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The All-time Best Soccer Players from Iceland, Ranked

Updated June 14, 2019 5.8k votes 542 voters 33.6k views203 items

List RulesThe 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 Guðjohnsen1
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    Eiður Guðjohnsen

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen (spelt Eidur Gudjohnsen in English sources; born 15 September 1978) is...  more

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  • Gylfi Sigurðsson2
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    58

    Gylfi Sigurðsson

    Winger, Midfielder

    BirthplaceHafnarfjörður, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈcɪlvɪ ˈθou:r̥ ˈsɪ:ɣʏrðsɔn]; transliterated...  more
  • Ragnar Sigurðsson3
    91
    28

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Ragnar Sigurðsson (born 19 June 1986) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as...  more
  • Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson4
    92
    29

    Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (born 27 October 1990) is an Icelandic professional footballer who...  more
  • Alfreð Finnbogason5

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Alfreð Finnbogason (born 1 February 1989) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a striker...  more
  • Aron Gunnarsson6
    105
    44

    Aron Gunnarsson

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceAkureyri, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Aron Einar Malmquist Gunnarsson (born 22 April 1989) is an Icelandic professional footballer...  more
  • Birkir Bjarnason7
    97
    42

    BirthplaceAkureyri, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Birkir Bjarnason (born 27 May 1988) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Hermann Hreiðarsson8

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Hermann Hreiðarsson (born 11 July 1974) is an Icelandic former footballer and football coach....  more
  • Ásgeir Sigurvinsson9
    84
    34

    BirthplaceVestmannaeyjar, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Ásgeir "Sigi" Sigurvinsson (born 8 May 1955 in Vestmannaeyjar) is an Icelandic retired...  more
  • Hannes Þór Halldórsson10
    107
    59

    Hannes Þór Halldórsson

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Hannes Þór Halldórsson is an Icelandic international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for...  more
  • Arnór Guðjohnsen11

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Arnór Guðjohnsen (born 30 April 1961) is an Icelandic former footballer who played as a...  more
  • Guðni Bergsson12
    52
    22

    Guðni Bergsson

    Defender

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Guðni Bergsson (born 21 July 1965 in Reykjavík), is an Icelandic former football player who...  more
  • Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir13
    51
    20

    Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir

    Forward

    BirthplaceVestmannaeyjar, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir (born 25 July 1986) is an Icelandic footballer who plays as a...  more
  • Kolbeinn Sigþórsson14

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Kolbeinn Sigþórsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈkʰɔlpei̯tn̥ ˈsɪxθou̯r̥sɔn]; born 14 March...  more
  • Hörður Björgvin Magnússon15
    46
    22

    Hörður Björgvin Magnússon

    Hörður Björgvin Magnússon is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays as a defender for...  more
  • Jon Dadi Bodvarsson16
    46
    26

    BirthplaceSelfoss, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Jón Daði Böðvarsson is an Icelandic footballer who currently plays for Viking FK as well as...  more
  • 17
    37
    17

    Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceIceland

    NationalityIceland

    Ólafur Þór Gunnarsson (born 25 October 1977) is a retired Icelandic footballer....  more
  • Rúnar Kristinsson18
    39
    20

    Rúnar Kristinsson

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Rúnar Kristinsson (born 5 September 1969) is an Icelandic former footballer who played for...  more
  • Eyjólfur Sverrisson19
    30
    13

    Eyjólfur Sverrisson

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceSauðárkrókur, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Eyjólfur Gjafar Sverrisson (born 3 August 1968) is an Icelandic former footballer and former...  more
  • Arnór Ingvi Traustason20
    Arnór Ingvi Traustason is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays for IFK Norrköping as...  more
  • Sigurður Jónsson21
    27
    11

    Sigurður Jónsson

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceAkranes, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Sigurður Jónsson may refer to: Sigurður Jónsson (alpine skier) (1959-1996), Icelandic...  more
  • 22
    Albert Sigurður Guðmundsson (5 October 1923 – 7 April 1994) was the first Icelandic...  more
  • 23
    31
    18

    Sævar Jónsson

    Defender

    BirthplaceIceland

    NationalityIceland

    Sævar Jónsson (born 22 July 1958) is an Icelandic former footballer, who played as a defender....  more
  • Grétar Steinsson24

    BirthplaceSiglufjörður, Iceland

    NationalityIceland

    Grétar Rafn Steinsson (born 9 January 1982 in Siglufjörður) is a retired Icelandic footballer...  more
  • Kári Árnason25
    43
    35

    Kári Árnason

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGothenburg, Sweden

    NationalityIceland

    Kári Árnason (born 13 October 1982) is an Icelandic footballer who plays for Icelandic club...  more