)
Lowest 128 (August 1973)
First international
Unofficial:
 Faroe Islands 0–1 Iceland 
(Faroe Islands; 29 July 1930)[1]
Official:
 Iceland 0–3 Denmark 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 17 July 1946)[2]
Biggest win
Unofficial:
 Iceland 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Keflavík, Iceland; 10 July 1985)
Official:
 Iceland 5–0 Malta 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 27 July 2000)[3]
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 14–2 Iceland 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 August 1967)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (first in 2018)
Best result Group Stage, (2018)
UEFA Euro
Appearances 1 (first in 2016)
Best result Quarter-finals, (2016)
Iceland national football team at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Rostov-on-Don, Russia

The Iceland men's national football team (Icelandic: Íslenska karlalandsliðið í knattspyrnu) represents Iceland in international football. The team is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland.

The team has enjoyed success in the second half of the 2010s. In the qualifying rounds for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Iceland reached the playoffs before losing to Croatia. Iceland reached its first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, after a qualification campaign which included home and away wins over the Netherlands. In doing so, they became the smallest ever nation to qualify for a major tournament. After advancing to the knockout stages of Euro 2016, Iceland defeated England in the Round of 16, advancing to the quarter-finals, where they lost to host nation France 5–2. They became the smallest nation by population to ever clinch a FIFA World Cup berth when they qualified for the 2018 tournament on 9 October 2017.[4]

History

20th century

Although Úrvalsdeild, the Icelandic Football League, was founded in 1912,[5] the country's first international match was played on 29 July 1930, against the Faroe Islands.[6] Although Iceland won 1–0 away, both teams were at the time unaffiliated with FIFA.[7] The first match officially recognised by FIFA took place in Reykjavík on 17 July 1946, a 0–3 loss to Denmark.[8] The first international victory was against Finland in 1947.[9] For the first 20 years of the Football Association of Iceland (KSÍ)'s existence, mostly the team did not participate in qualifying for the FIFA World Cup or the UEFA European Championship. In 1954, Iceland applied to take part in qualification for the 1954 World Cup, but the application was rejected.[6] In qualification for the 1958 World Cup, Iceland finished last in their group with zero wins, conceding 26 goals.[6]

In 1980, Iceland won the first edition of the friendly tournament known as the Greenland Cup.[10]

Since 1974, the team has taken part in qualifying for every World Cup and European Championship. In 1994, the team reached their then best ever position in the FIFA World Rankings, 37th. This record stood until 2016 when they managed to reach 21st.[11] In a friendly against Estonia on 24 April 1996 in Tallinn, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen entered as a substitute for his father Arnór. This marked the first time that a father and son played in the same international match.[12]

21st century

In qualification for Euro 2004, Iceland finished third in their group, one point behind Scotland.[13] As a result, they failed to qualify for a playoff spot.[14]

In 2014, Iceland almost secured qualification for their first World Cup.[15] Finishing second in Group D, they played Croatia in a two-leg playoff for qualification.[16][17] After holding them to a 0–0 draw in the home leg, they lost 2–0 away.[18]

Iceland qualified for a major tournament for the first time in 2015 after finishing second in Group A of qualification for Euro 2016, losing only two games, and beating the Netherlands – which had finished third in the 2014 World Cup – twice.[19] During the qualification, they reached their then highest ranking in the FIFA World Rankings, 23rd.[20][21] Iceland were drawn into a group with Portugal, Hungary and Austria for the final tournament.

At the tournament finals, Iceland recorded 1–1 draws in their first two group stage matches against Portugal and Hungary. They then advanced from their group with a 2–1 victory against Austria.[22] Iceland qualified for the tournament's quarter-finals after a shock 2–1 win over England in the Round of 16, which led England manager Roy Hodgson to resign immediately after the final whistle.[23] However, they were eliminated by host nation France in the quarter-finals, 5–2.[24]

World Cup team 2018.

Iceland qualified for the 2018 World Cup, their first ever appearance in the world championship, securing qualification on 9 October 2017 after a 2–0 win against Kosovo. They became the lowest-populated country to reach the final tournament, and this is considered the greatest moment in Icelandic sports history as they qualified for the World Cup for the first time in the country’s history.[25] Iceland were drawn to play Croatia, Argentina and Nigeria in a group that was considered by many as the "group of death".[26][27] Despite a challenging group, Iceland were tipped to advance from the group by several journalist websites, based on their impressive performance in Euro 2016.[28] Their maiden match at the World Cup was against 2014 runners-up Argentina, with Iceland surprisingly holding Argentina to a 1–1 draw, had proven it[29][30] (this also made them the least-populous country ever to have scored in a World Cup match). However, their chances of advancing from the group were hurt following a 2–0 loss to Nigeria, putting Iceland to play with full determination against already qualified Croatia.[31][32] Iceland lost to Croatia in their final group game; and because Argentina won against Nigeria, Iceland finished bottom of the group with just a point.[33][34]

Competitive record

For the all-time record of the national team against opposing nations, see the team's all-time record page.

