Lars Lagerbäck

  • Date of birth : 16/07/1948
  • Position : Coach
  • Country : Sweden Sweden
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Lars Lagerbäck/Heimir Hallgrímsson

In charge since October 2011.
Lars Lagerbäck/Heimir Hallgrímsson
Iceland coaches Lars Lagerbäck and Heimir Hallgrímsson ©Getty Images for UEFA

Lars Lagerbäck/Heimir Hallgrímsson

In charge since October 2011.

Date of birth:
16 July 1948
Nationality: Swedish
Playing career: Alby FF, Gimonäs CK
Coaching career: Kilafors IF, Arbrå BK, Hudiksvalls ABK, Sweden (youth sides), Sweden, Nigeria, Iceland

• A lower-league player, Lagerbäck began his coaching career in 1977 with Kilafors, joining the Swedish Football Association (SvFF) as a youth coach after spells with two other modest club sides Arbrå and Hudiksvall.

• Coached the national Under-21 and B teams until Tommy Söderberg took him on as his assistant with the senior national squad in 1998.

• Söderberg and Lagerbäck managed Sweden in tandem from 2000, reaching UEFA EURO 2000, the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2004; following Söderberg's departure, Lagerbäck took the troops to the 2006 World Cup and UEFA EURO 2008 single-handed.

• Stepped down after failing to lead Sweden to the 2010 World Cup finals, but ended up travelling to that tournament as coach of Nigeria.

• Appointed Iceland boss in October 2011, he steered the side to the 2014 World Cup play-offs where they lost to Croatia. Agreed a new contract that would mean he hands over the reins to assistant Heimir Hallgrímsson at the end of the UEFA EURO 2016 campaign – and promptly guided Iceland to their first ever major tournament.

Date of birth: 10 June 1967
Nationality: Icelandic

• Formerly Lagerbäck's assistant, Hallgrímsson was promoted to the joint coaching role following the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Hallgrímsson, who coached ÍBV Vestmannaeyjar between 2006 and 2011, will take sole charge after Iceland's UEFA EURO 2016 campaign.

Last updated: 18/02/16 20.30CET

General info

  • Name: Lars Lagerbäck
  • Date of birth: 16/07/1948
  • Country: Sweden
  • Team: Iceland ( ISL)

  • Current campaign
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2014/16
  • Friendlies 2014/16

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • National team: Under-17 (Final tournament - Group stage)
    08/05/91: Bulgaria 0-1 Sweden

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

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Last updated: 04/07/2016 01:06 CET