The Most Famous

SOCCER PLAYERS from Iceland

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This page contains a list of the greatest Icelander Soccer Players. The pantheon dataset contains 16,923 Soccer Players, 46 of which were born in Iceland. This makes Iceland the birth place of the 54th most number of Soccer Players behind Egypt and South Africa.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Icelander Soccer Players of all time. This list of famous Icelander Soccer Players is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Icelander Soccer Players.

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1. Eiður Guðjohnsen (1978 - )

With an HPI of 60.07, Eiður Guðjohnsen is the most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 50 different languages on wikipedia.

Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen (transliterated as Eidur Smari Gudjohnsen; born 15 September 1978) is an Icelandic professional football coach and former player who played as a forward. He is currently the assistant manager of the Iceland men's national team. Eiður saw his greatest success in England and Spain with Chelsea and Barcelona respectively, where he won the UEFA Champions League and La Liga with the latter and the League Cup and Premiership twice with the former. Along with two spells at Bolton Wanderers fourteen years apart, he also played in Iceland, the Netherlands, France, Greece, Belgium, China and Norway in a club career lasting 22 years. Eiður is the son of Arnór Guðjohnsen, who was also an Icelandic international footballer. He made his full international debut for Iceland as a substitute for his father in 1996, and is the nation's joint top scorer of all time with 26 international goals in 88 caps between 1996 and 2016. He was the captain of the Iceland national team until Ólafur Jóhannesson took over the role of manager. He was part of their squad that reached the quarter-finals of UEFA Euro 2016, their first major tournament.

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2. Ásgeir Sigurvinsson (1955 - )

With an HPI of 58.82, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson is the 2nd most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

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 Bundesliga totals of 211 games and 39 goals for two clubs, mainly Stuttgart.

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3. Arnór Guðjohnsen (1961 - )

With an HPI of 56.82, Arnór Guðjohnsen is the 3rd most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 19 different languages.

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 1986–87 season. He is the father of striker Eiður Guðjohnsen and the grandfather of striker Sveinn Aron Guðjohnsen. His younger son, also named Arnór, signed for Swansea City in July 2017, at the age of 16.

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4. Hannes Þór Halldórsson (1984 - )

With an HPI of 52.75, Hannes Þór Halldórsson is the 4th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  Her biography has been translated into 43 different languages.

Hannes Þór Halldórsson (born 27 April 1984) is an Icelandic professional footballer and filmmaker who plays as a goalkeeper for Icelandic club Valur and the Iceland national team.

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5. Birkir Bjarnason (1988 - )

With an HPI of 52.64, Birkir Bjarnason is the 5th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 44 different languages.

Birkir Bjarnason (born 27 May 1988) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for the Iceland national football team.

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6. Alfreð Finnbogason (1989 - )

With an HPI of 52.61, Alfreð Finnbogason is the 6th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 47 different languages.

Alfreð Finnbogason (born 1 February 1989) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club FC Augsburg and the Iceland national team. With Heerenveen, Alfreð was the Dutch Eredivisie's top scorer in the 2013–14 season with 29 goals, a tally topped only by Luis Suárez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Jonathan Soriano in Europe's top leagues that season.Alfreð made his debut for the Icelandic national team against the Faroe Islands in 2010. He has earned 61 caps to date, scoring 15 goals. He was part of their squad at UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup, where he became the first Icelander to score a goal in the FIFA World Cup.

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7. Heimir Hallgrímsson (1967 - )

With an HPI of 52.54, Heimir Hallgrímsson is the 7th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Heimir Hallgrímsson (born 10 June 1967) is an Icelandic former football player, coach and a dentist.

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8. Atli Eðvaldsson (1957 - 2019)

With an HPI of 52.19, Atli Eðvaldsson is the 8th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 15 different languages.

Atli Eðvaldsson (3 March 1957 – 2 September 2019) was an Icelandic footballer who played as a midfielder, widely regarded as one of the most influential players to come from Iceland. During his career, he won the Icelandic championship three times and the Icelandic Cup four times. After retiring from playing, he became a well-known manager. In 1999, he guided Knattspyrnufélag Reykjavíkur to its first championship in 31 years. Atli played 70 games for the Icelandic national team from 1976 to 1991. He later coached the national team from 1999 to 2003.

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9. Gylfi Sigurðsson (1989 - )

With an HPI of 52.19, Gylfi Sigurðsson is the 9th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 52 different languages.

Gylfi Þór Sigurðsson (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈcɪlvɪ ˈθouːr̥ ˈsɪːɣʏrðsɔn]; translated as Gylfi Thor Sigurdsson; born 8 September 1989) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Premier League club Everton and the Iceland national team. Gylfi began his professional career with Reading in the Championship and in 2010, was sold to 1899 Hoffenheim, which was Reading's biggest sale at the time. He was voted Player of the Season for two consecutive seasons: for Reading in 2009–10 and for Hoffenheim in 2010–11. After a season back in English football with Swansea City, he joined Tottenham Hotspur for a reported £8 million transfer fee. In 2014, he moved back to Swansea as part of an exchange for Ben Davies. In 2017 he transferred to Everton, where he remains. Gylfi made his senior international debut for Iceland in 2010 and has since earned over 70 caps. He represented Iceland at their first major tournament, UEFA Euro 2016, where his country reached the quarter-finals. He also played at his nation's first ever FIFA World Cup in 2018.

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10. Ragnar Sigurðsson (1986 - )

With an HPI of 51.79, Ragnar Sigurðsson is the 10th most famous Icelander Soccer Player.  His biography has been translated into 42 different languages.

Ragnar Sigurðsson (born 19 June 1986) is an Icelandic professional footballer who plays as centre back for Fylkir and the Iceland national team.

Pantheon has 46 people classified as soccer players born between 1955 and 1999. Of these 46, 45 (97.83%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living soccer players include Eiður Guðjohnsen, Ásgeir Sigurvinsson, and Arnór Guðjohnsen. The most famous deceased soccer players include Atli Eðvaldsson. As of October 2020, 8 new soccer players have been added to Pantheon including Atli Eðvaldsson, Sara Björk Gunnarsdóttir, and Haukur Heiðar Hauksson.

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