Thóra Helgadóttir

  • Date of birth : 05/05/1981
  • Position : Goalkeeper
  • Country : Iceland Iceland
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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

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year

General info

  • Name: Thóra Helgadóttir
  • Position: Goalkeeper
  • Date of birth (Age): 05/05/1981 (33)
  • Country: Iceland
  • Club: Rosengård ( SWE)

  • Currently playing:
    • 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: 18/09/2014 01:07 CET