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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
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
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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Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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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Aron Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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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Hannes Þór Halldórsson is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Birkir Bjarnason is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder
Birkir Bjarnason is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Italian Serie B club Pescara.
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Alfreð Finnbogason is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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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Ragnar Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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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Ásgeir Sigurvinsson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
10
Hermann Hreiðarsson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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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Kolbeinn Sigþórsson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
12
Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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.
13
Hörður Björgvin Magnússon is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Arnór Guðjohnsen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
15
Guðni Bergsson is listed (or ranked) 15 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.
16
Kári Árnason is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
17
Birkir Már Sævarsson is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Rúnar Kristinsson is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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
20
Arnór Ingvi Traustason is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
21
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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Pétur Pétursson is listed (or ranked) 22 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.
23
Sigurður Jónsson is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
Ari Freyr Skúlason is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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
25
Albert Guðmundsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
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