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Thora Helgadóttir

Thora Helgadóttir

Previous clubs: Vellinge IF

Domestic honours: Norwegian Player of the Year (1), Swedish Women's National League (2)

Which player most inspired you and why? I started playing because of my sister, Asthildur Helgadóttir. She has inspired me and been my role model throughout my career.

Which coach most inspired you? I have been very lucky with coaches so the list is long but I'd say the first coach that selected me for the national team, Vanda Sigurgeirsdóttir.

What was the best advice they gave you? The most important thing was perhaps not advice, but that she took a big chance with me when I was very young because she believed in me. For that I am very grateful.

Toughest opponent? The German national team or, for individuals, Abby Wambach.

What are your memories of your first club as a child? Women's football was pretty young still in Iceland when I started playing but I still remember the club being run very in a very professional manner.  My first coach was a player on the A-team and she was role model for all of us.

What tip would you give a young player hoping to succeed? I think my most valuable lesson came when I was young and realised that the coach's critique was not personal but aimed at helping me get better.  So my advice would be take criticism as an opportunity to improve.

Last updated: 05/09/12 15.34CET

Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 20/06/2014 01:16 CET
19.05.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageIcelandIceland6-0BulgariaBulgaria9000
17.09.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageIcelandIceland3-1NorwayNorway9000
21.09.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageIcelandIceland0-0BelgiumBelgium9000
22.10.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageHungaryHungary0-1IcelandIceland9000
26.10.2011UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageNorthern IrelandNorthern Ireland0-2IcelandIceland9000
04.04.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageBelgiumBelgium1-0IcelandIceland9000
16.06.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageIcelandIceland3-0HungaryHungary9000
21.06.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageBulgariaBulgaria0-10IcelandIceland9000
15.09.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageIcelandIceland2-0Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland9000
19.09.2012UEFA Women's EUROQualifying group stageNorwayNorway2-1IcelandIceland9000
20.10.2012UEFA Women's EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentUkraineUkraine2-3IcelandIceland9000
25.10.2012UEFA Women's EUROPlay-off for Final TournamentIcelandIceland3-2UkraineUkraine9000
10.10.2013UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32LSKLSK1-3MalmöMalmö9000
16.10.2013UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 32MalmöMalmö5-0LSKLSK9000
31.10.2013Women's World CupQualifying roundSerbiaSerbia1-2IcelandIceland9000
09.11.2013UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 16MalmöMalmö1-2WolfsburgWolfsburg9000
13.11.2013UEFA Women's Champions LeagueRound of 16WolfsburgWolfsburg3-1MalmöMalmö9000
05.04.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundIsraelIsrael0-1IcelandIceland9000
08.05.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundSwitzerlandSwitzerland3-0IcelandIceland9000
15.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundDenmarkDenmark1-1IcelandIceland9000
19.06.2014Women's World CupQualifying roundIcelandIceland5-0MaltaMalta9000

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Thóra Helgadóttir
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/05/1981 (32)
  • Country: Iceland
  • Squad number: 1
  • Club: Malmö ( SWE)

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Women's Champions League 2013/14
    • FIFA Women's World Cup 2013/15

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Women's Champions League (First qualifying round)
    08/08/06: 1° Dezembro 0-4 Breidablik
  • National team: UEFA Women's EURO (Qualifying round)
    22/08/99: Ukraine 2-2 Iceland

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions

Iceland WOCO390
Iceland WU-1820

Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Women's Champions League
Last updated: 20/06/2014 01:16 CET
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