Iceland national football team

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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar (Our boys)
AssociationKnattspyrnusamband Íslands (KSÍ)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Lagerbäck, 2011–
Heimir Hallgrímsson (joint), 2013-
CaptainAron Einar Gunnarsson
Vice-captainKolbeinn Sigþórsson
Most capsRúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorerEiður Smári Guðjohnsen (24)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
FIFA ranking49
Highest FIFA ranking37 (September 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking131 (April 2012)
Elo ranking78
Highest Elo ranking49 (July 1995)
Lowest Elo ranking128 (August 1973)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Unofficial:
 Faroe Islands 0–1 Iceland Iceland
(Faroe Islands; 29 July 1930)[1]
Official:
Iceland Iceland 0–3 Denmark 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 17 July 1946)[2]
Biggest win
Unofficial:
Iceland Iceland 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Keflavík, Iceland; 10 July 1985)
Official:
Iceland Iceland 5–0 Malta 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 27 July 2000) [3]
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 14–2 Iceland Iceland
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 August 1967)
 
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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Strákarnir okkar (Our boys)
AssociationKnattspyrnusamband Íslands (KSÍ)
ConfederationUEFA (Europe)
Head coachLars Lagerbäck, 2011–
Heimir Hallgrímsson (joint), 2013-
CaptainAron Einar Gunnarsson
Vice-captainKolbeinn Sigþórsson
Most capsRúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorerEiður Smári Guðjohnsen (24)
Home stadiumLaugardalsvöllur
FIFA codeISL
FIFA ranking49
Highest FIFA ranking37 (September 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking131 (April 2012)
Elo ranking78
Highest Elo ranking49 (July 1995)
Lowest Elo ranking128 (August 1973)
First colours
Second colours
First international
Unofficial:
 Faroe Islands 0–1 Iceland Iceland
(Faroe Islands; 29 July 1930)[1]
Official:
Iceland Iceland 0–3 Denmark 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 17 July 1946)[2]
Biggest win
Unofficial:
Iceland Iceland 9–0 Faroe Islands 
(Keflavík, Iceland; 10 July 1985)
Official:
Iceland Iceland 5–0 Malta 
(Reykjavík, Iceland; 27 July 2000) [3]
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 14–2 Iceland Iceland
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 August 1967)
A friendly match between Iceland and Slovakia, at the Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavík, Iceland.

The Iceland national football team is the national football team of Iceland and is controlled by the Football Association of Iceland.[4] It has never advanced to the finals of any major international competition.

While historically one of Europe's minnows, Iceland have enjoyed more success since 2000. For the Euro 2004 qualification, Iceland were led by Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, topping the group table for a while, with 4 wins and even held Germany to a 0–0 draw in Reykjavík, however they eventually finished third. In 2004 Icelandic football achieved its first win over a major nation, with a 2–0 upset victory over Italy in a friendly at Laugardalsvöllur, 18 August 2004[5] with 20,204 fans in attendance, an Icelandic record.[6] In the qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Iceland went one better, and qualified for the final play-offs for the tournament. Prior to their 2014 qualifying campaign, perhaps the most notable match was a friendly against Estonia on 24 April 1996 in Tallinn. During the second half of this match, Eiður 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.

World Cup record[edit]

FIFA World Cup
YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA
Uruguay 1930Did not enter
Italy 1934
France 1938
Brazil 1950
Switzerland 1954Entry not accepted by FIFA
Sweden 1958Did not qualify
Chile 1962Did not enter
England 1966
Mexico 1970
West Germany 1974 to
Brazil 2014
Did not qualify
Russia 2018To be determined
Qatar 2022

European Championship record[edit]

UEFA European Championship record
YearRoundPositionGPWD*LGSGA
France 1960Did not enter
Spain 1964Did not qualify
Italy 1968Did not enter
Belgium 1972
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1976Did not qualify
Italy 1980
France 1984
West Germany 1988
Sweden 1992
England 1996
Belgium Netherlands 2000
Portugal 2004
Austria Switzerland 2008
Poland Ukraine 2012
France 2016To be determined

All–time record against all nations[edit]

This list is Icelandic national team complete records, both friendlies and competitive matches. As of 21 January 2014

AgainstPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGD % Won
 Albania530275+260%
 Andorra5500140+14100%
 Armenia321040+467%
 Austria201112−10%
 Azerbaijan10101100%
 Bahrain210132+150%
 Belarus100102−20%
 Belgium7007525−200%
 Bermuda4301127+575%
 Bolivia110010+1100%
 Brazil200219−80%
 Bulgaria5014712−50%
 Canada10101100%
 Chile201113−20%
 Croatia401319−80%
 Cyprus733163+343%
 Czech Republic310247−333%
 Czechoslovakia5014311−80%
 Denmark2104171360−470%
 East Germany142111731−2414%
 England201127−50%
 Estonia320172+567%
 Faroe Islands2523117013+5792%
 Finland102261017−720%
 France11038830−220%
 Georgia110031+2100%
 Germany201103−30%
 Greece200202−20%
 Greenland220051+4100%
 Hungary103071021−1130%
 India110030+3100%
 Iran100101−10%
 Ireland8035714−70%
 Israel311165+133%
 Italy411225−325%
 Japan300338−50%
 Kuwait724143+129%
 Latvia411269−325%
 Liechtenstein522185+340%
 Lithuania421162+450%
 Luxembourg7430105+557%
 Macedonia411224−225%
 Malta1410133110+2171%
 Mexico20200000%
 Montenegro100112−10%
 Netherlands120210636−300%
 Nigeria110030+3100%
 Northern Ireland640276+167%
 Norway3276193059−2922%
 Poland501439−60%
 Portugal4004511−60%
 Romania100104−40%
 Russia611428−617%
 Saudi Arabia512235−220%
 Scotland6006312−90%
 Slovakia411257−225%
 Slovenia4103715−825%
 South Africa321062+467%
 Soviet Union8035415−110%
 Spain9126611−511%
 Sweden1622121536−2113%
  Switzerland5014511−60%
 Trinidad and Tobago100102−20%
 Tunisia100113−20%
 Turkey7421139+457%
 Ukraine201112−10%
 United Arab Emirates220020+2100%
 Wales611490-517%

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Team
PldWDLGFGAGDPts
  Switzerland10730176+1124
 Iceland105231715+217
 Slovenia105051411+315
 Norway103341013−312
 Albania10325911−211
 Cyprus10127415−115
 AlbaniaCyprusIcelandNorwaySloveniaSwitzerland
Albania 3–11–21–11–01–2
Cyprus 0–01–01–30–20–0
Iceland 2–12–02–02–40–2
Norway 0–12–01–12–10–2
Slovenia 1–02–11–23–00–2
Switzerland  2–01–04–41–11–0


Schedule and recent results[edit]

Last updated 21 January 2014.[7][8][9][10]

Friendly matches[edit]

2012

2013

2014

2014 FIFA World Cup qualification[edit]

Play-offs

Key

      Win       Draw       Loss

Current squad[edit]

The following is the list of players called up for the friendly game against Sweden, played on 21 January 2014. All caps and goals are correct as of 21 January 2014. [28]

0#0Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClub
1GKHannes Þór Halldórsson(1984-04-27) 27 April 1984 (age 29)190Norway Sandnes Ulf
1GKRúnar Alex Rúnarsson(1995-02-18) 18 February 1995 (age 18)00Iceland KR
2DFIndriði Sigurðsson(1981-10-12) 12 October 1981 (age 32)652Norway Viking
2DFBirkir Már Sævarsson(1984-11-11) 11 November 1984 (age 29)410Norway Brann
2DFAri Freyr Skúlason(1987-05-14) 14 May 1987 (age 26)190Denmark OB
2DFHallgrímur Jónasson(1986-05-04) 4 May 1986 (age 27)93Denmark SønderjyskE
2DFKristinn Jónsson(1990-08-04) 4 August 1990 (age 23)30Sweden Brommapojkarna
2DFJóhann Laxdal(1990-01-27) 27 January 1990 (age 23)10Iceland Stjarnan
2DFSverrir Ingi Ingason(1993-08-05) 5 August 1993 (age 20)10Norway Viking
3MFTheódór Elmar Bjarnason(1987-04-03) 3 April 1987 (age 26)110Denmark Randers
3MFSteinþór Freyr Þorsteinsson(1985-07-29) 29 July 1985 (age 28)80Norway Viking
3MFGuðmundur Kristjánsson(1989-03-01) 1 March 1989 (age 24)60Norway Start
3MFHaukur Páll Sigurðsson(1987-08-05) 5 August 1987 (age 26)20Iceland Valur
3MFJón Daði Böðvarsson(1992-05-25) 25 May 1992 (age 21)20Norway Viking
3MFBjörn Daníel Sverrisson(1990-05-29) 29 May 1990 (age 23)10Norway Viking
3MFGuðmundur Þórarinsson(1992-04-15) 15 April 1992 (age 21)10Norway Sarpsborg 08
4FWArnór Smárason(1988-09-07) 7 September 1988 (age 25)172Sweden Helsingborg
4FWMatthías Vilhjálmsson(1987-01-30) 30 January 1987 (age 26)111Norway Start
4FWGuðjón Baldvinsson(1986-02-15) 15 February 1986 (age 27)30Sweden Halmstad
4FWKristján Gauti Emilsson(1993-04-26) 26 April 1993 (age 20)00Iceland FH

