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The Iceland national football team is the national football team of Icelandmarker 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 Indiamarker.

Perhaps its most notable match was a friendly against Estonia on 24 April 1996 in Tallinnmarker. 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 Laugardalsvöllurmarker, 18 August 2004 with 20,204 fans in attendance, an Icelandic record.

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

























Current Squad

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

^ 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.

Notable results

Date Home Result Away
11 June 1977 Iceland 1–0 Northern Ireland
24 September 1980 Turkey 1–3 Iceland
9 September 1987 Iceland 2–1 Norway
17 July 1991 Iceland 5–1 Turkey
25 September 1991 Iceland 2–0 Spain
19 August 1998 Iceland 4–1 Latvia
5 September 1998 Iceland 1–1 France
14 October 1998 Iceland 1–0 Russia
1 September 2001 Iceland 3–1 Czech Republic
19 October 2003 Mexico 0–0 Iceland
18 August 2004 Iceland 2–0 Italy
17 August 2005 Iceland 4–1 South Africa
2 September 2006 Northern Ireland 0–3 Iceland
8 September 2007 Iceland 1–1 Spain
12 September 2007 Iceland 2–1 Northern Ireland
26 March 2008 Slovakia 1–2 Iceland
6 September 2008 Norway 2-2 Iceland
5 September 2009 Iceland 1-1 Norway


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.



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