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 19 Decrease 1 (23 June 2017)
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)
European Championship
Appearances 3 (first in 2009)
Best result Quarterfinals (2013)

The Iceland women's national football team represents Iceland in international women's football.[1] It is currently ranked as the 19th best national team in the world by FIFA as of June 2017. 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][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]

Tournament record

World Cup

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

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 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.

Team

Current squad

The following 23 players were named to the roster for UEFA Women's Euro 2017.[5]

Caps and goals are current as of 16 July 2017.

Head coach: Freyr Alexandersson

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Gunnarsdóttir, GuðbjörgGuðbjörg Gunnarsdóttir (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 32) 51 0 Sweden Djurgården
2 2DF Atladóttir, SifSif Atladóttir (1985-07-15) 15 July 1985 (age 32) 63 0 Sweden Kristianstad
3 2DF Sigurðardóttir, IngibjörgIngibjörg Sigurðardóttir (1997-10-07) 7 October 1997 (age 20) 2 0 Iceland Breiðablik
4 2DF Viggósdóttir, Glódís PerlaGlódís Perla Viggósdóttir (1995-06-27) 27 June 1995 (age 22) 54 2 Sweden Rosengård
5 3MF Jónsdóttir, Gunnhildur YrsaGunnhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (1988-09-28) 28 September 1988 (age 29) 42 5 Norway Vålerenga
6 4FW Magnúsdóttir, HólmfríðurHólmfríður Magnúsdóttir (1984-09-20) 20 September 1984 (age 33) 110 37 Iceland KR Reykjavík
7 3MF Gunnarsdóttir, Sara BjörkSara Björk Gunnarsdóttir (c) (1990-09-29) 29 September 1990 (age 27) 106 18 Germany Wolfsburg
8 3MF Garðarsdóttir, Sigríður LáraSigríður Lára Garðarsdóttir (1994-03-11) 11 March 1994 (age 23) 8 0 Iceland Vestmannaeyjar
9 3MF Ásbjörnsdóttir, KatrínKatrín Ásbjörnsdóttir (1992-12-11) 11 December 1992 (age 25) 13 1 Iceland Stjarnan
10 3MF Brynjarsdóttir, DagnýDagný Brynjarsdóttir (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 26) 70 19 United States Portland Thorns
11 2DF Gísladóttir, Hallbera GuðnýHallbera Guðný Gísladóttir (1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 31) 84 3 Sweden Djurgården
12 1GK Sigurðardóttir, SandraSandra Sigurðardóttir (1986-10-02) 2 October 1986 (age 31) 16 0 Iceland Valur
13 1GK Þráinsdóttir, Sonný LáraSonný Lára Þráinsdóttir (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 31) 3 0 Iceland Breiðablik
14 2DF Sigurðardóttir, Málfríður ErnaMálfríður Erna Sigurðardóttir (1984-05-30) 30 May 1984 (age 33) 33 2 Iceland Valur
15 4FW Jensen, Elín MettaElín Metta Jensen (1995-03-01) 1 March 1995 (age 22) 28 5 Iceland Valur
16 4FW Þorsteinsdóttir, HarpaHarpa Þorsteinsdóttir (1986-06-27) 27 June 1986 (age 31) 61 18 Iceland Stjarnan
17 3MF Albertsdóttir, Agla MaríaAgla María Albertsdóttir (1999-08-05) 5 August 1999 (age 18) 4 0 Iceland Stjarnan
18 3MF Jessen, SandraSandra Jessen (1995-01-18) 18 January 1995 (age 22) 18 6 Iceland Þór/KA Akureyri
19 2DF Kristjánsdóttir, Anna BjörkAnna Björk Kristjánsdóttir (1989-10-14) 14 October 1989 (age 28) 31 0 Sweden Limhamn Bunkeflo
20 4FW Þorvaldsdóttir, Berglind BjörgBerglind Björg Þorvaldsdóttir (1992-01-18) 18 January 1992 (age 25) 27 1 Iceland Breiðablik
21 2DF Ásgrímsdóttir, ArnaArna Ásgrímsdóttir (1992-08-12) 12 August 1992 (age 25) 12 1 Iceland Valur
22 4FW Hönnudóttir, RakelRakel Hönnudóttir (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 28) 83 5 Iceland Breiðablik
23 4FW Friðriksdóttir, FanndísFanndís Friðriksdóttir (1990-05-09) 9 May 1990 (age 27) 84 10 Iceland Breiðablik

Coaching staff

Head coaching history

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 35 19 6 10

[6]

References

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Iceland leave it late against Norway - Women's Euro 2013 - Football - Eurosport Australia". Au.eurosport.com. 2013-07-11. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ O'Connor, Philip (2013-07-21). "Sweden thump Iceland to book semi-final with Germany | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ » STELPURNAR OKKAR Barði Jóhannsson
  5. ^ UEFA Women's Euro 2017 squad
  6. ^ "Leikir félaga | Mótamál | Knattspyrnusamband Íslands". Ksi.is (in Icelandic). 1980-12-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30. 

External links

  • Official website
  • FIFA profile
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