Recent callups[edit]

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

Pos.PlayerDate of birth (age)CapsGoalsClubLatest call-up
GKGunnleifur Gunnleifsson(1975-06-14) 14 June 1975 (age 38)250Iceland Breiðablikv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
GKHaraldur Björnsson(1989-11-01) 1 November 1989 (age 24)00Norway Sarpsborg 08v.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
GKÖgmundur Kristinsson(1989-06-19) 19 June 1989 (age 24)00Iceland Framv.  Albania, 10 September 2013
DFRagnar Sigurðsson(1986-06-19) 19 June 1986 (age 27)340Russia FC Krasnodarv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
DFKári Árnason(1982-10-13) 13 October 1982 (age 31)322England Rotherham Unitedv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
DFSölvi Ottesen(1984-02-18) 18 February 1984 (age 29)220Russia Ural Sverdlovsk Oblastv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
DFEggert Gunnþór Jónsson(1988-08-18) 18 August 1988 (age 25)190Portugal Belenensesv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
DFHjálmar Jónsson(1980-07-29) 29 July 1980 (age 33)210Sweden Göteborgv.  Faroe Islands, 14 August 2013
DFArnór Sveinn Aðalsteinsson(1986-01-26) 26 January 1986 (age 28)120Norway Hønefossv.  Slovenia, 22 March 2013
DFHólmar Örn Eyjólfsson(1990-08-06) 6 August 1990 (age 23)10Germany Bochumv.  Slovenia, 22 March 2013
MFAron Einar Gunnarsson(1989-04-22) 22 April 1989 (age 24)410Wales Cardiff Cityv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFEmil Hallfreðsson(1984-06-29) 29 June 1984 (age 29)391Italy Veronav.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFJóhann Berg Guðmundsson(1990-10-27) 27 October 1990 (age 23)314Netherlands AZv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFHelgi Valur Daníelsson(1981-07-13) 13 July 1981 (age 32)300Portugal Belenensesv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFBirkir Bjarnason(1988-05-27) 27 May 1988 (age 25)284Italy Sampdoriav.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFRúrik Gíslason(1988-02-25) 25 February 1988 (age 25)261Denmark Copenhagenv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFGylfi Þór Sigurðsson(1989-09-08) 8 September 1989 (age 24)225England Tottenham Hotspurv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFÓlafur Ingi Skúlason(1983-04-01) 1 April 1983 (age 30)211Belgium Zulte Waregemv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFVictor Pálsson(1991-04-30) 30 April 1991 (age 22)00Netherlands NECv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
MFÞórarinn Ingi Valdimarsson(1990-04-23) 23 April 1990 (age 23)10Norway Sarpsborg 08v.  Slovenia, 7 June 2013
FWEiður Smári Guðjohnsen(1978-09-15) 15 September 1978 (age 35)7824Belgium Club Bruggev.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
FWKolbeinn Sigþórsson(1990-03-14) 14 March 1990 (age 23)2013Netherlands Ajaxv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
FWAlfreð Finnbogason(1989-02-01) 1 February 1989 (age 24)204Netherlands Heerenveenv.  Croatia, 19 November 2013
FWGunnar Heiðar Þorvaldsson(1982-04-01) 1 April 1982 (age 31)245Turkey Konyasporv.   Switzerland, 6 September 2013

Kit Providers[edit]

The official kit provider is currently produced by Italian company Erreà. Before that briefly the former kit providers were German companies Adidas (1947-1996) and Reusch (1996-2002).

