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The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked 

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Updated June 14, 2019 4.4k votes 500 voters 32.1k views 203 items

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 and Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen (spelt Eidur Gudjohnsen in English sources; born 15 September 1978) is an Icelandic former professional footballer who played as a forward. He is currently ...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 and Midfielder from Hafnarfjörður, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈcɪlvɪ ˈθou:r̥ ˈsɪ:ɣʏrðsɔn]; transliterated as Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson; born 8 September 1989) is an Icelandic professional ...more
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Aron Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Defender and Midfielder from Akureyri, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson (born 22 April 1989) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for Qatari club Al-Arabi and captains the Icelandic national team. He can play either as a ...more
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Birkir Bjarnason is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder from Akureyri, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Birkir Bjarnason (born 27 May 1988) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for the Iceland national football team and is currently a free agent having most ...more
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Jóhann Berg Gu&et... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Forward and Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (born 27 October 1990) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a winger for Premier League club Burnley and the Iceland national team. ...more
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Hannes Þór ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Hannes Þór Halldórsson Goalkeeper from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Hannes Þór Halldórsson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Norwegian club Sandnes Ulf.
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Ragnar Sigurðsson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Defender from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ragnar Sigurðsson (born 19 June 1986) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as centre back for Rostov and the Icelandic national team.
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Alfreð Finnbogason ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Forward from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Alfreð Finnbogason (born 1 February 1989) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for German club FC Augsburg and the Iceland national team. With Heerenveen, Alfreð was the ...more
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Ásgeir Sigurvinss... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder from Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ásgeir "Sigi" Sigurvinsson (born 8 May 1955 in Vestmannaeyjar) is an Icelandic retired football attacking midfielder and coach. He spent most of his career in Germany, amassing ...more
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Hermann Hreiðarsson ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Defender from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Hermann Hreiðarsson (born 11 July 1974) is an Icelandic former footballer and football coach. He played as a defender and spent 15 seasons in England, gaining a total of 315 appearances in ...more
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Arnór Guðjohn... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Forward from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a striker. He spent seven years with Belgian club Anderlecht and was the top scorer in the ...more
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Guðni Bergsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Guðni Bergsson Defender from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðni Bergsson (born 21 July 1965 in Reykjavík), is an Icelandic former football player who played for Bolton Wanderers and the current president of the Icelandic Football
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Kolbeinn Sigþ&oacu... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Forward from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkʰɔlpei̯tn̥ ˈsɪxθou̯r̥sɔn]; born 14 March 1990) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a striker for Swedish club AIK ...more
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Margrét Lá... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir Forward from Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (born 25 July 1986) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker for Valur of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild. She is the all-time top ...more
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Kári Árnas... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Defender and Midfielder from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nationality: Iceland

Kári Árnason (born 13 October 1982) is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Icelandic club Víkingur and the Iceland national team. He has previously played for ...more
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Jon Dadi Bodvarsson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder from Selfoss, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

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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Hörður Bjö... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Hörður Björgvin Magnússon

Nationality: Iceland

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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Rúnar Kristinsson... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Rúnar Kristinsson Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Rúnar Kristinsson (born 5 September 1969) is an Icelandic former footballer who played for Lokeren, Lillestrøm SK, Örgryte IS and KR Reykjavík. He is the current ...more
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Birkir Már S&aeli... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Birkir Már Sævarsson Defender and Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Birkir Már Sævarsson (born 11 November 1984) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a defender for Valur.
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Arnór Ingvi Traus... 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
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Pétur Pétu... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Pétur Pétursson Forward from Akranes, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Guðlaugur Pétur Pétursson (born 27 June 1959 in Akranes) is a retired Icelandic footballer who was active as a forward.
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Eyjólfur Sverriss... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Eyjólfur Sverrisson Defender and Midfielder from Sauðárkrókur, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Eyjólfur Gjafar Sverrisson (born 3 August 1968) is an Icelandic former footballer and former coach of the Iceland national football team. He is the father of Hólmar Örn ...more
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Sigurður Jóns... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Sigurður Jónsson Midfielder from Akranes, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Sigurður Jónsson may refer to: Sigurður Jónsson (alpine skier) (1959-1996), Icelandic skier Sigurður Jónsson (footballer) (born 1966), Icelandic footballer and ...more
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Ari Freyr Skúlaso... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Ari Freyr Skúlason (born 14 May 1987) is an Icelandic international footballer who plays for KV Oostende in Belgium. He previously played at senior level in Iceland and Sweden, and was ...more
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Brynjar Gunnarsson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked
Midfielder from Reykjavik, Iceland

Nationality: Iceland

Brynjar Björn Gunnarsson (born 16 October 1975) is an Icelandic former footballer who last played for KR as a midfielder. Brynjar had previously played for Nottingham Forest, Stoke City, ...more