Soccer Players The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked  

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List Rules The best soccer players from Iceland or played on the Iceland national team.

For many soccer fans from around the world, the Euro 2016 championship served as an introduction to the best soccer players from Iceland. It was only in 2016 that they made it into the UEFA Euro tournament—eventually reaching the quarter-finals stage. But being a new phenomenon, people are wondering who are the best players on the Iceland national team, or of all time for that matter. See what other soccer fans from around the world think in the ranking of Icelandic players below.

If you’re looking for a specific player to see where they rank amongst others, use the search box on the top of the list. Otherwise, be sure to vote your favorite Icelandic footballers up to the top and add any that are missing. In terms of goals, Eiður Guðjohnsen and Kolbeinn Sigþórsson are undisputed the top scorers. But at the same time, are they truly amongst the all-time best?

In terms of caps, the most capped player for Iceland is Rúnar Kristinsson. However, with only three career goals, he probably doesn’t qualify as best.Some of these players aren’t just the best from Iceland, but also rank among the best soccer players ever, and you’ll see both retired players and new players on this list. One new player to watch out for in the coming years is Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, who made his debut in 2010. So while he isn’t a veteran like Eiður Guðjohnsen, he has many more years left in him.

So if you’ve ever wondered who are the best Icelandic footballers currently playing or who is the greatest Icelandic soccer player of all time, this list has you covered. If you're a football lover then you can use this list of popular Icelandic soccer players to discover some new Icelandic talent that you might really enjoy watching in regular association football.

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Eiður Guðjohnsen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Eiður Guðjohnsen Forward, Midfielder Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for English club Bolton Wanderers as a forward or attacking midfielder. He has previously played for ...more

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Gylfi Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Gylfi Sigurðsson Winger, Midfielder Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays for Swansea City as a midfielder. He is a specialist on set-pieces and possesses great long-range shooting ...more

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Hannes Þór Halldórsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Hannes Þór Halldórsson Goalkeeper Hannes Þór Halldórsson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf.

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Aron Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Aron Gunnarsson Defender, Midfielder Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for Welsh club Cardiff City. He can play either at right back or in central midfield. Aron has played club ...more

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Birkir Bjarnason is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Birkir Bjarnason Midfielder Birkir Bjarnason is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Italian Serie B club Pescara.

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Ragnar Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ragnar Sigurðsson Defender Ragnar Sigurðsson is an Icelandic professional footballer. Ragnar plays as centre back for FC Krasnodar in the Russian Premier League. He also plays for the Iceland national team.

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Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson Forward, Midfielder Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is an Icelandic football winger, who currently plays for Charlton Athletic in the Football League Championship.

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Ásgeir Sigurvinsson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ásgeir Sigurvinsson Midfielder Ásgeir "Sigi" Sigurvinsson is an Icelandic football coach and a former player. The attacking midfielder was one of the first, and certainly one of the most celebrated, Icelandic ...more

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Alfreð Finnbogason is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Alfreð Finnbogason Forward Alfreð Finnbogason is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Sociedad as a striker. He was the Eredivisie top scorer in the 2013-14 season with 29 goals, a tally topped only ...more

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Hörður Björgvin Magnússon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Hörður Björgvin Magnússon Hörður Björgvin Magnússon is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays as a defender for A.C. Cesena in the Italian Serie A on loan from three-time defending Serie A

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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson Midfielder Jón Daði Böðvarsson is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays for Viking FK as well as the Iceland national football team as a right winger.

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Hermann Hreiðarsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Hermann Hreiðarsson Defender Hermann Hreiðarsson is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a left back for Icelandic club Fylkir. He spent 15 seasons in England, gaining a total of 315 appearances in the English Premier ...more

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Guðni Bergsson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Guðni Bergsson Defender Guðni Bergsson, is an Icelandic former football player who played for Bolton Wanderers.

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Birkir Már Sævarsson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Birkir Már Sævarsson Defender, Midfielder Birkir Már Sævarsson is an Icelandic footballer who is currently playing for Hammarby in Sweden. He signed for Hammarby 2 December 2014, after 6 years in the Norwegian club SK ...more

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Kolbeinn Sigþórsson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Kolbeinn Sigþórsson Forward Kolbeinn Sigþórsson is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays as a striker for Eredivisie club Ajax and the Icelandic national team. Before being signed by Ajax for a fee of ...more

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Arnór Ingvi Traustason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Arnór Ingvi Traustason Arnór Ingvi Traustason is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for IFK Norrköping as a midfielder. He represented Iceland U21 in the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football ...more

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Arnór Guðjohnsen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Arnór Guðjohnsen Forward Arnór Guðjohnsen is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker. He is most famous for his seven-year stint with Belgian club Anderlecht and was the top scorer in the ...more

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Kári Árnason is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Kári Árnason Defender, Midfielder Kári Árnason is a professional footballer who plays for Rotherham United. He has also played for Víkingur, Djurgården, AGF Aarhus, Esbjerg fB, Plymouth Argyle and ...more

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Rúnar Kristinsson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Rúnar Kristinsson Midfielder Rúnar Kristinsson is an Icelandic former footballer who played for Lokeren, Lillestrøm SK, Örgryte IS and KR Reykjavík. He's currently the manager of

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Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir Forward Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for Kristianstads DFF of the Swedish Damallsvenskan. She is the all-time top goalscorer of ...more

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Eyjólfur Sverrisson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Eyjólfur Sverrisson Defender, Midfielder Eyjólfur Gjafar Sverrisson is an Icelandic former footballer and former coach of the Iceland national football team. He is the father of Hólmar Örn Eyjólfsson, who

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Ari Freyr Skúlason is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ari Freyr Skúlason Midfielder Ari Freyr Skúlason is an Icelandic international football player who plays for OB in Denmark after having previously played at senior level in Iceland and Sweden, having also been a youth ...more

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Pétur Pétursson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Pétur Pétursson Forward Guðlaugur Pétur Pétursson is a retired Icelandic footballer who was active as a forward. He is the assistant manager of KR.