PeriodKit Provider
1947–1996Germany Adidas
1996–2002Germany Reusch
2002–presentItaly Erreà

Most capped Icelandic players[edit]

As of 21 January 2014, the ten players with the most caps for Iceland are:

RankNameCareerCapsGoals
1Rúnar Kristinsson1987–20041043
2Hermann Hreiðarsson1996–2011895
3Guðni Bergsson1984–2003801
4Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen1996–7824
5Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson1997–2009744
Birkir Kristinsson1988–2004740
7Arnór Guðjohnsen1979–19977314
8Ólafur Þórðarson1984–1996725
9Arnar Grétarsson1991–2004712
Árni Gautur Arason1998–2010710

In bold players still playing or available for selection.

Top Icelandic goalscorers[edit]

As of 21 January 2014, players with ten goals or more for the Icelandic national football team:

RankNameCareerGoalsCaps
1Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen1996–2478
2Ríkharður Jónsson1947–19651733
3Ríkharður Daðason1991–20041444
Arnór Guðjohnsen1979–19971473
5Kolbeinn Sigþórsson2010–1320
Þórður Guðjónsson1993–20041358
7Tryggvi Guðmundsson1997–20081242
Heiðar Helguson1999–20111255
9Pétur Pétursson1978–19901141
Matthías Hallgrímsson1968–19771145
11Helgi Sigurðsson1993–20081063
Eyjólfur Sverrisson1990–20011066

In bold players still playing or available for selection.

National coaches[edit]

[29][30]

ManagerYear(s)GamesWinDrawLossGoals forGoals againstGoal differenceWin %Unbeaten %
England Freddie Steele
Scotland Murdo McDougall
1946100103−30.0%0.0%
Sweden Roland Bergström1947100124−20.0%0.0%
Scotland Joe Devine1948110020+2100.0%100.0%
Germany Fritz Buchloh1949100115−40.0%0.0%
Iceland Óli B. Jónsson1951210156−150.0%50.0%
Austria Franz Köhler19533003411−70.0%0.0%
Iceland Karl Guðmundsson1954–19566204914−533.3%33.3%
Scotland Alex Weir19576006835−270.0%0.0%
Iceland Óli B. Jónsson1958100123−10.0%0.0%
Iceland Karl Guðmundsson1959411257−225.0%50.0%
Iceland Óli B. Jónsson19603003111−100.0%0.0%
Iceland Karl Guðmundsson196121014405.00%50.0%
Iceland Ríkharður Jónsson1962301248−40.0%33.3%
Iceland Karl Guðmundsson1963–19656105519−1416.7%16.7%
Iceland Ríkharður Jónsson196510100000.0%100.0%
Iceland Karl Guðmundsson1966201135−20.0%50.0%
Iceland Reynir Karlsson19674013623−170.0%25.0%
Germany Walter Pfeiffer1968200217−60.0%0.0%
Iceland Ríkharður Jónsson1969–19711523101324−1113.3%33.3%
Scotland Duncan McDowell19724103513−825.0%25.0%
Iceland Eggert Jóhannesson1972100114−30.0%0.0%
Iceland Örn Steinsen1973110040+4100.0%100.0%
Denmark Henning Enoksen19736006222−200.0%0.0%
England Tony Knapp1974–19772683153238−630.8%42.3%
Soviet Union Jurí Ilitchev1978–197911029324−210.0%18.2%
Iceland Guðni Kjartansson1980–1981155462231−933.3%60.0%
Iceland Jóhannes Atlason1982–1983164392023−325.0%43.8%
England Tony Knapp1984–1985145361813+535.7%57.1%
Germany Siegfried Held1986–19893768232359−3616.2%37.8%
Iceland Guðni Kjartansson1989110021+1100.0%100.0%
Sweden Bo Johansson1990–1991156182318+540.0%46.6%
Iceland Ásgeir Elíasson1991–199535128153139−834.3%57.1%
Iceland Logi Ólafsson1996–1997144371526−1128.6%50.0%
Iceland Guðjón Þórðarson1997–19992511683726+1144.0&68.0%
Iceland Atli Eðvaldsson2000–200330115143844−636.7%51.6%
Iceland Ásgeir Sigurvinsson
Iceland Logi Ólafsson
2003–20052465133147−1625.0%45.8%
Iceland Eyjólfur Sverrisson2006–2007142481227−1514.3%42.9%
Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson2007–201139119194050−1028.2%51.3%
Sweden Lars Lagerbäck2011–2013208392830−240.0%55.0%
Sweden Lars Lagerbäck
Iceland Heimir Hallgrímsson
2013–100102-20.0%0.0%

See also[edit]

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