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup record FIFA World Cup qualification record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
Uruguay 1930 Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954 Entry not accepted by FIFA
Sweden 1958 Did not qualify 4 0 0 4 6 26
Chile 1962 Did not enter
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 Did not qualify 6 0 0 6 2 29
Argentina 1978 6 1 0 5 2 12
Spain 1982 8 2 2 4 10 21
Mexico 1986 6 1 0 5 4 10
Italy 1990 8 1 4 3 6 11
United States 1994 8 3 2 3 7 6
France 1998 10 2 3 5 11 16
South Korea Japan 2002 10 4 1 5 14 20
Germany 2006 10 1 1 8 14 27
South Africa 2010 8 1 2 5 7 13
Brazil 2014 12 5 3 4 17 17
Russia 2018 Group stage 28th 3 0 1 2 2 5 10 7 1 2 16 7
Total Group stage 1/21 3 0 1 2 2 5 106 28 19 59 116 215

European Championship record

UEFA European Championship record UEFA European Championship qualifying record
Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA Pld W D L GF GA
France 1960 Did not enter
Spain 1964 Did not qualify 2 0 1 1 3 5
Italy 1968 Did not enter
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976 Did not qualify 6 1 2 3 3 8
Italy 1980 8 0 0 8 2 21
France 1984 8 1 1 6 3 13
West Germany 1988 8 2 2 4 4 14
Sweden 1992 8 2 0 6 7 10
England 1996 8 1 2 5 3 12
Belgium Netherlands 2000 10 4 3 3 12 7
Portugal 2004 8 4 1 3 11 9
Austria Switzerland 2008 12 2 2 8 10 27
Poland Ukraine 2012 8 1 1 6 6 14
France 2016 Quarter-finals 8th 5 2 2 1 8 9 10 6 2 2 17 6
European Union 2020 TBD 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total Quarter-finals 1/16 5 2 2 1 8 9 96 24 17 55 81 146

UEFA Nations League

UEFA Nations League record
Year Division Group Round Pos Pld W D L GF GA
2018–19 A 2 To be determined 2 0 0 2 0 9
Total 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Schedule and recent results

Last updated 26 June 2018.

  Win   Draw   Loss

2017

2018

  • 1 Not an international FIFA match "A".

Standings

2018 FIFA World Cup

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification  CRO  ARG  NGA  ISL
1  Croatia 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 9 Advance to knockout stage
2  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 5 −2 4
3  Nigeria 3 1 0 2 3 4 −1 3
4  Iceland 3 0 1 2 2 5 −3 1
Source: FIFA
Rules for classification: Group stage tiebreakers

UEFA Nations League

2018–19 UEFA Nations League A - Group 2

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation Belgium Switzerland Iceland
1  Belgium 2 2 0 0 5 1 +4 6[a] Qualification to Nations League Finals 2–1 15 Nov
2   Switzerland 3 2 0 1 9 3 +6 6[a] 18 Nov 6–0
3  Iceland (R) 3 0 0 3 1 11 −10 0 Relegation to League B 0–3 1–2
Updated to match(es) played on 15 October 2018. Source: UEFA
Rules for classification: Tiebreakers
(R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Head-to-head points: Belgium 3, Switzerland 0.

Honours

Greenland Cup

  • Winners (2): 1980, 1984

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head coach Sweden Erik Hamrén
Assistant coach Iceland Freyr Alexandersson
Goalkeeping coach Sweden Lars Eriksson
Trainer Germany Sebastian Boxleitner

Players

Current squad

The following players were called up for a friendly against France and a UEFA Nations League match against Switzerland on the 11th and 15th of October respectively.[35]
All caps and goals are correct as of 15 October 2018 after the match against Switzerland.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Hannes Þór Halldórsson (1984-04-27) 27 April 1984 (age 34) 56 0 Azerbaijan Qarabağ
1GK Ögmundur Kristinsson (1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 29) 15 0 Greece AEL
1GK Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 23) 4 0 France Dijon