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Grétar Steinsson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Grétar Steinsson Defender Grétar Rafn Steinsson is a retired Icelandic footballer who is now employed as technical director at Fleetwood Town in England.

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Sigurður Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Sigurður Jónsson Midfielder Sigurður Jónsson, also known as Siggi Jónsson, is a retired Icelandic footballer and former coach of Swedish club Djurgårdens IF. In 2008, he featured in a 10-man ...more

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Brynjar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Brynjar Gunnarsson Midfielder Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson is an Icelandic former footballer who last played for KR as a midfielder. Brynjar had previously played for Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, Watford and Reading in ...more

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Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson Forward, Midfielder Björn Bergmann Sigurðarson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a forward for Danish Superliga side F.C. Copenhagen on loan from Wolves. Sigurðarson began his ...more

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Joey Guðjónsson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Joey Guðjónsson Midfielder Jóhannes "Joey" Karl Guðjónsson commonly known as Joey Guðjónsson is an Icelandic professional footballer who currently plays for Fylkir. He plays as a ...more

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Albert Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Albert Guðmundsson Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson was the first Icelandic professional football player and played for, amongst others, Rangers, Arsenal, FC Nancy and AC Milan. After retiring from his sporting ...more

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Stefán Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Stefán Þórðarson Forward Stefán Þór Þórðarson is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker for ÍA Akranes, Östers IF SK Brann, Kongsvinger IL, KFC Uerdingen, ...more

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Ólafur Stefánsson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ólafur Stefánsson Ólafur Indriði Stefánsson is an Icelandic handball player who, for many years was the captain of the Iceland national handball but announced his international retirement after ...more

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Rúrik Gíslason is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Rúrik Gíslason Midfielder Rúrik Gíslason is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a midfielder for Danish Superliga side F.C. Copenhagen. Rúrik signed for Charlton Athletic at the end of August 2005, ...more

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Arnór Smárason is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Arnór Smárason Forward, Midfielder Arnór Smárason is an Icelandic footballer who primarily plays as secondary striker for FC Torpedo Moscow on loan from Allsvenskan side Helsingborgs IF, though he can also play as a

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Ögmundur Kristinsson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ögmundur Kristinsson Goalkeeper Ögmundur Kristinsson is an Icelandic football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Randers.

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Guðmann Þórisson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Guðmann Þórisson Guðmann Þórisson is an Icelandic football player who currently plays for Úrvalsdeild side FH. He started his career with Breiðablik, making his senior debut at the ...more

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Heimir Einarsson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Heimir Einarsson Heimir Einarsson is a retired Icelandic football player who played for Icelandic football club ÍA.

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Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Rúnar Már Sigurjónsson Midfielder Rúnar Sigurjónsson is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a midfielder for Valur Football Club.

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Ríkharður Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ríkharður Jónsson Ríkharður Jónsson is an Icelandic former footballer. He made his debut for the Icelandic national team in 1947, and got 33 caps and 17 goals until 1965. This made him top ...more

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Kristinn Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Kristinn Jónsson Kristinn Jónsson is an Icelandic football player, currently playing for Swedish football club IF Brommapojkarna on loan from Icelandic club Breiðablik. He won the Icelandic Cup with ...more

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Ívar Ingimarsson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ívar Ingimarsson Defender Ívar Ingimarsson, is an Icelandic former professional footballer. He began his career in Iceland with Valur and ÍBV before moving to England where, after an initial loan spell with ...more

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Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir Midfielder Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Swedish Damallsvenskan club FC Rosengård. Sara Björk is part of Iceland's national team and represented ...more

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Aron Jóhannsson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Aron Jóhannsson Forward, Midfielder Aron Jóhannsson is an American international soccer player, who plays as a striker for AZ in Netherlands Eredivisie.

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Arnar Gunnlaugsson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Arnar Gunnlaugsson Winger, Forward Arnar Bergmann Gunnlaugsson is an Icelandic former professional footballer. His position is forward. His twin brother is Bjarki Gunnlaugsson.

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Marel Baldvinsson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Marel Baldvinsson Forward Marel Jóhann Baldvinsson is an Icelandic football forward who last played for Stjarnan.

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Kristján Örn Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Kristján Örn Sigurðsson Defender Kristján Örn Sigurðsson is an Icelandic retired footballer. He last played for Hønefoss.

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Lárus Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Lárus Sigurðsson Defender Lárus Orri Sigurðsson, known in English as Larus Sigurdsson, is an Icelandic former professional footballer, who played most notably for Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion in ...more

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Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Gunnleifur Gunnleifsson Goalkeeper Gunnleifur Vignir Gunnleifsson is an Icelandic football goalkeeper, who currently plays for Breiðablik, having spent most of his career with Breiðablik's Kópavogur rivals HK.

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Gunnar Már Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Gunnar Már Guðmundsson Gunnar Már Guðmundsson is an Icelandic footballer, currently playing for ÍBV.

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Sævar Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Sævar Jónsson Defender Sævar Jónsson is an Icelandic former footballer, who played as a defender.

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Ólafur Þórðarson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Ólafur Þórðarson Midfielder Ólafur Þórðarson is an Icelandic former footballer, who played as a midfielder. He is currently manager of Knattspyrnufélagið Víkingur. He is the ...more