Iceland national football team

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Soccerball.svg Iceland
Association Football Association of Iceland
Confederation UEFA
Coach Lars Lagerbäck & Heimir Hallgrímsson
Most caps Rúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorer Eiður Guðjohnsen (26)
FIFA ranking 22 Decrease (November 2017)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (2018)

Iceland national football team is the national football team of Iceland.

Competitive record[change | change source]

Before 2016, Iceland had never qualified for any major tournament. They got close in 2013, but lost to Croatia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup play-offs.[1][2]

UEFA Euro 2016[change | change source]

They qualified for the UEFA Euro 2016 after finishing as runners-up in their qualification group. They went on to finish at 2nd place in their group during the group stage, and went on to face England in the round of 16. Even though they were the obvious underdogs, they beat England 2−1 with goals from Ragnar Sigurðsson and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson.[3] Their momentum ended when they lost to France 5−2 after being down 4−0 at halftime.[4]

Group stage[change | change source]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Hungary Hungary 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
2 Iceland Iceland 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
3 Portugal Portugal 3 0 3 0 4 4 0 3
4 Austria Austria 3 0 1 2 1 4 −3 1
14 June 2016
Portugal  1 − 1 Iceland Iceland
18 June 2016
Iceland  1 − 1 Hungary Hungary
22 June 2016
Iceland  2 − 1 Austria Austria

Round of 16[change | change source]

27 June 2016
England  1 − 2  Iceland

Quarter-finals[change | change source]

3 July 2016
France  5 − 2  Iceland

Squad[change | change source]

UEFA Euro 2016[change | change source]

The squad for the UEFA Euro 2016:[5][6]

No. Position Player
1 GK Hannes Halldórsson
12 GK Ögmundur Kristinsson
13 GK Ingvar Jónsson
2 DF Birkir Sævarsson
3 DF Haukur Hauksson
4 DF Hjörtur Hermannsson
5 DF Sverrir Ingason
6 DF Ragnar Sigurðsson
14 DF Kári Árnason
19 DF Hörður Magnússon
23 DF Ari Skúlason
7 MF Jóhann Guðmundsson
8 MF Birkir Bjarnason
10 MF Gylfi Sigurðsson
16 MF Rúnar Sigurjónsson
17 MF Aron Gunnarsson Captain of the team
18 MF Theódór Bjarnason
20 MF Emil Hallfreðsson
21 MF Arnór Traustason
22 MF Eiður Guðjohnsen
9 FW Kolbeinn Sigþórsson
11 FW Alfreð Finnbogason
15 FW Jón Böðvarsson

Most appearances[change | change source]

As of 3 July 2016
Rank Name Career Caps Goals
1 Rúnar Kristinsson 1987–2004 104 3
2 Hermann Hreiðarsson 1996–2011 89 5
3 Eiður Guðjohnsen 1996– 88 26
4 Guðni Bergsson 1984–2003 80 1
5 Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson 1997–2009 74 4
Birkir Kristinsson 1988–2004 74 0
7 Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979–1997 73 14
8 Ólafur Þórðarson 1984–1996 72 5
9 Arnar Grétarsson 1991–2004 71 2
Árni Gautur Arason 1998–2010 71 0
11 Atli Eðvaldsson 1976–1991 70 8
12 Sævar Jónsson 1980–1992 69 1
13 Marteinn Geirsson 1971–1982 67 8
14 Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1990–2001 66 10
15 Sigurður Jónsson 1983–1999 65 3
Indriði Sigurðsson 2000–2014 65 2
17 Aron Gunnarsson 2008– 64 2
18 Helgi Sigurðsson 1993–2008 62 10
Birkir Már Sævarsson 2007– 62 1
20 Ragnar Sigurðsson 2007– 61 2

Top scorers[change | change source]

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is the current top scorer.
As of 3 July 2016
Rank Name Career Goals Caps GPG
1 Eiður Guðjohnsen 1996– 26 88 0.30
2 Kolbeinn Sigþórsson 2010– 22 44 0.50
3 Ríkharður Jónsson 1947–1965 17 33 0.52
4 Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson 2010– 14 44 0.32
Ríkharður Daðason 1991–2004 14 44 0.32
Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979–1997 14 73 0.19
7 Þórður Guðjónsson 1993–2004 13 58 0.22
8 Tryggvi Guðmundsson 1997–2008 12 42 0.29
Heiðar Helguson 1999–2011 12 55 0.22
10 Pétur Pétursson 1978–1990 11 41 0.27
Matthías Hallgrímsson 1968–1977 11 45 0.24
12 Helgi Sigurðsson 1993–2008 10 62 0.16
Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1990–2001 10 66 0.15
14 Þórður Þ. Þórðarson 1951–1958 9 16 0.56
Teitur Þórðarson 1972–1985 9 41 0.22
16 Guðmundur Steinsson 1980–1988 8 19 0.42
Alfreð Finnbogason 2010- 8 37 0.22
Sigurður Grétarsson 1980–1992 8 46 0.17
Marteinn Geirsson 1971–1982 8 67 0.12
Atli Eðvaldsson 1976–1991 8 70 0.11

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iceland 0-0 Croatia". BBC Sport. 2013-11-15. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  2. "FIFA World Cup Play-Off: Croatia v Iceland". FourFourTwo.com. 2013-11-17. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  3. "England 1−2 Iceland: Euro 2016 − as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  4. "France 5−2 Iceland: Euro 2016 quarter-final − as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  5. "2016 European Championship 23-man final squad lists for all 24 teams". ESPNFC. Retrieved 3 July 2016. 
  6. "A karla – Lokahópur fyrir EM 2016". KSÍ. 2016-05-09. Retrieved 2016-06-29.