2DF Birkir Már Sævarsson (1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 33) 85 1 Iceland Valur
2DF Ragnar Sigurðsson (1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 32) 84 3 Russia Rostov
2DF Kári Árnason (1982-10-13) 13 October 1982 (age 36) 71 6 Turkey Gençlerbirliği
2DF Ari Freyr Skúlason (1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 31) 60 0 Belgium Lokeren
2DF Sverrir Ingi Ingason (1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 25) 24 3 Russia Rostov
2DF Hörður Björgvin Magnússon (1993-02-11) 11 February 1993 (age 25) 21 2 Russia CSKA Moscow
2DF Jón Guðni Fjóluson (1989-04-10) 10 April 1989 (age 29) 14 1 Russia Krasnodar
2DF Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson (1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 28) 12 1 Bulgaria Levski Sofia
2DF Samúel Friðjónsson (1996-02-22) 22 February 1996 (age 22) 4 0 Norway Vålerenga

3MF Birkir Bjarnason (1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 30) 74 10 England Aston Villa
3MF Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 27) 71 7 England Burnley
3MF Gylfi Sigurðsson (1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 29) 64 20 England Everton
3MF Rúrik Gíslason (1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 30) 52 3 Germany SV Sandhausen
3MF Arnór Ingvi Traustason (1993-04-30) 30 April 1993 (age 25) 23 5 Sweden Malmö
3MF Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson (1990-06-18) 18 June 1990 (age 28) 19 1 Switzerland Grasshoppers
3MF Victor Pálsson (1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 27) 9 0 Switzerland Zürich

4FW Alfreð Finnbogason (1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 29) 52 15 Germany FC Augsburg
4FW Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 28) 46 22 France Nantes
4FW Viðar Örn Kjartansson (1990-03-11) 11 March 1990 (age 28) 19 2 Russia Rostov
4FW Albert Guðmundsson (1997-06-15) 15 June 1997 (age 21) 8 3 Netherlands AZ
4FW Jón Dagur Þorsteinsson (1998-11-26) 26 November 1998 (age 19) 0 0 Denmark Vendsyssel

Recent call-ups

The following players have been called up to the Iceland squad in the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Frederik Schram (1995-01-19) 19 January 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Denmark Roskilde v.  Belgium, 11 September 2018
GK Ingvar Jónsson (1989-10-18) 18 October 1989 (age 29) 7 0 Denmark Viborg v.  Peru, 27 March 2018
GK Anton Ari Einarsson (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 24) 1 0 Iceland Valur v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018

DF Hjörtur Hermannsson (1995-02-08) 8 February 1995 (age 23) 7 1 Denmark Brøndby v.  Peru, 27 March 2018
DF Haukur Heiðar Hauksson (1991-09-01) 1 September 1991 (age 27) 7 0 Sweden AIK v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
DF Böðvar Böðvarsson (1995-04-09) 9 April 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Poland Jagiellonia Białystok v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
DF Viðar Ari Jónsson (1994-03-10) 10 March 1994 (age 24) 4 0 Iceland FH v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
DF Orri Sigurður Ómarsson (1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 23) 4 0 Norway Sarpsborg 08 v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
DF Felix Örn Friðriksson (1999-03-16) 16 March 1999 (age 19) 2 0 Denmark Vejle v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
DF Diego Johannesson (1993-10-03) 3 October 1993 (age 25) 3 0 Spain Oviedo v.  Qatar, 14 November 2017

MF Emil Hallfreðsson (1984-06-29) 29 June 1984 (age 34) 67 1 Italy Frosinone v.  France, 11 October 2018INJ
MF Theódór Elmar Bjarnason (1987-03-04) 4 March 1987 (age 31) 41 1 Turkey Elazığspor v.  Belgium, 11 September 2018
MF Guðmundur Þórarinsson (1992-04-26) 26 April 1992 (age 26) 3 0 Sweden IFK Norrköping v.  Belgium, 11 September 2018
MF Aron Gunnarsson (Captain) (1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 29) 80 2 Wales Cardiff City FIFA World Cup 2018
MF Ólafur Ingi Skúlason RET (1983-04-01) 1 April 1983 (age 35) 36 1 Iceland Fylkir FIFA World Cup 2018
MF Arnór Smárason (1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 30) 24 3 Norway Lillestrøm v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
MF Aron Sigurðarson (1993-10-08) 8 October 1993 (age 25) 6 2 Norway Start v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
MF Hilmar Árni Halldórsson (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 26) 2 0 Iceland Stjarnan v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
MF Mikael Anderson (1998-07-01) 1 July 1998 (age 20) 1 0 Netherlands Excelsior v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018

