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Iceland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Strákarnir okkar
Association Knattspyrnusamband Íslands
Confederation UEFA (Europe)
Head coach Iceland Ólafur Jóhannesson
Asst coach Iceland Pétur Pétursson
Captain Hermann Hreiðarsson
Most caps Rúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorer Eiður Guðjohnsen (24)
Home stadium Laugardalsvöllur (Reykjavík)
FIFA code ISL
FIFA ranking 92
Highest FIFA ranking 37 (September 1994)
Lowest FIFA ranking 117 (August 2007)
Elo ranking 92
Highest Elo ranking 43 (26 september 1994)
Lowest Elo ranking 139 (19 february 2008)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
 Faroe Islands 0 – 1 Iceland Iceland
(Faroe Islands; 29 July 1930)
Biggest win
IcelandIceland 9 – 0 Faroe Islands 
(Keflavík, Iceland; 10 July 1985)
Biggest defeat
 Denmark 14 – 2 Iceland Iceland
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 23 August 1967)
A friendly match between Iceland and Slovakia, at the Laugardalsvöllur in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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

For the Euro 2004, 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 both Germany and Scotland had a game in hand to them and both used them to their maximum potential, with Scotland beating Lithuania and Germany beat Scotland in Germany's penultimate game. Iceland failed to grind a result in their final game against Germany, and Scotland pipped them to a play-off place. Iceland have failed to match this since, finishing on just 4 points for the 2006 World Cup qualifiers and 8 points from their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.

Iceland were knocked out in the quarter finals of the 2001 Millennium Super Cup to a Chilean Football League XI, this was following a 3-0 victory over hosts India.

Perhaps its 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. Another landmark for Icelandic football was the 2–0 upset victory over Italy in a friendly at Laugardalsvöllur, 18 August 2004[1] with 20,204 fans in attendance, an Icelandic record.[2]

Contents

World Cup record

  • 1930 to 1950 – Did not enter
  • 1954 – Entry not accepted by FIFA
  • 1958 – Did not qualify
  • 1962 to 1970 – Did not enter
  • 1974 to 2010 – Did not qualify

European Championship record

  • 1960 – Did not enter
  • 1964 – Did not qualify
  • 1968 – Did not enter
  • 1972 – Did not enter
  • 1976 to 2008 – Did not qualify

2010 FIFA World Cup qualification

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 8 8 0 0 17 2 +15 24
 Norway 8 2 4 2 9 7 +2 10
 Scotland 8 3 1 4 6 11 −5 10
 Macedonia 8 2 1 5 5 11 −6 7
 Iceland 8 1 2 5 7 13 −6 5
  Iceland Republic of Macedonia Netherlands Norway Scotland
Iceland  1 – 0 1 – 2 1 – 1 1 – 2
Macedonia  2 – 0 1 – 2 0 – 0 1 – 0
Netherlands  2 – 0 4 – 0 2 – 0 3 – 0
Norway  2 – 2 2 – 1 0 – 1 4 – 0
Scotland  2 – 1 2 – 0 0 – 1 0 – 0

Current Squad

Called up for the friendly against South Africa on 14 October 2009

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Árni Gautur Arason 7 May 1975 (1975-05-07) (age 34) 66 0 Norway Odd Grenland
GK Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson 14 June 1975 (1975-06-14) (age 34) 10 0 Iceland FH
DF Grétar Steinsson 9 January 1982 (1982-01-09) (age 28) 32 4 England Bolton Wanderers
DF Ragnar Sigurðsson 19 June 1986 (1986-06-19) (age 23) 11 0 Sweden IFK Göteborg
MF Stefán Gíslason ^ 15 March 1980 (1980-03-15) (age 29) 27 0 Denmark Brøndby
MF Emil Hallfreðsson 29 June 1984 (1984-06-29) (age 25) 24 1 England Barnsley
FW Eiður Guðjohnsen 15 September 1978 (1978-09-15) (age 31) 60 24 France Monaco
FW Heiðar Helguson 22 August 1977 (1977-08-22) (age 32) 43 8 England Watford
MF Arnar Smárason 7 September 1988 (1988-09-07) (age 21) 5 1 Netherlands Heerenveen
FW Garðar Jóhannsson 1 April 1980 (1980-04-01) (age 29) 1 0 Norway Fredrikstad

^ Misses game vs Macedonia through suspension

Recent call-ups

The following players have all recently been called up to the Iceland squad. Bracket shows last call-up time.

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
MF Davíð Þór Viðarsson 24 April 1984 (1984-04-24) (age 25) 6 0 Iceland FH
FW Guðmundur Steinarsson 20 September 1979 (1979-09-20) (age 30) 3 0 Keflavik

Most capped Icelandic players

As of 7 June 2009, the ten players with the most caps for Iceland are:

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 Rúnar Kristinsson 1987-2004 104 3
2 Hermann Hreiðarsson* 1996- 85 5
3 Guðni Bergsson 1984-2003 80 1
4 Birkir Kristinsson 1988-2004 74 0
5 Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979-1997 73 14
6 Ólafur Þórðarson 1984-1996 72 5
7 Arnar Grétarsson* 1991-2004 71 2
8 Atli Eðvaldsson 1976-1991 70 9
9 Sævar Jónsson 1980-1992 69 1
= Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson* 1997- 69 4
* denotes a player still playing or available for selection.

Top Icelandic goalscorers

As of 5 September 2009, List of leading goalscorers for the Icelandic national football team:

# Name Career Goals Caps
1 Eiður Guðjohnsen* 1996- 24 59
2 Ríkharður Jónsson 1947-65 17 33
3 Ríkharður Daðason 1991-2003 14 44
= Arnór Guðjohnsen 1979-97 14 73
5 Þórður Guðjónsson* 1993-2004 13 58
6 Tryggvi Guðmundsson* 1997- 12 42
7 Pétur Pétursson 1978-90 11 41
= Matthías Hallgrímsson 1968-77 11 45
9 Helgi Sigurðsson* 1993- 10 63
= Eyjólfur Sverrisson 1990-2001 10 66

the * denotes a player still playing or available for selection.

National coaches

The first four national coaches (1946-9) only managed the team for a single game.

References

External links


Simple English

Iceland
Association Football Association of Iceland
Confederation UEFA
Coach Ólafur Jóhannesson
Most caps Rúnar Kristinsson (104)
Top scorer Eiður Guðjohnsen (23)
World Cup
Appearances 0

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

Most appearances

PosPlayerAppsGoalsCareer
1Rúnar Kristinsson10431987-2004
2Guðni Bergsson8011984-2003
3Hermann Hreiðarsson7751996-present
4Birkir Kristinsson7401988-2004
5Arnór Guðjohnsen73141979-1997
6Ólafur Þórðarson7251984-1996
7Arnar Grétarsson7121991-2004
8Atli Eðvaldsson7091976-1991
9Sævar Jónsson6911980-1992
10Marteinn Geirsson6781971-1982

Top scorers

PosPlayerGoalsAppsCareer
1Eiður Guðjohnsen23531996-present
2Ríkharður Jónsson17331947-1965
3Arnór Guðjohnsen14731979-1997
3Ríkharður Daðason14441991-2003
5Þórður Guðjónsson13581993-2004
6Matthías Hallgrímsson11451968-1977
6Pétur Pétursson11411978-1990
8Eyjólfur Sverrisson10661990-2001
8Helgi Sigurðsson10561993-2003
8Jóhann Ingi Guðjónsson10371997-present








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