FW Jón Daði Böðvarsson (1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 26) 41 2 England Reading v.  Belgium, 11 September 2018
FW Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson (1991-02-26) 26 February 1991 (age 27) 17 1 Russia Rostov v.  Belgium, 11 September 2018
FW Kjartan Finnbogason (1986-07-09) 9 July 1986 (age 32) 11 2 Hungary Ferencváros v.  Peru, 27 March 2018
FW Óttar Magnús Karlsson (1997-02-21) 21 February 1997 (age 21) 5 1 Sweden Trelleborg v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
FW Kristján Finnbogason (1995-01-12) 12 January 1995 (age 23) 4 1 Sweden Brommapojkarna v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
FW Tryggvi Hrafn Haraldsson (1996-09-30) 30 September 1996 (age 22) 3 1 Sweden Halmstad v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018
FW Andri Rúnar Bjarnason (1990-11-12) 12 November 1990 (age 27) 2 1 Sweden Helsingborg v.  Indonesia, 14 January 2018

INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.
PRE Preliminary squad.
RET Player retired from the national team.
SUS Player is serving suspension.

Previous squads

Kit providers

The official kit is produced by Italian sports manufacturing company Erreà since 2002. Before that the kit providers were Umbro (1975), Adidas (1976–1992), ABM (1992-1996) and Reusch (1996–2001).

Period Kit provider
1975 England Umbro
1976–1991 Germany Adidas
1992–1996 Italy ABM
1996–2001 Germany Reusch
2002–present Italy Erreà

Records

Most caps

As of 15 October 2018, the 20 players with the most caps for Iceland are:

Note: Some unofficial matches are counted for some players playing pre-1990, as per the KSÍ count.

Hermann Hreiðarsson played 89 games for Iceland between 1996 and 2011, which puts him second in the nation's appearances list.
Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Rúnar Kristinsson 1987–2004 104 3
2 Hermann Hreiðarsson 1996–2011 89 5
3 Eiður Guðjohnsen 1996–2016 88 26
4 Birkir Már Sævarsson 2007– 85 1
5 Ragnar Sigurðsson 2007– 84 3
6 Guðni Bergsson 1984–2003 80 1
Aron Einar Gunnarsson 2008– 80 2
8 Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson 1997–2009 74 4
Birkir Kristinsson 1988–2004 74 0
Birkir Bjarnason 2010– 74 10
11 Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979–1997 73 14
12 Ólafur Þórðarson 1984–1996 72 5
13 Arnar Grétarsson 1991–2004 71 2
Árni Gautur Arason 1998–2010 71 0
Kári Árnason 2005– 71 6
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson 2008– 71 7
17 Atli Eðvaldsson 1976–1991 70 8
18 Sævar Jónsson 1980–1992 69 1
19 Marteinn Geirsson 1971–1982 67 8
Emil Hallfreðsson 2005– 67 1

In bold players still playing or available for selection.

Top goalscorers

As of 15 October 2018, the 20 players with the most goals for Iceland are:

Note: Some unofficial matches are counted for some players playing pre-1990, as per the KSÍ count.

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen scored a record 26 goals for Iceland in a 20-year international career.
Rank Name Career Goals Caps GPG
1 Eiður Guðjohnsen (list) 1996–2016 26 88 0.30
2 Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 2010– 22 46 0.48
3 Gylfi Sigurðsson 2010– 20 64 0.31
4 Ríkharður Jónsson 1947–1965 17 33 0.52
5 Alfreð Finnbogason 2010– 15 52 0.29
6 Ríkharður Daðason 1991–2004 14 44 0.32
Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979–1997 14 73 0.19
8 Þórður Guðjónsson 1993–2004 13 58 0.22
9 Tryggvi Guðmundsson 1997–2008 12 42 0.29
Heiðar Helguson 1999–2011 12 55 0.22
11 Pétur Pétursson 1978–1990 11 41 0.27
Matthías Hallgrímsson 1968–1977 11 45 0.24
13 Helgi Sigurðsson 1993–2008 10 62 0.16
Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1990–2001 10 66 0.15
Birkir Bjarnason 2010– 10 74 0.14
16 Þórður Þórðarson 1951–1958 9 16 0.56
Teitur Þórðarson 1972–1985 9 41 0.22
18 Guðmundur Steinsson 1980–1988 8 19 0.42
Sigurður Grétarsson 1980–1992 8 46 0.17
Marteinn Geirsson 1971–1982 8 67 0.12
Atli Eðvaldsson 1976–1991 8 70 0.11

In bold players still playing or available for selection.

See also

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External links

  • Football Association of Iceland
  • FIFA profile
  • Iceland National Team (1946–2000) by Jostein Nygård (Norway)
  • RSSSF archive of results 1946–
  • RSSSF archive of most capped players and highest goalscorers
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